We have a bakery!!
With tables + chairs (Thanks to CAROLINE at IKEA Baltimore for all of her help with them!) Ball jars soon to be filled with wheatberries + signs!
We have merchandise racks
That are now filled with delicious retail add-ons!
Mom + Gram – recognize your antique basket!?
We have cakestands – with homemade label stands!
All ready for sweets!
There are more shelves to fill
And homemade mixes to make! [Like our recycled library table from Possessions Recycled!?]
We have a crazy husband
And a great friend for helping us out! Thanks Faith!
Apple snack to hold me over to dinner
Matt and I worked straight through till 7PM and then called it quits. We strategically planned a dinner out tonight! A bit of biking (and driving for Matt) and we met out our destination –
Continental Divide! I’d call it a hole in the wall, but it’s really a nice restaurant. But it’s also hidden – and when you eat there you feel like you’re part of a secret
We started with beers – hard-earned beers!
Brooklyn Brown for me, Old Rasputin for him
No tequila was consumed in the making of this blog post. I swear!
We were working! Making lists. The usual!
For dinner I got the same irresistible burrito I got the last time we ate there. Filled with beans, mushrooms, peppers and cheese, it was DELICIOUS!
Came with a side of rice, a spicy tomato sauce, and a PUMPKIN MUFFIN!
I ate one burrito (saved the rest for leftovers), most of my rice and the muffin for dessert!
Off to get some rest – tomorrow I’m going to the bakery and staying all day!
the bakery looks fab! congrats
Cait @ Beyond Bananas says
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! And love how your hubby is doing a little bit of superman action!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
How exciting! It is looking fabulous!
Stacy @ Every Little Thing says
WOW the bakery looks great! Love the tables and the cakestands and card holders. All your hard work is paying off!
I see you’ve reached the part of opening a business where you’ve lost your minds and become completely wacky (at least one of you!) That means the end (or the beginning) is near!
I love watching this process and wish you so much success and joy!
[email protected] says
Congrats Kath and Matt!!! This is a huge accomplishment!
Your baking place is beginning to look totally operational. The counter seems really friendly. And, your husband looks like an integral part of it all, especially without the creepy carnival hawker hat. Hope your week goes well.
Wow it’s looking so great! You guys are going to have a ton of customers!
This bakery looks amazing! Congratulations I’m so excited for you 🙂
A celebratory dinner where you enjoyed your food but still was mindful about eating sounds PERFECT!
Will you sell gluten free bread at the bakery?
What are some healthy snacks to feed 8th graders
for a retreat?
Baking 'n' Books says
Granola bars made with rolled oats, nuts and dried fruits! Wholegrain carrot muffins. Fruits and veggies (that’s a given though isn’t it? 🙂 )
I love the cute tables Kath!
I would avoid nuts with kids possibly having nut allergies (can be deadly).
Veggies and healthy dips/hummus always a hit for sure!
Also they could do make their own “pizzas” on pitas (you lay out toppings like
tomato sauce, veggies,etc for them to chose from (unless too huge a group of
Baking 'n' Books says
Good point! Forgot about that…um, no nuts! Try seeds…maybe!
Agree with the hummus – although there are more people than I thought that can’t tolerate chickpeas.
Salsa dip! With veggies and pita bread. Ditto the pizza’s. Can never go wrong…
Looking good! I really, really love the lights. Very modern industrial 🙂
the bakery looks so good! you guys did an awesome job! can’t wait to see pics when it’s stocked with all the bread and other goodies!!!
The bakery is looking great! And I love that green table!
So awesome to see the bakery coming together! I love it. Everything goes together so well. I hope you guys are proud! Your hubby is just as crazy as mine.
I wish you both the best of luck with the bakery. It looks wonderful. Too bad I’m way too far away (in Canada!) But if I’m ever in your neck of the woods, I’ll definitely pop in!
Holly @ The Runny Egg says
So cool to see everything coming together! And I love that green table — I’d put that in my house in a heartbeat.
I am cracking up over the “parts enclosed” pictures!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
The bakery looks amazing!! You guys are doing an incredible job!
It looks like it’s coming along great! I wish I lived close enough to pay a visit when it opens!
The bakery looks great! I am coming to Cville for 6 weeks this summer so I will definitely stop by! Oooh…i LOVE the pumpkin muffins at continental divide! One of my favorite childhood memories! 🙂
lynn @ the actor's diet says
it’s all looking so wonderful kath – excited for you! PUMPKIN MUFFIN!!!
Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food says
Everything is looking AMAZING! It really shows how much your hard work has paid off!
So glad you had a nice night out to get a little relaxation in. Best wishes for the next few days! 🙂
Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey says
I love Matt’s sign! Cheeky! 😉
And I really, really love that green table. It’s beautiful, and totally my style.
The bakery looks great… really. You do realize you are going to have all of us readers trekking up there to visit at some point, right?
(and “Hi” to your little helper, Faith! 🙂
Lindsey @ Morningstar Project says
Congrats!! I can’t believe how it’s finally all come together, looks beautiful. And Matt just cracks me up, you are one lucky wife 🙂
Heidi - apples under my bed says
wow, it’s so exciting! It looks great, well done 🙂
What a beautiful space! Lovely:).
Allie (Live Laugh Eat) says
LOOKS GREAT [HARVEST]!! Wow you got so much done in just one week.
haha, that first pic of Matt is hilarious….
Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic says
It’s really coming together! Looks great!
Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says
Kath the bakery is just shaping up beautifully!
The cake stands are great, and i love the recycled green stand. Shabby chic yet modern all in one. Love it!
And you totally deserved that beer. Whoa, lady. You’ve been working so hard! Take a load off before it all starts again tomorrow 🙂
Oh my gosh. I love it. I love it all. This is so exciting and I’m not even a part of it haha. Love the addition of Naturally Nutty!! Can’t wait to see it finished [and in person]!! 🙂
looks awesome kath!!
Muffin with a burrito?! Interesting….very interesting. And the bakery is lookin’ good!
kaila @ healthy helper! says
It looks awesome! I can’t wait to come visit one day and see it in person! Wow I can’t believe how much its come together over only a couple of days!
Namaste Gurl says
Wow Kath, the bakery looks absolutely AMAZING. Way to go both of you! If I lived near you, I’d be there bright and early opening day:)
Jess @ atasteofconfidence says
It looks great!! coming together nicely:)
I just started following your blog and am so excited to watch your bakery unfold! It looks amazing! And I love all your recipes. If I find myself in Charlottesville I will surely be stopping by!!!
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
Awesome!!! It looks great! All the hard work has definitely paid off.
Congratulations … it looks absolutely beautiful!
I adore the green table. Such a nice pop of cool color in a warm, inviting place.
Such a sophisticated looking bakery… love it!
Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) says
This is all so exciting! The bakery is really coming a long! I literally squealed when I saw the tables and chairs, they look FANTASTIC!!
Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out says
Yay!! And Bwahhahahaha @ Matt!
Lesley Lifting Life says
It looks awesome!!
The bakery is looking great. Love the “Parts Enclosed” pictures–too funny! 🙂
Wow, the bakery is really looking awesome!
The bakery looks awesome. It’s by far the best GH I’ve seen.
I love when all of the small details finally come together! Everything looks great.
The Healthy Hipster says
I love how you’ve integrated the vintage and personal pieces with modern stainless steel. Its the same urban cottage aesthetic that you do so well on your blog! Wish you all the best!
Danielle @ weightsandmeasures says
You do have a bakery! I am glad that is coming together so well. A pumpkin muffin is not what I would expect to be served aside a burrito, but I like unexpected.
SO HAPPY for you guys!
Jenn Radtke says
Looks so good!!!
Krissy - Shiawase Life says
Mmmm! Gotta try that place! It’s on my list…
Oh, and on Sunday night guess what I tried for the first time?! Moose Drool!!! I had to, after you raVed about it =)
HERE!? In CVILLE!?!?! WHERE!?!?
Krissy @ Shiawase Life says
Unfortunately, not in Cville – I was in WA state over the wknd.
ahh i went to continental divide for the first time on cinco de mayo and loved it! such a great spot. i like how the margaritas are served on the rocks and in a reasonable sized glass. i had their Blackened Tuna entree from the specials list and it was awesome.
I am so excited to see the progress of the bakery! And also [still] seriouslyyy bumming im outta cville before it opens. pretty sure i would have been a regular customer. regardless, whenever im back in the area, i know where my first stop will be!
Good luck with the rest of the opening preparations!!
Lu @ A Mix of it All says
I love the look of your bakery. I would be there everyday. It’s bad enough that there is one a couple of blocks away from my work. Those beers were hard-earned!
Silvia @ skinny jeans food says
Whoohoo! Beautiful bakery! Great job! Please send a great harvest entrepreneur up to Maine, too!
Abby [email protected], Drink and Be Aware says
Congrats Kath! The bakery looks fabulous. May I ask what color that orange is you used in the bakery. I am wanting to paint an orange room in my house but need to find just the right shade. If you could share that would be great. You and Matt deserved a nice dinner out. Yum.
It’s Roasted Squash (YUM!) Valspar by Lowes
J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
Tables and chairs, yay!
Your dinner looks sooo good! Love burritos!
Kathy W. says
Looks fantastic!! I could definitely see myself stopping in for a loaf + a sammie!
Rofomom @REAL life in Rofo says
Love, Love, Love the labels that were on the cake stands – especially after reading your post about trying to find good ones! I’ll have to tuck that idea away for later 🙂
Amanda (Eating Up) says
The bakery looks great! This is so exciting!
The place is looking good!
Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy says
Ha! I love the photos of Matt! 🙂
And pumpkin muffins — yum!
Ashley @ Feeding Ashley says
The bakery looks fantastic!
Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner says
Kath, you always have so much fun! YAY! I’m so excited for you with your Great Harvest!!! Which bread are you going to make there first when you open up?
Oh gosh, I don’t know! Matt might bake something this weekend, but I’m not sure what.
Kat @ Cupcake Kat says
Yay I’m so happy for you! Your bakery looks great. Matt made me laugh
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
YAHH looking great, girl!! 🙂
Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet says
Oh wow the store is really coming together!! It looks amazing!!
And I’ve never heard of the Continental Divide, but it looks delicious. Is it downtown??
It’s on Main Street near the bridge over the train tracks
Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates says
Wow. The bakery looks great! I love the modern feel. I wish I could get some sweets there, but I’m so far awayyy!
Gina @Runningtothekitchen says
the “parts enclosed” sign was hysterical, something my husband would’ve totally done too. the bakery is looking so good! i love the idea of those jars filled with wheatberries.
If you’re selling Naturally Nutty… is there any chance you’ll start shipping internationally? 😀
Maybe!? If you’re willing to pay the shipping, I could probably sell you a jar 🙂
OMG, I absolutely would!! Seriously! The only thing is that I know it’s really problematic to do personal bank transfers between countries… do you think you’ll be setting up an online shop at any time? Or do you know of a way to make it work? Not that I”m trying to add extra jobs to your list, just that I truly would if there was a way!
We’ll have to talk when we’re open
Paulina (One Smile Ahead) says
Wow it’s looking great!! Congrats! :] I love all the little details. So cute!
Everything is coming together so well! The store looks great!
Haha, you’re husband is too funny. 🙂
I stumbled onto your blog a couple of weeks ago and am now completely smitten with doughboy smoothies! Thanks so much.
The pictures of all the yummy Great Harvest breads that you eat has me vowing to give GH another go when I am in the States this summer. Do all GH stores sell the same things? (For example, the jars of nut butters in the picture above or the granola that you rave about?)
No, they don’t all have the same, but many of them do.
Hooray! It looks great.
Ahhh, so exciting!!! Amazing job!! Everything looks great. I love how bright + clean it looks inside. Also, I LOVE that table..omggg. Such a good find!!
Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says
It looks amazing!! Congratulations 🙂
Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit says
the bakery is looking BEAUTIFUL!
Bakery looks great. Can’t wait for it to be filled with yummy baked goods 🙂
Wow! This looks amazing- every day must make you feel prouder of yourselves, and so you should! Great going to both of u!
The bakery is looking really good! Clean, simple and cosy:)
So exciting! 🙂
I’m in the nursing stages of my new blog and it’s awesome to see your nursing stages of the new bakery! Cheers to new beginnings! 🙂
Everything is looking great! Its so cool to see the entire process from when there was practically nothing to now where it is clearly a bakery!
Emma (Namaste Everyday) says
the place looks awesome! I really can’t wait to make a pilgrimage and come visit! I love that bell jars are part of the decour. They are such a nice touch
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
Looks amazing! Wish I lived close and could come by!
i love matt’s sense of humour – very funny!
congrats to you both on the bakery. it is just amazing. that library table is a gem, and i love how you incorporated the antique basket…everything looks just wonderful. all the best to you both.
[email protected] Flying ONION says
The bakery is looking so great!! I’ll bet you can’t wait for opening day. 😀
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
Wow it looks almost ready to open! So exciting! 😀
Haha Matt is such a goof!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
It’s coming together! I LOVE the library table!
Ha…Matt is such a goofball! Glad to see you both are in good spririts, despite your exhaustion.
The bakery is shaping up terrifically! Your attention to detail is imprinted all over it. I simply ADORE that renovated table…the shade of green paint is so cool.
Now, the fun will will begin…as you’ve been known to exclaim, “whee!”
Kath – Let us know how us long distance folks can support you in this business endeavor, i.e. online purchases of grand opening t-shirts, etc.
Haha – ‘wheeee’ indeed!
I definitely think you should do online purchases with international shipping 😀
Kristen Waby says
Good luck! It’s looking amazing!
Jess (Sweet Potato) says
That burrito looks fantastic! The muffin is somewhat random, but I like it! Its kind of different.
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Woohoooo! Congrats Kath! Everything looks great! The decor is awesome and I love the looks of your retail products. Can’t wait to see the loaves on the shelves too!
Everything looks amazing! My dream is to one day have a bakery so watching your progress is a huge inspiration! Can’t wait to see more
Wow! Your bakery looks great! I love how you are decorating the place! I defintiely need to plan a visit!! 🙂
i love love your homemade label stands!! brillant kath!! everything is coming together so great!
hemp jogger says
the place looks great! so excited for you guys.
Angela (Oh She Glows) says
The bakery looks beautiful! It’s amazing what you’ve done in such a short amount of time. It will look even better when the counters are packed with yummy FOOD!
Samantha Angela says
It looks so great! I’m so excited for you guys! 😀
The bakery looks great!!! Can’t wait to see some action shots once everything is up and running!
Congratulations on the bakery – it looks really great (especially love the little tables!) 🙂
Ok Kath, geeze, you have twisted my arm. I’ll go check out my local Great Harvest. 😉
[email protected] says
SO exciting! Can’t wait to see it when it opens!
Congrats Kath and Matt!! The place is looking so wonderful!!!
The bakery looks great! I am wishing you guys all the success in the world!!
In the midst of an economic downturn it is exciting to see someone take a risk – you will do great!!! We just hired a nutrition student for our practice to do some clerical work and marketing. Who would know?!? and she’s great!!! small businesses rock! I wish you mucho success on your opening and hope you are prepared for greatness!!!
Laura (Starloz) says
oh, i love the feel of the bakery, it’s splendid. congrats you two.
Oh, everything looks wonderful so far!