North Bend coffee shop serves up positive affirmations, job skills for troubled youth

Trail Youth Coffee was started by a group of passionate mothers who noticed teens in their area were in desperate situations and needed a safe haven.

NORTH BEND, Wash. — Wednesday, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day, a holiday most Seattleites can probably get behind. September is also National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and a North Bend coffee shop is bringing attention to both. 

Trail Youth Coffee Home was started by a group of passionate mothers who noticed teenagers in their area, many often homeless or dealing with mental health issues, were in desperate situations.

The coffee shop was created to serve as a safe haven for troubled youth, but also to teach them job skills. At Trail Youth Coffee, teens are offered mentorship and training to become baristas, handling everything from roasting the beans to making what goes into a customer’s cup. 

“Trail Youth is a safe oasis for

Read More

14 Mistakes to Avoid in Holiday Marketing Campaigns

Looking to lean into holiday marketing this year?

At 18% globally, online shopping represents is a growing percentage of retail sales and is expected to increase.

Whether you’re actually selling online or using digital marketing to drive in-store sales, you’ll want to avoid these 14 holiday marketing mistakes that can cost you online visibility, customers, and revenue.

1. Using Your Standard Website Instead of Landing Pages

Direct consumers to the most relevant pages on your site and highlight your offer. But how?

Make good use of targeted landing pages to attract customers with specific offers around that holiday.

No one has the time or capacity to redesign a major portion of their site but using landing pages keeps the content fresh, timely, and relevant while keeping design and development lift light.

A few tips to get you started:

  • Keep the design consistent with the larger site.
  • Include holiday offers on
Read More

Vegan DIY beauty recipes

3 Vegan DIY Home Spa Beauty Treatments

Kale Yes Vitamin Facial Pack
· 1 fresh bunch of organic kale
· Splash of oat milk
· ½ lemon

Roughly tear the kale and place in a blender. Remove any seeds from the lemon and squeeze it into the blender. Add the oat milk. Blend until smooth. Apply with a clean facial brush and leave on for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can soak a disposable facial sheet in the liquid and then apply the sheet.

3 Seed Face & Body Polish
· 2 tablespoons chia seeds
· 2 tablespoons flax seeds
· 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
· 1 tablespoon avocado oil
· ½ lemon

Pulse the seeds in a food processor until finely ground. Add the avocado oil and squeeze in the lemon and pulse until the liquid is mixed in. Use the lovely mixture from head to toe, massaging it gently

Read More