Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bits and Pieces

Summer is in full swing as the twins are out of school
and my daughter has graduated!
Time with your kids definitely goes by as 
quick as a blink of an eye. 

Things are still in the works on the building.
Slow and steady wins the race, they say....

I avoid going to the market, bank, shopping, etc.
to avoid the million dollar question:
"When is the bakery going to be open?"

Trust me, I want it open NOW!!!! But, as luck would
have it, my contractor (husband) works full time
elsewhere so I only get him part time which means
evenings (sometimes) and weekends (when other
things aren't scheduled). 
As for me, my kitchen is usually a bustling place.
I don't ever say No to an order unless I am heavily 
booked. Even then, I will stay up all night
to accommodate my clients. 
Once the bakery is open, my hours will be set
and there will be no more baking from home.
The French Pressed Home will again be my place
of refuge. 

I am very happy/lucky/blessed to have been able to start this
amazing dreamy business from the kitchen of our home.
I do, however, look forward to "going to work" and "going home". :)

Being homebased has been wonderful. Especially with the kids 
and their schedules. The flexibility of being able to work 
my baking around things, has been great. 

Even though I've been "home", I haven't had time
to have a proper vegetable garden.
I didn't plant a thing this year.
Many of my herbs reseeded themselves as
did my little Zinnia patch. As I sit here, at the dining
table, I'm looking out at the coop and see those brightly
colored flowers standing tall. 
{Thanks for being reseed troopers, little flowers!}

And just like that, it's time to get to work.

Until the next time.....


  1. It will all come together - there is not a harder working woman than you and your dream is happening! It's really happening! I'm so proud of you for keeping it all alive in your heart and never letting "life" keep you from doing what you love. You are an inspiration to all of us. xoxo

    1. Hey Sweetness! Thank you for your kind words. Most days I'm just a hot mess. I'm looking forward to the stability of a schedule and routine. It's coming!!

  2. Congrats to your daughter (and you parents too)! For some reason I am thinking the holidays will find you open, and by that I mean Thanksgiving/Christmas! Looking forward to it and wishing you all the best!

    1. Hi Deb! I know at this rate it probably will be Thanksgiving or Christmas! LOL! My contractor, on the other hand, says "a month and a half". We have some things happening right now that will allow him to take time off work so he can focus on the bakery and git er done. It's times like this that he misses his employees from CA. They worked for him so long they just knew how and what to do to get the job done. Keep your fingers crossed the month and a half comes before Thanksgiving!! lol!


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