Saturday, December 6, 2008

Move over Sarah Lee...There's a new kid in town!

Tomorrow is my GRAND OPENING for my new Etsy shop, Laura Lee's Tasty Treats. I am totally excited yet totally nervous at the same time. Two shops, a family to take care of (including all my four legged kids and one "fishy" kid), and a house to keep in order. But I have met several wonderful people who have multiple shops and still succeed with their businesses and their family. I guess it just wouldn't be right if I didn't get that nervous tickle, right?

I have some incredibly wonderful friends who had agreed to be my taste testers. They went above and beyond just tasting, they even shared with others! It was important to me that I shipped these to different locations to research the USPS mail time and, quite frankly, their "handling" practices. It was also important for me to know the consistency of the product once it arrived. So, to these fine friends, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and would like to present you with an award- the LAURA LEE'S TASTE BUD AWARD . And the winners are (envelop please...)

1. Mana Moon (also includes Sharon's son Josh her fabulous hubby D)
2. Angie Kelly Designs (also includes her fabdabulous hubby Dan)
3. Heart of A Cowgirl (she should be getting them today)
4. Hey Harriet (this wonderful young lady is a trooper! She is test tasting all the way from Australia!)

Thank you all so very much. Your feedback, good or bad, is a blessing :-)

I have another thank you for Mana Moon Graphics. I gave Sharon some colors and a "thought" of what I wanted for my banner & avatar, what she came back with just blew me off my feet! There was no adjusting (OK, maybe the name was changed since the original was too long for Etsy). The colors are perfect, everything is perfect. Thank you so much Sharon for a beautiful banner :-) I am going to be the hottest bakery on Etsy :-D

And last but not least, a big thank you to all of my friends and family for the support and your belief in me...that is really all I need to be successful ;-)

Well, that is it my friends. Don't forget to stop by my shop tomorrow and check it out. PLEASE keep in mind that since I am just now opening, I will not have all my items listed. I still have more baking to do so I can get more pictures! Anyone hungry?? HAHAHAHA!

Hugs galore,

Laura &


Hey Harriet said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the opening of your new store! It's going to be a huge great success! I'm so looking forward to the treats arriving for me to sample as part of my secret undercover taste-testing assignment. Oh, it's not actually a secret undercover assignment but I like to be dramatic sometimes...

Can't believe you are passing along an award to me for sampling your baked goodies! This assignment just gets better & better! Thanks heaps for the cute award. I was planning on posting on Wednesday about the other award you gave me, so now I can mention this new one as well. Cool!

Hope you're having a good weekend my friend! Busily baking I imagine :)

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Hey there! I can't help but laugh...I just left a comment on your post! HAHAHAHA! Aawwwe, we were thinking of each other :-)

Thank you for the congrast and your treats should be there really soon. I hope they hold up ;-)

Angie Kelly Designs said...

I am SOOO stinkin proud of you for doing this!! One shop is enough for me, so I can't imagine having 2. Eek! You're gonna do great! Thanks for the Taste Bud Award!! ♥ Would you believe I'm actually craving some of those chocolate chip cookies this morning? LOL!!
Have a wonderful weekend Laura Lee :o) I'll pop in tomorrow (busy getting ready for the husband's christmas party tonight) And will be placing an order with you VERY soon!! much love & hugs!! ♥

manamoon said...

Oh Laura, I'm SOOOO excited for you and loved this posting!! I know you'll do great and with the opening tomorrow that means I have less than 24 hours to finish our goodies so I can buy more, OH wait, there's time for shipping, phew! :D

Best of luck to you sweet friend and thank you SO much for the award!! Easiest one I ever received, hah! I'll post it proudly on my blog with a link to your shop. ;-)

Josh said...

Hey Laura! I've "mentioned" you in my latest blog! Why don't you check it out!

Rosebud Collection said...

I wish you all the best on your new venture..I know you will do well..Best of luck to a wonderful person..

D said...

Congrats on the new shop. Hope all goes well, as I am sure it will. Especially with the quality and taste of food you make!!!

Rocki said...

Welcome to the multiple shop family!

Congratulations Laura and I wish you much success with this shop as well!

Your sister :)

Any Occasion Boutique said...

Thank you everyone!!!! I am so sorry I have been "missing" from the spotlight. I have received 5 orders within the first two days of opening plus still baking like crazy to post new items ;-)

You all are sooo wonderful to me :-D