Author Archives: Dylan Kendall

Pets: Zero, Fresh Air: Won

Airfilter03

“Wow, you have pets? I can’t tell, your house smells so clean!” Want to hear this when guests come over? There is only one solution. No need to spray chemicals into the air to mask the gentle smells of Fido and Fluffy. Buy this: an Austin Air filter . Yes, they cost a bit more […]

0 Comment(s)

What Do Vegans Eat? A Look at My Fridge

Fridgetext

I’m vegan. Prior to becoming a vegan, I was a “I could never give up cheese” vegetarian for many years. I liked to use the term “vegan adjacent.” By 30 years old, I had given up ice cream and milk in my coffee but I held on to cheese desperately. I loved cheese. I would […]

0 Comment(s)

Save a Couch, Buy A Tree (Cat)

CATTREE

Cute, aren’t they? …these little furry four-pawed creatures with whom we share our homes. There’s nothing I love more than petting bellies, rubbing ears and hearing happy purrs of kitty contentment. There is nothing I hate more than saying goodbye to a favorite item of furniture because someone has decided they needed a good stretch […]

2 Comment(s)

Peaceful Dreams in a Compassionate Bedroom

DKPIllow02

Half of our life is spent in our bedrooms (and if you ask me, the better half!) so I’ve embarked on a journey to see how cruelty-free I could make my bedroom. What does that mean? The idea of cruelty-free means that no animals were used to make the products that we live with. The […]

0 Comment(s)

The Cycle of Aluminum Life

RecycledAluminum

As mentioned in earlier spots on this blog I am a huge recycler. Recycling is such an easy thing to do, but I’d by lying if I didn’t sometimes wonder what happened to all the recycled materials newly made. And then I discovered 100% recycled aluminum foil. What could be better than this!? You use […]

0 Comment(s)

Succulents: Waterless Drought-Resistant Joy!

Succulants28

I love succulents. I love them because they are colorful and geometric and simple. I also love them because they are truly the only thing green that I don’t manage to kill. And I love them even more for that reason, not only because they can withstand my forgetful plant watering dementia but because they […]

1 Comment(s)

It’s Healthy to Be Salty!

PinkSaltGoodness

Some people are sweet people and some people are salt people. I am both people. I love sweets like dates and raisins and chocolate just as much as I love chips and nuts and popcorn. But today’s post is on salt. Because I love salt. However I don’t take salt for granted. Not all salts […]

0 Comment(s)

Biodegradable Poop Bags, Not Just For Pups

GreenPoopBags

Everyone loves these bags and by everyone I mean every dog owner I know. Fido and you are out walking, enjoying the green scenery, Fido drops a little one and you get the satisfaction of knowing you are cleaning up after your furry friend without damaging the planet. BUT what about the cats! I’m so […]

0 Comment(s)

How To Take Off Years With One Trash Bag

Biodegrable Trash Bags

A while back I became obsessed with trash. At my house we recycle diligently (ok maniacally, have you ever seen a land-fill? Gross). I have two trash cans in the kitchen and I am proud to admit the one for recycling fills up faster. But one thing that was always on my mind as I […]

0 Comment(s)

Coconut Milk & Cookies + Ice-Cream Maker = Kid Hit!

Nicholas and the IceCream

This kid is not a vegan, but I am. So how does Nicholas get his sugar kid fix when he comes to grandma’s house? Coconut Milk “Cookies and Cream” Ice-Cream. Sound intimidating? Not at all…check it out. The only advance thinking required in this recipe is to remember to chill the coconut milk for 24 […]

0 Comment(s)

Success With Lou! Can We Help Maddie Too?? RESCUED!

maddie-smile

MEET MADDIE! (and one of her friends, a volunteer named Tracy) UPDATE! MADDIE MADE IT OUT! Maddie is now Allie, she made it to WA yesterday and is at her foster home today! Thanks all for helping her out of the shelter with a heartbeat! Maddie cautiously checked out 3 acres the first day and […]

0 Comment(s)