Tuesday, January 01, 2008

HI EVERYONE! I am so sorry for being the worst blogger in the world! Life has been so hectic around here with bio AP midterms and other life issues. My birthday was on November 29th and I got my license (the driving age is 17 here) and emptied my savings account and bought a VW Beatle! Christmas was great because I just hung with the family and went to my aunt and uncle's house in Massachusetts. I received the books Animal Ingredients A-Z and the Candle Cafe cookbook. Hopfully next post will not be months after this post, but I can not promise anything for sure.




My Brother Baked me chocolate cookies for my birthday.


And my friend made me vegan cupcakes. They were amazing!


Pumpkin pancakes I made over my christmas break. I used the VWaV waffle recipe and added more soymilk. SO good!

My baby!
(picture with camera phone)
It feels great to have paid for it with my own money because most people in my school are given cars. I have been saving my whole life. It is a 1999 Volks Wagon Beatle and I bought it at a used Honda dealership. It only had 30,000+ miles on it and I got it for a very, very good price. I even have money left over.

20 comments:

Dori said...

Awesome car Kate, your accomplishment and skills will take you far and so will your car! Happy Birthday a couple months late also, great brother to have made chocolate cookies for you.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Hi Kate! I have missed you and was a bit concerned, but am glad to hear all is wonderful. I love your car! My hubby and I both want a bug. To me they are so cute. DH grew up with them. Out here in San Diego, they are so expensive. Happy Birthday and congrats on your driving license. I hope you are able to stay in touch a little more often, but we understand. Have a wonderful New Year!. Hugs

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

Congrats on the car, it's beautiful! and kudos to you for saving up for so long to buy it for yourself!

happiest belated!

aTxVegn said...

You are so awesome to be able to plan and actually buy your own car! I'm very impressed.

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year, Kate!

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ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Wow, congratulations on your hard-earned car! Have a happy 2008!!!

VeggieGirl said...

welcome back!! no, you're not the worst blogger in the world - not even close!! you have a super-busy life, and sometimes blogging needs to take a back seat. no worries :0)

wow, look at all those delectable sweets!! and your car is FABULOUS - I have a Mini Cooper, so I can appreciate that you got a small, cute car :0D

happy belated new year!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Love the car! So cute, and that's awesome that you saved up to pay for it yourself... very responsible.
The cookies, cupcakes, and pancakes all look yummy. And happy late birthday to you! And happy new year!

Paulina said...

Lucky girl! My parents keep telling me to save up for a car but I think it's too late and I'm not a good saver :(

Glad you're back!

bazu said...

happy belated birthday! (my mother-in-law has the same b-day!)

happy new year!

happy new car!

It really is awesome that you bought your own car- what a sense of accomplishment, and awesome present to give yourself. I also bought my first car (but from my parents) at 19...

Love the assortment of b-day goodies, too!

Jackie said...

Happy New Year. Wondered where you had got to :)

Have fun in your new Beetle.

Johanna3 said...

Awesome car !!

Happy new year!!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Kate, your beatle is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on that amazing accomplishment - I'm totally impressed! Wishing you all the best in 2008! :)

Vegan Baker said...

Congrats on your car and happy belated b-day! I'm glad to see you're okay and doing well.

Candice said...

Good for you! Saving up all that money for your own car. Doing something like that, you are on your way to greatness! Seriously!

Have a great new year!

Chris said...

nice car! and the coolest part is that you paid for it! Curious to know if you'd be interested in being part of a testgroup to try 4 new vegan PROBAR flavors. E-mail me at probarfeedback [at] Gmail [dot] com. Thanks

Gaia said...

What a great thing to have paid for your own car yourself!
And it's so cute, too :)

And Happy Belated Birthday! xox

the vegan blog tracker said...

Major congrats on the car! Plan on sharing any Valentine's Day treats? :-)

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

Hey Kate, I was just crusing the PPK forums for veg burger ideas and I saw a post from loooooong ago about a challenge your brother put you up to to create a burger tasting burger. How'd that go?

If you haven't tried it yet, Veg. Times has a recipe for a MeatLoaf using soy crumbles and tofu that is INSANELY like the real thing and is best with some ketchup on a sandwhich or bun when room temp or cool. Look on their website under Meatless "Meatloaf" Sandwiches. We call 'em Neatloaf at our house and they win omni's over EVERY time. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey good luck with your adventures! Your car is amazing! I love the color ;)