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Chicago Do-Good Cafes

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As many times as I have tried to make the switch to tea, it’s clear that coffee and I will go together for the foreseeable future. However, our relationship has definitely changed. Back in the day, I didn’t care as much about the kind of coffee that I was drinking because cream and sugar could help mask the taste of even the worst brew. However, during Whole 30, I had to learn to drink my coffee black which forced me to turn my attention towards tastier, higher quality blends.

Beyond flavor, I also spent a lot of time researching brands of coffee that are fair trade or have a charitable component. I’ve actually come up with a pretty good list that I plan to share in a future post. While building that list, I also start tracking local coffee shops that do good in the community.

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A Great Reason to Host a Pink Ladies’ Brunch

Eats & Treats

I love browsing websites and blogs for inspiration and ideas, especially of the visual variety. I’ve been spending time on 3 Kids and Us admiring the various pink dessert recipes labeled “Cook for the Cure.” Today, I finally decided to find out what “Cook for the Cure” actually was and I found a great reason to host a girls’ brunch at my place.

Cook for the Cure Logo

According to the dedicated page on KitchenAid’s website, Cook for the CureĀ® is a program “that gives people with a passion for cooking a way to support the fight against breast cancer.” From July 15-July 24, KitchenAid is encouraging people to get involved in “1,000 Cooks for the Cure” by hosting a fundraising party anchored by a desire to fight breast cancer and enjoy some delicious treats. When I checked the website, there were only 49 parties listed. That means WE need to get 951 more parties on the books.

I have this great deck that I suppose should be used for entertaining and I think that this program is the push that I need to finally host something. Right? I’m already thinking of some menu and decor ideas to get me in the mood. I’ve bookmarked the below photo for inspiration…I found it on one of my favorite sites, Celebrations at Home.

Photo: Jennifer Sando Photography

To learn more about Cook for the Cure and/or to sign up for your own party, visit the website. Hope you can join in and support this fun event!

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