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.
Isn't this little rake the cutest thing you've ever seen?! We are covering tools with cookies for a sweet introduction to this fabulous landscaping company.
I love this as a marketing piece, for several reasons. One, the tools. Perfect for a constant reminder of what this company does best - lawn and landscaping services. Two, the cookies. This company is currently marketing to offices where they need to impact several decision makers. Individually wrapped cookies allows this to be shared among numerous people, without the added expense of doing a separate gift for each person. Three, the whimsy. It is just so fun, and so unique. When Daisy (the super fun general manager) walked into her office carrying one of these cookie-covered tools, she literally stopped traffic. And that's exactly what an effective marketing piece should do.
A fabulous way to make a gift extra special is to personalize it. Once a gift is personalized, it can only be for one person. No more gift-closet pulling at the last minute (of course I have a gift closet - and a well stocked one at that, but that's another cup of coffee), no more just grab-something-on-your-way-to-the-party. A personalized gift is special because the recipient knows you put effort into it. You thought about it, you thought about it ahead of time, and you made it something special.
Personalized gifts are not just for personal gift giving, they also work great for corporate gifts as well. What better way to have your clients remember your company than to make sure they have a flower pot on their desk with your logo hand painted on it?! The perfect size for storing all those desk necessities, pens, clips, scissors, etc., and they see your company every time they look at it.
Here are two gifts we recently sent. One for a new baby, and the other for an attorney's office. You know how much new Mom's love having their baby's name, initial, monogram, ANYTHING on everything!! We also put baby's birthday on the back of the pot. What a sweet addition to a nursery to hold all of those little things you need at your fingertips.
The attorney's office is sending these bouquets to new clients to thank them for their business. With the countless ads and billboards and phone books throwing attorneys at you, I bet these clients are going to be talking about the fantastic choice they made to everyone! And what better marketing than word of mouth?!
Our talented artist, Jennifer, can design something that's perfect for you. Whether for personal or corporate, think personalization to add that extra special touch!
John & Jesse at Finicky Window Cleaning are two of the most fantastic people I know. Their strong character is what makes their business stand out from others in their industry. And I love to support and promote them whenever I can. Plus, they give all of their customers a Finicky logo cookie from Kookie Krums whenever they have their windows cleaned. That right there says a whole lot about their character, don't you think?!
We did this cookie box for a giveaway at the recent Chamber meeting. Filled with a half dozen logo cookies, this is one where you are sitting in your chair whispering "pick me! pick me! please pick me!" Jesse took a photo of me holding the box doing my best Vanna White impression . . . or not so much.
Check out Finicky's website here, or their Facebook page here. They always have some good tips to share, and hey, it just might remind you to clean your windows!!
We were excited to be asked by Creative Contractors to make some beautiful bows. I know what you're thinking, it's not cookies, but we are very multi-talented over here at Kookie Krums!! And we do make gorgeous bows!
Our new friends at Creative Contractors were doing a ground breaking ceremony, and wanted the bows to tie on the shovels. What ceremony goes on with ground breakings! Makes me want to get involved with one because it just sounds like a really fun event.
Below is a photo of the shovels - I love how the scoops are painted gold! The bows were beautiful, don't you think?!
We are working with a great company, Showing Team Spirit, to offer these fabulous yard signs. I love them. Available in any team, name, or jersey number, these are a great way to support your high school athelete, or show your school or team spirit! If your school or athletic department is looking for a unique, fun, fundraising idea, consider this! What an awesome alternative to the traditional wrapping paper and catalog sales. I am loving them as a great indoor or outdoor accessory, placed in a potted plant, or by the front door. We currently have the Gators signs in stock. I know you all have your team though, so you'll have to let me know what I need to order!
Here's the technical details. Yard signs are made from 1/8-inch metal, and each sign has a high-quality 13-inch stake welded to the sign to ensure sturdiness. Without the stake, the football yard sign measures 13x6. The metal stake adds 13 inches to the height.
I'm working with the owners to see if we can get a smaller version of these to add to our cookie bouquets. How fun would that be?! I'll keep you posted. In the meantime . . . get your hot little hands on one of these. We're the first Florida retailers to carry them!
We were thrilled to work with Moreno Spine Institute on a basket for a corporate event recently. The crazy connection here, is that Kelly, the founder and former owner of Kookie Krums, had her back surgery here last year. She constantly sings their praises! So imagine when Kelly was working and in walks someone from Moreno interested in working with us! It was destiny!! We got to put together this amazing basket for a give-away. Don't you wish you were invited to this event?!
If you take a close look, you can see that inside the white basket, is another gold basket shaped like a star. A cookie bouquet bloomed out of the star basket, while the white basket was filled with various gourmet foods, coffees, and other delightful treats. This basket had it all! And what a great display! Want to draw everyone to your table at an event? Have something like this sitting there, and you won't go wrong!!
My wonderful client at Old Harbor Bank makes sure that her give-aways are the talk of the event! Using one of their mugs as our container, we put a bouquet of six cookies in the mug for a great gift that people hold on to long after the cookies are gone. Who can get enough coffee mugs?! Especially these, I love the unique shape of them. And as I heard from several people in the days following the two community events that these were given away at, these cookie mugs were the talk of the town! People were talking about where they came from (so now everyone knows her bank), and how great they were. Everyone was hoping to win them! And who can blame them?!
I know. Most of you are like me, and think cookies are medication. One in the same. I'm with you! Well, I have a medical rep for a client that is so creative with what she comes up with for her offices. I know they must love to see her coming every time. To introduce a new pill coming out, she had them put on cookies!! Ingenious, don't you think?! So I just had to show you . . the 100mcg cookies. If only all medication would taste like this!
If you haven't yet tried our logo / photo cookies . . . they are delicious!! And no, I'm not just saying that because I may be a little biased - it's true!! Talk to anyone who has tried these, and you'll see their eyes close and they'll say "Mmmm . . . those are soo good!" In case you haven't yet gotten in on the new way to do cookies - we can put your company logo, picture, words, virtually anything, in the frosting on a sugar cookie.
As a marketing tool, these are a very inexpensive, yet extremely effective way to go. As a party favor, they're perfect - you'll have people talking about them long after the guests have gone home and the confetti has been swept up. It's new, it's different, and now is the time to try it out for your event!
Clients have used these cookies for open houses, as a little thank you gift after a job, for party favor give-aways, for wedding receptions, for baby showers - you think of the event, and these cookies will make it fabulous!
If you happen to be in the Kansas City area - go see my guy Kevin Bost at All Star Auto Sales. He knows cars and will give you a great deal. And hey - you just might get some cookies too!!