Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A "Step" in an Exciting New Direction

Life sometimes takes unexpected twists and turns you could never have even dreamed of.

For instance, I got a call out of the blue recently from a couple of wonderful, wonderful ladies I used to work with at Step2 (the famous toy company) when I blogged for them a few years ago under the pseudonym, Grandma Maria. They wanted me to come in to their office and "brainstorm."

Sounds nice, I thought. But what could they possibly have in mind?

Well, yesterday I found out. And just between us, they expressed a desire to team up with me to help promote their products and company through my book.


I was humbled...and honored...and delighted as all heck.

The three of us tossed around some ideas and came up with a couple fabulous concepts. I'm not privy to tell you about them...not just yet anyway. But suffice it to say they're super exciting, and I can't wait for them to materialize.

Of course, as soon as I get the green light, you'll hear all about it right here on my blog!

Play kitchen from Step2 featuring the future chefs of tomorrow

In the meantime, if you've got kids or stepkids or grandkids or nieces or nephews, be sure to check out the new selection of creative toys at Step2. They really make you wish you were a kid again.

Until  next time,


Unknown said...

That's WONDERFUL!!! I'm so glad your creativity is being appreciated!

Carlinne @Cook with 2 Chicks said...

Congratulations, Maria! I can't wait to hear about all of the details. David and Anna constantly played with their kitchen set. It was one of our best investments; they both cook (well) in our real kitchen now that they are older.