Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Day was a huge hit!

I opened shop this month on a whim after a few friends suggested people would like to buy my cookies.  I put an ad on Facebook and opened an Etsy shoppe, and within 78 hours I had more than 30 dozen cookies ordered.  Wow!  Exciting but a little more ambitious than I expected!  Over the next couple of days, I got a few more orders, bringing my total baked to 530 cookies, each one packaged individually.  Let me say first that I had so much fun!  I worked very hard, but I never felt overwhelmed.  My mom and dad helped make it happen - they fed my children and watched over them for me, something I was not capable of doing while baking and decorating over 14 hours a day, 5 days in a row.  I was able to ship my cookies all over the country, and only 3 out of 78 arrived broken!  I got most of my orders from my fabulous, supportive co-workers.  I delivered more than 20 dozen to those great people! I couldn't have done it without the support of Jen, Justin and Christine, you are my cheerleaders!  Now to prepare for Easter and St. Patrick's Day!

Thanks everyone for supporting a new business!


  1. Beautiful, delicious, gorgeous, scrumptious ... not adequate words to describe these amazing cookies! LOVE these cookies!!! ~Ann

  2. Jen,

    Your cookies are wonderful! They taste just as good as they look! You have a flare for the exquisite.