200 Indie Bohemian Baby Names

200 Indie + Bohemian Baby Names, part 2

Hi friends!

I wrote this same post in the past, and it has been such a hit. Being as obsessed with names as I am, I wanted to follow up with a part 2 – there are plenty more indie and boho names out there, and they are a great addition to part 1 of this post – no repeats! I hope you don’t mind ;)

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Things I'm Loving

Things I’m Loving 3

Taking a little break from all the recipes I have been posting lately and reflecting on the things that have my heart at the moment – from music, food, television, and beyond.

Also, I just have to say… devastated over Carrie Fisher. She was one of my very first heroes to look up to as a little girl. She was a badass woman, and I’ll miss her presence. RIP, my fierce princess. What an inspiration. xx
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Winter Thoughts

Winter Thoughts

Winter is officially here. Living in New England, we get a pretty cold winter… and I am anticipating a lot of snow this season. I actually don’t mind it much during the holidays, but I do tend to get the seasonal depression/winter blues once the middle of January/February comes around. I’m going to try my very best to embrace the cold (but also toasty!) months ahead. There’s a lot of good in winter, too. New beginnings, the month of love, my birthday. I have a lot to be grateful for, and I am going to try to remember that when those blues start to creep in.

I’d like to start a new seasonal series where I take time to reflect on the season and all the things that I love about it. I think it will help me to see and appreciate all that the time of year has to offer.

Winter is a time to cozy up with loved ones, read a book that you’ve been trying to make time for, wear your warmest flannel pajamas and fuzziest socks, drink hot beverages in bed, breathe in the chill of the air, catch up on your favorite tv shows or rewatch the classics with a loved one, bake something delicious, write down your thoughts, or simply take the time to sit still and reflect.
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Plant-Based Diet: What I Ate

Plant-Based Life: What I’ve Been Eating Lately

Inspiration overload right here. Another round-up of all the belly-filling, nutritious bowls of food that I have been eating. And you know… vegan donuts. Have you noticed a trend yet? Basically… throw a bunch of veggies, grains, and whatever-else-is-in-the-fridge into a bowl and call it a meal. Works for me!

Also – I have been sharing my meal photos much more now that I finally created a separate Instagram account for the blog! If you haven’t already, please please follow along… lots of plant-based foodie love. My handle is @thefriendlyfig. xx
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Current Digs Playlist | The Friendly Fig

Current Digs Playlist

Hi guys :)

I haven’t shared a current digs playlist in a while, so thought I would compile. Life has been really great – talked about a few key points here. The only other thing really on my mind right now is that Joe and I are currently binging That 70’s Show, and it has been making my life. Why does it always take me so long to watch incredible shows? Trying not to be a total couch potato, but it’s hard when it is cold and there’s good tv to be watched.

I hope you enjoy the music, and hope life is wonderful for you. xx
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10 Favorite Vegan-Friendly Sit Down Restaurants in Disney

10 Favorite Vegan-Friendly Sit Down Restaurants in Disney

Hi friends :)

Just talking about my favorite place in the world – again. I was reflecting on all the incredible meals I’ve had in Disney. It really is the most magical and vegan-friendly place on earth… which is everything to me. You will never go hungry here! I’ve counted down my favorite quick service stops in the past, so it’s only right that I show the sit-down restaurants some love – and I mean A LOT of love. These places have my heart.

The number one thing to remember when you are dining in Disney – if you are making an online reservation, be sure to check off your allergies. This way, the chef will be prepared for your arrival. You can also email SpecialDiets@DisneyWorld.com or call (407) 939-3463 to make sure they are aware. I have done both in the past to be safe and have never had any issues when I arrived!
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Little Snaps of Magic

Happy Friday! Lots going on lately – Joe’s birthday was yesterday (love!) We’ve also started browsing the market for a new house… in no rush to move, but it is definitely exciting to look around! My brother is coming home SO soon for Thanksgiving. Like I said… lots of things – lots of awesome things. Here’s life lately. xx
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Eating Vegan at Universal Orlando

Eating Vegan at Universal + The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Time to share my vegan experience at Universal Orlando Studios, Islands of Adventure, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I’ll be blunt and upfront about it – it’s not very vegan-friendly when you compare it to Disney. HOWEVER, it was certainly not impossible for me. I took a few photos of what I ate, and will recap some of the other items I didn’t snap but still enjoyed. Out of any place, Wizarding World was the easiest place to veganize (yay!) And the pumpkin juice was vegan, so all was well with me.
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17 Things That Happened When I Adopted a Plant-Based Diet

17 Things That Happened When I Adopted a Plant-Based Diet

I’ve been eating a plant-based/vegan diet for over 2 1/2 years now. I love that so much. When I stop and think about it, it really does make me step back and realize all the changes that my body has went through, and how crazy it is to think how I used to eat. It is mind-boggling, really! I wanted to share a modest list of some of the changes that happened after I cut out all meat, dairy, and animal-based products. They may seem minor, but not to me! Some are quirky, some are expected… but all have changed how I feel as a human, and for the better.

I’m proud of what my diet and health looks like in this moment vs. me 3 years ago.
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