The Kind Life is a community around Alicia Silverstone and The Kind Diet where friends, doctors, experts in green living, and members share vegan tips.


From My Closet Giveaway: Chic Top & Jeans

Congratulations Stephanie Warton! You are the winner of this week’s giveaway.

Thanks to all who entered, what wonderful adventures!!


This Johnny Was top is so elegant and beautiful. It’s light, soft, and goes great with a dark pair of pants. It will fit a S-M.

From My Closet

These DL1961 skinny mid rise jeans are a size 29 and super comfy. Enjoy!

From My Closet

The gem bracelet is designed by Katie Dean Jewelry. The stone pedant is very pretty.

In order to win this classic outfit leave me a comment telling me about an adventure you’ve had recently and what made it special to you.

I will announce the winner on Friday August 22nd.

With Love,




  • Hailey Ann

    Recently, my husband and I flew to Texas to visit my aunt, uncle, and little brother. It had been two years since I’d seen my family, and we had a great time catching up. We went to the beach, went dancing, and celebrated my 29th birthday. One thing that really impressed me is how many vegan restaurants and options had popped up since the last time I visited. I was worried before we left that my husband and I would go hungry while there, so it was a nice surprise. The world is going veg, even in small Texas beach towns!

  • Renee Hardt

    Fingers crossed :)

  • shar

    I think I’ve just begun what is to be the biggest adventure I’ll ever have! I found out that I’m pregnant last week, and I’m realizing that besides everything else that I’m about to embark on being healthier and more alert about what goes in to my body than ever before. Of course I’ve visited this site a few more times than I normally would to read through the abundance of information and look forward to taking in everything in the Kind Mama book too. It’s scary, overwhelming, incredibly exciting and thrilling all at once !

  • Sara Addington

    My recent adventure was a trip to NYC with my family. What made it most special was getting to see my son’s excitement and awe everywhere we went.

  • Rhonda

    A couple of weeks ago my husband and I took our rescue dog Sofia and packed up our old truck and went up to the mountains for a little get away. We stayed in a rustic cabin overlooking a lake and it was so beautiful. We went down to the lake and walked our dog and I watched and photographed my first ever siting of a weasel and some immature grouse! It rained a lot while we were up in the mountains so it made for a good start to hunting for mushrooms. We recently joined a small fungi group learning about these wonder foods. We had so much fun walking through the woods with Sofia looking for Boletes and Oyester mushrooms. Such a fun adventure as we were disconnected from phones, WiFi and TV! The best way to connect with life, significant other, pooch, wildlife and self. I also read an entire book and we were only there for 3 nights. I hope to do this more often as I felt so much peace in my being.

  • Rachel

    A recent adventure I had was actually across the U.S. We moved from California all the way to South Carolina in our truck, pulling a trailer, with our two kids and one dog! It was a long week filled with fun and frustration! =)

  • kristie

    I am not sure if it is considered an adventure, but I am going through the wonderful experience of raising my 9 month old son and 3 year old daughter. It is so interesting to see how much they already love each other. I love to just sit and watch them together when I can. My daughter sings him songs, helps reach things for him and they have little secret laughs together that I know nothing about! They keep me busy! Although it isn’t always rainbows and butterflies, at the end of the day I try to reflect on this special time in our lives, and be thankful.

  • Rachel Mertz-Rodriguez

    I recently went on a 421 mile bicycle tour with my husband around the most remote areas in North Dakota. This was our 2nd annual week long tour. We have met the nicest people on the bicycle tour – some who have been doing this for 22 years together. Even after the tour ended we had fellow cyclists from all over the United States staying with us and enjoying dinner with us for all of last week. The best souvenir at the end of the tour is the rock hard legs we all share.

  • Denise Sanchez

    My most recent adventure was climbing in a hamster looking ball in water to play with my children. It’s not often that one sees an adult in them. It was so great to find the child within myself and have fun with my little ones. They loved it!

  • Amber Clinkard

    NO crazy adventures here… I am a stay-at-home mom in a small town Saskatchewan to a beautiful 4 -year -old. But I guess the last adventure was our swimming lessons at the local pool! And digging carrots and beets out of our garden.

  • Joanna

    This summer I have been going to the local farmer’s market, and love it every time I go! I love being able to get fresh and healthy food to cook with, and that it comes from the local farms. It is special to go with friends and family and enjoy the summer days and great food together!

  • Lauren Elizabeth

    Last weekend, my family and I went camping together and we hiked up to Bash Bish Falls. It was a special adventure because it was almost all of us, about 15 of us on the hike, with all ages from kids to parents, just talking and playing around and hiking. It was great to discover that beautiful area together and share a sunny day outside as a family.

  • Miakp

    Recently my best friend and I got together for a day to hang out. I always look forward to our days together because she’s a huge ball of sunshine and a truly positive person to the point where it is infectious. On this particular adventure we had zero plans about where to go and what to do. We ended up crossing the border into the States and roaming from one small town to the next just seeing where the road would lead us. I love adventures like this where there is no set plan and both parties are cool with getting a bit turned around from time to time. At the end of the 12 hour journey, we agreed that our friendship was special because we tend to always bring our passports never knowing where the day will take us :)

  • Lauren Maher

    I recently rented my first apartment all by myself. I’m incredibly excited (and scared) to begin my life as an independent adult. It means that I can be free to make the choices I feel are right and make my kitchen kind and healthy.

  • Franchesca Alamo

    A few weeks ago, my family and I traveled to Montreal to enjoy the delicious food, beautiful sites, and amazing culture. My favorite memory of that trip was when we went to the city’s botanical garden.

    It was so breathtakingly beautiful! As a family, we’ve gone to a few botanical gardens, but this was by far the most varied in species and expansive in size. We saw hundreds, if not thousands, of flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits — many we recognized, and many we had never even heard of before. Among the highlights of this visit were: seeing the Japanese Gardens, which featured a 350-year-old bonsai; the tropical gardens, which featured plants and vines my mom remembers from her childhood home in the mountains of Caracas, Venezuela; and two small gardens, one hosting a range of some of the most toxic and dangerous plants, and the other hosting a range of medicinal, healing plants.

    We learned so much and enjoyed the time we spent together as a family, taking a small break at midday to enjoy some delicious vegan sandwiches and salads in the cafe.

    Pictured (from left to right): a view from a bridge, the 350-year-old bonsai, and a batch of daisies. :)

  • Carrie A Groff

    My most recent adventure was for my 30th birthday. My husband and two of our best friends took me out for the day to a few of my favorite places. First we went to Hershey Chocolate World. I love riding the chocolate tour ride. Its a free ride and they give you a free sample of chocolate at the end. It’s something I’ve enjoyed since I was little! Now that I’m older the chocolate is too sweet for me, but it’s something fun and free to do! We rode the ride twice! Then we went to a sports adventure land and drove Go-Karts! I haven’t done this in years and enjoyed every minute of it! After that we enjoyed lunch on the deck at a local favorite restaurant of ours! After that we went back to our house and played a few games of cards and enjoyed a few drinks! It was a very special and fun day!

  • Kelly Igneczi

    My latest adventure was taking my ten year old dog, George on a long walk in the evening on Assateague Island in Maryland. We had a fun, and relaxing evening together!

  • Alice

    I just moved back to San Francisco to start a new job helping delivery sustainable groceries. It’s a beautiful city, and I’m thrilled to be here.

  • Brandi Young

    You are just the picture of simple
    vitality. I absolutely adore you and having you as a guide! The year has gone
    so fast that my most recent adventure was almost a year ago, but my older
    sister and I went to Rome! We traveled a lot of places in Europe over two weeks
    but Rome was a very special adventure because is it so busy and so ALIVE!

  • Debi Cole

    I’m in Maui right now! !!!Enjoying the

    beauty of this island!!!!!

  • Sara P Allen

    My adventure has been learning to be at peace in the calm. I recently had surgery on my foot and am less mobile than I am used to. I have had to find peace in the stillness which has been new for me as I am used to being on the go all the time. This has been quite an adventure for me, and a learning experience as well!

  • Dana C

    My most recent adventure has been converting to veganism! I was so scared for so long to commit to something I wasn’t sure I could do, but stepping over that ledge has been amazing for my family, my health and my heart. I love exploring new vegetables and recipes, and the best part is feeling like I’m no longer contributing to the cruelty plaguing the animals of this world. Thank you Alicia the inspiration and for everything you do!

  • Mandy

    On my journey to create a community around me, some neighbors and I realized we hardly new anyone living around us. Most of the neighbors keep to themselves with just a kind hello here and there. We decided to have a block party and got the city to close off the block. The turn out was great and we met many amazing people with such wonderful skills. I now know who to go to for piano lessons, business management, seamstress, animal grooming, bakery & much more! So great to support local small businesses and I was surprised at how many did have their own businesses. Best of all, I have a large garden and some others do too! We are all trading veggies and inspiring each other to grow more! Feel great!

  • Jennifer Albertsen Blonsley

    Just this last weekend, my friend and I went to San Francisco to see Paul McCartney. We took the bus to China Town the next day and discovered The Loving Hut vegan cuisine. Yum. We ordered 3 entrees and an appetizer and we ate so much!

  • Sierra Kluson

    Through finding an amazing ticket price, I was recently able to go to Norway. Kayaking the fjords is by far one of the best experiences of my life. To feel so small amongst such vast, undisturbed nature was very special. Reminds you just how much there is to see

  • Linda

    I hiked Machu Picchu with my husband for our 31st Wedding Anniversary! Doing wonderful adventures together is part of what keeps our marriage and our getaways specials after 31 years! The really special part is he always waits for me!

  • Chelsie Beck

    I have been staying close to home this summer because I have been so busy. However, I recently had some free time and went to local farmer’s market. It was so wonderful because I got to go with my mom and spend time with her. Also, I loved coming home with fresh, local produce. Who doesn’t love summer berries that are grown locally?

  • Anne Perry

    Our latest adventure is buying a new house on a 4.9 acre lot. It is special because our boys will have room to run.

  • Sandi Meegan

    Hi Alicia! Thanks so much for this opportunity! My family ( fiancé & 15 yr old son & I ) have been camping all summer. It has been so amazing to be one with nature, sleep under the stars, breathe the fresh air. It’s sad it has to come to an end. We live in CT, so the site will be closing in October. We have access to fresh veggies and loving the fruit this summer.
    Love & Blessings to you, Sandi

  • Melody

    My recent adventure was to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Until then, I had seen farm animals in petting zoos, but being a lifelong city-dweller, had not spent much time around them. Every single animal at the sanctuary had a story that was simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. I was touched by the compassion and dedication of the CAS staff, and my trip further strengthen my resolve to a lifetime of compassion. Animals are not ours to use or abuse. Every one has a personality and the capacity to feel pain and pleasure. Once you come face-to-face with the animals used for food and clothing, this realization sinks in, and the fact that 10 billion land animals are killed for consumption every year in the U.S. takes on a whole new meaning. If you have an opportunity to visit CAS or any animal sanctuary, do it!

  • boho chic girl

    My latest adventure was on Sunday when i went to the park with my hubby and 2 kids. Being a full time working mom i just love every minute i get to spend with my family. We all played on the swings and took a nice long walk admiring nature around us.

  • Laura

    We have just arrived in CA last night after driving 6 days from Cincinnati, OH to get here. We are going to be living in Oceanside and we are very excited. We got to see many wonderful places on Route 66 but now we are happy to be out of the car. We are hoping that our son will benefit from the medical cannabis oil for his seizures and that’s why we moved here and why this adventures has been so precious and hopeful to us! What an amazing trip this has been!

  • Mary Ellen

    My big adventure is coming!! We’re traveling by train from Vancouver BC to Banff!! I am SO incredibly excited!!

  • Emily

    I’ve had a lot of stress returning to a school where I do not feel accepted. I live my life as compassionately and passionately as I can, and I began to feel ostracized for this. However, I became a yoga instructor and through my training I discovered walking in my truth confidently and comfortably. I’ve made the trip back for another year at Wake Forest and begun this new adventure of claiming myself for who I am, a Vegan Hippie Chick, and not letting that name be used against me, but instead as a beautiful description of who I am. Thank you, Alicia, for helping me along as I transform myself into someone who is worthy and deserving of love and everything life has to offer. What’s not to love about adventuring?

  • Sandi Meegan

    Hi Alicia! Thanks so much for this opportunity! My family(fiancé, 15 yr old son and I) have been camping all summer. Enjoying the open sky, fresh fresh air, and living in nature. Nothing compares to the open moonlit star filled sky at night!!! Eating garden fresh fruits & veggies and loving the freedom of the outdoors. Love & Blessings to you!

  • Cristy Kennedy Kumfer

    I just gave birth to my third child 3 weeks ago. Is there any greater adventure in life? :)

  • Catherine

    My favorite adventure this summer was getting married in Boulder, CO in June. We live in LA, so it was a destination wedding for us. Our guests stayed in cabins at the base of the flatiron mountains all weekend. It was seriously the best weekend of my life. The love and support from our family was amazing (we’re same sex and I’m from the South, so..) and the whole weekend had such a feeling of community. Making the commitment to spend our lives together, to learn about love together, at the base of the mountains was magical. The whole journey towards getting married was the biggest growth inducing transition of my life. I learned so much about myself, my fears and anxieties, and about how to show up for myself. I gained so much self-trust, and it certainly didn’t happen overnight. So I would have to say getting married has been the most special, sacred, transcendent adventure of the summer..followed by a honeymoon in Costa Rica (ziplining through the jungle is the BEST)!

  • MelT

    Our latest adventure would be visiting Azure Acres to pick blueberries! Had a great time with the kids and was happy to find place that doesn’t use pesticides on their plants and NO GMO’s and they were the sweetest blueberries I’ve ever tasted! *blueberry heaven*

  • Emily Hill

    I recently went to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
    for a 3 day retreat which I spent dancing, drumming, hiking, meditating, and
    making friends. I had been in a deep depression for many months before this and
    was in desperate need of something to give me a new outlook on life, a sense of
    purpose and the reminder that I can experience joy. While the retreat did not
    solve all my problems, it did set me on a path of healing, for which I am
    incredible grateful.

  • Roxy Paxton Brouphy

    Last weekend my daughter & I went to Biloxi Beach with my mother who lost her husband 12 weeks ago. While we were on the beach we actually found a seagull who swallowed a fishing hook & had a 5 ft long line hanging out of its mouth. We were able to cut the string but the hook was too far down for us to even see it. I’m telling everyone about this experience bc I don’t think ppl really understand the affect that littering really does have. Other than that our trip was lovely. It was great to have 3 generations connect w nature & enjoy each other’s company.

  • Renee Craig

    My husband and I visited the Muir Woods in California just last month. Such a magical place, I felt a direct connection with nature! The pure streams, the ancient trees….So happy I crossed it off my bucket list!

  • Tabitha

    Waterpark with the kids. A full day of fun and sun! Followed by a trip to Seattle for pikes market.

  • Mindy Zuckerman

    This summer, after never being off the continental US, I traveled to Israel on a birthright trip and cruised to Alaska with a stop in Canada. These trips were the time of my life. They encouraged me to make the opportunity for myself to travel more so I will be an au pair in Germany for a year starting in January :)))))

  • Shannon Stephenson Swenson

    Yesterday, I took my two boys surfing for the first time. It was a beautiful foggy day on the Oregon coast. Seeing the joy on their faces was worth every second in the freezing water.

  • Elizabeth Neville

    Earlier this summer, I skipped my law school graduation to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. Everything about it was an adventure: the week began with an intense earthquake, which hit in the middle of a “blessing ceremony” by the village shaman (he didn’t stop chanting, by the way). During, I cut banana trees using a machete, road on the top of trucks full to the brim with elephant food down curvy Thai highways, was headbutted by a very strong and mischievous baby elephant, and I got to give elephants baths in a beautiful, muddy river every day. This adventure was special to me because it served to re-affirm my passionate commitment to public interest environmental work… much more than any graduation ceremony ever could!

  • Angela Sánchez

    I am blessed with twin 8 yr old boys. I am (was) super girlie. They take me on so many adventures I never imagined I would enjoy. Recently we completed the Mud Run where we rolled, splashed, jumped and slid all day in mud together! While sliding down an awesome mud slide together, holding hands, I felt joy beyond my imagination.

  • Lauren King

    My latest adventure involved exploring the area I moved to and finding this incredible hiking trail I stumbled upon. I spent 3 hours just walking alone and being in nature. It was one of the most peaceful days I had had in a long time and came at a time when I really needed to find some calm. Sometimes reconnecting with the simple things-with nature- reminds us what is most important.

  • Liz

    My recent adventure was a camping trip in sequoia national park. It was extra special because of the company, my mom :)

  • Misty Hatch

    A recent adventure I had was camping outside with my nieces and nephew. They range in age from 6-14 and had never camped out. They were so excited to have this adventure and it is important to me to have these experiences with them. We had a bonfire and told scary stories. I am hoping it is something they always remember.

  • Andrea Lamont

    Well despite my fear of heights, my husband and I decided to take a ride in a hot air balloon for the first time. My heart pounded fast and hard every single second we were in the air (talk about anxiety), but it sure was beautiful/magical and a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Cherie

    A couple of weeks ago, we (coaches) took our cross country team on a day trip to run in the beautiful hills of western Wisconsin. We swam, and then went for another run through a wildlife reserve. We bonded in the beauty of nature, and saw many lovely sights that day. I’ll never forget it.

  • Nicole Johnson Huckins

    Hiking with my littles at Lassen Volcanic National Park this summer was a big hit. The kids absolutely loved it!

  • Jamie D

    My latest adventure was with my bestie, my 8 year old daughter walking through the Redwoods. So lovely and peaceful, such a great place to explore, looking for bugs & fairies all kinds of nature. After we finished hiking we sat down in a world of our own and had a wonderful vegetarian picnic. That she even made, we enjoyed each others giggles and silly stories <3 For I know someday very soon she will be all grown and on her own. So these are the moments I will cherish and hold on too FOREVER!!

  • Mandy

    We took a big family vacation to Myrtle Beach. We traveled by car for 14 hours with 2 other families. We stayed in a house together. We had a lot of fun! We enjoyed the beach and different museums! I can’t wait to go back. :)

  • tammy

    wish I had an adventure to post – these days I take care of my dad everyday (he’s 94) so my adventure is listening to his stories of the past. He is probably the only living person left of the first junior rodeo.

  • Shauna Vermeulen

    Our latest adventure was having our first baby girl, and then moving from California (where both my husband and I have lived all our lives and where all of our family is) to Montana. It has been our dream to live in the country, so after our daughter was born my husband got a great job offer, and a month and a half later we had sold our house and were on our way to the unknown with a 4 month old! It was definitely an adventure, but has been an amazing journey and we are so happy here. It is a lesson I will teach my daughter- to follow your dreams!

  • Jennifer Hogue

    I recently went out into the woods with my three year old. We watched the birds and collected stones, leaves and sticks all day. when we got home we made dream catchers out of our findings and we put them away for family christmas gifts. It’s very important that my little girl be connected to the outdoors and learn how to be creative with random things nature provides for us.
    :-) I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed and my thoughts possitive <3
    namaste. :)

  • Amanda Williams

    My family & I will be leaving for the beach tomorrow. She’s almost 31 months old, and it will be her first time seeing the ocean.

  • Peg Haust-Arliss

    I make everyday an adventure!

  • Andrea Dyrdahl

    My boyfriend and I went on a spontaneous road trip adventure from our home in Montana to the Oregon Coast. It was so amazing spending time on the beach. We watched the sunset, saw whales a few hundred feet off the shore at Depoe Bay, OR (and got some great photos!), played in the ocean, and just enjoyed the scenery and the weather. It meant so much to me to have a simple yet fun vacation and nature always has a way of re-centering me when I feel trapped. We loved it so much, we are planning to move to Oregon!

  • Crystal Pierre

    My latest adventure was spending a week on a lake with my mom, stepdad, sister, husband and kids! Mom came across country to visit us and rented an awesome house where we got to take the kids kayaking, paddle boating, caught lots of fish, played in the sand till the sun went down then sat around the fire telling stories and eating s’mores, we got to cook together, laugh together, just be together. It was a very special week with my mom and step dad who we miss so much since moving across country from them last year.

  • sara (iomoo)

    It’s a bit surprising that the topic is a recent adventure because just before my three best friends throughout high school left for their respective colleges across the country, we made a trip out to a state park river outside of town. For some reason we went beyond our normal “tanning for 20 minutes and leaving” and we actually did things that we had only ever experienced through movies: jumped off of ledges into the river (after testing how deep it was!), weaving through the water and land by climbing mossy rocks on all fours. We could see our feet through the muddy yet shockingly clear water. At the end of the river (or as far as the park would let us go) we reached a log highlighted by the sun, perfectly suitable for four–and we sat there and enjoyed what was probably the last moments we had all together before leaving. We made our way home tired, sore, and sipping on our staple Oreo milkshakes from Jack in the Box. It was only 4 days ago, but I will honestly never forget it.

  • Ani

    My husband and I went to the National Harbor for our 2nd wedding anniversary and celebrated by catching the cirque de soleil show there. It was our first time visiting the harbor and our first cirque de soleil experience. We had a fantastic time.

  • Cassie Vaughn

    My parents and I are closing on 24 acres to share on Thursday! We’re so exciting!

  • Karine

    Renovating our entire home was quite an adventure (and it still is!). It’s showed us to pick our battles, to find out about the other’s creative process, to let go of our occasional control freak ways. The process has provided what adventures do best : It’s taken us out of our comfort zone AND thought us about ourselves and to be more patient people. Now I could use a new comfy & cute outfit :)

  • Ally

    I recently went on a roadtrip
    to 3 day music festival in San Francisco, something I do every year. This year
    though, I brought my boyfriend, who is 9 years older than me and grew up on the
    east coast—something that is not a big deal, but sometimes makes itself
    apparent when I realize we don’t share a ton of the same experiences of growing
    up. So doing this with him was special to me because I feel like I was able to
    share an important part of myself with him—I love music, I love the energy of
    being in the crowd, and it’s something that I look forward to every summer! !
    It also showed me that even though I didn’t think this would be his “thing”
    (this was his first major festival), I was wrong—he had a great time and can’t
    wait to go again!

  • Lisa

    My youngest child is 12 and is a mini me. Don’t tell him that’s not cool to be like your mom. But he is. He is my joy. And I
    just love the fact he is so open to all the wonderful “spiritual”
    earthy ideas I throw his way. Like “grounding.” We were just introduced
    to that and just love connecting with the earth. So, we had a wonderful
    Adventure filled with earthing/grounding along the ocean. He took it all
    in. I love that he is still so open, so curious…eyes wide filled
    with wonderment. I am taking this time I get to spend with him all in because soon enough..he will be to old for mom and me time. Sad but true.

  • Emily

    My last adventure was a few months ago. My friend lives in the country and has a modest plot of land. It’s rare that I get to see my friends very often but when she can announce an event and wrangle everyone together, it’s always a great time. I was able to see people I haven’t seen in 10 years. We danced with sparklers under the clear country sky, drank and ate homemade food- it was wonderful. I hope for many more adventures like that in the future.

  • Janet Beckman

    My son and I have started running together and found some really cool trails at a local park we didn’t know existed. What I found was these trails were so much fun that I didn’t know who the kid was-me or my son. It was really cool to share this with him and be able to let him see me so excited about something. I was also special because I think I found a love of running. :)

  • Grace

    My adventure has been having mandatory self-reflecting time due to being unemployed for the past two months! Having no set schedule or income stream has been excruciating at times but has forced me to find discipline within myself to create my own regimen of getting up everyday, making healthful meals, exercising daily, and being comfortable being by myself for hours, with my own thoughts. It’s really made me redefine how I see happiness and embark on a new career path that will support the wholesome lifestyle I want to have rather than make me feel like a gerbil running in a wheel, waiting for retirement!

  • Jennifer Contessa

    My latest adventure, parasaling in Lake George, NY. It was so beautiful and the air was so fresh! It was truly breathtaking. Our seven year old son also did it. We felt like we could fly

  • Shauna Sherman

    My boyfriend and I toured the Leilani Farm Sanctuary in Maui. It was magical; learning about, seeing and interacting with all the rescued animals. We even got to hold a two week old baby goat the entire time. The experience gave us a greater meaning to our mission as (newer) vegans :)

  • Amanda Milone

    My latest adventure is my 35th week of pregnancy! Staying as kind as possible with my first baby! Can’t wait to show my son the world!

  • Lana Hernandez

    I took a personal journey and sought help for depression. I finally admitted to myself, and my family that I just wasn’t as happy as I had led people to believe. It may not be a fancy trip or an exciting vacation. – but it is indeed a journey to me :)

  • Kimberly

    My adventure has been cooking with all of my surprise CSA goods this summer – it is my first time trying a CSA and I absolutely love it! My first time ever seeing sunburst squash :)

  • lauraaragon

    I finally got to visit Farm Sanctuary in Northern California as a gift for my birthday. It was pure bliss to see the animals that I have supported and spend the night in the cabin on site. A dream come true!

  • Emily

    My last adventure was in Forest Park, Portland OR. I planned to go for a 30 minute walk, but I found so many pretty things to look at, it ended up being 2 hours!

  • jtlittlelong

    A most recent adventure is when we took our Kids to see their buppa and domma ( grandpa and grandma) who live two hours away in the country. We took back roads and most were dirt in the middle of nowhere. My kids are city kids. My daugter is in tween years so gettinv her to enjoy anything is a trial and she loved it! We went to a natural spring and got water to drink and beought some home for later use. We hiked a bit. The kids loved ‘ four byin’ in the mud. Plus buppa and domma had baby chicks so my one year old loved feeding them bread and playing in the creek. I loved the time with family and my teen actually enjoying herself. Plus we hadnt seen buppa and domma in two years. I grew up in the country ao the kids were able to expirience dirt roads and spring water and getting muddy

  • Catherine Roccaforte-Probasco

    On Saturday, August 9, 2014, my husband & I went on a spontaneous all day date by simply taking public transportation to Downtown Chicago. What made it special was the fact that we explored the beauty of nature together, which in itself, is an inmate experience. We power walked for hours and miles, along both the city streets and beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan, stopped in the Lincoln Park Conservatory to look at the beautiful plants, took pictures, and refueled at the end of our adventure at Whole Foods Market, where we each got a huge meal, sat at the counter, and watched people walk by. <3

  • Erica

    My recent adventure was my honeymoon! We just got back two weeks ago. We went on an amusement park road trip! We rode the tallest rollercoaster in the world! We had so much fun being “big kids” and finally seeing other parts of our country. We finished off our trip by visiting all the museums in D.C. …Great memories in deed!

  • Katrina Schoettmer

    Or latest adventure was moving across the country to a rural area. I get to stay home with my children and slow down.

  • Mary Puente

    I went to New York City my mom’s favorite place in the world to scatter some of her ashes. It was a great adventure and a sad one too.

  • Cynderma

    Wish me luck

  • Hope

    My husband and I finally had a honeymoon in Italy this spring and spent most of the trip in Venice. When we went out our first day exploring I found a vegan/vegetarian restaurant and it was a great way to start a beautiful vacation.

  • Renae Fréson

    I went back home to Colorado for a visit with my dear friends. While there, I fell in love with an amazing MAN!!! I’m taking a leap of FAITH and moving back to Colorado; quitting the hustle bustle of Corporate America and am going to start course study in acupuncture. Keep your FAITH strong!! My motto is PRAY ASK BELIEVE and GIVE THANKS!!! Let the adventure begin :) p.s. Although all your closet give aways are amazing.. this is MY FAV OUTFIT so far.. You have great taste girl!!! xoxo

  • Megan

    My most recent adventure was purchasing a home. Its special because now I will be close to my daughter!

  • Janine King

    This isn’t an adventure of “going somewhere”, it is an adventure in learning something new! Last week I bought a bushel of peaches and the adventure began! I canned for the first time! I made peach pie filling, peach BBQ sauce, peach jam, peaches and peach infused vodka! It was so much fun and can’t wait to have fresh peaches out of the jar in January!

  • Sarah Woods

    I had always wanted to see Niagara Falls growing up, so I took my children there for the fourth of July:)

  • Raine Dawson

    I didn’t have any grand adventures such as travel or events, but I did go to the hair salon and have my shoulder length blonde hair cut into a pixie cut and dyed a beautiful cherry red. I was terrified at first but I absolutely love it. I feel like a new person ready to move past recent tragedies. I never thought something like that could be so liberating and instill so much more confidence. I suppose it’s the start of a new adventure, I have so much I want to do in life I now feel like the girl that will jump in with both feet smiling and laughing.

  • Ashley Snyder

    A couple weeks ago I drove a couple hours to the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY. I had never been there but being the animal lover that I am, I’ve always wanted to go. I brought my mom with me (who at the time was not Vegan). When I was there it was love at first sight when I met all of the animals. They’re all so sweet and I didn’t want to leave. Such a life changing experience. I’m now trying to raise money for these animals and planning on driving another couple hours to do a walk for them. And my mom is now trying to go vegan! :) I can’t wait until I go back and see these precious animals again! :)

  • Leilani

    My husband and I are in the process of adopting an infant in
    Michigan. One of the things I am doing to raise money for our adoption is
    training for a full marathon (Yes! A full 26.2 miles of craziness)!! On Sunday,
    I ran the longest run of my life—16 miles and it took 3 hours to do it! Most
    moms get to tell their child that they spent 40 weeks carrying them and 12+
    hours in labor….my story will be I trained for 26 weeks and ran 26.2 miles
    for you!! :) So my running 16 miles on Sunday was my latest and greatest
    adventure—so far 😉

  • Stephanie Wharton

    I have two. My family and I just took a vacation hiking in the Adirondack Mts. in upstate New York. We have a three year old so we experienced things on his level, but it was beautiful. We took time to relax, have fun and bond in nature. I’m also on a journey training to become a health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. After listening to your very inspiring talk I hopped on over to your site and have been hooked ever since. I had no idea you were so involved in the wellness movement and I can’t wait to read your books. You’ve inspired me to take Dr. Neal Barnard’s 21 day vegan challenge starting the beginning of September. I’m excited and a bit apprehensive, but really motivated to become a change agent in a time of desperate need. Thanks for considering me to win your closet giveaway!

  • Bridge

    I just took my 2 year old daughter to the beach this past Saturday. She loved splashing in the water and making little sand molds.

  • Jenny E

    I recently attended a family reunion retreat. Before the event I felt apprehensions about being judged and socializing with people I barely knew. I was pleasantly surprised by all the love shared among the members of my family, and learned how much we all had in common. It was truly a greater life lesson.

  • Matt Klimas

    Last weekend my best friend took me down to Cape May, NJ & Wildwood. It’s only an hour & a half drive for me but the beaches and boardwalk are a bit different from the one’s in my Toms River town. Life is always so hectic and overwhelming so to go away for 5 days with a special friend was wonderful. We watched the fireworks from the top of the lifeguard stand under the full moon, it was really neat. I got to go on my favorite things in life amusement rides & enjoy delicious local seafood. We visited the best Zoo in Jersey “Cape May Zoo” the animal were so hot though, I felt bad for them. I am thankful to have great people in my life who I get to spend good memories with them. Last weekend was calm & extremely special for me.

  • Katherine Perello

    I had my first summer camping experience with my boyfriend in San Simeon State Park. We made a day trip to Limekiln, and hiked up to see the kilns and waterfall! It was a glorious day, pretty in green, and overall relaxing vacation for us. Perfect ending to our summer before back to school!

  • Courtney

    Everyday is an adventure, but the first thing that comes to mind is flying alone my 2 year son to meet Daddy, who was in NYC on Business, for his birthday. I was nervous about flying alone with him, but we had the most amazing time. He loves exploring and loved visiting the big city and flying on a plane to get there. He keeps asking to go back. :)

  • Cara Olson

    My husband and I and our four fur babies drove cross country and moved to St Pete, FL, where we’ve wanted to move for years. We are getting to know a new city, new jobs, and loving living by the ocean.

  • Dandi D

    We recently went nature hiking and caterpillar finding with our son. We really enjoyed teaching him about science and nature.

  • Michelle Howe

    Went on a bike ride with my boyfriend which I love doing. Well, a bobcat showed up. It was so amazing to just watch him and we didn’t seem to bother him. It wasn’t an adventure to some but to me it was!

  • Janet Muscatello

    I was at the ALS walk for my Father who has been suffering from this horrible disease for years. My father and two others in wheel chairs let the walk. As we started walking red balloons were set free in memory of those with ALS who were no longer with us. I felt so happy my father was still here.

  • Sarah

    The adventure of CLEANSING myself and detox.. I’m not kidding.. it’s the best and most interesting one I’ve had in the last few years!!..

    edit: Well I didn’t know my name was posted as just ‘Sarah’.. but for reference it’s Sarah Green lol..

  • Leslie Du Fresne

    Every day is an adventure. Vegans rule!

  • Michele Somerson

    My most recent adventure was cycling on a tandem through Theodore National Park in the Badlands. We saw tons of prairie dogs, several deer, wild horses and a large herd of bison; this baby seemed to be quite interested in our bicycle! It was a magical experience.

  • Heather

    My most recent adventure was spending a weekend at the lake with a group of friends without any of our kids.

  • Deirdre White Jones

    I brought my kids boating and tubing! To see their faces was so awesome!

  • Cara Little

    My adventure is having to move back in with my mom last month, because I am going back to college. I couldn’t afford rent and tuition at the same time, so I am a 24 year old living with my mom, and finishing my bachelor’s at University of North Texas. Hopefully I’ll land a good job with my degree and be back out on my own again soon. On the plus side I get to be living with all my dogs again (as I couldn’t have all of them in my apartment). I start classes next week! :)

  • Stephanie Sorensen

    Well I would have to say the greatest adventure I’ve embarked on recently would have to be the decision to homeschool my two sweet daughters 6 & 4 years old! I live in such a conservative town, and I feel like a bit of a rebel or outsider deciding on a less traditional method of schooling my children. But I have to say as I was sitting with my girls watercolor painting on our deck overlooking the beautiful Colorado mountains, feeding and petting our chickens, and later watching them cook their own lunch from scratch, I can tell you this adventure is going to be awesome. I feel so blessed by this decision for our family. What a beautiful life we live, simply and kind:).

  • Janel

    Best adventure I had recently was organizing a mudrun team, the DIRTY DOLLS!!! We are all around 40y.old, 1/2 of us are moms & we had a blast!!! Best sport I’ve ever participated in. It was exhilarating! We’ve doubled our team size for The Damn Mud Run coming up in October. Girl power all the way!

  • Elizabeth Findlay

    Earlier this month I took my first 2 day road trip solo to the Gulf. I was going to be with a guy all in the name of LOVE. I came home with a broken heart, but it was an adventure that I needed to take.

  • Micayla Werner

    My latest adventure has been transitioning from a carnivore to a vegan. I was watching the documentary Earthlings, and something finally clicked in my head. I was instantly repulsed by the thought of ever eating something made from animal byproducts again. I know that this is going to be a difficult journey, but it’s one I’m ready to make :)

  • Jessica

    I’ve been a homebody this sumer, but I did get to take a (little) trip to D.C, for my cousin’s wedding in May. It was really nice to have an occasion to dress up and see my whole family.
    Plus, the hotel room was so luxurious, and sleeping on a king sized bed was heaven for my back.

  • Tamara Hamp

    My 21 year old daughter and myself now consider ourselves professional roadtrippers! We drove almost across country twice this summer. My daughter had an internship in Scottsdale in this her last summer before college graduation. Needing a car for the summer, we let our hair fly and tune roars as we drove back roads hitting all the roadside stands, diners and local landmarks we could in our travels. Historic Route 66 was a highlight. Laughing, crying, talking until hoarse are memories that will linger long after she is out of the house creating her own home! A true adventure with my now adult daughter!

  • Savannah O’Hara Curtis

    I always buy my son and daughter’s clothes from garage sales because it helps the environment. We were on a garage sale adventure when my daughter says,”Look! There’s a doggie in that car. Hey! He’s laughing at us!” When I looked over there was a dog in the car next to us with his tougne out, panting! My husband and I laughed about that for days:)

  • freya

    This summer we took the children (3&6) in a 1976 VW camper van called Douglas around the North west coast and north coast of Scotland. I grew up in Dorest, but my grandparents had a house in Scotland which we love going to and i studied in Glasgow which is where my husband and i met. He is Norwegian and we now live in Oslo so we have dreamt for many years of showing them some of the places we loved as students and also as a family to discover many new and wild places together. The weather was luckily beautifully sunny and hot every day and we camped beside these stunning white sandy beaches every night so that we could swim and explore during the day. The children just loved the adventure of it and our youngest got over excited at the sight of horses and sheep roaming free (as he’s grown up in Oslo) and finding all kinds of things in the rock pools. It was hands down THE best and most relaxing holiday that we have had as a family and it far surpassed the romantic ideas that we had had about it. We got to spend time together every day, to build camp fires on the beach, to climb and build and swim and to read long stories and play games at night by torch light. Heaven!

  • Julianne

    We recently drove a few hours away to a city that has these amazing underground tunnels! We were able to do a tour and learn so much about the history, it was amazing. We then spent a few hours walking through a beautiful labyrinth, it was so peaceful and soothing.

  • Jenna M.

    We recently took my 73 year old father on an adventure to his favorite place on earth – MAUI! He has always loved the island, but has been battling 4 different cancers over the last 8 years so he hasn’t been able to go. Well, this year he was healthy enough to make the trip and we had an AMAZING trip full of memories we will all cherish forever. We saw more Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (his favorite animal) this year than EVER before (we’ve been going to Maui for nearly 40 years). We learned from a marine biologist at the Maui Ocean Center that the program they are part of (raising hatchlings to 2 years old and then releasing them, having volunteers wait near known turtle nests 24/7 until the eggs hatch and then ushering the hatchlings into the sea – away from distracting lights on the roadways and hungry birds, etc) has been so successful the Hawaiian turtles are almost off the endangered species list! Well, that just made my Dad’s face light up like I haven’t seen in a very long time. :) We saw this little turtle in a bay off West Maui.

  • Sharon Howard

    Me and my daughter spent most of the summer at the pool except she is training for a 5k and it worries me because she has Lupus but even when she gets sick it doesn’t stop her and I want to win this giveaway for her because she went back to college this past Monday. Thank You for the chance.

  • Stephanie

    I had an “adventure” of becoming sick and hospitalized for pneumonia in May. The reason? Not listening to my body, overworking myself. Immune system crash! The lesson? Listen to my body, breathe deeply, meditate and pray daily… remember what’s important in life, time with family and dear friends…all things I already knew–but now a much deeper meaning. Eat more plants for immune health, follow people who inspire me!

  • Brittany M

    We recently moved to Washington from the Midwest. This whole move had been a huge adventure for me. So fun getting out there and exploring this new area with my family. We are expecially loving all the beautiful scenery and lots of new hiking area’s.

  • Bonnie L.

    We’ve been on a few great adventures this summer :) My husband and I traveled to Danmark and Norway to reconnect with my extended family who I hadn’t seen in years for which I felt a serious amount of contrition. I was nervous, but didn’t need to be! Regardless of my fear, from the moment we first arrived, we were both fully embraced by my family and we loved and felt loved for every second of our visits. A lot of vegan talk too, as my family was very unfamiliar with veganism. It’s not easy eating a plant-based diet in Scandinavia, so we made most of our own meals – a lot of tortillas and wraps! On our way home, we made one more stop to spend some much needed quality time with our nieces and brothers. That was also wonderful and fulfilling :) This summer of adventure was important and so memorable because we were making those connections with family. Love, love, loved it!!

  • Summer Knight

    I recently visited Costa Rica with my boyfriend, and what made it special to me was disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of life in the US. We stayed at a tiny resort in the middle of nowhere, ate locally grown food, and avoided the distraction of cell phones and constant overstimulation by technology. Coming back to the airport in a major city caused a bit of a culture shock after a week in paradise. I’d go back any day.

  • Julie Boyd Nicholson

    I went to New Orleans for the first time last week. It was amazing! We kayaked down the big lake in City Park! What made it special? It was just me, my husband of 9 months and my 13 year old son. Having an entire week with my son was wonderful. At 13 I just don’t see him enough anymore:)

  • mesavinganimals1viewatatime

    i went to For The Animals Sanctuary in New Jersey (which i HIGHLY recommend. We got lost and when we finally got There we were SO LUCKY because we went on a monday and it is like Volunteer run so we were extremely lucky. i got to be with Cows, Goats, Pigs, Hens, Cats and some Amazing People. Vegans are Amazing

  • Lena

    My husband and I went for a day trip from L.A. to Oxnard last weekend to escape the heat of the valley! This has been a super tough year for me, culminating in my grandfather passing away recently. I’ve totally let the stress get to me and it’s been taking it’s toll on my mental health. Going up to Oxnard, riding bikes on the beach, having lunch and spending the day in the cool sunshine with the love of my life was JUST what I needed. Then cuddling up to watch Clueless (!) ended the night perfectly. I’m looking forward to doing it again soon, maybe while wearing that super groovy shirt! 😉

  • Christia S.

    The greatest adventure of my life thus far has been earning a scholarship to study abroad in Paris, France. I couldn’t believe it happened. I had never been outside North America before! But that experience taught me anything is possible and you should never doubt that extraordinary things CAN happen in your life. I am now a pathological optimist.

  • Christy

    My husband and I went on a small road trip to see Tom Petty in concert. I’ve always wanted to see Tom Petty and it was a spur of the moment decision to attend. It was such a nice surprise to be spontaneous and have a fun little adventure.

  • Frenchpetal

    My two children are 10 years apart, so I have been a mommy/caregiver in my home for over 24 years, with my youngest just starting high school. A few weekends ago, I got out and rode around backroads, dropped in antique stores, ate where I wanted, took lots of touristy pictures, then spent the night at a hotel to read and do nothing or anything I wanted. It was divine. :) I should do this more often! Your closet choices in this giveaway are darling! I want, I want.

  • Emily Ducatte

    I went on adventure to st louis recently to take my son to a doctor appointment at the childrens museum and learned that he no longer needs to take his medicine, yay!

  • Lisa

    My adventure wasn’t anything extravagant or expensive, it was not far from my home. I took a walk thru a local park with woods. Inside the safety of the trees I saw a Momma deer and her 2 fawns with spots still… 2 ducks courting each other and several birds going from tree to tree calling each other. I pondered and watched the stream with tiny water bugs scampering on the waters surface, wondering what they are doing. I watched as the sun peaked through the leaves and took in all the greenery and foliage they have to offer. I observed how the green lush moss has formed over the rocks and looked with curiosity at the fungus growth forming on a fallen tree. I took in nature, raw and n real form. I did it with just a simple walk, breathing fresh air and noticing the world around me. Its was nice little adventure. I felt peace and the rest of the world dissolved and faded just for a little while.. I even got a souvenir.. muddy shoes!! It was a good day.

  • Julie Ann

    I got to take my two children to Myrtle Beach in June for our first family trip alone since becoming a single mom. My 5 yr old boy got to hold a baby shark and my 3yr daughter got to fall in love with the ocean for the first time. It was incredible to witness the pure joy in my children from being so close to nature :) It was hopefully the beginning of our many adventures as a little family <3

  • Deb8226

    I went to my first NFL game with my boyfriend! It was wonderful to cross something off my bucketlist with someone I love!

  • Dom

    We hiked Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in the state of NY. It was special because my 5 year old hiked all the way to the top. She fell in love with hiking and we’re looking forward to more trips. Family time <3

  • Cr

    Hi Alicia! I live in Los Angeles and somehow had never been to Echo Park before. My boyfriend and I decided to go for the afternoon and it was absolutely beautiful. It is famous for these amazing different varieties of water lilies and other natural flora and fauna that have remained remarkably unspoiled. I don’t have children, but it is an amazing place to take children and pedal boat on the lake underneath water falls. There are ducks and other animals living freely there. We had the best time reading about everything but my absolute favorite thing was to see the pictures of it in the 1930’s and to imagine myself strolling through what seemed like such a romantic place back then. It is always wonderful to see something like that preserved in the midst of this sprawling city. Living here I am always finding little treasures like this where I would least expect them!

  • Marianne T

    We had the amazing chance to go to cabo san lucas!! It was so special because it was just a weekend of relaxing and sightseeing!

  • Sarah

    My adventure is still ongoing! It’s not traveling to a foreign country or going anywhere fun and’s planning my future. As a mom to two wonderful children who are now in school full time, I’m finally planning to go back to University to get my long awaited Art Degree! (I’m having a hard time being at home by myself without my littlin’s with me :( ) It’s such an adventure to plan, decide which courses to take and schedule around my kiddos, all amidst the butterflies in my tummy about starting over again :) I don’t think I was this nervous when I went to school at 18! If I win this fabulous outfit I can wear it to school! 😉

  • Sarah

    what a fun giveaway. Recently I went camping in the middle of no where in the mountains…it was pretty intense as we saw lots of wild animals not use to seeing humans. But it was so fun to play in the woods and unplug for 3 days!

  • Naomi Gottlieb-Miller

    i took my 18 month old daughter swimming with a friend and her son. it was the first time i had done a solo swim adventure with her without her dad there for parental support. i was kind of nervous, but we both survived and had a fantastic time! i know it doesn’t seem like a huge adventure, but it felt like one at the time. my kiddo loves the water, though. she dunked her little face in a few times, kicked her feet wildly and we both had a blast!

  • Jeannie

    Hi Alicia and all kind eaters :). I’ve just begun the greatest adventure of my life, on August 11 my kind diet-fueled baby girl was born! The best part of my adventure as a new momma is breastfeeding her.
    My little angel, when placed on my abdomen (after a rough 17 hour labor and 4 hours of exhaustive pushing) began zestily nursing. I cried tears of joy because I’d dreamed of this moment for the last 9 months.
    What a rush of love and bliss we shared at that moment and every minute since we have cuddled as I give her my delicious kind milk– It tastes like watermelon and berries!

  • Jenna O

    I went on a road trip with my friends. It was special as we hadn´t had chance for that kind of trip for tooo many years! We had so much fun :)

  • Shannon

    One adventure that I have had recently was my journey after college to move to California. Throughout this adventure I was really able to learn about myself and what kind of person I aspire to be. A person who values humanitarianism, continued learning, activism and love. During my short stint in CA I lived in a dark living room for 7 months with no sense of community, encompassed by the unfortunate feelings of loneliness, depression and no real direction. California, although it is one of the most populated states in the US, can be one lonely place at times. I battled addiction and depression, which I would never wish upon anyone. It wasn’t until I learned about the conception of THREE babies in my family that were about to enter the world in 9 short months. As I became overwhelmed by a new sense of purpose in life, I decided to put on my white hat and utilize the knowledge that I forgot I ever had in order to land an amazing job back home in Phoenix to be with my family. I ended up getting the job I knew I deserved, moved home and am now able to experience the birth of my two nephews and niece. I, for the first time in a while, finally feel like my life has a sense of purpose, a reason to go on, and I have never felt more inspired to succeed for not only myself, but for my family as well. Although battling depression and addiction was not only hard, but borderline impossible at times, I can honestly say that the reward of achieving what I have today was 100% worth the journey.

  • Shelly Brown

    I just moved to Maui. It is special to me because I had been in LA for 30 years in the social services field and I gave it all up to come be with my high school sweetheart. And now I’m doing the same thing in Maui! This is my favorite giveaway of yours so far and so fun!!!!

  • madamedujambon

    I just commented on your recent give away post but love this bracelet even more! 😉 My biggest adventure this year was moving to the other side of the country for moving in with my boyfriend. An amazing adventure which I still enjoy every day :):):)