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4 year Bloggerversary!

Published March 16, 2014 by Vegan Derby Cat Party
Photo by Thomas. Thighs by Derby.

Photo by Thomas. Thighs by Derby.

Today marks the 4th birthday of the blog! And with each passing year, it has definitely morphed into something more distinct and more confident. This year certainly took a big turn with a name change that really reflects where I am in my little vegan life.



Ah derby… Derby has certainly taken over my life in the last 5 months, and I am completely, unapologetically in love with it. served me well for three years as a jumping off point, but the new focus has lead to a clearer idea of what I want to write about. (When I actually have the time!) I am happy to report I will soon have a nice collection of vegan skates! Our local skate shop, Fast Girl Skates, was having a 20% off sale to mark their store anniversary (which is today, same as my blog!) so I got to order myself some nice microfiber boots that I’ll be switching my awesome plates over to, and I’ll also be getting a cheapie pair to skate in outdoors this summer! Yay! 🙂

Moving to Seattle has proved to be a perfect decision for us too. I miss my family terribly at times, but we’ve really found a place that offers us so much, including a sense of fitting in that we never had in Florida. We’re completely at ease with the seasons, the mild city life, and interesting, liberal, artsy minded folks. Oh and the food, we are very, very lucky to live in a city with so much delicious vegan food! (That delivers no less!)

Anyway, thanks for reading! More vegan food, derby, and cats to surely come!


Ty / Vampira Knightley turns 3… in Seattle!

Published March 16, 2013 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

3phtshp Today turns 3! It’s been a rollercoaster ride since March 16, 2010 when I started this blog in a tiny studio apartment in Brooklyn. (See the 1st post here!) CPV has been based in 3 states in the last 3 years, and this last year has only proven, yet again, what a gypsy I am. Two moves in the last year, one being a short 15 mile move from Boca Raton to Fort Lauderdale, and then the last being an incredible 4,000 mile move to Seattle from Florida where we could only bring what fit in the back of my old station wagon. (Contents below!) image The Seattle move has proven to be incredible so far. I was very fortunate to have a built in friends network when I got here thanks to the online vegan community, as well as a couple other friends that I knew from years before in Florida. As spring is starting to warm up Seattle slightly, I’m really looking forward to going out and exploring more in this amazing state. The battle so far for me has been to stay slim in this city filled with so much amazing vegan food that’s so close by, much like it was in NY, but I’m okay with that battle 🙂

The blog has grown exponentially too, and I’m so grateful for my new and loyal readers! The first year’s total hit count was 4,601, and this year there were 4,355 hits in January… alone! So thank you for reading and commenting and sharing even through the lulls and craziness that these big life changes bring.

Blogging firsts this year:

I was able to participate in my first VeganMoFo this past October even whilst simultaneously packing up the apartment for Seattle. It was a wonderful experience, and I’ll definitely be doing it again this fall.

4 days after arriving in Seattle I got to attend the Vida Vegan Con Tech Seminar at the Seattle Public Library, where I happily met some of my favorite Seattle vegans and the VVC girls in person for the very first time.

This coming year: To celebrate the CPV 3rd birthday, I bought my Vida Vegan Con ticket for this year’s conference which is taking place Memorial Day weekend in Portland! I’m really looking forward to this 3 day event and getting to meet some of my favorite online vegan friends from all over the country! I swore that if I made it to Seattle this year, I’d make it a point to attend, and here I am! 🙂

Have a great weekend and a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day!!



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