Stacey Woods Photography My fabulous friend, Stacey Woods, is an incredible photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and children photographs. She has also taken some amazing shots of our delicious gourmet cookies that will make your mouth water!!
Hallmark Development This is one of our satisfied corporate clients. and we really enjoy working with this stellar group. Hallmark Development of Florida is a diversified real estate development firm founded 43 years ago by Daniel Engelhardt. It has developed roughly 630,000 square feet of office and service-center space with nearly 160 tenants at the Airport Business Center near the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on 140th Avenue North in Clearwater.
Currently, Hallmark is building Pinellas County's first privately owned LEED office building. When complete, this 25,290-square-foot building will be the international headquarters for The Moorings/Sunsail.
Confetti Events Jamie & Laurie are two of the most creative girls I know. Event planners extraordinaire, you will be amazed and inspired by their ideas and talent. I've enjoyed getting to know them, and have loved working with them. I hope you'll check them out for your next event!
Dreaming Giggles Design You will love Patti's talent and her fabulous creations!! All of her items are custom designed, and working with Patti is a great experience.
Finicky Window Cleaning You will love John & Jesse, owners of this business, and will be amazed with their work! These people know how to do windows, and do it right! Plus, customers receive Kookie Krums cookies with the Finicky logo on them . . . a yummy reason to have your windows washed today!
Blogs I Follow
Two Shades of Pink My gorgeous new friend, Jessica, has an amazing story of her journey to motherhood, and daily chats about her life in the trenches. You'll laugh out loud, and sometimes cry as you read; I love her perspective on life!!
Mom2Drew My incredibly sweet friend Jenny writes about life with her little boy (who is also incredibly sweet and very cute!). A totally different perspective than those of us with girls, although she does have a baby girl on the way! I always find her posts encouraging. I know you will too.
Confetti Events Blog I love this blog! New ideas, amazing finds, innovative designing . . . this one always gets my creative juices flowing!
Stacey Woods Photography See life's most precious memories through Stacey's lens as she lets us get sneak peeks of photos she's proofing for clients. Gorgeous shots, beautiful photos, and sweet Southern stories!
Bring the Rain For those of you who have ever lost a child, or know someone who has, this blog is incredible. Having lost four babies myself, giving birth to one and knowing her for a brief four hours before she died, I can tell you every sentiment, every feeling, every sentence is absolutely true. From mourning to dancing, this blog will completely bless you.
Recently, a local school held a "Bring your Child to Work Day." I have a three year old, so they are not yet given a "day off" for this field trip. However, my friend at the business next door was out of town, and his daughter needed someone to go to work with . . . and who would you want to shadow more than the woman making the cookies?! So I had a surrogate daughter for part of the day. Olivia Larson is an adorable ten year old girl, who came in ready to go with her apron already on! We had a blast together making cookie bouquets, and photographed some specials for the website. Although she found a lot of broken cookies . . . as the broken ones are free for snacking on . . . she had a great time and hopefully learned that your work can be fun and you can love what you do! Thanks, Olivia . . . I enjoyed having you with me!
The world's largest annual decorative painting show is coming to Tampa, and Kookie Krums was privileged to be part of the press release! The Society of Decorative Painters 36th Annual Conference, "Share the Magic of Painting," will be held May 26-31 at the Tampa Convention Center.
Kookie Krums was honored to have the opportunity to create cookie bouquets in our hand painted flower pots, complete with various items provided by SDP, including paints, paint brushes, programs, press badges, and the news release. SDP did a wonderful job of creating a unique and effective way to announce their event, and we had so much fun putting these bouquets together!
The conference will have more than 165 classes and events, and the public is welcome to attend. Admission is $10; however, you can get a $2 coupon by visiting SDP's website. With admission, you can access the art displays and expo, offering discounted products, demonstrations, and make and take projects. The expo at the Convention Center will be open 10am - 5pm Thursday, May 29, and Friday, May 30, and from 9am - 2pm Saturday, May 31. You can get your tickets at the door.
You are also invited to attend "A Brush with Excellence Gallery," a free event where works of art by prominent painters will be displayed and sold. The Grand Opening for the gallery takes place from 7-10pm Thursday, May 29, in Ballroom A. Additional gallery hours are 10am - 5pm Friday, May 30, and 9am - Noon Saturday, May 31st.
We encourage you to support this amazing group and check out the show!!
Ok, so I'm not really sure if "deliciousness" is a word, but it certainly seems perfect here! Our cookies could be in the dictionary next to the word! Seven flavors of rich, gourmet, mouth watering and addicting flavor, is there any wonder why we are consistently voted Best Cookies in Tampa Bay by Tampa Bay Magazine? If you're one of our devoted fans, you know what I'm talking about . . . when the smell of fresh hot cookies is permeating the entire block, when you get the cookies as they're still warm and gooey and they melt in your mouth . .. that is happiness. If you haven't yet experienced our cookies, come on in! We would love to meet you, and to introduce you to your newest craving!!
I'm new to blogging, so bear with me if I do anything crazy! We thought this would be a fun way for you to keep up with us, new things that are happening here at Kookie Krums, fun contests, great offers, yummy dessert recipes, and whatever other outrageous ideas we have. We have a blast every day (have I mentioned I love what I do?!) and now we're giving you a sneak peek behind the counter! We'd love to hear from you, so feel free to send us your comments. Enjoy!