I’ve been trying to become more organized with all areas of my life. Working more on Logical Harmony in 2013 is a huge priority for me. I want to build a better and more organized editorial calendar. I’m expanding on brand partnerships and advertising options. I’ll be going to Vida Vegan Con. More contributors will be introduced throughout the year. A big part of this routine has become reading my Gabby Bernstein books (if you follow me o Instagram, you’ll see quotes from her on a near daily basis), journaling, keeping my day planner updated, and starting to think of my blog as a business.
The lovely folks over at Chicago Vegan Foods sent me these two cute Dandies t-shirts! In case you’re not aware, Dandies are the som pretty amazing vegan marshmallows. They are great for hot chocolate, crispy rice treats and everything else you would use marshmallows for. I’ve already worn one of these shirts and it was a big hit!
This month, I’m participating in my first Instagram Photo Meme – My Beauty Bunny Photo Contest! It’s all about cruelty free items. The items I feature are also all vegan as well. Above is Day 2 – Favorite Cruelty Skin Care Line. I couldn’t pick just one! I love all three of these brands a lot. All Relogy products are vegan, as are all Metamour products. Yes to Carrots has promised to stay cruelty free and has a lot of vegan options!
** Edited: Thank you to Logical Harmony reader Sarah of Beauty Vigilante for asking more details about the image that first appeared here. When I purchased them last fall, the ingredients listing on the Too Faced website and on the product packaging did not contain any animal ingredients. I was also told by a company customer service representative that they were vegan. Looking at the ingredient list now, which has been updated with the new spring shades, these lipsticks may no longer be vegan. I have reached out to the brand for clarification about if this ingredient is plant derived or animal derived.
I’ve been obsessed with gingham since… Forever? Anyhow, I bought several new gingham button ups and have been having fun layering them with sweaters and wearing them with my favorite blazers. It’s such a fun print and great for spring!
I had brunch with a friend this morning at one of my favorite restaurants. Herbivore is an all vegan restaurant with a couple of Bay Area locations and an awesome menu. I couldn’t decide between trail mix pancakes (pancakes with coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts) or a tofu scramble. The Southwest Tofu Scramble won me over and was seriously delish.
I loved this breakfast spot in Portland so much that I’ve gone on both of my recent trips to the NorthWest. AND Cafe is an adorable joint with very friendly staff and great food. Unlike most places, here everything is make vegan unless you request it to be vegetarian. You can also get anything made gluten-free. The seats here fill up fast, but the food is well worth any wait you have. With our party of nine, we still received a table without much wait and all left feeling happy and satisfied.
My first order of business here is always coffee. They serve locally roasted Cellar Door Coffee, which I love. This time around I also got a Mimosa. My Mom and brother were able to meet up with us for brunch, so it seemed like a good time to celebrate a little. AND Cafe also offers a kimosa, which is kombucha with orange juice. I also have it on good authority that their Spicy Bloody Mary’s are also a great pick. I love that drinks are served in classic diner mugs or Mason jars.
As my post about dining out at White Owl Social Club pointed out, I love pickles. I was really excited when Justin suggested we order this side of house made pickled veggies to try. It came with cucumbers, green beans, carrots and cauliflower. All of which were quite tasty! It actually tasted a lot like the pickles I make at home, but it was fun to try them elsewhere and I loved how they were served.
It’s long been said that having a cup of lemon water first thing in the morning is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. Oprah, Kathy Freston, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Aniston and others have all talked about starting their day with lemon water.
Lemons are alkalizing and can help restore the body’s PH levels. This is important in keep your health up.
Lemons have natural anti-bacterial properties and contain a Vitamin C. This makes them perfect for helping with colds, a sore throat and other common ailments.
Due to the anti-bacterial properties, Vitaminc C and B vitamins they contain, lemon water is also great for your skin.
Lemons contain 22 compounds which are said to help prevent cancer. Drinking lemon water can also lower blood pressure, and the high potassium levels in lemons ward off even more diseases.
Lemon water helps give your metabolism a kick start by aiding with digestion. Some even say that drinking lemon water helps fight hunger cravings.
Lemon water will help with detoxification. Not only does it help to keep you hydrated, but it works to help flush toxins out of your liver. This works especially well when paired with the occasional detox bath.
Do you drink lemon water? I try to have at least one glass a day. It can be difficult when lemons aren’t in season, but it’s always a refreshing way to start or end my day. Knowing the benefits is just an added bonus!