Friday, November 19, 2010

charley harper

i had never really been aware of charley harper before but whole foods has this day timer:
i LOVE his pictures. i don't really need a day timer but want to buy this one anyway. . .
but should probably get these very cute cards. . . love love love
i think this is from the golden book, holy snap i want to find this golden book at a thrift store for 2 bucks! then sell it for $200! geez
his art is really inspiring to me. i love the simplicity of line, the bold colors and the emotion. it's such a talent to convey so much with so much simplicity. most people know that editing isn't easy, to be simple can take skill and practice! in all things.
tyler's post here discussed both simplicity and capitalism too, free market choice. i love the idea that you vote with every purchase you make (that was at the end of food inc.). it was a real syncronicity to be reminded to actually really think about and plan your purchase. quality not quantity. to buy things that actually add a benefit to your life. he who dies with the most toys does not win because you can't take that with you. having things in your life that increase your joy. greed isn't good but it's hard not to have a lot of very strong feelings associated with money, and it's really hard to look them in the face sometime because there are some pretty horrible feelings. FEAR. WORRY. ENVY.
that's a part of the new good life. i'm reading john robbin's book:
his story is very interesting, he was the heir to the baskin robbins company and he walked away from it. would you? could you? hmmm. . . he's got drive and courage and is very honest. i find him very inspiring too.

and watched this movie, michael moore can be dramatic but there is a lot of truth in this as well. it gives you some awareness and insight into where our country is now. when the bible says beware of wolves in sheep's clothing, i think it could be talking about guys in suits:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

labor of love

so i started this scarf last year for kiko's birthday and didn't get it done for his birthday, or christmas. . . but i found it and just finished it. it took a long time (minus the break). . .
i do love him mucho. he's so wonderful.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

chomp vegan thanksgiving

stuffed pumpkins, mashed potatos with gravy (my friend trey made the gravy and it was SO good, i'm totally going to get the recipe), green beans, rolls, cranberry and pumpkin cupcakes! all with no animal protein! it was VERY good!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

on my mini

so i'm on my new mini computer. i really would have loved a mac book or something but unfortunately i don't have money for that right now and this little tiny thing will be fine for my emails and office stuff. . . it's pretty little, and a little slow but it does the job so far.
so kiko and i have still been eating plant based (kiko has lost 20#! and is now choosing to eat this way because of how amazing it makes him feel!)
my friend cadee asked me how i did it, got kiko to give up meat.
honestly it makes you feel so much better. eating animal protien is actually terrible for you (read the china study if you don't believe me. . . eat a lot of animal protien and increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes not to meantion obesity!)
dinner tonight:
sweet potato tacos:
diced sweet potatos, baby bellas, red pepper, and onions sauted in veggie broth and a little olive oil.
served on fresh tortillas with salsa, romain, chopped tomatos, and a little daiya "cheese"
kale and avacado slaw:
raw kale
mushed up avacado
diced red pepper
diced red onion
a little lime juice
a squirt of braggs amino (this stuff is awesome if you don't use it already)
i was going to make corn too but forgot and we were full by the time i remembered!
YUM :)