Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fair Trade Coffee

I am definitely a coffee kind of girl. I love love love my Keurig. And I love love love Green Mountain coffee K-cups!

Through October 31, 2011, Green Mountain Coffe is offering you the chance to save $2 on all Fair Trade Certified Coffees. This offer is good on their K-cup varieties and their bagged coffee. Green Mountain offers the nation's largest selection of Fair Trade Certified coffees.

Here are some of the advantages to buying Fair Trade Certified coffee:
*helping support farming communities
*protecting the environment
*enable sustainable growing practices that result in better coffee
*better working conditions for coffee harvesters
*farmers are paid a fair price for their harvest

WOW! I thought I was just drinking coffee! My all time favorite flavor at Green Mountain is their Pumpkin Spice K-cup variety. This is a limited edition flavor, so if you don't want to miss out, I suggest you order it now!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another Great Christmas Book!!

One thing I look forward to every Christmas season is the newest Donna VanLiere book. This lady knows how to write a story. Her books are easy to read and always have a few twists in the plot. Just when you think you know how the book is going to end, she throws in a surprise. You can check out her website here.

Can two very different women embark on a journey that explores a long-buried need for forgiveness, hope, and redemption?

That question gets answered as the lives of these two woman unfold and intertwine. This book explores how just a little attention can make a huge difference in someone's life. One of the main characters describes herself like this:

~"I've always felt there are two women inside me: one who is desperate, drowning, and clinging to anything that can float and the other woman who feels the depth of loss and the hope of beauty and is always searching for the marvelous to spring up out of the gray. That woman rarely shows up, it seems."

It is this character who ends up full of hope and forgiveness. What a powerful lesson this book teaches us, not just for Christmas, but for everyday life!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My 10 year old and I read this!

So I decided to read this book with my 10 year old son in the evening right before bed. Some nights we could not stop reading. It is a very exciting and suspenseful book, and my son and I both enjoyed reading it. I love that there are graphic novels with a purpose. My son loves to read the Yu-Gi-Oh graphic novels, so I feel a little better when he has something like this to read.

This book (which is the 3rd in the series) follows Sadie and Saskia Dopple and their friend Erik Morrisey Ganger on another fun-filled adventure. You can check out all of the DoppleGanger series here. I absolutely love the books ending. It includes new beginnings and a look at the past. It is definitely worth reading with your kids. Here is a glimpse at the closing conversation.

"Do you think they listen to what we say?"

"And when they get it wrong, do we try again?"

"But doesn't it make you angry?"
"If you had ever been one of them, you would understand."

"Look what they did to you."