I’m Moving

I totally moved my blog over to my own domain but forgot to write a final post over here to let everyone know!

Way way back in June I bought my domain hippieitch.com and planned to transfer over to my new site. Months went by and I avoided what I thought would be difficult work like the plague. Well two weeks ago I got an email saying this blog was renewing and I’d have to pay the $30 personalization fee or whatever. I’m cheap and the rest is history!

Besides the entire site redesign you may see some design tweaks here and there over the next couple weeks since the ‘look’ isn’t done yet.

I currently have this address hippieitch.wordpress.com forwarding to hippieitch.com but if you could resubscribe to the new site that would be great.

Hope you like what I’ve done so far (I sure do) and I’ll see you over at hippieitch.com! Have a great weekend!

P.S. If you find any errors please let me know!

april’s foodie pen pal

This past month I participated in a blogger pen pal program. You can read about it here. Pretty much it’s a fun little exchange of food gifts that helps bloggers connect with each other.

I got my package right before I left for Australia. I was so pumped!

My pen pal is Roberta and she’s awesome. She stalked me, found stuff she knew I’d like and got me all of it for under $15! Super impressive. I only bought three things for my penpal! I’ll have to try harder next time to find the deals. Tsk, tsk.

So I now have a great variety of healthy and ‘green’ products in my pantry: coffee, trail mix, 2 salsa mixes, chili mix (from the Woman’s Bean Project), local goat milk soap, bean seeds, and doggie treats!

Healthy, ‘green’, and something dog related. She knows me so well. 🙂

Once the girls got a whiff of the dog treats, they began dancing around and performing every trick they know (even though I didn’t ask) to try and get it. It was hilarious so you know I have to show you.

Roary went for the more advanced ‘roll over’…

while Olivia tried ‘shake’.

After a couple more excited moves I gave in. They scarfed those babies down in a second.

They thank you, Roberta and I do too! We already dug into the trail mix for our travels and I can’t wait to try everything else!

If you’re interested in any type of food or meeting people I would suggest signing up for Foodie Pen pals. You’re only required to do it for one month, you’ll meet a couple new friends and get tasty presents! It was a lot of fun and I look forward to joining in again soon.

I’m thinking these types of gifts would be good for birthdays! Instead of buying something for someone that you don’t know if they’ll like, why not expand their taste buds and buy varieties of foods that they love! Fun and functional.

Hmm, who’s birthday is coming up next?! 😉

that one time when lindsay was suzy homemaker… for a week

As you may know Adrienne is off jet setting and playing with Steve Irwin’s animals while I hold down the fort.

To add to the fun, I thought I’d throw some of our own exotic animals in the mix. You may know them, but you have no idea…this is the diary of a very tired babysitter.

Liv is my personal favorite. This rare beast ran away from a cat in its pounce position while we were on a run the other day. I thought it was a wild animal and we were in immediate danger the way she almost made me eat the pavement. I got over it quickly though. Mainly for this face.

....okay, I forgive you.

On to the next wild animal. There’s not much that could be said about Roary that you can’t tie back to these three words: energy, lovin’, and sass. It’s a crazy mix, which I sum up in the nickname “Fatty”. This kid will do ANYTHING for a treat. Hence my personal favorite trick, “sit pretty”.

"this better be worth something good"

I’ve left the best one for last. Best, meaning, this critter is IN-TENSE. But I’ve realized that my dislike of small dogs lightens a little when she puts up with me messing with her…Behold….MOTHER TERESA.

“Do small things, with great love.” ― Mother Teresa

 Her face in this picture seems to portray less Mother Teresa quotes and more “Wait until tonight when I wake you up at 5am”….I think it was worth it.

Also, an update on other things that I’ve been keeping alive…The garden!

minus one wilted stem, i'm doin' great!!.....

Phew…so much pressure to keep things alive around here. Three more days and then you’ll have your beloved blogger back! Hasta Luego, friends! Until the next time I’m put in charge of another life…or three….Gulp.