Monday, July 27, 2009

Loaves of Joy

As some of you know, I have begun a small (very small) business called "Loaves of Joy". It is going pretty well. My goal is to never go a week without making a sale.  However, I have a difficult time "marketing" myself. I never want to make people feel like they need to support me, but I enjoy baking and its a way of bringing in some extra money without "going" to work.
So if you have any ideas on how to get the bread 'out there', please let me know. Some things that have been suggested are:
  • local craft shows or booths
  • local restraunts
  • hospital
  • churches
I think the hospital thing could be a ministry idea. Maybe selling it a nurses lounge area, then building relationships with women at the hospital and being aware of people in need. So that i would have a way of knowing who I should GIVE some of the bread to.
I must ask myself if i could take on some of the things listed above with a new baby arriving and the answer is no. I need to be able to bake at home and deliver when the customer needs it. A Pre-order plan is best for me, especially right now. So any suggestions on where to take a sample loaf and pre-order form would be VERY helpful!
Pre-Order Form
Sample Loaf
Loaves ready to sell.
Fresh out of the oven.

Brennan's Pastimes

I thought i might should make several posts of little Brennan before the new baby gets all the camera time..He brings such joy to my heart!!!
Here he is playing in his toy box-a large amount of time is spent taking the toys OUT. He is working on putting them back up!
And a favorite pastime is feeding Bailey. For awhile there HE was eating her food. Now at least he knows to give it to her. However, she is not always as hungry as he thinks she should be.
Here he is playing sweetly in his room while i do some chores..

Check out our little man chillin' in the sun.
This is his new little baby pool.

His favorite pastime---EATING!

I was working on my toenails and fingernails.  Brennan got in the cotton balls. His daddy would be happy if he chose another pastime..does this mean too much time with his Mama?