05 Apr Guest Post ~ Paper Meets Pearl!

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 Sorry I’ve been MIA.  I was sick last week for the first time in YEARS.  I had a 103.4F fever (even higher sometimes) and was miserable.  Luckily I know the amazing benefits of plant foods and used them to help myself get better.  I ate lots of garlic, ginger, lemon, and organic vegetable broth.  Drank TONS of Jasmine Pearl Green Tea and Green Smoothies.  And I got plenty of rest.  I’m feeling much better now!

I’m very excited to have Kelly Harrold, from Paper Meets Pearl, as my very first guest post!!   She has the most beautiful lifestyle blog.  Kelly offers fashion and home decor advice, she’s a vegetarian so she shares wonderful healthy recipes, and she will teach you how to throw the most fabulous parties, like this Waffle Party!  I don’t know why I’ve never thought to have a waffle party with friends.  To me it’s the best of both worlds because we can have decadent fluffy waffles, but put lots of healthy toppings on them like fresh fruit, or fresh fruit preserves, to balance it out!  She also uses high quality maple syrup, instead of the other syrup stuff that is full of high fructose corn syrup.   I love this idea and having a Waffle Party is definitely on my list of things to do now!

 Don’t forget to follow Kelly on Instagram!


Waffle Day Party

Did you know that on March 25th it is official Waffle Day here in the States? So we did the only thing any great American would do, have a waffle party with my girlfriends! This was such a fun day full of amazing waffles, funny stories, and maybe a touch too many mimosas made with the delicious One Hope Wine.

The best way to kick off a waffle party is by preparing some delicious mimosas! If you’ve never heard of One Hope Wine, you’re seriously missing out! One Hope Wine donates a portion of each bottle of their wine or champagne to a non-profit. So why not drink some amazing wine and help a worthy charity? Plus how great are their glitter bottles?! They would make the perfect gift for anyone!

We made our mimosas with some fantastic ginger orange juice from The Daily. It gave the mimosas an extra kick! If you’re ever visiting Charleston, The Daily is definitely worth visiting for their fresh juices, coffee, and delicious avocado toast.

We had some of the BEST toppings for our waffles including a delicious salted caramel sauce from Alma, peach apricot (my favorite!) jam from Sarabeth’s, Sallie’s Greatest strawberry and basil jam, and some seriously delicious maple syrup from Blis Gourmet and Falling Bark Farm. Truly, we had quite the spread of toppings! We got all the toppings from Southern Season, which is seriously one of the best stores for food and gifts. I love getting my family and friends unique food from there to turn into delicious meals. Also, as a big lover of all things local, Sallie’s Greatest is made in South Carolina!

Seriously, how delicious do these waffles look? It’s ok, it’s making me drool too! Don’t worry, I’ve provided this incredibly easy recipe below. They only take 20 minutes to make and they’re excellent the next day too! I’ve taken to making a few extra ones to freeze as a quick breakfast option on mornings I’m a little rushed.

You can’t have a waffle party without a good, strong cup of coffee!

What do a bunch of blogger friends do when there’s food? Take pictures of it, of course! #babeswhobrunch

Cheers to my lovely lady, Gillian, of A Coastal Bride.

You know it was a good meal when there’s not one bite left on the plate! We had a blast celebrating waffle day with a big ol’ fashioned waffle party! But don’t just celebrate waffles on their official day, waffles are meant to be celebrated every day! As my hero Leslie Knope says, “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends and work. But work has to come third.”

I’ve shared my infamous Belgian waffle recipe below, feel free to share with your friends!

What do you think of this shoot? Would you want to celebrate with a waffle party? Let me know in the comments!

Belgian Waffle Recipe


2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp white sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in a large bowl with a whisk until fluffy. Beat in remaining ingredients until smooth.

Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

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Styling/Photographer: Kelly Harrold / Food: Southern Season / Champagne: One Hope / Clothing: Blue Poppy / Jewelry: Bezel Box / Models: Gillian + Jeanne / Tableware:  Ikea / Flowers: Trader Joe’s / Vase: Hobby Lobby / Linen:Turkish Towels 

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  • Kylie cre8tone
    Posted at 06:31h, 05 April Reply

    Your waffle really looks very yummy! It’s so nice to have a little gathering like this once in a while

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 23:43h, 05 April Reply

      Exactly! This is a great party idea that Kelly had!!

  • Lana Slaybell
    Posted at 12:11h, 05 April Reply

    I was hungry when I saw your post. Now I got hungrier. Haha.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:03h, 05 April Reply

      Haha! Sorry about that. 🙂

  • Fred
    Posted at 13:03h, 05 April Reply

    Sad to find out that you got miserably sick for the first time in years. I am sure the vegan lifestyle made you very healthy, but stress may have interfered. Interested to find out vegan recipes to prepare for when people get sick.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:04h, 05 April Reply

      Thank you, and what a great suggestion for a blog post!! I’m going to work on that! 🙂

  • Amy Scott
    Posted at 14:28h, 05 April Reply

    Kelly has the most stunning blog and beautiful posts! Charleston is close to me so I love seeing her food recommendations and stunning photos!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:05h, 05 April Reply

      Doesn’t she?!?! I love her blog. Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

  • Carrie
    Posted at 17:44h, 05 April Reply

    Yummy Waffles! I love waffles and mimosas! Maybe this Sunday I can convince my husband to make me waffles.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:06h, 05 April Reply

      Waffles and mimosas are a great combo!! Good luck getting your husband to make some!!! You two can have your own waffle party!! 🙂

  • Julie Syl Kalungi
    Posted at 19:23h, 05 April Reply

    I have seen this waffle party before and It looked so tempting, And now I see it again and its amazing. To see again. Wooo I get to save the recipe coz last time I didnt!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 23:42h, 05 April Reply

      Yes! Definitely save this. Thank you 🙂

  • Elizabeth O.
    Posted at 03:42h, 06 April Reply

    It’s nice to know that you’re feeling a lot better. Gosh, I totally missed waffle day! That’s such a great way to celebrate it, I mean, who wouldn’t celebrate waffles, right? They are one of my most favorite breakfast foods!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 03:47h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you! Yea, I never knew about waffle day until Kelly blogged about it. Waffles have always been one of my favorite breakfast, lunch, AND dinner foods! Haha 🙂

  • phyliciamarie
    Posted at 05:39h, 06 April Reply

    A Waffle Party looks sooo much fun! I’d love to do one of my own, and have even more toppings. I’m thinking of adding gelato or ice cream. 🙂

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 06:01h, 06 April Reply

      Great idea!! Waffles and Ice Cream can never be a bad combination!!

  • Maerose JS
    Posted at 08:14h, 06 April Reply

    Norway celebrates Waffle Day on Good Friday during Lent. 😀 My bf and I ate piles of waffles with chocolate and strawberry jam. Norwegians are just crazy about waffles and Norwegian pancakes. I think every household here owns a waffle maker. It’s nice that you had a great party! You have a very interesting blog.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 09:31h, 06 April Reply

      Wow, I didn’t know about Waffle Day in Norway! Are Norwegian pancakes much different from American-style pancakes? I’m going to look up a Norwegian Pancake recipe now! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Pooja Kawatra
    Posted at 09:21h, 06 April Reply

    I love Waffles and like to eat them crispy, it is a good combination with ice cream but i like it classic way.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 09:32h, 06 April Reply

      Yes, waffles and ice cream is an AWESOME combination!!

  • suchitra
    Posted at 09:21h, 06 April Reply

    omg! you seriously made me have waffle craving with your pics! u advent really tried this brand of wine yet! will give it a try!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 09:32h, 06 April Reply

      I can’t take credit for these beautiful pics! Kelly took them! I’m sure she’ll be happy to know her pictures made you so hungry! 🙂

  • fred erick
    Posted at 12:16h, 06 April Reply

    I love waffles and I am so happy reading your post. You have beautiful photos of the food you share here. i hope you are doing well and keep the posts coming.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:51h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you! That was the nicest comment. 🙂

  • Franc Ramon
    Posted at 13:00h, 06 April Reply

    We should have a waffle day here. It would be awesome to throw a waffle party like you did. It looks really fun.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:52h, 06 April Reply

      You can throw a waffle party any time, any where!! I hope you give it a try. 🙂

  • Claire Algarme
    Posted at 14:28h, 06 April Reply

    That waffle party looks fun! It seems exciting, as it also encourages one’s creativity on coming up with a delectable waffle. And they really look yummy!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:52h, 06 April Reply

      I didn’t think of it that way! It does encourage creativity. Great comment!! Thank you 🙂

  • Dia All The Things I Do
    Posted at 14:40h, 06 April Reply

    This is such a great idea. I knew about Waffle day but didn’t celebrate it. Any excuse for mimosas I say!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:53h, 06 April Reply

      Exactly!! Any excuse for mimosas! lol

  • Amanda Love
    Posted at 16:33h, 06 April Reply

    I had no idea that there was even a waffle day and what a good idea that was. Now you’ve inspired me to do my own waffle day with my kids. Thank you.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:57h, 06 April Reply

      That’s awesome. This would be great to do with kids. It also might help with their creativity when coming up with various toppings to use. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

  • Leigh Anne Borders
    Posted at 16:56h, 06 April Reply

    Looks like fun was had by all. I would love to have a party like this. Very creative and the recipe looks great!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:53h, 06 April Reply

      This party definitely looked like a lot of fun!! Wish I had been there! 🙂

  • Bhushavali
    Posted at 19:42h, 06 April Reply

    Waffle party! Sounds yummm… The fluffy waffles, fruity toppings, strong coffee all my favs…. I’m getting really hungry now..

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:55h, 06 April Reply

      Glad you like the post! Everyone should have a waffle party!!

  • Shubhada
    Posted at 19:51h, 06 April Reply

    O Waffles!! My kids love them. So many varieties one can have, Your photos are drool-worthy,.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:56h, 06 April Reply

      Yes, there is no end to the variety of waffles you can make!! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  • Kelly
    Posted at 21:25h, 06 April Reply

    Thank you for sharing my post, Monique! I’m so sorry that you got sick, but I’m glad that you’re much better 🙂 xo

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 22:26h, 06 April Reply

      Thank you Kelly, and it’s my pleasure! I really do love your website. 🙂

  • Leke Awonuga
    Posted at 00:07h, 07 April Reply

    So glad to know your back on your feet again and feeling fit. I love the appearance of your waffle – creamy enticing! Keep shinning with ease, Monique!! Cheers

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 01:35h, 07 April Reply

      Thank you so much for the kind words!! 🙂

  • Jason Panuelos
    Posted at 00:32h, 07 April Reply

    This little gathering looks like so much fun! The waffles look delish! 😀

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 01:36h, 07 April Reply

      Yes, these waffles look so fluffy and delicious!! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Mommy Roxi
    Posted at 01:20h, 07 April Reply

    THat sparkly champagne bottle though! <3 <3 <3

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 01:36h, 07 April Reply

      lol! Isn’t it cute! I love it. 🙂

  • Tiffany Yong
    Posted at 09:23h, 07 April Reply

    Welcome back! I’m glad you’re feeling better now! I love waffles, but only because they are colourful and cheerful… somehow, that’s all. I rarely eat them all as they are so flour-y! Not sure if you get what I mean! Hahaha…

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 10:27h, 07 April Reply

      No, I get what you’re saying!! lol. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Love Mindanao (@lovemindanao)
    Posted at 13:15h, 07 April Reply

    everything now has its own DAY… waffle day really? sometimes i am thinking that it is mean for businesses and the real celebration of culture and tradition have come tarnished. by the way please include honey in your meal… it’s nature’s best medicine to keep everything in balance.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 03:44h, 08 April Reply

      lol, it’s not that serious! And ALL of natures medicine is the best. Have a great day 🙂

  • Loredana
    Posted at 19:44h, 07 April Reply

    I LOVE waffles. I have a waffle maker at home and I prepare various types of waffles (salty, pizza ones, sweet…). I’ll also note your recipe – and try it later!

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 03:44h, 08 April Reply

      That’s awesome. I LOVE savory waffles! Thank you.

  • Sunshine Kelly
    Posted at 03:36h, 08 April Reply

    I love to have freshly made waffles with blueberries and peanut butter jam together with my coffee. This is so awesome, love the setup and food.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 03:45h, 08 April Reply

      Oooh, that sounds good! I will try that combination. 🙂

  • Jeypi Kyu
    Posted at 09:58h, 08 April Reply

    gosh! you really write such beautiful posts! i’m glad i got see this.. the waffles make me really crave so much hehe

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 19:37h, 08 April Reply


  • Valerie RobInson
    Posted at 21:06h, 08 April Reply

    Great post! A waffle party sounds like a brilliant and fun idea! Loved all the photos.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 08:02h, 11 April Reply

      Thank you! Yes I love this idea. 🙂

  • Pal Raine
    Posted at 06:43h, 10 April Reply

    This is so great! I love waffles so much added with ice cream on top to ease the hottest day here in the Philippines.

    • Daytime Vegan
      Posted at 08:03h, 11 April Reply

      Waffles and ice cream is definitely an amazing combination!

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