Good Vibes Hippie Chick Edition


It was the most inopportune time to travel to New Jersey, one week and two days after launching my business. A family matter awaited and it needed 96 hours of my time.

On Saturday morning I loaded the kids into a rental car and loaded enough granola in its cargo space that I would be able to fill at least the first of the web orders that came in while I was away.

That granola was sold before I reached the New Jersey State line.

Tamara’s Blend sold out before I got to Maryland.

I felt blessed…and a little stressed over that.  I hate making people wait for their granola for too long.

The good news about the unwanted trip at the inopportune time:

  • My children got to see their father.
  • I got to eat what was possibly the best eggplant parmesan sub sandwich ever known to man (Sorry…the Italian food in NC will never compare!).
  • I got to see my mom.
  • I had a moment to breathe and feel grateful.    For the business, for friendship, for so many of you who have mentioned Hippie Chick Granola Co., blogged about it, posted Facebook statuses around it, Tweeted about it, offered to do giveaways and features and the list goes on and on.     I hesitate to start with mentions, because I don’t want to forget any single one of you.  Love – BIG LOVE to all.


Oh, I thought about blogging for the first time in a long time.  Did you know I have a blog on my business site that had sat blank for the past two weeks?  I finally wrote my first post.

Does anyone else see the irony in that except me?



Good Vibes Hippie Chick Edition — 26 Comments

  1. I gotta order some granola. And would be MOST happy to do a giveaway if you are up for it at some point, no rush!

    Also, the Mexican food in LA will never compare to that in TX so I totally get your feelings on that sandwich! 😉

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  2. You are a true inspiration!!! I think that you took your blog name and have lived it out 1000%
    I want to be like you – fierce!!!
    I figured you would be super busy right off the bat but we definitely want to order some granola!!!
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  3. Ha! I did notice the blog section was blank, Ilene, and it made me smile. I just got my granola today, and am sitting here with an empty bowl and glass. The bowl had Tamara’s blend in it and the glass had milk. Both are in my stomach now. I am happy.
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  4. I wondered what had happened to you. 🙂

    Our second order of granola is nearly gone. I’m a hopeless, hopeless case. I’m trying to figure out how much granola I need per month, and it’s a little crazy. I’m hoping once the newness wears off I will stop eating a bag a day all by myself. Please do not tell me yet if you already realize this will never happen.

    One day I’m going to fill my van with your granola and travel around passing it out to strangers.
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  5. I will have to check it out and YES, I see the irony – HA!! That’s what happens when you’re a business owner 🙂
    I’m happy to report that I’m eating my way through my first two bags of granola and loving it!!!
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  6. Oh Ilene!!! We need to talk… asap!! I had no idea something happened to pull you away from your BOOMING business and I pray you are doing okay!!??

    This IS it. You are THERE!!!!! And it’s only gonna get better from here…

    Oh, how I can’t stop the excitement from taking off out of the deepest parts of my heart for YOU!!!!!

    I didn’t even know you posted this!! I was coming over here, because I am working on a little diddy and I am mentioning you in it… 🙂

    Text/call/message when you can, okay?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!!!
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  7. It is so wonderful and exciting! I hope you are enjoying it! I would love to put a link back to your business on my blog. If there’s any other way I can help from over in Oz don’t hesitate to ask! I am so excited for you!

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