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5 Simple Tweaks to Accomodate Any Vegan at Thanksgiving

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  Picture this. It’s a day before Thanksgiving and you learn that a surprise guest is coming to your Thanksgiving celebration and she is vegan.  “How the heck am I going to feed this woman?” you ask. “Do I need to buy a tofurkey and fake cheese?!” I’ve been that vegan and no, you don’t need to buy a tofurkey …

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4 Tips to Stay Green When Choosing Your Halloween Costume

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  “What’s your Halloween costume this year?” It’s a popular question asked of kids and adults. I love dressing up for Halloween, but I don’t toss my fashion ethics to the curb for this one night. I utilize the same strategies for choosing my Halloween costume as I do when purchasing regular clothing.    Reuse. Don’t Toss.  I hold on …

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Earth Friendly Holiday Gifts

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  I’m done with traditional holiday gifts.  I’d rather walk barefoot over broken glass than battle traffic to drive to the mall and then hunt for a parking space and then deal with crowds to buy a gift that someone may not enjoy or even trash.  [Deep breath].  Because of this, I’ve turned to sex.  Okay, it’s actually SECs. Services. Experiences. …

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Party Eco Friendly for The Big Game

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Starting to make plans for the big game?  Check out my tips for making a big impact on your guests without having a big impact on Earth. Think About After the Party Before It Begins Before you buy or make anything, think about what will be left once the party is over. The biggest amount of party waste tends to …

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Easy, Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts

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  Still don’t know what to get your Love for Valentine’s Day?  Don’t let it stress you. Here are 3 simple gifts you can put together at the last minute. 1. Write a Love Letter or a List Tell your valentine what you love about him or her.  It’s the words that count.  If you are like me and not …

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How to Reuse Your Campaign Signs

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  Where we live, people are really involved politically. I mean REALLY involved. Leading up to our last primary one week ago, every third house seemed to have multiple campaign signs in the front yard. So what do people do with these campaign signs after the election is over? I fear they send them to the landfill. Ugh. That’s a …

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Sister Eden Gets Married: The Cake, Part 2

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As you read in Part 1, we chose a vegan wedding cake from Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats.  Actually, we had 3 cakes. Our 3-tiered cake which was on display was vanilla with an almond crème filling with toasted almonds and an almond crème frosting. Kamber Sherrod, our cake designer from Sticky Fingers, added flowers from our wedding florist Local …

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Sister Eden Gets Married: The Cake Part 1

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  When we were considering the bakery for our wedding cake, we didn’t look any further than Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats.  Why?  Their cake – in fact all their food – is delicious AND vegan.  All of their food is: • 100% Vegan • Dairy/lactose-free • Egg-free • Cholesterol-free • Lower in saturated fat • Heart-healthy soy • Sweetened …

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DIY Wine Bags

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  When giving wine — or a similar spirit — as a gift, instead of using a wine bag, try these DIY wine bags which are 2 gifts in one! Wrap the bottle in s scarf, or, if you are gifting 2 bottles, “wrap” the min a pair of socks! The recipient not only gets to enjoy a great beverage …