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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring treat fail

I found the cutest pan at JoAnns the other day and thought I would be able to make these super cute treats to sell in my store.

Marshmallows are difficult to work with cleanly. :) Shocking, I know. The caramel didn't show the shape very well, and my decorating skills seem to be lacking. :)

Take a look ~

This last picture is of some smore brownies before they went in the oven.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Need a jump start

It feels like the business has flat lined alittle. I tried to get it going with some valentines candy. That didn't seem to work. The candy didn't even get picked to be featured. I was alittle bummed about that. Now, I am working on some spring/Easter stuff to see if that will help.

I was able to post a new listing yesterday for a layered candy. We will see how that goes. I might have to lower the price a little. That seems to be an issue. Handmade stuff is more expensive then the big company stuff. It's better of course, but pricey. :)

I have offered sales, but they seem to go un noticed. I am going to start looking a better ways to promote the business. I am going to be in the sample village boxes In April and May. I hope that helps.

Feeling a little blah about it all. :) Off to do some chocolate work. Hopefully will have some good pics later!

Monday, February 13, 2012


It is alittle early, but as I live in the Pacific Northwest, I am starting now. My son and I have started planting seeds to start inside for our garden.

These are brussell sprouts! I am excited for the tomatos to sprout. We are planting popcorn tomorrow! Will post more pics as they come!

new packaging

Here are a few samples of my new packaging. I got the size down, but now I have to perfect the label. I have a few good ideas and lots of stuff to work with. Thank heavens I am a scrapbooker.

Any suggestions? Leave me a comment!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentines Day

I ordered cookies decorated like the band KISS for my boyfriend from one of my fellow shop owners. I can't wait to get them. I will definately post pictures.

I am also sending the boyfriend and the step kid to IFly for valentines day. Indoor skydiving, perfect for this area, with all the rain. :)

I hope to have pictures next week. Happy Valentines day all!!