Aug 16, 2013

Peanut Cookies



Ever feel like you are loosing your mind?
Like everything you touch falls apart?
Is your "to do" list much bigger then your "done" list?
Do you just want to crawl into bed, cover your head,
and sleep until you just wake up?
Yeah, me too!
I find myself really struggling to stay a float.
Here is it the 16th of the month and this is my
first blog post.
I have made a ton of cookies this month.
And I am TIRED!
I work a full time job, leave the house at 7am, often get home
after 6pm, only to toss some food at my
husband , son and dogs, and work on cookies.
Then when I get the cookies done,
there is still pictures to take, cookies to bag and box
and when that is all done, the last thing I want
to do is edit and watermark pictures, and the
thought of sitting down to write a blog post,
well...I just don't have it in me most nights.
I know we are all busy, I am not alone in this,
so I don't want your sympathy, what I want to know is

How do people, work full time, work on hobby businesses like cookies
or cake, and maintain a blog.
I know that in order to grow a blog, you have to be
on a schedule.  You have to post
good blog posts, and post them regularly.
I have come to conclusion, that, well,
I just can not do that.
I was talking to a dear friend of mine, a fellow blogger, who
also works a full time job, and she feels much the
same way I do.  Her blog is very successful, but she is
stressed all the time,
I have to wonder, Is it worth it?
Is it even possible to have a successful
blog AND work a full time job?
If so, how?
I just don't have it in me, I don't think I am
a lazy person, although some days I just want to spend my
day on the couch watching Bravo TV.
But I do care about my blog, I want it to grow, but
I just don't know how.
Do you have any idea how heartbreaking it is
to work really hard making cookies you are proud of,
take the time to picture them just perfect, edit them to
perfection, spend hours creating a wonderful blog post, only
to post it and have 20  people see it, and of those 20 people,
no one leaves a comment.
How about that total sense of failure, when you
post a picture of Facebook and 145 of your 2,500 likers see it?
Yeah...that all sucks.
Instead of busting my bum, only to get upset,
I have decided to stop stressing about it.
I will do WHAT I can...WHEN I can.
Sorry, if you are here and expecting regular posts.
Sorry, if you want to know that every M-W-F, there will be
a new post at The Cookie Puzzle at 9 am.
Sorry if you think I am a total looser, who can
not get her act together.
Haters gonna Hate
And there is nothing I can do about it.
Take it or leave it
My world will go on.
Oh...these cute Peanut cookies, I made them
for my sister, for her birthday.
Happy Birthday Susan!
Until next time (whenever that might be)


  1. I feel like this entire post was taken right from my head and heart. except for the kid and husband and dog part.... If you ever figure out the magic answer to this all let me know!! In the meantime, I am with you. I can only do what I can do! :)

  2. oh Kim I am in the exact same boat! Except now pregnant and that's when I went through the same internal crisis as you. I decided that if I go a month without posting then my readers are just going to have to deal. One can only do so much and your sanity is most important! The long hours + inability to fix up pictures and write the blog post is the reason I don't keep up well enough with the social media side of things. I've just decided I need to be happy where I am. And I am. :) Hang in there mama, your readers will be there for you!

  3. I'm happy to read your blog whenever it comes :). Love the peanut cookies, especially that you left the black and white like the comic strip. I too wonder how to get it all done and I'm slowly learning that we can't do it all, it's not worth trying to do it all either because it just leaves you feeling stressed and tired. So do what you can, when you can and enjoy the moments in between.

  4. I understand what you are going thru with your blog. I really do.

    I love your blog! in fact..I've had your blog button on my blog for a while now. =)
    i love your cookies and your Cookies for Ipads!!

    Sometimes..I work on my posts on the weekend ( or extra time as I can find it..) and "schedule" my posts. I only post one, maybe 2 times a a parent of a Autistic Child..and because my blog is about books that I have read...I dont have alot of time.

    You are doing a great job!! =)

  5. I love ya to pieces Kim. You are not alone. We all go through this. We have a passion for what we do & we want to put all we can into it but at the end of the day we are human. You are a wonderful mother, wife & friend. Your blog is great & it is YOUR blog. Do what you can when you can. Just find the joy again & everything else is just gravy.

  6. You're amazing -just do what you can and the rest doesn't matter. Raising a child with Autism is a feat in itself as well. I don't know how you do all you do! Take care of yourself.

  7. I am brand new to the cookie world. I just baked my very first batch of cookies last night. I've been reading blogs, checking out Facebook, buying supplies, etc for the past month getting prepared.

    A friend clued me in to "bloglovin" so I can get updated blogs when they happen. You don't have to check on someone to know if they have posted everyday or not. Every morning I have an email that lists all the updated blogs and I read carefully through each one as I have time through out my day.

    Please do not stop! You ladies are my heros! I look at your work and wonder HOW are you doing this? Will I ever have 1/100 percent of the talent these ladies have?? I have tried to make comments as I read, but sometimes I don't want to show how ignorant I am to all of this, so please forgive me when I don't take the time to say how wonderful each cookie looks to me. I've been afraid if I make too many comments because I have been in such awe that you will feel that I am stalking y'all!! (And I guess I am!!)

    Please take care of yourself and your families, but don't stop your cookies - it's obvious you have a love for them! Post when you can, I'll be here!

  8. If you can't do everything in life, then DON'T.
    I give you permission.
    I also give you permission to take a break and watch T.V. sometimes. Your brain and body need down time.
    Of course, my permission means nothing as I am not an authority figure.
    But I hope you have a better day. After all, you have cookies.

    1. Thank you for your kind words Julie! Sometimes I forget to allow myself some down time. I am pretty sure if I don't blog everyday, the world will not come to an end. You made my day...I pray you have a blessed day too!

  9. Life does have a way of continuing on whether we are ready for it or not. I am learning to take each day as it comes, do what I can and let the rest go. Tomorrow is another day with enough problems and worries of its own. You have been a great encouragement to me and I am sure to many others. This is worth more that 1000 views on Facebook or 20,000 average viewers in Google analytics. You are touching people, one person at a time. Be encouraged friend.

  10. It always makes me happy to stop by your blog! The cookies look amazing! Pinned. We sure do love having you be a part of our party! Please stop by tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. It's a thrill to have you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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