It’s HERE!

It’s here, it’s finally here!  After months of work and a few delays “Baking Life Healthy: The Secret Recipes Behind the Business” e-cookbook is finally here!  

When I first shared with you that I was going to write an e-cookbook I was excited.  I had big dreams and big plans.  It was already almost complete when I wrote that post and I sincerely thought that I’d have it ready to go within a few weeks. 

Baking Life Healthy e-cookbook!

Then I got scared.  The great “what ifs” took over and pretty soon I was paralyzed with fear, unable to click “PUBLISH”.  

What if nobody buys it?  What if everyone things I’m lame.?  What if they don’t like my recipes? What if my friends laugh at me?  What if my family is embarrassed by me? What if it completely tanks and confirms what I fear, that deep down I am a failure?

The story of how I got from there to here is long and one for another day, but what I will say is that in the middle of a load of laundry & a great podcast (I ♥ personal development) I  realized that everything I fear exists only in my head.  By NOT putting myself out there I had decided to accept failure before success ever had the chance to exist.

So here we are, I’ve published it and it is officially for sale!

I’m nervous.  And excited.  And really, really nervous but it’s done, and I’m glad.

Truthfully,  I hope you want to buy it.  I hope that you share it with your friends and I hope that they take these recipes and run with them.  I hope my Instagram feed is filled with YOUR versions of what started in my kitchen.  Secretly, or maybe not so much any more I hope it’s a success.

The reality behind those desires and the success of this e-cookbook remain to been seen but I can go to bed tonight happy.  I took the leap, I clicked “PUBLISH” and I faced the “What ifs” head on.  

Today, I no longer chose to accept failure, today I made the decision to give success a chance.

Thank you ALL so much for your support, your encouragement and your friendship.  You are loved, you are cherish and you are valued!

Now…to buy the book click the picture above, or the button below.  If you’re as excited as I am, please share this post on your social media and invite your friends to get a copy too!  Snap photos of your creations and please use the hashtag #OFSBakes so I can see all your yummy treats!

Let’s Get Baking!

Thank you again and HAPPY BAKING!

Exciting Announcement #1 (Hint: There’s FREE STUFF!)

Brownie Bites

3 years ago Baking Life Healthy launched.  My passion for baking, for real ingredients and for good food turned into a business and overnight I was bombarded with customers.  It was amazing, it was fun and it was more than I’d ever thought possible.

It was also poorly planned, I was unorganized, I didn’t take a look at my pricing well and before I knew it I was drowning.  I loved the business, I loved the customers & I loved being able to sell people food they could have confidence in (where they could read & recognize every. single. ingredient). What I didn’t love was how tired I was, how my family was suffering and how I could see no way of making it better, of streamlining what I was doing while still maintaining the quality.

So, with a sad heart, just over a year after it began, Baking Life Healthy came to a close.  I had sad customers, I had my own sad heart but I also knew it wasn’t over yet.  

I’ve continued to bake these past few years, feeding my family and often times anyone close enough to take a “treat bag” home with them.  Corey’s employees & friends have sampled many a trial day recipe and I’ve kept at it.  

My passions have evolved over the years, long gone are the days of lethargy and poor eating choices.  I’ve really come to love being active, exercise, nutrition and living life healthy and I’ve taken that passion into my kitchen.  Those passions have allowed me to be a better wife, a better mother and hopefully a better friend.  I can channel my stress, build my energy and feed our bodies in ways I feel good about.

They have also begun taking me on a few new journeys, and I’m getting pretty excited to share them with you!  While I’m not quite ready to share all the info just yet (working on it, I promise I’m workin’ on it!) I do want to share this one because I can.

Ok, and because I’m super pumped, I’ve worked really hard and it’s finally here.  And I suck at keeping non-secret type things a secret because who needs to keep a secret if it isn’t a secret?  That’s like hiking (!) to the top of a mountain and refusing to checkout the amazing view – it doesn’t make sense…and it’s lame.

So, in an effort to not be lame (-er than I can be sometimes, like when I dance) and in response to the many, many requests I received here it is:

I’ve written an e-cookbook!!!!  In particular I took the most popular Baking Life Healthy recipes – mini pizza pretzels, whole wheat bread, brownie bites & graham cracker minis, to name a few, along with some others family favourites, did some perfecting (read: we ate/gave away a lotta stuff), took some photos & voila – Baking Life Healthy: The Secrets Behind the Business e-cookbook!

Well, almost a cookbook.  We are in the finishing stages of editing & reviewing the finer details, all the stuff I need to do before I feel like it’s A-OK to go but it’s almost here.  

In the meantime, I’ve put together something wicked awesome (do people say wicked awesome any more?  probably they don’t but that’s ok, I’m not 20 any more, who cares what people say) to share with you – for FREE!

Baking Life Healthy FREE Recipe Download 1

I’m giving away a FREE Sneak Peek package which includes – 4 of our most popular recipes from the business & the book, 1 bonus never published recipe, a coupon code & more!  It’s all because I love you, and I want to say thank you.

To all those who supported the business locally, to those who encouraged me online, to the ones who were sad when we closed & asked for recipes, to those who have read our blog, done our recipes & showed us incredible love through so very much – thank you!

Please enjoy these.  There’s no obligation to purchase the full e-cookbook when it officially launches in a few weeks (though I hope, sincerely that you do, because it’s great!), these are straight from my heart, my kitchen to you & to yours.

Thank you again and Happy BAKING

ps. If/when you do make something please share a photo on social media with us!  Use the hashtag #OFSBakes, and/or tag us and we’ll see it.  The whole point of getting a good recipe is taking it on an adventure & making it your own.  I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with them!