Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sweet Cheeks Sells Cookies & Ice Cream

Our SweetCheeks' Daddy
is an industrious guy.
He's pretty easy on the eyes, too,
isn't he, ladies?
That's my handsome 
son-in-love, Big Al,
married to our daughter, TPot.
He is always planning something
or building something.
He can make 
a silk purse out of a sow's ear
(that's an old saying for the
kids in the group-yes, yes, old like me)
What did he come up with when he had
an old trailer base that wasn't being used?
Well, he made a business out of it.
What kind of business?
I can only give you a sneak preview.
Ready?  Shhhhhh...This is NOT
out in the public eye yet.
Here's the front.
The sign will say
It's a little house on wheels.
It is all set up for selling cookies
and ice cream at the farmers' markets
and small fairs and carnivals.
It is still in the warehouse being finished up
but I wanted to share it.
Here is a side view.
A close up of the side windows
Inside is a tin ceiling...

A professional oven which will be used
if they run short during the day.
Guess what I get to do?
I get to make aprons and curtains 
out of fabrics similar to these
I found all these sweet apron patterns
and images on Etsy.
Cute idea, huh?
Imagine SweetCheeks selling cookies.
I hope she doesn't give someone the eye
and tell them they are 
and don't need to buy cookies.
WHY wouldn't that surprise me?

I'll show you more when it is all set up
and ready to go!
your photo name


Jill said...

Yes! He is very handsome. :) And brilliant. The trailer is just adorable and your aprons are going to be just perfect!

Susan said...

Your son is a handsome young man.........oh if I was 30 years younger. LOL
What a beautiful cookie trailer. Your son is not only handsome but is very talented in creating.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness, that is so cute! I hope it is wildly successful!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What a great success this will be!
I love it!

Flora Doora

Lucille said...

Your son-in-law is very enterprising. It certainly is a lovely trailer. And, yes, he certainly is great in the looks department. Can't wait to see your aprons!

Patty Patterson said...

That's a pretty sweet looking cookie stand! Please keep us posted and show us more when they actually open.

Beth said...

Very handsome indeed. And what a great idea!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Eye Candy ( big Al ) AND cookies!!!!
That has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen - and I can just picture them in there selling their wares -
Wow - what incredible memories this will make!
Can't wait to see it when Nana puts the finishing touches on it!
( what was John's contribution - plantation shutters bwaaaahhh ? )

Susie said...

Diana, I know your kids are cute,this S-I-L is what my girls call a cutie patooty.:):) That is a very clever and cute idea. The girls will learn business. We have a farmer, who brings his kids to the market to seel their own corn and tomatoes. Hope all of you are safe. xoxo, Susie

Ellie VanCaster said...

Boy that guy is so talented-what a perfect idea for the girls. That trailer is so sweet and just reminds me of the girls-will be interesting
to see Sweet Cheeks at the window in her pretty apron handing out truisms with each cookie. ;-)

Tete said...

Isn't there child labor laws up there??? LOL Yeah, Sweetcheeks front and center might not be a good idea. Maybe they could make her the dish washer...
Love the aprons, but love, love, love the bottom left ones. I love the wrap around and the girls would look so cute. What about hats? You know they have to wear hats.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

A very clever idea, and I have the feeling that this is going to take off.


Jettie said...

Oh what a cute idea. I hope they make a fortune. You might should tell Sweetcheeks that if she mentions the word fat, people won'b buy cookies, and she won't get any money. Tell her to say the calories have been baked out of these

Donna said...

How fun and exciting, Diana! I bet the girls are beside themselves with excitement! What a cute trailer (and a cute Daddy, too!). The tin ceiling is awesome! If I lived closer, I would buy a car load full! They will be a big hit, for sure:) And the aprons are going to be too darn cute!!!

Donna said...

PS: I can see SweetCheeks selling franchises in the near future:)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, they are going to make a ton of money, just because of the cute-ness of it all. The trailer & the folks inside. How very enterprising. I have always thought that, that would be a fun thing to do. And even considered it for a bit... but then I would have to work the fair & the market & not enjoy it, or shop... & work weekends... (don't tell them that : )
Good luck on the fun adventure, what a fun thing to do as a family, & I am sure that you will share some pics of it all... : )

Marissa said...

Wow...that is the cutest trailer ever!! I can totally see the aprons and all the sweet goodies...yummo!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Who could resist buying cookies and ice cream from that cute face!! Not me! Hugs, Penny

must love junk said...

SUCH a fun idea!! I wish you tons of luck-I'm sure it will be a huge success! (I would buy a cookie off of Sweetcheeks-even if she told me I didn't need one ;)

Missy George said...

Cute idea..Cute son..Best wishes..

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I love that little house of wheels manned by a handsome man! And full of sweets! Swoon. The women will think they've died and gone to heaven!

Can't wait to see all the adorable aprons you whip up!

:) Linda

Karen said...

What a novel idea! The way it is decorated, it looks so inviting. I can imagine the smell of chocolate chip cookies and the girls dressed in those adorable aprons!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

How darn cute! (Move over Mrs. Fields!) I wish you all the sweetest success!

Burlap Luxe said...

Diana, this is a great business and what makes it right off the bat great is how cute it is. That's what draws you in, you already think they must be great, of course when taste is up there with cuteness what more can you ask for? I would be right in line for my icecream cookie if I were closer, and so wish someone would create a cottage industry business like this for our farmers market.

Yes your son is already a hit, looks in the hot handsome man market, and a cute chic cottage business those 3 sisters are so fortunate to have a dad who loves them enough to make this so much fun for them.

By the way, my friend has 3 small daughters and was in the process of opening a new store and needed a shop name here in Ca. Up in Crestline and I told her to name it 3 sisters for her girls, we are painting there 3 small bikes all white and hanging them out on the building in a row as if they are at play. That's what a fun business is all about having fun and playing.

Diana I am sure you will be posting future photos with the lines a mile long waiting for there I icecream treat yummy!

Blessings to you and your families new journey, may The Lord care for them and provide.


Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Oh my gosh is that cute!!! I would buy cookies from Sweet Cheeks any day, even if she called me fat lol! What a great dad to build this!


NanaDiana said...

Just checking -someone told me I had word verification on-

Shopgirl said...

WOW, this is really beautiful, cute, it made me smile. I would buy from that building with that handsome guy in it. I love the aprons too..what a wonderful idea, this will be very special. It already is. I have been absent so much from blogging, I will go look at the posts I have missed. I seem to be into projects that take me away from the computer. I am sure Arney is tired of seeing the top of my head as I knit. Big Hugs, Mary

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love this and at the same time I'm ridiculously sad that I live too far away to be a patron of the Three Sisters Cookie Company.
Oh, this has enough potential to keep you in stories for years. LOL
Your SIL is awesome!!! And handsome, of course! What a fun dad he is.

Richella Parham said...

This is SO COOL! How exciting to be taking on this project--I have a feeling they'll be the hit of the markets! :)

Nellie said...

How exciting! Now I REALLY have a reason to come that direction! BigAl is definitely "easy on the eyes.":-) Can't wait to hear about SweetCheeks selling cookies and ice cream. xo Nellie

Suzanne said...

Oh my fun! And cute, and clever, and happy...oh wait, I better stop talking about your son-in-love! hahaha Seriously, it looks like such a great adventure. Wish I were part of your SWEET life:)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is really awesome!!! what a great idea

Japolina said...

Fantastic. I love it. The next thing you know, you and your hero will have new jobs hawking sweets at street fairs!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a great idea!!!! And how fun. You better watch out, you may get roped into being INSIDE the little house selling cookies!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How cute!!!! :D I want dessert now! Cookies and ice cream are a match made in heaven....

Merlesworld said...

What a great looking wagon should attract many people and that's half the battle, selling cookies should be easy seeing a good looking fellow will help too but being told you are too fat and shouldn't be eating cookies could dampen it down a bit.

Faye said...

How cute and what a great idea!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

He's always welcome to park that trailer in my pasture and I'll do taste pleasure, really!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! oh I can't wait to see the curtains and aprons too!

Leslie said...

This is wonderful Diana! The aprons are darling.. and a little retro! Handsome SIL and what a good papa for doing this (very creative indeed!) Food/cookie trucks are really taking off these days and some of the cooking coming from within is amazing! Lots of fun and you'll have to keep us up to date on how things are going;)


Linda at French Hollow said...

What a darling idea! I can't wait for updates!

SavannahGranny said...

This is the "Cat's Meow", another saying for the old folks. Adorable, I love it and can't wait to see it finished. The aprons will be darling, I remember their Disney dresses.
Don't worry about Sweet Cheeks. She won't mess up, there is money involved!
Have a blessed Sunday. xoGinger

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

This is absolutely adorable. He certainly is a handy guy. You'll have fun making the curtains.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Now isn't that the neatest thing EVER????????????????

(And yes he is ever so handsome!)

I can't wait to learn more, how industrious - you must be so danged proud of this family!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, What a fabulous cookie and icecream bake shop. Love it. Your SIL is one handsome cookie too.

I am sure this creative business will be a big hit at the markets. The girls must be so excited!!

How fun that you will be making the aprons and such. The fabrics are darling. Can't wait to see them finished.

Best wishes to the three sisters and their daddy for much success.

Have a great evening.
XO Celestina Marie

White Lace and Promises said...

oooo. I'd like to turn that into a little hideaway in my back yard. Oh, too cute! Such a great idea for your sweet SIL and daughter. She better hang around too, because yelp, "He's the Cat's Meow." Heard that saying too!

living from glory to glory said...

The talk with the wee ones about the birds and the bees in 3D...
Cracked me up!

Hey that new business adventure is going to be a big hit!
Loved the aprons!
Blessings, Roxy

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Diana,
The trailer is so cute!!! Looking forward to read more about this sweet business. Happy baking!

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Now that's a real man right there! One that isn't afraid to go all out with something like this for his daughter. Real men do things like this to please the women in their life. :) It is so cute! And that roof! Why is the ceiling on this trailer nicer than the one in my home?

Also, I love that you checked your own word verification! Ha! I don't know why that tickled me, but it did. Hey, being thorough matters, right?


Maureen said...

That is going to be a smash business! I have a friend who has a mobile ice cream shop and she does great at fairs, parties and even weddings. I am laughing at the thought of Sweet Cheeks counselling the heftier customers, though! Have fun sewing.

bj said...

OMYGOODNESS...what an adorable little money-maker. For sure, cookies a
nd ice cream will fly out of this cute place.
I know the curtains and aprons are gonna be sooo cute.
The BEST of luck to the business.

ImSoVintage said...

What a great idea. Maybe someone needs to stand by with a cookie just in case the fat comment comes out. :)

Pam said...

That cookie trailer is adorable. You might want to coach SweetCheeks ahead of time on the approved comments to customers, because I can totally see the fat comment coming up :)

lynn said...

that is the cutest thing,diana! love the ceiling and i know those aprons will be adorable!

Julie Marie said...

Oh Diana, that looks like sooo much fun!... the girls will have a ball selling cookies and such... I would have loved one of those when I was a little girl... wait!... I still am... I want one!... xoxo Julie Marie