Keynote at Las Vegas World Market: Building a Brand from the Beginning

I've mentioned this before but now that its coming closer and closer (and I'm starting to work on the presentation and am getting SUPER excited about it), I thought I'd put it out there again.  If you're heading to Las Vegas Market in July, come by on Wed, August 1 at 10am to hear me talk about what is working (and what didn't work) as Mod Mom grows.  I'll share some inside stories, tips, failures, and in general, what I'm hoping folks will benefit from when building their own brands.

Hope to see you there!!


Building a Brand from the Beginning

10:00 am - 11:00 am | World Forum - 16th Floor of Building B


Kiersten Hathcock, CEO of ModMom Furniture, will share tips on what worked and what didn't work while building a brand with $0 and running a company despite roadblock after roadblock. She'll also share how she learned to trust her intuition even when the world was saying she was nuts to try to build and design furniture without design or carpentry experience.

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The Nothing About Furniture Post: Gluten Free Recipes

Happy Summer!  We're finishing up school around here which is why this blog has been quiet.  I do want to pass along some info that has nothing to do with wood but everything to do with good health.  A friend of mine has started a gluten-free cooking website where she shares recipes and I have had at least three friends tell me recently they are going gluten-free.  Check out Jessica's fantastic website and you're on your way to gluten free goodness. :)

Jessica's Website Link:  http://livelightfood.moonfruit.com

One of my favorite recipes is......

Chocolate Cake/Cupcakes
1 1/2 cup(s) gluten free all purpose flour (Bob's Red Mill® All Purpose Flour)
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/2 cup oil
1 cup(s) sugar
1/2 cup [quality] Cocoa Powder
2 large eggs,
1 1/2  teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
3/4  cup(s) rice or coconut milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all wet ingredients in a small bowl. Combine all dry ingredients in a separate, medium size bowl. Next combine wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl. Whisking together until batter is smooth.

Prepare a: cake pan, sheet cake pan, muffin or mini muffin pan by spraying with a non-stick spray. Spoon or pour mix into pan or muffin cups. Cook until inserted toothpick (or butter knife) come out clean.

Let cake/cupcakes cool, then eat and/or serve!