And that’s an understatement! If you’d told me on the first of last year that all this would happen in just one year, I wouldn’t have believed you.

I moved in with my lovebug (the man of my dreams!), sold my car of 9 years (beep beep!), resigned from my corporate job of 8 years (eeek!), made a heap of soulful new friends (bliss!), and laughed, cried and grew more than I ever could’ve imagined.

This was the year I really began to pour my heart and soul into following my passions, resulting in some pretty darn big highlights:
 

Released the ‘Dessert SuperSmoothies’ eBook

Dessert SuperSmoothies by Vegan Sparkles Rebecca Weller

Being vegan-healthy doesn’t mean missing out on all the good stuff, beautiful!  Quite the opposite!
Come join me on a journey from traditional old desserts laden with refined sugar, trans-fats, lactose, gluten, preservatives and cholesterol to sparkly Superfood Smoothies glittering with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and most importantly – scrumptious flavour!  Read more >>

 

Hosted the Perth ‘Spring into Wellness’ Event

Perth Wellness Event

The Ausdance studios on King Street was the perfect venue to celebrate the start of a new season and shake off those winter blues.  Donna and Kate, the gorgeous and super-talented Yoga Vine babes, guided us through an amazing Spring yoga session to stretch out our sleepy winter bods, complete with fun moves and plenty of giggles. Read more >>

 

Hosted the Sydney ‘Raw Choc’ Workshop

Sydney Raw Choc Workshop

Sixteen beautiful souls came along to the hands-on class to get better acquainted with the process of raw chocolate making.  After a quick talk about all the health benefits of raw chocolate, we unleashed the messy, delicious fun!  Read more >>

 

Released the ‘Eating for Energy’ eBook

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This eBook is for you if you’re just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.  If you’re fed up with grabbing take-away junk food because you’re too exhausted to cook and then feeling awful again the next day.  Tired of reaching for a chocolate bar when your energy levels crash at 3pm and then feeling cranky at yourself and the world.  Annoyed with mood swings, feeling bloated, and not having the energy to do all the fun things you want to do in this life.  Read more >>

 

Launched The Sparkle Project

The Sparkle Project

The Sparkle Project is a 6-week, guided group program for women who want 2014 to be the year they truly sparkle.  On the surface? It’s about clean eating, losing weight, and having more energy.  But really? It’s about a complete shift. A mind and body make-over. Getting your glow on, from the inside out.  Read more >>

 

Graduated from IIN as a Holistic Health Coach

Rebecca Bex Weller Vegan Sparkles avatar

I receive heaps of questions about this course and am now a proud Ambassador for the school, so I figure what better way to celebrate graduation than to share my thoughts and experiences with you. So grab yourself a berry smoothie, beautiful, and pull up a chair…  Read more >>

 

Top 10 most popular recipes of 2013

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1. Tofu Feta
2. Easy Vegan Laksa
3. Ten-Minute Fudge
4. Raw Choc Mint Slice
5. Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Dhal
6. ‘Nutella’ Cream Pies
7. PB&J Smoothie
8. Banana Bread Smoothie
9. Home-made Baked Beans
10. Hot Choc Fudge Sauce

 

Thank you 2013, you exhilarating beast! Here’s to an even bigger, beautiful new year ahead!

How was your year, beautiful? Did anything surprise you? Did you make any big changes? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. xx
 

14 Comments on Farewell 2013. You were a biggie!

  1. Bec
    January 1, 2014 at 8:50 pm (4 years ago)

    This year, I married my best friend and soul mate, made amazing lifelong friends and took the first steps to becoming a health coach. I have a feeling 2014 is going to be even better!! It’s amazing how much can happen in a year 😉

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm (4 years ago)

      What a beautiful year for you Bec and yep, I have a feeling 2014 will be even better for you too. Here’s to beautiful new adventures! 🙂 x

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  2. Nicole Marie Story
    January 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm (4 years ago)

    Such a divine year for you!!!
    I swear to goodness gracious, we are so damn similar!
    Three years ago, I quit my 8-year corporate job.
    And I just tossed my car of 9 years!
    Not to mention our health histories!
    Bravo on a fab 13. Yay for 14. 😉

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm (4 years ago)

      Oh how funny, Nicole! Well, great minds, and good company, and all that jazz. 🙂 I hope you had a great 2013 and here’s to a beautiful new year! (and is that a new blog I spy? YAY!! Heading over to check it out right now!) xx

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  3. Becky
    January 1, 2014 at 11:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow Bex what a year!! Congratulations on everything you have achieved 🙂 you have given me hope for the year ahead, so much can happen! Xxx

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Becky, and it sure can! Here’s to gorgeous new adventures for you, gorgeous girl. xx

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  4. Sophie
    January 2, 2014 at 12:11 am (4 years ago)

    Congrats, dear Bex? you achievements so much in 2013!!!! Good for you!

    I love all of your tasty recipes & love that they are healthy & vegan too, of course. Xxx A Happy 2014 to you, your love bug & your cool blog too.
    Cheerq to the New Year.

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 3, 2014 at 3:21 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Sophie! Happy New Year to you too, beautiful! 🙂 xx

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  5. Ildi
    January 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi, I have been returning to your website for over a couple of months now and the more I read the more I’m getting hooked. I desperately need a kick up the tooshie. I have started writing so many times and always chickened out, but here I finally am 🙂
    I’ m finding that my energy levels are depleting by the day and my need for sugar in my day has grown (this is something that I have never craved before).

    Would your Sparkle Project be suitable to help get me back on track and squash the terrible habits that I have adopted over the last year?

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 3, 2014 at 8:47 pm (4 years ago)

      Absolutely, Ildi! The Sparkle Project is designed to rewrite habits and create lasting change. We’ll be eating for energy, stabilising blood sugar levels (and kicking sugar addictions), alkalising the system, and learning to truly nourish ourselves – in every sense of the word.
      Come join us! I think you’ll love it. 🙂 xx

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  6. Kat
    January 4, 2014 at 5:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Bex,
    Congratulations on an exciting year, you are one amazing lady and an inspiration to us all.
    I just wanted to thank you for doing what you do, you are the reason I even considered veganism and nearly a year later, I’m still going strong.
    I hope 2014 is just as wonderful and look forward to following you on the next stage!
    Kat xx

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm (4 years ago)

      Oh thank you so much for such a beautiful comment, Kat! You made my day!
      Wishing you a magical new year too, bella! xx

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  7. Alana
    January 4, 2014 at 7:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow Bex! Congratulations to you. What an amazing year. You are truly one inspirational lady. I love reading your posts every week and drooling over your yummy food photos. Happy new year. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2014 xx

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    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      January 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, bella! Happy New Year to you and Koren. Wishing you both a magical 2014! xx

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