1. 10
    15
    Mar

    Thank You!!!

    Hey Y’all! 

    Today is Steen’s Cookies 1 year anniversary! Crazy, right?! I never imagined that this day would come. When I first started Steen’s Cookies back on March 15th of last year, it was out of necessity. I’d recently been laid off and didn’t have a plan. So I did something that I’ve often daydreamed of. I took my severance and ran away from home! I spent an entire week alone in Hawaii admiring the ocean view from my 16th floor balcony, wearing sundresses & flip flops, and consuming copious amounts of bacon. That week in paradise allowed me to clear my head & come home with a plan. People had been asking me for a while "When are you going to start selling your cookies?" & I realized that now was the perfect time. 3 days after I returned home from Hawaii, I launched Steen’s Cookies. And 3 days after that I ended up in the emergency room with bursitis in my left shoulder because the 35 dozen cookies that were prepared in those first few days were mixed by hand. Needless to say, getting a professional mixer was at the top of my “To-Do” list for that following week! 

    I’ve learned SO much during this past year. Not just about operating a small business but about myself. I can’t even count how many 18+ hour days I’ve had. I’ve been in the kitchen so late many nights that I’ve watched the sunrise out my kitchen window. I’m not complaining though. I’m grateful that so many people have supported me. I’m rapidly approaching my 600th order! (Take into account that I’ve taken about 9 of the past 52 weeks off, I’d say that’s pretty impressive!) Thank you to every person who has placed an order with me during this past year. Thank you to everyone following this Tumblr. Thank you to everyone who has participated in my giveaways. Thank you for the RT’s. Thank you to my techie friends for offering suggestions & helping me get my butt in gear. Even if you’ve never actually tried a Steen’s Cookie but have thought about ordering, I appreciate you too! Thank you for your stories about how you came home from a rough day at work and seeing that box of cookies at your door made your day better. Thank you for sharing your excitement with me when you receive the confirmation email letting you know that your order has shipped! Thank you for ordering cookies for your loved ones & for sharing them with coworkers. Thank you for all of your feedback and for sharing photos (and videos!) of you enjoying your Steen’s Cookies with me. Thank you for making my temporary solution for unemployment turn into a full fledged business. On those days when I’m tired and my feet are swollen and my back hurts, YOU are what keeps me motivated. Making my customers happy is one of the most satisfying feelings I’ve ever felt. Knowing that people believe in you will motivate you when you’ve only had 9 hours of sleep in 2 days.

    I’m not sure what the future holds for Steen’s Cookies. As long as my customers continue to have a sweet tooth, I will continue to bake. As I mentioned, I had no idea that I’d still be doing this 1 year later. But one thing I am certain of is that you all have contributed to making this one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had in my life. I truly appreciate you all so much from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your continued support. 

    Love,

    ~Steen  

  2. 10
    Mar

    Buy 2 dozen, Get 1 Dozen Free!

    Purchase 2 or more dozen cookies and receive 1 dozen of equal or lesser value free! Offer expires at 11:59 pm PST Sunday. (03.11.12)

    Here’s how to order: http://steenscookies.tumblr.com/post/4875218044/how-to-order-steens-cookies

    *mini cookies are excluded* 

  3. 24
    Feb

    Friday Bake Sale!

    I’m taking the weekend off after I finish wrapping up a few orders, and have extra dough that I don’t want to go to waste. So I came up with the idea of having a bake sale! I have oatmeal, peanut butter & brownie chunk cookies up for grabs. The doughs were just made within the past 3 hours. 

    For $15, 1 dozen cookies of your choice will be shipped anywhere within the U.S. this evening via USPS postal priority. They will arrive Monday or Tuesday. This is for plain dozens only. Add-ins are not available for this offer. Payment must be sent via Paypal asap to SteensCookies@gmail.com. Please feel free to email me at that address with any questions, or if you would like to purchase more than 1 dozen. This is on a first come, first served basis as I only have 6 dozen cookies total available. 

    Thanks! 

  4. 22
    Feb

    $5 Off All Orders-Today Only!

    Not giving up sweets for Lent? Use promo code SUGAR to receive $5 off your order! Hurry, this offer expires Wednesday 02/22/12 at 11:59 pm EST. 

    Here’s how to order: http://steenscookies.tumblr.com/post/4875218044/how-to-order-steens-cookies

  5. 1
    2
    Feb

    Important Updates! Please Read…

    Please take a moment to read the important information below. It includes info regarding postage rate increases, red velvet loaves, and my schedule for the next 2 weeks. 

    1.) Postage Increase- On January 22, 2012 the United States Postal Service increased postage (again.) Medium flat rate priority boxes with postal confirmation are now $11. Please refer to this post for my current postal shipping rates. As always, I will make every effort to pack your orders in flat boxes in order to keep the postage costs down. http://steenscookies.tumblr.com/post/4066689754/shipping-rates 

    2.) Red Velvet Loaves- As of February 1, 2012 I will no longer be carrying the red velvet loaves on my regular menu. A lot goes into preparing each red velvet loaf that and I’d like to focus my time on the core of my business which is cookies. If you have a special order of 4 loaves or more, please contact me at SteensCookies@gmail.com. 

    3.) Schedule- I will be off from 02/03/12-02/13/12. All orders placed before February 3rd will ship by Saturday 02/04/12. Any orders placed on or after February 3rd will not be prepared until Monday, February 13th. 

  6. 1
    Feb

    Free Shipping! Today Only!

    Use promo code BHM and receive free shipping with your order! Plus, you’ll get 1 free dozen minis with every order placed before this Friday! Hurry, this free shipping promo expires at 11:59 pm PST. 

    Here’s how to order: http://steenscookies.tumblr.com/post/4875218044/how-to-order-steens-cookies

  7. 1
    31
    Jan

    500th Order Winner!

    @YeshaCallahan just won 5 dozen cookies for placing my 500th order! Congratulations Yesha! Thank you to you and everyone else for your overwhelming support over the past few months. I appreciate you!

    <3 ~Steen 

  8. 30
    Jan

    Free Dozen Minis With Every Order!

    Receive 1 dozen minis of your choice FREE with every cookie order placed today before 12:00 noon PST Friday, 02/03/12. Choose from the following flavors: 

    Brownie 

    Chocolate Chip

    Oatmeal

    Peanut Butter

    White Chocolate Macadamia 

    And don’t forget, one lucky Steen’s Cookies customer this week will place my 500th order and will win 5 dozen cookies! It could be you! Good luck! :) 

    Here’s how to order: http://steenscookies.tumblr.com/post/4875218044/how-to-order-steens-cookies

  9. 26
    Jan

    500th Order Giveaway!

    When I started Steen’s Cookies last March I had no idea that I’d still be in business almost 1 year later. The support that I’ve received from all of my customers has been amazing, and I thank you all so very much for the orders, referrals & encouragement. In less than 10 months I’ve baked over 8,500 cookies from scratch! This week I will reach my 500th order and 1 lucky customer will win 5 dozen cookies for placing that 500th order. It could be you! 

    Here’s how to order: http://steenscookies.tumblr.com/post/4875218044/how-to-order-steens-cookies

  10. 14
    Jan

    Holiday Weekend Specials (01/14-01/16/12)

    Hello all! I’m back in the kitchen after a long busy week off with two deals for you. I offered these specials at the top of the year and they did so well that I’ve decided to run them again. Place an order this holiday weekend and choose your own special! 

    1.) Buy 2, Get 1 Free: Order 2 dozen cookies and your 3rd dozen free!* (Use promo code MLK.) 

    2.) Pay only $5 for priority shipping. (Use promo code SHIP5)

    Both of these offers expire Monday 01/16/12 at 11:59 pm PST. Promo code must be used when placing your order. Promo codes cannot be combined with any other offers. 

    Here’s how to order: http://steenscookies.tumblr.com/post/4875218044/how-to-order-steens-cookies

    *of equal or lesser value. Offer also applies to mini cookies. Dozens can be sent to separate addresses. Additional shipping charges will apply.

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