Blog Latest News From Jeanne THE ROOT OF JOY IS GRATEFULNESS... Good Vibes I have a favorite ball cap. It’s got a little partial rainbow on the front and says beneath the rainbow, “Good Vibes.” My brother Jerome was hospitalized in early June. He had a lot going on medically, so the forecast for recovery was pretty grim. I would go to see him each day and learned […] Read More... Time to Stop being so Nice. Here we are! October 3rd marks 8 years of delivering CookieTexts. I tend to sit here at the keyboard around this time of year to reflect on the past 12 months. I still love my job. A highlight of the year was working at a Career Fair at John Tyler Elementary in Hampton in the […] Read More... 10 Rules for Asking a Small Business to Support Your Cause Nobody wants to talk about this. I don’t want to talk about this, but as Glennon Doyle says, “We can do hard things.” Before we discuss the do’s and don’ts of asking a small business to support your cause, let’s establish givens: A. I love my community. B. I am a giver by nature, so […] Read More... Where do you Draw the line on Delivery? Having a delivery business is a bit of a challenge. Where do we draw the lines? Are they set in stone? Our Southside delivery doesn’t always make sense to people. That’s because the website had to be set up by zip code. Either the zip code was in or out. For instance there’s a zip […] Read More... Coloring and Character “Can I please be excused? I have a lot of homework,” Eddie, my 15-year old, said at the dinner table. “Sure. Do you need any help with anything?” I replied. “Maybe some coloring…cutting.” “Okay,” I said, “I like coloring.” I don’t do my children’s homework. I’ve never filled in a blank, done a math problem, […] Read More... An inside look at Valentine’s day… Things went remarkably smoothly on Valentine’s Day. There were a few minor hiccups, and one driver racing to get some CookieTexts to a school before the final bell (my fault, not hers, I should have sent that order on another route), but considering the volume of orders we put out, it went smooth like…butter. Tuesday […] Read More... Can You Keep a Secret? A friend and customer called the other day to tell me how it occured to her that at Cookie Text we likely have lots of local gossip. I laughed…because it’s actually kind of true. There is a bit of secret-keeping that happens in our cookie kitchen, and I have to admit, it’s often fun to […] Read More... A Remarkable Year? I liken our 6th birthday to being awarded 2nd runner up. Sure it’s something, it’s just not…remarkable. I mean, 5 years in business felt like a landmark, but six? Six is just…six. My husband of 18 years and I split this past year. Now, that’s something remarkable. Significant. Life-changing. Personally, my year was remarkable. Professionally, honestly, it […] Read More... A Lesson in Creativity and Care Stories>Numbers Don’t tell my bookkeeper. I’m supposed to be pulling some numbers together for her. There is a long list of things I’d rather do than crunch numbers, so I will tell you this story instead: Things were busy in May for us in the CookieText kitchen, so this story has been on hold for […] Read More... Cookies and Contempt: A Bad Week Between a huge ruined batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, a chronically late employee, and no air conditioning, we simply couldn’t catch a break last week. Things I already knew: There is a HUGE difference between Baking Soda and Baking Powder. It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Most teenagers could sleep until noon if […] Read More... The Summer Slowdown It’s July. Our slow time. My hands stop moving and my brain begins to operate on overdrive: Why is it slow? We need consistency? What’s the magic bullet that’s going to make this business boom? Am I doing all I can? I have to be more organized. I’ll try ____ kind of marketing. All […] Read More... Socks as a Centerpiece and a Knife in the Box Decorating 101 I had a nice glass and iron candle holder in the center of the kitchen table. There was a pretty blue candle in it that pulled in the colors of the nearby furnishings. Now there is a basket of socks. My three teenage sons shower and then dress each morning in their respective […] Read More... 1 2 3 Next » Sign up to receive Cookie Text updates, special offers, and discounts... Email Address Please enter a valid email address. Sign Up! Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions. Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.