Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dun-Well Doughnuts-Brooklyn, New York

We went on a little weekend getaway in March to New York City and one of the places on my list was Dun-Well Doughnuts in Brooklyn. I am SO glad we went, these doughnuts were one of the best I have ever had and all of their doughnuts happen to be Vegan :)

We bought 2 dozen of doughnuts to go and the flavors we bought were Peanut Butter and Jelly, Chocolate with Peanuts, Glazed, Vanilla with Sprinkles, Mexican Chocolate (this is the only one we did not like, but if you like spicy chocolate then you might), Chocolate with Sprinkles, Cinnamon Sugar, Coconut, and Blueberry (my favorite).

The doughnuts were all so fresh and so good! They have different flavors daily, we went when they just had opened so they had a great selection.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Great Grandma Miller

My Great Grandma and Me

My great grandma died when I was 5 or 6 years old and I am now 36 years old, but I do remember her. She loved to crochet and knit and even tried to show me one time how to. I only have a few memories of her but I remember her making me a colorful beaded necklace, reading books to me, me going up in her room trying on her clothes and using her powder puff (those perfumed powder puffs), putting white perfumed powder all over myself. She had very bad eyes and had cataract surgery, and one time I remember taking some of her eye patches and her old glasses and wearing them to school when I was in first grade. I think of her every year on April 22nd and I found this picture on my computer that I had scanned in many years ago. Happy Birthday to my Great Grandma Grace Miller.

Two Product Lines that I am loving right now

I have been replacing all of my beauty, cleaning, and household products with natural, organic, cruelty free, vegan, and all around more healthy choices. Two of my favorites are below.

I found Moksa Organics from just searching online for something that was Vegan, Organic, Cruelty Free. When I came across the website I was so happy to see that this company was everything I was looking for and also Palm Oil free in which I just recently learned so much about why we shouldn't use Palm Oil.

I placed my order for the Key Lime Vanilla and Kilimanjaro Body Butter and the Cafe Milan Body Bar. When my package arrived I was so excited, especially with the generous amount of body bar samples. The smell of everything is INCREDIBLE! I immediately tried the body butter and the smell of the Key Lime Vanilla is out of this world. A little goes a long way and it works best if you step out of the shower and lightly dry off and still have a little wetness on your body when rubbing the body butter in, this helps so you don't have to use a lot at a time.

I found already that the body butters are incredible on your lips and hair. Also I put a very very small amount of the Kilimanjaro one on my face and my face is very sensitive and acne prone and it did not break out at all. The soaps create a wonderful later and I look forward to using them, the fragrance just makes me so happy.

I can't say enough wonderful things about this company, Melanie is incredible and so friendly. I can't wait to place another order!

I have never been one to do well with lipstick, I just don't like a lot of makeup to begin with and lipstick especially is just too thick for me. For years I just used Cherry Chapstick, it gave a tinge of color and kept my lips moist but then I realized there was awful ingredients in it (one is sheep oil listed as lanolin) so I immediately started looking for something natural and vegan. I found a lot of reviews on Hurraw lip balms and saw the Black Cherry gave a tint to the lips, perfect for me. I immediately ordered off of their website directly. I absolutely LOVE all three that I ordered, Almond, Black Cherry and Vanilla Bean. They all smell incredible and keep my lips so moist, much better in so many ways then the chapstick that I used for years, my lips are more moist not waxy feeling and the scents are SO incredible! They use organic, vegan and raw ingredients!