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VBU! wins the Sunshine Award

14 Nov

The very kind Karla of Vegan La Raza has nominated me for the Sunshine Award. Karla has contributed to VBU! before and has another post scheduled this month. Click hereto read her previous post: New Vegans Are like Vampires. She is a lovely warm person and I would urge you to read her blog.


If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you. You must answer some questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

Here are the questions:

1. Who is your favorite philosopher?
Friedrich Nietzsche

2. What is your favorite number?
3 or multiples of 3. I am the third child, I was born on June 30, both divisible by 3. The number has followed me many places and my current day job the suite is 603 which made me laugh when I saw it, I knew I would get the job and immediately I did.

3. What is your favorite animal?
Cats! Every type of cat, lions, tigers, and my own two little monsters at home.

4. What are your Facebook and Twitter?
My personal: and Twitter:
My business: and Twitter:
My personal blog: and Twitter:

5. What is your favorite time of day?
2-3:30 pm on a Saturday afternoon during a hot summer thunderstorm with clashing lightening illuminating the house and sheet rain coming down.

7. What is your favorite physical activity?
Running backwards. Ever since I was a little girl I could run faster going backwards than I could going forwards.

8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
There are such things? (Orange juice/Cranberry/Pomegranate juice, which all make lovely vodka drinks)

9. What is your favorite flower?

10. What is your passion?
Writing, veganism, and @MathieuLLF.
The 10 bloggers I nomiate are as follows – in no order:

I will write to each of these bloggers letting them know, but if you know these wonderful people or if you ARE one of these people – SURPRISE!

Thanks everyone!


Inspiring Blog Award

4 Sep

It’s been an incredibly busy summer with holidays and Mat and I preparing for the Vegan Bloggers Unite! Conference amongst other things. I received this award from the lovely Starr, author of The Misfit Baker, and I’d like to honour that; thank you Starr.

Starr has contributed to VBU! and is a fellow Canadian, I appreciate her giving VBU! this award, it’s nice to think that VBU! is doing something right and inspiring people.

The rules for the “Inspiring Blog Award”:
*  Thank the person who nominated you.
*  Tell 7 things about you that will not come up in your blog entries.
*  Pass this on to 15 other bloggers that you find inspiring.

Oh gosh, 7 things, that I don’t usually talk about hhm…:

1. I was left handed growing up and my mother switched me to right, I am semi ambidextres.
2. My second toe is larger than my first and my friends nick named it Alien Toe, it is rather powerful, but annoying when shoe shopping.
3. My favourite number is 3 and multiples of 3, my birthday is June 30th, 1979, = 06/30/79, I’m also the third child in my family.
4. I no longer buy physical books, I read everything on my iPad, if it’s not in an ebook format I’m probably not going to read it.
5. I have an irrational fear of Annie Lenox’s “Sweet Dreams” song, I’ve since tamed it, but when I was younger I’d scream when it came on and run to change the dial.
6. I speak Serbian and my parents are from the former Yugoslavia
7. I am still a big fan of Sailormoon and can sing the Sailor Stars theme song in Japanese.

Here are the lovely 15 bloggers that I find inspiring:
1. Afro Vegan Chick
2. Laurie Sadowski
3. Little Things Big Things
4. Marty’s Flying Vegan Review
5. Barefoot Essence
6. An Unrefined Vegan
7. *Vegan Sparkles*
8. Czech Vegan (In America)
9. Grow it Kindly
10. Vegan Miam
11. The Sweet Life
12. A Dash of Compassion
13. new vegan age
14. Vegan Masquerade
15. A House Full of Health

I wish I could list my entire blog roll, but 15 is the limit. Thank you EVERYONE for reading this and contributing, we cannot build a community without everyone pitching in and making it happen.