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The Baristas

Find out more about the women servin’ up your pipin’ hot coffee content!

(And find out what we’re all about, when you’re through…)


Candy ReidCandy Reid, owner ~  As a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life, Candy finds great pleasure in dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life since 1989 and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 24, 20, 15, & 12. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.


Pat-FennerPat Fenner, owner ~ Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south.  Married for, um, more than 25 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.  Today,  Mom’s Morning Coffee  and Help 4 Your Homeschool are her outlets for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.



Deidra Theatre photoDeidra Langstaff likes life in the fast lane. She and her husband of more than 20 years juggle three kids and run two successful, independent businesses. Her skills extend from marketing maven to public relations visionary, event planning goddess, cooking master, and a music playlist genius. Spending her days behind the wheel of the one thing she probably couldn’t live without, her Honda Odyssey, she is a chauffeur and a marketing guru flying from one appointment to the next. Like we said…she likes life fast. Learn more about Deidra on her website or on facebook.


JenniferTalleyJen Talley has been married for 19 years and is Mom to two boys and two girls ages 14 12, 10 and 7. Her youngest was adopted from China in 2008. Jen and her husband are the Family Life Pastors at WellSpring Revival Center in Albany, Georgia. She is passionate about seeing God heal broken marriages and restore families. She loves to bake, read and spend time with her husband and four amazing world changers.



KimPittmanKim Pittman has successfully helped create time and space for hundreds of people in Southwest Georgia. In 2005 she started Organize 4U with a vision to help individuals live clutter-free and productive lives. She organizes areas in the home, including pantries, attics, storage buildings and garages. Kim also custom designs and installs closet systems that enhance storage capacity. Her expertise also includes office space and systems. For organizational tips, find her on Facebook at Organize 4U and see lots of before-and-after shots for ideas on her website – Organize4U.org



Laurel4996-1Laurel Griffith writes from Albany, Georgia where she lives with Jim, the love of her life and husband of 32 years.  She and Jim are the parents of 3 grown sons and a lovely daughter-in-law. Laurel has been a magazine publisher, a newspaper editor and a freelance writer. She speaks at conferences, teaches Bible study and makes a great sugar cookie. You can read more of Laurel’s thoughts at her blog, Walking Toward Wisdom.




Angie Avard Turner

Angie Avard Turner is an attorney with a fancy for all things patterned with a punch of piping hot color! As a designer, artist, and entrepreneur with almost 20 years experience in retail, 10 years in wholesale, and 5 years in licensing, Angie decided to give the people what they were asking for—an attorney who was familiar with the needs of the gift industry. Married to Steven Turner, when she is not working she enjoys reading, designing, traveling and spending time with their three children.





trista porter

Trista Porter is currently attending a local university. She is majoring in business administration and English. Not one to sit on the sidelines and watch life pass her by, she has recently started her own business featuring health-friendly and earth-friendly products. She also co-owns a photography business with her boyfriend fiancée. Her dreams are to be a successful writer, businesswoman, wife, and to spread the love of God. Learn more about Trista by visiting her at The Earthly Ones or ReiDesigns.



jane hersey

 Jane Hersey is the National Director of the Feingold Association of the United States and the author of  Why Can’t My Child Behave? A former teacher and Head Start consultant, she has testified before the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Congress about diet and behavior. She frequently lectures at education associations, hospitals, medical groups, universities, and schools.


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