Blue Dot Confections
The name of Mindy Bilderback’s company comes from a quote by author and astronomer Carl Sagan, which refers to the Earth as a pale blue dot. Mindy says she’s a huge fan of Sagan, so the name seemed perfect for her business. Sagan talked about how everyone we know or have ever known lives or has lived on the pale blue dot; Mindy says it’s a reminder of how connected we all are to each other.
Her love of candy making, which began at a young age, is a connection she shares with her family. “The candies are made from recipes that my grandma Rosalie got from her mom, Wilma, growing up on a farm in Neligh, Nebraska. My family always made candy during the holidays, using those same traditional recipes year after year,” she says.
For the past six years, Mindy has been working in nonprofit communications and fund-raising, and making candy at home as a creative outlet. But after so many people at work began requesting candies for the holidays this past year, she realized this could be a good business and started taking orders. So far, she is … Read More