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Hi Friends!
I just realized I’ve been nominated for in 3 Categories for the Best of Raw Awards!!!!

Click Here to Vote for me in these 3 Categories (you don’t need to complete the whole ballot, you can just quickly fill in the bullet point next to my name if you’re so inclined in these 3 places).

I am asking for your vote and support in these 3 categories:
1. Sexiext Raw Vegan Woman of 2009:  Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga
2. Favorite Raw Blog of 2009: Love Veggies and Yoga
3. Favorite Raw Vegan Website: Love Veggies and Yoga

Again, click here to Vote and if you choose to take a couple minutes to do this, I would just love it!!!!  Muah to all my readers, friends, and supporters….Thank You All!!!!!!!!!


  1. YOU'RE IN PARADISE!!!! Keep having a blast :)

  2. Hey girl!! So glad you are having an awesome time. I can't think of anything I've recently overpaid for, but I'm sure my husband would say shoes. :)

  3. AHHHH SO JEALOUS!! skylar is cute~happy and sad! it is gorgeous and so are you. have so much fun!!! thanks for the link love! xoxo

  4. Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) Reply

    AHH.. hope you're having a blast. You look fabulous!! (As does Miss Skylar). When Im on vaca I TRY to ignore the astronomical prices on everything!!! We were in Spain a few yrs ago and breakfast was like 60 US. dollars.. hmm.

    Anyways, ENJOY your vaca.. Im thoroughly impressed you are blogging.. that is ;)

  5. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg Reply

    GAH! I can't believe you're in Aruba right now! Color me jealous :-)

    Congrats on winning the tru-whip contest too! Lucky duck!

  6. Food Makes Fun Fuel Reply

    I bought maranatha pb chips for 6.79! And then two days later with sales and coupon I could have gotten them from whole foods for 3 dollars. Oh well, I supported a small local store so I don't feel awful.
    Enjoy Aruba! What's vacation if not getting robbed on prices?
    And no worries on the TRUwhip, it's a coupon

  7. ChocolateCoveredVegan Reply

    ARUBA?! OMg you lucky beauty!

  8. awww poor baby Skylar, she does not look pleased. And i'm so sorry to hear about the ridiculous $6 cup of coffee!!! ahhhhh angry angry.

    You look so gorgeous in pink! The vacation glow helps too! heheheheh Have fun and stay safe Averie!

  9. Aruba?! You lucky duck :)

  10. I would to be in Aruba right now!

    Have a great time!

  11. healthhappinesshope Reply

    OMG, I would have never guessed ARUBA!!! How amazing! :)

    I SOOOOO understand your dial-up frustrations. I live in the middle of the woods in the middle of nowhere and had to deal with dial-up myself until just LAST YEAR! Yes, I was a tortured soul. And, YES, it SUCKS! I totally appreciate you dealing with the ancient technology to give us an update!

    Oh yes, the glorious coffee! I think I would give my own arm if it came down to it and needed a coffee rush. ;)

    Keep enjoying your wonderful vacation!


  12. why do I have a feeling that first coffee shop will be going out of business very shortly? 7pm is ludacris!

    not gonna lie, I am so jealous – but if anyone deserves such a beautiful vacay it's you!

    Thank you so much for your recent comments on my blog girl. I swear, you always bring me near tears and evoke so much emotion in me (in a good way, of course!) you are such a blessing and I love you with all of my heart!!

    <3 hugs and kisses, Averie!

  13. Well, I must say, I appreciate you putting up with the blogging beast because I'm living vicariously through you on your vaca!!

    Oh me, oh my! I feel so bad about that coffee situation! I'd be crying buckets of tears if I were in that position. Us addicts HAVE to have it! Keep having a blast in paradise!!

    Thank you again for the super sweet Christmas card – you have such a beautiful family!

  14. me? overpay? the queen of cheapskate?

    OH, I know…TAXES.
    We just paid our taxes and they charged us to use the internet.


    Of course when they OWE YOU money, they take thier precious time.

    okay…enough of that.
    I really don't know anything lately that I had to have and paid for it. As it stands I want a new iPod Nano and am refusing to dip into Christmas for it. Luckily my Teen is a techno addict like his ma and I borrowed from him.

    okay…Please do more Aruba posts…I am loving it! Please..take us with you!

    Enjoy that cup o joe Sweets!
    lil Skylar looks excited to be on Vaca!

    good times mama! (what a killer Christmas)..THAT'S what we need to do…get AWAY.

  15. Aruba?!?!?! How cool is that!

    Gotta love the Rockhouse in Negril for their bottomless cups of Bluemountain coffee. Baha, probably my fave part of that trip. But I'm assuming the 6 dollar coffee man was right when they said they have really good beans- I mean,you'd think anywhere in freaking Aruba has good coffee! Hahaha the addict pays up. Too true.

    You guys look like you're having a blast!

  16. I've definitely overpaid for coffee too, and I think that I'm overpaying for the apartment I'm renting – counting down the days until the lease is up! :)

  17. I am so jealous! Aruba is so fun :) Have a wonderful time while your there and get some sun. Also – good luck with your coffee hunt tomorrow morning!

  18. Mary Anne Whiteley Reply

    Today I overpaid for something….a portable media tablet for my husband. Just a month ago it was $100 less but apparently it's a huge hot ticket item for Christmas this year. My husband REALLY wants one of these, so yep, I got it. If they drop the price tomorrow or the next day, I'm going to kick Amazon's butt…HARD!

  19. AVERIE! Jealous doesn't even begin to describe how I feel! I hope Skylar gets to feeling better VERY soon! Like, yesterday would probably be good.

  20. hahahaha

    1. skylar is ADORABLE.
    2. i would have bough a bottle of baileys and put half in my coffee after paying 6 bucks!
    3. it's GORGEOUS there :)

  21. $6 for coffee!! that must have been some fabulous coffee! ha. Although I so would have done the same thing, I cant deal without my morning coffee. Its worth it. Looks like an awesome trip so far. Enjoy it! Looks like paradise=)

  22. You are just glowing! Sunshine and relaxation must agree with you… and see? The $6 coffee didn't even bug you!

    Keep on enjoying yourself :-)

  23. you are BEAUTIFUL and so is your daughter!!! skylar is such a cute happy little girl :) i love it!

  24. you are BEAUTIFUL and so is your daughter!!! skylar is such a cute happy little girl :) i love it!

  25. awww vacation! Thanks for the comment. Hubby and I were married on Ocean Isle Beach between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. Enjoy your time there! Thanks for the yoga pose :)

  26. Jessie (Vegan-minded) Reply

    Hope you are having a great time in Aruba! I have paid up to 5 bucks for a cup of coffee while on vacation, but sometimes it's just worth it. I hope your "really good beans" were yummy and worth it too!

    Skylar is such a cutie by the way. Have fun in the tropics. :)

  27. Hey Averie! I've been reading your blog for a while now, but this is my first time commenting :) just wanted to let you know I made and LOVED your sugar cookie dough balls. The whole family gobbled them up. I look forward to trying out more of your recipes!

  28. Aruba?! Wow, must be wonderful! How long are you there?! Enjoy every moment!

  29. Go for it; I am totally ok with those pics on your blog. And I definitely agree with you; its the best when you can make something unprocessed and healthy that goes over well with the whole fam. Instead of telling people how to clean up their eating habits, it is so much more effective (and FUN!) to show them with delicious food. Like one time I made a raw kale salad and my parents loved it as well, but I knew if I first told them I was making a salad with raw kale and I wanted them to eat it bc its good for them, they wouldn't, but I didn't say a thing except "try this really good meal I made for you" and they did and LOVED it!

  30. Both you and Skylar are adorable in this post!! I don't blame you for going on such a lengthy quest for coffee. Was the one you got actually reeeally good beans? :P

    I paid $3 for a protein bar today. I forgot my snack at home at there's a GNC next to Starbucks. I could have had half an Aruban coffee for that!!! :P

  31. Hi Averie, I totally think you should listen to "Cocomo" by the Beach Boys. It'll enhance your Aruba experience. :)

    I've overpaid for sooo many things, and every time with PANGS of guilt! The one thing that comes to mind (I did this recently) was buying Stride spearmint gum from my school's caf when I should have bought it in the 3-pack at my grocery store. OK it sounds like a small deal but the difference could have bought me a bunch of kale. And THAT is a big deal.

  32. enjoy your time down there! did you bring lots of your own food or do they have healthy, vegan, eats down there?? I have never been to aruba! I have heard its beautiful and Skylar is SO ready for the beach and some sun!

    LOL the coffee shop that opens at 7pm, I laughed bc I am JUST like you when it comes to coffee, if it was 6 bucks well then thats what I would pay if it was the only kind, I need the stuff it just runs through my veins!

    cant wait to hear more about your Arubian Adventures!

  33. I'm so happy to read a post from you in Aruba! The weather looks absolutely beautiful…please send some of those sunny blue skies our way!

    You have the most beautiful smile, Averie. You just glow when you smile…now I see where Skylar gets it from.

    I can't think of something I've overpayed for recently, but I know when Chris and I went to the Breakers in Palm Beach last year for a radiology conference I paid an arm and a leg for a bloody cup of tea. There was nowhere else to go though and I needed my tea so I coughed it up! :)

    Have a great vacation!!! I'm so glad you "checked in"…

  34. Jess (Fit Chick in the City) Reply

    Wowzers! Six dollars for coffee? I recently splurged for some expensive wine that I couldn't live without. Pathetic, I know… but coffee and wine seem like two really important things to splurge on. ;)

  35. Ow! have so so so much fun! Anyway you can buy a coffee pot and some beans? Its gotta be cheaper than $6 coffee (RIDICULOUS!). Being a fellow addict though, I totally would have paid :) Enjoy every minute

  36. Oh I'm so jealous! But at least I get to drink some super cheap tea over here. :) Skylar is such a cutie!
    Have a great time!

  37. You look so happy :). Your posts are delightfully spirited.
    (Thanks for commenting on my blog yesterday, I have you on my blogroll and would love for you to "drop by" whenever you can/wish).

  38. girl you have the tiniest arms! is this from yoga? please do share how you get so toned..

  39. Alisa - Frugal Foodie Reply

    Glad you are having such an awesome time in Aruba! Your little one is too, too cute!

  40. Oh wow, Aruba…amazing! I'm incredibly envious…you look like you're having a wonderful time, and Skylar is simply adorable! I hope you have a wonderful holiday! xxx

  41. Hey Averie, looks like you're having a great time in Aruba (I was wondering where you went!) :D

    re: the fudge recipe. I think you can just omit the coconut oil altogether. Yesterday I made a similar chocolate fudgey cookie that was just cashew butter, agave and cacao. It's a bit hard to mix, but YUM!

  42. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    The photos of Skylar are darling. I don't drink coffee, never could understand how something that smells so good could taste so bad. At $6.oo a cup I'm glad I don't like it! Great find on the bowls!

  43. You brought a coffee pot with you to Aruba!?!?! I thought I was a coffee addict! And you are blogging? You are one dedicated coffee-drinking blogger! As a fellow coffee addict, what is your favorite brand/roast? I just blogged about coffee yesterday!

  44. Hey Averie! (Remember me?)
    I lurve coffee. Luuurrve luuuuurrvvvee it. But unfortunately, it puts me on fast forward mode, and a talk at a speed of like… a bagazillion words per minute, so I don't have it that often.

    Wanna swap children? I'm more than happy to send out my noisy cockatiel + rat dog for Skylar… She is so cute!

    Reigne. (Formerly the Baby Healthnut.)

    P.S. Most of your dessert recipes call for Agave Nectar, which I can not find here in Aus… Can it be subbed for Honey?

  45. Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) Reply

    I must say I would have a hard time parting with $6US for coffee. Even this addict would go home and concoct a paper towel in a funnel as an old school coffee maker. Now, if there was lots of foam and perhaps some sprinkles, I might lose my mind and pay up one time :-)

    The more photos the better! And how about those tropical sunsets?

    And don't tempt me with the Veuve and coffee. I could easily ice the coffee, add veuve and some ice cubes. I'm sure Protein Girl would want one too!

  46. My husband overpaid for one of my anniversary presents, I know because I had a coupon for free shipping and they had a special price for facebook fans! He didn't take advantage of either, but what are you gonna do?

  47. I overpaid on salads at Whole Foods! Salads for a family of 4 should never, ever cost $90!!!!

  48. unfortunately i overpay for things all the time! I once bought a $25 umbrella that surely was worth no more than $10 just because it was raining cats and dogs!

  49. Ah, I just recently overpaid for something, and that something, of all things, was an apple. $1.50 for one apple. Ack!

  50. I over paid for chocolate candy. It was ok but for the price I paid it should have been fantastic.

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