What’s The Aversion To Change?


OK, I get change is difficult. It took me 28 years to leave my day job to embark on the great Snarf Foods adventure (best decision I ever made, except marrying my husband after 14 years of dating).

Yes, there is a pattern in my life. I don’t like change, but this time I am talking about actual physical change – dimes, nickles and quarters. I the past couple of weeks, I have encountered people refusing to return my change. “We round up” or “do you really want your change back?” YES, I want my change back! She (that’s me & Donna Summer) works hard for her money!

Now this “surplus” of coins is not going into a container on the counter to support a not-for-profit, but rather into to the store or bartenders pocket.

So please, I know it can be inconvenient to return change in a world of invisible transactions, but I’ll give you my change when you’ve earned it and not before.

Rant over. Oh, by the way, stay off my lawn too!

Snarf On!




The Perfect White Elephant!


No, I am not talking about the an animal you might find in the jungle or a fairy tail, but rather the gift that keeps on giving (because no one really wants to keep it, except those with a GREAT sense of humor!).

It’s the Snarf Foods™ party hat for party snacks! Want to stick it to a fellow employee or that annoying family member? Well, here you go. Our party hat for party snacks can be yours for a mere $10.00. Hey, it’s worth it just to see their face. When they are gone, they are gone (and we will all be happy about that!) so get yours today! https://snarffoods.com/products/crazy

Have a wonderful holiday, whatever you celebrate and of course Snarf On!

I’m A Finalist And I Am Excited!



I’m a finalist! No, not Miss America (obviously, just checkout that photo!) or the Noble Peace Prize (someday, but not quite yet), but the Web.com Small Business Grand Championship!

I now go up against 21 other local winners from across the country, and let me tell you the competition is stiff. These guys (and they are all guys) are mammoth compared to Snarf Foods™, but being an underdog is not new. So I need to ask you a favor…VOTE! You, your spouse, your significant other, your kids, your employees, your customers, your friends, even your enemies, CAN VOTE ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS until November 1st, 2018. I don’t want to be embarrassed and come in last. It would be liked getting booted off one of these competitive cooking shows first thing…ouch!

So what do I win? Web.com services and products. Heaven knows I could use a bit of help on the Snarf Food™ web site and other social media platforms. I just can’t afford those services at this time.

So please VOTE, (just click on the link or scan the QR code below) and of course Snarf On!


Lost In The Time Space Continuum…


I am not a huge Sci-Fi fan, but I seem to be caught in a space/time continuum.  In particular, why does time seem (though I am quite sure it actually is) to be going so darn fast?

It’s already been a year since I left the security (and insanity) of my day job of 28 years to devote 100% of my attention to my passion Snarf Foods™. OK, I have a dog, a husband and a house, so it’s still not 100%, but it’s a whole lot better than before.

I have kept my head down and accomplished some really great things, met some wonderful people, got a lot of help and made a very, very (did I say very) small dent in the specialty food market. People are beginning to know and love Snarf Foods™. Hey, you found this blog didn’t you? (And please help us spread the word by sharing it!).

There is much more to accomplish and the only things that stand in my way are the voices in my head telling me to quit and how much time there is in a day. I am dealing with the voices (some days better than others), but there is no way to make the day slow down. As they say, time marches on.

So until the next time I let the words spill out of my brain into this blog…
“Beam me up Scotty” or better yet Snarf On!

Don’t Rain On My Parade!


For some reason I seem to have a Broadway theme running though my blogs. I recall not too long ago I was “Defying Gravity”. Last week, I was far from a “Funny Girl” as I attended my first outdoor farmer’s market of the season. The spectacular Kenosha Harbor Market. It was indeed raining on my parade. In fact, it was so cold on May 12th that I was pretty sure it was also snowing on my parade! People (those who even bothered to show up, wouldn’t even take off their gloves to take samples). It was a very disheartening day for Snarf Foods.™

Nevertheless, she persisted and will continue to persist (or Snarf On! which is probably more appropriate)…and don’t you dare rain on my parade!

Earth Day 2018


Why is it we only celebrate Mother Earth once a year? Well we here at Snarf Foods™ believe it is a year round commitment. An everyday commitment.

From choosing recyclable packaging for our products; biodegradable packing peanuts when we do our shipping or adopting a street right here in Gurnee to keep clean. We take our commitment seriously (with a bit of fun because who can be too serious with a name like Snarf Foods™!).

We hope you too have a commitment to old Mother Earth. She REALLY needs our help these days. So do what you can, no matter how small and Snarf On!




I Rarely Toot My Own Horn, But Here Goes…

I won. Not the Oscar for Best Actor, though some days I do a pretty good job of putting on a brave face when things in my business don’t go as planned (that’s just about every day). No, last Friday night, I won the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year from the GLMV Chamber of Commerce at their 2018 membership gala. Yes, Snarf Foods™ is the real deal.

I am not going to lie, I am pretty excited, very honored and grateful. And guess what, I deserved it. Particularly, since last year was the most entrepreneurial of my life (just read my previous blogs on WordPress).

OK, for me to say that makes me VERY uncomfortable, but I did it.  “They” say that’s where I need to be, outside my comfort zone.  Goes to show I am changing,  growing and just perhaps becoming a real entrepreneur.

Snarf On!