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posted Dec 22, 2009, 3:42 PM by Unknown user

Welcome Marie Anakee! Marie is the founder/editor of, an online publication covering The Gift of Giving—what we gave, how we gave it and what'd we love.

Prior to launching in 2007 writer and artist Marie Anakee (not to be confused with Dr. Marie Miczak, a totally different person) authored the natural gift DIY books Secret Potions, Elixirs & Concoctions (Lotus Press), How Flowers Heal (Writers Club), and was a contributing editor at Suite101 from 1999 to 2005. After being diagnosed with Melanoma skin cancer in 2002, Marie embarked on a mission to practice positive thinking, make dreams a reality and share the good that comes of being thankful. Marie lives in the NYC area and splits her time between the city and the country.


posted Dec 22, 2009, 3:41 PM by Unknown user

All Cupcakes, all the time! Everything you ever wanted to know about cupcakes from a true cupcake fans! Nichelle Stephens, one of the founding editors for joins us for BeanChat for one sweet BeanChat!


posted Dec 22, 2009, 3:40 PM by Unknown user

The 99 cent Chef takes the haute out of cuisine, creating dishes for the people. He cook's with ingredients costing 99 cents, or less. He also ventures out to find great meal deals throughout Los Angeles. 

Billy's blog can be found at:


posted Dec 22, 2009, 3:39 PM by Unknown user

Gevalia is proud to announce guests Rebecca Hecking and Andrea Meyer for BeanChat this Thursday, December 3rd, at 10:00am EST.

Rebecca's blog can be found at:

Rebecca holds a BS in chemistry, and an MA in cultural studies/equity studies. In addition to writing, she is an adjunct professor of interdisciplinary science, and does her best to demystify ecological/science issues for her undergraduates.

Long time contributor to, she started her own blog on natural spirituality. Her first book on the subject will be released in 2010.

Rebecca will chat about connecting with nature to help cope with holiday stress and the overload of daily life.

Andrea's blog can be found at:

For 10 years Andrea was a film journalist in New York. She has contributed to publications such as Variety, Glamour, Interview and Time Out New York. She published her first novel, "Room for Love", in 2007.

She launched her blog in after a move from New York to Los Angeles and the birth of her son.

Her blog keeps her writing while also being immersed in her life as a mommy.

Among the topics we will be chatting with Andrea about on Beanchat will be the struggle to balance parenting with prefessional life.


posted Nov 24, 2009, 8:00 AM by Unknown user

This week's guest is Amber Oliver.

She runs two successful blogs:

For the Love of Coffee at
A Classic Housewife in a Modern World

Please join us for some outstanding conversation on the upcoming holidays, family life, and coffee!


posted Nov 24, 2009, 7:59 AM by Unknown user

Stacy Horn:

Author Stacy Horn's latest book is "Unbelievable: Investigations into Ghosts, Poltergeists, Telepathy, and Other Unseen Phenomena" from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory (Ecco/HarperCollins). Her previous books include, "The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City's Cold Case Squad", which was chosen as one of NPR's 2005 Summer Picks and received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publisher's Weekly, and Waiting for My Cats to Die: a morbid memoir.

In 1989, Stacy Horn founded Echo, a NYC-based online community whose members who log in everyday to talk about work, love, how hard life can be and what's on TV. Horn wrote about Echo and the internet in a book called, "Cyberville: Clicks, Culture and the Creation of an Online Town".

Horn grew up on Long Island, received her undergraduate degree in fine arts from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a graduate degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU.


posted Nov 24, 2009, 7:58 AM by Unknown user

Join us for a chat with award winning journalist Claudia Copquin.

She served as managing editor of Newsday's Long Island Weddings Magazine for ten years.

She is Senior Editor of the national bridal website, .

She is Associate Editor of Long Island Parent magazine, the region's top resource for moms and dads.

She is the author of the non-fiction book, "The Neighborhoods of Queens ," published by Yale University Press in 2007. The book was just re-released in paperback, and has been lauded by The New York Times, The Daily News, The New York Post and other local newspapers.

She now runs the very popular blog and is an active twitterer at


posted Nov 4, 2009, 7:44 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 4, 2009, 7:45 PM ]

Gevalia is proud to announce that Lindsey Chen will be our guest on BeanChat ( this week at 10am EST.

Beanchat is our weekly Twitter Chat. Create a Twitter account and follow Gevalia. Beanchat is easy to join and brings something for everyone.

Lindsey was the producer of a successful fashion and design show called She also runs a successful blog called


posted Oct 23, 2009, 12:28 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 23, 2009, 12:33 PM ]

Gevalia is proud to announce that Dee and Sharleen Smith will be our guests on BeanChat ( this week at 10am EST.

Beanchat is our weekly Twitter Chat. Create a Twitter account and follow Gevalia. Beanchat is easy to join and brings something for everyone.

Dee is a stay at home mom to her two year old boy Evan and her two month old girl Isabella. She left her management role to be able to enjoy her family and social life. She spends her free time testing out products for her family blog .

Sharleen Smith is the founder and designer at . She attended SVA for Communication and Graphic Design then went on to NYU where she secured her masters in interactive telecommunications. After working for Oxygen and USA networks she went on start her green commerce site.


posted Oct 19, 2009, 2:41 AM by Unknown user

Ariel Ferreira will be our guest on BeanChat ( this week.

Ari earned her BBA in International Business, Management and Marketing from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. During school... she worked with Experience Marketing managing promotional events for major auto manufacturers. Later, she moved to Chicago to experience the city and work in the design field. She interned and later worked in marketing and sales of Lana Jewelry where Ari helped with sponsored events and trunk shows, as well as creating an overall marketing strategy.

Ari now works for Local Motors ( where she can focus on her passions: people and design. Local Motors is pioneering efforts in manufacturing small numbers of cars in micro-factories profitably. Ari is working in all areas of marketing, community management and outreach for Local Motors.

This weeks BeanChat theme will be: Forget "shrink it an pink it" ( when it comes to designing products for women.

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