Today is the one year anniversary of when Chris and I became vegan! I talked before about our vegan journey and how it is, aside form marrying each other, the best decision either of us have ever made, but I am realizing now that this choice is one of the things I am most proud of in my life. I love saying that I am vegan and I am proud to say that I only eat plants and to the best of my ability, I do not take part in violence, against any living being, in any way, shape, or form. As this monumental occasion approached, I had been trying to think of a small gift to myself, but I was having a tough time coming up with something.
The vegan gods must have heard me, because I was contacted by Vegan Cuts to do a review on one of their products. Before I fully read the email, I knew I wanted to do it. Vegan Cuts is something I discovered about a year ago, when I first became vegan, and I instantly adored them. I love that they are a small business, and I love that they bring awareness to excellent vegan products and provide special deals for these products. I knew instantly that I wanted to support them. When I read further, the email got even better. They wanted me to review a necklace from Design Specimen! I remembered when Vegan Cuts first posted a deal for these Design Specimen necklaces and thinking they were not only adorable but I loved the individual messages, like "herbivore," "speak for those who cannot," and "be a voice 4 animals." I was ecstatic that Vegan Cuts wanted me to have one of these necklaces!
I received my "vegan" round pendant necklace just a few days ago and I've barely taken it off since. Christine Wagner, creator of Design Specimen, did a wonderful job at designing these sturdy, antiqued brass necklaces. I love that Christine hand-crafts each individual necklace, making the compassionate message this beautiful necklace carries even more special. This little necklace, though it is small, is the perfect gift to celebrate my veganversary and for years to come, will be my little way of showing my vegan pride.
Vegan Cuts is having a sale on these gorgeous necklaces right now so you should hurry over there to pick yourself up a little gift or a gift for the proud vegan in your life. PLUS, they're offering my wonderful readers a discount code: BLOGFRIEND. Use this code and save an additional 10% off your order (doesn't apply to shipping) now through October 31st, 2012! Be proud, my friends!
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Photography by Chris Miller
Gabby @ the veggie nook
Oh I want one! You are a bad influence, but how can I not support such an awesome company? 😉 Off yo buy one now (they ship to Canada!!!).
Congrats on your veganversary! You are such an inspiration to me, and I'm sure many others. Wishing you many more amazing years as a stupendous vegan 🙂
What a fantastic thing to find this morning! Your kind words are always so uplifting and I must say that you are a huge inspiration to me as well!
I'm glad they ship to Canada! Yay! Enjoy your necklace! 🙂
happy veganversary! this week is dayv's second veganversary as well! it's such an amazing feeling so stand up and lead a life of love and compassion.
and those necklaces are GORGEOUS. i would love to have one!
and i <3 vegan cuts.
Happy veganversary to Dayv! Give him a big hug for me!
I adore Vegan Cuts too- I love supporting vegan companies! 🙂
Happy Veganversary! I can't wait for mine to come up. It really feels special to be making such and impact for the earth, for the animals and for ourselves. Xoxo!
Oh and I just ordered the chicken necklace that says "go veg" for my birthday next week!
Perfect timing!!! Bonus that with your discount code it was less than $15 bucks and had free shipping!
I like that style too! I might have to pick one up too.:-)
Happy almost birthday, Somer! I hope you have something amazing planned! xoxo
What wonderful timing! Congratulations on being vegan for one year!! That's so marvelous, and you are such a beautiful voice for the animals. The compassion, sensitivity, and humble spirit you share is a gift to the world and them. I can't think of a nicer person to receive one of these necklaces from Design Specimen and Vegan Cuts. I've been tempted by them many times over, and this may be just the push I need to place an order. I've snatched up other deals from Vegan Cuts in the past. They're a great resource. I've had my eye on the "Speak for those who Cannot" necklace... I don't think I can resist any longer!
Thank you so much, Cadry! Your kind words have left me speechless. When it comes to being a voice for animals, you are definitely one of my inspirations. 🙂
Thank you for supporting Vegan Cuts- it feels so rewarding to support vegan companies. I like your choice too (I almost got that one)!
congratulations on your veganvesary! the necklace looks so good on you. i have my eye on the speak for those who cannot too, but hubbs says, that the message is pretty much tattooed all over me.. 😉 I wanted to get a bunch of Ask me why i am vegan tees long time back!
I love how your journey is coming along and all that you are doing for the animals! Tight hugs! and heres to a lot more years of vegan fun!
Thank you, Richa! I know what your hubbs means- I've got several grocery totes that have vegan messages all over them so I'm kind of a walking billboard!
And yes- here's to many more years of vegan fun for both of us! 🙂
September must be the month to go vegan - my 2nd Veganversary is September too!! ooo I need to buy myself a present - thanks for the reminder 🙂
That's pretty interesting, isn't it? I wonder what it is about September? I hope you have a great veganversary and you get the gift that you deserve! 🙂
Congratulations on your veganversary! I still have a little ways to go until my first one, but thank you for being an inspiration to us new vegans out there! 🙂 Vegan Cuts is awesome, and I'm going to go shopping right now...
Hi Kristy! So glad you like your necklace. Thanks for your kind words too. Happy Veganversary and thanks for educating and supporting others through this lovely blog. 😀
Awww! Thank you so much, Christine! I am so flattered that you stopped by! Your kind words mean so much and I am so grateful for the work that you do to support and celebrate veganism. 🙂
Bex @ Vegan Sparkles
Oh my WOW, I didn't realise you had only been vegan for a year. That just makes your recipes and photos all the more inspirational, as they are AMAZING and have me drooling over each and every one! Thank you for using your creative gifts and compassion to help make this planet a kinder place to live. The necklace is gorgeous and the perfect celebration of a beautiful milestone. xxx
Thank you, Bex! You totally just gave me warm fuzzies. 🙂