Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Easy Vegan French Toast

One of my absolute favorite treats when going out to a vegan restaurant is vegan french toast. Unfortunately, I do not go out to eat often, so I don't have it as much as I would like. The other evening, my parents decided that they would make french toast for themselves and my brother, so I decided to look online to see if I could find a vegan french toast recipe. I found this recipe from PETA (I have adapted it slightly), and I couldn't be happier with how great it came out!


Vegan French Toast 

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 tbsp whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch cinnamon 
  • 6 slices of your choice of bread

  1.  Mix all ingredients together (except for the bread) in a shallow bowl.
  2. Dip the bread in the mixture and cook on a griddle or pan (spray first) until golden brown on both sides (flipping in between).
  3. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday: Lace Affair

Today's wishlist features Lace Affair, a gorgeous online store that is actually based out of my home state of  Massachusetts (they're about 40 minutes away from me, which I only just learned today). Lace Affair has one of the best dress sections I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot! They also have gorgeous clothes, accessories, and jewelry. Some of my favorite items from the site are below. Enjoy!
All that Glitters is Coral Dress - $72.99
Beaded Sweetheart Dress - $74.99
Butterfly Babydoll Dress - $79.99
Clementine Be Mine Dress - $28.99

Angel Wings Lace Blouse - $41.99

The Janie Skirt - $18.99

Can You Feel the Love Slip - $24.99

The Wildcard Cardigan - $18.99

All the Ropes Move Sweater - $19.99

It's a Wrap Scarf - $9.99

Twenty Years of Trends Scarf - $9.99

Pretty in Pastels Belt - $8.99

Biking in Brooklyn Necklace Set - $6.99

The Athena Bracelet - $8.99

Hello Retro Hair Clip - $12.99

Your Cupcake Addiction Will Pay Off Bank - $7.99

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Day in Photos: June 21, 2013

On Friday, I attempted my first photo an hour for a day. It was more difficult than I anticipated. I would set reminders on my phone to tell me every hour, but I still had a hard time remembering. Also, I couldn't ever figure out what to take a picture of. I feel like my life is so uneventful. I was supposed to be going out with a friend during the day, but she cancelled on me. Fortunately, I made plans for the evening, so I got out of the house a little bit.

So here are my photos. They were taken with my iPhone, so they aren't of very good quality, but oh well. I made an effort. I think I will probably try this again in the future. What do you think?

9 AM - woke up to a beautiful day

10 AM - making vegan french toast

11 AM - writing my spontaneous blog birthday post

12 PM - lunch consisted of a salad with farm fresh greens, along with walnuts and craisins

1 PM - painted my toenails for the first time since my toenail fell off (gross, I know - I broke my toe two months ago)

2 PM - giving my bean plants some much needed water

3 PM - the next book I'm planning on reading

4 PM - cleaning out the mess that is my dresser

5 PM - catching up on some blog reading

6 PM - after dinner, I did some more cleaning. I have so much jewelry I don't wear anymore

7 PM - getting ready for my spontaneous night out with friends

8 PM - stopping at a friend's house to pick him up

9 (& 10) PM - playing pool at the local bowling alley

11 PM - wandering around Providence, taking in the beauty of the fountain at Kennedy Plaza

Saturday, June 22, 2013

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