Latest News From Jeanne THE ROOT OF JOY IS GRATEFULNESS... An inside look at Valentine’s day… Things went remarkably smoothly on Valentine’s Day. There were a few minor hiccups, and one driver racing to get some CookieTexts to a school before the final bell (my fault, not hers, I should have sent that order on another route), but considering the volume of orders we put out, it went smooth like…butter. Tuesday […] Read More... Can You Keep a Secret? A friend and customer called the other day to tell me how it occured to her that at Cookie Text we likely have lots of local gossip. I laughed…because it’s actually kind of true. There is a bit of secret-keeping that happens in our cookie kitchen, and I have to admit, it’s often fun to […] Read More... A Remarkable Year? I liken our 6th birthday to being awarded 2nd runner up. Sure it’s something, it’s just not…remarkable. I mean, 5 years in business felt like a landmark, but six? Six is just…six. My husband of 18 years and I split this past year. Now, that’s something remarkable. Significant. Life-changing. Personally, my year was remarkable. Professionally, honestly, it […] Read More... A Lesson in Creativity and Care Stories>Numbers Don’t tell my bookkeeper. I’m supposed to be pulling some numbers together for her. There is a long list of things I’d rather do than crunch numbers, so I will tell you this story instead: Things were busy in May for us in the CookieText kitchen, so this story has been on hold for […] Read More... Cookies and Contempt: A Bad Week Between a huge ruined batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, a chronically late employee, and no air conditioning, we simply couldn’t catch a break last week. Things I already knew: There is a HUGE difference between Baking Soda and Baking Powder. It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Most teenagers could sleep until noon if […] Read More... The Summer Slowdown It’s July. Our slow time. My hands stop moving and my brain begins to operate on overdrive: Why is it slow? We need consistency? What’s the magic bullet that’s going to make this business boom? Am I doing all I can? I have to be more organized. I’ll try ____ kind of marketing. All […] Read More... Socks as a Centerpiece and a Knife in the Box Decorating 101 I had a nice glass and iron candle holder in the center of the kitchen table. There was a pretty blue candle in it that pulled in the colors of the nearby furnishings. Now there is a basket of socks. My three teenage sons shower and then dress each morning in their respective […] Read More... Inspiration and Influence Forgive the manner of solicitation, it’s my speculation that the #hamildocPBS has got me wrought with inspiration and I’m inclined to write in rap and rhyme. I try not to be an imposition I hope you understand this vision that blinds me into asking for your help. I’m needing your opinion to influence the decision of […] Read More... A Change at Cookie Text “Ain’t nothin’ gonna break my stride, nobody gonna slow me down, I got to keep on movin’,” that’s a pretty accurate description about how I feel about Cookie Text right now. Though if you know that song reference, you’ve just revealed that you are as old as I am. For those that are unfamiliar with […] Read More... Why Coupons are so 2013… When we launched CookieText.com in 2011, we sent out discounts and coupons with almost every email. Like most people that start a business or introduce a product, we wanted to sell our stuff. We wanted people to try our stuff. We wanted people to like our stuff. When you’re just starting out it seems like […] Read More... CookieText’s Guide to Launching Your Business Though I concede that I’ve not yet built a Mrs. Fields-type cookie empire, I have learned a lot about small business in the four years since I launched CookieText. Since most of the wisdom out there comes from what seem to be unreachable big-wigs, I thought I’d give you the from ‘someone you might know’ perspective […] Read More... Some People are Meant to be Connected It Started with a Dream The dream of a little cookie business. And the need for a website. When I was very young my parents had some very good friends…Mr. and Mrs. Mayer lived in what is known as the Fox Hill section of Hampton…long before Willow Oaks Mall or Barron Elementary. Barron sits on some […] Read More... 1 2 3 Next » Sign up to receive Cookie Text updates, special offers, and discounts... Please enter a valid email address. Sign Up! Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again. Please log in to edit your information.