Monday, June 28, 2010

A day in the life of The Hot Cookie

Hello everyone. I thought I would update you on the latest happenings of The Hot Cookie. Karli and I have had our hands very full. Life has thrown us many new challenges and opportunities. I don't know if you've heard, but our cookies were featured in the "I heart snail mail" section of the June issue of ReadyMade magazine. (Check out our friend, Neal's post about it.) It was a huge honor to be printed in such a flippin' cool mag. Because of this, we've gained lots of attention from all over the country. Our etsy store blew up with orders. It was an awesome turn of events, but is quite a challenge to keep up on baking and shipping.

So far, we're doing a pretty good job juggling our cookie business with our other jobs. I've been doing hella amounts of writing for Metromix Indy. I blog for them 5 days of the week and write restaurant reviews almost weekly. I recently had the honor of writing a review of the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange for VenusZine. I'm technically now a contributor for them. Sweet action! On top of writing and baking, I have two other jobs that keep me hopping. Sigh, there aren't enough hours in a day. My cookie partner in life, Karli, has been loaded with multiple freelance graphic design jobs. She's knocking them out like a champ. She and her hub have recently completed renovating their basement. It looks fabulous. Busy times, busy times.

Now for the big kicker: Karli's hub got a sweet-tastic job in Chicago. So, sadly, this means that my cookie partner in life must move to Chicago as well. She'll be sticking around until she weeds through and finishes all of those freelance projects, somewhere at the end of July. But this is only bittersweetness because Chicago is a short, three hour drive away, and this also means that The Hot Cookie will slowly branch into the Chicago scene! So, Chicago, look out, The Hot Cookie is coming to town.

We would like to thank everyone for their support. Owning a small business with literally no capital is no walk in the park. Props to those who make it look easy. Please continue checking on us. With time so tight, I will only be posting once a week - Mondays usually. I'll have a new, wicked recipe for you fans next week. Thanks again for your love and enthusiasm. Have a great week and a safe Independence Day!


  1. woot! hot cookie + chicago = win in my book:)
    btw - i made those blue and white cookies for my office and i've had people raving over them and begging for the recipe! i send them to your blog and tell them to order lots of cookies:) I'm glad things have been successful!

  2. You're so sweet! I like being your cookie partner in life. We rock!

  3. You ladies are the best :D I'm sad that such a great partnership will be spread apart, but glad that Karli and Travis have shiny new opportunities! Good luck to all of you and thanks for a year of delicious cookies!