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Do it yourself, with inspiration to spark your creativity. Live a bold life with zero fucks to give. 

Who doesn’t want to live their best life possible?

YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE IF…  

  • You need your home to be a sanctuary where you can escape the chaos from the daily grind & melt away stress. 
  • You want creative solutions to make the most out of your home’s square footage with decor tips & organizing solutions. 
  • You want real-life frugal tips that don’t involve living & leeching off your parents. 
  • You want simple gluten-free recipes that don’t taste like shit or cardboard. 
  • You want straightforward “green”product recommendations that ACTUALLY WORK & are budget-friendly!

Hippie & Sparky has got you covered! 

JUST LIKE PATCHOULI, WE’RE NOT FOR EVERYONE

  • We don’t sugar-coat shit, ever – you can expect nothing but brutal honesty, unpopular opinions & the occasional epic rookie project failures.  

UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT

We HATE Pottery Barn & World Market… why the fuck would we pay hundreds of dollars on cheaply-made-China-shit for furniture?

NO THANKS, we’ll stick to REAL vintage furniture from thrift stores, for a fraction of the cost.  

Thrifted Craigslist Vintage Cabinet Makeover. This real-wood piece of furniture was only $40.00 & dates back to the Depression-Era.
  • We don’t edit ourselves – we’re hopeless users of profanity. We’re the exact same online as we are in real-life. 
Amazing piece of furniture sourced from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for only $25.00!

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? 

  • Spark your creativity with our un-cookie-cutter projects. 
  • Step-by-Step DIY project tutorials with pro tips.
  • Learn from our rookie mistakes & what we would have & should have done differently.
  • Save money with our recommendations for lesser-expensive tool & material alternatives. 
how to create huge art on a budget with a shower curtain
Have a huge empty wall? For less than $50.00, create this fucking awesome art by using a shower curtain!

THE CREATIVE GENIUSES BEHIND H&S

Hey you creative badass, we’re Tasha & Jonathan – the weirdos behind this badass DIY & lifestyle blog. We’re transplants living in Northern Virginia in a builder-grade condo that we hate.

Although we can’t as easily change the location of where we live, we can sure as hell change the interior of our builder-grade home into something that is uniquely ours – without going into debt OR draining our bank accounts. We’re all about doing the best that we can with what we have & with where we are in life. 

You can find us sourcing thrift shops, antique malls, consignment stores, Habitat for Humanity ReStores & occasionally Craigslist for one-of-a-kind steals for us to transform into something that is uniquely ours. 

WHAT’S WITH THE NAME? 

Hippie – n: a badass who rejects the established culture; advocates.

No thanks to a toy company with a similar name, we couldn’t use “Leggo” as part of the name of our lifestyle blog. For reals. Jonathan blurted out “Hippie & Sparky” & the name stuck like gum to a shoe. 

Sparky – n: a badass who plays with electricity to obtain creative sparks of genius.

ROADMAP TO SPARK CREATIVITY

We want to live the best life possible… but life isn’t always rainbows & butterflies. Exploring our little sparks of creativity helps us to “weed whack” through the weeds of everyday life. Let’s spark your creativity! 

 

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SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY!

LOVE, PEACE & HAPPINESS, 

TASHA & JONATHAN LEGGO