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Thursday, May 28, 2015

They said, "No one would come!"

I dream daydreams. Most of them live short lives and then disappear but then there are dreams that linger for decades.
My sister and I would talked about ways we could pass our family recipes on to our children and grandchildren and that we "really should put together a family cookbook". Adding more fuel to the 'recipe dream'. It never happened as she passed away before she retired and we could not start our book.
Google arrived on the scene and everyone said, "no one would buy a cookbook when they could google it". They all said "No one would come!".

My 'field of dreams' would not die. I went back to my original recipe dream back in the 1970's where I dreamt I sold one recipe at a time from my Family Recipe Box. Each recipe would be designed by me with images from family stories of gardens, travel and history.
My idea was met with "No one will buy ONE recipe!" "No one will come!".

All too soon I hit the age of 70 years old and I was still daydreaming recipes. I was running out of time and needed to "BUILD and not worry about whether they will come or not!"
I started experimenting to see if my recipes would fit on the Zazzle.com postcards and after days of adjusting and designing I finally published my first recipes and a couple of months later someone bought ONE recipe.

I did the Granny Happy Dance!

My personal field of dreams went to the world stage and "the people came"! Now you can Google 'recipes GramaBarb' and you will find my recipes. Now Google works for me not against me.

The first three Recipe Postcards that sold are:
Lemon Recipe (2011)
to 1. CT
to 2. NY
to 3. Russia



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2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful story of your perseverance of your dreams :) So happy for you. Love your designs.

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    1. Thank you so much for our kind words.

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