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Liz Dee

Bookish business woman, animal advocate & strawberry shortcake enthusiast 🍰 Waking hrs 👉🏼 @Smarties @VeganLadyboss @BaleineBjornCapital @SandyPawsPup

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"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup!" One of my holiday traditions is eating as many @sweetmaresas macarons as possible, drinking hot chocolate with @mydandies and watching Elf. 🕎+🎄+ 🍪+ ☕ What r ur go to holiday traditions??

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Guess who's got 2 thumbs and is now addicted to @oatly lattes?! ... ME! So these days, I'm making them at home with @foursigmatic mushroom coffee a la @richroll & @miguelbuckets and frothing the oatly barista blend thanks to @hilarysloan who knows just what a gal needs and when! Only thing I don't have is a good travel mug to bring it to work with me. I'm currently using a glass mason jar and spilling all over the place (whoops!). Travel mug recs are most welcome!!!

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When my inbox gets too full, @sandypawspup comes to my aid! (Please excuse the typos.) But seriously though, if you reached out to me and haven't heard back for some reason, please re-send. I have a VERY strong SPAM filter and not everything gets through! Also, I'm only human. Not everyone can be as perfect as Sandy...

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Mondays call for cookie dough. (You thought I was going to bake this? Pssssh) Which are ur favorite vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes?

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It breaks my heart that so many animals suffer and die needlessly for food and other products, but I try to channel that energy into positive change. Taking on meaningful work and surrounding myself with pals (and plants - loving this plant wall!) brings a lot joy to my life. How do you stay positive in the face of continual bad news? Asking for me.

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We work real hard (my sis cuz and I have @Smarties goals for a lifetime!) and sometimes we play too. I love these sweet candy queens! <3

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Meeting #veganladybosses all over the world is one of my favorite things EVER. I'm here fauning over Deborah Pivain, founder of the @gentlegourmet and maker of the best croissants I had in Paris! BTW - I'm very much looking forward to our NYC @VeganLadyboss meeting tomorrow... Deets are in the FB closed group and were sent via email to everyone on the list. Hope to see many of you there!

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October was a tornado of candy adventures that FLEW. BY. One highlight was hanging and chatting with #fempreneur Alexis Jesup of @colorscollective. Her creations are simply marvelous. I have her @Smarties Manhattan on my office wall! If you havent checked out her rad work yet, hop to! What artists' IG feeds are you into right now? Tag in the comments below!

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"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: Elementary kindness." <- This quote is from the book "Animal Dreams" by Barbara Kingsolver. Just finished this book & loved it. What are you reading these days? Any recs for me???

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I don't even know where to start with these three @VeganLadyboss es. @Urbanette, @leannemaily and @chefchloe are three of the strongest, smartest, most talented and kind people I know! They inspire me SO. MUCH. Who inspires you??? Shout them out in the comments below!

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*Self-promotion opportunity!!!* Can you be bold and promote your good work? Here's a chance! Post in the comments below about your work!!! Got something to sell? Pitch it! Want to pick up more freelance gigs? Put it out there! Work for an important cause? Let's hear about it! Ready. Set. Go!

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Throwback to the *best* croissants I had in Paris! From Sunday brunch at the @gentlegourmet. Run, don't walk, if you're anywhere nearby!!!

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This "I am an ecofeminist" T is by @NicoraShoes (who also make lovely shoes including the boots I am wearing in the Xmas tree post that so many of you asked about!). They are sadly retiring their business. Head to Nicora Shoes website, nicorashoes.com, for last dibs on their fantastic products which are all on major sale. Here are some parting words (and marching orders!) from Stephanie Nicora, "I promise to continue working in environmental activism and to advise other brands. And by all means, please BUY everything in the store. Wear them, repair them, and use them forever. Don’t participate in the vulture consumerism that has been so grievously foisted upon us. Demand more of brands and vote with your wallets. The power is ours if we choose to have it. Go out and do good."

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"‘Stuff’ really is not what brings happiness. Family, friends, good health and the satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference are what really matters." - Richard and Joan Branson in their statement of commitment to the #GivingPledge. The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back and I applaud them for it. Whether we are in a position to give away most of our income or not, each of us can play our part in being the change we want to see in the world. Nick and I shoot for donating 10% of our income to good causes. Since it's #GivingTuesday, I thought I'd share a few organizations we support. Please share which charities you are supporting in the comments below! 👇👇👇 ... @VeganLadyboss @thegoodfoodinstitute @plannedparenthood @humanesociety @mercyforanimals @veganoutreach @thehumaneleague @splcenter @seashepherd @animalequality @lambdalegal @farmsanctuary @ciwf @healthyschoolfood @ourhenhouse @compassionusa @awellfedworld @physicianscommittee @woodstocksanctuary @wnyc @whitecoatwaste @animallegaldefensefund @aclu_nationwide @encompassmvmt @int.anti.poaching.foundation @rescuefreedomproject @growplantbased @thebridgeny American Anti-Vivisection Society @finn2finnalliance @dylanscandybarn @compassion_over_killing

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Update: After moderate debate, we picked a tree. 🌲🎅🏽🤶🏽💞(It was really 🌬❄️cold which sped things up considerably!)

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