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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  • vicky April 17, 2009 at 2:36 am

    love your pictures and your sweets look fabulous!

  • Kristen Larue April 17, 2009 at 4:08 am

    mmmm..i love lemongrass.

  • Sarah April 17, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Congrats guys! That’s an awesome milestone. Thanks for the giveaway!


  • Ava April 17, 2009 at 8:15 am

    thanks for offering your delicious goods! it makes my day anytime i eat it.

  • Brynna April 17, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Oooh, yum!

  • Zazenz April 17, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Congrats on the anniv! Looking forward to trying the new marshmallows!

  • Molly April 17, 2009 at 10:15 am

    homemade marshmallows – YUM!

  • david April 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

    congrats! you, your family and your business all rock !!!
    (rock candy, i mean)

  • Sherry April 17, 2009 at 10:49 am

    Congratulations on your first year of success, I feel they will just get better from here on……HARD WORK pays off! You guys deserve it! You are making the world a better place, one cookie at a time!!! Thanks so much for your lovely blog too!

  • Gabriel April 17, 2009 at 11:12 am

    ps. if you go to the flea on saturday check out the new store that dossier magazine is opening at 244 dekalb (clermont-vanderbilt) – a block away. 10% discount until the 24th if you ask for it.

  • Mel April 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats on your anniversary and I love reading your blog! I was I was in NYC so that I could stop by the flea!

  • Larisa April 17, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Congratulations! Love reading the blog and seeing your new creations!

  • Beth April 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Yeah for Whimsy and Spice! Love the blog, recipes, kids, and creative inspiration I get here every day. It’s like logging on to a little piece of beauty in the world.

  • Stacy April 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats! You guys have the most beautiful pictures…

  • Helen April 17, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve been following you guys since the beginning! Congratulations on all of your success and I absolutely love your blog.

    P.S. Your girls are adorable.

  • Momma O April 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    wow- 161 comments and growing.. anyhow- love the blog and your yummy treats!

  • Carly April 17, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    One year anniversary – congratulations!

    Would love to enter your drawing bc not only do we super love your sweet treats (and of course your BLOG)

    BUT has anyone else here tried the fab recipes poasted??? Wowzer – started with the red beets~lovelovelove the mac and cheese (which reheats perfectly)~the salmon~ and this weekend hope to try the shrimp/Ritz cracker coating!

    When we can’t decide what to prepare at night – we check here to see what Mark’s making! : )

  • sarah April 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    congratulations!! your business is so inspiring and your treats are so wonderful! thx for sharing!

  • juliana April 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    yay! will be there to check it out. i love what you because it looks so pretty and i am sure it’s yummy.

  • Regina D April 17, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Happy Birthday, love your etsy shop. I thought you had lots of great combinations of flavors. the Earl Grey Sandwich Cookies sound yummy.

  • Diana April 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats on your 1 year! I grew up in NYC so reading about your adventures in the city makes me homesick sometimes 🙂

  • Danielle April 17, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Happy Anny and congrats! My friend just received his box of goodies I sent from you guys and he *loved* them. He said his roommate had some of the biscotti and said to tell me to send more ASAP. lol 🙂 Keep up the yumtastic work!

  • Dominique April 17, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Congratulations on your Etsy anniversary! I came to this blog through Etsy, and I love your recipes and the beautiful pictures of your children. Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

  • Nhung April 17, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Congrats! I love your blog! Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  • Angie April 17, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Congratulations on a wonderful year!
    It has been a delight watching the evolution documented in this blog.

  • Kelly April 17, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Congrats! Hope many happy years to come!

  • Nancy April 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I love your blog and your girls are precious. I’m a native New Yorker living far away in California and your blogging about New York is wonderful! Thanks

  • SarahWJ April 18, 2009 at 6:55 am

    WOW! all that you have done in just ONE YEAR! amazing!
    I am dying to get to the Brooklyn Flea… my next NYC visit will surely be planned around it.
    To many more!…

  • Amanda April 18, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I’ve loved following your journey and watching your successful business unfold! Wishing you many more years to come!

  • Jennifer April 18, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!! You’ve got me hooked, so here’s to many more years to come!!! 🙂

  • sasha April 18, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations. I love reading this blog about all your journeys through life.The pictures of all your sweets help too!

  • sooki April 18, 2009 at 8:49 am

    happy anniversary!!! congrats to a successful sweet year. i enjoy reading your blog and seeing pics of your beautiful girls.

  • Kathy April 18, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Congrats, and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Amy April 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Congratualtions on your anniversary! I love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful pics. I look forward to reading for the next year!

  • The Six Six Sick Girls April 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Congrats, I will definitely stop by the booth at the Flea sometime to pick up some sweets!


  • Arin April 18, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Cool-I love any reason to celebrate-and this is a terrific one. Good luck with another year of success!!

  • kim April 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    HB. love all your photos, your food ideas, your story, how you dress and style your girls! (i bet if your hair was short like theirs- i heart their hairstyles- ppl would think you’re all sisters!).

    kim, an april birthday mom to 3 boys.

  • Emera April 19, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Ahhh, happy anniversary! (yup, I’m another lurker, but a devoted reader – I’ve read every one of your posts since I found your shop, and I love them all.) Congratulations!

  • Sue April 19, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Congratulations. I love your photos – everything looks gorgeous!

  • Raelena April 19, 2009 at 1:27 am


  • kng April 19, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Congrats on your first year!

  • Hannah Q. April 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Everything looks divine…I hope I win!

  • Doreen April 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm


  • Kate April 19, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Hi there! I am another Cooper grad who found your page via yet another Cooper grad (the author of the Happy Living design blog). Congratulations on your milestone! I love your blog.

  • Karin April 19, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Hiya! I read your blog everyday…but I can’t remember when I started reading. Anyways…congrats on the anniversary and the success you guys have had! I have tried a few of your cookies and they were awesome…I hope to try some of your other yummy treats very soon!

  • gizella April 19, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    i can’t remember how i found your blog, but it so inspiring. Its nice to see another young family out there being creative and making it the best they can. happy birthday!

  • chris April 20, 2009 at 9:22 am

    have loved your blog from day one!

  • Krista/DDSweets April 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Oh! I want to win! Congrats on your year on Etsy. It has been a FABULOUS one and you make us all jealous! Enjoy every minute!

  • Heather April 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Congrats! What a great accomplishment!

  • Sarah April 20, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Congrats on 1-year. I’ve become such a fan!

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