Livie & Luca Vegan Shoe Line

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I’m pretty new to the current toddler fashion scene, since my two youngest children are 10 years apart. The trends from 2007 are not necessarily what’s popular today.

Everywhere I’m turning lately, I’m noticing the most adorable little shoes you can imagine, and I quickly realized that ‘Livie & Luca’ are the brand these little feet are wearing.

‘Livie & Luca’ was inspired by a pair of handmade shoes, along with the purpose to ‘spread joy’! This brand is whimsical, beautiful and oh so comfortable for tiny toes. And I will gladly tell you that the quality of these shoes are top notch.

Livie & Luca continues to hand make every pair of shoes and they are proud to give back to their community.”With every purchase, Livie & Luca donates 10% of net proceeds to non-profits supporting children’s development and well being.”

But the very best thing about Livie & Luca is that they have VEGAN shoes!!! Yay!! And their new spring line is bright, colorful and truly lovely! I instantly fell in love with the “Carta II Mary Janes”! But I’m itching to get my hands on a pair of “Peppy Sunprint Sneakers” as well!

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Many vegans are weary to support a non-vegan company that offers vegan products. This notion is completely understandable. I’m 100% for supporting completely vegan companies. I do however believe in the importance of showing ALL companies that customers WANT vegan options and if they SELL them, we will BUY them. Vegan products are becoming more and more popular among consumers, and companies are taking notice. Let’s thank them and support their efforts!

Check out Livie & Luca’s vegan spring line and take advantage of free shipping and free returns. Sign up for their newsletter and receive 10% off your purchase. 😀

Avocado & Radish Toast

img_3394My favorite meal for breakfast is probably one of the healthiest & simplest to make!

Avocado toast takes only a few minutes to prepare and will keep you energized & satisfied for hours.

As you may be aware, avocados are a super food!  They are high in healthy fats, low in saturated fat and are of course cholesterol free!

Avocados are a pear shaped fruit that contain 20 different vitamins & minerals including, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, & vitamin E.

Avocados contain more potassium than bananas which can lower your risk of a heart attack & stroke.

They are filled with fiber and the fabulous ‘oleic acid’, which can help with inflammation and possibly reduce your risk of certain cancers.

So yes, I think avocados have earned the right to be called a ‘super food’!!

I’m not quite sure how radishes are supposed to follow ‘that’…but I will tell you that those tiny red veggies are jam packed with some nutrients as well.

Radishes are a root vegetable and cousin to the cabbage. They are a good source of vitamin C, folate, fiber, riboflavin & potassium.

Radishes also serve as a natural diuretic and according to Dr. Mercola, they purify the kidneys, urinary systems and relieve inflammation.

Oh how I love radishes!! Would you believe that my daughter eats them whole, like tiny apples? 😋She loves them!

Radishes tend to be a bit bitter, but when sliced extra thin with a mandolin, they compliment the avocado and toast nicely.

Here’s my crazy easy recipe!

Ingredients:

high quality sliced grain bread. (I prefer Eureka Organic or Daves Killer Bread)

1 avocado

1 red radish thinly sliced

Juice from 1/4 lemon

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of Himalayan sea salt

Pinch of crushed red pepper

Toast your bread and mash avocado, lemon, black pepper, salt & crushed red pepper with a fork, in a small bowl.

spread over toast and add sliced radishes.

Sprinkle with a bit more salt & pepper if needed.

Enjoy! 😁

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