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Bright Idea

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel Fudge, Toffee Coffee, Very Berry and Banana Macadamia Nut.

If you are a Yogurt Club Member, you can come in and get a small yogurt for only 45 cents when you pay with your yogurt card. Or, get 2 dollars off of any other size yogurt. If you are a regular yogurt customer and not yet a member, join today and start saving over 15% off of your yogurt purchases.

We have the new calendar for the month of September in the store and it will be posted on the blog tomorrow. Also, our email will go out tomorrow, so don't forget to check your inbox for additional savings.

I consider myself to be decently green. That is to say that I am conscientious about my choices in the type of car that I drive and the things that I shop for at the grocery store. I also use compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in the house. I've been using them for the last four years in the home. If you are not currently using them in your home, I would encour…

The Little Things

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel Fudge, Grasshopper (Mint), Very Berry and Banana Macadamia Nut.

Tonight, the yogurt is buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one, buy one get one free).

We got two new products in yesterday from Heart of Texas Specialties. The first is called Spicy Tex Mix and is like a Chex Mix with peanuts. The second is called Chili Lime Peanuts. They make perfect snacks on the go. You can find these at the register.

The English Muffins, pita and bagels have arrived. All varieties of the bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White and the Perfect 10) are available. Come in today to get the best selection.

Labor day: We will be open from 12 PM to 6 PM.

Life can present little frustrations. The great part is that it seems to present them all at once. I've found the best thing to do is take a deep breath and a step back. I like to give it a little time before I charge in so that I'm in the right frame of mind. And…

Mistaken

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Coconut Coffee, Grasshopper (Mint), Peach and Pina Colada.

Today is Cone Day! All yogurt cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.77).

We have had some questions about the German Coconut Coffee flavor. It is not a new flavor and will not be run again unless people start beating down the door for it. It is the result of a mistake that was made while mixing the batch for the machine. The flavoring vial for German Chocolate Cake was mixed with a neutral bag rather than the chocolate bag.

Speaking of mistakes, I made one yesterday when I posted the blogger number. You will see two winning numbers today. The first one is the winning number from yesterday. The second one is from today. If you have either of the two numbers, make sure that you come in to redeem your 10 dollar shopping spree.

I've spent the last few days updating the websites with new products and multiple order pricing breaks. The start of school always mean…

Back to School

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Coconut Coffee, Grasshopper (Mint), Peach and Pina Colada.

Today is Teacher Day! If you work at a school in the area, come by today and show us your ID to receive a small yogurt for only 99 cents.

The upgrade to the 100 Days of Blogger program for the month of September should make the game a little bit more interesting for everyone. As I mentioned yesterday, we will add a skins format to September that will see the prize increase each day that it is not claimed. Each day that the prize is unclaimed, we will add two dollars to the base prize. For Example:

If no one claims the prize September 1st through September 5th, the prize that would be eligible for redemption on the 6th would be 16 dollars.

Base prize of 10+2+2+2=16 Dollars (note that Sunday is excluded since a number is not chosen on Sundays.)

The skins will be added for each day that goes unclaimed, and the current prize amount will be posted after the yogurt flavors …

Strange But True

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha Fudge, Butter Brickle, Peach and Pina Colada.

Today, you can ship to any of the lower 48 states (UPS ground only) for $6.99. Come into the store and pick out your items, then let us ship for you.

We got in a shipment today with several varieties of the Low Carb Enchantment cookies, several varieties of the Fior diFrutta, and a new 50/50 pie shell.

As I mentioned on Saturday's blog, we are going to make some changes to the 100 Days of Blogger for the month of September. Don't worry, you're going to benefit from them. Starting September 1st, we will add a skins format to the promotion. A portion of any unclaimed prize will be added to the following day. We thought that this would be a fun new aspect to the game. Tomorrow, I will give a break down of the bonuses.

This weekend, my wife and I rented and watched Stranger than Fiction. If you haven't seen this film, I would certainly recommend it. This is an atypical…

Fresh Linen

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Mocha Fudge, Butter Brickle, Peach and Pina Colada.

Today and tomorrow, the cake loaves and Pumpkin breads are on sale for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). Come in and get them while their hot.

Here is an odd one for you. One of my favorite smells is the smell of fresh laundry being carried by the evening air on a cool fall night. Last night, I took the trash out around 2 in the morning and caught a whiff of some type of detergent in the air. While it was not a cool fall night, it did trigger the memory of the smell that was frequent to my travels through the apartments at UT Dallas during my evening rounds.

It's kind of funny to me how things don't have to be spot on to trigger a memory. They just need to be close enough. The mind is a crazy thing sometimes. It's not just smells either. A sound or taste or a visual image can all bring back a memory of time past. Sometimes the memories are a clear window to the past and othe…

Cake Loaves Coming Up

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, Butter Brickle, Peach and Pina Colada.

Parfait Day! All parfaits are $2.99 all day long (regularly $3.69).

Tomorrow and Sunday, we will have our cake loaves on sale for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). If you know that you would like a particular type, please call and order today for this weekend. 972.644.2000.

Friday in the News: In a letter to www.poynter.org, John Kroll responded to the news about the death of Elisabeth Kuber-Ross by saying, "Really? Darn! What if...Sigh. OK." The Swiss-born psychiatrist, who died at the age of 78 in 2004, humanized the treatment of the terminally ill and helped to inspire the hospice movement. Her 1969 bestseller, On Death and Dying, identified the five stages of the dying experience: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. (This story brought to you by the WWDTM daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to Orson Scott Card. Mr. Card is a well know science fiction wri…

Positive Rangers History

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, Butter Brickle, Peach and Pina Colada.

Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 all day long (regularly $3.93-$4.62).

The English Muffins, pita and bagels have arrived. All varieties of the bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White and the Perfect 10) are available. Come in today to get the best selection. (They came in late, but they're here.)

Last night saw an new one for the records book in the American League. The Rangers now hold the record for the most runs scored in a single game. When the first game of the double header ended, this was the box score:



While they missed setting all-time the major league record by 8 runs, they did set the modern day record. This is a mark worth remembering. After several showings of futility in their last few games, the Rangers showed up in a big way last night. Congratulations to the team on a spectacular performance.

Thursday Comic: (click to enlarge)



Today's Winning Bl…

News Bits

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, Butterscotch, Peach and Pina Colada.

Cone Day! All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.72).

There were just to many news stories today to pass up offering some of the choicer cuts:

*Bears Eat Man at Beer Festival

*T-rex Could Outrun David Beckham

*Feline Memories Found to be Fleeting

*Google Earth Gazes Into Deep Space

*A neat website for the environment: Green Yahoo

If you have not been out in the early morning in the last week or two, the hurricanes have brought some pleasant temperatures to this hour and the later evening times. I'm starting to get excited about the coming of fall. I just hope that we don't see a return to the 100's in the meantime.

Quiz Day: What Kind of First Impression Do You Make?

You Make a Great First Impression
You can handle almost any social situation with grace, even the tricky ones.
Strangers often find you charming and interesting. You are often remembered fondly.
Even if you'…

21.6

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, Butterscotch, Candy Cane and New York Cheesecake.

Today is UT Dallas Day! If you are a student or employee at the University of Texas at Dallas, you can get a free small yogurt by showing your ID card.

The new Gourmet Cupboard mixes that we got in last week have had a good start with several positive reviews from customers who have tried them. We did have a good question last week about the basic nutritional information for the products. All of the products are sweetened with Splenda® and have no sugar alcohols. The small mixes for the pies appear to be low carb, however, none of the mixes are low calorie. All of them are fine for diabetics. On the inside of most of the labels, you can find the nutrition information for the mix.

I forgot yesterday to blog about the restaurant that my wife and I ate at this weekend. Topz in Addison is a fantastic burger place with healthier options for this American treat. With options r…

Shaken and Stirred

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, Butterscotch, Candy Cane and New York Cheesecake.

Today, you can ship to any of the lower 48 states (UPS ground only) for $6.99. Come into the store and pick out your items, then let us ship for you.

I went and saw the Bourne Ultimatum yesterday with a friend. It was one very busy movie. The finally movie in the trilogy, although I'm sure that the suits are already trying to plan another one because of this film's success, finds Jason Bourne hunting his way back to the place that he began in an effort to find out who he is. The fast pace of the movie does not let up from start to finish as the viewer is pulled and dragged right along for the ride which is accentuated by the use of unsteady camera work. At the end of the roller coaster that takes you from Moscow to Europe to Africa and finally to New York, you simply exhale.

The Bourne Ultimatum is a well done film. It is not as smart as the first two, however th…

Hurricans, Gotta Love Them

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Maple Nut, Butterscotch, Candy Cane and New York Cheesecake.

Birthday Celebration Specials: (Last Day)

Large Yogurts: $1.99 (limit one per person)
Chocolates: (marked by the green dot) $9.99 per pound
Millennium Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)
Cream Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)
Chocolate Loaves: $12.99 (limit one per person)

Sunday Special: Coke Floats are $2.99 all day long ($4.62)

It's amazing what a difference a few days can make when it comes to the weather. Ever since the skies opened up Thursday night, the heat has subsided somewhat. I no longer feel like the life is being sucked out of me when I walk outside in the morning. The great thing about hurricanes on the Texas coast is the rain and cooling that they often bring to Dallas. The forecast shows the next 10 days under 100 degrees. :)

Saturday Distraction: What Color Crayon Are You?

You Are a Green Crayon
Your world is colored in harmonious, peaceful, natural colo…

Celebration Part II

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Devil's Food Cake, Butterscotch, Candy Cane and New York Cheesecake.

Birthday Celebration Specials:

Friday (17th) and Saturday (18th) Specials:

Large Yogurts: $1.99 (limit one per person)
Chocolates: (marked by the green dot) $9.99 per pound
Millennium Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)
Cream Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)
Chocolate Loaves: $12.99 (limit one per person)

After returning home soaked from the downpour last night, I finally got around to installing the new programmable electronic thermostat in the apartment. It might have been the cooler weather brought in by the hurricane, but it sure did seem cooler in the morning than it has in a while. With the new thermostat, the guess work has been taken out of the temperature. As a bonus, it is programmed to go up to 83 while we are both at work and back down to 79 when we get home. I now feel, for the most part, that our move is complete.

Friday in the News: In 2004, Que…

Half.com Marathon

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Devil's Food Cake, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), Juicy Raspberry and Banana Macadamia Nut.

Tonight, we have our buy one, get one free yogurt special from 6 PM to 8 PM (limit one, no XL).

The English Muffins, pita and bagels have arrived. All varieties of the bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White and the Perfect 10) are available. Come in today to get the best selection.

Tomorrow: We will have our second birthday celebration weekend. This is the final weekend to celebrate our 18 years of business. We have some different specials to help everyone get in the festive mood.

Friday (17th) and Saturday (18th) Specials:

Large Yogurts: $1.99 (limit one per person)
Chocolates: (marked by the green dot) $9.99 per pound
Millennium Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)
Cream Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)
Chocolate Loaves: $12.99 (limit one per person)

Bonus Offer: Bring in a Sugarless deLite collectible (old/new) & receive a…

Eisley Concert

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Devil's Food Cake, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), Juicy Raspberry and Banana Macadamia Nut.

Cone Day! Our cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.72).

My wife and I ventured to the House of Blues last evening to watch Eisley in concert. It was the first time that I have been to the HOB. Having been to both of the new Dallas concert venues, the Palladium and the HOB, I give the nod to the HOB as the better of the two. Set up in a grand theater style, the HOB helps to bring you into the show. The floor seating was a nice change of pace, but I am sure that would depend on the style of music and the age of the ticket holder. (Old folks like me don't mind sitting down.) One big bonus for the HOB is the fact that you can avoid using Ticketmaster by purchasing the tickets at the box office. (Great Savings!)

Review: The concert itself was very enjoyable. The acoustic sets allowed for an intimate evening with the two performing band…

Gone Phishing

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Devil's Food Cake, Grasshopper (Mint Flavor), Juicy Raspberry and Banana Macadamia Nut.

Teacher Day! All teachers can come in and get a small yogurt for only 99 cents. Just show your ID for today's special.

We got in a new line of baking mixes today from The Gourmet Cupboard. This new line has no sugar alcohols and some of the mixes are even no bake. Of course, all of the mixes are sugar free. We have several different varieties available: Peaches and Cream Pie, Cobbler, Peanut Butter Pie, Lemonade Pie, Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Pie, Chocolate Cheesecake, Snickerdoodle Cookie.

We get a lot of different emails at the store. My favorites are the phishing schemes that come across. While some of them are slick productions that are almost identical to the real deal, others are like the two that come across the wire today. I'm pretty sure that these two PayPal phishing schemes were created by someone as a junior high computer …

When God Sends a Smile

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Grasshopper, Juicy Raspberry and Banana Macadamia Nut.

Today, you can ship to any of the lower 48 states (UPS ground only) for $6.99. Come into the store and pick out your items, then let us ship for you.

I started a minor upgrade project on the blog on Saturday. I went back and began labeling the previous posts. You will see labels for each entry at the bottom left corner of the entry. I'm trying my best to not go crazy with the labeling, so I have instituted a three label maximum. There are about 16 different categories and that number might grow to 20, but I am also trying to minimize the number of categories as well.

Some days aren't the best even if they are not explicitly bad. Yesterday, my wife and I woke up about 30 minutes later than we normally would for church and arrived right at the start of Sunday school. After church, we headed downtown to the House of Blues to get tickets for the Eisl…

Where'd the Rain Go?

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Coffee Royal, Angel Food Cake and Strawberry Shortcake.

Cake Loaves are on sale today and tomorrow for $14.99 (regularly $19.99). We have Pumpkin Breads, Chocolate Cake, Pound Cake, Carrot Cake and Italian Cream loaves. Come in and get one today.

The heat is here to stay. Just a few weeks after the monsoon season finished, we have finally arrived at our standard Dallas summer. The forecast for the next week shows 100's across the board. I'd say that we are looking at one more month of the super hot stuff. Even though it always seems that the cooler weather doesn't come until the end of October, there is something about the return to more spring like temperatures at the end of September and beginning of October that I find refreshing.

Saturday Distraction: Are You Prejudiced?

You Are a Little Prejudiced
You can't help but judge people a little based on your personal biases.
But you tend to be awa…

Viva la RJ

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, German Chocolate Cake, Coffee Royal, Angel Food Cake and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today is Parfait Day! All parfaits are on sale for $2.99 (regularly $3.69). If you haven't tried these delicious treats, then you are missing out on one of our best dessert items. They are only 3 Points for Weight Watchers® and are a great low fat, low calorie option.

Today's entry is really more of a plug. Go to RJ Mexican Cuisine downtown in the West End. My wife and I went there for dinner last night to celebrate her new job. Though we have been there three other times, we were both once again amazed with the quality of the food. They have an outstanding menu, and the food does not disappoint from beginning to end.

Friday in the News: In 2004, a company called LifeGem started offering to take the remains of a deceased love one and transform them into a diamond ring. The glittery fashion accessory costs from $4,000 to $17,000. (This story bro…

Reduce, Reuse, Buy Chinese

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel Fudge, Coffee Royal, Angel Food Cake and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today is Shake Day! All shakes are $3.69 all day long (regularly $3.93-$4.62).

The English Muffins, pita and bagels have arrived. All varieties of the bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White and the Perfect 10) are available. Come in today to get the best selection.

Yesterday after I finished work, I went to Kroger for a small shopping trip for some fresh vegetables for the stir-fry that I was going to cook for dinner. I have a large insulated shopping bag that I typically use for our grocery trips. However, it was at home since still has a few items from the move. Upon reaching the check out line, I noticed that Kroger is now selling small reusable shopping bags. The non-insulated variety was 99 cents.

I bought one and was able to fit my groceries for the trip into the bag. Two loaves of bread, one 2 liter of diet caffeine free cola and the veget…

College Bound

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Caramel Fudge, Coffee Royal, Angel Food Cake and Strawberry Shortcake.

Today is Cone Day! All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.77).

Over the last year, we have been privileged to have the opportunity to get to know some of the students at Trinity Christian Academy. The senior class of 2007 has shown us great support. As they are getting ready to leave for college over the next few days and weeks, we would like to wish them the best. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thinking back to my time at college, I've come up with a few helpful hints for the college bound:

1. Always remember your old friends from back home, but don't forget to make new ones where you are.

2. Get involved. Whether it is with a club, student government, a sorority or fraternity (Go Kappa Sigma), a sport or a church group; become active in your college community.

3. Take the opportunities that are handed to you. If you have a cha…

We've Got the Hook Up

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Roasted Almond, Caramel Fudge, Chocolate Banana and Peach.

Today, we have a free small special for all Trinity Christian Academy and JJ Pearce students. Get ready to start your school year off right with a little yogurt from Sugarless deLite.

The 100 Days of Blogger promotion is going well. With almost 100 players in the game now the odds are surprisingly good. You've got about a 1 in 4 chance of being picked in the month. So, if you haven't won yet, keep checking. If you do win, make sure to come in the same day to redeem your 10 dollar shopping prize.

I was able to get the washer and dryer hooked up without any significant problems last night. Unlike last year, I double checked to make sure that the clamp was tight on the drain hose for the washer and was thus able to avoid a repeat of a miniature kitchen flood. With the laundry area set up, we began to tackle the pile of laundry that had accumulated over the past few w…

We've Only Just Begun

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Roasted Almond, Caramel Fudge, Chocolate Banana and Peach.

Today, you can ship to any of the lower 48 states (UPS ground only) for $6.99. Come into the store and pick out your items, then let us ship for you.

We had a great response to our birthday celebration this weekend. Thank you to everyone who came in and wished us a happy birthday. (One of our longest term customers even brought us a super cool card that plays the Star Wars theme song.) Eighteen years is a long time and we plan on being here for another 18 as well. We will celebrate again on the 17th and 18th of this month with a few new specials for everyone to enjoy. Stay tuned.

We did receive a shipment of Chocolite and Curb Bites in this weekend. These chocolates are great for Weight Watchers® at one point for two pieces and they are also perfect for low carb lifestyles at one carb per piece.

I noticed on the comments left on Saturday that I had mistakenly put months ins…

The Celebration Continues

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Roasted Almond, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Banana and Peach.

Our birthday celebration continues today:

Small yogurts: 99 cents (limit one per person)

Chocolates: (marked by the green dot) $9.99 (per #)

Pecan Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)

Cream Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)

Pumpkin Breads $12.99 (limit one per person)

Bonus offer: Bring in a Sugarless deLite collectable (old/new) and receive a free large yogurt. Collectable Examples: Buffalo Wooden Nickels, Water Bottles, T-Shirts, Frisbee, Mugs or other Sugarless deLite items.

Tomorrow, we will have our coke floats on special for $2.99 (regularly $4.62).

I'm looking forward to next week. I think that next week, I will be able to relax and enjoy the fruits of my labor. The house is almost together. We've got to make another trip to Lowe's to finish setting up the dryer and get a clamp for the drain hose of the washer so that we can take care of the ever growing pil…

Eighteen Years

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Roasted Almond, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Banana and Peach.

Today and tomorrow, we have our birthday specials in the store to celebrate our 18th year of serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the nation. Here are the birthday specials:

Small yogurts: 99 cents (limit one per person)

Chocolates: (marked by the green dot) $9.99 (per #)

Pecan Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)

Cream Pies: $12.99 (limit one per person)

Pumpkin Breads $12.99 (limit one per person)

Bonus offer: Bring in a Sugarless deLite collectable (old/new) and receive a free large yogurt. Collectable Examples: Buffalo Wooden Nickels, Water Bottles, T-Shirts, Frisbee, Mugs or other Sugarless deLite items.

Friday in the News: According to a study in the journal Public Health, if you live in the suburbs, you’re likely to die as much as four years earlier than your city-dwelling friends. Suburban Americans tend to have the same health profile as a city dweller that’s four yea…

Do We Have a Problem?

Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Banana and Peach.

Tonight, our yogurt is buy one, get one free from 6 PM to 8 PM.

The pita and bagels have arrived. All varieties of the bagels (Blueberry, Sweet Wheat, Cinnamon, Onion, White and the Perfect 10) are available. Come in today to get the best selection. The last few weeks, they have gone very quickly.

I sent the emails out last evening to the group; however, only one of the verification emails went through so I recent the other batches this morning. Hopefully, these will go through. It seems that the email is my once a month headache. Although, the trouble seems to come in bunches. A few months of trouble and then a few months off. I love technology. :-{

Today's Winning Blogger Number: 75

The Home Stretch

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Yogurt Flavors: Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Raspberry, Butter Pecan, Banana and Very Berry.

Today is Cone Day! All cones are $1.85 all day long (regularly $2.72).

The last two days haven't exactly been the most restful days of vacation that I have ever taken, but they have been some of the more productive ones. The move is complete in so much as we are out of the old place and into the new. We still have some boxes to unpack, but the furniture is set up and the kitchen is in order so it feels more like home.

I'm sure that over the next few evenings, we will proceed to unpack the remaining boxes that need to be sorted through and compile our new collection for Catholic Charities. It's amazing how much you notice the amount of things that you have when you have to move it all. It's more amazing how much you don't need the things that you have.

August Calendar: (click to enlarge)
Save on shipping this month will all online orders at sugarlessdelite…