Latest News From Jeanne THE ROOT OF JOY IS GRATEFULNESS... Coloring and Character “Can I please be excused? I have a lot of homework,” Eddie, my 15-year old, said at the dinner table. “Sure. Do you need any help with anything?” I replied. “Maybe some coloring…cutting.” “Okay,” I said, “I like coloring.” I don’t do my children’s homework. I’ve never filled in a blank, done a math problem, […] Read More... 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... 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.