Well, I have kept the secret long enough…I have been trying not to spill the beans for a while since I wanted to make sure everything was set before I made the announcement, but once my dad started tearing up the floor I knew there wasn’t going to be any turning back!
When I started in the pastry field I knew I always wanted one day to have my own bakery, but I never thought at the age of 25 my dream would come true! I have been out on my own for about two years now and my little dessert studio, Sweet & Saucy Shop, has grown in ways I never imagined. I have been incredibly blessed by God to have so many people help me along the way and I know without a shadow of a doubt if it weren’t for their help I wouldn’t be where I am at today. For example, it was my husband who made me get a blog (something I knew nothing about) and he is the one who made my first website along with one of my best girlfriend’s, Karrie, who designed the site….without the internet I know my business would’ve never made it and it is because of them I got on the web. Another blessing along the way was the fact that my sister, who had never even dabbled in baking or decorating, ended up starting to work with me and now I don’t know what I would do without her. She has amazed me more than any person I have ever worked with in this field and she never even had formal training! And lastly my family in general has stepped up to help me in every way possible…from my in-laws who made me aprons and bought me my first work computer, to my uncle who made me my first professional stickers and signs, to my other uncle who spent countless hours working on electrical plans just to save me money during the planning and inspection process….as you can see I am one lucky girl! Of course, the two people I have to thank the most for helping me make this dream come true are my parents! Besides helping me through pastry school and encouraging me along every step of the way, they were the ones that really believed in my dream of starting a bakery and have invested not only all the money I needed, but also all their time and energy. My dad is a plumbing contractor and so of course he said he would do the work on my bakery to save me money…this job turned out to be SO much work, but he never once complained, but rather said he would do anything for his girl! The other day when I went to write him a thank you card I couldn’t help, but cry as I wrote how thankful I am for him. He is the best dad a girl could ask for and I really don’t know how to say THANK YOU enough! I was also blessed with a mother that far surpasses anyone I know…she inspires, encourages, and helps me with everything and I seriously don’t know what I’d do without her. I know I wrote probably the longest blog post I have ever written before, but I just had to express my appreciation to the people that have helped me along the way.
So without further ado here are some photos of the progress so far!
Here is a picture of my daddy and I!
And this one is of Karrie and I…Karrie came down this past weekend to help me go shopping for my office and we had SO much fun! Can’t wait to show you the photos!
Well, thanks so much for stopping by! I will continue to update you on the process of my dessert studio!