Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Google Checkout and JAVA & Co.

JAVA & Co. wants your online shopping experience to be secure, smooth and seamless from ordering, through payment processing and through the arrival of your specialty food gift. Google Checkout has been added to our online ordering as another secure payment choice for credit card transactions.

Paypal will still be available for those who prefer Paypal, but we felt it was necessary to offer another secure credit card payment option. At checkout, guests are re-directed from JAVA & Co. to the credit card processing sites. JAVA & Co., never sees, stores or has access to guests' credit card information.

Guests order their favorite specialty food product from JAVA & Co.'s site, which is also secured with SSL Certification. JAVA & Co. receives payment. And guests' have comfort knowing their credit card information was entered on a trusted processing site (Google or Paypal).

Thank you for shopping with us this holiday season. We know you have many choices and we thank you for choosing JAVA & Co.!

Happy Holidays!

Brian & Jamie Knoll, Founders

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Angela Thompson, owner of Parkside Cottage in Henry, Illinois had the best of ideas when she custom built, hand decorated and hand tooled a splendid holiday Gingerbread House for the sole purpose of raising funds for the local Food Pantry. She is beaming with Christmas spirit, and like so many, remembers the reason for the holiday season.

Three weeks to complete, two stories of delight - and yes, lit from within - with smokestacks, snow drifts, many gumdrops, graham crackers and icing later (not to mention the charming gingerbread man fence). This once edible house has been in the front display window of her Sweet and Gift Shop enticing customers to buy a ticket for not only the chance to win this incredible creation, but also donate to a worthy and local cause.

So don't delay...stop by her shop (open Tuesday - Friday 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to 3 pm) and purchase your own ticket or tickets. Be prepared, Angela may also entice you with free samples of homemade fudge, "old-fashioned" candies or handmade caramel turtles.

WHAT: Sign up to WIN a Gingerbread House!

COST: $1 per Ticket or $5 for six Tickets. All ticket proceeds go to the local Henry Food Pantry.

WHERE: Parkside Cottage Sweet & Gift Shop (309-364-3075) on Central Park in Henry, Illinois.

WHEN: NOW through December 19th, 2008. Winner will be drawn on Saturday, December 20th!

Merry Christmas!

-Jamie Knoll