Thursday, April 7, 2011

...beetle fat...

Obscure birdwing grasshoppers (Schistocerca obscura)

Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
Nor cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep.
-Christina Georgina Rossetti

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Yummies (Vegan!)

Easter is quickly approaching & here are some cute, vegan, & yummy goodies to celebrate!

Vegan Cadbury Creme Eggs $9.50/set of 6 by Queenbalch on Etsy.
See the excellent review on Veganasaurus.

Peepers & Skippers Marshmallows $4.49/set of 2 by Sweet & Sara.
Or just get their ridiculously delicious s'mores!

Green Apple Lollipops $2.39 each by the Natural Candy Store.
Check out their entire Easter section for more cute ideas.

Almond Butter Filled Chocolate Bunny $3.95 each by Sjaak's.
See the rest of their vegan chocolates here.

Jelly Beans $2.49 for 8 oz. by Pangea.
See the rest of their Easter goodies here.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups $2.19/pack by Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe.

Vanilla Caramels $10.00/3.5 oz. by Allison's Gourmet.
They also have vegan chocolates, nut brittle, and fudge.

And for more ideas, PETA has compiled a list of vegan candy you can find at your local grocery store.

What kinds of goodies are you putting in your Easter baskets?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Yummy PB&J Alternative

I'm always trying to come up with yummy, nutritious meals and snacks for my son's lunchbox.  I also try and change it up every day so it doesn't get boring.  Today's lunch included my new creation that is a delicious change from a plain old pb&j.

1 Whole Wheat Tortilla
2T or so of Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
1/2 Apple, Diced
2T or so of Granola (I used Bear Naked Fit Vanilla Almond Crunch which only has 4g of sugar per serving!)

Spread nut butter over tortilla.  Sprinkle with diced apple and granola.  Tightly roll up tortilla.  Cut in thirds.
Voila!  Great for adult lunches too!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Today is my Mom's 70th Birthday!!

left to right: age 3, age 7, so lovely in high school

left to right: with Dad 1964, when I first came home 1977, doing a hula dance at my wedding 2004


In celebration here's a collection of items from my awesome EtsyVeg team that I know she'd love:

chicadee earrings from lulubugjewelry $36.00

blue rosette hairpin from nycrochet $6.00

warm & snuggly scarf from cricketscreations $40.00

chinese brush painting from silentlotus $25.00

red & aqua dish from karinlorenc $20.00

butterfly photo block from juliewebb $18.00

sea breeze earrings from prettyinpeace $14.00

dozen chocolate mint cupcakes from thecupcakemint $42.00

pincushion flower photo print from amefaust $20.00

clementine wristlet from krecklo $16.00

♥ Cari

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Yay!! My treasury was just on the front page of etsy!!

I've been on somewhat of an etsy treasury craze. Just ask my fellow EtsyVeg teammates!! I am so proud that one of my treasuries was on the front page this evening!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sale & New Soap

We're having a HUGE sale now thru April 28th at 12:01 a.m. (pacific time)!! 22% off everything in our shop:

Here's our latest soap - strawberry kiwi:

This fruity bar combines chunks of yummy strawberries with fresh kiwi. It is approximately 5 ounces. Ripe, sweet strawberries combined with tart, juicy kiwis. Very sweet & refreshing - perfect for summertime. You can find it here: ON SALE NOW!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

EtsyVeg Earthly Riches Giveaway - April 22-April 28!!

I am one of the shops participating in the EtsyVeg Earthly Riches giveaway! There are 20 prizes in 5 prize categories, with multiple chances to win. You will find one hidden Earth image in 20 shops, including mine - if you find them all you can earn an entry for the grand prize, worth over $100! You can also earn FIVE entries for the grand prize by spending $25 in this shop, and FIVE entries for the first prize for spending $10 (please see rules for details)!

For complete rules and details on how to enter, including a list of shops participating and prizes, please see the EtsyVeg blog. The giveaway runs from April 22-28.

Not sure you want to check it out? The prize I donated is a $20 gift certificate!! And that's just ONE prize, the winner of the grand prize wins SIX prizes of their choice!! What are you waiting for?! Get over to the EtsyVeg blog :)

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