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SHB turns 3! Celebrating with a trip down memory lane 💖

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SHB turns 3! Celebrating with a trip down memory lane 💖

It was three years ago this month that I shook things up and launched a business. This dream was born in me long before that, though. When I was a little girl, I played bakery at my Grandmom’s house. I called myself “Betty Crocker” as I baked cakes and decorated them with fake flowers I found around the house. That wasn’t enough for me, because I also pretended to run the bakery. My Grandmom gave me receipt paper and old invoice forms and I wrote orders.  I loved pretending to run the business just as much as I enjoyed making the cake. My Grandmom...

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A Few January Thoughts

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A Few January Thoughts

     Greetings from the survivors of #ABakeryChristmas2019! 😂 Y'all, things were wild. Nights were late. But the laughs and creativity were flowing for sure! In all seriousness, we are SO grateful for your support and considered it an absolute privilege to bake for you as you shared with your families during the holidays. Creating cookies that are equal parts beautiful and yummy is a daily joy for us. We are so glad to be a part of this College Park community! So glad, in fact, that I decided to buy my first house right here. Hello, home ownership! It's...

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SHB is Turning Two (& You're Invited to the Party!)

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SHB is Turning Two (& You're Invited to the Party!)

  Friends, come celebrate with us! We're having a birthday party on Thursday, August 1 & YOU are invited! It’s you who have believed in me and encouraged this business to grow. For that I am so grateful! Two years ago, I was working full time as a nurse at night and building my business during the day. I was working this side hustle ‘til August 1, 2017 when I received the licenses & permits to validate this dream as a legitimate business (yay!) Later that month, I walked out of the hospital for the last time & will never forget the joy...

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It all started with an idea...

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It all started with an idea...

...and now it's a reality! Friends, you have blown us away with your support & excitement for the Cookie Carton! Creating a subscription box was a dream born in me over 18 months ago. Before the idea of owning a boutique bakery and a growing team...now all the pieces of this puzzle are coming together! It was so important to me to create something delicious that could inspire hospitality and be effortlessly shared among friends and family. It is pure joy that so many of you are in on that with us! Let me tell y’all about my team, supporting...

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Nurse to baker…Whoa that’s a big jump.

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Nurse to baker…Whoa that’s a big jump.

"Nurse to baker…Whoa that’s a big jump."   So many people have said this to me when they hear my story. I thought I was going to be a nurse from a young age, when I was a little middle schooler and someone asked me about a dream career. But really nursing wasn’t a dream, it was a plan to benefit me toward my dream of motherhood. To be honest, I didn’t have a career dream or even a vision of what loving my work could look like.   Y’all, the Lord’s plans for us are so much bigger than...

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