WAHOO! AND WELCOME! To all you who have had to reflect, rethink and remember where your core will always lie -- at their grandma’s kitchen table with milk and cookies -- welcome to the first of many cookie musings. And yes, that’s is where my life’s path has brought me back to the calm and comfort reflections of my grandma’s kitchen table. And yes, I am eating a cookie as I type. Why NOT!It’s Wahoo Wednesday!
I hope all of you who have either had a Wahoo cookie at my house or some cookies at my fun parties or ordered from the website understand that this is more than just a fun business endeavor for my daughter and me. This is my way of using a talent -- cookie baking -- and giving it to you. Also, and equally important, this Wahoo Cookie venture has become the vehicle to help me reinvent the character -- ME!
Started as a lark, the company grew out of a family gathering where I had baked and iced pumpkin cookies for my family, especially the grandkids. Grandkids are life-changers, in and of themselves. On that day, it became hard for me to convince my own family that I had made these cookies and not bought them. At that point, the girls in my life (daughter & daughter-in-law) started to research possible cookie company names and websites. Why NOT!
Finding a company name was easy: WAHOO! The word has always been a part of my vocabulary stretching back to my days as a high school principal. I used “Wahoo!” to celebrate the “small” student wins because most of my students never heard an encouraging word and to me it conjured “love & fun.”
My daughter agreed to be the Social Media Director, a loose title, which encompasses anything on the internet -- website, emails, tWITTER,, Facebook posts, and the list goes on. This is a good exercise for her as well, since having our first grandbaby. Much haS changed for her including Google Suites. But nap times are her working hours.
Now you know the why and how we got to this point. But this is just the beginning for more fun and love to come every week as you, the cookie consumer, and I journey down a path. Where it heads I’m not sure, but I pray my heart will always be open to new opportunities and of course Love & Fun. Why NOT! Embrace the moment and enjoy life as if today was your last! Your Wahoo Cookie Baker