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Mar 25, 2013

Golden Years

Vivi Dot's back on Fab this week! The sale starts Wednesday March 27th and runs through Friday. Our new Collar Clips will be available along with our Hand Painted Geometric Necklaces, Lexington Necklaces, and Statement Necklaces.

We snapped a few extra photos during our photo shoot for the sale and Duncan made this stop motion video to help spread the word. I love it! I hope you do too.

Golden Years from Vivi Dot on Vimeo.

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Mar 21, 2013


I'm making more of an effort to cook meals lately. My boyfriend has been working late these days, and he's usually the meal conceptualizer or at least spearheads the major cooking that occurs in the kitchen. Additionally, an apple with peanut butter or a bowl of cereal totally suffices for me as a proper dinner. However, not only do I love cooking, it feels really good and usually results in leftovers! Which can be consumed again! Here are some favorite dishes of mine.


Photo and recipe from rachelcooks.com

I don't understand why Brussels Sprouts get such a bad wrap, but somehow it took me 5+ years to sincerely say I enjoyed them. Now, however, I can proudly state that they are one of my preferred veggie choices and a staple in foods I keep around the house. VIVA LA BRUSSELS SPROUT!

The easiest and most delicious way to prepare them takes less than 30 minutes, and requires minimal effort (A+)
Brussels Sprouts
Olive Oil
Chopped Garlic
Baking Pan
Drizzle base of olive oil on cookie sheet. Chop sprouts and kale finely and season to your liking with salt and pepper. Mix honey, oil and vinegar in with veggies, making sure that it is evenly distributed. Toss in oven at 250 degrees and stir every once in a while, until veggies are slightly browned and soft. SO GOOD!

Photo and recipe from weelicious.com

Dried lentils and mac and cheese are two other staples that often occupy my kitchen cupboard. After over a year of veganism, I am a littttle burnt out on them as a primary protein at this point, but when added to an existing meal I am all about it! This one is insanely easy, as well.

Box of mac and cheese
Cooked lentils
Whatever veggie you have laying around (broccoli is really good in this but anything will taste great)
Extra cheese if you're into that sort of thing Get a mini stir fry going whilst making mac and cheese, and mixed together once macaroni is drained and the cheese is being added. BAM! You just created a vaguely healthier, most definitely hardier version of the great american meal.

Photo and recipe from seriouseats.com

Tempeh is a soy product that is less significantly less boring than tofu. (Opinion statement!). I would liken fried tempeh to that of a fried animal protein because of its how well flavor sticks to it, which is great because it is 100% flavorless otherwise.

Peanut Butter
Hot Sauce
Mix in equal parts peanut butter, mustard and hot sauce in small bowl. Le tempeh marinate in said concoction for a few hours, and when it's looking totally saturated, fry it up and add to whatever other stuff you've got around- I really like it with fresh veggies like spinach or lettuce and some quinoa. Congrats! You've made a delicious meal.

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Mar 19, 2013

Our Official Wedding Video

I've posted a few video peeks into our wedding, but I'm happy to announce that our official wedding video has arrived. Duncan has been working for Shark Pig (maker of amazing wedding videos) so it has been especially tough for him to focus on our video after a long day of other people's weddings. But it's done and I feel so lucky to have such a talented husband! Hope you enjoy it!

Me and My Lady from Duncan Hooper on Vimeo.

Feel free to play spot the Vivi Dots while watching- there were quite a few present on that special day!

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Mar 14, 2013


We're excited to announce that we've got a handful of new gems up on the Vivi Dot etsy, including these rad geometric metallic necklaces! $36.00 gets you the baddest and brightest accessory with a range of tones to choose from. Exciting!!

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Mar 7, 2013


Perrodin Supply Company is an indie mom and pop shop located in Northwest Arkansas. Their whimsical and delicate collection of fine paper goods, wooden cut outs and detailed stamps are made by hand by Jonathan and Amber Perrodin. A sad and scary accident occurred in late February whilst Jonathan (the sole carpenter of the shop,) was working on some pieces, and left him with an amputated index finger.

They've managed to make the sweetest lemonade with the lemons they've been handed, however, and have created a fundraiser consisting of a hefty handful of amazing products (art, accessories, jewelry, housewares, etc) from supportive and innovative artists around the country (including Vivi Dot,) whose proceeds in entirety will go directly towards the medical bills of the Perrodin Family. The good news for you? The best way to help is to SHOP!

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