Monday Cuppa 11/23 & ARC Giveaway

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Happy Monday, friends!



Hope you’re brain’s had a hug today! Now…I have something extra fun for you. A sneak peek at what a cover model photo shoot looks like and the final result. Meet Charles Woodley. He lives in the Denver area and is represented by Maximum Talent. Charles is featured as Griffin McCray on COLD SHOT’s cover and I think he makes a wonderful Griffin–tall, toned and ruggedly handsome.

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Monday Cuppa Moment 11/9

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Happy Monday, friends!


Hope you don’t have to face any empty coffee cups today!

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away.


If you care for adventures of the culinary kind or have a daring palate, you might enjoy reading some of the facts about “Why Thanksgiving in Alaska is Epic” in this article. I won’t give away too much, but let’s just say you’ll find more than the ordinary turkey and pie Thanksgiving menu here… (Octopus, … Read More

Monday Cuppa 11/2

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Happy Monday, friends!



A little coffee humor for you this morning! Hoping your cup is nice and full!

Here’s something I suspect the McKennas might have encountered this month:


How about you? Did anyone else have any unexpected adventures with their pumpkins this fall?


While we’re on the subject of pumpkins (never thought I’d say that in a sentence :)), here’s a super yummy pumpkin hot chocolate recipe:



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And the winner is….

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Happy Friday, friends!

The winner of October’s Monday Cuppa Moment Fair Trade Coffee giveaway is Cathe Swason! Congrats, Cathe.



Just email me your mailing address to and I’ll get your yummy coffee in the mail to you.


Thanks to everyone who chimed in on the candy apple question. Can’t wait to start trying all the different varieties.

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Monday Cuppa Moment 10/26

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Happy Monday, friends!



Speaking of coffee it’s time for my monthly Fair Trade coffee giveaway. This month it’s Captain Davy’s  Sumatra: Takengon Ketiara. Yum!




Speaking of yum…

With the leaves starting to fall, I have a hunch that I’m not the only one dreaming of all of Fall’s delicious treats. So to enter to win this month’s coffee, let’s talk culinary dreams: if you could have your DREAM caramel apple or candied apple, what toppings would be

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Monday Cuppa Moment 10/19

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Happy Monday, friends!


I hope your Monday is off to a good start and your coffee mug is full.

Last week we chatted about fear. Here’s a beautiful song with an amazing story behind it. I hope it touches you as deeply as it touched me. I pray you’ll lean into Jesus today.

Cast My Cares by Finding Favour:

This song opens with “My fear feels bigger than my faith,” and goes on to find transformation of that fear in

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