Incredible Airline Perk I just Discovered

Incredible Airline Perk I just Discovered

If you fly Southwest Airlines you need to know about this amazing perk. I didn't know it existed until I read about it on Travel & Leisure's website.  It's called Companion Pass. 

Once you accrue 110,000 qualifying points or fly 100 flights in a calendar year, you earn Companion Pass Status. That means you get to take a designated companion with you whenever you buy or use points for a Southwest ticket and you only pay the government fees for their ticket. 

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My Favorite Vegan Cookbooks

My Favorite Vegan Cookbooks

I’m a bit obsessed with cookbooks. I have over sixty of them.  That's after getting rid of a bunch that weren't vegan. 

Cooking is meditative for me. When I’m preparing a meal I’m completely in the moment. I feel that feeding my family healthy, nutritious and of course yummy food is a wonderful way to show them how much I love them.  

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Creative Ways to Give A Gift

Creative Ways to Give A Gift

With the holidays upon us I thought it would be fun to share some creative ways to give a gift. The gifts people remember and cherish the most are often experiences or time spent doing something together. Those can be a bit challenging to wrap up. 

These ideas work great for any gift and especially those hard to wrap items such as a car, golf clubs or an experience like a vacation or a special day spent together.

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How To Feel Safe After a Tragedy

How To Feel Safe After a Tragedy

With the recent tragic events in France and California I found myself feeling scared, fearful and unsafe. My initial reaction was shock and deep sadness for those that lost their lives and for their family and loved ones. Then I felt fear take over and I found myself asking “Where can I move to or go with my family so that we’ll be safe?”

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How To Stock a Vegan Pantry

How To Stock a Vegan Pantry

I get a lot of questions from people who want to eat healthier or transition to a vegan/plant based diet, but they don’t know where to start. They want to know what to buy, what to eat, what cookbooks I recommend and some easy, fast recipe ideas.

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My New Favorite Travel Product

My New Favorite Travel Product

My new favorite travel product is (drumroll please)....packing cubes!

I love keeping things neat, simple and organized.  In fact I enjoy it so much I considered starting my own organizing business at one time.  So it makes perfect sense that I'd love packing cubes. 

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10 Ways to Save on Holiday Travel

10 Ways to Save on Holiday Travel

Holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, laugh, catch up and create memories together. 

If you're traveling for the holidays it can be a bit expensive, especially if you’re flying with your family. 

 

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Banana Nice-Cream with Peanut Butter Cookie Crumble

Banana Nice-Cream with Peanut Butter Cookie Crumble

I love eating ice cream for breakfast.  Well…nana cream “ice cream” that is.  It’s so delicious! I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to it. 

I’ve been eating it every morning for months.  Even as the weather is starting to cool down and we head into winter, it’s still my breakfast of choice.

 

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Healthy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

Healthy 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

I love peanut butter!  When I was pregnant with each of my kids I ate it straight from the jar with a spoon.  I may have continued eating it that way for many years afterwards as well.  :) 

I stopped eating peanut butter and nuts for a few months but have recently started eating peanut butter again in small amounts.

These raw, vegan peanut butter cookies are made with only four ingredients. They are great for a snack or crumbled on top on banana ice cream, which is my obsession at the moment. 

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Travel to Guatemala and Experience Vibrant Colors and Sights

Travel to Guatemala and Experience Vibrant Colors and Sights

Guatemala is rich with culture and full of vibrant colors and textures. From the colorful buildings and cobblestone streets to the beautiful vibrant Mayan clothing, there's so much to see.

Guatemala City was full of many colorful sights. The buses which are called "chicken buses" are usually old retired yellow school buses from the U.S. that have been bought at auction and colorfully painted.

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