Archive for September, 2013

Coffee Talk + A Giveaway

posted by on 09/19/2013

We are in love with coffee, that’s the absolute truth. Green Mountain Coffee® hooked us up with our very own Keurig® Brewing System and a few boxes of their Colombian Fair Trade Select and it has been a coffee free for all up in here.


Fair Trade is a global movement to help improve the lives of farmers and their families. Most family coffee farmers live in remote locations and lack access to credit, so they are vulnerable to middlemen who offer cash for their coffee at a fraction of its value.  Fair Trade assures coffee farmers a fair price for unroasted, green coffee and I’m totally on board with everyone being fair.

This October, Green Mountain Coffee® is celebrating Fair Trade Month through the “Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Choose Fair Trade” campaign. By purchasing Fair Trade Certified Green Mountain Coffee, you help coffee farmers receive the fair price for their beans, which means a great cup of coffee and a better quality of life in coffee-farming communities.


Did you know Green Mountain Coffee® offers one of the largest selections of Fair Trade Certified™ coffees in the U.S.? I didn’t and I think it’s pretty rad.


The Keurig is getting a workout in our house. It is so easy that my five year old should probably go make a cup of coffee for his hard working mother.


I bought the reusable k-cup to use in the Keurig and be a little bit more environmentally friendly with my coffee. FYI: Green Mountain also sells coffee in a bag.


Wanna win your very own Keurig® Brewing System and Green Mountain Coffee® gift basket?

Let me know “Are you a coffee drinker, and if so, would you consider buying fair trade coffee?”

Good luck and here’s to coffee.


You can check out to watch exclusive videos of Kelly Clarkson’s adventures in Peru and learn more about Fair Trade and Green Mountain Coffee.

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And They Still Need Boots

posted by on 09/13/2013

It has been rainy and chilly here this week which means it will probably snow soon. My children have outgrown basically all clothing that is considered warm, like pants and coats and things with sleeves.

After work, I put on my game face. I gave myself a pep talk and paced back and forth in my room, just like Eminem does before he tries to rap. I would have hit a punching bag if we had one. I even drank a Gatorade.

Because I had to take my children shopping. For clothes.

Zoe is cool. She goes along with whatever, plus she’s pretty chill as long as you feed her and let her read.


(She borrowed the jacket from my mother)

Usually I just order a ton of whatever from the magic land of the Internet and then it shows up to the door and everyone is happy. This wasn’t going to work this go around because both the kids needed pants.

95% of Troy’s clothes are from Crazy 8 because they are great quality and they are about the only place we can find shirts printed with space shuttles, this is pretty much Troy’s only criteria when it comes to clothing. We’ve never used their dressing room, but last night I had the pleasure of experiencing it first hand.

You haven’t lived until you’ve helped a five year old try on skinny jeans in a 16 inch by 18 inch closet with a curtain that was doubling as a “dressing room”.


Things you would have overheard if you were in the store with us while he was trying on pants:

“You don’t put your feet in the jeans straight out, you have to point your toe”
“These jeans make my butt cheeks have suffocation”
“I wish these pants were yellow”
“My crotch can’t breathe in these robber pants” (I have no idea)
“If you try on three more pair of pants, you can get a dipped cone”
“I can’t get my foot out of these jeans without a jackhammer”
“Zoe tried on pants and she didn’t try to scratch me once”
“This is the worst day of my life”

I will let you decide who said what.

They both got pants, shirts, and jackets and it was all on sale. He did not get these sunglasses.


They really only went with the robber pants.