I am always curious and inspired by entrepenurs - people who have the ingenuity and drive to take an idea or passion and put it into action. I constantly flip through resources like Entrepreneur Magazine and Inc.com, reading interesting stories about the various steps different people have taken in the pursuit of starting their own business or company. It is definitely motivating to hear about entrepreneurs' processes and accomplishments - providing me with encouragement that one day I too will be able to be my own boss and dedicate my life to a passion project.
That is why I was so excited when this past weekend I got a lovely package of cookie goodness in the mail from my friend Lauren at Keep It Sweet Desserts, a brand new mail order dessert company. Lauren and I have been good friends for many years now, but let me tell you there is no bias here - her cookies are the real deal! But more than just creating some outstanding cookies, what impresses me so much about Lauren is that she had this ambition to create Keep It Sweet Desserts and took the initiative to actually make it happen. Coming from a banking and finance background, Lauren realized that while she was good at her job, her real love was baking. Sometimes what we are good at is not necessarily the answer for us in life, and astutely recognizing that, Lauren made the difficult decision to quit her job and start her own baking business.
That takes real guts my friends - to recognize your purpose and more importantly to actually go after it - and I am beyond inspired by her decision!
But now onto the cookies hehe .....
The packaging of the cookies was so cute! And then I discovered that I was sent FOUR different cookie flavors ... man were those cookies going to go fast hehe!
The four types of cookies that I was sent were: 1.) Chocolate Chip Cookie with Mocha Ganache, 2.) White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie, 3.) Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie, and 4.) Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Triple Chocolate Cookies (it's even better than it sounds!).
All of the cookies were absolutely delicious, had a flawless texture, and were perfectly moist - my favorite cookie probably being the Chocolate Chip Cookie with the Mocha Ganache (perfect for the chocoholic)!
I highly recommend you taking a look at Keep It Sweet's website to order some of her goodies online, and if you are in the Tri-State area Keep It Sweet also offers catering and dessert parties.
Whether for yourself or as a gift for someone special, Lauren's desserts at Keep It Sweet will put a smile on your face. And if you enter "DeconstructTheGirl" anytime before June 30, 2012 you will get 10% off!
I'm also pleased to announce that I am doing my very 1st GIVEAWAY on this blog now that it has been up and running for four months! Go visit Keep It Sweet Desserts and leave a comment below with which cookie or bar you would like to win. I will randomly choose a winner using Random.org on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 to win a dozen of their choice.
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1.) Follow Deconstruct the Girl on twitter (@deconstructgirl), then leave another comment right here telling me you did.
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2.) RT something to the effect "I want to win @deconstructgirl giveaway from @KeepItSweet_LL", then comment again to tell me here