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My Personal Boogie Man

My Personal Boogie Man

When I was a child, I became aware that older people in my family were under threat of death from seemingly unstoppable forces of heart disease, diabetes, and the worst: cancer. By the time I was in college, I was convinced that at any moment […]

My Musical Past, Recordings

My Musical Past, Recordings

I will share with you something about me that I often have kept hidden, especially in secular circles. However, it is a large part of who I am and the journey that I traveled to be the person I am today. During collage, I began to think differently […]

Wow your family with your business CENTS this Thanksgiving

Wow your family with your business CENTS this Thanksgiving

  This Thanksgiving, as you sit around tables heaped with food and enjoy riveting conversation with friends and relatives (I assume the best), perhaps you want to toss around some business ideas or help vet the ideas of others. This video offers a reverse engineered […]

Simple Spider Costume

Simple Spider Costume

This year our four year old asked to be a spider for Halloween. I didn’t feel up for sewing stuffed sock arms onto a shirt, so instead we found a decoration spider at Target for $10. Before the spider was made into a costume, it […]

City Slate – Cheers to Your Hometown!

City Slate – Cheers to Your Hometown!

My dear friend Jeff is launching his kickstarter this week in support of a business venture. His company, City Slate, is expanding it’s reach and testing the waters with a few really unique products. The featured item is a set of four slate coasters, engraved […]

Follow me on Instagram!

Follow me on Instagram!

I’ve joined Instagram and would love to share my world with you there! I’ll be posting secular events, vegan eats, science experiments with the kids and upcoming travels. Come along for the journey: https://instagram.com/chrystinetrooien/

All I Ever Want

All I Ever Want

…really speaks to me at this point on my journey. Minimalism, simplicity, self reflection and the presence of a life partner who so perfectly compliments what I need and who I am…

Banana Island – Day 3

Banana Island – Day 3

The bananas are ripe! & Why I decided to eat RT4.

Cinder Block Garden

Cinder Block Garden

These little cinder block garden ideas are all over pinterest. While cleaning up the backyard for an epic Winter Solstice party we will be hosting, a number of cinder blocks needed to be re-purposed. A few bags of dirt and a trip to the local […]

Is Your Child Chronically Constipated?

Is Your Child Chronically Constipated?

Cow’s milk is the culprit for constipation in 3 out of 4 children.  Elimination of dairy in children’s diets cures constipation in 24-48 hours for 100% of children.  A double blind cross over study proves it: