The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Warehouse, That Is)...

Hi Everyone!

*I would like to apologize in advance for my indecent grammar mistakes and horribly long run-on sentences - consider yourself warned!!*

The orders are finally starting to pick up around here (yeay!). I'm feeling much more confident this week. I apologize for my last post. After reading it again a few days ago...I kinda cringed. I hate to be a downer. The reality of life is that it has its ups and downs..I just don't want to hamper on the "downs" if ya know what I mean!

So, back to the "ups" :)  After scouring Craigslist, Loopnet and every other online commercial space site the last few weeks, we found a great decent warehouse space (In Other Words - BIG and CHEAP). It's 1,800 square feet of warehouse plus 200 square feet of office. It is only meant to be a pick-up location (for those crazy enough to drive all the way to no man's land to find us). Yes - as always - cheap has a downside. The location is less than ideal but since most of our orders are outside of Miami anyway, I think we should be fine.

We also have a pretty darn good marketing plan (at least it looks good on paper) which we're hoping will increase local sales. AND there is another little surprise. I'm seriously dying to share it with you but I can't..It's killing me because I HATE secrets. I'm one of those people that spoils great surprises. Like when I would buy my mother's birthday gift 2 months before, attempt to keep it a secret and undoubtedly show it to her 1 day later (I would then wrap it and give it to her on her real birthday.. please don't ask..I told you we bakers are not normal!!).  I try to keep surprises secret...really I do...but sometimes I can't contain myself! OK OK...I promise to share soon..I would do it now but I'm afraid that M might actually read the blog and poison my orange juice.

M actually took some pics of the warehouse but I won't share them with you yet because seriously..the space needs a woman's touch. It's not that bad but it will require a crapload bit of TLC. We will probably sign the lease next week and (as soon as we get the place all cleaned up) I will share some pics. I was hoping you would help me out with some ideas on getting this place looking like a cute cookie shop rather than the stark white scary-clinic look it has right now. I've seen your blogs..you guys have taste!!

I wish I could end my long rant with some new 4th of July cookie pics but our photographer (aka Hubby) hasn't taken them yet. :(  Hopefully I'll be able to post them before Monday.

Happy Baking!!


Alison said...

haha!! Poison your orange juice.

I can't wait to hear what your surprise is! You have me on pins and needles now!

Looking forward to seeing your 4th of July cookies!

The Painted Cookie said...

So happy for you that you found your space! Very exiting and scary to I a sure. Can't wait to see your photos of it!

Andrea B said...

Thank you both! I promise to share soon!!

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