Kindred Design Vintage Rentals


Hello! It's been a while... I've been beyond busy over here, juggling trade shows, website redesigns, community events, and other normal boring marketing stuff. What I'm most excited about and so proud to share with you is the launch of a new business my mom and I have been working on for 2 YEARS! Kindred Design Vintage Rentals is an event design and rental company that offers vintage, re-purposed, and handmade goods. We've been slowly collecting inventory over the past couple years, selling vintage items on Etsy to fund vintage items for Kindred Design. Our stock is finally at the point where we can accommodate a large wedding and we are ready to rock! We have a ton of plans/dreams/goals for the future of Kindred Design, like moving into a warehouse in Downtown Lancaster and acquiring local barn-wood banquet tables. The possibilities seem endless at this point. 
If you'd like to follow along the journey be our friend on Facebook and Instagram



I Can Vegan That | Classic Chocolate Chip Cheesecake


vegan cheesecake
This month on The Vegan Housewives, I feature my famous cheesecake! This recipe is simple and absolutely delicious. Everyone in the family loves it and my friends make me save them a piece whenever I make it. I bring this dessert to family Holiday parties and pretty much anywhere I need to bring a dessert to a "non-vegan" event. 
cheesecake recipes
vegan chocolate chip cheesecake


Series to Watch this Summer

I'm not going to tell you I don't watch TV, or that I gutted my TV and now grow organic heirloom tomatoes in it. I like TV. I like to chill out at night with a beer or glass of wine and watch anything from comedies to horror.

Now that all of our favorite series are wrapping up with their finales, it's a great time to seek out some new series that rock. I've listed 3 fun and entertaining TV series that are perfect for lazy summer nights.

1. Pushing Daisies A quirky and fun show about a pie maker, Ted, who can bring dead things back to life, but there are rules. The rules are: Touch a dead thing once, it comes to life; Touch it a second time, it's dead again forever; Leave a dead thing alive for more than a minute, something else dies in it's place. Ted uses this "power" to help a private detective solve murders. There is love (with an "alive again" woman who he can't touch), crazy aunts who use to be famous synchronized swimmers and a bunch of fun mysteries to solve.

2. Bored to Death A sharp humored show about a writer that moonlights as a private detective. StarrinJason SchwartzmanZach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson... need I say more? 

3. United States of Tara Toni Collette is AMAZING in this drama. Tara is a suburban home maker trying to balance her dysfunctional family and the multiple personalities in her head. Seriously, it's a fantastic show. 

Do you have any Summer time series suggestions? 


Pear Custard Bars


Check out this months Kind Mom feature on Vegan Housewives! I made some super yummy Pear custard bars, one of my favorite indulgent treats! It's like a nutty, fruity cheesecake. Yum. This dessert is easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs! This batch lasted a day in our house and now my eldest son is begging me to make more... 


Tomato, Basil, Chickpea Salad

vegan, raw, gluten free

vegan tomato basil salad
2 Cans - Chickpeas, drained & rinsed
2 Pints - Grape tomatoes, halved
40 - Large basil leaves, chopped
6 - Cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp - Red wine vinegar (white will work too)
2 Tbsp - Apple cider vinegar
4 tsp - Olive oil
1 Tbsp - Agave
Pinch of salt & pepper

Mix all the ingredients together, refrigerate. The longer is sits the better it tastes! 

tomato, chickpea, basil salad
This is my favorite quick lunch or afternoon snack during the summer! It's quick, easy, and delicious! I could seriously eat this everyday! 
Vegan Chickpea Salad
Warning: This is SUPER garlicy, and may not get you any new friends ;)

(My friend gave me this recipe a few years ago and I know there are many variations online, if you know where the original came from, let me know and I'll properly link them!)