Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Meat Alternatives For Transitioning Into Veganism

Hello Loves! I recently answered a question about what to substitute when it comes to meat as a person transitioning into being vegan. Not too long ago I was wondering the same thing and, three and a half years later I think I have down what is the best substitute! Now I normally eat whole foods but, on occasion I like a little vegan "junk" food or, those substitutes for meat.
Here Is My Vegan Story If You All Want To Take A Peek:

 Here are four common foods that meat eaters are always asking vegans what vegan substitutes to eat.
  1. Pizza- I usually make my own Pizza but, if you want a fast why to make pizza Diaya has a lot of options

 2. People Enjoy There Hot Dogs This Is The Closest Version I Have Tried So Far

3. Teriyaki Oh my this substitute actually fooled a few non-vegans so, it's pretty realistic and it's super tasty!


   4. This is literally the number one substitute that people ask for!  
 Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,
 allie

Healthy & Easy Vegan Recipe

  What do you need?
  • One Sweet Potato
  • Handful Of Spinach, Collard Greens and, Turnip Greens
  • Leftover Zucchini It Was About A Third
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic
  • Sea Salt
Okay, let's get started!
  • Pre-heat your oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Clean & Cut Up Your Sweet Potato
  • Cut them into french fry style
  • Get A Large Bowl Put 1-2TBSP Of Olive Oil In And Season To Your Hearts Desire ( I Like Lots Of Seasoning And, I Chose Rosemary, Garlic And, Sea Salt)
  • Get A Cookie Sheet Put Foil On It And Put The Fries On It Pop In The Oven Check At 15 minutes & Flip Them If Golden Brown Mine Took Somewhere in the 20-25 minutes to cook
  • In The Bowl Use The Leftover Seasoning To Toss The Greens In
  • Heat Up A Skillet & Put A Little Water In It And Add The Greens
  • Once The Greens Are Cooked Put The Zucchini In And Flip When Brown
  • Put Greens In A Bowl & Add The Nicely Golden Brown Sweet Potatoes To It
  • Now Eat Away! This Is A Great Meal For Leftover Greens
Nutrition Facts: I Use cronometer ( It's A Little Blurry But, Hopefully You Can See It )  

Screened: I Love Dick (Amazon Prime Original Series)

Odd                                                       Humorous                                                 Alluring
 Season 1 Pilot

 When I first scrolled through to see what to screen for my Screened addition blog post I hopped onto Amazon Prime as they have some killer Originals. The first thing I see is a bullet like lipstick case with a smeared streak of lipstick running across the screen and, the title " I Love Dick." Naturally, I was curious to see what the show was actually about. I didn't read the description or reviews, I just pressed play. From the moment the show began I knew it was going to be a bit strange but, I found it alluring and continued to watch. As this middle aged couple made their way to Texas you could feel the underline tension of their relationship beginning to unravel. After we ( the audience) meets Dick his character is cunning and, abrasive. The letters written to Dick are out of spite but, also a release from the sexual frustration of the female main character. Dear Dick..... The humor is not misplaced in this psychedelic and odd portrayal of each letter and, how the female main character interprets each encounter with Dick. The Director and filmmaker work well to capture an elusive reality within each scene.  

Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,
 allie  





My NightTime Routine When Pet Sitting

If you have been reading my blog from the beginning you will know that on occasion I pet sit. I love the furry animals that I watch and, thought you'd all like to know my usually standard routine for night time because why not... Around 5-6 p.m. most animals get fed and, if they are dogs they get walked after After that I will start to cook my dinner. Which is usually some delicious veggie dish!  
 (Recipe will be in my next post) After dinner I usually go straight back into working on my blog posts and, spend time playing catch etc.. with the animals I will plan my next day and, fit in some kind of workout in-between Drink a tea and, have a snack or dessert it depends on the mood I'm in Shower and get ready for bed Using this awesome new brush to clean my face!  I'll do a review after using it for a month and let you know how well it work so far I am loving it! When I get into bed I do some more work before popping on a T.V. show or movie and finally falling asleep Let me know if you guys liked this because normally I would vlog this and, not write it so, I am testing this out...
 Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,
 allie  

How To Motivate Yourself

I'm gonna start out by saying sometimes you just need a break, a day to unwind but, it doesn't mean stop doing everything. Take one day a week and, just chill because your body needs it. Now onto the motivational part which, can be a challenge. I know that it's not always easy to get my butt into gear with working from home.. I do several things to keep my energy up and help my working day flow. Whether you have a 9 to 5 or a unique job these tips should help you stay motivated throughout the day. via GIPHY Wake up to music or a podcast- Whatever you feel will get you hyped up for the day! I usually put on some music and jam out.
 Plan- Write some motivational quotes in your planner. Your planner is actually really important because it tells you what you are going to do for the day. If you don't have a plan then it leaves room for wandering and you're not sure what to do. Plan ahead at least by a day! via GIPHY
 Have a healthy breakfast- Breakfast is in fact the most important meal of the day. Fuel your brain with some great food that will kick start your work day. via GIPHY
 Give yourself a little pep talk- Whether you need to get on YouTube and hear a motivational speaker or, you give yourself a little chat, you can do it! It may be challenging and hard work but, you are capable of anything you put your mind to. via GIPHY
 Don't be scared- You are your own motivation do not be scared to push yourself. Only you can find the motivation to achieve all of your goals. Set yourself up for success and, not for failure. via GIPHY


Stay motivated loves!  
 Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,
 allie





5 Do's & Don'ts To Saving Money

Money, ma, ma, Money ooo I want that ma, ma, money...
 If you don't know that song I can't find it so, I will link it below for you if I can find it but, this is the general jist; in life you need money. Money is frustrating it comes and goes. Most of the time it goes... It's almost like watching every hour you spend working get wasted. Might as well take your weeks wages and toss them overboard right?
Umm... not exactly. It's called saving and spending wisely. Yes, money is so fucking annoying but, unfortunately it's needed so, we must be smart. I am by no means an expert when it comes to saving but, I do have some steps that will hopefully help you.
  1.    Do                         
You may need more than one job which, means you will have a side hustle. I am all to familiar with side hustles. Unless you are on salary like, making big bucks side hustle will be where you are racking in a few extra bucks . It's just way the cookie crumbles. We are in the age of the internet which is lucky for us. Use it to find something you are interested in such as, freelance work, pet sitting, house sitting( if you can work online and house sit you won't have any rent expenses etc.. bonus!!). The possibilities are literally endless. If you aren't currently working I don't know how you are paying for anything but, you need to get on it! via GIPHY
 2.    Do                            via GIPHY Loves save your money! I know that new top or new gaming system looks awesome but, you currently can't afford extras! After your expenses like rent, car etc save 75% of the rest of the money you have left over. 25% you can use to save up to go out to eat or, just for a fun night. I would say 50% in the savings account if you can. That is when the side hustle comes in... if your regular job only covers your bills your side hustle will go into savings. If you don't have a savings account make sure you open one!
 3.     Do                        Bitch you're on a budget! It's not time to spend frivolously... Build your budget and stick to it! Your budget should include everything you need to survive. Don't go over your budget!     via GIPHY


 4.       Don't              









  via GIPHY Shopping for items like clothing etc.. should either be built into your budget or, you need a new plan. If you are addicted to fashion I'm gonna need you to take a deep breath. Did you take one? Okay, you can not go shopping for clothing, shoes, accessories etc. Here is why, constant spending, not in the budget! Instead, go with a capsule wardrobe with 37 pieces of clothing for three months, basically a mini wardrobe for each season. It will prevent you from over shopping and, you should have a nice amount of cash at the end of each three months to buy a new piece for your wardrobe. Consider shopping at a thrift store it's inexpensive and, can give your wardrobe a nice vintage feel.    
 5.     Don't                
 Oh the credit card. It's not even the credit card itself it's the obnoxious interest rate that literally makes you want to get in a ball and, cry haha. Okay I've been there especially with my business and, my rule now is do not swipe unless you have the money in the account. If your limit is higher than what you make in a month or two and it's going to take you a year or more to pay it, abort!! Yes, you have to build up your credit but, do it in a smart way. Make sure you have the money to pay it over the course of a couple months. Otherwise interest rates are super high and, you will just get hit with that every month, trust me it's horrible and, don't do it!   via GIPHY I hope these do's and don'ts have helped you learn to save some of your cash money. If you have a specific topic you'd like me to cover please let me know in the comments. I will do my best to post about it in the upcoming weeks. Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,
 allie  

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You've Graduated Now What

Hello Loves, It's the season of the cap and, gown! Congratulations to those of you that have graduated, I know you've had some struggles whether, it was adjusting to college life, mind boggling studying or, just getting used to the food there was always something. Now that you are done with college people are probably asking what are you going to do with the rest of your life? And, you probably have a good idea but, in your head you're like chill out I just finished school. Now begins the pressure to get a "real job" and pay off those student loans. If you are one of the lucky ones that got a job offer right out of school that is amazing! Maybe you are looking to take some time off an, travel before you jump back into working. I got inspired to create the video below by a Forbes article I read.
They listed Albania as the cheapest place to travel in 2017 and, I thought, " Sweet, I'm gonna research for my readers." So, as the researching blogger I am, I found out how much it would cost you all to travel to Albania for a week. Hint, the most expensive part was the plane ticket... If you live in Europe this should be a lot cheaper than those of us located in the U.S.  I also, gave you places that I love to use when researching places to stay and, cheapest flights. I hope you all enjoy!
Have an enlightening and adventurous day,
 allie  

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 Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,
 allie
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Work Bitch Diaries - Day 1

Title may be a bit aggressive but, it is not meant to be offensive although, the name of my blog should say it all. This is really a platform for me and, you to ask each other questions, motivate and, help get through the work day. Sometimes you just need a little extra boost of support and, this is exactly that! I made a facebook group awhile ago called, " The Entrepreneur Life." I made it kind of as an extended blog but, also a platform where we could help each other. I also, have a page for my blog, That's A Bang Out Of Order and, one to promote products I'm selling on Amazon called, Ethical & Handmade Children's Toys @ethicallyinclined . I like the idea that you all would be able to reach me and, vice versa through another platform. You can also, tweet me @thatsabang and, on instagram @thatsabangsfitme. I have about five instagrams because they all focus on different platforms. I will have everything listed below. Okay, now that we have that all out of the way I wanted to chat a little bit about working at home. I think I have beaten this subject down quite a bit in past blog posts. I have posted about scheduling etc.. but, working at home is challenging and, I like to talk to you all about it as much as possible. There is a bit of a stigma on social media that working from home is so easy and, you constantly have time to do everything. Just like a 9-5 job, I too need to put in work hours during the week and, it can tend to get insane. I will find myself working on my laptop for five to six hours at a time and, I wonder what happened to the day. Or, I am listing items all day, working on social media posts, scheduling social media/blog/youtube videos, editing a video and, the work is literally endless. I could work 24 hours a day for a month and, still not be where I want to be business wise. All of these things tend to scatter in my head and, some days I struggle with which one to begin with. Although, they are all businesses they are still semi-creative and, you really need to be in the right mindset. Today I am blogging because I woke up and, that is exactly what I wanted to. It is almost like craving a type of food you have to have it and, really want it. Working tends to take priority over everything. Yes, I have been known to be a bit of a workaholic. The phrase, "The struggle is real," is not really wrong it just depends on what struggle you are talking about. May looks like it is going to be two weeks of filming hopefully, two-three videos a day and, then the next two weeks of editing. Working on 4 blog posts three days a week and, working out. I have a month to get it together before I start applying to work as a waitress to prepare for Hawaii expenses. It is a bit stressful but, it is kind of exciting that everything is so up in the air. How do you all handle working from home? Are you able to balance your everyday life with your work life? Do you schedule everything out or go with the flow? This week has been a bit odd for me I feel like I have been slacking pretty hard which, never happens. It's funny, I'm not really slacking I'm just not working the forty plus hours a week that I have been putting in. If I am hanging out with friends, family or, doing something besides working I feel a bit guilty. I know it takes five years to grow a successful business and, I have three that I am trying to grow plus, a social media following. I really need to be present everyday for my businesses succeed but, I also, don't want to neglect myself or, others in my life. And, little things like laundry or cleaning; or, big things like my health and, fitness. Sitting at a desk for 5-8 hours a day does not help my health or, fitness. I have been working out like crazy which, I will talk about in a fitness post. I try to go on walks or, take a break from the laptop because it literally sucks up my time. These next couple of weeks are going to be super busy however, that is my favorite part of my businesses. I love putting in the work to help them grow and, really paying attention to what I can do better and, rework my business model. Come visit me on my Facebook group or, Instagram so, we can help each other on our work bitch weeks! Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,
 allie
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The Age Of The "20" Somethings



Lately, I have been questioning my life choices as, I think all "20" something year olds' do. Simple thoughts like, " Am I on the right path?"  " Did I make the right career choice?" " Would I have been better in a corporate environment?" Makes me wonder about the "20" something mentality of YOLO or, original Latin phrase Carpe Diem. Are we so revolutionized that our future is not as important as, seizing the day or, that exact moment. Or, are we so worried about thinking past the present that we use those phrases as a crutch. I have been stressing out a little more lately than usual with the financial element of going to Hawaii, saving for a car, apartment and, all of my business expenses. As many jobs as I do have, the income can tend to be flaky and, I invest most of it back into my Amazon business. Money, seems to be a main stress among-st most people but, I don't see people of "20" something generation stressing out about it as much. Is this because it will ruin the "carpe diem" idea or, because we'd rather not dwell on something that doesn't hold as much of importance to us. Money comes and, goes but, the memories will last forever and, that seems to be where our focus is. Of course, you have the heavy party-ers, 5-9 workers, entrepreneurs and, some that are in-between.  Is it just me worrying about the unknown or, is everyone else just internalizing their fears? The fear of completely striking out doesn't bother me but, the fear of not being semi-financially secure and, able to solely take care of myself is a number one concern. I am going to be applying to a few waitress jobs and, I'm kind of excited/nervous. I do not have a background in waitress-ing but, I am hoping that they will give me a chance to tackle the job and, do it well. Once, I am working somewhere that allots me a steady income my insides will be a bit more at ease. When I pass people on the street just walking I wonder about their life story. Did they have a dream they never pursued? Have they traveled? Do they live with any burdens? Do they have any advice for me about life? What are they thinking about? Are they wondering the same thing when I pass them by? We really have no idea where we are going to be five minutes from now let alone five years from now. I read an article that said would you rather own a $1,000,000 house with debt and no money in the bank or, own a smaller house with $5,000 in the bank and, no debt. My question I ask myself is, "would I rather be rich in experience or, have a rich bank account." No, it's not a trick question and, I have the answer for myself, I'd rather be rich in experience; I'd rather be rich in friendships, relationships and, in love with living life to the fullest. I am wondering, " Is that a "20" somethings mindset or, are we just in-tune with how we plan to live our lives?"
 Have an enlightening and, adventurous day,
 allie    

Screened: The Handmaid's Tale

I am back, screening some new T.V. series' I am a little late with The Handmaid's Tale but, I wanted to make sure I had a good grasp on the series before I posted about it. First Thoughts: I was a little confused at the beginning because of all of the advertisements I had seen I thought this was taking place in a different time periods. Then, I quickly recognized what was happening and, was in a bit of shock. Although, it is unlikely that our society would ever go to this extreme I have to say it was a bit eerie. It was like taking a complete step back in time especially for women. The thought that this could happen kind of leaves you with an unsettling after taste from the first episode. Characters: Developed quite well I understand each character and, their development in the story line. The main actress Elisabeth Moss known as Offred in the show is terrific. They have her doing voice overs and, it is completely fitting with Offred's character. I am interested to learn more of the story behind the eye and, the couple Offred is supposed to have a baby for. Music: Leaves you with a smile on your face when the outro music is defiant. Movie: Did not realize that this series' is based off of a 1990 movie.  I would be interested in watching the movie to do a comparison but, I do not want to spoil the series' for myself. Unraveling Story Line: I like that we have no idea what has happened to Offred to start off with. The slow unraveling of how she got to where she starts is perfect. It leaves you wanting more and, gives her character a creative edge. Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Recommendation: I highly recommend this series' but, you are forewarned it's a bit eerie. Have an enlightening and adventurous day, allie