HOW is it August 9th today? We sincerely hope you all are enjoying and squeezing the most out of these last few weeks of Summer! There are a few changes for next week’s baking availability due to school ID’s and schedule changes (closed 8/17). I CAN bake next Friday 8/18 if you need me. We are still closed Saturday 8/19 however. Just an FYI, I have ZERO orders next week thus far…so IF you need me, PLEASE (& Thank you) for heading to the online order form by Sunday midnight to get on next week’s schedule! Besides ‘Summer’ being greatly lighter in baking and next week being the week before school starts, I’ll take it a sign from the Lord to have most of my ‘baking week’ off :-)!? Remember, I only ‘bake when I’m booked’. I first book my work calendar around baking… then I plug in my other work hours from there… It’s a crazy weekly adventure that we love…most days! HapPy Summer to you and yours! SEE THIS Friday’s baking below! 🙂 -Melissa
SUMMER SCHEDULE| So most of my fellow batch-concierge bakers close almost all their Summers. Besides them having kiddos at home and Summer family busyness, it’s honestly pretty hot and can be more expensive to bake in our Texas Summer. This 2017 Summer will be my FIRST in SIX years that I’m taking some significant time off. Honestly though, during my ‘time off’,- I’ll be serving with VBS at our church, attending/serving three Dance Recitals, a Dance Nationals week, getting to spend time with my mom and dear Reinhard, who we only see once a year as they live in Brazil, Family Road Trip, Pine Cove
Host home, six weeks of Summer dance, six weeks of WEHS Strength and Conditioning Camp driving and then trying to squeeze in some work hours for my other job, ha! So please don’t envision me lounging in a lawn chair…or maybe you should…Oh for that to be true 😉 ! Honestly though, I love our action packed lives and thank the Lord humbly for the opportunities we have.
The below list is what we have so far but know that as family hopefully drives to see us, we will probably CLOSE a few more days in August. We promise to update as we go! So IF you’re interested in me baking for you this Summer, I suggest you plug that order into the ONLINE order form just as soon as possible and NOW is extra great! I will bake around you (outside current closures) if you book early. Please Book HERE. AFTER reading closures thus far, I cannot say Thank you enough for allowing us this first Summer of minimal baking…it seems to already be a FAST Summer as it is already half over!
SUMMER 2017 BAKING SCHEDULE| As of August 9th.
*Remember, whoever books online first determines the schedule and flavors. We only bake when we’re booked. We ask that you give us 1-2 weeks notice if not more in the SUMMER. Please know that we SINCERELY Thank you and are ALWAYS Humbled by your orders!
- August 17 CLOSED|
- August 19 CLOSED|
- August 21 First Day of school, WISD!
- August 22 & 23rd CLOSED| Decorated Cookie Order
20 HOURS| This was MY Dream six years ago…to work 20 hours a week baking, what I love! Now, this of course does not include holidays, as that’s not realistic. Why 20 you ask? Because honestly, I work another part-time job. These two jobs combined have me clocking in full time hours while also being the executive assistant to FOUR humans and three of these (our kiddos) DON’T DRIVE. This includes all three children’s carpools, three different school campuses, as no one qualifies for school busing and almost all extra curricular activities. Yes, I have fabulous ‘carpool mom help’, but ‘Ay, Caramba, ‘Oh My’! Sometimes, I feel as if I actually see myself driving down the streets going the other way… As well, I REALLY love serving my children’s schools and our church. Over the years, I’ve allowed those 20 hours to look more like 25, 30, 35 and 40 hours on a non-holiday prep week or holiday week. God has done something BIG in me in the loss of my beloved best friend and mentor Nancy McDaniel, who passed away January 18th after a 15 month fight against cancer. My heart (who struggles deeply with disappointing others) and my head have met head on…I WILL stay on task and ONLY BAKE a maximum of 20 hours weekly. I’m going to try to not miss those precious family moments. Did I also mention we’ve decided to dip our toes into the world of dance conventions and competitions? It’s my girl’s heart desire and I’ve finally realized it (after a few years) when I saw her literally dancing in her sleep… Life is too short and as I’ve learned recently via Nancy, aka our ‘CeCe’, that we are not guaranteed tomorrow. Now remember, I’m still working full time and I absolutely know I’ll work crazy hours during the holidays. However, once I’m booked a certain number of baking days weekly, I will close the others. My body AGE (gulp), mind and soul will no longer allow me to work into the wee hours of the morning or pull all nighters, yes, -my ‘ah ha’ moment. I’ve ALWAYS striven to be a concierge batch baker operating above and beyond the legal requirements of the Texas Food Cottage Law in a pet free, smoke free environment who values quality ingredients and crazy freshness… and I sure hope to continue! <3
NOW, more than ever, will we appreciate your ONLINE ordering in advance. It will be SUPER duper hard to stick to those 20 Baking hours, but we’ll be praying and trusting GOD to provide for both your and our needs! Please know that with notice (1-2 weeks preferably), I will do everything I can to get you on the baking schedule and look forward to baking for the BEST and kindest customers I could ever have hoped, prayed and dreamed of year’s ago! Seriously, YOU are…
How do you get on the baking schedule you ask? The ONLINE order form please! Did you know there there are TEN different ways customers can communicate with me via normal email, phone, text and social media? That online order form holds me accountable like nothing else! And, it has all that you ask of me in writing, fabulous! Lastly, our current ‘limited baking’ or ‘closures’ are ALWAYS posted on our weekly baking blog and above the online order form!♥ – Melissa Stone Melissa@ConfectionPerfectionByMelissa.com
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Friday, August 11th
Cupcakes: FOUR Flavors of YUM
- Heaven On Earth/HOE
- Triple Chocolate Temptation/TCT
- Wonderfully White/WW
Don’t forget, mini cupcakes are sold by the DOZEN (Due to box sizes and top heavy with icing- 12, 24, 36,etc.), but can be mixed in the FOUR flavors above.
8/11 Cupcake Online Ordering Deadline| Thursday 10th,- 5PM.
8/11 Pick Up: 5-7PM
PLEASE REMEMBER to hit ‘weekly baking’ when ordering and USE THE COMMENT SECTION to let me know quantities of cupcake flavors, etc..
OH YES, Want to ‘GET NOTIFIED’!? Receive weekly baking schedules, right in your email!?…Head HERE and just plug in your ’email address only’ to the far right>>>>
Ever wonder what a ‘Batch, Concierge Baker’ is verses a traditional store front? Read Here <3. We both have tremendous pro’s and con’s (however, who can find a con about a cupcake though really?)… We shop for gourmet products just like you!
‘Business hours’ | Determined by our clients…
We’re often asked on Facebook to publish our ‘Business Hours’… This is ALMOST impossible except for Mondays when we publish our ‘weekly baking schedule’! Basically, we can work backwards a bit meaning, we’re open for Saturday pickups normally between 10-Noon (we can often have your order ready by 9:30 if needed). We’re CLOSED Saturday from ‘NOON on till Monday mornings 8am’ (for faith, fellowship and family). We’re almost always on the phone verifying that week’s orders each Monday morning from 8-Noon. Other than that, we are at the ‘beck and call’ of those clients that have booked us for that week via the online order form. Whoever has booked us (at least a week in advance or at the very least by Sunday midnight, is how we determine our weekly baking hours and pick up windows. We can book your ‘baking and pick up’ ANY day of the week (except for closures), ANY time of the day (except Saturday Noon till Monday morning 8am), with your online order! DO NOT fret however, you can always order off the existing weekly baking schedule posted on Mondays. In the end, YOU, the client, determines our weekly baking schedule, other than closures.
We’re humbled to bake for you and yours and ‘Thank You’ dearly for your online orders. Please do try to book us at least a week in advance ESPECIALLY during the Summer, as we cut our baking hours a bit… Thank you ever so much for allowing us to bake for you, we promise to do our very best to make your experience and celebration memorable!
If you have any questions, please send us an email at: Melissa@ConfectionPerfectionByMelissa.com
Thank you dearly,