Monday, December 13, 2010

Tis the season!

It's been a great start for us over here at Dough a Deer and we have all of you to thank!

I've done so many things and had so many ideas before Dough a Deer came about...would you believe that I am a licensed phlebotomist? Random, right? My family have stuck through me during all of my mind changes and crazy ideas.

Believe me, I went from high school to office jobs to wanting to be a writer, then wanting to be in the medical industry then going to 1.5 semesters of culinary school for a pastry artist then back to wanting to be a journalist. I know...WHY DID MY PARENTS PUT UP WITH THAT!? I don't get it...but they have stuck by me and believed in me with everything I did and every stupid or silly business plan I had! That's what parents are for!!

I have been with my husband for 5 years and he was a little bit more skeptic about the doughnuts...I believe his words were "who is going to want doughnuts? Why did you buy so many sprinkles?" Then once I started getting orders and he saw how much people responded to these little babies he was on board. He carries my cards wherever he goes and hands them out to people telling them to "check out my wife's business". He's is everyone else I am about to mention. I was helping a friend write a blog entry about thanking the people that matter and it inspired me to do the same.

The wedding professionals that believed in me and helped me and showed me off and whatever else awesome people do. You guys rock, seriously. Those of you that are seasoned in the industry have helped me in more ways than one. You keep my mind in the game! You showed me what fantastic customer service looks like!

The fantastic people I've worked with from Etsy and the other people i've collaborated with on photo shoots! It's been an honor to work with you and see my doughbabies on different dessert tables! Thank you for the opportunities!

The awesome people who have ordered from me and continue to order!!! THANK YOU for supporting handmade! Thank you for supporting a new business and thank you soooo much for your enthusiasm for my product!!! YOU GUYS ROCK! You all rock!!

I hope everyone has a FANTASTIC holiday season and an amazing new year! Next year is going to be great for everyone, I KNOW IT!!!

Love and Dough,
Nicole Anderson


  1. I love your products. You ROCK!!!!!

  2. Keep up the good work Nicole! Next year will be even better. I look forward to trying your treat! They may or may not make it to the dessert table for Christmas he he :) ~Vanessa

  3. @Tasos...You're one of the best friends we could ever ask for, dude! YOU are the one that rocks. We're going to own an island someday! really don't even have to tell anyone that you ordered them, that way they won't be looking for them and you won't have to explain ;)

  4. Aha! now I get it... you were the phlebotomist who went to culinary school and I was the BD rep (needles) who also attended culinary school. I knew we were a match made in heaven:) Thanks for the adorable Christmas card.

    Congratulations to all your success!

  5. Congrats on your continued success! I'm a lab tech and licensed phlebotomist too;) Too funny!

  6. Maybe phlebotomists are just meant to be creative ;) <3 MUAH!