Saturday, May 26, 2012

More on Veganism and Nutrients

This cute little site shows a list of things for vegans to eat to get vitamins and nutrients. Categorized by the vitamins they offer, it is easy to navigate.  Check it out, veggies and those thinking about becoming veggies! :)
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Dog Leather

Faux Leather Jacket:
Discovery Clothing $16.99
Do you have anything made of leather?  Most people do own leather in some form, including purses, belts, jackets, shoes, pet toys, etc.  I know I always thought that leather was made from cows.  I believed it was a simple fact.  But as it turns out, I was wrong. Although cow leather is just as inhumane as other animal leather, the idea is a bit shocking.  While cows are already slaughtered for food and other products, dogs have little slaughtering purpose other than material things such as leather.  Dogs were found in Thailand being slaughtered and stripped of their skin to be tanned for leather.  What is your leather made of?

But dogs are not the only animal slaughtered for leather.  Zebras, Kangaroos, and Snakes are a few examples.  And most of the leather sold to the U.S. comes from develping countries in Asia, where such practices are legal.  Peta has been working to end this cruelty and were the first ones on the scene, documenting what happened.

If you own leather, take another look at it and think about faux leather.  Faux leather can be made really well and can look just as cute if you look hard enough for it.  One of my favorite places to look for faux leather is Forever 21, which has adorable faux leather pieces at affordable prices, check it out here! :)

Save a dog, Choose fake leather

Save a dog, Choose fake leather

Junya Watanabe cropped jacket
£680 -

Pleated faux leather skirt
£135 -

Punk shoes
$37 -

$200 -

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lovely Vegan

Lovely Vegan

Spiked booties
$115 -

Melie Bianco patent leather clutch
£54 -

Turquoise jewelry
$19 -

Cross belt
$18 -

Bow belt
$9 -

Fendi messenger bag
€366 -

Another Day

Purple Iris
There will never be a day when I will not love these mornings.  Waking up to the sun streaming through my window, covered in pillows and blankets, stretching and smelling breakfast.  These days are the best.  What makes this day even more perfect is the weather.  It is now spring, and the leaves are all out, even on the late trees, and the Iris' and Daffodils are in bloom.  The world is a blur of color and the sun gives just enough heat to allow for sundresses and flipflops!

Its important, to me, to recognize the beauty in the things we love.  I love our world, and because of this, I want to keep the world this beautiful.  Everyone has different reasons to stand up for things they believe in.  Whether it is something near to them, something they can relate to, something they love, or something that just makes sense, we have to find why we do what we do and fight for whatever it is we believe in.  If the world was perfect, there would be no reason to work, no reason to fight, no reason to live.  We, as human beings, need to have this passion or we'll all just fall apart.  So whatever it is, fight for what you believe in.

Yesterday, my puppy, Bella, attacked a mommy bird.  It was all I could do not to be cruel to her for harming another living being.  But I had to remember it was her instinct.  She is, after all, a bird dog.  But the poor bird stumbled into hiding to heal.  After making some desperate calls, the bird hopped out of hiding and started to fly.  It was amazing that the bird had healed so quickly, but apparently is supposed to.  And her babies had all left the nest, off to start their own families and live their own lives.  So, it was a happy ending!