Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cupcake’s on the mind

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Okay. Holy amazing! I’ve got cupcakes on the mind for two reasons. 1. My awesome neighbors dropped some delicious vegan chocolate cupcakes on my front porch a few mornings ago and I can’t get them off my mind and 2. My birthday is this week and I’ve been scheming up the perfect birthday dessert that wont make me feel totally guilty. In comes Chef Chloe’s Vegan Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes. How amazing does that sound!? Below are the neccessary ingredients and HERE is the link to where you will find the How to: ENJOY! I know I’m going to!

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour plus ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum)
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup coffee, water, or coconut milk
½ cup canola oil
2 tablespoons white or apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Frosting
1 cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 to 5 tablespoons soy, almond, or rice milk
Garnish
1 ½ cups hulled and sliced fresh strawberries
Powdered sugar

baby yogi’s


Has anyone ever tried yoga with their baby? We have been hearing great things and really do think this is another great way to teach your child early on about the importance of fitness and health as well as spiritual balance. So often I’ll see a babe strapped in their stroller or carrier squirming like crazy as if they’re just so uncomfortable in their own skin. How great would it be if our babies were given the chance to stretch and strengthen their tiny little muscles so that uncomfortable feeling becomes non existent? I love even the thought of it. What do you think?

For you, For Your Earth

Hi everyone! How was your weekend? Ours was filled with sunshine and family- The perfect kind, right? Anyways, found these amazing sneakers and had to share. The colors, styles and materials are simply amazing.
I love these bright colors which add that perfect touch to an everyday outfit. HERE is their website.

Back to School


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Can you believe it? I feel like just yesterday we were talking about how to entertain your kids, and keep your sanity during the summer months, and now, here we are, gearing up for back to school. Time sure does fly. What is your family doing in preparation for back to school? Do the kids have anxiety or are they eager and excited to get back in the swing of things? We find that this time differs year to year. Some years kids are ready to reunite with their friends and teachers and others they dread the thought of leaving home every day.

A farmers market weekend

This past weekend was lovely. We spent it mostly outdoors and there’s nothing I like more than a summer day outside in the sunshine at the farmers market. I love buying fresh fruit and produce and preparing something for dinner the same night with my market goods. How was your weekend?

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A wordless Wednesday post

Sincere apologies for the short blog hiatus! We’ve been busy moving into a new home but wanted to pop in to say Hi, and share a wordless Wednesday photo that is leaving me with a smile. The quote is so tender and loving: “She came home from school one day and asked, ‘Are you Paul McCartney from the Beatles?’ Paul said, ‘Yes, but to you, I’m just daddy.” Here’s to Daddy’s….

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