Latest News From Jeanne THE ROOT OF JOY IS GRATEFULNESS... My Dip in the Shark Tank Sidewalk Camping I won’t sleep on the sidewalk for just anything. I do have standards, you know. But sleep on the sidewalk I did. Right between the couple with the neoprene lunch boxes that convert into placemats and the lady with the pop-top jewelry. The couple to my left had flown up from Miami. They […] Read More... Facebook or Forcebook? A small business perspective. About 8 years ago I caught my UVA niece checking her Facebook page. “What’s Facebook?” I asked. “It’s kind of like MySpace, but geared toward College. It helps you connect with people,” she said (in my loose memory of the conversation). Shortly thereafter, I started an account. I remember it was […] Read More... Little Victory I had to shut down the shop and farm my boys out to friends last week. We moved the daughter/niece to Atlanta for her first real job. It was a quick trip, so it didn’t make sense to throw the boys in the car for 20 hours round trip when the hang-time in Atlanta was […] Read More... Struggle or Success? I read a quote by former NBA player Chris Herren recently. He said that more people were impressed with his sobriety following addiction than his amazing career as a Denver Nugget and Boston Celtic. Herren said people identify more closely with struggle than with success. It got me thinking…I’ve always tried to put Cookie Text’s […] Read More... It’s a Small World Late Friday Night It’s Friday evening and my business line rings with a call from Texas. “Good evening, this is Jeanne,” see, since it’s my cell and my business phone, I answer any unknown calls like that. “Hi,” says a slightly strained voice, “is this the bakery?” “Yes, this is Cookie Text,” I reply. “First […] Read More... Can you make a $5 cookie cake? Prologue: Since this blog was originally published we’ve gained some fans and some readers…we thought it was worth re-visiting, especially since the Juggle for Hunger event is tomorrow at CNU. Read through to the epilogue for what’s changed since this post…;) I lost both of my parents at a fairly young age, so […] Read More... « Previous 1 2 3 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.