I hope you have all had a great week. It has been very chaotic around here. Between just getting home from vacation, starting new Farmer’s Markets and several other things, it has been very busy.
Today I am not sharing a new thrifty find or tip. Instead I am sharing something very exciting that finally happened for us this week.
As most of you know, we have our own small home business, DTL Herbs LTD, We have been working hard building our business. Well, this week we got our Commercial Kitchen License!
We have been searching for the perfect commercial kitchen that we could rent for quite some time now. We finally found one and worked out the details. The Inspector met with us Monday morning to do an inspection and test us (yes, we have to know all the rules and regulations regarding food safety.). Not only did we pass the inspection but, we received ZERO violations! Apparently that rarely happens. The inspector said that generally everyone gets a few violations that are just minor things and can still pass the inspection. But, we got ZERO! Woohoo!
On Tuesday we started a new Farmer’s Market. During the day a buyer from a local store visited us. And walked away placing our FIRST commercial store order! She placed a large order. Fortunately she wants it delivered in 6 weeks. So, we have time to fill the order. She even ordered products that we haven’t sold to the public yet!
Wednesday we hired our FIRST part time employee! We knew once we got our Commercial Kitchen License this was going to happen. We can’t just do it with the two of us any more. When Troy and I sat down (a couple of years ago) and discussed what we wanted for the future of DTL Herbs and what we wanted to get out of it, one of the top 5 things was to be able to give other people a job. We are far from hiring a whole team of people but, we are finally on the road to helping others as well as ourselves. It is so rewarding to be able to do this!
So, it has been a busy and exciting week for us!
A big thank you to so many of my readers who have been so supportive of Troy and I and our small business! I know you all have prayed for and encouraged us! THANK YOU!
For those of you who entered the giveaway over on DTL Herbs, make sure you read who won!
Let’s check out some fun posts from last week’s party!
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage shared a beautiful thrifted plate along with a yummy thrifty recipe! Oh, when you visit her, congratulate her on her recent feature in Romantic Homes mag! Way to go Sandi!
Glenda at Flea Market Junky shared a lovely table set with wonderful thrift finds!
Sandy at The Wonders of Doing shared her reveal of her newly redesigned closet makeover!
Thank you ladies for sharing such wonderful posts with us! I hope you will grab the “I was featured” button for your blog!
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