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Homemade Candy Canes - A Cahoon Christmas Tradition December 06 2014

Each year we like to invite some friends over to make candy canes.   This year we had Emily and Hayes from Small Fry Blog over to say thanks for being one of our first little pilots.     For those that want to give it a shot with your families.  Here is the recipe. Homemade Candy Cane Recipe 6 cups sugar3 cups light corn syrup1 cup water1 teaspoon cream of...

Global Cardboard Challenge October 10 2014

When I was doing research for my company I came across this cool Youtube video on Caine's Arcade. I encourage you to find a Cardboard Challenge near you and get out and play!   I launched my company last year in coordination with the Global Cardboard Challenge.  I used it as my Eagle Scout project.        

4th of July - Huntsville, UT July 07 2014

My family spends every 4th of July at the best place in the world; Huntsville, Utah.     There is a small town parade, carnival, food and of course fireworks.  We thought it would be fun to be a vendor there this year so we decorated out boxes and took up my tradeshow booth.  It was fun to share my product with all those families on such a fun holiday.  ...

Family Vacation - work never ends April 13 2014

We spent our Spring Break in sunny San Diego, CA.   Milo had never been to Legoland so we did that and several days at the beach and went to the USS Midway.   Now that I have a business I can't turn it off. So I have to bring stickers with me.  The first thing we do is find a post office to mail from.  There is a lovely...

I'm on TV March 30 2014

KUTV2 news surprised us with a phone call today.  They stopped by and we filmed a little news segment down in the basement.  It was fun to wear a microphone and get interviewed.  They edited it real quick and had me on for the 10 o'clock news hour.

First Tradeshow at ToyFestWest March 10 2014

Toy tradeshows are one of the best things a kid can go to and still call it a business trip. Ever since I've gone to my first tradeshow, ToyFestWest, I've been wanting to go back for the next one. I got to pitch to over 200 different people and got to talk to other toy entrepreneurs too. After three days of standing in front of a booth my legs were...

Cardboard Box Factory Fieldtrip February 10 2014

One of the cool things I get to do is go on some amazing field trips.  My dad and I went to a big corrugate manufacturer the other day.  The place was huge.  I saw big machines that fold paper into cardboard.  I learned about A-fold, B-fold, C-fold; which is the size of the little cardboard folds between the outer plys of paper.   They made us some prototype boxes...

First retail store and sales call November 15 2013

I knew that one of the steps for my company was that I needed to get into toy stores. The first toy store that came to our mind was Blicknstaff's in Provo, Utah.

Eagle Scout Project September 28 2013

My Eagle Scout project was probably one of the most fun things I’ve ever done with cardboard boxes. My project was for kids who had parents that are deployed in the Air Force. We created a cardboard carnival for the kids. We got cardboard donations from local stores, then drove up to Hill Air Force Base in Roy, Utah. Up there we set up some cardboard games and a huge...

My first business meeting! September 18 2013

My dad has really encouraged me to keep a journal to remember the things I've done and learned through my whole business experience with Paper Box Pilots.  So we thought it might be fun to turn some of those journal entries into Blog posts, in case anyone else might like to follow along on this journey with me. :) My dad and I set up a meeting with an artist.  My...