7.20.2010

Always Expect the Unexpected...

Hi Everyone!

It's been 4 days since my last post, the one where I wrote I would be receiving the CCC mobile (I refuse to call it cupcake mobile since cookies are my first love) this week. Well, as most business owners know, the only thing predictable about owning a company is its unpredictability. That can be a great thing at times...or not. This week was actually a bit of both.

The great news: we received a 600+ cookie order from a large company. Yeay! The not so great news: They only gave us 3 days to complete it. There is nothing like 2 months of slow business and a drawer full of bills to give you that extra boost of energy to take on anything...no matter how insane. Truth be told, M and I haven't slept since Sunday (I think...what day are we again??). It's pretty sad when the only thing you desperately look forward to in your day is to go to bed as early as possible. On the bright side, it is crazy how much you can accomplish when you remove pesky sleep from your schedule! (kidding..I'm so frikkin kidding..but I must stay positive!)

However, the really annoying news of the week goes to (drum roll, if you please).dodododododdodo: The dealership in Chicago for telling us that we didn't have to go all the way to the windy city to sign papers..when in fact, we do. Lovely!

So, I ended up calling the inspector and cancelling the truck inspection for this week and also trying to figure out how the heck to go over there without spending a fortune on last minute plane tix. Do we wait for cheaper tickets and prolong the inspection..truck wrapping and grand opening or do we splurge and get the truck here sooner? We've even considered driving the darn thing down here ourselves to save on the shipping. I'm not sure what we'll do yet. M and I still have 52 local deliveries to deal with tomorrow so we'll have plenty of time in the car to come up with a solution.

PS. If you know any good bakeries in Chicago, please let me know! :) 

And in happier (less cranky/sleepy) news: The designer sent us our new logo!
I would really appreciate some feedback if you have a minute. We can still make changes to it and are open to some heavy criticism!

All of you have been so supportive of our little cookie company. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of our hearts. :)


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like it...it is cute and whimsy. However, I like the brighter pink font in your original.

sugarcoated cookies said...

I really like the new logo. It is cute but has a level of professionalism that the other one did not convey. I would not change a thing.

Pink Little Cake said...

It is adorable, but in my humble opinion it needs a little more pink.

Natália Wartchow said...

Hi Andrea!

My name is Natalia and i found your site today... and i loved it! congratulations! ;)
i'm brazilian and work with decorated cookies too... check out my blog: www.nataliaw.blogspot.com

i hope you enjoy it!

Natty

Andrea B said...

Thank you guys! I took all of your comments and hopefully made some positive changes. I completely agreed with the "more pink" so her hat is now pink! :) Natalia I am going to check out your blog right now..I'm giving u lots of decorating cookie love cuz I know how crazy it can be!

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