Playing Bakery

December 23, 2011

It was an early morning..

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But opening is always fun because you get to set up shop! Let the creativity flow.

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Taking muffins from the oven and arranging them on shiny platters

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Arranging bars + scuffins on platters

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Sipping coffee..

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Sample displays…

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I had half an apple, the top of a broken Apple Streusel Muffin, 2 mugs of coffee (one decaf) and just now – a hot slice of Cinnamon Raisin Walnut straight from the oven!

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For the past 3 hours (WOW IT’S BEEN 3 HOURS!?) I’ve been working on our front counter displays, sweet arrangements, and more – getting ready for the day

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The under-counters have never been so organized!

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Time to go make a ton of cookie 6-packs!

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1 Lynn @ the actor's diet December 23, 2011 at 9:09 am

Ah to work in a bakery!!! Was always my childhood dream.

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2 Ellie@Fit for the Soul December 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm

hahahaa mine too!! Except I got to do it for a year, and it was MY business…:P
Kath, your store looks impeccably clean and PERFECT. I’m not just saying it either.

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3 kelsey December 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

That looks awesome! I bet you guys will be PACKED today!

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4 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

Everything looks sooo good! I’d have so much fun working there :D

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5 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats December 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

That is an early morning but I’m sure plenty of people will be appreciating all your efforts and baked goods today!

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6 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

Man your GH is MUCH more appealing than the one we have close to us. Yours looks like a chic bakery, ours is messy and they’ve sold our cinnamon swirl bread out from under us. Boo! I wish all of them were like yours!

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7 Pat December 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Ours was more toward the end of the spectrum you describe, then this fall it closed for a week or so and remodeled. Much more like Kath’s now. I just wish it was closer. I only get there once a month or so.

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8 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal December 23, 2011 at 9:26 am

You guys are hard at work. I love how everything is neatly organized.

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9 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

Wow! What a set up! I love the look of your bakery and all the yummy goodies to boot! Great job! I will also be busy baking cookies today for over the holidays…need to stock up…I keep giving them away! lol Have a great day!

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10 kalli December 23, 2011 at 9:36 am

everything looks beautiful! i so wish i could stop in and grab some holiday goodies….but alas i am no where near being close by….

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11 Cait's Plate December 23, 2011 at 9:40 am

Good luck!! I’m sure everything will just be FLYING off the shelf! If I were there I think I could single-handedly accomplish that for you! :)

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12 Cait's Plate December 23, 2011 at 11:08 am

PS – did you get a haircut?? It looks short and super cute! :)

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13 KathEats December 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

Yeah! A few weeks ago :)

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14 kathleen @ the daily crumb December 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

everything looks delicious and it is so nice to see how much you all love your bakery :) merry christmas!

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15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

Everything looks AMAZING Kath!!! Your post title reminds me of when I was little and my friends and I would ‘play bakery’ with easy bake ovens. Those were the days!! :) Have a great Friday!

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16 E December 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

Is that a Cambridge university sweatshirt you’re wearing?!? I went there for my masters and lived their for a while- it was magical! (if it’s not, just ignore me!)

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17 E December 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

*there

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18 KathEats December 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

Yep!!! I studied there one summer in college!

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19 Elisabeth December 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm

How cool! I’ve wished since college that I had taken the time to do something like that ;)

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20 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 23, 2011 at 9:53 am

looks like a very productive morning!! nice work! i’m sure it helps that you get some yummy bakery eats and coffee while you’re workin! ;)

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21 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 23, 2011 at 10:05 am

It all looks so good! I don’t know how you are able to work around all that deliciousness. :)

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22 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

Working in a bakery this time of year must be so much fun. Busy, but I bet fun! Enjoy!

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23 Meagan December 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

When you envisioned your life, did you ever imagine you’d own and run a bakery?! So cool.

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24 KathEats December 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

Never in a million years. Seriously.

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25 Erin December 24, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Haha. I never in a million years imagined I would move away from Virginia, and now I live in Japan! Funny how things don’t turn out the way you think they will.

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26 Johanna B December 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

It might be worth giving up my gluten free pigheadishness for one day right about now.

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27 Jennifer December 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

I wish I lived closer. Everything looks so yummy!

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28 Deva @ Deva by Definition December 23, 2011 at 10:41 am

that definitely sounds like a good way to get the day started – yummy baked good, time with your hubby, and an early start! I love getting up early – it’s so peaceful out.

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29 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 23, 2011 at 10:46 am

Scuffins, bars, dessert heaven is in full force in your world. Don’t work too hard…I know all that baking isn’t just fun and games…it’s a lot of work! But fun work I hope :)

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30 Erika - The Teenage Taste December 23, 2011 at 10:59 am

Wow, you are two busy bees! The bakery looks great though! So pretty and organized! :-D

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31 Mom December 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

Everything looks fabulously delicious. Please tell everyone there Happy Holidays! from all of us.

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32 Angel7 December 23, 2011 at 11:05 am

Coffee and sweet treats go good together :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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33 Jeni @ hippiewildmama December 23, 2011 at 11:25 am

You make work look fun! It looks like business is thriving, congratulations, I’m happy for you guys!

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34 Amanda December 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

Your store looks fantastic! Definitely a nice shopping experience for your customers. :)

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35 Lee December 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

Does Great Harvest have exact recipes that you have to follow or can you improvise when you bake? Everything looks delicious.

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36 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 23, 2011 at 11:42 am

Everything looks great, Kath! Good luck today!!

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37 Krista December 23, 2011 at 11:47 am

I’m a very early morning person, so a busy morning in a bakery with a good cup of coffee, getting ready for the day sounds fantastic to me. I am incredibly jealous of your success with GH! I would love to do that with my husband some day. What a dream job!

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38 Erin @ Big Girl Feats December 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

Oh yummm! I would love to organize the under cabinet parts too. And labeled containers! I think I’m swooning more about the possibilities of organization over the baked items (although those are pretty amazing too). ;)

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39 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

WOW–how fun! Have a great day selling :)

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40 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles December 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Fun day at the bakery! Although I have to say, being surrounded by that many sweets would be SO dangerous for me, haha!

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41 Maren December 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I love when I get on an organization/cleaning roll and I end up cleaning almost everything I own!! It’s the best.

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42 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Wow, that’s got to be a lot of work! The bakery looks terrific!

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43 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth December 23, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Your bakery looks like a fun place to work. But for my health, I couldn’t work there because everything looks so amazing I would have to eat it and I would end up twice the size I already am! The displays look great too.

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44 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine December 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Praline scuffins?!!? I thought those only existed in my dreams..

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45 The Healthy Apple December 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

This looks so pretty! I wish I lived closer to you so I could come play with all your goodies.
xoox
Love you and miss you!

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46 Megan December 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Nice lookin’ bakery you’ve got there Kath!! It’s very appealing to the eye and not to mention, probably the stomach :)

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47 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] December 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm

pumpkin chocolate muffins are beautiful!

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48 MelanieF December 24, 2011 at 8:37 am

How I wish we had a Great Harvest in Quebec now!

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