Thursday, October 1, 2015

All Our Good Vegan Food is on Instagram

I cannot believe how crazy this week has been. I went to my first blogging conference, Shiftcon, up in LA. I commuted 3 days carrying Baby D around in her Tula. Then I caught a delightful cold from my husband. All the running had me on empty and of course I got sick. Luckily, for me, it didn't hit so hard and I was on the mend quickly. Well, I actually don't believe in luck. Truthfully I think it is because of my vegan diet, because I love to eat, and because good food and fresh clean water is moving quickly and efficiently through my body all the times. Almost all the time. Maybe not when you are commuting and running around a blogging conference eating very little all day... dummy *cough*

My son started preschool, and it actually went well, today. I wasn't so sure about it yet, but so far so good. I have had so much going on that I really couldn't even get a decent blog post up anywhere but Instagram so I wanted to make sure if you swing by here, you can check out some of the highlights of great food in The Family D's house in the last few days.

There is much more news and great stuff going on I want to share as soon as I get 100% again but make sure you are following me on Instagram, too! That's where you will see all the good vegan food!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

10 Tips for Visiting Hawaii on a Budget

Almost a year ago, my husband and I were sitting on the sofa drinking wine and watching a show on Amazon on the Roku and I was entering sweepstakes online. In an awesome instant win game offered by Orbitz, I won a 5 night stay out the Outrigger Reef Waikiki. This is a nice prize, but it was bare bones, with no transportation, food, excursions, or spending money. (About 7 years ago, we won an amazing all expense paid, first class Miami and Western Carribean Cruise so the bar is set pretty high.)

Even though we hadn't budgeted for an extra vacation this year, especially to someplace expensive like Hawaii, we both knew a free hotel stay was a deal that was too good to pass up. I kept the budget to a minimum and we managed to save a whole lot of money and didn't ring up a hefty credit card bill.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fun in the Fall $75 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

If you love to shop on Amazon, we have a Giveaway for you!!! We pulled this one together on our own, pitching in with two of our FAVORITE sweepstakes bloggers and bringing this one out just in time for our favorite season! Why Amazon? Because we LOVE it!

Friday, September 11, 2015

12 Ways We Use Every Drop of Water in Our DIY California Garden Design

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If you are living in California or anywhere that is experiencing a drought, or just want to save water, this week we have a really great sponsored post for you from Scotts® EveryDrop™ which helps to hydrate plants and turf in the most extreme conditions.

As most of you know, extreme conditions are a reality here in California,  I've lived in Southern California for 19 years and watched the weather patterns change drastically from my first year drenched with the downpours and flooding of El Nino...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Our Family Labor Day Vegan Style

So here are a couple foods that were the highlight of our Labor Day gathering at my parent's house nearby. The first is my mom's vegan seitan which for those of you that don't know what that is, it's basically wheat gluten which is why I always say some vegan food is not good for celiac or sensitivities like that, but if you are good with gluten this stuff is AWESOME to bbq with and no animals harmed! I will try to get my mom to share her recipe soon...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Giveaway - One Z Breastfeeding Pillow

Our baby is 6 months old today! We are still breastfeeding and always prefer to do it with a pillow at home. If you or someone you love is going to have a baby we have an awesome One Z Breastfeeding Pillow giveaway for you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Giveaway - Nikon Coolpix

  Win A Nikon COOLPIX 27000

I love giving away cameras. My camera is my life. I'm taking pictures constantly. It is art, documentary, and just getting those shots of my family that I adore. Right now, you can enter to win an awesome new camera from