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!