Our goal is to provide the finest custom blended herbal teas, hand-made pastries and bakery items and gourmet coffee in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere.

Pennies Update

This week, we got a nifty wolf card from Bigger on the Inside purveyors of fine hand-made books :) Check them out; and thank you so much!

991 US pennies *
6 Canadian pennies 
and a 2 euro coin

* denotes updated totals.

If you would like to send us pennies for our floor, please mail them to: 
Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410
Umatilla, FL 32784 

Pennies Update

walk-your-talk:

magicmondaycafe:

While we were away our good friends Patti & Steph from Starlit Creations and Last Chance Myu sent us 300 pennies! Thanks so much ladies!

We also received three pennies from Munchkin which he found on the floor and were probably mine to begin with ;)

Our current total stands at 

980 US pennies *
6 Canadian pennies 
and a 2 euro coin

* denotes updated totals.

If YOU would like to send us pennies please send them to: 
Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410
Umatilla, FL 32784

If you are super awesome and would like to donate to the cafe building fund so we can have counters, chairs, tables and those important things like stoves, tea pots and coffee makers you can send your donations to the same address or over paypal to magicmondaycafe @ gmail.com or you can buy some of our yummy teas from our store at magicmondaycafe.com!

Thank you so much! 

Stay tuned! Next week there’ll be an update in donation incentives. I’ll give you a hint. You can drink out of them! 

^ these people are awesome.

Thank you ^_^

Pennies Update

While we were away our good friends Patti & Steph from Starlit Creations and Last Chance Myu sent us 300 pennies! Thanks so much ladies!

We also received three pennies from Munchkin which he found on the floor and were probably mine to begin with ;)

Our current total stands at 

980 US pennies *
6 Canadian pennies 
and a 2 euro coin

* denotes updated totals.

If YOU would like to send us pennies please send them to: 
Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410
Umatilla, FL 32784

If you are super awesome and would like to donate to the cafe building fund so we can have counters, chairs, tables and those important things like stoves, tea pots and coffee makers you can send your donations to the same address or over paypal to magicmondaycafe @ gmail.com or you can buy some of our yummy teas from our store at magicmondaycafe.com!

Thank you so much! 

Stay tuned! Next week there’ll be an update in donation incentives. I’ll give you a hint. You can drink out of them! 

IMPORTANT Address Correction

Apparently there was a mix-up somewhere between the written record and the actual box. Our address is 

Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410
Umatilla, FL 32784

Many, many apologies. I went off the paper the post office had printed as I thought I was mis-remembering, and then we return from vacation and it turns out the boxes don’t go that high and our key opens 2410. 

So, if your pennies get sent back to you I very much apologize. 

Pennies Update

We have a ticker now! It’s cute!

Thanks to the munchkin’s generous trading of pennies from his piggy bank for “silver coins” from my wallet we now have: 

658 US pennies
3 Canadian pennies (!)
and a 2 euro coin (which I forgot to say was found by Becca’s son)

This is our overall fundraising total which looks equally daunting:

Thank you to all of you who have said you’re going to be sending pennies so far! 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Catriona & Becca

Send Us Your Pennies!

So, here’s our big announcement!  In striving to make our cafe as nifty as humanly possible we’re customizing as much as we can. We have a friend who is going to paint a brilliant mural holding our menu board along the back wall and any other large walls we have. Each table and chair we purchase from Habitat, Goodwill or other local thrift places is going to be an individual work of art. Then thanks to pinterest we saw this:  

Source: https://www.floorstoyourhome.com/blog/2010/01/10-most-awesome-floors-ever-created/

And we just KNEW that the front of house HAS to have this floor! In the back we’re limited to special safety flooring and besides we’re the only one who get to see that. Out front where everyone could see we’d like to not only use pennies but penny sized coins from all around the world! 

The area we have to cover is approximately 32ft by 20ft, with an estimation of 260 pennies per square foot we’ll need about 169000 pennies to cover the floor!

Any extra U.S. pennies will be transferred to our building fund (or if you want to straight donate to that, that would be awesome too!) 

As of 7/19/12 we currently have…

658 US pennies
3 Canadian pennies
and a 2 euro cent.

So, only 168338 coins to go!

According to Wikipedia the U.S. penny is 19.05 mm (0.75 in) in diameter and 1.55 mm (0.061 in) thick. There are a variety of designs even for U.S. pennies and we’d love to get samples of each of them so we can make nifty patterns in our awesome floor ^_^. 

We’d love if you can contribute to our cafe by sending us your pennies, 2 euro cents or whatever other nifty low denomination coins you have around.

If you have some coins you’d like to send us please mail them to: 

Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410 
Umatilla, FL 32784 

We have found out if you’re in the US you can send 11 pennies for a first class stamp and 22 for 65 cents.

If you’re donating pennies and have a business or site to promote let us know when you send the pennies and we’ll list your site on our thank you page and the weekly round-up.

We’re trying to crowd-fund as much of our cafe as possible, click What We Need to see a list of the supplies we’re needing and what the donation money is going to fund.

Then if you’d like to donate a more substantial amount to our cafe, check out our store and you can get samples of our tea and advertising in return (we’re going to be adding other rewards over the next month once we sort out the details), or if you want to send us money just because you’re a generous and brilliant person donate via the sidebar on the main website or send via paypal to magicmondaycafe @gmail.com 

Please spread the word!

I’m hopeful that there are lots of wonderful people out there who would be willing to donate so that two ladies can realize their dream :) 

We plan for Magic Monday Cafe to have tasty treats and healthful foods and beverages to promote wellness while pampering the taste buds. You can read more about us on our website which is linked in various places in this post! 

We have the P.O. Box for the pennies!

Send your pennies to: 

Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410
Umatilla, FL 32784

As said before, when we receive and log pennies we’ll thank everyone in a weekly round-up post, and you’ll be listed on our website under a special section of the “Thank You” page.  

Pennies Update and Mug Question!

Already we’re feeling the love with regards the penny donations! Thank you SO MUCH everyone who has spoken about the pennies, volunteered pennies and so on. 

We’re intending to get a P.O. Box set up, but so far that hasn’t happened :( as we had some rather distracting mug-related issues today. We’re trying to test-paint up some mugs as we want to be able to give away tea sets and offer customized mugs for people as donation thank yous.

Our first batch of customization went horribly thanks to various mishaps. Sharpie mugs were baked and then baked again and still came off with a hard rub. I don’t know if we have the wrong kind of mugs, or the wrong sharpies. Tried glazing them, glaze rubbed the Sharpie designs off as well and just left a smudgy slightly shiny mess. Then we thought we’d cracked it with porcelaine 150 as those survived hand-washing but then one got put in the dishwasher by mistake and all we were left with of a three line quote and author was:  ”      a                     it                g.

BACK TO THE PENNIES, WOMAN!

YES. So, thanks again to everyone who has been signal boosting for us. We’ve had offers so far from several U.S. places, England and New Zealand :)

When the pennies come in we’ll thank all those who are sending them out, SO if you have a website that you’re linked to DO let us know and we’ll put you up on the “Thank yous” page and we’ll also thank you on the however-often-ly penny update we wind up doing. 

In the mean time I have mug try 3 curing on the shelf with the various tea supplies and here’s hoping baking the porcelaine then glazing the porcelaine and following those instructions will lead to something that can survive a bit longer. 

Would people still be interested in mugs if they’re hand-wash only? or even for purely display purposes?