Maria Wimmer

My dear pal Maria Wimmer drew this crazy portrait of me. She posted this on her instgram with the following beautiful words. She had me weeping. 🙂
screen-capture-6December marks 16 years that my husband and I have been vegan. When we first went vegan we were totally overwhelmed.
We bought a terrible vegan hippie cookbook and that was about all we had access to as vegans. The internet was not as helpful as it is now and just finding a store that carried tofu was a major score.
A year into being vegan we were very young and newly married and soooo poor. We splurged and went out for lunch at a vegetarian restaurant that had vegan options in Missoula.
While there I spotted the cookbook How It All Vegan. I bought it. We definitely could not afford it at that time, but we were desperate for a book that was not filled with super weird recipes.
We read that cookbook cover to cover. I learned so much about being vegan and about cooking. On top of the content we were drawn to the style and personality of Sarah Kramer; she seemed like someone we could be friends with…it was all so exciting.
So today I am happy to celebrate 16 vegan years and to commemorate that anniversary I have drawn my friend Sarah. Thanks for being an inspiration!
Love you MARIA and your sweet hubby E.K. Check out Maria’s artwork here (
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New New New

Been doing some fixing up of the old homestead. On the left is the sample of cork floor I decided on for the kitchen. On the right is what arrived. 😳 I made the floor dudes stop and we are sending it back. 😢


In other news we also replaced the carpet in the bedroom and I could not be happier.  🙂


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‘Going Flat’ After Breast Cancer

13603621_10153629490802536_1166821293337870237_oThis is a great article.

Give it a read: ‘Going Flat’ After Breast Cancer

It echos all the reasons why I decided to go flat.

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Dearly Beloved…

My friend Graham took this shot of us in 2014. I was fresh from treatment – my face still a little round and puffy from all the medications. 

Gerry vowed “In sickness and in health” when we got hitched in 1996 but we didn’t anticipate how sick. 

The statistics are staggering – many woman survive breast cancer but their marriages do not. 

We do not take our bond lightly and we were so gentle with each other during my fight with cancer. It wasn’t easy but we made it through. Hold tight to your loved ones. 💜 

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Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Father’s Day!!! I am so lucky to have a dad who encouraged me to be myself (even if everyone else thought I was weird). He’d say “Who gives a shit what other people think. What do you think?” 😜

He also taught me about the value in being creative, about following your passions and most important that it was ok to use swear words as long as you didn’t use those swears to hurt someone else’s feelings.


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I’m going back to my hometown of Regina Saskatchewan in a week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my Dad’s theatre company. 

I’m hoping to visit the tree I planted when I was little. 

I also hope I get to stand in this mud-room again. 

I mailed off a letter to the owner of my childhood house in Regina asking if I could come visit. 😍#ihopetheysayyes

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Vegan necklace

13350509_10153554721417536_6227572909672789536_oI found some old stock left over from my store!!

These beautiful necklaces are $20 each (includes shipping). Message to grab one.

I only have FIVE in stock so message me quick. 🙂 ‪#‎snoozeyoulose‬

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Hippie Foods

13116757_222327484820237_1862779256_nGOOD GOLLY!!! Hippie Foods sent a mountain of treats for the YWCA ENCORE After Breast Cancer Exercise Program!!!

Thank you Hippie Foods for all your delicious and generous support!!

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Happy Mothers Day

I lost my Mum when I was 10 years old and I’ve always been uncomfortable around Mother’s Day because it reminds me of what I lost.

13161759_10153498916537536_1089882715791270243_oRecently I started thinking about how lucky I’ve been to have so many woman step up to mother me.

Denise (my step mum) quietly cared for me behind the scenes (even when I didn’t want to acknowledge her as a guiding loving force in my life).

Linda (my best friends mother) had an open door policy at her house and was always there to hug me and give me a safe spot to land when I felt I had nowhere to go.

Auntie Bonnie has always been my champion and cheerleader and took me under her wing when I left home.

And wonderful Pat (my mother in law) who immediately embraced me when Gerry first introduced me as his girlfriend. I’m so happy to be a member of the Anderson family.

I think my Mum would be so happy and grateful to these woman for stepping in to love a little girl who needed love and attention. I feel so lucky.

Happy Mothers Day. 🙂

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