Crunchy Hippie Life

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DIY Coffee Grounds Facial Scrub

Thanks for sharing! 8 I think it’s safe to say that my love of coffee comes slightly under my love of my husband.  And that it’s a much bigger deal to me to not be able to go get my $12 bag of organic, fair-trade, locally roasted whole bean coffee every few weeks than it really should be. So when I realized that cutting the budget meant cutting my specialty coffee (we could save $5 a month and go to no coffee at all, but really – who wants that?), I started saving my  ...

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Family Life

Introducing….Mr Crunchy!

Thanks for sharing! 8A recap of the last three months of my life: -November 2: Got engaged! -November 4: started new job -November 17: set wedding date for…FIVE WEEKS FROM THEN! -November 26: move into new apartment -December 21: get married -January 6: Choose entirely new path for our lives and follow our dreams (more on this in a future post!). Add in Christmas, New Years, and getting used to living with a man and it’s been a pretty wild winter. And now, without further adieu, I  ...

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Healthy Food

How to Make Continuous Brew Kombucha at Home

Thanks for sharing! 8 In Liz Wolfe’s book, Skintervention, she suggests eating something fermented every day to improve gut health.  So, in keeping with her “improve gut health and you will improve skin health” philosophy, I have braved the world of fermentables. Why would you eat moldy foods? First off, no, I do not eat moldy foods.  There is a difference between “moldy” and “fermented”.  And thank goodness there are more options than just pickles  ...

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Healthy Food

7 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Food on a Small Budget

Thanks for sharing! 8 Has anyone ever told you “it’s too expensive to eat well, you can’t find healthy food to eat on a budget?” I’m here to tell you something big: that’s a myth. It is possible – if not easy – to find (and create!) cheap healthy food to eat on a budget. When I first moved out on my own, my food budget was $27 every two weeks.  This did not include money for milk and eggs purchased from a farmer, but did include everything  ...

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