Lifestyle Choice…

So this local guy had been dying to meet me because he said he wanted to help me with make more money with my blog. And well, I would like to make more money with my blog (more medical bills are coming in and Crazy Cocker Spaniel needs quite few tumors removed that I can’t afford to remove :( ). So we meet and he starts talking and tells me that I need to stop thinking that I’m marketing a blog but in fact marketing a lifestyle. He was serious so I withheld the laughter since I thought it would be rude but was like are you F-ing kidding me? He rambled on and on about clothing, fragrance, cookbook, cookware, etc…

While he rambled on I kind of zoned out (because he was ridiculous) and started to think about me selling my “lifestyle”:

Oh sure I could probably sell a few “Life is too short to think that a sugar free pudding cup is dessert” t-shirt with my blog on the back. But what else did this man think I would sell? Replicas of my cleaning sweatpants, the ones with the bleach stain in the crotch (huge seller I am sure)? Or perhaps blinged out jean jackets ala 1982 with a giant rhinestone stick of butter? Though I could see more people in Hello Kitty Vans like I own. :)

And fragrance? Considering most of the time my signature fragrance is “is that frosting in your hair?” my only guess is that I would have a cream cheese frosting scent and something having to do with malted milk (hence these cookies)…oh and if Swedish Fish could get made into a scent.

Yeah, I really would like a cookbook. But they always want me to do a cookbook that I don’t want to write one about. And while I want a cookbook I’m not a sellout. Seriously considering putting out a couple smaller E-books similar to what Maria did? Thoughts? Would you buy an E-book dedicated to Caramel Recipes? Or Bread Pudding? Or Snickerdoodle flavored everything?

I could probably get behind the cookware idea. :) I could visualize and entire line of mini pans.

Or how about sporting equipment? A whole line of hockey gear designed by me? Yes men would love my pink bows I add to the back of the pants. :P

I think he was sad that I didn’t want to create a new Martha Stewart empire. I tried to explain to him that I wasn’t a best blog and I just only recently got a print button so his grandiose ideas probably weren’t going to work out.

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  1. I would love to see a cookbook or ebook from you:)

  2. I’d buy the jean jacket.

  3. I’d buy anything you made, Peabody, just to support you. (Although honestly I do want a caramel e-cookbook!)

  4. Definitely do an e-cookbook Peabody.

  5. I would buy your mini pans :) I like mini pans; they are so cute, and I’m getting really good at scaling down recipes, if only I had the pans for them :/ Oh well.

    And these cookies look awesome! I still have some fall m&ms (they’re still good, right? ;) ) and I could just make these cookies with fall m&ms or maybe just chocolate chips or both. But I do like the colors. Pretty colors :L <– drool face

  6. Yes to the e-books!
    A butter-bedazzled denim jacket would also be great … or what about a butter-bedazzled clutch? (Guess I have clutches on the brain since you won that gorgeous Kate Spade one!)

  7. I’d buy these cookies!

  8. Pink hockey skates with your blog logo on them. :)

  9. If you made ebooks or cookbooks, I would be all over them. :)

  10. I would LOVE an e cookbook on a specific subject!

  11. Delicious cookies! Hope your dream will soon come true.



  12. I’d spend the money to buy a cookbook or e-book from you. Probably skip the pink hockey equipment, though.

  13. I would kill for some cream cheese frosting perfume haha

  14. I think he has some great ideas! I actually thnk the hockey stuff is a great idea. I would definitely buy an ebook, both or me & as a gift.

  15. If you did decide to do a cookbook, I’d be thrilled! I’m not a fan of e-books when it comes to cooking/recipes… but, I think I’m in the minority on that these days. I like to turn pages and look at drool-worthy pictures while I add a million post-it notes (so I don’t ruin the book) to mark what I want to make. :)

    Love those cookies! My boys would devour them!

  16. I would SO love love love if you put out a cookbook. But not an e-book. I’ve bought them before and I never ever look back at them again. Cookbooks are usually beautiful too and I think the whole e-book idea takes away from that. Also a cookbook is something I can tote to the kitchen with me and I can put sticky notes all over the thing… with an e-book I probably wouldn’t take my computer into the kitchen or kindle or whatever and while you can put bookmarks in an e-book it still wouldn’t be as fast as flipping right to the spot I want to go. But seriously DO a COOKBOOK! That would be so awesome! I love your blog. :)

  17. Totally would buy a cookbook. Or e-cookbook. Or whatever you put out…

  18. Sell your lifestyle. All of us fans will call ourselves “Peabodies”. Hmm…can I copyright that?

  19. I would totally buy the cleaning pants ;) I like the idea of a designated outfit for cleaning!

    Not a big fan of ebooks….something old school I like about an actual nicely bounded book.

    I think your blog is great just the way it is!

  20. Yes, I need some cleaning sweatpants with pre-bleached stains in groovy places.
    I’ve said it before that a cookbook would be good. Perhaps a hockey stick as a book marker as a special accessory!
    A board game involving CCS and building your own snickerdoodle cupcake. If you drew the caramel card, you get 2 more free draws and can add sprinkles.
    Just make it happen!

  21. Oh dear… did he use the word “monetize” repeatedly?

  22. Yep, it’s official. I read your blog because you make me LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!

    Short story: I walked into a choir rehearsal once, after having applied “vanilla frosting” lip gloss, and one of the men immediately asked who was hiding the sugar cookies! I have no idea if that stuff still exists but it did several years ago anyway!!! That’s about as “perfume-y” as it gets around here! Usually, I just smell like the real stuff! So… Maybe you should reconsider… are pretty “into” smells like that!!

  23. I dunno, Peabody, I think you’re onto something with frosting scented perfume. Do you know how awful most perfumes smell these days? I coudl walk around smelling lovely and saying I had on “Snickerdoodle Scent – it’s a Peabody original!” :)

  24. I want a cook book! A real one though. Not an e-book!

    How about frosting scented candles? :)

  25. oh I know! An all carb diet/cleanse program!

  26. I had forgotten about best blog – gave me a big laugh!

  27. I made these and brought them to work last night. I used cream cheese, because I didn’t have marscapone, and added a handful of chocolate chips to the batter. Divine! So soft and chewy. They disappeared in no time! Thanks for the great recipe.

  28. I’d love a Peabody cookbook but you would need to keep your stories. I’d prefer a hard copy book;however, it you choose to e-Publish mini-books, I’d buy them. caramel & snicker doodle would make great books.

  29. Okay so I keep forgetting to add you to my Reader because I’m usually on my phone when I click over here. That’s also to accounr for the lack of comments. Will fix that. ;)

    I just laughed out loud at your reference back to the print button. Oh that’s good stuff right there. And please if you make a swedish fish perfume my 6year old might start licking me. What kid loves Swedish Fish? Mine. Weirdo.

  30. Justin the Admin says:

    Seriously, You should totally talk to Heidi @foodie crush about an ebook.

  31. Peabody, where do you get your malted milk powder? Do you prefer a certain brand? Thinking about making these, but I need the malted milk powder. :)

  32. @Carrie- I buy Carnation Malted Milk Powder. I can get it at pretty much any local grocery store. It’s sometimes by the Ovaltine

  33. I would definitely buy cream cheese frosting scent. Oh, and the cookies look delicious too.

  34. Snickerdoodle everything cookbook. Yes. Please.

  35. Anyway to replace the whole milk with 2% milk or heavy cream???

  36. For cookies and that small amount you can easily sub out. Always good to check though. :-)

  37. Thank you! Also, I can’t find malt milk powder in any of my nearby grocery stores. Is Ovaltine the same thing???

  38. @Simi- if there is vanilla ovaltine you can use that otherwise Ovaltine has chocolate in it…and taste a little different.

  39. I would think that a perfume that smells like frosting would really attract men. Also ants. :)

  40. susan beck burns says:

    my cookies came out like pancakes. did you chill the dough?

  41. No I did not chill the dough

  42. susan beck burns says:

    what do you think went wrong?

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