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Cookies at College

A Mom-trepreneur Perspective Though we didn’t launch Cookie Text specifically as a college-student service, we are in close proximity to four Universities (ODU, CNU, W&M, HamptonU). As we’ve built our brand and gotten our footing, we’ve done what we can to reach out to parents of these schools to let them know we can provide […]

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My Dip in the Shark Tank

Sidewalk Camping I won’t sleep on the sidewalk for just anything. I do have standards, you know. But sleep on the sidewalk I did. Right between the couple with the neoprene lunch boxes that convert into placemats and the lady with the pop-top jewelry. The couple to my left had flown up from Miami. They […]

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Facebook or Forcebook?

A small business perspective. About 8 years ago I caught my UVA niece checking her Facebook page. “What’s Facebook?” I asked. “It’s kind of like MySpace, but geared toward College. It helps you connect with people,” she said (in my loose memory of the conversation). Shortly thereafter, I started an account. I remember it was […]

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Little Victory

I had to shut down the shop and farm my boys out to friends last week. We moved the daughter/niece to Atlanta for her first real job. It was a quick trip, so it didn’t make sense to throw the boys in the car for 20 hours round trip when the hang-time in Atlanta was […]

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Struggle or Success?

I read a quote by former NBA player Chris Herren recently. He said that more people were impressed with his sobriety following addiction than his amazing career as a Denver Nugget and Boston Celtic. Herren said people identify more closely with struggle than with success. It got me thinking…I’ve always tried to put Cookie Text’s […]

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It’s a Small World

Late Friday Night It’s Friday evening and my business line rings with a call from Texas. “Good evening, this is Jeanne,” see, since it’s my cell and my business phone, I answer any unknown calls like that. “Hi,” says a slightly strained voice, “is this the bakery?” “Yes, this is Cookie Text,” I reply. “First […]

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Can you make a $5 cookie cake?

Prologue:   Since this blog was originally published we’ve gained some fans and some readers…we thought it was worth re-visiting, especially since the Juggle for Hunger event is tomorrow at CNU. Read through to the epilogue for what’s changed since this post…;)    I lost both of my parents at a fairly young age, so […]

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