July 23, 2007

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Make a lemonade stand.

Saturday we had Emma's first lemonade stand. It was such a big success. Aside from lemonade she sold 3 different kinds of cookies: sugar, sugar cookies rolled in sugar and lemon sugar cookies (Lemon Dreams) & made over $30. She's been saving her money for awhile for something special from the American Girl store. Our little entrepreneur had so much fun despite having the sun shining in her face for 4 hours and even had a repeat customer when a lady who had bought 2 of our Lemon Dreams came back and bought 8 more! She also had a lady tell her that she used to work as a buyer for a department store and she loved Emma's sense of style and would have hired her. She was also called Little Martha Stewart. She was eating it all up. So was I. It's hard to say which of us had more fun.

35 comments:

  1. Oh, this is a story close to my heart!! I love lemonade stands and yours looks absolutely adorable!! Your little girl is a natural...and that apron, well...this post just made my day. You did plunge me into the guilts, however, because my little niece is coming today and I still haven't put together Sophie's lemonade stand. Oyy...I wonder if I can put it together with all the other things I have on my to do list before they arrive!!

    Thanks for the sharing your lemonade!

    Linda

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  2. I would have stopped for sure. Her stall looks perfect.

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  3. I would have been tempted to stop by. I am glad she did so well.
    Love Ax

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  4. What a great lemonade stand! I love the chalkboard idea.

    And Miss Emma, what a cutie! She's going to enjoy shopping at American Girl, that is for certain.

    Pat

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  5. Adorable!! I always stop for lemonade stands. No matter what! :)

    Hey.. you're the winner of my girlie giveaway! e-mail me your address when you have time.
    debdamboise@comcast.net

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  6. Oh how cute! I cannot pass up a lemonade stand..never, never! She was dressed so cute, love the apron...such a cute sign, sounds like she is on the road to success!

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  7. Oh, how cute, Jen! What a fun thing for little girls to do in the summer. We had a couple boys across the street do this a few weeks ago & it was cute.

    Rhoda

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  8. awesome post - I shared it and your link on my blog this morning. take care! :)

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  9. So sweet. I love the cookie stand and your daughter is adorable in that apron!

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  10. The Lemonade Stand is a lost art. This one looked great! And, I loved..."Smiles are free"....precious!

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  11. OMG Jen this is darling! Emma looks so adorable and that little apron is just too dang cute!!

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  12. Great post Jen & Emma!
    My children always had one when we held a garage sale & I love seeing them set up now when I garage sale :-}

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  13. That is the most stylish lemonade stand that I've ever seen! And, that apron--love it.

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  14. That is the ca-yutest lemonade stand I've ever seen. Makes me thirsty.

    Pwecious!

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  15. Oh she's too adorable and her lemonade stand looks great! Brings back memories of when I did the same thing with my daughter...sigh

    Manuela

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  16. The beginning of the new Barefoot Contessa.

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  17. Jen,
    So cute!! She is a doll.
    I would have had to buy a lot from her!
    I hope she gets what she was saving for soon.
    Thanks for sharing that with us.
    Rosemary

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  18. Hey, Jen! Yes, I did know that Kim lives in Lakeland. She & I have conversed about that several times. I went to college there too & I've always told her if I get back down there, I will definitely look her up. I'd love to meet Kim in person.

    Rhoda

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  19. Absolutely adorable! And such reasonable prices! I would have bought all the Lemon Dreams too! Best of luck with all your next business venture, wish I lived closer!
    Smiles,
    Heather

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  20. Oh my gosh Jen...our little Miss Emma looks adorable in her pretty apron and bow in her hair. She is totally irresistable! I sure would have stopped for a glass of lemonade and one of her yummy cookies too. And what a fabulous lemonade stand to catch the eye of all that passed by. Great job ladies! RJ

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  21. How adorable- what a wonderful story and lemonade stand!

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  22. I love her style too. =) Who can resist a cute little lemonade seller with a charming sign to boot? I would have returned again and again being the sour drink and cookie addict I am. What a cute apron!

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  23. I'd brake to buy lemonade from her! Too cute!

    kj

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  24. nothin' cuter than a little girl in an apron!

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  25. my favorite post of the week. cute!

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  26. hi, what a great way to use her mind and her skills.

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  27. So cute! Your little girl is adorable and that apron is awesome! I want one! ~A :-)

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  28. Oh Jen, she is so precious!! And such a little business professional ~ I know she will be so very proud of her American Girl purchase knowing that she earned that money...and I bet those cookies were so very yummy! xxoo, Dawn

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  29. What a sweet photo of your daughter...I absolutely love the red apron. Lemonade stands are such fun...my children enjoy them too.
    I made my way over to your blog by way of my friend Jewels' blog. I enjoyed visiting and reading and bookmarked you so I can come again and read some more. You have a very warm and homey feel here.

    ~~Anne
    www.backyardtreasures.wordpress.com

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  30. That is so gorgeous. I love the cakestand. She is one stylish little girl.

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  31. Too adorable. I love the bare feet, too.

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  32. I adore the American Girl things! I can't wait until my Tilly is old enough to be able to play dolls with mama- my husband bought me a doll from there two years ago for Christmas- her name is Kit. I sort of hope that Tilly likes Samantha as she has the best accessories!

    The lemonade stand is very sweet, and your daughter is gorgeous! I am glad she had a pleasant little turn out, and had a fun day!

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  33. Oh my gosh, she is so cute with her little apron on!! Love the whole look. I can see why she had big business. Who could resist her.

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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