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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Weekly News...

Anniversary Open House is this weekend! I hope everyone can come! We are so looking forward to our celebration :) This is big for us and we are so happy that we are still around after 6 years! I pray that we still be here when another 6 years rolls by!

You must check out what we have done to the place! We have rearranged...again! I can't wait for everyone to see.

This is a shortened newsletter this week as we are trying to get done with all the preparations for this weekend. I am also still trying to finish The Shack by tonight for our book club meeting! (Yes, I am a procrastinator) Speaking of The Shack, please stop by tonight for our book club meeting to discuss The Shack. It starts at 6:30 and we will have salad and breadsticks...YUM!

The bible verse this week I chose because of The Shack. I feel like the meeting tonight will be a great discussion. Now I bet you will be intrigued...

For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:25

There is no giveaway online this week because of our open house! All members of our mailing list that come in this weekend will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Kira's Cottage Christian Store! Congrats to Bambi, last weeks winner of the Kathleen Carnalli CD!Our May catalogs are out! Many of you received them in the mail this week, but if you didn't, stop by and ask for one. There are some wonderful articles and great savings!
You're Invited!

Anniversary Open House

Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2

*Double Frequent Shopper Points
*FREE Mini Art Lessons (Design a Birthday Card!)
*FREE Gift for everyone!
*Debut of NEW Willow Tree Figurines
*Storewide Savings
*Book Signing with Girls Inc Director Sonya Ware Meguiar on Sat. May 2 @ 11am. Her book, Stylin With Sonya, will be available and 100% of the proceeds go to Girls Inc!

Neta Jackson at Kira's Cottage Christian Store!

Come and meet Neta Jackson, author of the extremely popular Yada Yada Prayer Group Series, Thursday, May 7 from 3pm-4:30pm. Later that evening, she will be speaking at Franklin Memorial Christian Church. Please tell all your friends. We are so excited that she is taking the time to come to our store!

NETA JACKSON and her husband, Dave, are an award-winning writing team, best known for the Trailblazer books--a forty-book series of historical fiction for young people about great Christian heroes (see Neta is the author of the popular novel, The Yada Yada Prayer Group, and its sequels. These novels were inspired by a real women's Bible study and prayer group that, as Neta says, "God has used to turn my life upside down and rightside up." She is now at work on a spin-off series, The Yada Yada House of Hope. Neta and her husband Dave attend a multi-cultural community church in the Chicago area. They are also the parents of three grown children, including a Cambodian foster daughter, and eight wonderful grandkids. (For more information, go to

To Die For! Chocolate Cupcakes from Hungry Girl

My favorite food on earth is cake. I am always trying to find a reason to eat any kind of cake. So, I thought this weekend is a perfect occasion...right? So, here is a lower fat chocolate cupcake recipe so we wont feel so guilty!

Ingredients: 2 cups moist-style chocolate cake mix (half of an 18.25-oz. box)

Two 25-calorie packets diet hot cocoa mix

1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

2 tbsp. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

1 tsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)

1/8 tsp. salt

Directions: Place chocolate chips and the contents of both cocoa packets in a tall glass. Add 12 ounces of boiling water, and stir until chips and cocoa mix have dissolved. Place glass in the freezer to chill for 25 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once cocoa has chilled, give it a stir, and mix with all other ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whip batter with a whisk or fork for 2 minutes. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray, or line it with baking cups. Evenly spoon batter (which will be thin, but don't worry, your cupcakes will puff up!) into the pan. Place pan in the oven, and bake for 15 minutes. Cupcakes will look shiny when done. MAKES 12

Serving Size: 1 cupcake Calories: 108 Fat: 2.5g Sodium: 239mg Carbs: 19g Fiber: 1g Sugars: 12g Protein: 2g POINTS® value 2*

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