My last post!


I started this blog in 2014 and wow, have I ever loved writing it. I remember many times when I started a post on one topic, only to realize in the writing that something else in the business was more important.
Another benefit has been the blog’s invisible connections. I’ve always been pleasantly surprised when a former colleague or customer, a longtime friend I rarely see, or a relative from out west mentions keeping up with my activities via the blog.
Some posts have generated more direct feedback than others, most significantly those I wrote during the pandemic, including the post just after Prairie Girl closed for good in January 2021. That support felt really good.
Over the years, I’ve written many posts on time management and now is the time to take my own advice. My husband, Andrew, and I are co-owners of Sticky and if I was excited about expanding PGB, well, building Sticky Bakery with Andrew feels even more exciting. We have lots of ideas!
As well, I am starting one or two new writing projects and exploring ways to continue my psychotherapy practice that will work with my responsibilities at Sticky.
All to say- I need to remind myself that to prioritize everything is to actually prioritize nothing. I need to let some beloved projects go. This blog is one of them.
I’ve never looked at the email addresses of those who receive my blog because writing it has never been a marketing exercise. If our connection has only been through this blog, I’d like to stay connected in another way. Here are some suggestions:
1. Just email me at I always reply to emails.

2.Follow Sticky on social media. I personally do all of the posts to Sticky’s Facebook and Instagram so your likes and comments (public or by DM) will come to me.


3. Sign up for our bi-weekly emails. These short and sweet emails with little text and lots of images will be focused on what’s new at the store and upcoming seasonal items, and will definitely be a snapshot of what I am busy with at Sticky. You can sign up for these newsletters by scrolling down on Sticky’s website, putting your email in the box and hitting subscribe:

In closing, thanks so much for reading my blog – and I hope we’re in touch soon!

About the author

Jean Blacklock

Jean opened the popular Prairie Girl Bakery in the financial district of Toronto in 2011. She owned and operated the business until it closed in 2021 as a result of the pandemic’s impact on downtown Toronto. Read more about her background in commerce, law, and entrepreneurship here.

By Jean Blacklock


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