Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Best Site for Vegan Sweets

I love this one site that has the yummiest vegan recipes, however there are two things I don't like - the name, The Big Man's World, and the endless ads on the page. They seriously slow everything down and make me just completely ignore everything but the ingredients and instructions. I get that ads provide an income for bloggers, but they are fucking horrible for the readers. If you can overlook the name and the ads, check this fella out because he has some fab desserts for y'all to whip up!

Monday, July 16, 2018

June Donations

Planned Parenthood

It had been a long while since I tossed some money toward this organisation and now it seems that they need my support more than ever.

Who We Are:
In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. 

Today, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.


It was "Save the Sea Turtles" month at 4Ocean, so I just had to get me another bracelet. I really love what 4Ocean does.


I mentioned this site on a previous post for World Refugee Day and decided to make a first time donation.

ActBlue is a nonprofit, building fundraising technology for the left. Our mission is to democratize power and help small-dollar donors make their voices heard in a real way.

We develop top-of-the-line fundraising software and offer simple, intuitive tools to help campaigns and organizations connect with new and existing grassroots donors. As a result, nonprofits thrive and Democratic campaigns get more donations through ActBlue than any other platform. Together, we build powerful movements.

How do we make that happen? Well, first we test and retest our contribution forms to maximize conversion rates. We make it as easy as possible to give, no matter where the donor is, or on what device they’re using. And we make it free for campaigns and organizations — no tricks or add-ons. And with a top-notch tech team, our tools are always dependable, and we’re always working to upgrade them.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Two Yellow Sweethearts

Yesterday afternoon I caught these two lovelies engaged in what appeared to be a blossoming love affair, just outside of Heart Beet Kitchen in Cwood. This new fad of vintage looking pastel bicycles is pretty much the best thing all Summer. In my perfect world I would have a pale pink one, with a big basket for when I’d go to the farmers market, rear saddlebags, and of course, a bell...just like I had in the 80s.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Summertime Tunes

Summer for a Jersey girl like me means harsh sunlight, high temperatures, cool breezes on good days, chilly nights, sunscreen, flip flops, driving with the windows down (when the AC isn't cranked up on full blast), the shore, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, sweat stains on clothes, lightning bugs (fireflies for you Southerners!), chirping crickets and clicking insects at night, swing-sets, and kids out riding in groups on colourful bikes. It also is the perfect chance to make a killer summer-inspired playlist!

The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
Olly Murs - Wrapped Up
Culture Club - It's a Miracle
Billy Joel - A Matter of Trust
Katrina & the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
George Michael - Flawless
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Billy Stewart - Summertime
Martha & the Vandellas - Heat Wave
Chris Isaak - Summer Holiday
Dixie Chicks - Ready to Run
The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City
Los Straightjackets - Pacifica
The Go-Go's - Vacation
The Shangri-Las - Remember Walking on the Sand
Ben Vaughn - Psycho Beach Party
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Debbie Gibson - Out of the Blue
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Björk - Sun in My Mouth
Grizzly Bear - Sun in Your Eyes
Beastie Boys - Sabotage
Joni Mitchell - You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio
Shirley Bassey feat. Propellorheads - History Repeating
The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Could You Be Loved
Len - Steal My Sunshine
Blues Traveler - Run-Around
Chicago - Saturday in the Park
Death Cab for Cutie - Summer Skin
Garth Brooks - Two Piña Coladas
Christina Aguilera - Fighter
Kim Mitchell - Summer (The First Time)
Belle and Sebastian - A Summer Wasting
Lyrics Born - Callin' Out
The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O
Spoon - The Way We Get By
Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are
Mercury Rev - In a Funny Way
Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
fun. - Some Nights
Carole King - Smackwater Jack
The Hollies - Bus Stop
Seals & Croft - Summer Breeze
Camping - Sie Sagt
Ani DiFranco - 4th of July
Barbra Streisand - On a Clear Day
Dolly Parton - Sweet Summer Lovin'
Bee Gees - Night Fever
Bebel Gilberto - So Nice
Marvin Gaye - Flyin' High
ABC - The Night You Murdered Love
Chad & Jeremy - A Summer Song

Friday, July 13, 2018


I'm working overtime tonight and all weekend. Thankfully Jason Segel will be spinning a spooky yarn for me to pass the time. I love that he reads the audiobook version because you can hear his passion for the story and his excitement at telling the story. So far, it's wonderful!

(photo kidnapped from penguinrandomhouse)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Swanson Pyramid of Greatness

Oh my gosh, I do so love Ron Swanson. This pyramid chart solidifies it!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The REAL "Up" House

Look at this place!! Apparently it is located in Herriman, Utah and the owner of this whimsical abode is named Lynette Hamblin. How lucky is she?

(photos kidnapped from @uphouse's IG page)