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Pre-MoFo kickoff: Christy Robinson review/giveaway!

You may have noticed a few vegan bloggers posting about being contacted by Vegan Cuts to review products – I was one of them (thanks Melisser!). I was very excited when I learned I would be receiving some jewelry from Christy Robinson. Despite my foul mouth, when it comes to wearing vegan message items – t-shirts, buttons, etc., I don’t like wearing anything with a confrontational message. I already knew that Christy’s jewelry was the posi message kind, so right up my alley.

I got my package two weeks ago, and opened it up to find this cute package:

Obviously what it comes in doesn’t change the contents of a box, but opening a shipping envelope and seeing that someone took the time to wrap your stuff in a cute little bow makes the package getting more exciting. It’s the little details, guys.

Inside I found not one, but two cute little necklaces! I don’t know how in depth one can really review a necklace, but if you like things that are cute and simple, you will like these. If you are shy about wearing any kind of vegan message, she has eco-centric jewelry, spay and neuter pieces, and ones like ‘I heart kale’. If you’re in the mood for something seasonal, check out the cute bat necklace! In addition to the necklaces themselves being made out of recycled materials, so are the boxes and even the baggie is biodegradable! Despite what is surely more expensive packaging than other people would use, you can get one of Christy’s pieces for as little as $16, and most of the standard necklaces are $20.

And like most people, I can’t open mail without my cats wanting to investigate the contents, so here is Gozer with everything I got, including a recipe card!

I don’t know if I was expected to give one of the necklaces away, but since I got two I thought it only seemed right to share. So i’m going to give one away, and i’ll let you pick!

I’m doing dinner and a movie for my VeganMoFo theme again, but not just horror movies. So to enter, just leave a comment saying which movie you would like to see a menu for! If it’s realistic I might make it happen (don’t say The Human Centipede). You don’t have to follow me on twitter or anything else. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday, October 7th.

An finally, if you mosey on over to Vegan Cuts any time this month, you can get 10% off with the code ‘BLOGFRIEND’.

posted: 12 September 30
under: pictures, products, review

  • There’s really nothing better than a movie with a menu. So happy you’re doing it again! Though it’s super hard to choose, I’m gonna go with….”The Dreamers” (2003)! It’s French (ish) and idealistic and way creepy.

  • Heyy! I absolutely love love & again love the “Vegan Chick” necklace!

    You’re right, the packaging, it is definitely the little details!

    I’ve got the perfect film for you, I’ve only watched it 2938x!
    Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog !!!
    I think it’s realistic enough, hehe.

    Happy Vegan Mofo time πŸ™‚

  • Oh — what a fun giveaway! And how incredibly generous of you to share. πŸ™‚

    My movie would be E.T. The dessert would have to have chocolate and peanut butter in it, I think.

  • The Breakfast Club! (Is that too obvious? πŸ™‚ )

  • bitt

    Ooh how about Like Water for Chocolate? Because I love Mexican food and chocolate.

  • Oh, I’ve always wanted one of her necklaces. Super cute! And thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ As for a movie…hmmmm…how about “Juno?”

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, final scene where Georgina gets her revenge.

  • I’d love to see “Raiders Of The Lost Ark” hahaha, I know…

  • Molly

    I think it would be great to see a menu to go along with Julie and Julia since we all know that world of cooking could use a vegan makeover!

  • poopiebitch

    Those necklaces are so cute! I love the dinner and a movie theme. I think I have to go with The Princess Bride as my movie pick, since it’s pretty much my favorite movie ever.

  • Lindsey Cayer

    I know it is only October, but White Christmas would be so fun!

  • So cute!! I love the “vegan chick” necklace.
    If I could have any movie menu, it would have to be a vegan version of all the foods in Gone With the Wind.

  • Angelique

    I have to go with Finding Nemo. I re-watched it with my younger sister, Quianna a couple of months ago. The “fish are friends not food” phrase really stuck with her . At first . that simple logic only applied to aquatic animals. Overtime she started saying things like, “chickens are friends not food ” turkeys are friends not food” so on and so forth. Now she is vegan and has been one for 3 months!

  • Princess Bride!

  • Mari

    That’s a pretty cool theme for Vegan MoFo. A Clockwork Orange!

  • natasja

    I’ll go for my favourite book and movie : The color purple

  • Laura

    Ooh ooh, I’d love a menu for Point Break please!

  • I think a movie menu for Serenity would be awesome! Of course with inspiration from Firefly. Bao? Strawberries? Odd blocks of space protein? πŸ˜‰

  • Lori

    Probably my still all-time favorite movie When Harry Met Sally. Let’s see…apple pie with ice cream (on the side), ginormous deli-type sandwiches, coconut wedding cake…

  • Emma

    Amelie, possibly with a veganized french menu?!
    French onion soup, ‘beef’ bourguignon, creme caramel? x

  • bex

    I’ve always liked her necklace. One of my fave movies is Clueless. I can’t wait until my daughter is abit older to help with the dinner & a movie fun.

  • Megan

    Dr. Horrible. Enough said.

    That could actually be a lot of fun the more I think about it!

    Or maybe Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl?

  • Caitlin

    I know it’s not out yet, but a Hobbit menu would be really cool. Seed cakes and tea and pies and whatnot.

  • House of 1000 Corpses!

  • Christy’s jewelry is so cute! I’ve purchased a few of her pieces in the past, and there’s such a sweetness to them. Plus, they’re beautifully made!

    Fun theme idea! I think covering one of the John Hughes movies from the 80’s would be cool. How about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?

  • Els


  • Those necklaces are SO cute. I really want one! πŸ˜€
    I would like a Virgin Suicides based menu. Dreamy, and exotic (gotta throw in some Indian classics!)

  • Like Lindsey, I’m also thinking holidays! This will be my first holiday season as a vegan, and I’m definitely looking for some ideas to “veganize” traditional holiday meals. I’m thinking maybe the dreaded “meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beetloaf, I hate meatloaf” meal from A Christmas Story. I think this meal also consisted of red cabbage, mashed potatoes, and ? I love the dinner/movie theme you’ve chosen and can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with it!

  • Empire Records. I don’t really do horror, but I would love to start watching cheesy horror movies . . .

  • Laurie

    Lady and the vagabond, because of the famous spagetti scene. I’m sure you can make it in to a menu. Something french (dame blanche for dessert..nomnom) always good. πŸ™‚

  • Those necklaces are so adorable! And such pretty packaging. I’d like to see menus for Sweeney Todd or Sherlock Holmes, but I’m excited to see everything you come up with! What a fun idea.

  • Christy’s jewelry is beautiful! I especially adore the bat necklace, I love bats. πŸ™‚ Dinner and a movie is a fun idea, I think something like Sweeney Todd would be cool (don’t know if you did that one last year) or Sherlock Holmes. Or The Avengers! Yeah, I’m a nerd. πŸ™‚

  • The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, last scene when Georgina gets her revenge.

  • Big Night! Tons of homemade italian food!!!!!!

  • These necklaces are SO CUTE. I would love to have one! πŸ˜€

    I would do a Virgin Suicides style menu. Dreamy/creamy/pink with some exotic Indian choices!

  • I would love to see one for Goodfellas. I love that movie, but the decidedly not vegan spaghetti sauce makes me sad.

  • Lost in Translation (Japanese) or Amelie (French)! Mmm.

  • Lizzie

    Aww, I love the piggie one!!!

    I think an Alice in Wonderland menu would be fun – you’d have to get a little creative, but it’s that the point? πŸ™‚ I might just do this myself…I have visions of cute “eat me” cookies swirling in my brain now!

  • I’d choose Clueless. I feel like your pumpkin cinnamon rolls were represent “rollin with my homies” well.

    Those necklaces are so cute!

  • Those necklaces are adorable!
    I think Nightmare Before Christmas or Chocolat!

  • Love the necklaces! I’d love to see you serve up some spaghetti to go along with Lady and the Tramp πŸ™‚

  • kate s

    the karate kid. but more realistically, pee wee’s big adventure.

  • Anne

    How about American Graffiti?

    I love the ‘friend not food’ necklace πŸ˜‰

  • I’d love to see something from The Golden Compass – I’m planning on an HDM theme next year and could really use the inspiration πŸ˜‰

    The Hunger Games would be cool too – someone came up with a cookbook based on the series, but of course it’s very heavy on meats and cheeses. (Lamb stew, ew!)

  • Have you already done The Goonies? I think that would be fun, even if it is just a bunch of ice cream (chocolate eruption!) or veganized baby ruths, or pizza. Or truffle shuffle!

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  • Almira

    Well, someone already said Princess Bride, so how about The Royal Tennenbaums.

  • Karen

    I’ll vote for ELF!Lots of maple syrup and sugar,Yum! Karen

  • Lizzie

    I love the piggie one!

    Alice in Wonderland popped into my head as one to do a menu for – “eat me” cookies and a “drink me” “potion” and something with mushrooms… Yay!

    (I tried to comment yesterday but it didn’t like me…so I hope this doesn’t show up twice!)

  • “Big Night” because I’d love to see a vegan version of Timpano, which can feed a boatload of people when you really need to. Here’s a non-vegan version:
    runners up:
    “The Godfather” including the infamous cannoli!
    “Mystic Pizza” because there can never be too much vegan pizza in this world. πŸ™‚