We All Scream for Ice Cream…CONES!

110 Years ago today, JULY 23, 1904, a tasty treat was invented in our town:

St. Louis, Missouri, Home of the First Ice Cream Cone
Do you love ice cream? How about an ice cream cone? Did you know that the first cone was introduced at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904?

Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri fills a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream, and the ice cream cone is invented.Worlds Fair cones

The story goes that when the ice cream vendor ran out of paper cups and spoons, he put the ice cream in a rolled up waffle that the man in the next booth was selling — and an invention was born — by accident!

IMG_2356_thumb[1]So you can thank  Chuck for giving us one of American’s favorite desserts…one scoop or two?!? :-)04-Nonfiction-Stories-Inventions-that-Were-Mistakes-Ice-Cream-Cone

 

 

http://www.holidayinsights.com/history/history07.html
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/mo/es_mo_cone_1.html

Smiles Made in the U.S.A.!

July 2 is Made in the U.S.A. Day.

To commemorate this special day, we are featuring the Smiles Behind the Smiles,     Part 7. Seeds of Happiness has partnered with Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. to produce the molded balls of clay which are then sculpted at the Seeds of Happiness studio. Canterbury is a sheltered workshop in suburban St. Louis. Their mission is to produce high quality work through a dedicated workforce primarily comprised of people with disabilities. We are fortunate to have a very dedicated, hardworking AND fun couple working on our project.

Larry and Rsemary love to work on SOH!

Larry and Rosemary love working on Seeds of Happiness!

Rosemary & Larry

Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!

Uncle Sam wants YOU to SMILE!

Your job at Canterbury: Rosemary cuts the clay and inserts the pieces into a mold. Larry uses the press to form the little balls of clay. In addition, they work on assembling mailings.

Canterbury Enterprises, Inc.  Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.

Canterbury Enterprises, Inc. Creating Opportunities. Delivering results.

How long have you worked at Canterbury?: Four years. And we like to work TOGETHER!

 

What you like about working on Seeds of Happiness: $$$!!!

How long have you been married: Rosemary and Larry will celebrate their SILVER wedding anniversary this fall. Congratulations on 25 years!

What you like to do on your days off: We like to go to different places around St. Louis. And, Rosemary does the driving; Larry is chauffered!

Favorite ice cream:  Rosemary likes all flavors, but vanilla is her favorite. However Larry is NOT an ice cream lover, but his favorite foods are hamburgers and bratwurst…picnic food!

Dean, the  production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!

Dean, the production manager, keeps our Seeds rolling!

 

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Rosemary shows off her beautiful smile!

Larry and his press.

 

 

 

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Shout out!

cropped-Proudly-Handmade-in-USA.jpgwww.canterburyinc.org                                                                           www.madeusafdn.org
http://mcg.metrocreativeconnection.com/publish/sections/calendar-details.php?Made-in-the-USA-Day-1679

Bring Your Dog to Work and Say: “Cheese”!

Friday, June 20, 2014 = Take Your Dog to Work Day
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. – Robert Wagner1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

This is a serious holiday for “Man’s Best Friend”. It is sponsored by Pet Sitters International. The day is to encourage employers to experience the fun and relaxation which comes with allowing pets in the workplace! And in addition, to encourage pet adoption; there are LOTS of great dogs out there who need forever homes. :-)

We would like to see YOUR dogs in YOUR workplace! We are having a drawing and the prize is a “Happy Dog” Big Seed of Happiness! Just e-mail a photo of you and your dog at your workplace. OR if you do not have a job which allows Take Your Dog to Work Day, just send us a photo of you and your dog. OR, even if you just WISH you had a dog and want to enter, send us your e-mail, too…everybody can play!

E-mail:  sales@seedsofhappiness.com

Deadline for entry is Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. CDT. A winner will be drawn and announced by the end of the week. Good luck, thanks for playing and WOOF!

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“Win ME, win ME!”

My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.                           - Elayne Boosler

 

Jake is one HAPPY pooch!

Jake is one HAPPY pooch!

http://www.takeyourdog.com/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/June/dogtoworkday.htm

June 15 = Smile Power Day!

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. – William Arthur Ward

114599_pcSmile Power Day is the perfect excuse to shine your pearly whites and show off those dimples. And no, a smiley face or an emoticon won’t do! Not today, at least!

Today, you are powerful. Today, you can change the world. Today, you can…SMILE!

markYep, it’s time to use that most powerful weapon and celebrate Smile Power Day with a great smile. Smiling (even when you’re not happy) can help lift your mood and it helps everyone around you feel better. Smiling is something that is understood by everyone despite culture, race, or religion; it is internationally known.

sydNobody knows who came up with the idea of dedicating a whole 24 hours to the smile, but one thing is certain: we’re the only creatures on the planet that can do it. Whether fate smiled upon you or not, you can always find a good reason to smile. So grin from ear to ear, look on the bright side and smile your troubles away.

And remember, Smile Power Day is meant to be shared with loved ones. Most importantly, when you crack a smile today, remember that it’s not Smile Power Day unless you can put a smile one someone else’s face, too!

 

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss1015418_10151664495778641_479488366_o

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http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/smile-power-day/http://www.cute-calendar.com/event/smile-power-day/14437.html

http://ayearofholidays.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/june-15-smile-power-day/

A Smile for Every Dad on his Day!

Father’s Day: Sunday, June 15, 2014

What to get Dad for Father’s Day? Hmmmmm? The traditional tie doesn’t really work anymore with our increasingly casual society. But a Smile…yeah! As Mark Borella, aka The Seeds of Happiness Guy always says: “You can’t go wrong with a Smile.”

* Maybe he is a baseball fan: How about a Big Baseball Seed of Happiness?Baseball Seed

* He can always use a baseball cap, and we guarantee that when he opens this gift he will be smiling! (p.s. AND they are on sale right now; 20% off!)

All the cool dads are wearing them!

All the cool dads are wearing them!

* Your dad can start his day with a Smile in his coffee mug.
MUG* Or, we have two different sizes of tumblers to hold his hot AND cold beverages.CUPS
So, there are lots of fun choices for your dad…let the shopping begin!