Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am a Hippie-At-Heart

Reading a friends post, this one to be exact, got me to thinking how much fun it would be to write a post about my love for Hippie Products. OK, probably more fun for me than for anyone else reading this, so this is mostly for me :) Ever since I was a teen I have loved all things natural/hippie, I only purchased used clothing (with the exception of unmentionables) & used natural products, went vegetarian, & I ADORE herbs, Herbal oils, & of course Herbal books (Of which I refuse to disclose the number I own). At the age of 16 I fell in love with this sweet little store, Meadow Sweet Herbs, I love everything about it.

The way it Smells- like herbs & plants,Sounds- they have a wind chimey thing on the door that jingles merrily every time someone goes in or out,Looks- The wall of shelves covered in clear jars full of a herbs, stacks of homemade soaps, lg containers of oils & lotions for mixing.Sigh.... there is no place better.

Now with 4 kids I have strayed a bit, but I still love my little store, I like using my natural oils & beauty & cleaning products. The kids & I mostly use natural healing products when we are sick, & our toothpaste of choice is Tom's :) Although the kids will tell you it doesn't taste as sweet as the kind at Grandma's house (which isn't a bad thing in my mind :)

Now my husband on the other hand thinks the whole thing is crazy.
He has a whole other way of life that he enjoys. In fact he was the one who informed me, when we were engaged, that I was NOT a Hippie :( He told me that Hippie's- don't wash their bodies, or wear Deodorant or brush their hair (he went to school with several) & that I was NOT like that. So I guess from that I came to realize that while I may not be Completely a Hippie,
I am definitely a Hippie-At-Heart.


Kristina P. said...

Too funny! I am so far from Hippie, it's not even funny!

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thamesarino said...

thanks for the link! : )
and tell your husband that not all hippies smell bad! : )
it's just a bad rap that they get because well some of them do.. but not all of us!.... and besides I'v eknown stinky bankers too!(really I think he was the smelliest man I have EVER known!): )
eh, maybe I'm just a hippie at heart too, but whatever.. : )

Lissaloo said...

Thanks for the comments gals :) I think part of his problem is that he doesn't like the smell of herbs/oils, he's crazy what I can I say. lol :)

Lynn said...

Darling blog !

Having grown up in the hippie era,in California, I can tell you that the only good things to come out of it was natural foods,teas, personal hygiene items made with vegie products instead animals ( considering some of the Hippie ways back then,) DSR) I find it all very funny !) The rest of it was a fad and a bunch of hooie !

Later, it morphed into the vegetarian - Vegan movement, soy products lines,wind and solar energy, natural fabric yoga duds and costs big bucks to be a 21st century Hippie ! LOL

Thank you!!!

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