Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dry Hand Help

My hands get pretty dry in the winter. Last week my hands were red and dry between the fingers - and it hurt! I spent Monday looking for a lotion that would work after several attempts to make my hands feel better failed. I came across the Borage Therapy Hand Cream by Shikai for under $10. I tried it and within hours my hands were less red and less ouchy! This is a great cruelty free & vegan option if you have sensitive skin that is taking a winter time beating!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mar-ry Xmas!

Mar-ry Catmas and happy holidays!
May you and your family be happy, warm and with full bellies this weekend! Don't get stressed and recycle all that wrapping paper if you get a chance! Lots of love from us!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Totchos! Yup that is right tater tots done up with nacho toppings! You have seasoned soy crumbles, cheezey sauce, salsa, sour 'cream' and jalapenos!

Cheezey sauce
1/2 a bag of Daiya Cheddar shreds
1/2 unsweetened almond/soy/rice milk
a dash of: garlic powder and chili powder blend

Place all of the ingredients in a small sauce pan, heat on medium and stir till everything is melty and bubbly! This is a thicker less watery cheeze sauce - you do not want to much liquid so the tots will not get soggy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday Shopping & More In Sacramento

We had a fun time up in Sacramento. The beauty class I spoke at had a great turn out - you can read about it over on Never Felt Better's blog. I got to finally check out the new location and do some shopping - the new location is great! Shout out to Vegan Flower - I saw someone looking at your dog treat book - I told her how awesome you are - she bought it!

Before the event we tried to do some shopping - everything was packed, we could not even get into the Arden mall. We headed to the K St. mall which was pretty empty as far as malls go. We got our Lush fix. My favorite product is the Snowcake soap...

As Matt and I where checking out - I picked up a hunk - sniffed it and then passed it to Matt - who said it smelled like Playdoh and so I had to get some!

I hope to go back to Sacramento soon and do some shopping and looking around! We have been so busy - our house proves it - we still do not have our tree up. At this point - I am like why bother!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cats Toys & Litter

Mar's fave new cat toy comes from On A Whimm - a dear friend sent it to him. He loves playing with the tail and making it crinkle!

A few weeks ago we switched litters from an old standby that just was not working any longer to the clumping variety of Feline Pine. The second day he was using it it was being tracked everywhere - even on the bed and the pillows. Then I noticed I started having breathing problems and Mar started to dry heave - like he was coughing up hairballs but just pools of saliva. Also I went to cuddle with Mar - I did not know he just got out of the litter box but as soon as I sat him down I broke out in a horrible rash and my nose was dripping - I could not breathe.
We dumped the litter and are now using Word's Best Cat Litter - which has not tracked and has not made anyone sick! As soon as the other litter was out of the house my chest fog cleared up!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dec. 17th - Vegan Beauty Class Sacramento

If you are in the Sacramento area this Saturday come out and have fun with me at Never Felt Better (1910 p st., Sacramento, CA 95811) as I team up to teach a class on vegan beauty basics. I will be covering makeup basics from tools to tips. I also made a special zine for the night - if you buy it - you will be entered into a drawing to win a gift bag full of body care & cosmetics I put together! There will also be mineral makeup samples provided by Herbs of Grace.

The class starts at 7 - no need to reserve space - just show up! NFB will be providing snacks!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Winter Body Treats

When it gets cold out my scents change. I am usually a fruity girl but once it is cold I look for anything cocoa, cinnamon, spicy...yummy! These are my favorite cruelty free & vegan products right now. What are yours?

Giovanni body wash in Hazelnut Vanilla. The scent is not overbearing - it smells like a cup of tea. It lathers well too!
Dessert Essence hand and body lotion in Spicy Vanilla Chai is divine. If I could drink it - I would! It is super moisturizing and the scent lingers!

You Stink Soap solid perfume in Agave Cacao - smells like a mix of perfume with a bakery. A soothing romantic kitchen scent!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Moz In Oakland Was A No Go - Other News!

So last week my boyfriend and I headed to Oakland to see Morrissey. Before hand we checked out a few stores (I was looking for zines - Issues will carry The Easy Vegan starting this week!), had tea and sampled the best green juice smoothie at Crush and ate at Souley Vegan.

We ordered okra to split. I ordered the fried tofu, greens and biscuit and gravy. As well as a sakatini and piece of cheeze cake to split.

Matt ordered the spicy burger and potato salad on the side and had a Fat Tire later on.

This is our second time at Souley Vegan. We came hungry! I think we want to enjoy our food more but some things need improvement or maybe we are just picky. First off if you see the pic of Matt's side of potato salad - it is to tablespoon sized scoops - that is not really a side - is it? The spice level of Matt's food was non existent. The fried items lack flavor - the texture is great but unless you load it up with hot sauce (the table hot sauce is Frank's) the flavor is lacking. The dipping sauce is just vegan mayo - I think ranch would be better (I do not like mayo!
)On the plus side the greens were so yummy - lots of spicy taste going on that I would go back just to eat those! The biscuit was nice and fluffy too.

After dinner we found out the concert was cancelled - he did that last year...I was bummed but felt it coming. A fan gave us a bootleg copy of his return to the Hollywood bowl DVD which was great. The only thing open that was around was a bar have a HIV awareness night - we checked it out and headed home.