ThoraThinks


Happy Halloween!
October 25, 2010, 7:25 pm
Filed under: coloring pages

YESSSSSS! Halloween week is finally here! I’ve made some special new coloring pages for the occasion. Enjoy!

(open PDF files to print)


Thora_Halloween

 


Aksel_Halloween

 


Krog_Halloween

To prepare for trick-or-treaters, check out this list of vegan candy at VegNews. And if you choose to give out veg candy, you can add your address to No Trick Treats. I hope everyone has an awesome time carving pumpkins, decorating, dressing up, and gettin’ spooky!!!



business lady
October 18, 2010, 10:34 am
Filed under: diy business

Happy National Women’s Business Week!

I am feeling good about what I’ve accomplished with ThoraThinks so far this year, and very thankful to all who have shown their support. It’s a privilege to make work that I care about.

Props to all the creative business women out there!





book love
October 14, 2010, 11:18 pm
Filed under: free stuff!, kids, making!, reading

Today I sat on a hill with two little boys, and we read together for an hour. My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard. I love books – and kids – and especially kids reading books more than I can tell you. I wanted to cheer them on, “Yes! Go! Read! Think! Laugh! Ask! YES!”

I want to make more books.  : )

Share Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice with kids in your community, to encourage passion for reading and respect for animals. Buy a book this weekend to donate to a school or library, and (as a token of my appreciation) receive a handmade magnet set for free!
Send an email to nathalie@thorathinks.com after placing your order, giving the name of the school or library that will receive your donation. This offer is open Friday, 10/15 – Sunday, 10/17.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at my little magnet production:

*suggested use: Magnets are ideal for displaying photos of your boyfriend as a child.


In case you’re feeling as pumped as I am about books, these sites offer lists of  veg-related stories:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
Humane Education
Vegbooks
Humane Society Youth
Farm Sanctuary

I wish you all a wonderful weekend, and hope that you’ll join me in celebrating books and young readers.

Yes! Go! Read! Think! Laugh! Ask! YES! WOOHOO!



and the winner is…
October 11, 2010, 9:53 am
Filed under: contests, making!

Congratulations, Stefanie-  you won the finger puppet coloring contest!



No-Bake Peanutty Cookie Bars
October 2, 2010, 5:36 pm
Filed under: food, recipes, Veg Fest

Dear October,
Thank you for producing such beautiful food!!!

On another note, here is a simple recipe for these delicious bars I’ve been making all the time. I’ve been wanting peanut butter cookies, but not wanting flour and sugar. If you like peanut butter cookie dough, you’ll like these…

No-Bake Peanutty Cookie Bars

-1 cup peanuts, or a combination of peanuts and raw almonds (unsalted)
-3/4 cup dates
-1/4 c natural, unsalted peanut butter
-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
-1 teaspoon agave
-1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine nuts and dates in food processor and mix until well combined and sticky. Add peanut butter, vanilla, agave, and salt and mix it up even more! For some crunch, I add ¼ cup extra peanuts at the end and pulse for just a second. Freeze and cut into bars. MMmmmm.

p.s. If you live in San Francisco, check out the World Veg Fest this weekend! A copy of Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice is in the Children’s Corner.



Crunchy Crunchy Fall
October 1, 2010, 11:29 am
Filed under: diy business

Whoa. How is it October already?
I need to start thinking about a Halloween costume. I might be a seahorse, but I’m not sure. Last year I was a honeycomb.

Nashville is starting to cool off and leaves are getting a little crunchy. Tatsoi, kale, and sweet potatoes are on their way. Bonfires sound good again.

I’ve been receiving emails from fans who want to see Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice in stores. I appreciate all of your suggestions about stores and organizations to contact- and I wanted to take a minute to explain why the book is currently only available through my website. Since ThoraThinks Press is a one-woman business and I self-published, it was relatively expensive to have my books printed and bound. For this reason, I cannot afford to offer a lower wholesale price to other vendors. However, I am keeping a list of all your suggestions to use in the future. Thank you! People have also inquired about buying the book through Amazon… I’m looking into that option as well.

I have also received messages from readers who are excited about the book, but don’t have any kids to share it with. If this is the case for you, a great option is to buy a book to donate to a school or library. If you send me an email after placing your order and tell me it’s a donation, I’ll be happy to sign the book to the school/library. I’ll be posting about this again soon- next time with a little incentive.

Don’t forget about the finger puppet coloring contest! Enter by next Sunday (October 10th) for a chance to win an autographed book, handmade Thora doll, and button set.

Happy weekend to all!

-Nathalie




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