Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to School with a Freezer Full of Local Produce

It's that time of year where preparations are well underway for the new school year. No backpacks, notebooks, crayons and pencils for this chick! Managing a Food Service program for a school is a never ending job well after the students leave for the summer and before students return in the fall.

I feel privileged to be among the leaders in this country that are making positive changes for their students that participate in the National School Lunch program. Many Vermont schools are already cooking healthier. Prepared spaghetti sauce from a can? Not in my school kitchen ~ scratch cooking is the thing to do! Not only is it cheaper, but it is healthier for the kids. No concerns over sodium laden sauces, added sugars, dyes, preservatives, etc.

A culmination of planning and efforts between myself, farmers and interested community members is now reality. This year I am extremely excited that we are taking some of the scratch cooking back to the roots and closer to the vines where food grows. Farmers and interested families within the school community have agreed to "grow a row" for the school.
Produce Processing Parties have been planned where volunteers will (under my direction) assist with the washing, peeling, chopping, blanching and freezing the bounty of local produce. Students will enjoy that bounty over the course of the upcoming school year....corn, beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, squash, root veggies, and more. None of this would be possible without the generosity from within the community and the passion I hold for true cooking from scratch.

Last spring the 3rd grade class planted some heirloom tomatoes along an old flower bed behind the school. Students enrolled in summer programs have been maintaining the garden over the summer. How exciting it will be to have students pick the tomatoes in the morning that will be served on the salad bar for lunch!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Free Shipping Within USA

How many times have you been shopping online, only to abort the shopping cart because the shipping fees were too high?

We are thrilled to offer a new way of shopping to our customers within the USA. Most every item in our shop has been updated to reflect Free Shipping to customers that reside within the USA! No more waiting for a refund for excess shipping fees, or freaking out because the shipping fees seem too high.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Deal of the Day ~ August 8

Sunday August 8 Deal of the Day ~ FREE Spa Washcloth with purchase of the Butterfly Kisses Gift Set. Spa Washcloth is made with 100% cotton yarn which I have crocheted with lots of love. Offer ends 6 AM Eastern Time on Monday, August 9.

This set captures the essence of lovely sweet smelling flowers that attract butterflies.

It comes to you in the beautiful painted butterfly tin bucket and includes ONE(1) bar of soap, FOUR (4)differently decorated bars of Butterfly Glycerin Soap (with mica for coloring) weighing in at approximately 1 ounce each, ONE (1) Loofah surrounded in a skin delicious pool of glycerin soap, and one (1) 4 ounce bottle of Butterfly Kisses Body Lotion.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Deal of the Day ~ August 7

Saturday August 7 Deal of the Day ~ free shipping within the USA! Offer ends 6 AM Eastern Time on Sunday, August 8.

This spa set is lovingly put together as a royal pampering treat. Perfect gift for that special person in your life ~ Mom, Grandma, Daughter, Wife, Special Friend ~ or an indulgence for yourself.

Looking for a creative idea for that next gathering with close friends? This spa set helps to set the stage for a great spa party with friends.

Wishing you could spend the day at a spa, but can't afford it? Here's the perfect solution at a fraction of the cost.

Tranquil Spa is a clean and intoxicating fragrance oozing with the freshness and essence of a royal pampering treatment at a day spa.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Deal of the Day ~ August 6

Friday August 6 Deal of the Day ~ when you order one jar, we'll send a second jar for free! Offer ends 6 AM Eastern Time on Saturday August 7.

Our made from scratch whipped soap by itself is a fabulous treat for the skin but with the addition of sugar it offers a royal pampering treat that will leave your skin soft and nourished. Product testers have indicated their skin feels like it has been cleansed, buffed, and moisturized at the same time.

Unlike oil scrubs that leave you reaching for help to get out of the tub or shower, our whipped soap delivers the sugar scrubbing treatment to your skin with a softening touch without that slippery oily residue.

This awesome sugar scrub is bursting with Blackberry Sage ~ The sage tones down the sweet of the blackberry, making it the perfect blackberry fragrance.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hailley Lynn ~ Our Newest Family Member

July 27 we welcomed our second Grandbaby, Hailley Lynn, into our hearts and arms. She is joined by big sister Christina, who is now 18 months old! Christina is absolutely smitten with her baby sister (check out the photo on the right side of this blog).

This is one very proud Grammy. We're celebrating so join with us and share in our delight...we have extended the summer sale in our shop until August 8, 2010.