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3 TOTALLY OFF-THE-WALL COCKTAILS YOU NEED TO TRY

The secret behind these delicious adult beverages? Surprising mixers that are surprisingly good for you

They’re cozy, they’re delightfully tasty, and they’re definitely the most unique cocktails you’ll mix this season. Say “cheers!” to the brilliant folks at KAYCO (www.kayco.com), who came up with a trio of toast-worthy mixed drinks starring today’s trendiest beverages – watermelon juice and beet juice.

Wait – did we just say watermelon juice and beet juice? Well, consider today’s unquenchable consumer demand for clean, healthy, and flavorful new refreshment options. Wonder Melon and Beetology have become the “it” drinks when it comes to 100% all-natural superfoods. And they’re flying off the shelves.

Available in a selection of tantalizing varieties, these juice-powered beverages tickle everyone’s taste buds while delivering a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re sensational “straight up” or with ice. So why not push the envelope into cocktail territory?

This holiday season, go ahead and punch up your craft cocktail menu with the Spiced Wonder Melon Vodka Punch, raise a glass (and eyebrows) with the Whiskey Beet Cocktail, or warm up a nippy night with the Beetology Berry Sangria. See recipes below.

All Beetology and Wonder Melon products are cold-pressed, 100% non-GMO, U.S.D.A. Certified Organic, and Certified Fair Trade. They are non-soy, non-dairy, and certified kosher, and contain no preservatives, additives, sweeteners, artificial colors, or flavors.

Check out WonderMelonjuice.com and Beetology.com for store locators and additional product information.

Cheers – To your health!

Beetology Berry Sangria

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh blackberries
1 orange, sliced
1 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
½ cup brandy, rum, vodka (optional)
1 (8.75 oz.) bottle Beetology (Beet + Berry, Beet + Cherry, or Beet + Tropical Fruit recommended)
1 bottle red wine
Unflavored club soda or seltzer
Fresh thyme to garnish (optional)

Instructions:

Add the blackberries, orange slices, and pomegranate arils to a large pitcher. Add the brandy/rum/or vodka (optional) and Beetology juice and gently muddle to extract the flavors of the fruit into the juice and alcohol.
Pour the red wine into the pitcher and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, fill a glass ¾-way full with sangria. Top off each glass with bubbly water, if desired. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
Whiskey Beet Cocktail

Ingredients:

¼ cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
¼ cup fresh cranberries
2 Tbsp. simple syrup (or honey)
4 oz. Beetology Beet+Ginger+Honey Juice
4 oz. Whiskey
Ice
Tonic water
Instructions:

Muddle the pomegranate arils, cranberries, simple syrup (or honey), and beet juice in a cocktail shaker.
Add whiskey to the shaker and fill with ice. Shake well.
Fill two Old Fashioned glasses with ice and strain the chilled cocktail into each glass, dividing equally between the two.
Top each drink with tonic water. Serve garnished with sliced lemon and additional fresh cranberries and pomegranate arils, if desired.
Spiced Wonder Melon Vodka Punch

Ingredients:

½ cup vodka
1 lime, juiced
2 cups Wonder Melon, Lemon-Cayenne flavor
1 cup lemon sparkling water
4 cinnamon sticks
Lime and lemon slices
Instructions:

Combine the vodka, lime juice, and Wonder Melon in a pitcher.
Divide between 4 glasses and top each glass with 2 ounces of sparkling water.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick, lemon, and lime slices.

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God Wants You to Get the Most out of Life Before It Gets the Most out of You!: Conquering Life’s Challenges… by Marty Ritzke

“God Wants You to Get the Most out of Life Before It Gets the Most out of You!: Conquering Life’s Challenges…” by Marty Ritzke is a motivational, Christian book that encourages readers to overcome life’s challenges and maintain a strong connection to God. Ritzke presents this in a unique manner by including both Scripture along with her own photography of God’s creations (animals). She also includes an order form so readers can enjoy her photography as artwork that they can display in their own homes.

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How to be a Legendary Teacher by Adam Prociv

Adam Prociv, who spent almost 15 years in early childhood education and a further 8 years in primary education, recently wrote: “How to be a Legendary Teacher.” This entertaining guidebook includes advice for teachers and those interested in becoming teachers as well as personal stories from his teaching experience. In his book, Prociv discusses essential teaching tips such as: having positive energy in the classroom, challenging yourself as a teacher, providing students with the opportunity to speak when they have been in trouble and many more insightful topics that will successfully prepare readers for careers as teachers. He also touches on the challenges he faces as a male teacher and provides advice for other males in his field.

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Sunshine by Jesse Bennett

Jesse Bennett recently published her latest picture book, “Sunshine.” This cheery, colorful children’s book inspires self-love and confidence for young readers. Bennett utilizes a family of owls to present that there will not always be “sunshine” moments in life. This will help parents teach their children how to endure life’s challenges and remind them that the sun will eventually come out! It also expresses the importance of kindness in the meditation practice for kids at the end of the book.

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Thou Art the Christ by Jonathan Jenkins

“Thou Art the Christ: A Devotional on the Life of Jesus” by Jonathan Jenkins is a thought-provoking devotional that provides readers with an easy-to-follow explanation of the life of Jesus Christ. This book can be utilized as a daily devotional as well as in Bible study groups. At the end of each story, there are questions or truths to consider, so the reader can easily complete one story and thought-provoking exercise per day to connect with teachings from the Bible on a regular basis.

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The Yankee Present by Philip Ross Chadwick

Inspired by his passion for the Civil War and a member of his family who was in Company B of the Tennessee 14th Infantry, which was part of the Stonewall Brigade, Philip Ross Chadwick wrote “The Yankee Present.” This novel follows the main character, Thomas, and the intensity of his life as a confederate soldier. Thomas’ strong Christian values and farming background are presented in various flashbacks throughout the novel.

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Wake Up Your Fairy Grandmother Within!: You’re Never Too Old to Be Young at Heart – by Jacqueline Thea, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Thea, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., who is a licensed psychotherapist and dream counselor, wishes to bring joy to those in the autumn and winter of their lives! With her background in mental, physical and spiritual health paired with her extensive life experiences, she developed her book, “Wake Up Your Fairy Grandmother Within!: You’re Never Too Old to Be Young at Heart,” to help spark joy in their lives of others. This spirited fantasy book was written to encourage readers to continue to find joy and connect with their youthful spirit. Thea’s goal is to use this book to help her travel to various retirement and nursing communities and bring joy to residents’ lives as the Fairy Grandmother.

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BookArts New Gallery

Bookarts New Gallery has arrived!

1700 G Street NW, next to the White House, on Liberty Plaza, a National Landmark

Open Mon-Fri 11 to 6 and Sat 10 to 1

Book Arts is the culmination of the collective efforts of gifted American and Florentine bookbinders, conservators, book artists, letterpress printers and leather craftsmen. Inspired by the classic Florentine atelier and a 100 year old legacy, Book Arts coalesces a life-time of experience to make available timeless works with uncompromising services, employing the arts of fine binding.

202-776-0006

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Mindful Loving

Mindful Loving is a book for any relationship.

The purpose of this book is to help couples learn to create healthy, happy, and Mindful Loving relationships. It was inspired by our work as therapists and relationship coaches working with thousands of clients over the past thirty years. We learned the importance of navigating through the challenges, celebrations, and cycles of loving. We incorporated the most important concepts and practices and created this practical guide to help couples enhance and transform their relationship.

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Last of the Long-Haired Hippies – complete set – CWG Press

The wonderful trilogy Last of the Long-Haired Hippies is complete. All three books are available individually, but here’s a great deal: Just $32 for the complete set if you buy directly from us. Regular price is $15.95 each, and shipping is normally $10 per book but for this package it’s just $10 for the whole set. (Shipping price is for US only)

Shroud of Darkness

Victoria Barton’s routine life is tarnished only by her memories of her tumultuous youth. A runaway at sixteen, she fled with her boyfriend to the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco in 1968, and eventually to Woodstock. The only hippie in the Haight to never do drugs, Victoria is at a loss to explain why she is plagued by memories—bitter and sweet—and nightmares that she can’t remember upon awakening.Her sleepy southern Illinois hometown seems comfortable and far removed from the Haight, until a boy’s pet is killed in a ritualistic fashion. When a woman is attacked next, Victoria is forced to ask: What is it about her past that’s connected to the very real violence happening now?

Birth of the Storm

Young Vickie adapts to her new life with the hippies in Haight-Ashbury while keeping away from the “fuzz” who send home runaways like her. But it is not the paradise that Robbie promised her. She catches her boyfriend with other women both at home in San Francisco and later at Woodstock, and she realizes that her love will never be enough for him. Vickie faces the choice between the man she loves and the life she left behind in Illinois. After Woodstock, they retreat to New York City to rest before the long trip back across the country. But the party takes a deadly turn.

In 1992, Victoria realizes her memories are warning her of danger for her entire hometown. She races home together with her fiancé, Gary, only to find that the trouble has already begun.

With the body count rising, Victoria and Gary face the coming storm.

Victoria’s War

Victoria’s chaotic ex-boyfriend, Robbie Carter, returns to Campton to flaunt his best-selling book. He incites an abnormal level of attraction, danger, and uproar, especially among the females. But people continue to disappear or die in gruesome ways, and Victoria’s friends fear for her safety.

When another familiar face from her past show up, she wonders if her ex is really the evil mastermind. What connection could there be between the murders and her hippie friends?

Human depravity summons paranormal horrors and the true battle is revealed. Victoria must stand alone against the evil. Can she call on a greater Power to save her family and her town before it’s too late?

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All About the Burger

A World History of Burgers: Do you know what the first burger chain was? That Taco Bell was originally known as Bell Burger–and was founded in the same city as McDonald’s? Have you heard of the 1980’s Burger Wars? All About the Burger covers all of these topics and more! Discover the food history you’ve been missing in this entertaining book.

The Burger Journey of a Lifetime: All About the Burger will take you on an informational magic carpet ride. You’ll learn about restaurants, cooking styles, and different eras that have made the burger the juggernaut that it is. From White Castle to Shake Shack, from simple sandwich to specialty burger, don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining looks at history ever written.

All About the Burger is the definitive Bible of Burgers. After reading this book, you will learn:

The contributions burgers have made to food culture
The evolution of the burger from carnival treat to an American staple
Where to go to find your next favorite burger
And much more!

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Permanent Happiness, by Iyabo Ojikutu, MD

The Only Way to Find Peace, Joy, and Your Life-Given Purpose

“Another book about happiness?” What does this one have to say that we all have not heard before? And is happiness really an achievable state of being?

We never stop craving happiness. It is the world’s most sought-after feeling and emotion. As we wake up each morning, we do so hoping to find happiness in all that we experience, whether we are consciously aware of this desire or not.

We do, of course, find happiness at different points and phases in our lives. The problem is, this situational happiness tends to be short lived. We are happy for a few days and then fall back into anxiety, sadness, and/or worry.

Permanent Happiness outlines three easy steps to pursuing permanent happiness. It tackles key life situations we encounter during our daily living and shows how to pursue peace and be positive influencers on those around us. When our lives are in balance, we discover we let go of the stress and worry that arise when life throws us curveballs.

Get ready to be challenged and inspired. More importantly, get ready to learn about and understand permanent happiness and peace from a different perspective!

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