Michelle ✌🌿🐾🌏💛

Michelle ✌🌿🐾🌏💛 @steppingoutward

Nature-loving, dog-snuggling mama who's trying to grow the best garden I can. Enjoying life and exploring the world as compassionately as possible.

Every so often, we need to hit the pause button. Or at least we wish we could. For me, that time is now. Taking a small retreat from a great many hobbies and passionate pursuits of mine for some self-reflection and self-centering. Recent times have shown me I need to focus with more concentration on some aspects of my life. This leaves me with a little less time for hobbies like photography, a bit less time for learning Spanish, and a tad less time for being "out there." But this gives me some much-needed time for getting in better tune with my body through plant-based living, exercise, & exploring meditation...all while devoting energy and focus to teaching my little love wonderful things like counting and colors. I'll be back in just a bit and hope to see each one of you bright and beautiful souls happy and thriving in marvelous ways. Sending all good vibes and love ~* #selfreflection #selfcentering #retreat #me #family #pause #focus #allgoodvibes #govegan
Celebrating life, summer solstice, and 111 days of being vegan! And I must say, I have never been so truly happy! My life has more purpose. And I feel more "ME." (--> Hope that makes sense to anyone reading this.) 🌱 For starters, lunch at Loving Hut. I had never been there. It's the best feeling being able to have any and every item listed for once. Because, for years as a vegetarian prior to these amazing, life-changing 111 days, it already wasn't easy eating out. Your rice has chicken broth or your poppers are cooked with calamari or your pizza comes out tasting of someone else's pepperoni. You're either veganizing a dish if the restaurant will allow or you're picking from the whopping three options available as is. But this! This menu pictured here is loaded with amazing plant-based, plant-power options. There's even more on the flip side. We ordered too much for it's hard not to go a bit overboard when you find a gem of a place like this. Nachos. Veggies & Rice. Mac & Cheez. Sunny Burger. And Cheezcake! I almost ordered grilled dumplings but then I would have had do grilled spring rolls because...well... because. And ohmygoodness, we absolutely loved every single delicious, scrumptious, fantastically compassionate bite. This restaurant does what it does WELL! Conclusion, the world needs way more Loving Huts. 🌞Happy Summer, everyone! Let's go make each day of this warm and lovely season count!🌞
Watching me, watching him. 🐦Observándome, observándolo. ***Such a lovely evening for a walk with the little love. Just us and all the birdies, or "squawks," as the babe likes to call them. Very serene. 💚 Una noche tan agradable para un paseo con el poco amor. Sólo nosotros y todos los birdies, o "gritos", como el bebé le gusta llamarlos. Muy sereno.***
Sunset on our sweet little garden. We are so excited as this is seeming to be our best garden yet. Each year, we get a little better at this... 💚🌱💚 #sunset #almostgreenthumb #garden #gardening #growing #learning #herbs #corn #cucumber #peppers #beets #tomatoes #cabbage #squash #beans #snappeas #progress #hopeful #happy #bestgardenyet #nevergiveup
"With a little help from my friends." --- Yesterday's harvest of green beans turned into something even more magical with a delicious "Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes" recipe from @archtuli (http://spicegirlofbeverlyhills.com) ***Thank you, Arch! 💛 This is such a flavorful, beautiful, and healthy dish!***
All four sweet loves. Patiently waiting for some of my plate of fruit and veggies. They'll gobble up apples and snap peas so fast they'll almost forget I gave them any. I was nominated for the #happypetchallenge by the lovely @mystic.vegan and here is my day three post :) I'm all about sharing pictures of our happy pets in an effort to combat animal cruelty and encourage compassion and respect for these loving and lovable friends. Once again, I'm a bit new to the nomination and challenges part of Instagram. First time for me here. But I am definitely seeing so many of you have huggable and well-loved kitties and pups and horses and more as part of your families and part of your hearts. This challenge invites me to invite three more people to share animal pics. And so, I nominate @lisriea @angel_veggie_love and @veganheart_michelle. Challenge summed is: Three happy animal pictures, one each for three days, and, in your post, nominate three insta-awesome-friends to join the challenge if possible. Hugs, love, and tailwags to all!
... Absolutely! Let's do it! Small kind acts. Small kind changes. Small kind steps. One by one. It all adds up to spreading goodness, joy, peace, and love throughout the world! Thanks for sharing this simply powerful message! @thevbar1 and @weareveganuary #transform #ourworld #with #kindness #love #respect #compassion #crueltyfree #loveanimals #lovelife #theyhavefeelings #wehavefeelings #weallhavefeelings #spreadgoodness #love #joy #peace #smallactsofkindness #livecompassionately #together
Three loves. Sunday lounging. With snacks next on the agenda... I was nominated for the #happypetchallenge by the kind-hearted @mystic.vegan and I'm totally up for it. Thank you! I'm all about sharing pictures of our happy pets in an effort to combat animal cruelty and encourage compassion and respect for these loving and lovable friends. Once again, I'm a bit new to the nomination and challenges part of Instagram. First time for me here. But I am definitely seeing so many of you have huggable and well-loved kitties and pups and horses and more as part of your families and part of your hearts. And I love it! This challenge invites me to invite three more people to share awesome and loved animal pics. And so, I nominate @gypsys.sacred.rose @hala_lo_5 @plant.powered.steph Challenge summed is: Three happy animal pictures, one each for three days, and, in your post, nominate three insta-amazing-friends to join along if possible. Hugs, love, and tailwags to all!
Heck yeah! Our first harvest this year! Our first harvest of beans ever. I think they look pretty gorgeous. Now to find the perfect seasonings or recipe for these green goodies... #heckyeah #first #harvest #firstharvest #green #beans #greenbeans #healthy #veggie #vegetable #plant #plantpower #goodness #straightfromourgarden #wegrewthis #garden #crops #happygarden #happyus
That feeling when someone who is trying to learn about and understand you're being vegan and then they go and bake you a vegan strawberry cake... #love #strawberry #cake #madewithlove #seriously #heart #heartshaped #sweetestcakeever #bestcake #vegancake #thatfeeling #sweetestfeeling #bestfeeling #sotouched #thatslove #love #openminds #vegan #happyheart #happybelly #yum
Papa's Day Chocolate Breakfast Croissants with the help of @enjoylifefoods mini chips. ☀ Happy Father's Day to all the good loving Papas, Dadas, Babas, Dads, Pops, and Fathers everywhere! ☀ #dairyfree #delicious #nutfree #rich #glutenfree #scrumptious #vegan #chocolate #croissants #breakfast #enjoylife #eatfreely #papasday #fathersday #happy
Oliver soaking up the gorgeous countryside. As am I. Lovely views, lovely day. 🌄 . I was nominated for the #happypetchallenge by the sweet @mystic.vegan and I'm totally up for it. Thank you! I'm all about sharing pictures of our happy pets in an effort to combat animal cruelty and encourage compassion and respect for these loving and lovable friends. . I'm new to the nomination and challenges part of Instagram. First time for me here. But I am definitely seeing so many of you have huggable and well-loved kitties and pups and horses and more as part of your families and part of your hearts. This challenge invites me to invite three more people to share pet pics. And so, I nominate @the.long.island.vegan, @lighten.up3, and @beingveganwithchanelle. Challenge summed is: Three pictures, one each for three days, and shared with three insta-awesome-friends in your post. Hugs, love, and tailwags to all!
One of our gorgeous neighborhood friends stopping in for a sip and dip in our bird bath. 🐦 Uno de nuestros magníficos amigos del vecindario para tomar un sorbo y chapuzón en nuestro baño de aves.
Meet Bubbles (affectionately named by our little one.) The bunny of our yard. And our neighbors' yards. She has been hanging out a great deal lately, eagerly waiting on our garden to provide some of her favorite snacks. Shouldn't be too much longer. Beans are already making an appearance. 🐇 Conozca Bubbles (cariñosamente llamado por nuestro pequeño.) El conejito de nuestro patio. Y los patios de nuestros vecinos. Ella ha estado pasando mucho tiempo últimamente, esperando ansiosamente en nuestro jardín para proporcionar algunos de sus bocadillos favoritos. No debería ser demasiado tiempo. Los frijoles ya están haciendo una aparición.
Again, we are a day late for #TacoTuesday. So we went all out to make up for it. --- Grilled Asparagus and Shitake Tacos. --- One hard, one soft with a cob of cilantro-seasoned sweet corn. Every single delicious bite was better than the one before. #tacos #hardtaco #softtaco #asparagus #shitake #corn #delicious #veganscooking #veganmenu #whatveganseat #plantbased #familydinner #instavegan #vegancommunity #govegan #foodfeed #healthy #healthyfoodshare #goodfoodshare #veganfoodshare #vegansofinstagram #plantbased #plantpower #meatlesseveryday #veganlife #happyhearts #happybellies #happysouls #seriously #yum
For just one moment, I was kind of a storm chaser. And then I felt like I'd best get home. Three quick snaps and I was out of there. Time for dinner soon anyway. ☁🌫☁ Por un momento, fui una especie de cazador de tormentas. Y luego sentí que era mejor que llegara a casa. Tres instantáneas rápidas y yo estaba fuera de allí. Tiempo para cenar pronto de todos modos.
If there was never any darkness, we'd never get to dance to the magic of the fireflies. ⚡ Si nunca hubo oscuridad, nunca llegaríamos a bailar a la magia de las luciérnagas.