"I dread the kids going back to school because now I have to start a routine"
While my husband is dreading the start of school, I am counting down the days to when school starts. (In case you were interested the date is August 1st and I made up a special dance about it) I remind my kids almost daily that school is on the horizon. Yes, I might be taking this a little overboard but the day school gets out lady routine literally jumps off the cliff. Chaos ensues and it's like chasing a greased pig with a plastic outfit on. For some parents, the prospect of starting school means making lunches and making lunches means how can I give my child food they can eat without breaking the bank or packing repeat lunches that quickly bore them? As school quickly approaches I am looking forward to posting about my children's lunches and how creative we can be as parents giving healthy, delicious and most of all allergen friendly food. Bring on your suggestions because many heads is better than one. Now off to do my back to school happy dance.
"if you make it the first year in a business, the only way it can go downhill is by your own undoing"
Here it is the first year after opening a new business. I have learned a number of things myself. One of the greatest lessons is take nothing for granted. Just when you feel that you have mastered an element of what you are doing, a proverbial curve ball comes your way. I am learning how to stay calm and insert humor where I can because baking ain't for wimps and running a business is not for the faint at heart.
What still amazes me is one idea of baking a muffin so I can have something for breakfast has evolved into what you see today. I started this business based on my own need - the need to find gluten free that didn't make me irritated I just spent $10 on a mix that did not work or tasted like paper. The need to stop the incessant migraines that left me bedridden days at a time. The need to take back control of my kitchen and know that the food I was eating would not debilitate myself or my child. As I reflect back on where I started a year ago, I am grateful for the amazing customers, employees and the experiences. I look forward to all the new foods and watching (and secretly hearing) people exclaim with glee while they enjoy their first ever biscuit in years or the joy of running in discovering there are still cinnamon rolls in the bakery case. This is why I get up each morning and enter Good Karma - to bring a gluten free food with love. So Happy Birthday from me to you...I hope you enjoyed your gift.
P.S. Your other present is buy one meal, get one meal free on Saturday, July 20th. We want you to hang out with us so its dine in only.
My daily goal is to bring gluten free (and allergen friendly) to people that need it, want it and are curious about it. But not just regular ol' gluten free. Food that makes you want to hum a little tune. I hope to bring out your inner foodie or cook with recipes and ideas.