The Sugar Mommy LLC hit the big time with a mention and photograph in the current issue of New Hampshire Magazine. But you have to see the fall issue in person, since it's not yet online. There is a section called Stuff and it shows four local companies that make chocolate covered apples. That's where I'm mentioned. And what makes me stand out from my competitors is that I go the extra mile to make chocolate apple SLICES because sometimes you just don't want to cut into a whole apple. Plus, my slices can be ordered as a variety. So you can get jimmies on one slice, chopped nuts on one slice, toasted coconut on one slice, m&ms on one slice...you get the idea.
So I've been MIA from the blog for a while. Not sure if anyone noticed...not sure if anyone reads it. Having a little Julie and Julia complex these days.
Anyway, getting excited for my first holiday season in business. I'll be doing a couple big holiday shows and I'm nervous about how to prepare. Not sure how much to make, how much to display, how much to have ready to sell off the table, how much to have for samples...can you see a pattern?!
It should be fun and exciting and educational.
Barn Sale at my friend Kathy Berger's house in Candia on Thursday, November 5, at night. All are invited! Email or call me for details. Kathy owns Huephoria, an amazing company that sells gorgeous custom wine glasses (perfect for displaying custom candies).
Shop Til You Drop in Bedford on Saturday, November 7, all day! Dozens of great businesses on display so you can accomplish all your holiday shopping. I can't wait!
Shopping event at someone's home in Bedford (call or email me for details) on Thursday, December 3.
I love charity work. I mean, seriously, who doesn't enjoy giving back to the community! And I've been able to use The Sugar Mommy as a way of giving back. Whenever I've been solicited for donations, I've done my best to oblige. I take pride in being charitable and it feels good to know that I've helped an organization either save money on sweets or to raise money through a raffle or auction.
But, sorry to say, enough is enough. I've actually considered going to the state and changing my status from LLC to 503C nonprofit. I guess I'm not expecting to send my kids to college with my earnings, but it would be great to cover my costs and have a little extra for all my time and energy. While I'm trying my best to take my endeavor seriously, I need others to do the same. It seems as though some people think it's just a hobby of mine and that I have nothing better to do than shell out hundreds of dollars on ingredients just so they can get free food.
I know how this sounds. I love giving to charity and helping others. But I am a business woman, a "mompreneur" who wants to find success. Check out the website and let me know what you think. I'd love feedback on menu and prices and pictures, whatever you want to say.
I am a made-to-order cookie and chocolate company. I live in southern New Hampshire and provide custom treats to individual and corporate customers. Specialties include peanut butter cups, loaded chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, bark, chocolate covered Oreos, and so much more! Perfect for gift-giving, entertaining, meeting platters, and corporate gifts.