Living Vegan in Charlotte, NC – and elsewhere!
Back when Tiger was younger, he loved to jump on top of tall things – like the refrigerator and bookshelves. And then knock as much stuff as he could down and watch it fall. Books. Vases. (Yeah, in retrospect he could be a little sh*t as a kitten.) Tiger especially enjoyed jumping on top of… Read More ›
Previously, in Ghost Story – Prologue – I mentioned that I have seen my share of death – even inside this house I currently live in. The commonality, though, is that everyone – human, furred, or feathered – were all either really old or really sick. Death was sad, but not a surprise. There’s only… Read More ›
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables It’s October … yaaaaas! I wanted to alert everyone to a few changes I’ve made to my blog. An intrepid reader alerted me that, although the drop-down arrow was still there, the “Vegan Recipes” label had mysteriously… Read More ›
“During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” Do you believe in ghosts? Not too long ago, I would have answered, “Well, I do believe there are more things in Heaven and Earth that are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.” Skeptical, yet open-minded, that was me…. Read More ›
It’s the first day of September – and the first day of Vegan MoFo 2018! (For readers who aren’t aware, Vegan MoFo stands for Vegan Month of Food.) Once again I am excited to be part of such a huge group blogging experience. Today’s prompt is, “Introduce Yourself” – so here goes! I’m Catherine – a… Read More ›
The Scruff Muffin checks out my latest Amazon Prime Now delivery. So, this has been an …. interesting … summer. It started with a freak accident that had my car unexpectedly becoming best friends with a stranger’s tree. The car would need some bodywork, but miraculously I was unharmed. (Or so I thought. Much later… Read More ›
In Make 2018 Great: Shoes: Part 1 – Examining Our Obsession, we explored why some of us have such a serious shoe obsession. In Part II, we’ll discuss the sometimes difficult process of downsizing our shoes, how to learn from our mistakes, and finally build a shoe wardrobe that works for our lives. Imagine how it… Read More ›
It’s Spring – at least in parts of America! And Spring is a great time to clean, downsize, and declutter! (I have a birthday in May so I’m super-energized to clear out as much old stuff and old energy as possible!) Earlier in the year we cleaned and organized our vegan pantries, fridge, and cabinets…. Read More ›
I have a confession to make: I am a preacher’s daughter. This is who I am. I had no choice or say in the matter. I was born into things after three miscarriages and one stillbirth, so there was no way I could change my mind and back out. My parents had been praying for me… Read More ›
There is a very veg-friendly Indian restaurant in Charlotte that my partner and I haunt. The food is mostly delightful; the service less so. But every time we go, I can’t help feeling slightly annoyed at drinking water out of a plastic glass. And using forks and spoons whose sharp edges feel uncomfortable in my… Read More ›
Today we are going to Make 2018 Great by cleaning all our ovens and stovetops! Yes, I know that sounds like a downer. But now that we’ve got our pantry and refrigerator/freezer organized, the next step is to clean our ovens and stovetops … so we’ll find cooking even more enjoyable! This is especially important… Read More ›
Welcome back to Make 2018 Great! Last time we organized our dry goods pantry. This time, we’re organizing our refrigerator and freezer. The good news is – this will probably go a little more quickly than organizing our pantry! Hopefully, due to the perishable nature of food in your fridge, you’re already cleaning on a… Read More ›
One of the best things you can do for yourself in 2018 is to clean and organize your kitchen and pantry. I know, I know. This does not sound like one of those fun “bucket list” goals I wrote about. But it’s a goal that pays amazing dividends – to your wallet, body, mind, and… Read More ›
As I turn the pages of my new 2018 planner, writing notes to my future self in glitter gel pens, I can’t help but get excited about what the year might bring. On these last dark and gloomy days of December, January is as intoxicating as a new lover.
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Some people are always taking peeks into other’s medicine cabinets or top bureau drawers. I have never been one of those people. Instead of a prurient interest in other people’s panties, I’ve always had a prurient interest in other people’s pantries. Plus,… Read More ›