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Taco Wagon Success

Welcome to AdVentures.  In this series, we’ll take a closer look at our family’s entrepreneurial venture of the month.  We’ve already hosted a thrift sale, a coffee stand and made and sold homemade chocolate bars.  For June’s event, which was inspired by Torchy,  we sold tacos using our children’s wagon.  As with all AdVentures, the goal is to have some fun with the kids and learn more about entrepreneurism. Read more

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Entrepreneurial AdVentures BUCKET LIST

Welcome to AdVentures, our newest series on the blog.  In this column, we’ll take a closer look at our family’s entrepreneurial venture of the month.  We’ve already hosted a thrift sale and a coffee stand and made and sold homemade chocolate bars as well. Rumors of future projects such as publishing a children’s book and making custom cakes can be neither confirmed nor denied.  As with all AdVentures, the goal is to have some fun with the kids and learn more about entrepreneurism.

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June’s AdVenture: Neighborhood Taco Wagon

Welcome to AdVentures, our newest series on the blog.  In this column, we’ll take a closer look at our entrepreneurial venture of the month.  We’ve already hosted a thrift sale and a coffee stand and made and sold homemade chocolate bars as well.  Rumors of future projects such as publishing a children’s book and making custom cakes can be neither confirmed nor denied.  As with all AdVentures, the goal is to have some fun with the kids and learn more about entrepreneurism.

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Shafer…Power! Chocolate Bars

Inspired by our friends at Mast Brothers Chocolate, the kids and I took a shot at making homemade chocolate bars last Friday evening.  As mentioned in a previous blog, the goal was to have them ready for our community-wide thrift sale which was held on Saturday morning.  And much like our Jesterbucks coffee stand, the project was a massive success!

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Jesterbucks = Success

Our neighborhood coffee stand is in the books and it was a wild success!  After borrowing a page from that other large coffee chain, we served Pike Place Roast, chocolate milk and donuts during this morning’s event. The name of our stand – Jesterbucks – even had a familiar ring to it as we incorporated the name of our subdivision + bucks (fingers crossed this isn’t a trademark infringement).  We had approximately 20-25 visitors and grossed $22.45.

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