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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Teal Cat Project: A Cool Fundraiser for Cats!

Have you heard of The Teal Cat Project? It's a super-cute fundraiser that supports Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) efforts and cat rescues.

From their site:
Where did the Teal Cat Project come from?
Well, we love thrifting and crafting. On an outing to scour Omaha’s many thrift stores for kitty cat tchotchkes to use as centerpieces for a fundraiser (guess what, it was a fundraiser for cats!), we thought of selling the centerpieces to raise a little extra cash. And then we thought it would be a good idea if we could make the kitties just a little bit cooler in some way. And then somehow, in a fevered dream, it all made sense. We spray paint them. Teal is cool. We make each one collectible, like a Cabbage Patch Kid. The kids go crazy. We give all the money to cat rescue groups. This is who we are.

For me, I'd support anything that Isa Moskowitz is behind.

The wannabe crafter in me is loving this cute project. You can check out their store HERE and if you'd like to donate a cat tchotchke, click HERE.

I'm excited to go thrifting for ceramic cats now!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Vegan Finds at the Airport: Charlotte International & Bradley International Airports

Last month I had a whirlwind trip to Connecticut. On both legs of the trip, I had a connection in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A true vegan always travels prepared, even for last minute trips. I had brown rice cakes and airport-approved squeezy packets of peanut butter on hand. (Banana not pictured.)

Since it was an early flight, fresh-squeezed orange juice from Jamba Juice sounded heavenly.

On the return trip, while strolling around Bradley International, waiting for my flight, I was happy to find a display of vegan cookies, dried fruit snacks, and even a little vegan snack kit.

Back in Charlotte for my connecting flight, I picked up a fresh carrot juice from Jamba Juice

and staked out the rocking chair area. This is my favorite part of the Charlotte airport, and depending on the time of day you're there, a open rocking chair can be very hard to find. Ya gotta keep your head on a swivel!

Patience pays off eventually.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Classy Ladies' Working Lunch

I've been a busy bee, folks. I miss blogging so much, but there have been a few reasons for my absence lately.

1. I moved a couple of months ago and don't have internet in the new place.
2. I've been busy working on some big projects, some of which you'll learn more about soon, but one of them is...
3. helping to plan the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest!

In preparing for Veg Fest, I have had my hands in a few different pots. (Is that how the saying goes? Meh, you know what I mean.) My good friend, Lisa, has been bustin' her arse in getting things in gear for this festival, especially in the realm of "public relations." Honestly, I don't know how she still has hair on her head, or how her head is even still ATTACHED. To mix things up a bit for us both, one Saturday afternoon, we got together at Kaleisia Tea Lounge (best tea lounge in Tampa!) and had ourselves a Classy Ladies' Working Lunch.

Lisa's lappy is on the left, my stickered, 80-pound monstrosity is on the right, and we ordered a carafe of Thai iced tea (with soy milk), sitting in-between us. (Carafes are only $5.50!) The Thai tea fueled us through our semi-productive working lunch.
It's easy to get distracted by food, though. Such as this (new!) vegan Earl Grey cookie.
Peppery and chewy -- a fun little treat, followed by the oh so good spring rolls.

So yeah, between food and playing catch-up, we managed to get a little work done. Right now, I can just say that a LOT of time and hard work and effort has gone into Veg Fest and I am very excited about the event.

Are you attending the Tampa Bay Veg Fest? Is there a veg*n festival in your town?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Museum Day is Coming!

Just a reminder that Museum Day is one week away -- Saturday, September 24th. Click THIS LINK to find participating museums near you, and sign up for your free pass for two.

I'm excited to be checking out the The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, m'self.

What museum will you be visiting on Museum Day?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Forks Over Knives on Netflix Streaming

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Forks Over Knives is now available streaming on Netflix!

Have you seen Forks Over Knives? What are your thoughts on this documentary?

PS. I know it's been kind of quiet around here lately, but I've been keeping up with the HVT Facebook page much better this past week. Check out all kinds of fun stuff over there!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday: How to Travel

"Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone."