Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Combining blogs, and other dramatic events.

I will no longer be posting on I am officially combining my personal blog and my vegan blog. There is no need for seperation. Veganism and animal rights plays into ever aspect of my life and it will just be easier and more convenient for everyone if I just update one blog instead of two. Keep everything in the same place. So happy reading. Hopefully this will mean more posts and a prettier blog. So be sure to follow this one!
First on this entries agenda is the fact that I am once again sitting in the hospital with my son. Spent the night last night with the idea that we were going to be here at least a week. He has RSV and with his past heart and lung problems the doctor wanted to admit him to make sure that it wasn't going to advance and effect anything else. Luckily the doctor came in this morning and said that if everything goes to plan today that we can go home tomorrow. Thank God. It's so hard seeing my baby getting poked and suctioned and cathed. Even harder than it was when he was tiny, just for the fact that now he understands what's going on and can cry "mama" which breaks my heart. He at least seems to be breathing better, eating solids, and hasn't been throwing up. So things are going better than they were at home.
Timing is never right for your child to get sick but right now is an exceedingly terrible time. This week my car needs to get fixed, I have school orientation on Thursday, Vegan drinks on Friday, Peta Fur Free Fashion show on Saturday and classes start on Monday. Guess I'm going to have to cut back on the "fun" stuff and just do my school stuff and take care of the little one.
Also be sure that you guys all check out which is a fabulous new community blog that Kaycee Basset and I started to get lots of vegans involved in community events, recipe sharing, advice, product reviews. No biased, no judgment. We'll all there for the same reason.

Email or to submit your ideas! We'd love to hear from you!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Handmade Customizable Vegan/Vegetarian Kitchen signs by Bonesie!!!

I decided that I would love to have a sign in my kitchen that expressed my love for being vegan, and as I sat and made mine I decided that I would love to make some for my Etsy store! So here is the link! They are fully customizable and it says that there are only 2 available but I would be more than happy to make as many as are requested!!!

Click here to see the examples:
Customizable Framed Vegan/Vegetarian Kitchen Signs

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm baaaaaaaack!

Alright, so it has been over a year since I have blogged about veganism. Which is a true shame. A lot has happened in the last year, and I won't lie to any of you...I did start eating dairy again in there...but I am back to full fledged veganism. Have been back for about a month and I have NO intention of going back. :)

I now have a son (who will be 5 months old on the 16th of this month) I have decided that I am going to be raising him vegan, despite the objections from my family and friends. He is already lactose intollerant (thanks to the sperm donor) and I was going to raise him vegetarian regardless. There is no reason to consume animals and they make vegan everything (mac & chreese, chick'n nuggets, hot dogs...) all the things that little kids love. I want my son to be as healthy as possible since he already has had heart surgery. I also bought him This is Why We Don't Eat Animals which is an amazingly cute children's book! I highly recommend it to any parents of vegan and vegetarian children!

I have been doing all sorts of vegan baking recently, my goal is to eventually just become a land whale. :)

In the past couple weeks I have make chocolate cupcakes, peanut butter cookies, egg nog cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and blueberry muffins. (I believe that's eveything!) I have been unemployed and staying at home with my son so I just find recipes I think that look good, and I also recently purchased PETA's Vegan College Cookbook, and I just try new things all the time and I am super excited to share it all with you!

I think this time around I'm embracing my veganism a lot more. I'm a lot more vocal about my beliefs and like it better this way! I've even been told that people would prefer it if I wasn't so "preachy" about veganism on my Facebook. Thanks, but I'm not changing my entire lifestyle because one person complains, delete me if it bothers you so much! I'm not even preachy, I've never been militant. I'm probably the most militant now than I ever have been and I really enjoy wearing my animal rights attire and speaking out for what I believe in.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thanksgiving!!! (I know I'm a little behind, works been crazy!)

When most people hear the word Thanksgiving they think of turkey, yams with marshmallows, and pie...
to some vegan's it's a time to worry about what their non vegan families are making, and what they will even be able to eat. This year I didn't want to deal with that problem so I made my own pie and my very first Tofurky dinner. It was so delicious. Even the open-minded non-vegans in my family wanted to try both and gave me a ton of compliments. 
My friend Mandy helped me make the pie, and I so appreciate her help. She is the one pictured in all the pie pictures. This is all proof that I made it through my first vegan holiday and am super stoked on every other holiday now!!!

Night before Thanksgiving.....


And now for the morning of Thanksgiving!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Vegan Barbecue Sandwiches!!!

Tonight for dinner I had my very first Vegan Barbecue Sandwich. It was SUPER delicious. I recommend everyone try one. The brand I used was LightLife. 

It was a super quick meal. You just cut a slit in the package and heat in the microwave for a minute (it says a minute and a half, but after a minute mine was hot) I added a side of creamed corn and voila. Dinner. :)

Help Stop The Suffering in University of Utah Labs!!!!

This is truly sad, I cannot believe that these sort of things go on, and you never think they'll be happening almost right in your backyard. I was shocked when I read University of Utah on the Peta site.

While undercover inside the labs of the University of Utah (UU), PETA's investigator saw cats acquired from area animal shelters who had holes drilled into their skulls and electrodes implanted in their brains, rabbits who underwent highly invasive spinal surgeries, and monkeys who were kept all alone and constantly thirsty so that they would cooperate during experiments.These are just a few of the investigator's photographs from UU.
These are just a few examples of the atrosoties that are happening....

These kittens and others purchased from local animal shelters had a chemical injected into their brains to cause a build-up of excess fluid. All these kittens and two additional litters died before the experiments were completed.

Frik was kept constantly thirsty so that he would cooperate with experimenters in exchange for a few drops of water.

This rabbit had an incision cut into her back and implants inserted into her spine. In similar experiments, the surgically mutilated rabbits were observed for 24 weeks and then killed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009