I LOVE CHOCOLATE. Ok, yes that is not like a huge major news flash because I mean, really, who doesn't??!! 😉 Yes, yes, I know there are a few exceptions to that statement but I always wonder what in the world is wrong with them? lol I'm just kidding. Kind of. See, anyone who knows me, knows that I am a chocolate lover...dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate...it really doesn't matter! I have learned moderation over the years for obvious reasons, and only need (notice I said NEED) maybe a small bite of chocolate a day and I'm one happy camper who can conquer the day. Many MANY many years ago, my best friend and I tried our hand at starting a chocolate candy business. We had so much fun playing with chocolate and the various molds and recipes. I remember working endless hours (and days) filling a gazillion orders before certain holidays...hard work? yes. But they are some of my best memories of good times EVER. Even though we were successful at it, loved doing it, and had dreams of opening a full-fledged business, we were so young and clueless with no one to encourage us or advise us. But mostly we were broke...and those dreams faded away. Recently, as I began playing with various chocolate truffle recipes, doing taste-testings, playing with chocolate candy molds that could be used for the truffles, searching for the perfect packaging...my mind immediately went back to those fabulous chocolate days. My heart smiled as I painted chocolate into molds and memories of my dear friend and I came flooding back (I hope she is reading this and knows how much I still love her and all the good times we had back in the day!). Over the past 2 weeks, I have made in excess of 600 specialty hand-crafted chocolate truffles, all made with love and special care....and I realize that I love chocolate even more than ever!! I think I mostly love it when it makes people smile though. That's really the reason...its not about me...its about others and bringing an unexpected pleasure for them to enjoy. And that, my friends, is what brings joy to my chocolate dreams. ~~ <3 Mj
Valentine's week was covered in CHOCOLATE! mmmm Well...that is not a bad thing! After hand-crafting approximately 500 chocolate truffles and several dozen assorted signature and hand-crafted cookies....it was delivery day! We made deliveries all over Edmond, OKC, Moore and Norman! The most rewarding part?? Seeing the surprised and excited faces when we knocked on the door or arrived at their place of business, and hand delivered a special Valentine's package! We delivered everything from client appreciation boxes filled with chocolate truffles to specially decorated combinations of cookies and truffles. What a joy to make people smile!! Yes, that is why we love doing what we do!! =) We love smiles. ~mj
Valentine's Day...a day when thoughts turn to love and sweet things. This doesn't just apply to young people, married people or even to just couples in love, this applies to everyone and sometimes it is more about the friends and the memories of years past. This particular Valentine's, we catered a very special Valentine's Banquet hosted by a 'More Mature Ministries' group. There were lots of beautiful people there...many of whom had been friends for many, many years but may not have even seen each other since the last Valentine's dinner or sadly since the last funeral. But on this special night, they gathered together singing, laughing, eating, and sharing memories. What a beautiful sight and another evening to add to their memory collection! =) "...till we meet again.."
Our first ever giveaway was a huge success and I absolutely loved the participation and response from fans and new fans!! It was such a great response that we decided to draw TWO winners....CONGRATS to Sondra Harrison Heaverin and NaTasha Houser-Pendleton!! The winners will each receive a special Valentine delivery of handcrafted specialty chocolate truffles and an assortment of signature cookies!! This was so much fun that I am sure we will be doing more giveaway drawings in the future!
The new year always seems to make us think of what we want to accomplish and what is going to be different this year. Its like at the stroke of midnight on December 31st something magical is supposed to happen and we have a clean slate to begin again. We set resolutions, we set goals, we dream dreams in anticipation of a better year than the previous one. The truth is, how many times have we done this only to feel that by February 1st we have already messed up and didn't do what we set out to do?? Did it ever occur to you that every day is a new slate. Every day can be a new start. You don't have to wait until the next "new year's day" to begin again. Begin again...today. Start....today. Go after your dreams, your goals, your ambitions...today. Now. Right now. Start. Go on. Do it! 🙂 I'm right there with you...let's cheer each other on! ~Mj