Iced Hot Chocolate + Fair Trade Giveaway

This may be the best thing I’ve sipped through a straw in looooong time.

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I literally drank this ice hot chocolate in record time. The creamy chocolate with a little warmth from a few spices is just what one needs on a warm and sunny day. Then I had a pang of guilt because I should have made these for my girls to try. Oh well (drinks second glass).

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Is it warm where you are? Monday it was 73 degrees and I watched my daughter’s softball games in converse, cropped jeans and a tee shirt. Then Tuesday, another double header but it was 44 degrees (felt like 37) and I wore, jeans, boots (american eagle knock off uggs- but I love them!) a tee shirt, hoodie and my winter coat and froze my butt off (ha! I wish.) for the 4 long hours I stood outside watching. I’ll never understand our weather, BUT according to the app on my phone by Mother’s Day we’ll be rocking steady in the low to mid 70’s.

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Speaking of Mother’s day, always this time of year Fair Trade USA rounds up a bunch of us bloggers to talk about the importance of buying and supporting Fair Trade goods and the inspirational women behind it. I’ve been a Fair Trade supporter for quite a few years now and it’s my pleasure to introduce you to a remarkable mother and farmer who works hard and is dedicated to building her community. As a total bonus, the kind souls at Fair Trade USA and the amazing participating brands send us these big boxes generously filled with Fair Trade goodies and I get to create a recipe using a few of those products. OH and you get a chance to win the same box-o-goodies that I received!

5 Ways FT Empowers

To read about other farmers and learn more about Fair Trade, follow the #FairTrade and #FairHer hashtags on your social media accounts. Or read my past Mother’s Day Fair Trade posts: 2013, 2014 (banana chocolate chunk streusel muffins) , 2015 (chocolate fondue).

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