–If you’d like me to borrow your clothes to spread awareness against human trafficking and promote modesty, please E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, thank you Rachel of The Etiquette Eccentric for such a sweet and lovely vintage polka dot dress! I had fun wearing it. I’m not really one who enjoys polka dots, but I loved how large they were (and oval)! Very fun. I love pleats. Below I’ll be talking about a certain way that people fuel up! No not gas. . .COFFEE (which I’ve never tried before. I’m weird and like it that way)!
Reason why I’m doing this #10:
Slightly over two years ago, I was able to listen in on a few days worth of live video streams where you could ask questions regarding a collaboration between International Justice Mission (mentioned here before) and a coffee company run in Seattle, WA called Storyville. They sent all their money for a month to IJM. Storyville grows their own coffee beans and sells them in their shop and on their site. While most beans tend to lose flavor through the process of shipment and more, the freshness of the coffee in stores are missing out which is why they ad so many flavors (but in reality they shouldn’t have to if they had it truly fresh). Storyville sends you your coffee to be consumed within two weeks’ time so it is super fresh & tasty. I told my husband about the coffee a few months ago when searching for fair-trade coffee for him to switch to. Most coffee is slave picked by people who are abused, underpaid (especially considering the large profit made off of it), and often enough in bondage of slavery and on farms where laborers never see “a dime”. We hear of fair trade coffee many times, but they aren’t always slave-free (I recommend watching a documentary at http://blackgoldmovie.com – It’s on Netflix too, not instant play though – I reviewed it in December). Storyville made it known in their video stream Q&A that they hate slavery (and they wrote my husband a nice email after they were wondering how he heard about them since we’re from across the country, and they explained their distaste for human trafficking in the world).
Some semi-recent news. . In April, Kauai Coffee Co. & Del Monte (and others) had a huge suit against them for having US coffee fields filled with slave labor. Did I mention this was in the US (not just SA and African countries known for their coffee)? Too many times I hear people say “not in the US”. . yes in the US! These were people brought in from Thailand, all promised paying jobs, but of course big business operations don’t really pay enough attention and it’s usually about making money, not about the little people who get them that money.
My husband has a french press to drink Storyville and he says it is the best coffee he’s ever had (he’s had it black and also with cream & sugar). They only have regular and decaf. We receive a bag every other week delivered to us about two days after charged for it (If you live closer to WA, you’ll get it faster. Originally he signed up for a package deal of receiving it every week for a month until switching to every other week). My husband is the only coffee drinker in our home, so he gets through this one bag within the two weeks’ time. Although it costs $24 a month ($12 per payment), it is worth it to us considering how most coffee is created or planted/picked. We highly recommend you give it a try (get a grinder and french press if you don’t have one first though).
We went to a Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party for this little sweetheart named Delainee who turned 2.