Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I won an awesome free soap at a giveaway over at Allyson's site My Wild and Crazy Life.  The pictures here don't do the products justice.  Please excuse the horrible cell phone pictures.  I really need to get a camera!

The soap, hand lotion, and candle are all made by Holly Benton over at The Bougie Bourgeoisie .  Her stuff is FANTASTIC!

Thanks Allyson and Holly!  I love love love my winnings!  They are absolutely awesome! :)

Peace and Love!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Teach Your Children Well

Teach your children well.
Beg them to be kind.
They'll be running shit,
When you're old, deaf, dumb, and blind.
It won't be long at all.
No, it won't be long at all.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Are you ever just so damn glad it's Friday?  This week has felt absolutely mind bogglingly (yes, it's totally a word) long.  As I was finishing the first sentence, my best friend Susy just texted me that she was glad it was Friday.  Good to know it's not just me.  Tomorrow me other bestie, Becca, and I are off to watch Paranormal Activity 3.  YAY!  Sunday is picking pumpkins at Boxx Berry Farms and costumes at good old Value Village.  

Do you have your decorations up?   When are you getting your pumpkins?  Costumes?  

What are you doing for Halloween or Samhain?  Anything, nothing, something?

Have a good weekend all and start thinking spooky!
Peace and Love!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Complicated

No it's not.  It just isn't complicated.  You either are or are not.  I am so tired of this bullshit politically correct crap.  Man (or woman) up and be fucking honest with yourself.

In case you haven't figured it out yet, I'm talking about Facebook and relationship statuses.  Did you know that FB gives you 10 other options besides "It's complicated"?  I was astounded.  You have 10 options that describe just about every kind of place you can be in a relationship and you pick "It's complicated".  Still married but not living together?  It's called "Separated".  Are you living with someone and you're committed to each other but not married?  Hey!  Look! "In a domestic partnership".  Hell, they even have an option for "In an open relationship", which I think rocks out loud.
All right, they don't cover a few things.  Married but cheating?  Hmmm...  If you're doing it on FB you're probably not that bright anyway so why do you need an option?  (I'm not judging you if you're cheating, I'm just saying, if you're doing it on FB you won't be cheating long.  You'll be able to choose single, separated, or divorced soon.)

If you are in a relationship with a Yeti, I think you get to choose "It's complicated".  Yep, Yeti's are in now I hear.  I'm just going to assume if I see "It's complicated", that there is some big foot hairy love going on. 

I get it!  Life is fucking complicated.  Unless you live in a vacuum, it's complicated.  Very few things are straight forward but that's just the way it is.
Don't ask me why it bothers me but for some reason, it put a bug up my ass today.  I don't pretend to understand why something makes me happy or pisses me off, but hey, maybe it's just complicated. 

Saturday, October 15, 2011


For the last 2 1/2 years, Saturday has meant school work.  I start out making sure I have everything done and then inevitably realize that I did not do enough during the week.  Then, I panic and think "How on earth am I going to get all of this done?  I don't want to ignore my kid, I'm a bad mom".  Next, I realize that Saturday is Dave's day off.  "Dave, It's Saturday and I have homework.  You need to spend the day with Kimmie.  It's your only real time with her so find something to do with her that doesn't involve sitting 50 feet away from me doing homework and watching TV or arguing".  For the next 3 to 9 hours, I grump at everyone in that 50 foot range (please remember that in Step 3, I have asked them to find something to do outside of that range) and feel like the world is going to end if I don't finish whatever it is that I have to do.  Step 5 usually involves a cigarette and wondering why I don't drink more.  Step 6 is finishing all my work and feeling massively accomplished, while still feeling guilt about waiting until Saturday.  Step 7?  Vow to do more during the week.  

The next 12 Saturdays are going to be strange until I start school again.  I'll learn to adjust.  It's a rough job, but somebody has to take a break from school.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Congratulations Chris M!

Entry #7, Chris M. was the winner of the $5 Amazon.com Gift Card!
Congratulations and let us know what you use it for if you want Chris!
We'll be doing another giveaway in a few weeks!

Friday, October 7, 2011


This is the wind turbine that started it all!
Today is the first anniversary of Happy Hippie Heart!
This year has brought us love and joy, heartache and pain, but most of all Peace.  
We are better people for taking time every day to find what makes us happy.
Happy Anniversary HHH!
Please take time every day to love your life!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Peeve

Most people look at a cow and they think "Hamburgers, Steaks, and Jackets, Oh My"!  I look at a cow and think "Awww...s/he is so cute!".  This is something I've become used to.  I used to think of cows in terms of food and clothing as well.  I try not to judge people because I don't want people judging me.  

I read this blog that I've enjoyed in the past despite the Go God message and the meat filled recipes.  I just ignore those.  It works for me.  Today she was posting all about the animal rights groups she supports like the Humane Society, ASPCA, and the Animal Rescue Site; there were more but you get my drift.  She "loves" animals.  She was very proud of herself and her "bleeding heart liberal" attitude.  Her words, not mine.  One could go so far as to say she was self-righteous about the whole thing.  It kind of pissed me off to be honest with you.  
Guess what!  
Ground beef and steak come from a cow.  Cow=animal.
Chicken products all come from chicken.  Chicken=animal.
Pork steak, sausage, bacon, pork chops all comes from pigs.  Pigs=animal.
Shall I go on?  Just because the "norm" isn't domesticating cows, chickens, pigs, ducks, geese, pheasant, and all those other animals that don't cavort in your front yard, doesn't mean that they aren't animals.

If you eat meat, that's your choice.  I'm not going to give you the lecture about environmental destruction due to factory farming, the cruelty that is perpetrated on these animals, or the health issues that arise from eating meat.  You're a big boy/girl and you can make that decision for yourself.  But let's be honest here.  If you eat meat, can you really say that you are an animal lover?  Perhaps you are a domesticated animal lover, or merely a dog and a cat lover, or even a ferret lover; but here's some news: You are not an animal lover.  You are a selective animal lover.  
Resume your normal life.  Thanks for letting me bitch.
Be sure to check out my first giveaway  here!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Local Food In Action Photo Contest

These are one of my best friend's kids!  
Cute, aren't they?
They are eating local, fabulous Mallard's ice cream that is sooooo
Please vote for them by going here and clicking like on their picture!
Then, please share it with all your friends!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My First Giveaway!

You can win $5 for Amazon.com towards your holiday shopping. I hate to be the one to tell you that it's on the way, but there it is!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Becca!

Today is the day we celebrate the birth of Becca.
First of all, it's super hard to find pictures of the woman who takes all the pictures so this collage took me a while. :)
There is no way to explain Becca.  She is funny, beautiful, warm, compassionate, sarcastic, smart, strong, loyal, and fun; but all those words don't even come close to describing her.

She is an amazing mother, wife, friend, teacher, chef (yes chef Becca, you are so far beyond a cook so quit grumbling.  This is my post!), photographer, hippie, and human being.
I thank the universe every day for bringing her into my life.  

Happy Birthday baby!  Please know how much you are loved and valued. 

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