Hi. I’m Darlene Conner.

Ok so not really, but imagine if Darlene grew up, took up crochet, got married, had babies and drank a lot of tea.

Oh, and liked cats.

VMextraBWw I am a vegetarian, mama, crochet lover, vintage collector, and a tea enthusiast. Fluent in sarcasm and a solid appreciator of dry humour.

I like the ’90s and British comedy and lace tablecloths and pretty teacups. I became a vegetarian at 26, and battle every day with the foodie in me that wants to cook and eat everything I see, so I make veggie dishes be so awesome nobody misses the meat. Quite frankly the thought of chewing some flesh now makes me gag, so it seems you can turn a committed carnivore into a lentil-loving freak with a minimum of fuss. Just don’t ask me to love tofu.

You would think that once I went veg, I’d try and be more conscious in all the choices I made. Purchase power is something to be reckoned with. Well, as it happens in life, it took me a while and now I’m trying the best I can to vote with my dollar and support companies who are working sustainably, organically and in the most eco-friendly ways. I don’t always get it right, but I’m putting in a good effort. It’s a learning curve and I hope to share with you the things I find out along the way in case you’re wondering where to start.

I also have two kids who are the cheese to my macaroni. They are the best things I’ve ever done and I want to do the best by them I possibly can. Just like anyone else, I suppose. But I am still new to this mothering gig and am finding my feet among the Lego.

I am trying to grow my own veggies, I love bento, cheese, and stuff that smells like vanilla. Including vanilla. I dream of a cubby house filled with wooden kids toys, and a kitchen full of gadgets. We’re going to travel the world. I have a bookshelf in every room and probably won’t be your friend any more if you dog-ear pages. Or if you don’t like Kevin Smith films.

The opinions contained herein are my own, but you can have ‘em if you want.

<3 Stacey.

PS… you might like to find out more about me at these places – I’ve had to answer some hairy questions in my time!

Q+A with Veggie Mama (including why I went veg!)

Baby Space: Meet the mama: Stacey from Veggie Mama

Little Old Souls: Aussie Blogs to love V10: Veggie Mama

Write About Me: Getting to know Veggie Mama

Veggie Mama on Seek Act Love

Well that’s really rather remarkable!

Health blogger Stacey Roberts on Be. Magazine

My day on a plate at Loving Earth




*Nicole Collier took all of these beautiful photos of my babes and me. She is on the Sunshine Coast, if you’re into that sort of thing x