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From My Closet Giveaway: Casual

Congrats Dolores! You are the winner of this giveaway :)

Thank you for entering to all you kind lifers!


This week I’m giving away this Robert Matthew purse. California based designers Robert and Matthew, design these bags to be vegan-friendly.

The comfy Miakoda top is made of organic hemp and organic cotton. It’s super soft and made in the USA! The pinstripe jeans are from J. Crew . They will fit a size 27-28.

To enter this giveaway, leave me a comment below about adventures you’d like to take this month!. 

I will announce the winner on Monday 8/8/16

With love,





  • April Grasso

    We want to spend more time outside hiking – with the dog – enjoying summer!

  • Lauren Silva

    I’m so excited because I’m going to Boston next week for a work conference and I’ll be spending one night in Salem! I’m also traveling to California (Los Angeles and Anaheim) at the end of the month for a belated birthday vacation. East Coast to West Coast! I’ve never been to either and I can’t wait to see what kind of vegan treats the cities have in store. Recommendations are definitely welcome!

  • Rachel

    I would love to go on a bike riding adventure this month!

  • Stephanie

    This month is my mother’s birthday! Her favorite place is the beach, so we will be taking a short trip to a beach in Manchester, MA.

    I also want to go on a weekend trip to Vermont to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city :)

  • Noelle Savage

    We’re taking a trip to our lake house in PA. It’s the perfect place to unplug, relax and take the kiddos on lots of adventures. Hunting for frogs and other “nature animals” (as my daughter calls them), hikes, fishing, swimming and just enjoying the simplicity of the lovely nature preserve.

  • kbauer74

    I want to take my teenagers to NYC shopping and a day trip to the Philadelphia Zoo!

    [email protected]

  • Dina Banks

    my husband is a workoholic and he tends to do side jobs on the weekends and doing his art projects on the weekdays after work. so i wish he would take some time off this month and we could finally go to sea side as a family , or for a hike in the woods , or visiting friends who live in nice green suburbs. staying in the city in summer with kids is no fun, we long for nature and fresh local foods that are ripe now. couple times in summer i took my kids to visit family in russia and we enjoyed wild forest berries in june, then in july followed organic berries that u could buy from old farmers at little market at almost any bus stop in the city, in august came big juicy watermelons. the only hard thing was strong jet leg that took us 2 weeks to get over, and lots of big mosquitos that u cant tame with any natural bug spray for long enough. nevertheless going to visit my family overseas was best summer adventure !

  • christophersorel

    oh my daughter would love that

  • Kirsten Antony

    I just had an excellent adventure a week ago in Crestone, Colorado. My family and I did some hiking and then visited this most unique town. It is town unlike any other. The adventure part of the trip was when I was given a map to visit a variety of religious centers. This town has 43 different religious centers and is quite the spiritual mecca. We visited a variety of temples and met some incredibly wonderful and interesting people. I think the best part of any adventure is being spontaneous and greeting the day with an open heart and an open mind.

  • Ania K.

    Just got back from a family vacation, which was an adventure in itself! So this month I’m looking forward to the adventures in my daily life – out on a run, walking through the park with my toddler, or just spending time in the backyard.

  • Skye

    With being in college and working 7 days a week, it isn’t easy to get out of town and go on adventures, but we are going to a lake for the day this month in a chalet and hosting my sister’s 13th birthday. My husband and I are also trying to get pregnant and that’s a whole adventure in itself! We read the The Kind Mama, and will be purchasing all organic food/bath products, etc and switching to a plant-based diet to help with fertility! Thank you for all your advice!

  • jtlittlelong

    We are taking a trip to 4 different states. Along the way we plan on eating at at east two vegan restraints in each state and stop at as many fresh fruit stands as we can. With the fresh fruits and veggies (of what we don’t eat haha) and whatever my mom grows we plan on making salsa with her tomato’s and onions and peppers can tomatoes make pickles (she has a homemade vegan recipe) make hot jalapenos and make apricot jam (apricot,apricot pineapple walnut) mint jam from her grown mint. We also buy corn from local farmers and freeze it or can it. It’s a great tradition to utilize her organic veggies and fruits plus we have a huge stock for the winter.I could go one with all the veggies we do and fruits like applesauce or cherry pie filling

  • Ciera Alvarez

    Well one of my friends is getting back from a two month adventure in Europe and we are hoping to start camping and hiking together (it can be hard to find buddies to do that stuff). We are planning a trip to do the lost coast trail (I think that is what it is called. I am super stoked to have a partner who also wants to be outside.

  • Carol Roberts clark

    id like to go metal detecting to much in the world so id rather be safe and with family doing something i love

  • Natalia M

    Me and my family are planning on going camping to Idyllwild forest in Southern California, it’s so beautiful and peaceful there and only less than 2 hours drive away! :)

  • BC

    I’m excited to be taking a trip to LBI for my little cousin’s wedding. We’ve turned into a nice little vacation where several of my family members get to spend a good bit of time together and I can not wait for it! I’m also hoping for a little weekend away with my love, we plan to go camping on the beach for a couple of nights quickly after I get back! A little time away from technology and the city, just the beautiful beach, the sun, sand, and sky, camping under stars. It’s going to be lovely!

  • Amanda Williams

    In August I’d love to take an adventure to Surf City, North Carolina to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center.

  • Lindsay F

    My daughter and I are going to have a girls weekend adventure to go and visit my best friend. I’m so excited to have some special mommy and me time!

  • Melissa Almaguer

    The adventures I would like to take this month of August are mini personal adventures of being better and kinder. I would like to continue to push at being vegan (vegetarian for years but have been vegan for a week). I would like to be nicer to my family and show my gratitude to them (instead of just holding it inside and being cranky). I would like to take steps towards starting my blog (a dream). And I want to challenge myself to learn to ice skate! Those are my mini adventures for August. Paris will have to wait till next year.

  • Sarah Cotter

    I want to go rock climbing!

  • Nicole

    My adventures for this month is to get frisky with my partner as much as possible to make a baby! :)

  • Nicole Mucciolo

    kitchen adventures! being a lover of food, farms and everything in the between, i hope to embark upon major canning and preserving adventures this month! head to a pick-your-own, can tomatoes (for example) with friends while listening to frank sinatra. preserve the summertime goodness!

  • Melissa F

    Hi! I would like to take advantage of the beautiful weather we’ve been having here in New England by kayaking, hiking and camping ths month.

  • michelle

    We are taking our annual camping trip to beach and going the last few weeks of summer vacation before my kids go back to school.

  • Monica

    I am having a fun adventure this month. The last weekend in August I fly home to Maryland for my bachelorette party and bridal shower! I am so excited! I haven’t been home in almost a year!

  • Kelly

    The north fork of Long Island is the perfect place to enjoy August weather. From the farm stands, peach picking, and beaches, it really is a great place to soak in the last of summer.

  • Tina Knezevic

    Adventures I would love to try this month is zip lining, sky diving and balloon riding! Love summer and everything it has to offer!

  • Beth Rapp

    Cutest little outfit and my size! I love adventures with my two boys(One turns 3 this month and the other is 5 months old). This month we will take advantage of where we live! We will pick flowers, tomatoes, peppers at the local organic farms, hike to the waterfalls of white oak canyon, hike along the AT to beautiful views and talk about the different trees and mushrooms along the way. Take a train up to visit my husband for a day at work. Canoe he Rivanna River while the water is still high enough. And we will be taking a little vacation and spending a week in Colorado! I need some tips on the best vegan places to eat in Denver, Boulder and Steamboat Springs and also a place to get a vegan birthday cake or cupcakes in Steamboat Springs! Any ideas??

  • Nik Ki

    I have been wanting to go sky diving for a while now. I finally got the nerve to schedule my jump later this month. Hopfeully I don’t chicken out!

  • Catie Bertges

    I would like to go hiking and camping in a new/different national park

  • Elizabeth Findlay

    A road trip to a few small towns I have never been to here in Wisconsin. Nothing fancy just a weekend of exploring and looking for the unusual in each place.

  • Mama Tummy

    I’ve lived in Colorado going on 7 years. I sure would like to take a trip and have an adventure in the mountains for once. Sometime before we move to another state would be nice.

  • Carissa G

    Go down to the smoky mountains! There are awesome trails and camping sites, just absorb God’s amazing creation that we all take for granted. There is even a vegan pizza place in Gatlinburg Tennessee!!!

  • Leah

    Trip to Berkeley, CA with a friend to try out some new vegan restaurants. Visit the new Stanley Kubrick show at the SF Jewish Museum.

  • Shannon

    It’s almost been 2 years since I’ve been living in CA! But one of the adventures I would love to take this month would be traveling home to see my family and friends back at home in my small town Vienna VA. :) I know it doesn’t sound adventurous but it would be to me and also amazing to see them again, especially my Grandaddy and nana who I love with all my heart. <3 I hope you have a great week Alicia! I love that you're vegan. :)

  • Kristy Engelke

    Our family will be fermenting this month. Already started with sourdough and mead, and will be doing kefir grains and pickled vegetables soon! We are also planning a relaxing cabin stay in Big Bear this month.

  • hollyg

    I plan to continue the adventure of seeking out (and enjoying) more animal-friendly foods. I love how much better I feel after eating well!

  • Debi Cole

    I’m actually having one right now! I’m in Maui! Being here always encourages and seals my love of nature and why it’s important to have a vegan lifestyle. The beauty that I want to care for..the ocean with all its beautiful life! And it’s so easy to live a kind life here! And the fresh foods and farmers markets! Do you know they have a farm sanctuary too? It’s up on the road to Hana! Definitely a must see while I’m here! Love!

  • Amanda Harsche

    I hope my adventure will be to apply to new jobs and be working as a new registered nurse :)

  • Leighanne Boone

    I would like to and am taking a little driving adventure from Virginia to Niagara Falls, I have been but want to take my dad to see all the splendor of how powerful nature is

  • hello_darling

    I’m planning an road trip with my mom to visit her hometown, eight hours away! We haven’t been on a vacation together since I was a kid, so I’m excited to see where she grew up, my grandparents’ farm, etc.

  • Rebecca

    Flying to TN to meet my new nephew!

  • Crystal O

    I would love to take a fun camping trip with my son and husband.

  • Catherine Roccaforte-Probasco

    My husband and I will be celebrating 22 years of marriage on Saturday, August 13, 2016. For our adventure, we will be checking into the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Tinley Park and seeing Journey & The Doobie Brothers with special guest Dave Mason in concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago!! ❤️❤️

  • etirv

    Would like to explore more of Oahu!

  • Gina

    I would love to visit my country El Salvador with my husband and 2 boys and show them where I grew up from. (vacation dream) *sigh

  • Mia

    Adventures with my three-year-old nephew in two weeks! I’m visiting and I’ll be in charge of him all on my own *gulp*. Should be exciting.

  • Ash Harkin

    i want to see this place in France it is where mary magdalene lived after she fled back when she was alive France was called Gaul anyhoo she lived in the mtns and they used a cave for their refrigeration she was from a very wealthy family royalty and she went there by ship when she fled before they were going to have their kingdom destroyed from war she never left she remained there until her death and there are monks that still live there today and they practice her writings she brought them here from a divine source she wrote there she was amazing she lived by her faith and knew much she said that there is a exception to every law that exists so please enforce laws wisely. that is where i want to go we can learn so much from her

  • Lori

    We live near the Great Smoky Mountains and my mother has been asking to go down the Little river on an inner tube. Hoping to do that soon!

  • Lindsay Atteberry

    I want to take my kids to the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd, TX and to the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, TX. The sanctuary is a haven for exotic animals who have been abused, neglected or confiscated. The DVSP is an awesome place to check out authentic dinosaur tracks and other dinosaur-related activities.

  • Renee

    At 55, I am starting a vegetarian and exercise adventure. Eating plant based, while staying strong. Starting Crossfit tomorrow. My adventure starts now is for life.

  • Ash Harkin

    I would love to go to this place in France but back in the day it was called Gaul not France there is this cave used as refrigeration and place in the mountains where Mary Magdalene lived after she fled her families kingdom after war she went there by ship with everything she ever had her family had on her families huge ship and she stayed there until she passed away now there are monks that live there today with a little church in the mountains and she has her writings there and she claims she recd them from a divine place i have read some of them and they are amazing I will be there someday

  • Lisette Ramos

    I am taking up a lot of new adventures. We are moving and I am starting a new job. Also, going to LI Sound section in Madison,Ct. The whole family loves it there. I thrive where others would melt. I logged more than 5 miles walking around the city then ran an extra 3 miles. I plan to do the same tonight. It makes me sleep better.

  • Brenna

    This might sound like such a mundane adventure but my son will be starting Kindergarten and that’s quite an adventure! The school day adventures. I also am starting the adventure of veganism!!

  • Amanda Touch

    This month I would like to go camping and hiking with my fiancé and our dog!

  • Wanda Rybak

    I’m starting grad school in the fall so this month, I’m compiling quick and easy vegan recipes to get me through the next few years of full time school and work.

  • Kristy

    This month I would love to go on a camping adventure!

  • Amanda Stovall

    This month I’d love to adventure to one of our beautiful state parks!

  • Carmen Yu

    Disneyland! Granted, I work for the company but it is always an adventure nonetheless. My friends from Seattle are visiting me in two weeks and I will be taking us to the happiest place on earth, and afterward, to the OC night market which is the largest asian-themed night market in the United States. There will be boba, pho, phad thai, and more!

  • Pam

    This month I am taking my 10 year old daughter to Michigan for the first time to visit her cousins. They live in Muskegon by Lake Michigan. I am so excited to watch her swim in the lake and just be a kid for the week. I feel like she is growing up too fast and this special mother/daughter trip will be a wonderful bonding experience for us.

  • Rachel Mertz-Rodriguez

    I am currently hiking the 2200 mile Appalachian Trail with my husband. We are three months into our six month journey. Each and every day has been an adventure!

  • Emma

    I’d like to go camping in the mountains of North Carolina, probably near Asheville, which is where we usually end up. Just me and my husband would be wonderful, we’ve had a stressful summer so far, filled with health problems, and it would be nice to get away for a little bit!

  • Vern E & Rach E

    Since I don’t have a lot of extra money most of my adventures will be close to home. I’m excited to enjoy nice weather and observe insects with my son. Then we can relax with some yummy summer fruit and veggies.

  • Catherine Craft

    I have an epileptic kitty, so, no traveling adventures for me. I have always enjoyed you as an actress and just discovered your Kind Life. I just ordered your book “The Kind Diet”, so, I’m really excited to begin the Kind Life adventure.

  • Caitlin McCallum Aiello

    weeks and I would love to take a road trip up the coast and explore the seaside towns, just the two of us for a weekend.

  • Sarah

    I love the giveaways, they really encourage people to share their experiences.
    For my adventure, I’ll be traveling back home to visit my family and kitty! He’s a unique cat, a mynx with celiac disease – the most loving animal I’ve ever encountered. I can’t wait to snuggle his fur!

  • Tiffany Baker

    My adventure this month is going on a tour of a college I’ve been wanting to go to; hopefully leading to starting classes at the end of the month. This will give me my degree in professional writing, which will then spark a whole world of possible adventures of publishing books.

  • Amy Main

    My boyfriend and I are going camping in Yosemite in two weeks! It’ll be my first time there. I haven’t been camping for over a decade, but since going vegan in January it’s been the top thing on my list! I can’t wait to get out into nature, deplug from all of the machines, and of course, eat healthy vegan food! :)

  • Hannah

    I want to do some night time exploring when I head east to visit family. There are so many more stars (fewer city lights) that I want to try to photograph!

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    It is not me this time, but my son and DIL will be going to San Francisco this month to look for a new home! I’ll be staying with the kids for this trip but look forward to many adventures in SF when they get moved!

  • Anne Perry

    This month we are taking a trip to Joshua Tree.

  • wernie

    My adventure will be moving interstate, so I’ll have lots to explore in the new place I’ll call home :)

  • Debby

    The adventure I”d like to take this month (if I ever get rid of this cold or bronchitis or whatever is in my lungs) is to take a road trip to Maine and do some hiking/camping!

    Thank you!

  • cjcmommy

    The 19th is my birthday and my mom and I are going to do something fun that day. We are not sure what it is yet but you can bet it will be fun! She is my best friend any time we are together is fun!

  • Jasmine Reyes

    I’d love to take an adventure of hiking in the mountains
    It’s fun to spend time in nature! :)

  • elizabeth m

    Our adventures this month will include back to school shopping, our end of the summer trip to Hershey Park, a day trip to the Franklin Institute, a day trip to Inner Harbor Baltimore, and some close to home fishing and crabbing trips on the boat. Trying to squeeze in lots of last minute stuff with my daughter.

  • Karrie Millheim

    I would love to go to Big Cat Rescue in Tampa..They have an animal reserve for big cats and i just think they are so amazin

  • Aaron

    I would like to adventure in the Rocky Mountains this month.

  • DeAnna Branigan Keller

    I would love to go somewhere with my husband and kids for a weekend up north, here in Michigan. It’s beautiful and so relaxing up there!
    [email protected]

  • BethanyK

    Adventures I will be taking include: a trip to Madison, WI with my best friends, a White Sox Game in Chicago, and celebrating my Oma’s 80th Birthday!

  • Dawn S.

    My work schedule is a little crazy this upcoming month, but my husband and I are planning a trip for the fall! We are thinking either a cruise or Ireland!

  • Alison Smith

    We are taking advantage of this beautiful summer and amazing state parks all near our home. Waterfalls, cliffs, and creeks!

  • kbauer74

    I will be going white water tubing on Thursday!!!

    [email protected]

  • Renee Rousseau

    I just got back from Maine where we went on a whale watching cruise and ate lots of lobster. Tomorrow I am leaving for girl’s week in Manhattan!

  • Lauren

    We are going to the Channel Islands this month.

  • Laura

    We’re planning on taking a family camping trip this summer! Just waiting for the weather to cool down a little bit. I’m really looking forward to it! :)

  • Jo Ricker

    I want to take an outdoor adventure with my children.

  • Dolores Miguel Pita

    My adventure would include FINALLY starting a vegan eating plan this week. I purchased “the kind diet” right after it came out, but I was set back with a diagnosis of Acromegaly and after having tumor removal surgery 6 months ago, I can finally begin my new adventure of leading a healthy and hopefully pain-free life! It’s way overdue!

  • Danielle

    Towards the end of this month we are wanting to go camping. We like to take our canoe and camp in a tent near our local lake or even one of our creeks. We love to be outside and just simply enjoy nature.

  • Leela

    I’d like to travel the USA.

  • Angela saver

    I would love to take an adventure to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, & go hiking & see all the springs!

    [email protected]

  • Lizzy G

    spending more time on the lake with family and friends<3

  • Claudia

    I will go with my family to spend a day at Big Sur. I love to teach my son to care for the environment and appreciate beauty.

  • VeganFavorites

    I’m starting a new business as a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator, and that’s an adventure in and of itself! But, I’d love to balance all the hard work of that with time among the redwood trees up in NorCal. Their presence and majesty always calms me.

  • Whitney

    I know the giveaway is over but I still wanted to share my “adventure plans”. My husband and I are downsizing, minimizing, and reprioritizing our life! I am 6 months pregnant with our 2nd daughter and our 1st will be 2 next month. (hands full!) We have decided to get back to basics. I am quitting my job, we are selling most of our things to get out of debt and live more simply. We plan to spend more time together and less time worrying about what the world tells us we need to. Now that, is an adventure! :)