a late revue and review!

hello friends!

since this past weekend was a three-day holiday for us here in the states, i am writing a bit late. i thought i would do a combo of the weekend revue and of the things around the internet that have been getting my attention…


the weekend revue!


because a fresh-pressed juice (beet+spinach+carrot+lemon) tastes better when enjoyed in the sun and with a beautiful book


because fantastical sea worlds make driving more fun


because vintage rides make me swoon


because i scored big at the farmer’s market and that rocks (clockwise from bottom left: granola grain bread, sprouted mung beans, shitake mushrooms, cauliflower, little buttery potatoes, sage, lima beans, garlic and a giant bunch of kale in the center for kale chip making!)


because pizza and root beer on tap is a wonderful way to end the weekend


motivational mondays! (or tuesdays!)


i am not really into gluten-free baking but this recipe for mocha ice cream sandwiches makes me want to try!


kylie from the baking bird posted a lovely mixtape about songs related to teeth (she is becoming a dental hygienist so it makes sense!) she is a babe and her blog is a wonderful mix of things like this recipe for a peanut butter green smoothie and her AMAZING ginger pumpkin baked oatmeal which is totally easy to veganize. check her stuff out!


this daily motivation from wood & wool stool made me happy.


jen from my smiling heart (which is an awesome blog of daily joy and inspiration) posted a little reminder on the importance of recognizing our happiness. i always try to take a weekly (if not daily) stock of what is making me happy and what is making me feel otherwise. super important!


and i will leave you with a recipe for this beautiful beet tartare. because sometimes us vegans have to fancify our veggies, you know?


have a wonderful week!


motivational mondays!

happy monday friends!

i am here alone with the kitty while my husband is at a meeting so do you know what that means? first season of the office on netflix!

here is some awesomeness for your week:

the strange and interesting people at high existence posted a great article on 50 life secrets and tips including: memorize something everyday, develop the ability to forgive and do what you love…this list is great!

this young mandolin player from india creates such beautiful melodies.

this rice pudding recipe comes from the highly-anticipated website (well, at least for us vegan nerds) xgfx! xgfx is an awesome site of vegan AND gluten free community and has not only a great collection of recipes but forums and other ways of connecting. yes!

and i will leave you with this cruel summer mixtape that got me through cleaning the house today. enjoy!

*magical image by ryan mcginley.