I was born and raised in Central Massachusetts but my husband and partner was born and raised all the way "across the pond" in England. We met in 1985 when he was recruited by a local business and I was in the process of transitioning from manager to sole proprietor of a retail hobby shop.
We closed the " brick & mortar" store in 2012, but I retained the gift basket business that I had added 7 years prior and made it into a home-based business on its own. Since I originally majored in Fine Arts before ending up in business, it seems fitting somehow to have come full circle.
Designing and producing themed gift arrangements are the parts of this business that I enjoy the most. For those of you who don't quite understand what a gift basket designer does, it's basically what a florist does except that most of our design elements are packaged foods, small gifts and souveneirs instead of cut flowers and plants.
Since most people seem to find text without pictures boring, here's a picture of the newest addition to our family. His name is Sprite and he was found as a lost or abandoned kitten by a neighbor. They fostered him for a month and then we adopted him. He seems to think that there's no reason for anyone to look at that television when they could be admiring him instead.