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Coffee and Conversation #104 – My Latest Grove Order!

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My Latest Grove Order


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I was so excited!!

I had been anticipating my monthly delivery for weeks, and once again I was not disappointed.

Actually, this time I was pleasantly surprised!

Grove Collaborative - what I use in the ktichen

If you’ve been reading our blog for any length of time, you know by now that we’re big fans of Grove Collaborative.

I mean, we’ve been ordering from then since they were ePantry!

But one of the things I like, adding to my growing list of “why I like Grove” is the periodic perks they offer!

Actually, due to some unexpected financial challenges on my end, I had found it necessary to delay my shipment last month. But were they worried about me?

Well, I don’t think they were worried that they were going to lose a customer, but they were (worried?) kind enough over the course of the delay to reach out and offer me a few extra goodies!!

Grove Collaborative in the bathroomSo in this package, I got some treats…which always makes me smile.

I thought I’d show you the contents of said shipment here. So… in the picture above, you’ll see what I call my kitchen pack. These two products have become staples in that room. I love their dishwasher tabs (I don’t need to add citric acid powder to combat our hard water when I use these babies!), and the hand soap (one of my gifts) this time came in lemon verbena. This has become my current favorite scent, second only to their aMAazing lavender and lovely basil…

To the right, you’ll see my bathroom collection. The bottle on the left is toilet bowl cleaner (in lavender), which is the only bowl cleaner I use there anymore, and the foaming hand soap (also in lemon verbena) lasts long enough ’till my next order comes in, so that keeps me happy, too! The glass spray bottle you see (another gift) will hold the ONLY shower cleaner I use, which I’ve written about before: 1 part blue Dawn to 3 parts white vinegar, plus a few drops of lemon essential oil (or your favorite).

The last gift they sent was a lady’s razor, which I have to admit I found somewhat humorous. Apparently, the handle is made from recycled plastic yogurt containers… Hmmm… But the blades have a lubricating strip with cocoa butter and aloe!

I’m looking forward to trying that one out – but I think I’ll just leave a review on their site instead of boring you with the details (wink-wink).


Now on to this week’s features!

Thank you Carla (from SimplifyLifeWithMrsR) for this super-yummy and simple idea! I just LOVE summer cukes – and what a tasty way to share them with friends 😉

Cucumber & Green Onion Dip


Cucumber and green onion dip



Looking for some family summer games before school starts up again? Here are some fun ideas – the bumper balls look like a blast, and we haven’t flown kites in way-too-long (and never a giant kite like the one shown here!).  Yard Jarts are a much safer twist on an old favorite of my family… From Crystal at SharingLife’sMoments

 9 Outdoor Family Activities


9 Outdoor Family Activities



You may want to pick up the idea from Leah’s post over at Bright Ideas Press blog. Our homeschool co-op did a Board Game class and it was a hit with our upper elementary and middle school kiddos…

Hold a Board Game class for your homeschool co-op


Holding a Board Game Class for your homeschool co-op



Last but not least, a tribute to my very favorite Girl Scout cookie: Thin Mints!! Thank you, Marilyn…at Marilyn’sTreats

Grasshopper Thin Mint Cheesecake

Grasshopper Thin Mint Cheesecake

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 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, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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8 Responses to Coffee and Conversation #104 – My Latest Grove Order!

  1. Tianna July 27, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    thanks for another awesome link up!
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    • Pat July 27, 2016 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks for stopping by, Tianna… I enjoyed some of the ideas you shared in your “Giving Back to the Community” post.
      What an awesome project Jewelers’ Mutual is engaged in!!

      Have a great week 🙂
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  2. Beth July 27, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    Sounds like this company is very aware of the needs and rhythms of their customers. And if you like their products, then that’s all the better! I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for the linkup, my friend and have a great week!
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    • Pat July 27, 2016 at 11:41 am #

      Beth, that is so true. Honestly, I don’t order much for my home online (but of course I may or may not buy tons for our homeschool online…) because I don’t like the hassle of returns and customer service appears to be an oxymoron these days… So when I DO find a company I like, I become a “sneezer” (a term I read about recently in Seth Godin’s book “Purple Cow.” I’m sure you get the picture…LOL

      Thanks again for stopping by…heading over to your blog for another lesson!! Looking forward to what the Lord’s gonna teach me today <3 <3

      Blessings to you!!
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  3. Crystal July 27, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring my 9 Family Outdoor Activities. I’m glad you got some good ideas from it. 😉

    I love your linky party. Thank you for hosting it.

    • Candy July 27, 2016 at 9:35 am #

      You’re very welcome, Crystal! We love anything that promotes family time…and family time outdoors is even better! Thanks for sharing your links with us. 🙂

  4. Marilyn July 27, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring my Grasshopper Thin Mint Cheesecake. I am loving link #3 about Fathers that failed. A great read. I brought a pitcher of tea to share for my link hopping. I am leaving behind an breakfast, a brunch and a baking tip! Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!
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    • Candy July 27, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      You are so welcome! Your cheesecake looks ah-mazing! I know our readers are gonna love it. Thanks for stopping for partying with us. 🙂
      Have yourself a wonderful day!

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