Friday, December 02, 2005

Going Public

Recently I have had a few people ask, "Where in the world have you been? I have not heard from you! I have not gotten an email from you! You quit blogging for a week! What is up with you?" Well, anyone that knows me, knows that I am usually an open book. But, much to my surprise I have been able to keep a lid on something that I have been busy doing. Some of you know but not everyone. I wanted to have a trial run and see if what God showed me to do was something I could really do and do well. I have said before in many blogs that I am not good at finishing a project. Boredom sets in, I loose interest or change my mind and I decide to quit. If I don't tell anyone, no one will know. I had to make sure before I told! After much prayer, after friends and family encouraging me and telling me how good I would be at doing this, I decided to go for it. So my first gig would be Thanksgiving and it was an amazing success! It was grueling, it was challenging, it was difficult, it was fun, it was joyous, it was YUMMY and it was a blessing! I owe it all to Paula, my very own KitchenAid Mixer!!!! Yee haw! I got one! Thank you so much Jeremy! After reading my blog back in October about wanting a KitchenAid Mixer, he went out and bought me one! It was yet another confirmation of what God was birthing inside of me and that was to BAKE!!!

So, here it is folks!

Sugar & Spice
Creative Baking
by Amanda
Thanksgiving was a huge success! I went to my Mom's Salon where there are Hair Stylists that don't have time to bake and their clients who have the money to not bake and order stuff instead! Each stylist has their own suite so I decorated a cart, filled it with my baked goods and pushed it around allowing everyone to sample. Orders were placed on that day for Thanksgiving! I delivered on two different days and made a profit of almost $500.00!! I was busy to say the least and many things came up that made it very difficult to manage my time with a eleven month old and two year old so Jeremy, my sweet husband, had to help! He organized me, packed all of my stuff, wrapped in the pretty packaging and I got it all done!! So why not do it again for Christmas?!! Well today I passed out my menus, allowed everyone to sample again at my Mom's salon and I currently have four delivery dates for a $900 order that was placed today!
Wow! I learned a lot with the last menu for Thanksgiving and I decided to change it up. Pies are no longer on the menu for Sugar & Spice! Too many steps involved and pie boxes eat up my profit! So glad to not be doing pies! But let me tell you, I think I can now make the best Coconut Cream Pie around! Chocolate Cream Pie too! My Christmas Menu is perfect and everyone adored my food today! Thank you Lord. I owe it all to you. Thank you for giving me the ability to do this!

Soooooo if you know anyone in the Metroplex (Dallas Fort Worth) needing some Holiday goodies, let me know!
Thank you Jeremy for giving me the KitchenAid Mixer and supporting me in this. You have made this dream a reality! Thank you Mom for speaking into me what you did on that day. It was October 30th to be exact! Thank you also to Rebecca for saying what you did. Thank you Kelly!!! You have helped me with spreadsheets, computer programs, BABYSITTING and tasting!! Courtney, THANK YOU FOR answeing all my silly baking questions! You have taught me so much! Thank You Lord for placing this desire in me and helping me see it through. I have spent so much time praying and spending time with you while baking. I could not do all of this without the support I have had from all of you. We have a lot to for Christmas!!!!!!!

For any of Moms out there dreaming of doing something, do it! Not everyone will be happy for you. Not everyone will cheer you on but DON'T LET THAT CHANGE YOUR MIND! Don't chase after your dream, sprint after it!!

Proverbs 31:17,18, 24
17 She sets about her work vigorously;her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,and supplies the merchants with sashes.


Stephanie said...

Awesome Amanda! I'm so happy for you. I don't know how you do it! You're an inspiration and a great example!

May God continue to bless you richly!

Amanda said...

I KNOW how I do it! GOD! The Holy Spirit has given me so much comfort and encouragement as I have pressed on to make this dream come true. Exciting thing is, I have more dreams yet to come true! God is good! Thank you for your words. It's a blessing!

jliddick said...

Amanda you truly are Amazing.. You remind me of that new baby doll out who can do all these wonderful and magical things. The lil' girl who got her says you really are AMAZING AMANDA! So Amazing Amanda keep up the good work.

Happy Holidays!

Amanda said...

Okay, you know those dumb ice breakers we have all played at Bible Studies where you go around the room and everyone has to put an adjective in front of their name that is the same letter??? I always say Amazing Amanda! So when I saw that doll, I cracked up!! Thanks Jen! You are always so sweet to me. You encourage me so much!

Kelly Ann said...

I am SO proud of you!! I know how hard Thanksgiving was and you pushed through didn't give in to the temptation to give up on this dream. I'm glad I get to help you ANY way I can! I'm in this for the long haul...