Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Piece Of My Heart - Valentine's Gifts For The Dark Hearted

Here are some Love - Day picks that break the heart shape mold. I personally love Valentine's Day - the colors are heavy with reds, there is a lot of chocolate and lots of hearts!!! I am not a sickly sweet person so I wanted to create a gift guide for those in the same pirate ship as me. Enjoy!

Not every girl wants a teddy bear. If teddy bears just do not work for you or your partner in crime get them a plush bug instead. I have one, I love it!

Pass on flowers - chances are one (if not both) of you have allergies. Get this book on deadly plant material instead. Cool facts, illustrations and a neat cover round out a solid book that will make the gas station bouquet that you planned on picking up look crappy (not that it would be hard).

A box of chocolates for around $100 sounds pretty awesome. It is not pretty awesome if you have PMS and eat the whole box in one go. Plusssss $100 can buy a lot of tacos (or a few plush tacos), or cheap beer a plenty, a case of cookie butter, or bags of salty potato chips. I say go with tacos and a few yummy vegan chocolates on the side. Some of my fave chocolates lately are: Righteously Raw Caramel Mouthfuls, Auntie Dolores CBD Vegan Brownie Bites (if you have your Medical Marijuana card) and the old standby Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

Adult toys - don't pretend you are not curious! I worked in an adult shop, I know everyone has curiosities. The Lovehoney Death By Orgasm Scorpion Bullet will take your curiosity to another level! It even comes housed in a coffin shaped box!

Perfume is another go to Valentine's gift. I have a few favorite scents and switch them up weekly. Among them is Tattooed Geek's Sweet Tooth. I mentioned my love for this company before and this is another stand out product. It is sweet like cotton candy dreams  but does not smell like sickly sweet candy barf. It leaves you smelling like a candy shop all day. When I feel in a  floral mood I reach for Herban Cowboy Perfume in Love. Matt bought this for me for my last birthday. I even have the lotion. It is floral but not stuffy and also very light and clean. Both picks are budget price - so you can still go out to dinner (or buy ingredients for your fave meal) after buying one or both!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Just A Few Zine Reviews - Dark Dreams Edition

Here are a few zine reviews. They all have what might consider a dark theme. I guess to me it is just an everyday theme. I hope you pick up some new zines and get to readin'! If you have any zine recommendations that I should check out please let me know!

I bought a few zines from Pioneers Press recently - in the mix are the two below:

Spell Skulls And Their Uses: A pocket sized mini zine complete with a tiny skull. Use this skull for a variety of reasons. There is even instructions on how to make your own that make even newbies to clay work (like myself) not scared!

Major Arcana Of The Punk Rock Tarot: I do not have this deck but wanted to check out the thought process behind it. Plus I like seeing people's different views on cards. Art work for ever card mentioned plus some interesting pics. Fun for people into punk and tarot!

Eternal Nap: A new zine on one of my fave things to talk about: cemeteries! Plus I am in it so ya - go pick up a copy. There are nice photos, a cute cover, and some history on stones. The only fault I would say is the recipe included. It was just taken from a book, a few things crossed out to make it vegan and no credit to where it came from. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Newest Zine: Hello My Name Is

I just released my newest zine titled: Hello My name Is on Etsy yesterday. Inside the pages you will find personal stories that deal what it is like living with a mental illness and how each person is different. I tried to get people who submitted to keep it light and positive. They did. This zine is radical mental health at it's finest.  I am really proud of these 16 pages and the people that shared their personal and inspiring stories.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Quicky Night Meal - Inspired By Taco Bell

Sometimes you want Taco Bell but you know you want just a bit more oomph to your meal. That is why I started making these Double Decker tacos at home. I think the DD taco lead to the Crunchwrap. Anyway you have a flour tortilla ontop of a crunchy corn tortilla. I  never had one so I am not sure how they were made.
My version uses refried vegan beans as glue to hold the tortillas together. The inside is stuffed with veggie crumbles, lettuce, Daiya shreds and hot sauce. These were so good that I made them two nights in a row. I think I might just make them again tonight!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Review teapigs Chocolate & Mint Tea

I recently picked up a box of teapigs Chocolate & Mint Tea at Whole Foods. I received a gift card for Christmas (I know I am not the only one that asks for gift cards for food) and wanted something a bit indulgent in price so I headed to the tea isle after passing up the $18 jar of nut butter.

I picked something with mint in it due to my on going stomach woes. The next day I made a cup, tasted it as is, and decided to add a splash of chocolate almond milk for sweetness. It is a mild mint chocolate-y flavor. I added almond milk because I think the sweetness enhances the notes in the tea mix. I bet it would be good with agave. It is comforting and mild, really natural in flavor (good if you hate artificial flavorings) and goes well with breakfast or a night snack of cookies!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Update On Jack N The Box Tacos Recipe

Remember a few years ago when I posted about Jack N The Box tacos during MOFO? Since that post vegan sliced cheeze has come out and I make the tacos using sliced over shreds. So here is a bit of an update.

I have tried a few vegan sliced cheeses and really like Go Veggie Brand vegan slices inCheddar or American. They both melt really good and have that classic school lunch taste. Everything about the tacos other than the cheeze have remained the same. I do not make them as often as I should because standing over a frying pan is a bit tedious but when I need salt or I want to show Matt some love I bust out a phat plate of these babies!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Few Of My Favorite Cosmetic Things Lately

Here are a few of the things that I currently cannot get enough of of at the moment. All vegan and cruelty free - duh!

Lolita: I know - not purple! Shocking! However this is a pretty color that is in the neutral range making it work for a lot of people. This color sells out fast and I was floored when right before the holidays I saw Sephora have a handful in. This is the newest version of Lolita which is a brown-pink rose color and i hope it stays this way because I have been wearing it almost every day!

Makeup Revolution Blush in Nude: . It is hard to find blush that suits my skin tone. Most stuff is to pink or light for me. So this is a nice shade that goes on well and blends nicely. The blush is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. it looks a lot more brown in the photo and pot and I initially bought it to contour but it has a lot of pink once on the face. Also it only $5! Score!

Nag Champa incense roll on perfume oil by Tattooed Geek Boutique: Right before I got this I was burning incense and after being in the same room with it my clothing/hair became softly scented. I was thinking how it would be nice to have it in perfume form. This roll on captures it perfectly - like hanging out for a bit in your fave new age shop. Lightly scented and not overwhelming.