Fun Chocolate Facts and Where You Can Find a Chocolate Factory in Irvine, CA

August 26, 2016

Did you know chocolate is celebrated on multiple days each year? Yes, Chocolate Day is observed twice, once on July 7 and once on October 28. In addition, National Milk Chocolate Day is held on July 28; International Chocolate Day is observed on September 13; and to top it all off National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day is held on November 7. In a nod to such a popular treat, we’ve compiled a few interesting facts about chocolate, as listed on mentalfloss.com.

Does Your Holiday Gift List Include Handmade Quilts? Check Out This Local Quilt Store in Vista, CA

August 18, 2016

It’s only August, but if you’re planning on giving homemade gifts this holiday season, now is the time to get started. Depending on the number of people you will be exchanging gifts with, it will take time to decide what to make for each person, to purchase the supplies, and to create your gifts. The last thing you want is to run out of time, so as we head into the fall, now is the perfect opportunity to get started.

To Copy or Not To Copy: 4 Questions to Ask Before Making Photocopies

August 11, 2016

Sometimes, you just have to make copies of things. With the cost of printing color pages at home approaching $1.00 or more per page, it doesn’t always make sense to keep a copier in the house, which means it’s time to pay a visit to your local PostalAnnex. However, not all documents can be reproduced, so before you start making copies, ask yourself these four questions to make sure it’s ok to continue with your project.

Looking For a Pet Groomer? Check Out Dirty Dogs in San Diego

July 21, 2016

Pet owners want the best for their furry friends and can be very selective about where they choose to shop for their pets. If you’re a pet owner living in San Diego County and have yet to find a grooming and pet supply store, consider checking out Dirty Dogs. A family owned business, Dirty Dogs offers “cage free” bathing and grooming services your dogs and cats will actually enjoy. Customers will also find premium dog and cat food along with healthy treats and a wide variety of toys and gear to help you keep your pets happy and comfortable.

Leaving for College? Here’s What to Take on the Plane, What to Ship, and What to Leave Behind

July 15, 2016

College move-in day is coming up, and if your child is getting ready to move away for school, you’ll want to be prepared in advance. The more organized you are, the less stressful the transition will be. With that in mind, here are a few tips on items you’ll want to travel with, things you’ll want to ship, and belongings to leave at home.

Items to Travel with You

How To Safely Ship Your Swag Home From Comic-Con

July 13, 2016

In less than a week, people from around the world will descend on San Diego, CA to participate in one of the world’s most popular conventions: Comic-Con International: San Diego. As with past Comic-Cons, there will be a ton of exclusives you’ll want to pick up from great vendors including Mattel, Sideshow, EFX Collectibles, Gentle Giant, LEGO, and much more. After the convention ends, those of you who are traveling may have trouble figuring out how to get all your goodies home. Here are five ways you can get your Comic-Con exclusives home in one, undamaged piece.

Need Coffee Beans? Check Out Roasting Buddies in Pembroke Pines, FL

June 27, 2016

If you live in the Pembroke Pines, FL area and have been waiting for a local coffee roaster, here is some good news for you: the wait is over! Just opened in January 2016, Roasting Buddies is a local coffee shop and coffee bean roaster which has quickly become popular. Stop in to enjoy fresh brewed coffee in the store, and take home some beans for home brewing. Sourced from countries including Columbia, Brazil and Costa Rica, the beans are roasted fresh daily and are available for purchase in six and twelve ounce bags.

If You Love Coffee, Check Out this Coffee Shop in Irving, TX

June 17, 2016

For Irving, TX locals who enjoy a good book and a cup of coffee, Java Me Up must seem like paradise. Located next to the Valley Ranch Library, the coffee shop invites customers to bring their books and laptops, order a beverage, and relax in the café or patio. Java Me Up offers a variety of coffee and specialty drinks, teas, and smoothies. If you get hungry, the shop also offers sandwiches and pastries made fresh daily from only the best ingredients.

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