Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Welcome November

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Happy Tuesday, lovelies! And Happy November to you all!

This fall has gotten off to a rather unusual start for me. Typically I would be stuffing myself with baked goods, delicious mulled drinks and pumpkin lattes but silly ol' me decides to go gluten-free and vegan right in the beginning of the most scrumptious season. What was I thinking?!?!

Well the truth of the matter is that it hasn't been all that bad. I've lost weight and I've actually enjoyed everything I've eaten so far. It's fun learning how to cook different types of food and I haven't missed the treats all that much.

But honestly as the weather gets cooler {I mentioned yesterday how it SNOWED on Saturday...}, and the calendar flips the page to November, I can't help but think of the cooking and baking that comes along with this month. I mean Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. I can't even begin to think of a TG without the turkey. We'll see how long this lasts... :)

So where does this leave me? On a search for delicious tasting dairy and gluten-free alternatives to the delicious staples that are calling my name. Pumpkin pie and pumkin bread anyone? If anyone knows of any recipes out there, I'd be more than grateful to find out.

Lastly, I'd like to welcome in November by introducing you to my two new sponsors PRIVÉ and The Trend Boutique. Both wonderful companies that I hold near and dear to my shopaholic heart.

Check back later for more info on these fabulous companies.

Have a wonderful day, sweets!

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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49 comments:

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

What dreamy pictures! Thanks for the introduction to The Trend Boutique, they ship internationally (!) Woohoo!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Happy November!! It's come so fast, am shocked. I hope you enjoy it. Oh dear, I'd be tempted to break that food plan, but I hope you keep with it, your doing great!! If I come across any recipes, will let you know :) Have a great day darling!! xox

Adele said...

Happy November Dawn! You're doing so well on your diet regime! I love November as it's my birthday at the end of the month & this year it's a special one!!!!
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sacramento said...

Your photos are always such a treat.
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Collette Osuna said...

Happy Nov to you too!!! I love ALL things pumpkin....!!!!

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odessa said...

Happy November! Have you tried the crazy sexy diet recipes? I haven't tried them yet (just started with the spinace juicing), but maybe there are some treats in there:) xoxo

Chelsea said...

Everything in moderation...I know you are just going to have a wonderful holiday, Dawn! xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Congrats on the sponsors and the new meal plan!new are doing low carb and low sugar and it is hard but I feel less bloated and lighter. Thank goodness for cheat days though!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

The enchanted home said...

It is crazy that its already Nov. and Christmas is NEXT MONTH!!!!! OMG!!!
Good luck finding the right recipes, I just know there must be tons online....good for you for keeping it up. I am in total awe!
For me, dieting or changing my eating around the holidays is an accident waiting to happen just not happenin...so I really admire your willpower. And I am sure everytime you slip something on that is a little looser....you realize how worth it, it really is!!

Colores said...

WOWW I am impressed vegan and gluten free!!! Not too bad!!! good luck sweetie. How did you come to this point? Any special reason? Happy November!!

Bestie said...

anyone have a fairy god mother wand to transfer form into that first image for the day?

Debby said...

Congrats on your new sponsors... can't wait to hear more. Do you follow Carrie of This Free Bird or Annemarie of Brunch at Saks? You probably already follow both ladies but they both always share a lot of gluten free recipes and baking recipes too.

Sorry I haven't been by in a bit... we lost power due to the storm. I was freaking out w/ no internet! xo

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Happy November indeed! The first picture the lady looks so cozy and the pumpkin pie looks amazing!

Elle Sees said...

every month i do a different resolution and was gonna go veg for November. impossible with t.giving in south GA! Maybe Dec?
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City Girl Chicago said...

I give you wild props for going gluten-free and vegan ANY time of year, but especially around the holidays!

classiq said...

Good for you, Dawn, for your new way of eating. I haven't eaten any meat except for chicken, turkey and fish, for 15 years and recently I've decided to give up chicken and turkey too (I might eat from time to time but only if it's bio). Isn't it lovely to try out all sorts of recipes? I haven't tried pumpkin bread, it must be delicious. Happy November!
Ada

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Happy November! I can't believe it's actually here - it's been a really quick year it seems...

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Congrats on the new sponsors and your new eating plan. What a brave girl you are. I read that Alicia Silverstone had a great book out on how she went vegan.
Do keep us posted on your progress. I'm sure many of us will be quite happy to do the same after the excesses of the Christmas season.

creativefashionglee said...

Lovely lady, and such a classy black dress. Great photos too. :)

BigAppleNosh said...

Happy November, and Happy (belated) Halloween :)

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Happy November. Looks gorgeous, feels cold.

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Awww yay on your sponsors! I can't wait to check out their blogs! :) Ok about this diet and new lifestyle that your going by... I'd love to learn about it! Seriously, I'm itching to drop a few good lbs esp. right before the holidays! Happy Tuesday Dawn!! :) xo

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh man, you are one tough lady to go through the holidays on this new diet. Kudos to you!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i have them as sponsers too - they are great! - we lost ALL power and electric in north jersey - i'm talking seeing the fog come out of my mouth - now down the shore in WARMTH and to see my Daddy in the hospital ..

Melissa Blake said...

Happy November! Those photos are lovely! xoxo

With love... said...

Congrats on the new sponsors. And happy November to you too.
Have so been looking forward to this month. Finally....I can say "this month I am going to NYC again" ahhaha. Wonderful.

Have a great one!!

Priscilla

B. in the Know said...

Happy November to you! I cannot believe how time keeps flying by! The best part about today - getting a red cup from Starbucks - so excited. And it looks like I am going to be a disco dancer tonight for spooky sculpt!
Much love,
B

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

You are one dedicated gal, I don't know that I could give that stuff up (heaven knows that I really should!) But I can't wait to hear about new fabulous shopping resources, just in time for the holidays! YES!

bridechic said...

The pics are totally inspiring! Such a great time of year for food and shopping.

A BRIT GREEK said...

I feel like i've entered Autumn/winter properly now looking at these pics! It's also gotten real cold over here too!

Hope all is well with you hun and you're on top form again?

Wishing you a brilliant November!
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Mikko Tyllinen said...

Fantastic collection! Very beautiful!

Alexa said...

Yeah what were you thinking? ;) Sorry I don't have any recipes on hand...but if I hear, I shall let you know. I tried gluten free for 2 weeks...couldn't handle it. Sigh...

Sunshine said...

Awesome pics! Happy November to you too..

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navy and orange said...

love all these photos!

xoxo navy & orange

pretty pink tulips said...

There are so many delicious veggies this time of year...you won't miss all that turkey! :)

Maybe the pumpkin pie though!

Good luck and enjoy NOVEMBER!
xoxo Elizabeth

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Happy November Dawn! So funny your post is about exactly what I am sifting through this morning--CLEAN START, which is an excellent vegan/gluten free recipe book with the most delicious carrot muffins in the world--I like them better than any I've ever had. She's a pro chef and her recipes are all delish, esp the pizza--yes cornmeal pizza which is sooo good! Anyway, you have to buy all the gluten-free products at a health food store, but once you have them, they work for all her recipes. I highly recommend it, I'm going back on the wagon as soon as I get my oven repaired.

p.s. beautiful images!

xo Mary Jo
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Lonely Wife Project said...

I haven't had turkey for almost 3 thanksgivings. Hard at first, but I make up for it with lots of stuffing and pumpkin pie!

sugarhoneybaby said...

Happy November!Great pics!:)

kristina@beancakes said...

congratulations dawn on your new sponsors!! {those are two great companies!!} and these yummy food photos are to die for!! bob's red mill has a lot of gluten free options for baking and such ;) ;)
xoxo ~ kristina

Stesha said...

I am obsessed with your blog. love LOVE!!!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

alexandramrodriguez said...

Last year I made the transition from omnivore to vegetarian and it was quite a different Thanksgiving, but it's worth it to find great new recipes. It is hard for me to imagine being vegan though, good luck!

Sam said...

Happy November, you've selected such pretty and appropriate pictures. I have yet to find out what a pumpkin latte is

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

The trend boutique is new to me! Looking forward to hearing more about them. :)

About Last Weekend said...

Love that dress at the top, great neckline. Good luck on you new diet and hope you're feeling better with it!

Punctuation Mark said...

Have an absolutely fantastic month my dear!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Happy November Dawn, good luck with the new eating habits! xo

Styleabaad said...

Keep it up girl, I know how hard my first Christmases as a vegetarian was (15 yrs ago), you just have to come up with some great options! Now I am so used to it that I could never imagine ever having meat again...

xoxo
Elsa at Styleabaad

honey my heart said...

happy november! i've been eating a lot of pumpkin bread :) now must find some gingerbread.

Casual Chic said...

love the autumn colors!!
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