• It’s all about the relationship…

    Listen up small business owner friends! Running a small business is hard work, and I’m sure that’s no surprise to you. I believe one thing that will set a business apart is the relationships that are built. Business is all about relationships…how well you build them determines how well they build your business. ~ Brad Sugars ~ Whether you realize it’s happening or not, every interaction you have with someone is setting the tone for your future relationship with them – good or bad. Customer, supplier, even your competitor…you can drastically change the course of your business just with how well you build those relationships. Network with vendors at events…

  • The BIG Announcement

    As promised this morning, we have an announcement to make! After much earnest prayer and thoughtful discussion, we have made the decision to close up shop. Wait. What am I thinking?? That’s not right. Let me try this again. After much earnest prayer and thoughtful discussion, we have made the decision to operate the trolley FULL TIME! There. That’s better. Yes, you read that correctly. We are taking the trolley FULL TIME. Now, if you read this far, let DJ know. He doesn’t think people will read past the first paragraph where I was trying to be funny. 🙂 Back to the announcement… As you can imagine, this is a…

  • The Blended Bakery – Who We Are

    We have been operating our food truck for a few months now. We’ve gained a lot of new followers recently, so I thought I would write a little about who we are, what we do, and I will try to answer some of the most common questions we receive. I know there has been some buzz about us on social media lately, and while this isn’t how we would have preferred for things to have gone, we are hopeful that the concerns of small businesses in the Town of Lexington will be heard and positive changes can be made. Who are we? We are DJ and Teresa Stone. We own…

  • A Message of Peace and Hope

    Those of you who know us personally probably know that DJ is the visionary and I'm the Negative Nancy (I prefer realist). DJ is the dreamer who is unwavering in his faith once he feels God leading him. I am the “show me” person who wants to see everything laid out all nice and pretty so that I can see how it is going to work. DJ tends to just have faith that it will all work out. Well, this week has kind of flipped us both on our heads. DJ has been a bundle of nerves, has had trouble eating and sleeping. I have been calm, cool and collected…

  • Inquiring Minds Want To Know…

    So how are things going with your storefront? We’ve gotten this question a lot recently. As you may remember, we announced back in February that we were trying to expand to a storefront. So much work has gone into this. We’ve written the business plan…and rewritten the business plan as things have changed…and tweaked the business plan as things changed again. We’ve contacted banks and alternative lenders. We’ve heard the word “no” a lot. We are finding that traditional banks are hesitant to loan to the food industry, especially one that has not been in business for two years, even with good credit (or even very good credit). While we…

  • Big Announcement from The Blended Bakery

    ANNOUNCEMENT: So earlier in the year, we stated we were going to make several exciting announcements. Well today is the BIG one. We are so excited to share that we feel it is time to open a full service bakery and coffee shop in the Downtown Lexington area. Our goal is to be the go-to shop for all things baked and brewed. We want to create an atmosphere that people can come and relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, read a book, or surf the net while enjoying Made From Scratch products.   This is where you come in. We need your help to get there. Starting today, we…

  • Welcome to Fall Y’all!

    Oh, Fall, glorious fall! I love this season with its cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the promise of holidays off of work. This is the time of year when our schedules get even busier, but we do our best to spend quality time with our family. We have been working hard on our bakery, deciding what to offer for the Fall and brainstorming ideas for Christmas. Can you believe Christmas is in 8 WEEKS! Eek!  Last year, we went to Sky Top Orchard for the first time. It’s a beautiful drive up into the mountains of NC, so we get to see lovely scenery along the way. We made this…

  • The Blended Bakery’s August Exclusives!

    It’s a new month and we have a new month of specials going on at The Blended Bakery! We have been so blessed by all of you who have supported us in this business venture, whether through purchases, advice or just giving us encouragement – so THANK YOU! This month, we are celebrating Back To School with some awesome exclusives!  Chocolate Chip Cookies – $5 per half dozen These delicious chocolate chip cookies make a great back-to-school gift for your child’s new teacher. They come pre-packaged in a treat bag, ready for the first day of school.  Back to School Cupcakes – $3 ea or 4 for $10 These super-cute…

  • The Blended Bakery – Wedding Style

    We were so blessed to be a part of Sarah Pyke and Brett Lind’s special day – their wedding. Sarah knew she wanted her cake to have a Tiffany Blue ombre design, and we were thrilled to be able to give her her dream wedding cake. This was our first official wedding as The Blended Bakery, so nerves were definitely present. DJ started by making her cakes – all five tiers worth! As he’s mixing, baking and icing, he is praying over the people he’s baking for. In this case, we were praying for the bride and groom, over their wedding, and over their marriage. Though we are both on our…

  • May Promotions at The Blended Bakery

    April is flying by and it’s already time to announce our promotions for May! This month we celebrate moms and graduates! Celebrate Moms!! Do something special for your mom this Mother’s Day! How about bringing her one of her favorite treats? 10% off any Mother’s Day orders! Must be ordered by May 5th. Mention promo code MyMomRocks16 when placing your order.  Don’t forget the new graduates!! Have a graduate in your family? Make their day extra special with custom goodies for their party! 10% off any graduation orders! Must be ordered by May 31st. Mention promo code GRAD2016 when placing your order.  Don’t forget about your kindergarten graduates! I found…