Month: November 2010

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Style

Have you heard of this site??? Are you a “green” fashionista?? If so, you gotta check this out: First of all Swapstyle.com is FREE! Here’s what the site says: “SwapStyle.com is a friendly thriving community of eco conscious, clothing loving, money saving women from all over the world who are making new friends and swapping […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Graham Chocolate Nut Bars

WARNING! This recipe could inspire you to melt chocolate on just about anything you have in the cupboards! Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, I was so very happy to be able to spend some time with my friend Wendy – a fabulous cook who makes incredible vegan dishes (remember the vegan sweet and sour meatballs? […] Read more…

Ranch Protea Garden

Here, at the Ranch, our friend Larry has a parcel that has been in his family since the early 70s. His Uncle, after visiting the Blue Mountains in Australia and seeing the beautiful protea plants growing there, decided the climate at this Ranch parcel was similar. Larry’s uncle, after returning from Australia, began an incredible […] Read more…

Thanksgiving – Pre-feast Hike

Pops & I (and Bubba) are with friends at The Ranch this Thanksgiving. I thought I’d share a few shots of our “pre-feast” hike. Hoping everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings and Love to my family, friends and my precious blog readers!! ~ Lita Read more…

Lita’s Loves – Rice Chips

Lundberg Family Farm products include these super DELISH rice chips in Pico de Gallo flavor. It’s impossible to eat only one…impossible. I love them!! Other flavors include: Sesame Seaweed Fiesta Lime Sante Fe BBQ Original Sea Salt Honey Dijon Wasabi Rice All are gluten free also. If you haven’t tried them, you don’t know what […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Holiday Decorating

I admit it…I’ve already begun my holiday decorating. This year, I went straight from Halloween to Christmas…we’ll be out of town over Thanksgiving, so I figured that was a good excuse to leave those decorations boxed for another year. I was recently asked about green and eco-friendly decorating tips. I thought I’d share some of […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Potato Soup

As you can tell, I’m on a soup kick right now. I chose this one because I had 2 leeks arrive in my Farm Fresh to You box last week and all I could think about was making a soup with potatoes and leeks (those are the kind of secret mysteries that go on in […] Read more…

Freedom’s Path

I am blessed with a life in which I can do many things to further my own happiness and those around me. Read more…

Photography & Photoshop

Today, maybe even as you are reading this, I am taking a Photoshop class. I love taking photos. One of the things I love the most about taking them is sharing them – especially with family and friends (and now on my blog). If you haven’t viewed my Photo Blog yet it’s a site where […] Read more…

Unfocused Fridays – Get a Real Problem Lady

For this “Unfocused Friday” my good friend Lisa has written a post about life and emotions – a reminder of how they’re both ever-changing. Just as people experience pain in different ways, one man suffers a hangnail the way others suffer a root canal, I have often wondered how different people experience emotional pain. I […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves – TJ Pancakes

Just saw these pancakes at Trader Joe’s and had to get them. The verdict is….DELISH!! AND it’s another reason to use Maple Syrup… a winter staple (well, an anytime staple) in this house!! YUM! ~ Love, Lita Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Magazines

My latest “going green” commitment has to do with my addiction to magazines – remember my confession earlier this year? I must tell you, with joy, that so many magazines are coming out with digital subscriptions now – I love this techie time we live in. Slowly, but surely, I’m switching my subscriptions over to […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Crockpot Lentil Soup

What is the difference between a crockpot and a slow-cooker?? Are they two words for the same item? I’m not really sure why this question just popped into my head. I’ve been wanting to use mine for a while now, and since I’m feeling in a soup state of mind lentil soup sounded tasty! Pops […] Read more…

Freedom’s Path

We don’t need freedom for ourselves, we need freedom from ourselves. Read more…

Time to Transition

Yep, it’s that time of year…. The Halloween decorations must come down. The Christmas decorating must begin. (yes, I’m skipping Thanksgiving) So, goodbye, my little Halloween village until next year…. Stay tuned for a house full of Holiday Cheer. ~ Lita Read more…

Unfocused Fridays – Coffee or Tea

First, let me state, the title of this post is somewhat misleading seeing as I’m not opposed to either coffee or tea. Also, this is the first post that I’m including the words “Unfocused Friday” in the title. I thought it would be fun to share something random on Fridays (though at times it may […] Read more…

Lita’s Loves – Tofutti

Most days, my breakfast is a bit of peanut butter and then toast with Tofutti on it…oh my gosh YUM!!! ~ Love, Lita Read more…

Wordless Wednesday – Baby Orca

Corny, I know…. but for Halloween…Bubba was a Baby Orca… just because he is sort of a baby whale (he can definitely feel like one when he’s sleeping on me at night)!! He does look kinda amused with me, right? I definitely doctored up his fin in photoshop in case you’re wondering. It was actually […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Bleach Replacer

Last week I was asked by Erin over at the Panache blog if I had tried any substitute for bleach. Here is the recipe I shared with her. (Oh and please check out her blog too…lots of useful information on trends and manners. She really gives you ideas to think about). Back to this whitener…I […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Pasta Bake

This is one of those meals that I just threw together last minute with ingredients I had on hand. I made it for a potluck at a friend’s house on Halloween. Right before I put it in the oven I thought “hey, why don’t I take a photo in case it tastes good and is […] Read more…

Happy Birthday Mom!

My mom. Words cannot describe how much I love her. She is everything a mom is supposed to be and more. She has always been there for me to support me, to encourage me and to cheer for me as my biggest fan. Though we live on opposite sides of the country, there’s not a […] Read more…

Healthy & Happy Vegan Anniversary!

One year ago this month I made the commitment to go vegan. I’ve been a vegetarian on and off for most of my life, so it didn’t seem like too big of a stretch to go vegan. I’ll admit at first, I had to be more conscious of my choices especially eating out and especially […] Read more…

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