Whoohoo baby, I made it! It was one year ago – on October 1st 2011 – that I made the decision and commitment to become vegan.

During that first month when I was suffering from huge cheese monster cravings, I stumbled across an on-line event called Vegan MoFo – The Vegan Month of Food – where vegan bloggers worldwide devote themselves to furiously writing about all things related to vegan food for one month. Genius! This event was such a huge help to me when I needed it most. At the time I didn’t know any vegans personally and I adored reading along with these amazing vegan bloggers who inspired me with their creativity and positivity every day. Many of the blogs I discovered during that month I still follow and love today.

That’s why I am so excited to be able to give back this year and do some Vegan MoFo blogging of my own, potentially and hopefully helping other people who are toying with the idea or are just curious about veganism.

And it all kicks off on my Veganniversary! Perfect! It’s a month-long celebration of everything that is amazing about this lifestyle, like this and this.

* Cue Sparkles! *

So the big question is… will I be able to blog every day throughout Vegan MoFo? It’s a big call but baby, I’m up for the challenge and I have a secret weapon. *wink* A good luck charm arrived in the post the other day from my gorgeous sister…

Yup, it’s official. I have the best sister in the world. It’s stirling silver, hand-made by these guys and comes with built-in super blogging powers and love.

I rocked it down at the beach today and brainstormed a Vegan MoFo theme…

And the Vegan Sparkles Vegan MoFo theme for 2012 shall be… *drum roll please*… ‘Fast, fresh and simple’!

Because you’re busy, right? But you still want to feel amazing and have skin that glows so much, everyone wonders what you’ve been up to.

So tomorrow and throughout Vegan MoFo I will bring you a heap of fast, fresh and simple vegan recipes to make you sparkle from the inside out! Start your engines! xx

38 Comments on Vegan MoFo and My Veganniversary!

  1. Gabby @ the veggie nook
    September 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow congrats Bex that is so exciting! I wish I remembered the day I went vegan- it was such a gradual process for me, I never took note! Ah well, I suppose it’s the decision more than the exact date that matters 🙂

    So happy for you and what a great gift your sister gave you!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm (10 years ago)

      It’s definitely the decision that matters, Gabby! Celebrate every day, girl! 🙂

  2. Em
    September 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm (10 years ago)

    Happy veganniversary lovely sparkly lady! And your sister wins maaaassive vegan brownie points.

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks so much, gorgeous, and I know, how cool is she?? 🙂

  3. vegeTARAian
    September 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm (10 years ago)

    Fantastic! Looking forward to all your fab posts

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you! It’s so lovely to have you here! 🙂

  4. Alaine @ My GF & DF Living
    September 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm (10 years ago)

    Happy veganniversary! That is huge. That necklace is precious too. Looking forward to another year of great posts 🙂

  5. Cadry
    October 1, 2012 at 3:22 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulations on your one year veganiversary! That’s fantastic! I look forward to reading what you have in store for Vegan MoFo. Great theme idea! 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 1, 2012 at 9:42 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Cadry! So lovely to have you here! 🙂

  6. Kristy
    October 1, 2012 at 4:55 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulations! Yay for 1 year of being vegan! I’m so excited to see what you have cooked up for us during Vegan MoFo- pun intended. 😉

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm (10 years ago)

      hehe, I love puns. Thanks so much, Kristy! I can’t wait to see what you cook up also! 🙂

  7. luminousvegans
    October 1, 2012 at 6:26 am (10 years ago)

    Oh my gosh! I love that necklace, such a thoughtful gift. And congrats on your 1 year vegan anniversary!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm (10 years ago)

      I know, so spoilt and grateful, I love it too! And thank you so much! 🙂

  8. Somer
    October 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm (10 years ago)

    No way sparkles!!! How cool is it that MOFO and your veganniversary are on the same day. Pure love, thats what that is! I’m adoring your necklace! You’ve got the best sister ever! xx- Somer

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm (10 years ago)

      hehe, I know, the stars were aligned one year ago today! And yep, she’s a keeper! 🙂 xx

  9. Jade
    October 2, 2012 at 9:18 am (10 years ago)

    Oooh I love Vegan MOFO 🙂 It gets me so inspired each year but I just love my dairy too much to give it up. But I love finding new ways of cooking things so I’ll be stalking/following your month of food! xx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am (10 years ago)

      haha, stalk away, Jade! It’s so lovely to have you here. 🙂 xx

  10. Brandi
    October 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm (10 years ago)

    That’s so awesome!! Congrats! It’s been 7 months for me! I can’t wait to see all your recipes 🙂

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Brandi! I’m still looking for those koala chips down here, by the way! 😉

  11. Brandi
    October 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh, and GORGEOUS necklace! I love it!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm (10 years ago)

      hehe, thank you, me too! So spoilt! 🙂

  12. Sarina @ Earthgiven Kitchen
    October 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm (10 years ago)

    Happy Veganniversary! I also went vegan in 2011. Beautiful shot of you on the beach.

  13. [email protected]
    October 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrats on your veganniversary, I’m so happy for you!!!

  14. [email protected]
    October 3, 2012 at 4:12 am (10 years ago)

    Congrats, Bex! What an awesome gift your sister got you. I can’t wait to see what recipes you come up with this month. Here’s to another year of your sparkly posts!! 🙂

  15. Sophie
    October 3, 2012 at 11:00 pm (10 years ago)

    Congrtas, Bex about being vegan 1 year! Yeah for you! I love your chique necklace a lot! So cool too!

    That’s a lovely picture of the ” Vegan sparkled you! ” xxx

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 4, 2012 at 11:41 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Sophie! I feel sparklier than ever. 🙂 xxx

  16. Laura
    October 4, 2012 at 3:01 am (10 years ago)

    Congratulations! and what better time to celebrate your veganiversary than during Vegan Mofo?

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      October 4, 2012 at 11:41 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks so much Laura, and my thoughts indeed! 🙂

  17. Mel
    October 4, 2012 at 6:36 am (10 years ago)

    Congrats on your veganniversary! Love the necklace, what a thoughtful gift!

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