Monday, February 8, 2010


"Let's Eat Out" - Gil Elvgren, 1967
I am so, SO happy to be able to write this because this is something that  
I've wanted for so long...

[[Miss Dot]]
have a job...  

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed about working in a bakery.

When people get a baked treat, it's always something special.

That's why it's called a TREAT, silly!

To be a part of that [[something special]] seemed SO FANTASTIC to me.

Whether it be something as simple as the eclair that a lady decided to treat herself to at the end of a long workweek or the cookies a mom promised her kids in return for good behavior, being a part of the treat chain (as I like to call it) has long been something I've wanted to do.

It even goes further, though;
to get the chance to be part of someone's special day...
to help take the order for a birthday cake,
an anniversary cake,
a wedding cake...

I mean, think about it:  
When customers order from us, they have chosen (and entrusted!) this bakery (and, in essence, chosen me) for the task of ensuring that their celebration is perfect.  And what a task to be given!  I am just so excited to start and learn and begin helping people make their celebrations amazing.

I want to be that key piece that helps put everything together.

I want to hand them their cake and have them say:

or, even better:

I know there will be rough days and unsatisfied/unruly customers, but hopefully those will be few and far between and the pros will outweigh the cons.

Keep me in mind come Wednesday (my first day!) and I'll let you know how it goes :)


Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway! 

Also, if you're in the Valentine's Day mood (either for yourself or a loved one), check out this giveaway hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, Jenn of Living the Simple Life.

After checking out all of the beautiful jewelry on Lisa Leonard's site, I have to say that this is my favorite piece -- that is, if I have to choose just one.  She has such a unique style -- so clean, crisp, and classy!
Illuminate Necklace

What would YOU choose? 
Hurry, you only have until midnight Tuesday to enter!


  1. congrats on your new job!!!Sounds exciting!!!stopping by feom SiTS!!I was #1 tonight!!!!:) stop by

  2. Congrats!!! Where in So cal is the bakery? I mailed out your V-day gift today!!!

  3. I love the circle bracelet.guess I better let her know?LOL

  4. Congrats on your new bakery/ dream job! I am very happy for you!

  5. Congratulations on landing the job. I truly never thought of how special a baker is even after watching Ace of Cakes until I read your post how special it must feel to be part of a memory. Congratulations.

    Coming from SITS

  6. so happy for you and your "dream job"!! *high fives and hugs*

  7. Congratulations! That is fantastic news :)

  8. YAY!!! Congratulations!! I am so excited for you that I even caught myself doing a little happy dance at my computer. I can't wait to hear about your first day.

  9. Awesome; fantastic news. I'm very happy for you!! :)

  10. Congrats on your new job!!

    Stoppin by from SITS!

  11. Congratulations on your new job! You will do great! It is hard work but so worth it! My dad has been a baker his whole life... You could say he was born over flour, sugar and cinnamon! he is almost 60 now and he still loves it and is passionate about baking!


  12. Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on the new job! How happy!

  13. Great Blog....I am dropping by from SITS...Congrats on the JOB!!!

  14. Visiting from SITS. Congratulation on the new job, it sounds like it is something you're really passionate about. I hope you truly enjoy it!

  15. Congratulations! Hope you have fun tomorrow. :-)

  16. I think it's fantastic that you found what seems to be your dream job in this economy. CONGRATULATIONS! I saw your headline on the SITS blog roll call today. I understand your pain as I'm on month 17 of unemployment. I am looking forward to hearing all about your new stories at the bakery, there will be many I'm sure :-)

  17. Oh, where are my manners? It's nice to 'meet' you Miss Dot.

  18. CONGRATULATIONS GIRL FRIEND. I knew it was coming!!!

    Only sweet things from here on out!!

    Best Wishes for a wonderful first day. I will be snowed in under another foot of snow!!

    But HAVE FUN. I know you will. YAY you!

  19. Congrats girly! I'm so excited for you. That's great news. It will be so much fun. I know this can't compare to the wonderful bakery job, but I once worked at a Krispy Kreme yum!

  20. Congrats on your new job at the bakery!!

    The necklace sure is cute. Checking out their site now!

  21. Congrats on your new job!

    Checking in from sits

  22. CONGRATULATIONS on the new job! Fantastic writing! I will be back for more :)

  23. I saw your post on SITS and I wanted to say congratulations on the bakery job!!! I agree that the treat chain is one of the most important in the world... I have always said that baking is the cure for everything for me, and baked goods bring joy to others, so what more can you want out of life? Keep us all updated on how things are going! best : )

  24. Came Over from Sits. Huge congrats on the bakery work.I love bakery , and I just loved your blog!
    Have a great day!
    Betty xx

  25. Just visiting from SITS......congrats on your new job! Hope you have a great FIRST DAY at work! I'm excited for you!

  26. Hope you're enjoying your day!! :)

  27. Dropping in from SITS.

    Congratulations on your big day!

    I'm following so I can see how your first day at the dream job went! :)

  28. Dreams do come true...Congrats!

    Dropping by from SITS!