It’s just a given in my household that I will have a tshirt to wear for every occasion. The kids make fun of me for it now, and roll their eyes, but I love them, and there’s just no going back. When I had my baby, I ordered a tshirt. When I adopted my little girl, I custom designed a tshirt. Bought a business? Accessorized it with the shirts. When I married into a blended family, I bought the shirt. Don’t forget the engagement and new wife shirts in there too. Yep, I have a few of them. Child started playing a sport? I wore it. Hubby started coaching a team? You guessed it, I found the cutest tshirt to wear to his games. I’m obsessed, I know it, and I own it.
So it was only a matter of time before I started looking into designing a line of tshirts for the Kookie Krums brand. We’ve sold shirts in the past (shocker), but we’ve never done our own custom line. I don’t know why, really, I mean, how could I have missed the possibility?! But here we are, and they are just fantastic. We partnered with an awesome company out of Tennessee, Parker Grace Designs, to find the softest tshirts in the prettiest shades of color. We added our own funny quips, because aren’t the very best shirts the funny ones?! Life can always use more smiles, more laughter. We now have available, for you, our initial four designs. They are, of course, available in our shop, and are also available online.
Do you have a friend who shares my love of tshirts? You can pick one out for a gift, and we’ll wrap it up in the cutest packaging, just like we do all of our gifts. Shipping is always available, so you can send it directly and have the perfect gift arrive on their doorstep. Are you a fan of tshirts? Pick out one (or four) for yourself! They really are so soft I don’t even want to take them off. The shirts fit true to size, although if you want a more fitted style, I do recommend sizing down one size. That’s what I did, and I really love the fit.
In the meantime, I’ll just be over here rocking my cookie shirts. Because what’s the point of being the Cookie Lady if you don’t have the cute tshirt to go with it?!
My little family business has grown by quite a lot! What started out as a business for me, when my daughter was two years old, first grew to a steady business that supported me as a single mom with two daughters, and has now grown into a family affair of myself, my new husband (love saying that!) and our seven – SEVEN – children! I love documenting our life, because I love to look back and see how far I’ve come . . . how far we’ve all come. When I first bought this adorable little shop, I had no idea what I was doing, except that I knew it would give me the opportunity to be creative every single day and that was my passion. Now, eleven years later, I have so much fun sharing my stories of being a small business owner, having a great big blended melting pot of a family, and all the organized chaos that goes along with keeping everything running like a machine.
I think as women we often sell ourselves short. We don’t give ourselves, or other women, the credit due for running a business, caring for a family, and taking care of a home. Many times we’re sold on the idea that we have to choose, that we can be one thing, but not all things. I was never content with that. I wasn’t content to be a stay at home mom and not work. I love to work! I give all the credit in the world to the moms who stay home with their children – they clearly were in the line getting patience while I was doing who knows what – but it just wasn’t me. I never found my niche there. Where I do feel comfortable, what is my niche, is owning my own business while being a mom and a wife. I thrive on taking care of my children, my family, and my customers (many of whom have become my chosen family). I proudly stand beside countless women who want the same, and I relish the idea that there’s plenty of room in the pool for all of us, and by lifting up each other we can all do it all together!
My plan is for this little space to be my spot. If you came to visit me at my home, or at my shop, I would offer you a stool to perch on, a delicious cup of hot coffee, and probably more conversation than you bargained for, because I tend to be an over-sharer. My friends all know that one of my new year’s resolutions every single year is to be able to answer the phone and say “no, nothing new here, what’s going on with you?” But none of us really believe that will ever happen. I ALWAYS have a story to tell! So this is where I will welcome you, to come behind the counter, sit with me for a while, and hear the craziness that makes up all of my life, both business and family. I hope you leave each time you visit with laughter, love, and plenty of sweets. I truly am so glad you are here.
Teacher Gifts . . . at the top of parent’s lists every year. We love to gift our teachers, don’t we? They do such a fantastic job teaching our little (and not so little) ones every day, and everyone agrees how over-worked and under-appreciated they are! But sometimes the pressure of figuring out WHAT to give the teacher is overwhelming! Good thing for you we’re a one-stop-shop that can take care of all the teachers on your list in a minute!
Our favorite teacher gift is a cookie box. These boxes come in all kinds of holiday designs to match the personality of your child’s teacher. Whether they’re fun, classy, manly . . . we’ve got designs for everyone! The standard option that most people choose is to fill the box with a dozen cookies. We wrap the cookies in cellophane, arrange them in the box with tissue and shred, and tie it all up in cellophane topped off with a festive bow. At only $18.95, this is a beautiful gift that makes a statement, and still comes in under the usual budget of about $20.00.
If your kid’s teacher is a coffee or cocoa drinker, then our holiday mug is another great gift. You can do these one of two ways . . . you can choose a cookie bouquet in a mug, with a half dozen cookies artfully arranged. Or, you can choose a mug filled with goodies – a few cookies, a packet of coffee or cocoa, and a chocolate spoon or two – YUM!! The mugs range from $14.50 to $21.95 depending on which way you want to go.
This year we have some really adorable holiday plates that make such a fun gift when they’re filled with cookies. These start at $14.50 as well. We’re also stocked up on some very cute containers that teachers can use in their classroom every season! Once they devour the cookies, they’ll still have a holiday container to pull out every season and put to good use.
I personally think consumable gifts are the best gifts. I mean, how many teachers do you know that are hoping for another apple ornament or another pencil wall hanging with their name on it? With consumable gifts, they can enjoy the treats without the clutter! And they have some really yummy goodies that they can share with their family and friends. Give us a call today and we’ll help you say a very SWEET thank you to every teacher on your list!
Holiday gifts have become a staple in the corporate world. With so many companies competing for the same business, customers everywhere are looking for those companies that go one step further to appreciate them. The holidays are a great time to send a special gift to those important customers that will keep you on their mind all throughout the year.
If you’re looking for a gift to send for corporate business, we have some great ideas for you. Cookie platters and dessert trays are a fantastic way to gift large offices on a very reasonable budget. There’s really no need to invest in fancy containers if you’re just looking to treat a large number of people. However, if you need to send a beautifully presented gift to one or two people, but would also like to have enough for them to share with the entire office, our gift baskets are both beautiful and budget friendly. We can include all kinds of treats in our baskets, from cookies, muffins, and brownies, to chocolate covered nuts and snacks, to coffees and cocoas. The great part about it is that you can choose what you would like to have included, or you can give us a budget and we’ll create something for you!
Sending individual gifts to your client list? We have that covered as well! Cookie bouquets make a fabulous presentation. Cookie boxes have become extremely popular in the last several years as well! The boxes come in all different holiday designs, and are filled with cookies, wrapped in cellophane, and topped off with a festive bow. A beautiful display that will make just the statement you’re looking for. We have fun, fancy, and functional containers for all sizes of gifts and all sizes of budgets.
We are great at customizing too! We do custom gift tags, stickers, letters, cards and more to make your gift one of a kind and very special for your customers. Our ideas are pretty endless, and we love the challenge of creating a gift that is perfect for the message you’re sending! Call us now, though, as you’ll want to get on our calendar as early as possible as we fill up quickly. We’re taking orders today, and we would love to include yours too!
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Kookie Krums is honored to have been given the Best of Tampa Bay Award for 2016! Thank you to all of our customers – how sweet it is to be loved by you!
Trying to decide between cookies or flowers for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Why not consider a long stem cookie box bouquet! Yep, you read that right! We offer a gorgeous bouquet of long stem cookies, artfully arranged in a clear floral box, wrapped with tissue and ribbon for a fancy, yet sweet, gift of great taste! We start with our freshly baked, gourmet cookies. Then we add the long stem to them – just like our bouquet cookies, except these are long, and wrapped to match a floral bouquet. We add tissue and ribbon in an artful arrangement that is just beautiful. There’s no need to do flowers and chocolate when you can have the best of both worlds all wrapped up into one amazing gift! This box makes a gorgeous presentation! This arrangement is a long time staple at Kookie Krums as it is a customer favorite year after year! Order yours by clicking here (put a link) today!
Located in the heart of Downtown Dunedin, our store is the perfect stop for a fresh baked cookie or cupcake. Come in for a indulgent treat!