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Fall Sale (and a little catch up)

Fall Sale (and a little catch up)

September 12, 2016 |  Category:   the biz

We've been back from the West Coast for a week and trying to get our bearings as school begins and we get ready for the busy Fall season. There are so many photos and thoughts I want to post from our trip, but now that the heavy humidity and heat from the past few days have lifted, it seems like a good time to announce a Fall sale. The air feels so fresh and cool this morning! And it feels like cookie season again. Pumpkin Ginger Sandwich Cookies are back in the shop, but only for a few months. Take 20% off your entire order on either our website or our Etsy shop until… CONTINUE READING

Bourbon marshmallows and a Father’s Day pre-sale

Bourbon marshmallows and a Father’s Day pre-sale

May 28, 2016 |  Category:   the biz

We're mixing things up with our Father's Day Gift Box this year with bourbon marshmallows made with Marker's Mark bourbon. It's a bit of a change from the chocolate stout beer marshmallows we've been making for the past few years. What other goodies are inside the box? Double chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips and smoked sea salt. And if you order early this Memorial Day weekend, enjoy $5 off. No coupon code needed - the sale price is marked. … CONTINUE READING

Mother’s Day and new places to connect

Mother’s Day and new places to connect

April 17, 2016 |  Category:   the biz

The weather is finally warm here in NYC and this reminds us that Mother's Day is right around the corner. If you aren't signed up for our mailing list, join for an exclusive sale code that we'll be sending to our email subscribers Monday for Mother's Day gifts (we don't send very many emails, only sale codes, promise!). After experimenting with live streaming for a year on Meerkat and Periscope, we're trying out Facebook Live. If you like us on Facebook, you'll be able to see our livestream in your feed (well, depending on the FB algorithms). We hope to do more broadcasts from markets and the kitchen, as well as interesting places and… CONTINUE READING

February, and not standing still

February, and not standing still

February 1, 2016 |  Category:   life the biz

The first month of the year is now filed away in the history books. Hello February. It’s now time to get serious about 2016. Valentine’s Day always sneaks up so quickly behind the holidays, as far as the business goes. Our ordering deadline is this Saturday, the 6th. We have a limited number of hot chocolate and marshmallow heart gift boxes and our Little Box of Valentine’s Day Cookies are back too. The cookies may vary a bit each year, but this sweet little box is always among my favorites. So it was right around this time last year that I wrote about my intentions to return my attention back to the business. Well, that didn’t happen. 2015 derailed me… CONTINUE READING

the holiday season, a new cookie and a sale

the holiday season, a new cookie and a sale

November 29, 2015 |  Category:   holidays the biz

Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family, food and laughter. Ours was! But now that the long weekend is over, I can start to think about Christmas (no overlapping of holidays allowed in our house!). To celebrate the season, Small Biz Saturday, Cyber Monday and all that jazz, we’ve been having a sale all weekend (and if you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, please consider doing so because we have exclusive sales only for our newsletter subscribers). Use code SMALLBIZSAT for 15% off everything on our website, good till the end of the day Monday, so there’s still time. Also on the biz front, we have a new cookie just for the holidays. Classic, crunchy chocolate chip cookies with… CONTINUE READING

2016 Year in Food and NY Calender

2016 Year in Food and NY Calender

October 20, 2015 |  Category:   life photography the biz

UPDATE: The NY Calendar is now available in the shop. Is it calendar time already? Apparently, yes! I have to admit, I get anxious around Labor Day when I start seeing calendars in shop windows and all over my social media channels. I don't think I'll ever get it together to release my calendars that early, but the Year in Food Calendar is now in the shop. Now if we can slow time a little bit... … CONTINUE READING

a new website, and some thoughts on web design

a new website, and some thoughts on web design

June 6, 2015 |  Category:   art + design the biz

It’s a full year later than when we originally intended to launch a new site, but it’s now live. Since Google announced about a month ago that it’ll rank mobile-friendly sites higher in search results, it was critical to do so (I need to get this blog on the mobile-friendly program soon too). Our old site was already suffering from poor SEO due to some of the typographic design decisions I implemented when we launched that site years ago that have since made it outdated as far as SEO goes, so now that we’re back on the search results grid, I’m looking forward to the challenge of getting our site to rank higher for certain keywords. I think this new… CONTINUE READING

Mother’s Day Pre-sale

Mother’s Day Pre-sale

April 20, 2015 |  Category:   the biz

We had our first 80 degree day on Saturday, shed our jackets, put sandals on and promptly complained about how hot it was, ha! The truth is, the warm weather was a little too soon. We’re still getting used to this Spring weather and we’d like to enjoy it a little longer.   Which brings us to Mother’s Day which is only 3 weeks away (this year, I tell ya. Where is the time going?). We’re having a little Mother’s Day Gift Box Pre-sale till Tuesday – 15% off if you order early.   Hope your weekend was a great one. Ours could have gone better, but Mark had a killer day at Smorgasburg on Sunday so it ended well.… CONTINUE READING

This Year’s Valentines, and looking ahead

This Year’s Valentines, and looking ahead

January 23, 2015 |  Category:   the biz

I always look forward to the reappearance of these sunny Rosemary Meyer Lemon sandwich cookies at Valentine’s Day. It’s easy to forget that citrus is a winter fruit, but this is a good thing, right? When we need the sunniness of citrus the most. We also brought back the Pink Peppercorn Red Currant Linzer Cookies from years ago. But the real story here is that I had some fun styling the cookies and hot chocolate over the course of 2 days.   I don’t love food styling. Sometimes I don’t have the patience for it (or a well endowed prop closet which really helps) and taking photos always takes a lot longer than you think, but recently I’ve taken on… CONTINUE READING

The Calm and reflections on the biz

The Calm and reflections on the biz

December 19, 2014 |  Category:   life the biz

That first day after the holiday rush is over is both a relief and a strange letdown. It’s fairly hard to explain because it’s such a weird mix of feelings and I wonder if other business owners feel the same way. I walked around all day yesterday in a haze – this after getting excited the night before about wrapping up another holiday and thinking about all the business related projects I want to get started. I think it’s a combination of not knowing initially what to do with myself and the crash from a high. But it’s done, another holiday done!   Next year is the year I turn my focus back on the business; we have plans –… CONTINUE READING

it ain’t the holidays until you’re slammed

it ain’t the holidays until you’re slammed

December 9, 2014 |  Category:   life the biz

This is our 7th holiday season. It hasn’t exactly been the kind of craziness where we’re running like chickens with our heads cut off or pulling our hair out in stress. Not yet anyway, but we did feel some of that holiday stress tonight. It’s always hard to gauge what kind of December we’ll have – order volumes change from year to year (and with it our sanity level), but every year proves to be a little different no matter how prepared you think you are for it.   I went back on the blog yesterday and read over the entries around the holidays, all the way back to our first in business. It’s something I like to do every… CONTINUE READING

2015 New York Calendar

2015 New York Calendar

November 13, 2014 |  Category:   photography the biz

This year’s calendar just be my favorite NYC calendar yet! I’ve used a different paper stock that is 100% post-consumer recycled paper and the weight of the paper is thicker than the stock used in years past. The calendars are available here and here.   The holiday season is already here as far as cookie production goes. Mark’s been super busy in the kitchen churning out massive amounts of cookies for our retailers and wholesale accounts who are stocking up for the holidays. We haven’t yet set our holiday ordering deadline since we’re still weighing production schedules, but it’ll most likely be around the 11th of December. You can always order anytime up until the deadline and specify that it’s… CONTINUE READING

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