My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm a Cookie Baker...apparently! :o)

"When you're true to who you are and what your spirit is telling you to do, that truth will indeed set you free." (I have no idea who said this, but I have had it in my "book of important things" for at least 5-8 years, and happened to look at it today!)

Today was a great day. I got a call from my Auntie Val on Sunday evening that she had just spent the entire weekend with my Nana cleaning out their house. And let me tell you, their house was BAD! Nana is on steroids right now and has turned into my feisty old grandmother again. She has literally worked her little tail off cleaning out, organizing, throwing out, etc. every closet, cabinet, drawer, and room in her house. Then they called me. Auntie Val said that Nana and Papa agreed to let me come over and clean their house (now). SERIOUSLY? Yes, seriously! I couldn't wait for this morning to come! I know, I know, and yes, I was seriously excited to clean (which I love any ol' way you look at it, but c'mon people, this is my grandparent's house!).

I feverishly got to work while they went to breakfast. When Nana came home she yelled "My house! IT SPARKLES!" Awwww. Well of course it does Nana! Then she came over and kissed and hugged me. REAL kiss and a REAL hug! Not one of her famous "Nana kisses". For those of you who are looking for me, please just look up...I'm the one floating on that cloud up there. :o)

Then I stopped in by Dani and Carolyn at Three Sisters' Spirit to drop something off for them and in my sweaty cleaning clothes with customers buzzing in and out (busy morning!) Dani asked me to get my butt to baking and (at least) start making some cookies to sell out of their store. Now, I didn't tell you all this last week, but when I went (last week) and had my readings done by she and Carolyn (something you MUST do!!), I made a special treat for our coffee clutching...Crown cookies. I know right - crowns for the Queen and her Princess. Well, they were a big hit and I'm so excited about my creation (I promise to make a batch and take pictures to post). Well, today, Carolyn "dropped the cards" again, just to see what had come up since Friday, and I want you all to be clear and present (and possibly sitting) when you read this next paragraph.....

I am going to do it. The name of my cookie business will be called...COOKIE CONCOCTIONS. "You create 'em, We bake 'em"! And the premise is this: I will have certain "base batters" -- peanut butter, oatmeal, lemon, sugar, etc. and then you will choose one base and up to 3 items to mix in! For instance, let's say you want a lemon cookie with macadamia nuts and craisins or a chocolate chip cookie with walnuts and toffee bits. No problem...and in many cases, I can have them done for you in as little as an hour! HOW'S THAT?! I know, right?! No matter what, I love to bake and this is just another extension of being in that love for me. And I will always be a baker, so again, just an extension of what I already am. Cookie Concoctions...the home of the Original Cake Batter Cookies! Ma'an, I'm telling you, it's one "Hot Cookie"! :o) You can almost feel my joy through the screen can't you?

When I came home today, I opened my book of Moxie to see what God may be whispering to me today (after all the above excitement) and this is what "he" had to say to me..."Give me a place to stand and I can move the world" (Archimedes). Did I mention that Dani offered to let me "stand" in her store to sell my cookies? Did I mention that? I should. I should mention that. :o)

I feel raised up today. By my husband, my new friends, my old friends (I thought Kelly was going to jump through the phone), my mom, my daughters (holy crap are they giddy).

I feel free-r today. Seems that when you are true to your spirit and what she is telling you to do, the truth has set me free. Ahhhhhhh.

PS Merry Me, don't you want to come along for the ride? :o)


  1. How very exciting for you! I don't know this for sure, but I bet Qn Dani might have a bit of method behind her madness. A cookie stand in the store is just one step away from a coffee stand. I know she is a Starbuck's kind of girl, but I'm guessing if you make a cup of java really, really good, she'll follow you anywhere! Three Sister Spirit and Cookie Concoctions...a match made in heaven!

  2. So glad that you popped by today! And, so glad that the Universe works in its wonderful, mysterious ways...while you were getting what you were supposed to "get" from us, I "got" what I was supposed to get from you. So, thank you. I posted a blog today for the first time in two weeks, and I heard myself tell you just exactly what I needed to hear (funny how it seems to work out that way so often).

    It's absolutely awesome to feel the excitement coming straight up outta this page! See ya soon!

  3. ohhhh cookies!!!!!! oh yes....cookies.......

    if this gets big and you start sellin' off the internet, let me know and we'll spread the word!!!! move over mrs. fields!!! :)

  4. When I first decided to open a biz, everybody told me I had to have this 'n that and most importantly a "business plan."

    Which I did. And it went like this: "Why Not?"

    Seriously. Which got some shocked looks on faces, and head shaking and stuttering and a couple of "I hope you know what you're doing" comments in response.

    One of my greatest accomplishments is taking a couple steps past the fear and putting a foundation under the dream I had built.

    "If you build it, they will come."

    Each morning I give thanks for all those who have come into my life through the store.

    Like you, and your fantabulous cookies. Because you and I both know they're so much more than cookies....they are mounds of love in chewable form.

    ..."Give me a place to stand and I can move the world"

    You have a place to stand sister. Shine on Sally. Shine on.

    I mean, why not? (grin)

  5. Merry Me -- I can't wait for you to try the cookies AND the book "Moxie" is a little book of inspiration that Three Sisters' sells {isbn: 18883876641}.

    Carolyn -- You're welcome, you're beyond great, and thanks for pushing me down the rabbit hole - WITH YOU!

    Terri - my website will be up and running before May 1st and the first batch is on me! OH, and screw Debbie Auntie Lisa says you should never trust a skinny cook! :o)

    Queen Dani - what more can I possibly say to you, my new sister? I will Shine On! I will stand in a wonderful place! And I will move the world - thanks to you and how you have raised me up and shown me a circle of love!

  6. SO excited about this and I completely relate to the way you're feeling because, as you know, in just the past week I finally decided to take the plunge and start my photography business. And yes, I finally felt like ME again. I told Steve when I have that camera in my hand and I'm finding those perfect shots, I just feel overwhelmingly happy and yes, giddy! Why wouldn't I want to feel that way more often??

    I'm so glad you've finally decided to do something you love! Wishing you tons of success and happiness with this new venture!! :)