Happy New Year // 2022 Word of the Year

Happy New Year // 2022 Word of the Year

“New Year, New Me” as the quote goes. This time of year there can be so much pressure felt to be the “better” version of yourself. The one that reads more, works harder, works out every day. The one that is kinder, more patient, more relaxed. It is the time to set...

Meet Your Barista & Resident Plant Parent // Kallie

Meet Your Barista & Resident Plant Parent // Kallie

Kallie Schloemann, Barista, Roaster Boss, Plant Parent & Arborist extraordinaire, you have been such an incredible gift to us! With your warmth, attention to detail, careful nurturing of all of our plant babies and your kindness, you have worked your way into our...

Meet your Bartista // Karly Laskowski

Meet your Bartista // Karly Laskowski

Talented, organized, thoughtful, caring and kind, Karly is such a gift to our Live Oak staff and community. She is also very involved in the performing arts community as a director for youth theatre. An actress, singer, dancer and champion of others, Karly is a star!...

Meet Your Barista // Maija Wendt

Meet Maija! She is a ray of sunshine and a breath of fresh air to all she encounters. With her beautiful smile and her kind heart, she has been such a gift to our Live Oak Community! We have absolutely cherished her time here, she has left a mark on all of our hearts...

The Faces of Love

We absolutely love this community. The Arc of Midland holds a special place in our hearts. We love the way they care for, advocate for, include and provide opportunities to so many of these beautiful friends. Over the summer of 2020, we had the honor and privilege of...

Meet Your Barista // Meg Murphy

If you have ever had the delight of Meg Murphy serving your coffee, you know that she not only serves delicious coffee but also the most contagious and joyful smile. Meg is full of life and love. Meg has brought us so much happiness, hard work, kindness,...

Grief, Healing & Community

A year ago today our hearts were broken when my dear father-in-law lost a fast and furious battle to cancer. It was such a tender time for our family, diagnosis to death was less than 30 days… but we are so grateful we were given the gift of pausing time last...

Neighboring Week

Every week is neighboring week at Live Oak but we absolutely love taking a whole week to join our awesome community in intentionally celebrating all week long! Thank you to the Midland Area Community Foundation along with the Cultural Awareness Coalition for all of...

Who is Live Oak?

Who is Live Oak?  It is you & me working together to change the world through the simplicity of coffee & kindness one moment at a time. We are Live Oak and we are always better together. Live Oak is made up of incredible people, stories, hopes,...

Meet Your Barista // Joey Ott

Just as the seasons change, Live Oak is saying farewell to many students going on to Graduate School and new adventures. We have loved the opportunity to get to know Joey Ott! Always eager to help and serve wherever he was needed, we feel so grateful that he chose...

Artist Diaries // Jazzmyn Benitez

We love Jazz! Getting to know her and watch her blossom in not only her career as our Operations Manager but in her art! Jazz has been so generous with us by creating gorgeous and colorful murals on many of our walls within and around the Ashman Plaza AND within our...

Meet Your Barista // Kiersten Washburn

We sure have fallen in love with Kiersten. Her calm demeanor is so reassuring & peace-filled. Her genuine kindness, care & concern for others is inspiring. Her hard work and diligence has served so much of our community with not only Live Oak’s delicious baked...

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