As I arrived promptly at 8:00 AM to the Love office, I immediately arranged a breakfast of love…usually Cocoa Goodness and some fruit and vanilla yogurt.
Now that I am filled with the delicious cocoa, I am ready to work and follow all of the requests anybody give me. Ben usually has to help with a couple projects…he is up to it because he is energized by the LOVE too.
When we need to take a break, we decorate the white board wall. Whether it’s a mountain landscape or a portrait of all of Love Bombs, there is no question that this group is talented.
- Johnny Boy, the Love Grenade
Even though everyone who works at Love Grown Foods is already on the brink of fame (our fans camp out outside of the office daily, just to get a glimpse of our beautiful faces), Ben is taking it to the next level!
While all of us would have been a star in front of the camera, Ben has volunteered to be the “dummy” in the employee training video! What a trooper! I’m sure he will look back on this day for the rest of his famous career, exclaiming:
“Love Grown Foods really started me off on my career of stardom. Thank you Love Grown Foods. You make people famous.”
Did you hear that? Love Grown Foods makes you famous! Be sure to head to Kroger stat and start eating those Oat Clusters and Love before Lindsay Lohan steals back her seat in the spotlight!
-Laura the Love Bomb
So thinking back a year to my previous internship my breakfasts likely consisted of a big cup of coffee, a Pop-tart, and maybe an apple….on a “healthy” morning. I knew this wasn’t a healthy, balanced way to start my day, but like most of us Americans I opted for the convenient route. Unfortunately, the convenient choice usually resulted in a mid-morning crash that I overcame with another cup of coffee. Again, not the healthiest thing in the world, but it was the most available and convenient option. But NOT THIS YEAR!! I’m lucky enough this summer to be working a Love Grown Foods! The convenient choice in the office here is LOVE!
Today I topped my Simply Oats off with some fresh strawberries, raspberries, and mixed it all in with Maple Brown Cow yogurt. Needless to say everyone in the office was jealous.. Maddy’s response was, “Blog about it!!” (which I obviously did). Dan’s response was, “Get out of the kitchen! We’re trying to film here…. OOO that looks good!” When I finally got to my seat and was ready to eat Johnny Boy! a.k.a “The Love Grenade” caught me off guard and almost swiped my breakfast!
Thankfully I caught him in the act and prevented the theft of my beloved LOVE!
My belly is now full, I’m energized with LOVE, and ready to ROCK IT in la casa de amor!
Live Free, Spread LOVE!
- Ben, Love Bomb of Extraordinary Sales and Other Cool Things
This weekend, I had the great opportunity to serve breakfast to 100 fabulous walkers at A Walk With a Doc event in Denver.
For those of you unfamiliar with A Walk With A Doc, its is an amazing organization that organizes walks in parks around the country to teach people about physical health. It is inspiring and truly a great kickstart to change your life for the better, just a step at a time.
“Our mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country.”
I had the great opportunity to talk to some of the most lovely people at this walk. One woman really sticks out in my memory. Here is her Love Grown story…
She had not always lived in Denver, but her daughter did, so she would be here on holidays and birthdays to visit her family. On one of her visits she was walking around the Cherry Creek Farmers Market shopping with her daughter, when she met Maddy and Alex. She had a wonderful conversation with them and LOVED the LOVE. She bought a bag of every flavor.
Every time she would come back to Denver to visit her daughter, she would stock up on LOVE GROWN FOODS and bring them home with her. Her daughter would ask her what she wanted for her birthday this year, and she would respond, “LOVE GROWN FOODS!” without hesitation.
Thankfully now she lives in Denver so she doesn’t have to fly out to CO just go snag some love (even though its worth it), but she was extremely enthusiastic to talk to me and thanked me and Love Grown Foods for giving her this wonderful, healthy, and delicious product that she truly is in love with.
LOVED IT! I’ll never forget her!
-Laura the Love Bomb
This past Saturday, while most everyone was sound asleep, the traveling LOVE crew in Atlanta awoke at 3am to hit the road and head to the Muddy Buddy. For those of you who don’t know, the Muddy Buddy is an awesome event where teams of two traverse a 6-7 mile off road course with 5 obstacles which end with the infamous mud pit. The event aims to raise $2500 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which empowers individuals with physical challenges to find success in sports. With this money, it helps athletes afford these expensive prosthetics, allowing them to be active again. The event is loaded with energy, costumes, and teams out to have a fun time and raise money for such an important cause- Love Grown Foods was honored to be a part of it!!
After setting up our booth (in the dark!!) and preparing the mud pit, participants slowly started to gather in the expo area to check out the goodies. There was great music, fantastic people, and of course some yummy Love Grown parfaits to fuel the participants before and after the race. The event was early, which helped keep us cooler in the Atlanta heat but by 7:30 the costume contest had wrapped up and the teams were claiming their spots at the start line. The course looked like a blast- especially the part where the teams had to crawl on their hands and knees through the mud pit to the finish line!
Once the adults completed the race, the Mini Muddy Buddy took place, which allows kids as young as four to participate in a mini course- it was so cute to see these tots making way through the mud!!
The day was packed with loads of energy, muddy teams, and goofy costumes- plus, we successfully SPREAD THE LOVE to the thousand+ Muddy Buddy racers! What a great way to spend your Saturday. Help support this awesome cause and check to see if the Muddy Buddy is coming to a city near you!