everyday is a little bit better + we survived etsy

June 14, 2010 |  Category:   life the biz

Birthday parties, Brooklyn block parties, a family visit, and a trip to the new Pier 6 playground at Brooklyn Bridge Park that was cut short by rain. I think we spent more time on the B63 bus getting there than we spent at the actual playground seeing as we had to turn around and get right back on the bus after feeling the first couple of rain drops 20 minutes in.

I’m on my way to feeling almost normal again. I’m finally able to eat and we had a really nice week long visit with Mark’s mom. Mark’s been working long hours every day since our Etsy feature last weekend getting all those orders out and miraculously, even with all the orders that came in (and there were more than we’ve ever had), they all went out within a few days. We’ve even had 2nd orders from new customers already. But you know what? It wasn’t crazy or painful or overwhelming and Mark pretty much handled it entirely himself (how does he do it??). Maybe we’re getting better and faster at this. I remember in our first year feeling totally killed by Daily Candy, Mother’s Day, and the holidays. It was quite literally, painful, and I wondered how long we could last packing cookies late into the night…for how long?

We’ve got a busy next few days pushing Father’s Day orders out (this year is the first year Father’s Day gifts have outnumbered Mother’s Day gifts!), but we’ve got it all under control.

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  • Adele @ modernemotive June 14, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Glad to hear things are getting better. I think perhaps too often we feel apologetic for being in a “dark place” or whatever you want to call it. But sometimes we just have to. It’s good for us.

    Good on you both for handling all the Etsy orders. I can only imagine the chaos it brings to your home.

  • diamondkelt June 14, 2010 at 7:56 am

    It means you’re getting good at what you do and you’ve found that “groove” 🙂 Glad to hear you pulled off your Etsy featured without hiccups!

  • Sos June 14, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Yippy! Kudos for that and many more peaceful under-control days to follow:)

  • Annie From Seattle June 14, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Can we call it cookie stamina?

  • alexandra June 14, 2010 at 10:26 am

    i’m glad everything is getting better. you’re all amazing, never forget that. *

  • Lani June 14, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I was just telling Lara how much of a difference this last week was compared to the first Big Week. It was like a well-oiled machine this time. Amazing how much Mark gets done. Good job, both of you!

  • Jane June 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I agree! Sometimes we feel guilty for not always being happy or in control of everything, when we’re really all just regular people doing the best we can in situations we can’t always control. Being anxious, being happy, being angry, being hopeful, are all natural emotions and states of being, and as long as we keep learning and trying, every stage in life can be meaningful in some way, right?

  • bronwyn June 15, 2010 at 7:43 am

    It is very encouraging to think that we actually get better at the things we do the longer we do them. I love the look of the block parties. I wish we had them in San Francisco.

  • ariel June 15, 2010 at 9:08 am

    So so glad to hear that things are looking up! 🙂

  • DOTS June 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    we loved your featured seller post 🙂 how exciting for you. We keep crossing our fingers waiting for the etsy call…one day… and then we can share in your “OMGness” Glad you’re seeing light…

  • c June 16, 2010 at 12:46 am

    that cupcake looks like the tastiest thing in the world and i want to grab it out of the picture and chomped it down my throat.