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Hello & Happy New Year 2018!

Hello & Happy New Year 2018!

What a year 2017 was. I must admit I’ve enjoyed the downtime SNOBX2018 forced upon the inhabitants of our little sandbar. I had to laugh though after readingan article a friend shared -- East Glacier Park received over 49 inches of snow during their last storm. Our 4 inches slowed down life and now it’s time to get back to planning for 2018. I found myself saying “We have the best customers” many times last year and want to thank a few “people” that helped make 2017 a sweet year for Sweater Box Confections. First, our wholesale accounts for helping...

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Looking at the World with Lavender-Colored Glasses

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Looking at the World with Lavender-Colored Glasses

Hello Cookie Fans! I feel summer is here at last.  We’ve loved on our moms, dads, and grads and now on the Outer Banks it's all about summer vacation.  With this comes small adjustments to local living --- don’t go out to eat or shop on a rainy day without patience...and, if you must go to the grocery on Saturday or Sunday make it early!  Breath in, breath out...and relax.  I use driving as an exercise in mindfulness, following the car in front of me and concentrating on my breathing.  It doesn't always work, but I think one should have goals.  It's a little...

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The Birds & Well, You Know...

The Birds & Well, You Know...

Hello Cookie Fans! It’s always exciting to begin a new journey, I think. You have an idea what to expect but don’t always know how the journey will unfold. This is how I feel as we settle into our new space -- our new home is called -- home. We are here learning the new flow and tweaking where needed. This is what spring is all about, a new beginning, a different journey. Our chickadees have returned to their house at the top of our stairs for the 7th year! They will soon begin flying back and forth with small...

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Daisy & Barbie - Women in History

Daisy & Barbie - Women in History

March marked the beginning of Women’s History Month.  This year’s theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.”  Hey, I’m a woman and I’m in business!  Since I’ve started this business thing I’ve met some amazing women that have taught me a lot about business and helped me learn a lot about myself.  And so I pivot to cookies -- but not MY cookies: Girl Scout Cookies! Who does not love a Girl Scout Cookie? I was a Brownie.  No, not like Franjean and Roll, Brownies from the 1988 movie “Willow.” The kind of Brownie that sold Girl Scout...

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Avocado Or Harvest Gold?

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Avocado Or Harvest Gold?

Hello Cookie Fans! I really enjoy reading cookbooks, more specifically, baking books.  Current books are prepared with amazing photography and stories often accompany most recipes or at least a short description about the inspiration. But just like fashion and appliance colors, cookbooks change with the times.  This realization came Christmas morning as I sat down with a cup of coffee and toast and grabbed a nearby book to thumb through as I ate.  The book, Southern Living's "The Cookies and Candy Cookbook," circa 1972.  Some of you may remember cookbook series our mothers and grandmothers acquired, you know the cookbook version...

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