January 13th 2018 — Nature Hikes

I woke up at 5:05 am this morning. I went to look outside and see if it snowed last night. It didn’t. Then I checked the temperature. It was negative 17 degrees Fahrenheit.

I crawled back in bed and debated if I should fall back to sleep. It’s the weekend after all. But I wasn’t tired. I wanted to photograph the sunrise!

So I bundled the fuck up. Big time! I made coffee and a vegan breakfast burrito. I had those warming packs in my boots. I was ready to go.

I checked online and the sun was going to rise at 7:45 am. So, I left my house at 6:00 am and I got back home around 9:30 am. It was a bitter cold, but truely magnificent morning!! I could hear 3 owls hooting to each other. But I couldn’t see them. I listened for a long time though. It was really cool.

Here are the photos I took:



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Love & Volunteering

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Friends Not Food


Well hello there! I haven’t been blogging on the regular like I used to … I have been busy tho! Where to start … Craft wise, I did crochet a few headbands in April 2017 and sold them. Photos were posted on my facebook page. Then summer arrived and I got busy gardening. Plus volunteering at Soul Space Farm Sanctuary on Monday nights and helping with some tours on Saturdays. And I do some volunteering with Compassionate Action For Animals (CAA). We handed out leaflets on veganism and animal rights at the Cat Video Festival in St Paul, MN. And we have vegan pot lucks, postering events, etc. I also got involved with Cuddle Coats. They take donated fur coats and we spend the evening taking off all the clasps and buttons and zippers, etc. Then the coats go to animal rehab facilities. The rescues and baby animals love the coats.

Autumn is right around the corner! I think I’ll be back to crocheting soon 🙂

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Farm Sanctuary


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In the fall of 2016 I met a wonderful person through a vegan group on facebook. Her name is Kara and she runs a farm sanctuary in Wisconsin. She invited me to go to an animal rights pot luck with her. She picked me up and away we went to eat vegan food with other animal rights enthusiasts. Kara later asked me if I’m interested in meeting the animals and helping out on her farm sanctuary. Of course I said yes! It’s been an amazing learning experience.

Over the past few months I have been spending time at SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary where the lucky rescues are able to live happy lives thanks to Kara and all the volunteers. It feels good to help with cleaning, feeding, getting fresh water, giving them attention, and simply watching them go about their business. The animals have unique characteristics and vocalizations. They easily steal your heart.

Kara is having a benefit in May 2017 to raise funds for a visitor center. I’m working on a handmade blanket, rice filled heat packs, and also a scarf that I will donate for the silent auction. I hope to also make some dream catchers. Any money the items bring in will benefit the animals and the farm sanctuary. It’s very exciting to be a part of the sanctuary.

Please consider a compassionate lifestyle for all life on Earth.

Enjoy these photos I took of the cuties at SoulSpace 😀

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Plant Based Meals

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore, you’re going to love these easy to make and so fricken good Plant Based Meals! Seriously.

There are several reasons to eat plant based meals. Personal health is a great reason. Animal products are hard on your body. Plant based is much better for you. Another reason is for the environment. Raising all these animals for people to consume is really bad for the land, water, and air quality. Plus you have to consider the lives of all these animals. They want to live happy lives and not be crowded in horrid conditions.

One of my favorite snacks is Elizabeth or Kind granola. Find them at Target and the grocery store. Add fruit and soy milk, coconut milk, or eat them plain out of the bag! YUM! I like to bring a bag with me when we go canoeing so I can easily snack! Granola is perfect for breakfast of course too.

granola fruit

Everyone loves stuffed peppers! I like to use a variety of fillings. Each time I make them, they might be slightly different. Just add what you have on hand! 😀 I like to stuff pablano peppers, big chili peppers, or different colored bell peppers. You can add cheese, rice, potatoes, seasonings, and any veggie you want. Mmmmmm!


I recommend Follow Your Heart cheese (vegan). I also added black beans. Doesn’t this look so good? Think of all the possibilities! Add salsa and vegan sour cream! Oh, my!


I’ve done a few versions of vegan stew. I use either mushroom soup or mushroom gravy. Add beefless tips (they are in the freezer section at the store). And add whatever veggies and seasonings you want. I always add potatoes, onion, and carrots. Plus whatever I have on hand! So easy to make in a crock pot.



And of course, we cannot forget about dessert!

Dairy products can cause acne and bloating. Go dairy free! This tastes amazing!!!


I added fruit and chocolate (milk free!).

So there you go! Several delicious cruelty free dishes you can easily make and enjoy!

Compassion changes everything. Live a cruelty free lifestyle.

My body is not a graveyard. My food didn’t have a face.

I am not a baby cow, I don’t need milk.

Go Vegan for the Earth, for the animals, and for yourself ♥

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