We had the good fortune of connecting with Devon Dittmer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Devon, what life experience do think has had the biggest impact on you?
I was really unhappy in a job I had a few years ago and it dawned on me that what I was doing wasn’t inspiring me in any way and wasn’t making people happy. It wasn’t making a difference in people’s lives. I felt stuck. I realized that I felt passionate about baking and I loved seeing how my cookies brightened people’s days. It dawned on me that life is way too short to be stuck doing something that makes you miserable! So, that’s when I started selling my cookies and it’s been such a growing experience.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think one thing that really sets my cookies apart from others is that they’re not just style over substance. The number 1 compliment I get is that my cookies not only look great, but taste great also! The main lesson I’ve learned in my business is when to say no. I have a tendency to want to take on all the orders I can, even the last minute ones, at the expense of my time and sanity. I’m a one-woman business and I’ve had to learn the hard way that sometimes there just isn’t enough time or manpower to complete every order that comes my way.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Eight11 in Frisco is always a good time for dinner and drinks. Enjoying a s’mores board next to one of their firepits is one of my favorite things to do. I’d also have to take them to The Yard in McKinney. The atmosphere is so casual and fun. And the Stockyards in Fort Worth! I love spending a weekend in that area. Shoutout to Basement Bar! I’ve had a lot of good nights there!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to give a shoutout to my best friend, Blaine! She has always believed in me-even when I haven’t believed in myself. And it was when I brought cookies to one of her birthday parties that I realized I should take the leap and start selling them!

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