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  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    You Just Went Vegan…What’s Next?

    Welcome to my second coffee chats post, featuring my medium roast coffee with soy milk. I’ve been blogging for quite some time now and I just realized that I have never talked about my vegan journey or given advice to new vegans. I have talked about budgets, benefits and I have many recipes; but I think it’s time to give some unsolicited advice based on my experiences. Spark notes version of my journey… At about 16 years old, I made the decision to be vegetarian. But I wasn’t a strict vegetarian, so I had been vegetarian on and off until I was 20 years old. Around two years ago in January,…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    Saying Farewell to Autumn

    Bye Bye Fall. It has already started snowing where I live, so I think it is safe to say that my Autumn experience is over. It’s been a good time, but I am excited for winter. I thought I would share some fall photos as my way of saying farewell.     I hope you enjoyed these photos. I’m going to miss these fall sunsets. Tell me in the comments something you will miss about Autumn. I recently invested in a 50 mm lens and I am pleased with it so far. I will post my review soon. Most of these photos were taken with my canon eos rebel sl2. Have a…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    October in Review

    “I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~ L.M Montgomery | Ann of Green Gables. I had an amazing October! Nothing super special happened, I just enjoyed doing the typical autumnal activities. Going to the pumpkin patch, relaxing, eating pumpkin spice everything – you get the gist. This is my October in review, I hope you enjoy! I hope you like the photos. I didn’t take very many this month because I was busy with school/work and also some personal things. I took these with my phone and also my camera. It’s definitely a moody time of year and that shows! I tried to capture the essence…

  • Lifestyle

    Should You Take Supplements?

    A somewhat controversial question, especially in the wellness community. With a well-rounded plant-based diet, you don’t need any supplementation. Every vegan has heard this and most of us have probably said it. But let’s be honest, who eats a clean whole foods plant-based diet 100% of the time? Not me, I like my vegan junk food. Supplementation isn’t even a vegan problem. Omnivores, herbivores, and “clean-eaters” can all be susceptible to nutrient deficiencies. Here is a CDC report on nutrient deficiencies. I’ve talked about this a little in the past, but I wanted to do a separate post about vitamins/supplements. I used to never rely on supplements. I only relied…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    So You Started a Blog…

    Literally everyone and their mom is “building a brand”. Which is great, I love seeing people sharing their passions on social media. But scrolling through blogs and Instagram, I see some things that make me cringe. Not in a bad way, it just brings back memories from my early blogging days. We spend a lot of time putting out content, but we don’t spend time talking about meaningful content and how to go about that. … I am by no means an influencer. This is just my advice that’s based on my experiences with creating content. So you started a blog…what’s next and what should you do? Find your niche.…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    My Favorite Cruelty-Free and Organic Products

    This isn’t something I typically would post because I loathe shopping. But I haven’t posted about cruelty-free products in a while and I get questions so…here I am, writing about the products I use. I consider myself an ethical vegan, which means that I buy cruelty-free lifestyle and beauty products. If I can afford an organic option then I will also purchase that. It can get expensive, but buying online definitely helps. I also avoid buying makeup, so I save money there. All of these products I am going to share are affordable and add value to my life. Pin This ⇓♥ Deva Vitamins It’s usually difficult to find vitamins…

  • Photography

    The Best So Far…

    “It won’t get much better than this”. It’s great to those moments that stop you in your tracks. You fall silent because you don’t want to ruin perfection. You start to realize that life is full of growth and change, hardships and good days, and everything in between. “We all tend to see our bodies as ‘frozen sculptures’ – A sold, fixed, material object – when in reality our bodies are more like rivers, constantly changing, flowing patterns of intelligence.” ~ Dr. Neal Houston. This doesn’t necessarily mean our physical bodies. We are not stagnant in life even when we feel stuck. I guess what I mean by all of…

  • Lifestyle

    Goodwill Finds | Part 3

    I might be addicted to thrifting. I guess it’s better than buying into mass consumerism. I recently moved and instead of buying expensive and uninteresting pieces, I have been going to thrift stores to find things for my place. While I try to avoid buying too many possessions, I like to buy secondhand because it is more environmentally conscious. If you are a blogger or instagrammer then you can also look for props or supplies at thrift stores. If you are on a budget or trying to reduce your environmental impact, you might consider buying more things secondhand. In this “part 3”, I got dishes, a tray, and storage containers…

  • Main Dishes,  Veganism

    Thai Peanut Noodles // Vegan

    This is something that sounds complicated, but really this recipe is incredibly easy. I make peanut noodles whenever I need a quick meal that is very filling and nutritious. This recipe is plant-based of course, but carnivores will also like this. I used a meat substitute, but that is not even necessary. Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15-20 minutes Printer Friendly Version HERE INGREDIENTS… 1/2 package of rice noodles or preferred noodle. 1/2 yellow onion. 1 cup of spinach. 1/2 bag of frozen stir fry vegetables or… 1 cup of broccoli. 1 carrot. A handful of mushrooms. 1 cup of sugar snap peas. 1 teaspoon of minced…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Minimal Hair Care Routine

    It’s been a long while since I have talked about anything beauty related. My beauty routines have minimized because I barely use products anymore. Partly because of my intentional lifestyle and partly because I am really low maintenance (AKA lazy). Surprisingly, I have received compliments on my hair lately. I have taken a minimal approach recently when it comes to my hair and I just wanted to share an updated hair care routine/products. Basically the routine part is just shampooing every few days. Last year, I was having a lot of scalp irritation and hair breakage. When this happened, I had to cut back on most products. That’s why I…