What can Covid-19 do for our U.S. Public Education System? A stupid question you might say. Yet, in my opinion, the shortfalls that we have witnessed for years, and now highlighted even more so with this pandemic, will have rattled this country so badly that finally, we will have the stomach for serious and fundamental…

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Photo of Medella Vina Ranch Sign

Yes, I had to get back in the saddle again, and pony up to the fact that if we’re going to stay in business, we kind of need to sell something. After nearly two months, we had our first (little) market yesterday, Sunday, May 17th! We’ve stayed pretty low during these couple of months for…

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Picture of Covid-19 virus

Per Governor Ducey’s May 4, 2020 Covid-19 News conference, dine-in restaurants can re-open on Monday, May 11th while following particular guidelines and restrictions. (See below for updated Pima County Supervisors rules regarding outdoor dining as of 5/13/20.*) While we at A Simple Cookie operate only through our online store, farmers’ markets (very limited at this…

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Last year when I wrote my resolutions and personal goals for 2019, life was a lot different. On the same front, our business was in a very different place. Today’s blog, even though a few days late into the year 2020 already, I will be mapping out my personal goals for 2020. My theme for…

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We are ready to get real about opening our shop. In order to do that, we need to be realistic about the scope of a shop we can afford, and that includes the interior as well as the shop itself. As Mom wrote about in her blog, Future Coffee Shop- It’s about time! Over the…

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logo for U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Recently we have let our membership in our local chamber of commerce lapse. It was completely by accident. We got busy trying to get our business off the ground and spent most of our money, energy and time on our own business. However, over the past couple of weeks, the Director of Business Development for…

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Photo of the inside of "Friends" Central Perk Coffee shop

Haley and I talked just recently that planning for our future coffee shop / cookie bakeshop needs to be revived. It will never become a reality if we fail to plan. Plus, the real-time aspect will actually put the dream on paper and cement our needs and wants. Nothing like black and white numbers to…

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Getty Images of coffee beans and coffee cup

I love coffee.  I remember the very day that I fell in love with coffee. It was like a scene out of a fairytale. I was in high school on a backpacking trip with my brother in Nicaragua. We were sitting in a small cafe in Esteli. I remember looking around at the brightly colored…

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Set goals that make you jump out of bed in the morning!

Over the past few years, I’ve been working on balancing work, life, and side-hustles. I’ve tried different strategies on keeping up my motivation throughout the week to be productive. Before I only had to juggle school and work, which wasn’t as difficult since I was single and cat-less. But now that I am married with…

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