An iced cake with only three ingredients? No eggs? Yes its possible! Want to Know how to make it? Keep reading…
You will need:
– 1 Betty Crocker Cake Mix (I chose the ’Country Carrot’ one for this, there’s a few to choose from, however, the red velvet one isn’t vegan)
– 1 Can of fizzy pop
– ​​​1 Tub of Betty Crocker Icing; the Cream Cheese one goes perfect with the mix I chose but you can use any!

I’ve recently been listening to music far more often. With the last few months being very stressful; I find its the one thing that helps me relax. A couple of my favourite artists have bought out new music in the last couple of months too, I love getting lost in the music; its okay to shut yourself off, every once in a while. Here is my playlist for the month or November!
What helps you relax when you need time out? If music, what’s your favourite song right now? Let me know in the comments below x

I am still very new to the vegan lifestyle and I am always learning every day; from learning what ingredients have been snuck into the simplest product to searching for cruelty-free leaping-bunny approved cosmetics and household products and doing my best to stay true to my manifest of becoming vegan as much that is possible.

The problem is that I’m also recovering from an eating disorder, and when people hear recovery with becoming vegan I receive this sudden influx in negative comments toward my recovery.
I was a vegetarian for many years (and opting for cruelty-free items during this time when I was able to) and often thought about becoming vegan, adopting this wonderful lifestyle but I realize that, in hindsight, I was possibly too ill to be able to make that decision without it being disordered.

I was in a rut last year, adopting a strict regime of “clean eating” in order to recover and this is the pitfall I see so many people fall into, vegan or not! And I’ve recently been shown many articles that blame their disordered eating even more on veganism.
But over the past year, it has been my mission to adopt a balance approach to food because the moment you label something as “good” or “bad” that’s when it becomes a problem. While I would agree that there is a certain degree of that going on within adopting this lifestyle, it hasn’t affected me in terms of being able to tackle those “fear foods.”
Heck, I love chocolate; it’s the best thing in the world!

But it’s not just about the food, as much as I have come to absolutely adore getting hands-on in the kitchen and have discovered so many things I wouldn’t have gone near previously out of fear. And it’s not just about the health benefits because it has allowed me to regain my own health in ways I would never have imagined.
I’m also discovering more about myself and my passions; the more I educate myself, the more strongly I feel about the ethics that this lifestyle is based upon, and having suffered with an eating disorder, which can make a person rather egocentric, it has opened my eyes to the bigger picture.
It’s not just about me anymore; it’s about making the right choices, making a difference in the world. It has helped me respect myself as a person, slowly but surely.

One of my only wishes is to lead by example to those around me and to show that you can actually be truly happy and healthy while living a vegan lifestyle.
And there is certainly nothing boring about it!



Jodie x

As part of RMP Week, for 7 days (14/10/15-21/10/15) there will be a giveaway each day; but each only lasts 24 hours, so be quick! Today’s giveaway is a 7″ My Little Pony liner from spindelpads! All you have to do to enter is tell me what your favourite csp top fabric is! Mines short pile minky. Leave your answer in the comments below.​ This giveaway is open from 9pm on the 20th of October 2015 till 9pm on 21/10/15. All prizes will be posted after the last giveaway closes.
Good Luck! x​​

As part of RMP Week, for 7 days (14/10/15-21/10/15) there will be a giveaway each day; but each only lasts 24 hours, so be quick! Today’s giveaway is a hanging wet/dry bag, it has two pockets for clean pads and a section in the bottom for soiled (PUL lined). All you have to do to enter is answer this question (if you’re new to cloth, tell me why you’d like to try it) – What’s your favourite pad maker and why?
Leave your answer in the comments below.​ This giveaway is open from 9pm on the 18th of October 2015 till 9pm on 19/10/15. All prizes will be posted after the last giveaway closes.
Good Luck! x​​