24 Songs Your Christmas Playlist Needs

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Christmas music plays in our home all of November and December. Our little twin babies even love listening to it. Our favorite thing to do right now is sing them Christmas songs and see how much they smile.

I've compiled a list of my absolute favorite Christmas songs so that you can listen to them too!

Mrs. Patel's Lactation Treats

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As you've probably noticed, I'm always looking for ways to make more and more breast milk for my twins Violet and Milo. I've been pumping milk for them since they were born in July and I plan to keep pumping till at least one year after their due date, which will be October 2020.

BodyICE Breast Pads For Women

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I've been pumping breast milk for my twins since they were born in July. I'm always looking for products that can help me with this and my latest find BodyICE's Breast Pads.

Must-Watch New Year's Eve Movies and TV Show Episodes

Last updated: 3/29/2020

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New Year's Eve is a fun time to celebrate! I love watching New Year's Eve movies and TV show episodes to get in the spirit. I start watching them pretty soon after Christmas until New Year's Eve. They would be fun to watch at a New Year's Eve party before watching the ball drop. I've listed out the best movies and TV shows you can watch! The TV shows are written out as season number : episode number.

111 Christmas TV Show Episodes You Must Re-Watch This Holiday Season

Last updated: 3/29/2020

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In November and December I love to watch Christmas TV show episodes of my favorite TV series. It makes me feel more festive and really brings the Holiday spirit during the holiday season.

18 Best Vegan Stocking Stuffers For Women

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A lot of the traditional stocking stuffers out there are not vegan. So many stockings are just full of non-vegan candy, which can make it hard for people to figure out what to give the vegan in their life. I've compiled a list for you of the best vegan stocking stuffers! All of these holiday gifts are vegan (free of animals) and are small enough to fit into a Christmas stocking.

The 19 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies To Put You In The Holiday Spirit

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I love to watch Christmas movies in November and December and some of my favorite ones are Hallmark movies. I find that Hallmark movies are either super cute and fun to watch, or super boring and don't keep my interest at all. One thing I love about all Hallmark movies is that they end well and are happy.

I've watched plenty of them in the last few years and made a list for you of the 18 best Hallmark Christmas Movies. One of the things that can make or break these movies for me is who the actresses in them are. I get so excited when I know the actress because that usually means I will like the movie.

Our Super Cute Twin Stroller Setup

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We've been using our stroller a lot since our twins came home from the NICU. We use it to take the Milo and Violet to all of their doctor appointments and to go on family walks.

It was pretty hard figuring out all the pieces and products we needed to make our stroller work for our twins, so I want to help other twin mamas with that. Twin pregnancy is stressful enough, you don't need the added stress of your stroller setup!

The Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes You Have To Make This Year

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Thanksgiving can be hard for vegans because many of the classic dishes are not traditionally vegan. For my first Thanksgiving after going vegan, I went into it planning on not having a lot to eat. Over the years, I've been able to make more dishes vegan and enjoy Thanksgiving more than ever.

Here are nine vegan Thanksgiving recipes you have to make this year.

18 Children's Books You Have To Read To Your Twins

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We don't have a ton of books about twins yet, but we're working on growing our collection. Our fraternal twins, Milo and Violet were born in July and just got home from the NICU. We've starting reading to them every night and we think it is so fun to read them children's books about twins!

I've complied a list of all the children's books for twins that I can find. We'd love to own and read all of these!

The Ultimate List of Pumpkin Spice Products

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It’s that amazing time of year again, pumpkin spice season! In case you don't know, pumpkin spice is usually a mixture of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice (source).

The leaves in our neighborhood have just started changing and it has us dreaming of fall. We can’t wait for the cooler weather, long sleeves, and pumpkin spice. We’ve put together the ultimate list of 53 pumpkin spice products that are a must-have for everyone who loves fall.

42 Must-Watch Christmas Movies

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Watching a Christmas movie is the best way to get in the Christmas spirit! I mean, what's better than seeing snow falling outside, drinking hot chocolate, and watching a festive movie? It's sure something I love! This list of Christmas movies has ones that you can watch by yourself, with your whole family, or with your significant other.

What I Didn't Know About C-Sections

I had my twins Milo and Violet via cesarean section at 27 weeks pregnant. Read my birth story here. It was an emergency c-section and we were totally unprepared for it to happen that day. I'm usually the type of person to research things like crazy, but I hadn't gotten around to researching c-sections before having my own.

When we found out we were having twins my doctor told us right away that I would most likely need to have a c-section for my delivery. We were also warned about preterm labor, but I never thought about having my twins as early as I did.

I was in for quite the surprise with a lot of things about my c-section. It didn't help that the people I know who have had them didn't warn me about much.

Here are 23 things I learned about c-sections before, during, and after my own.

20 Totally Cute Twin Halloween Costumes

Last update: 12/1/19

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Kid's Halloween costumes are fun to plan, but especially when it's twin Halloween costumes! Below you'll find 19 creative and cute Halloween costume ideas for your twins to wear. These costumes work if your twins are boys, girls, or you have one of each. We have boy girl twins who were just born a few weeks ago and we can't wait to dress them up for Halloween this year!

Our First 3 Weeks in the NICU

Our twins Milo and Violet were immediately taken to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) when they were born at 27 weeks. If you haven't read the birth story yet, click here to read it. I've never been to a NICU and really didn't know much about what to expect. Today's post is all about our first 3 weeks in the NICU.

My Twin Birth Story: Giving Birth At 27 Weeks

On Saturday 7/6/2019 my husband, Adam, and I were babysitting a few kids. We had planned this months in advance and didn't see that it would be a problem since I would be 27 weeks pregnant. The plan was to babysit them till Tuesday while their parents were traveling. We had a really fun day with the kids, then when we were eating dinner I started to feel a little nauseous and tired. I went to lay in bed for a little bit and started to notice that I was having contractions.

Vegan Halloween Candy: What You Should Hand Out This Year

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Halloween isn't the same without candy, and there are plenty of options that vegans can enjoy as well. It's so fun to eat Halloween candy while watching a Halloween movie. As a vegan, I don't want to shop for non-vegan Halloween candies to give out to trick or treaters, so you'll find vegan Halloween candy in our candy bowl. This list will help you with what to put in your candy bowl.

What To Order At CoreLife Eatery If You're a Vegan

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CoreLife Eatery has been a favorite fast casual Utah restaurant of mine and my husband's since one first opened up close to us about a year and a half ago. We absolutely love salads and meals with lots of veggies, so one day we tried it knowing nothing about it. We loved it so much that we went a few more times that week and insisted that my husband's family try it too!

Festive Maternity 4th of July Outfit

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The Fourth of July is only about a month away. I love to wear an outfit that's at least somewhat festive for the 4th, and I already have my maternity 4th of July outfit ready for this year.

I was worried that it would be hard to find a maternity red, white, and blue outfit, but I found one!

I'm now at a point in my pregnancy where I can wear some maternity shirts without them being too baggy on me. I also have to wear maternity bottoms since none of my bottoms fit in the waistband anymore.

Fun Graphic Tee From Type A Tees

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It's not a secret that I love graphic tees! I find that they're usually really comfortable, which is important for me right now since I'm pregnant. I found a shop with really fun graphic tees called Type A Tees.

Twin Pregnancy Belly Week By Week + Symptoms & Ultrasounds

Last updated: 1/14/2020

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I'm currently pregnant with didi fraternal twins right now. (Learn about didi twins here.) I have been taking twin pregnancy belly week by week pictures to show how my belly size has been changing. I've also written a little bit about my pregnancy symptoms week by week so that other pregnant women can know what to expect with twins.

72 Amazing Vegan Quotes You'll Wish You Said

Being vegan is awesome! Lots of amazing things have been said about veganism and living a plant based lifestyle.

Here are 72 of my favorite vegan quotes.

Gorgeous and Fashionable Jewelry

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Getnamenecklace is a jewelry company that sells beautiful pieces. Take a look at their website hereThey have a ton of options that are personalized to fit your exact jewelry needs. They sell necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and charms.

Fun Colored Walls at The Outlets at Traverse Mountain

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We recently found out about some really fun walls in Lehi, Utah. We love finding colored walls and taking pictures at them, so we were excited when we found out about these. They are the colored walls at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.

Buds Vegan Sandwiches Restaurant Review

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We've been wanting to try Buds in Salt Lake City, Utah for about a year now. It's a vegan sandwich restaurant in a little brick building downtown. We were so excited when we found out there was a plant-based food sandwich shop in Salt Lake City, but we kept forgetting to go. We finally did it though!

We went there with Adam's sister and we each tried a different sandwich. I tried the Fresh Veggie, Adam got the Barbacoa Sandwich, and his sister got the Cheesesteak.

Easy & Delicious Vegan Mango Smoothie (Only 3 Ingredients)

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Mangos have been one of my favorite fruits for at least a decade and I can't ever get enough of them. I just love mango. Recently Adam and I had dinner at an Indian restaurant and we noticed that everyone there orders these orange/yellow drinks. We looked at the menu to see what it could be and it was a Mango Lassi. Sadly, it's not vegan because it has yogurt in it.

After looking at the menu a little more we saw that they have a vegan mango smoothie called the Soy Mango. We ordered one and loved it! The texture was so fun and we loved the mango flavor from it. The big downside of the drink is that it was room temperature instead of being cold. We thought, we can make this better at home and actually have it served cold.

14 Old Wives' Tales For Predicting Your Baby's Gender

Last updated: 7/31/2019

We find out the genders of our twin babies this week and are so excited! (Update: we have boy girl twins. Read the birth story here.) Adam and I have had a lot of fun predicting what we think they will be based on old wives tales about gender prediction. We're 16 weeks along right now (our due date is October 3rd) and we're so excited to start nesting once we know what our twins will be.

We have researched a lot of the different ways to predict if you're having a boy or a girl. We're not sure how these work with it being twins since we could be having 2 boys, 2 little girls, or 1 of each. We've still enjoyed learning about it though. Here are the old wives tales for predicting baby genders that we researched and what they're predicting that we're having.

17 Jamba Juice Vegan Options You'll Have To Try

Last updated: 3/21/2020

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Jamba Juice vegan smoothie- Mega Mango
Jamba Juice has many vegan options that are so delicious. They use real fruits and veggies in their smoothies, not just flavor packets like some places. Real fruit smoothies always taste so much more fresh. When I first became vegan I wondered "Is Jamba Juice vegan?" I did some research and found that they do have vegan options at Jamba Juice!

6 Twin Mom Bloggers To Follow & Learn From

Last updated: 5/13/2019

When we found out that we're expecting twins, I wanted to find all the twin Instagram accounts and twin mom bloggers I could. I knew nothing about twins and wanted to learn everything I could from other twin moms.

14 Vegan Restaurants in Seattle Washington You Have To Try

Last update: 10/16/19

Do you have any plans to travel to Seattle? If not, you should definitely reconsider and add it to your list of places to visit soon. Seattle is a very vegan friendly city. Here are 14 vegan restaurants in Seattle Washington that you have to hit up!

8 Twin Pregnancy Announcement Ideas To Announce Your Big News

Last updated on: 5/13/2019

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We just found out a few weeks ago that we're expecting twins and we recently announced it on Instagram and Facebook! I was a day short of 9 weeks when we had our first appointment that told us it was twins. We decided that it was best for us to wait a little while to announce it though.

We had fun keeping this big secret with just our immediate families. We wanted to have our 13 week appointment to confirm that everything was still going well with both babies since twins are high-risk pregnancies. We decided to post on the 14 week mark since that also meant it was the beginning of the second trimester!

We put a lot of thought into deciding how to announce our twin pregnancy and had fun researching other ways to announce it. We've compiled a list of twin pregnancy announcement ideas.

6 Places With Awesome Vegan Desserts In Washington

Washington is a great state to find vegan food in. Peta recognized Seattle as one of the top 10 vegan friendly cities in America because there are so many vegan restaurants and bakeries. It is hard to find vegan options at a lot of places, but there are a lot here.

Here's a list of our top 6 places in Washington to find vegan desserts.

1. Mighty O’s Donuts

Vegan desserts washington
Can't get enough of these vegan donuts
Mighty O’s has all kinds of different donuts. Everything here is vegan! Most of their donuts are cake based, but some are yeast raised. They also have mini donuts and bear claws. Our absolute favorite one to get is the maple bar. It’s a raised donut with a maple frosting on it that has a great flavor without being too strong.

You have to go early to get these though since they don’t make a lot of them and they sell out quickly. Our favorite cake donuts are lemon poppy seed and nutty french toast. Mighty O’s has three locations in the Seattle area. They’re located in Green Lake, Ballard, and Capitol Hill. Donuts range from $1.85 to $3.25 depending on how many toppings and what kind of dough base it has. They also have a lot of coffee options.

2. The Cookie Counter

vegan cookies

The Cookie Counter in Seattle is located in the beautiful Green Lake area. All the goodies in this bakery are vegan! They have a lot of ice cream, coffee, and baked goods. The baked items they have change a lot. Our favorites are the brownies, strawberry popsters, and peanut butter cookies. They also have blondies and other cookie flavors. The prices are pretty good ($2-4), but it can definitely add up if you get a few things.

Related Content: The Best Vegan Sugar Cookies Ever

3. Sugar Plum

Vegan soft serve ice cream

Sugar Plum is a cute little non-dairy ice cream shop in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. It is owned by Plum Bistro, which is a vegan restaurant close by. Their soft-serve ice creams are so good! They change the flavors frequently, so it is fun to try a lot of different ones. They make it with different non-dairy milks, like almond, soy, oat milk, and more.

Our favorite flavor we’ve ever had was mixed berry with oat milk. We also love the almond milk chocolate flavor. They also have a few baked goods, but those change a lot and aren’t as good as the ice cream. The prices at Sugar Plum are good, it’s about $2-3 for an ice cream cone with sprinkles.

4. Jodee’s Desserts

Jodee’s Desserts is known for their vegan cheesecakes. They have so many fun flavors of them, and they also have some other desserts, like cookies and smoothies. Everything here is vegan, gluten free, paleo, and ketogenic. Our favorite dessert we’ve had from here is the Key lime cheesecake.

It has a very strong lime flavor and an extremely smooth, creamy texture. A slice of cheesecake costs $6.95-7.95 depending on the flavor, and smoothies are $7.95-10.95. Jodee’s is on the East side of Green Lake and is within walking distance to the lake.

5. Spotted Cow

Not everything at the Spotted Cow is vegan, but there are a few good vegan options. This is a hip place that serves coffee, baked goods, gelato, and sorbet. Their sorbet is vegan. They usually have about 5 different flavors of sorbet at a time.

You can taste test these to make sure you like the flavors first. Our favorite one so far has been blackberry. It’s not tart like some other blackberry products and it has a very smooth texture. The raspberry is also really good. Spotted Cow is located in the town center in Mill Creek, WA, which is about 30 minutes north of Seattle.

6. Cinnamon Works

Cinnamon Works bakery is located in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, which is a huge tourist spot. Not all their baked goods are vegan, but so many of them are. They also have a lot of gluten free options. The line here can be long on a busy day, but it is worth the wait. They have a lot of vegan cookies and muffins, but the best thing they have is the vegan cinnamon rolls. They are really big and have a maple icing on top that is delicious and so flavorful. They are kind of expensive though at $5 each.

Where do you go when you have a sweet tooth?

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Beyond Meat Tacos Coming To Del Taco

This is an exciting time to be a vegan. Fast food chains are seeing the vegan demand. Last month Panda Express rolled out vegan chow mein and eggplant tofu.

Another win for vegans has happened! Del Taco has announced that they will serve Beyond Meat in their tacos by the end of this April! 

This fake meat will be in two menu items - Beyond Taco and Beyond Avocado Taco.

Don't these new tacos look delicious? The avocado has got me salivating. haha

Del Taco has a page where you can sign up to be alerted the second these vegan options become available.

What else is vegan at Del Taco?

There are lots of vegan items you can order at this restaurant. They are:
  • 8 Layer Veggie Burrito without Cheese and Sour Cream
  • Crinkle-Cut Fries
  • Nachos without Cheese
  • Pollo Asado Grilled Chicken Bowl without Chicken
  • CrunchTada Tostada without Cheese
  • Hashbrown Sticks
Every item on their menu has a page where you can see the ingredients that are in them. A lot of places don't even do this. Kudos to Del Taco!

Have you tried Beyond Meat? If so, how do you like it? Comment below!

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Panda Express Will Now Have Vegan Options

Yesterday it was announced that Panda Express will join the ranks of fast food places that have vegan options. Big thanks to Vegan Outreach for making this possible.

What's vegan at Panda Express?

The two vegan dishes at Panda Express will be Eggplant Tofu and Chow Mein. They were previously not vegan because they contained chicken broth and animal-based seasonings. 

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Picture of Eggplant Tofu that will now be made vegan

You'll be able to order these by the end of February 2019 at any of their 2,000 locations.

The last couple of years have been good to us vegans. McDonald's made their Apple Pie vegan in Canada (source). Taco Bell is set to release new vegan menu items this year (source). Carl's Jr rolled out the Beyond Meat Burger (source).

I'm very excited to see what other restaurants will do. Smart companies are watching the vegan space. In fact, "Sales of vegan foods in America in the year to June 2018 rose ten times faster than food sales as a whole.” (source)

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8 Vegan Celebs You May Not Know About

If you're anything like me, I get super excited whenever I see vegan celebs on tv. There are much more than I thought. Here's a list of the famous vegan celebrities I found. As time goes on, I'll update this post to include more!

1. Madelaine Petsch

Madelaine Petsch is a vegan celeb
No doubt you've seen this vegan celeb on Riverdale

Madelaine is a vegan actress. She is well-known for her role as Cheryl Blossom on Riverdale. She was raised vegetarian and became vegan when she was 14. She said "Being vegan keeps my body fueled and running smoothly". She did a campaign with Peta where she wore a dress made entirely of bok choy.

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2. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is a famous vegan musician

Ariana Grande is a very famous singer who used to be an actress on Nickelodeon. She became vegan in 2013 because of her love for animals. She said she even loves animals more than people. She believes that a vegan diet can extend your life and make you a happier person. She has also spoken out against SeaWorld in defense of the animals there.

3. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is a vegan actress.

Miley is a famous singer and actress. She started out on Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, then became a singer and starred in movies. Miley has been vegan since 2014 because she loves animals. What prompted her to go vegan was when her dog was killed by coyotes. She has a tattoo of the Vegan Society's sunflower logo and encourages veganism from what she wears to what she eats.

4. Liam Hemsworth

Liam is an actor who is also married to Miley Cyrus. He went vegan in 2015 and has been an advocate for veganism. He was sick on the set of The Hunger Games and Woody Harrelson suggested he eat raw vegetables. This was what sparked him going vegan. He has said that since going vegan he has more energy, sleeps better, and has more endurance for working out.

5. Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch is a famous vegan actor from the UK
Betcha didn't know the Grinch was vegan :P 
Benedict is an actor from London. He has been in the Avengers movies and was also the voice of the Grinch in the newest Grinch movie. He has spoken in many interviews about his plant-based diet and about being cruelty-free. In 2016 he was on the cover of British GQ wearing vegan boots and a vegan suit.

6. Peter Dinklage

Peter is an actor who has been in X-Men and Game of Thrones. In the show, Game of Thrones, his character is seen eating meat, but when they film those scenes, he really has tofu or other meat substitutes that look like meat. Before going vegan, he was a vegetarian for 15 years.

7. Mayim Bialik

Mayim is an actress who is well-known as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. She has worked with PETA to help educate people that going vegan is healthy and saves animals. She has a vegan cookbook called Mayim's Vegan Table.

8. Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is a famous raw vegan.

Woody is not only vegan, but a raw vegan. He also does not eat flour or sugar. In 2012 he was PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian. He is an actor and was recently in the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Did we miss any? Let us know and we'll add them. Which one of these is your fave?

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Chipotle Vegan Options: Ordering Vegan at Chipotle

Chipotle has been a long-time favorite restaurant for Adam and I. Mexican restaurants are usually pretty easy to find vegan food at, and Chipotle definitely meets this. They have tons of fresh options that are vegan and you can make so many different combinations. When I became vegan I did some research and found that there are tons of Chipotle vegan options.

Chipotle vegan options include burritos and more
Chipotle vegan options

They have burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads. The burrito comes with a large flour tortilla and the tacos come with flour tortillas or crispy corn shells.

Here are all of the Chipotle vegan options available to us:

  • Flour tortillas
  • Corn tortillas
  • Crispy corn tortillas (for the crispy tacos)
  • Sofritas - The sofritas from Chipotle are vegan and contain "shredded tofu braised with chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos (mild chili peppers), and a blend of spices." Source
  • White cilantro lime rice
  • Brown cilantro lime rice
  • Black beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Fajita veggies
  • Fresh tomato salsa (mild)
  • Tomatillo red-chili salsa (hot)
  • Tomatillo green-chili salsa (medium hot)
  • Roasted chili-corn salsa (medium)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Guacamole
  • Chips
These are the ingredients that are NOT vegan:
  • Steak
  • Carnitas
  • Chicken
  • Barbacoa
  • Chorizo
  • Queso
  • Sour cream
  • Monterey jack cheese
  • Vinaigrette
My go-to order is always a veggie burrito. Their flour tortillas are so soft and delicious, so that's why I get a burrito. Also, the burrito holds more food in it than the tacos do. I get my burrito with brown rice, tomatillo green-chili salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, romaine lettuce, guacamole. Sometimes, the workers will get cheese and sour cream on the work station, which can get on the tortilla of my burrito.

I always look at their work station before ordering to see how clean it is. If it's just a little messy and the restaurant isn't super busy, then I ask them to wipe it down and explain that I am vegan. If it's really messy and they're crazy busy, then I get a bowl instead.

Veggie bowl at Chipotle

Personally, I think their white rice and brown rice taste very similar, so I choose to get the brown rice because it's healthier. I've never been a fan of black beans or pinto beans, but Adam loves both of them.

Their fajita veggies are a mix of bell peppers and red onions. The color of the bell peppers they have changes often. They usually have either green or red, but sometimes they also have yellow. These veggies are really good and can have a nice char on them.

You can get as many salsas as you want, which is awesome! I always get the tomatillo green-chili salsa (medium hot) and the roasted chili-corn salsa. Sometimes I also get the fresh tomato salsa, which is basically just pico de gallo. The medium hot salsa is my favorite salsa at Chipotle. It can be kind of spicy, but I other times it's not too spicy. It provides a lot of acidic flavor to your meal.

Chipotle's guacamole is so delicious! As far as I know, it's made of avocados, red onion, jalapeno peppers, and lime juice. It costs extra to add it to your meal, unless you get a veggie meal! I love that it's included in my meal.

Chipotle makes it super easy to find out what is vegan and what is not vegan at their restaurant. I wish more restaurants would make it this easy and clear. You can find out by looking at their Allergens and Special Diets page. This page also tells you if each ingredient has milk, soybeans, wheat and gluten, and sulphites. They also state that they do not use any eggs, mustard, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, shellfish, or fish in their products.

I love that Chipotle has locations all over the United States. This makes it very easy for us to find vegan options while traveling. Sometimes it is hard to find menus and nutritional information for restaurants, so I'm glad that I can always count on Chipotle as a backup place to eat.

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Thread Tank: Wifey T-Shirt

Wifey t-shirt

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It's no surprise that I have been adding to my graphic tee collection already this year. I found a company that has really fun graphic tees, called Thread Tank. I've known about the company for a few months and just got my first t-shirt from them.

I loved so many of their t-shirts, but the one that stood out the most to me was their Wifey Cursive Women Relaxed Crew T-Shirt. I have been wanting a graphic tee that says wifey for a while, so I couldn't resist getting this one.

I love the cursive font on it and I love how big the graphic on it is. I got the color heather rogue, which is similar to a heather burgundy. The writing on it is in white. I got it in a size small, which is my normal size.

Wife graphic tee
Cardigan: Cleo Madison
Booties: Cleo Madison

I really like the crewneck style of the shirt I got and the relaxed fit is very comfortable. It's definitely the style of t-shirt that I prefer to wear. I don't like shirts that are too tight, so it's perfect. They have a lot of other relaxed crew neck shirts.

My other favorite's on their site are their Girl Power shirt, Paper Airplanes shirt, and Done Adulting Today Shirt. They all have really fun designs and I love the colors that they come in.

I've been married to Adam for 5 years (6 in May!) and can't believe I've never had a cute shirt that says Wifey. I'm super excited to wear this shirt a lot. They also have a shirt that says Hubby on it. How fun would it be to match your spouse and wear these? I know I'd love to do that! On their website it's called the Hubby Cursive Thread Tank Men's Crew T-Shirt. It comes in military grey, heather grey, and charcoal.

Wifey graphic tee

I think it's really cool that Thread Tank's shirts are designed and printed in the United States.

Thread Tank was started by three best friends who wanted to show their creativity through graphic t-shirts. Their slogan is "stories you can wear". Their designs are meant to remind you of things and moments in your life that are worth remembering

If you are unhappy with your t-shirt purchase, you can return or exchange it, as long as you follow their policies.

Thread tank

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Thread Tank is based out of Los Angeles, CA. They offer free shipping on orders of $45 or more.

Follow @threadtank on Instagram to stay up to date with them.

8 Utah Vegan Bloggers You Should Definitely Follow

Last updated on: 1/20/19

Vegans are pretty amazing people! I've compiled a list of all the Utah vegan bloggers I can find. Sadly, there aren't every many of us. Hopefully that will change! We will update this as we find out about them. Read about these bloggers and follow them on Instagram for vegan food inspiration, adventure, and life in Utah.

1. Elizabeth Morgan

Elizabeth Morgan is the vegan blogger behind Morgan Boulevard.
Me and my cute husband Adam.

On my blog, you'll find pictures of vegan friendly options found in Utah restaurants and abroad. A lot of my time is spent being a fashion blogger and clothing entrepreneur at CLEO MADISON. You'll also find lots of fun activities for couples and families.

2. Annie Tidball

Picture of Annie Tidball who blogs about vegan recipes at Natural Sweet Recipes.
Plant based vegan blogger

Annie came to Utah from Washington DC. She is plant-based and refined-sugar free. She blogs about recipes that are her own. There are a lot of amazing looking desserts, like different flavors of maracons and ice cream. She is the co-author of a recipe book called The Everything Naturally Sugar-Free Cookbook. Annie became a mom last year to a baby girl.

Her website
Her Instagram

3. Holly Waterfall

Holly Waterfall teaches you how to prepare vegan meals.
Find easy vegan recipes on Holly's blog

Holly creates her own vegan recipes that show that being vegan does not mean that your meals will be boring. On her website you'll find recipes for things that you never would have thought could be made vegan, like vegan ranch dressing and vegan caramel apple pie. She has a free e-cookbook that you can sign up on her website to receive. Holly is vegan for health and animal rights.

Her website
Her Instagram

4. Megan Roberts

Megan the Vegan Mom is a Utah vegan blogger.
Everyone should follow this Utah vegan blogger

Megan, aka Megan the Vegan Mom, posts recipes of hers and restaurant reviews. She is always baking up a yummy looking treat and making the most delicious looking dinners for her family. Her recipes are very family-friendly. Megan, her husband, and son are all vegan. She is a foodie and an animal advocate and has been for a very long time. She also shares her party tips from her fun looking events.
Her Instagram

5. Steph Davis

Steph Davis is the vegan adventurist behind StephDavis.co.
You've got to be brave to free climb like Steph!

Steph is a vegan who lives in Moab, Utah. She is also a climber, a writer, and a speaker. She posts vegan recipes, like cheesecake and chia seed pudding. She has been vegan since 2003. Steph is the author of a book called Learning to Fly.

6. Jenn Kilcomons

Jenn Kilcomons writes on Meatless In The Mountains
You'll get plenty of plant based diet inspiration from Jenn's blog

Jenn is a vegan blogger who lives in Park City, Utah. She posts recipes that are easy to make. She has been blogging for years and her recipes range from appetizers, to desserts, to entrees. Jenn loves food and animals. She has a lot of Italian family recipes that she veganizes and shares with her readers. She is a wife and a mom to her daughter and rescue dog.

7. Jessi Gertsch

Jessi Gertsch is the vegan vlogger behind The Bonus Bunch on YouTube.
Just a warning: she is silly!

Jessi and her husband are vegan vloggers on YouTube. They each have 3 kids and have formed their own blended family. They vlog about their family and how they run their household. They also share videos about making vegan things, like eggs and flatbread.

Her YouTube channel

8. Christine Mullins 

Christine Mullins is the blogger on A Whole In One.
Follow this vegan athlete

Christine is an ethical vegan who loves nature. She is an endurance athlete and an artist. You'll find many biking posts on her Instagram and get to see the beautiful places where she cycles. In the nutrition section of her blog, she posts recipes for things like truffles and buffalo mac and cheese.

Do you know any vegan bloggers we can add to this list? If so, let us know and we'll add them!

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A complete list of vegan bloggers based in Utah.

Jord Watches: Stylish Wood Watches

Wood watch for women

I received goods in exchange for this post but all opinions are completely my own.

In the last year I've started wearing more accessories than I used to. They can be really fun to add to outfits to have a pop or color. I haven't been big into watches because I think it's hard to find ones that are unique and fit my style. I just got the coolest watch to add to my collection of accessories though! I love unique, eye-catching watches and Jord is perfect for this.

They have a lot of wood watches in different colors and styles. They have styles for men and women. I really believe they have a watch to fit everyone's personality and style. One of the things I love about their watches is that they are standout accessories. They're not ordinary pieces that you could find from anywhere.

Purpleheart wood watch 

The watch that I got from Jord is their Frankie Purpleheart & Plum watch. I cannot get enough of the color of it! The wood band is a deep purple/pink color and the watch face is a similar color, but a little brighter. This color goes really well with the clothing I wear. I love how feminine the color is and I think the watch has great craftsmanship. I can tell that this is a watch that will last me for many years because of how great the quality is.

The wood on my watch is Jord's Purpleheart Wood. It is sourced from the Solomon Islands and is naturally the deep purple color that you see in my pictures. The grain has straight lines. The finish on it is so beautiful and long lasting.


Their watches come in really cool boxes. The one I got was really fun to open. The watch was also around a really cute pillow that looked like it was made from burlap material. Jord is pronounced Yode. It is like Yoda, but without the A sound. They use natural and reclaimed materials, which is something that is important to me. They come out with new, sophisticated designs often. The company is based out of St. Louis, MO.

Trendy watch for women

Outfit details-
Oversized sweater from Cleo Madison
Mauve beanie from Cleo Madison

Jord's wood watches are a perfect gift to buy for yourself or for someone else. You can engrave the backplate on most of the watches, which makes it a very personal gift. Their Cedar humidor presentation boxes can also be engraved.

The watches can be sized for the recipient. To do this, you'll need to measure your wrist to the nearest 0.25 cm. You can use a tape measure, but if you don't have one, you can print the Jord wrist sizer to measure your wrist.

On some of their watches you can even mix and match the wood bands with different faces. Something else that is awesome about Jord wood watches is that every watch has a one year warranty. There are also options for exchanging or returning your watch. They also have free worldwide shipping. That is something that is very uncommon for online stores.

Womens wood watch

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The giveaway winner will receive a $100 gift code to use toward the purchase of any Jord watch in their collection. The winner will be emailed a month after the contest has ended. Everyone who enters will receive a 10% off code to use at Jord. That means everyone wins something! Make sure to follow the link above to enter the giveaway.

Follow @jordwatches on Instagram to stay up to date with the company and to get styling inspo.

Calluna Market: The Shop For Relatable Tees

Target graphic tee

I received goods in exchange for this post but all opinions are completely my own.

I got another graphic tee, but this one is unlike any other that I've gotten before. The company I got it from is Calluna Market. They have the most relatable graphic tees that I've seen! They have the funniest saying on them. When I see most of them I think "yep, that describes me"!

They have a bunch of graphic tees with sayings about Target and those were my absolute favorites! Target is such a fun store to shop at and all the things these shirts said were so true.

Funny graphic t-shirt

I decided to get their Target Love Language Graphic Tee Shirt. I got it in mauve. I liked how the mauve color was somewhat similar to red (Target's color), but I didn't want red. Red's not my favorite and I don't want to get mistaken as a Target worker when I'm there.

On the shirt it says "Target is my love language" in white print. I thought that was so funny and so relatable! The shirt is unisex sizing. For a tighter fit go with a size down. I kept my normal size because I prefer a looser fit for my tees. The shirt fit exactly how I wanted it to.

Target dog

I was so excited to wear this shirt on my latest shopping trip to Target with my husband. We found the Target Dog in the clothing section and just had to get a picture with it.

Calluna Market has tons of other graphic tees that are also super cute. My favorites are the Plant Lady T-Shirt since I love plants, their Hocus Pocus T-Shirt (love that movie!), and their Only A Morning Person On December 25th Shirt.

To care for their shirts, wash them inside out on cold. Don't use fabric softener or bleach and tumble dry low. This will help the shirt to not shrink and the print to not peel off.

Muave graphic tee

Right now you can take 10% off you order with code 'calluna10'.

Follow them on Instagram @callunamarket!