1 year anniversay on etsy and the return of the flea

April 16, 2009 |  Category:   the biz


It’s our Etsy anniversary which means that a year ago today we opened up shop for online orders. Etsy was initially supposed to be a temporary venue until we had our own website outfitted with e-commerce but it’s been so good to us that we’ve decided to keep it open. We quietly passed the day that we officially consider our first day of business, April 6th which was the first day of the Brooklyn Flea, but the Flea is returning this Saturday, April 18th to what it supposed to be warm and sunny weather. Last year at the inaugural opening, it was damn chilly and we froze our butts off, but it was such a memorable day. I still remember the very first sale that we made to our first customer not long after doors opened. I practically jumped up and down and hugged the poor unsuspecting guy. In related news, we had a nice mention in this New York Magazine article about food at the Flea.

So to celebrate this month of anniversaries we’re hosting a giveaway to our beloved blog readers. 2 people, chosen at random, will win their choice of 3 products or one of our Classic or Herbs & Spices gift boxes. Just leave a comment, any comment. Winners will be picked next Monday. **Note, my friend just reminded me that yes, the giveaway is only open to US folks – we are so sorry that international shipping isn’t cheaper or faster.

Oh, and yes, the lemongrass marshmallows are finally in the shops, new photos and all.

UPDATE: Winners announced! Many thanks to all who entered and congrats to our winners Jackie and Darleen!


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  • Emily April 16, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Hooray for one year! I love your goods and can’t wait to see you guys at the flea in May….

  • ruth April 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

    congrats!! i’m going to flea on saturday and i can’t wait to get some goodies~~ =)

  • rachel April 16, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I am definitely going to have to try the lemongrass marshmallows! They sound amazing!

  • Cindi T April 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations!!! I received my Etsy order on Monday and oh my they are so delicious. My mom is visiting next week so I would love to win this giveaway so she can try some of the yummy goodness.

  • modernemotive April 16, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Congratulations! You and Mark deserve all the success in the world. You’ve made amazing progress in just 1 year – very admirable.


  • Jodi B April 16, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Conrats on your anniversary! I have received one of your gift boxes and loved it so much I am giving them for Mother’s Day. Enjoy reading your blog and the great pics.

  • Cicada Studio April 16, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Congratulations! I remember seeing your shop and product hitting the Etsy marketplace and making a huge splash- and so well-deserved. Here’s to many many more years of yumminess and success!

  • emma assin April 16, 2009 at 11:40 am

    see you at the flea! i’ll be coming just for the marshmallows!! πŸ™‚ happy spring.

  • Amy April 16, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Woohoo! Congrats on year one. And best wishes for the next year, which I’m sure will bring all sorts of tasty things! Those lemongrass marshies sound delicious!

  • Tasha April 16, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Wahoo. I get a sugar high every time I look at your treats:)

  • kim Booth April 16, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Yes! I’ve been thinking about these cookies for so long.

    Congratulations on your anniversary! And thanks for the giveaway.

  • Lena Wang April 16, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Happy anniversary! What fun goodies you make. Hope to win some! πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie April 16, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Congratulations on your first year! Everything I have ordered from Whimsy & Spice has been so very delicious.

  • Mimie April 16, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Congrats!! I really love your marshmallows.. so yummy! and can’t get enough.. LOL… hope I win. ^__^

  • Rebekah April 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Congratulations! I still remember my first dulce de leche brownie from Whimsy & Spice – love at first bite! I can’t wait to see what the second year brings for you! Best wishes.

  • Naomi April 16, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Happy Birthday! Here’s to many more sweet and delicious days!

  • paula April 16, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Singing to you.


    all the best

  • shoofly April 16, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Congrats! I wish you many more successful years full of delicious goods to come!

  • Eboogie April 16, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Congrats on your anniversay!…I’m curretntly on a sugar hiatus and your site has helped me endure til my indulge date! I’m totally going to make an order and eat the goodies in moderation instead of eating everything all at once like I normally would! Moderation is key right???(awkward silence)

  • Maria April 16, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I wish you more success and happy surprises during your second year in business πŸ™‚ I love reading you blog.

  • Meghan April 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    ohhh lemongrass marshmellows sound soooo good! congrats on all your success thus far!

  • Kate April 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Congratulations!!! I am finally delurking to wish you well! I have been an avid reader since you started! Can’t believe it has been a whole year!!

  • jana April 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations; I love the story you told πŸ™‚ very cool.

  • pb&j April 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    i wish you much success in the next year!

  • Marichelle April 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Congratulations!! Thanks for giving me a reason to run that extra mile πŸ™‚

  • Perideau Designs April 16, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Oh to have those dulce espresso brownies. Congratulations on such a successful year and here is to many more! I’m so glad I’ve met you as you are an inspiration to all. Keep up the good work guys!

  • Mery April 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Congratulations on an amazing year!

  • Susan A April 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Congratulations! I recently purchased a gift box for a friend. And she and her husband loved it. Keep up the good work.

  • vana April 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    congrats Jenna! Here is to many more years…

  • Omi April 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Happy Anniversary!!! Pick me please!

  • InkSpot Workshop April 16, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    SWEET-congratulations to you! I’m so glad I found you because my mornings seriously would not be the same without your biscotti and marshmellows in my coffee. I can’t wait to try the new lemongrass flavor. Keep up the wonderous work and looking forward to many more birhday wishes

  • Lani April 16, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Does it seem like a year? Or 5 years? Or just days? It seems forever ago to me. Good luck tomorrow at the Flea…it should be a great day and I wish I was there to celebrate.

  • Meghann April 16, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Congrats! I check your blog daily and am so excited for your success.

  • Muneeba April 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm


  • paige April 16, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve been on the Engine 2 detox plan for the last month (vegan plus no added sugar/salt/etc) which is essentially my worst nightmare. Every day I read your blog and drool over the things that I’ll get to finally eat again (in moderation, of course) on Tuesday. The countdown begins! Congrats on a very eventful year. We appreciate you sharing with us.

  • MichelleV April 16, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Just found your store and blog – congrats. I need to order some of those earl grey cookies……maybe I can win them!

  • EL April 16, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Congrats on making it through your first year!

  • Angela April 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    What a fantastic year! It’s a pleasure to read your blog and I just love the unique treats that you offer.

  • Nancy April 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    That year went fast. I read your blog daily and have enjoyed several of your items on Etsy. I hope your success continues.

  • Alicia April 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    That’s so great! You guys have had an amazing year. A business model to aspire to.

  • Sandy April 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Congratulations on your first year of success! I’d love to win your goodies. Pick me please!

  • Carrie Davis April 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Congrats! Just found you via Twitter – and I have enjoyed following you since!

  • ErinTimColin April 16, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I am so proud of you guys!!!! Best wishes to many more successful and YUMMY years!

  • Milly April 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Jennifer April 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Look at all these comments! Best wishes for continued success. Your products are so delicious and you are so innovative in your marketing and new product ideas that I know you will go far.

  • Chery April 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I love your goodies and hope to win some :).

  • jennifer April 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations on such a successful year. The second is sure to be even better : )

  • gabrielle April 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    a year already?!? congrats on your anniversary – everything looks so tasty!

  • Sarah April 16, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I love your blog and all your treats look lovely. Please keep writing and taking pictures!

  • Joni April 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Pick me! Pick me!!

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