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Monthly Archives: April 2015

1canoe2 for Nepal

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. A recent article published by BBC News stated that the death toll has risen to 4,310, with almost 8,000 injured and another 1.4 million requiring food aid.

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1canoe2 is founded on the appreciation and love of community. This is something that we feel very passionately about, so it’s heartbreaking to see so many communities broken apart by this devastating natural disaster in Nepal.

We’d like your help in our efforts to try to bring some relief to those affected. Even if it’s just a small portion in comparison to what is needed, we feel like every donation makes a difference.  Until May 30th, 100% of the proceeds from our “You Mean the World To Me” card will be donated to relief efforts specifically allocated to Nepal. 

This card is great for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, and you’ll be donating to an amazing cause in the process. If you’d like to make a bigger donation, consider buying multiple cards to have on hand for birthdays or anniversaries!

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All donations will be given to Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters, and civil unrest. They have set up a program specifically to help those in Nepal (which is the program that we will be working with) and you can read about it right here.

Thank you (thank you!!!) to everyone who helps out. Together we can help bring relief to those struggling in Nepal.

:: The 1canoe2 Crew ::

{1canoe2 + Produce Candles} Mother’s Day Giveaway!

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We’re at it again! Once again we’re teaming up with our good pals over at Produce Candles – this time to give away some free goodies for Mother’s Day! The giveaway will be hosted on Instagram and it’s super easy to enter. Here are the details:

// Giveaway starts Thursday, April 30 and the last day to enter is Tuesday, May 5th (end of day)

// Produce Candles (@producecandles) and 1canoe2 (@1canoe2) will each post a photo about the giveaway on their Instagram accounts. To enter, simply tag a friend in the comments section on either post..and that’s it! You’re entered!

// We will randomly select and announce our winner on Wednesday, May 6th — keep your eyes on our social media!

// The lucky winner will receive a 1canoe2 tote bag filled with goodies for your mama (or, hey, if you’re a hard-working mom..keep it for yourself!)

Giveaway starts THIS Thursday..good luck!!

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Dipped Strawberries

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If you’re looking for a last minute (but super easy) Easter treat..these dipped strawberries are delicious!! We picked the recipe out of one of our all-time favorite cookbooks, Forest Feast. Not only does it have truly wonderful recipes, but this book is absolutely gorgeous. Honestly, you guys. Watercolor illustrations, hand-lettering, beautiful photography..it’s just great.

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Whitney and I thought this recipe sounded great, but it was only having three ingredients that really sold us. All you need are strawberries, brown sugar, and greek yogurt!

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The cookbook says to dip your strawberries in the yogurt, but we found it easier to spread the yogurt on with a spoon. All you do is spread some greek yogurt on the end of the strawberry, and then sprinkle with brown sugar. That’s it. One thing to keep in mind if you’re making this for company: it’s not a great make-ahead dessert. The brown sugar “melts” very quickly once it touches the wet yogurt. It’s still just as delicious, they’re just not as aesthetically pleasing.

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Let us know how you like them! If you’re interested in purchasing the cookbook, it’s available on our Favorite Things page. Happy Easter from the entire 1canoe2 crew!

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