National Teacher Appreciation Week …

National Teacher Appreciation Week actually isn’t until May, but we’re getting started a little early. How thankful I am to be part of a community that receives random e-mails from fellow mothers asking for volunteers to surprise the teachers and fill their breakroom with edible and drinkable goodies because they’re so busy teaching our precious children. I was completely happy to drop off a meat/cheese platter in honor of Stellie’s teachers. And, we’ve decided to make a habit of it every month. Next month, I’m in charge of hot cocoa and cookies.

Here’s to our teachers!


Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

Hurricane Sandy. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab

With colder temperatures and possible snowstorms on the horizon for the East Coast on top of the disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we’d like to rally our customers to pitch in. Starting yesterday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 14 (one full week), we will donate 20% of ALL our proceeds to Hurricane Sandy disaster relief, working directly through the Red Cross. (We’re proud to report that following the devastating earthquake in Japan last year, with your help, we were able to give $4,485 to Japan Disaster Relief by donating 20% of our sales for one week.)

With your help again, we can make a difference in our own small way. The stories are heartbreaking. All you have to do is order some good food for your family. (If you are concerned about your own emergency preparedness, this offer includes our Food Storage items.)

Working together, we CAN make a difference!

SEE the Joy of Giving

Here’s a good way to start OR end your Sunday. This short video brought me to my knees, if you know what I mean. You’ll see.