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Tag Archives: coffee

something special brewing

12 Jul

When I first saw these I love you more than coffee favors, I had to see more of the Etsy shop where they were created. And, the more I got to know Jennie-Mae, owner of Apropos Roasters, the more I wanted to drink her coffee and support her Etsy shop. I love her rustic, eco-friendly packaging, and of course what’s inside…coffee {or depending on your personal preference, tea or hot chocolate}.

I love a good cup of coffee, and I really love a good story…especially when people turn their passion into a successful business. And, that’s just what Jennie-Mae did.

In Jennie-Mae’s words: When I started Apropos, I didn’t have a lot of extra money, it all going into growing the business, so I started trading and gifting with coffee.  I traded coffee for hair cuts and produce at farmer’s markets. I gave the coffee as gifts during the holidays and when I traveled, I always left coffee at the house of whoever let me stay with them.
Anyway, some friends of mine were getting married and I wanted to do something for them so I came up with smaller coffee packs they could use as their favors, as a way of contributing to their wedding. Two years later and I’m in the wedding business selling more coffee favors than I can count. I never would have guessed!
Now I’m in the process of opening a “brick and mortar” shop in downtown Richmond because I need more space. That’s pretty exciting for me, as well. I’m also planning a trip for next year to a coffee farm so I can see first hand where some of my favorite beans are coming from.

We wish you continued success with your new shop, Jennie-Mae!

Here’s some of my other personal faves from her cute shop you need to check out.

Coffee Wedding Favors in Vintage Red and White

Airmail Wedding Favors

Coffee of the Month {or Week} Club
{great gift for coffee lovers…each month the recipient will receive 12 oz. of beans in his/her mailbox along with a “coffee card” to read information about the variety of the month}


Something is Brewing Baby Shower Favors

Good news for all you Tutto Bella readers because Jennie-Mae is offering you a 10% discount {good until November 1, 2012}.
Just enter TUTTOBELLA into the discount box at checkout.

Visit Apropos Roasters today to get something delicious brewing in your life…or coffee pot…today! If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, contact Jennie-Mae and she will help you create it!

{images via Apropos Roasters}

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baby brewing

8 Mar

With all the wonderful baby news going on around my life these days, I thought I’d make a fun and creative way for people to tell their friends and loved ones they are expecting. Super easy and if a preggo mama can’t drink coffee, someone else might as well enjoy it, right?


I worked with Jenna {of course} at Fleur de Lis, a paperie to create custom tags with the baby news, cut them out and used double-sided duct tape to adhere to coffee sleeves. If you are sharing the news in person, the sleeve would be adorable on an actual cup with coffee or a Starbucks VIA Ready Brew inside. If you are sending via mail and want to save some $ on shipping, you can just use the double-sided tape to attach the Starbucks VIA Ready Brew inside the sleeve.

Order a custom baby brewing tag from our Etsy store, Fleur de Lis, a paperie today. $7 for a custom file. Click here to order and start sharing your happy baby news.

{images via Tutto Bella Blog}

cup of joe

29 Sep

It’s National Coffee Day – September 29, 2011. Coffee lovers unite! Brew yourself a cup or two of coffee this morning, or stop by your favorite local coffee shop {or the hot spots below for a free cup of joe} to celebrate the magic bean that keeps us going.

Visit a participating 7-Eleven between 7 am and 11 am for a free medium coffee, cappuccino or latte. Krispy Kreme is offering a 12-ounce cup of its new Krispy Kreme Signature house blend coffee free today {Thursday} and no purchase is necessary.

Life is short, enjoy your coffee!

{images via Pinterest}