About Amanda

Hey good morning, good afternoon, good evening!

Whatever it is for you, I wish you a good one.

Yeah, and that isn’t exactly a picture of me, but it is of my alter ego and who I want to be like. Amanda D., wink. And.. my name is Amanda.

Thanks for visiting my blog site. I’m happy to welcome you.

This is going to be a fun blog for me. Fun because I’m gonna be writing about things that I care about and sharing with you and inviting your comments.

My domain name for this blog site is all gift baskets. I picked this name because I actually have a gift basket business which I am growing and is doing quite well. So this blog site will support my gift basket business in the sense that I will be talking about it and writing about it.

But I don’t want this blog to only be about gift baskets because I think that would be incredibly boring. So I’m gonna write about other things too.
If you’re only interested in my blogs about gift baskets, then you could just look in the menu and pick Gift Baskets in the categories menu.

And then you can just read about that and you don’t have to endure any of my other chatter.
But hey you might find my other chatter interesting. So I invite you to peruse all of the blogs and comment or not, as you wish.

I started my gift basket business a number of years ago. I was looking for something to do in addition to my full-time job. I wanted something that would bring in some extra income and that I could do in the evenings and on weekends.

The gift basket business sort of fell into my lap. I have a friend who had a gift basket business and she decided to retire from it. It was successful under her but she just didn’t feel like dealing with it anymore.

She’d done it for a long time and was just ready for something new.

So when she knew that I was interested in starting a business, she offered to sell it to me. And because she is a friend, she wanted to give me a good deal on it.

So it didn’t take me too long to decide to take her up on the offer. This happened a few years ago.
One afternoon I went over and looked at all of her inventory. The next weekend I rented a truck and I went over and picked up all of her inventory. It took the entire day plus a little more to get everything.

I had made space in my loft room which had been vacated when my son moved out. So I moved everything up to that room which has amazing light and big picture windows that look out over trees and a meadow.

I thought it would be the ideal spot to work on business things and assemble baskets and that sort of thing.
So that’s where I set it up and that’s where I have kept it for all of these years since I’ve had it.
It’s doing very well. I advertise locally and I advertise on the internet and I have an active social media campaign to promote it.

I have just enough business to keep me busy without being overwhelming.
So anyway, that’s about me and my business!
Thanks again for stopping by!
Amanda