Sponsor Introduction and a Giveaway


Please help me warmly welcome Lynn from Inspired Baskets by La Bella. I've asked Lynn to share with you a little about herself and the sweet little shop she has going.


From the time I started working, I remember writing up little business plans for my future "gift basket" business. It sounded lovely and creative and fun, but real life comes with words like capital, inventory and marketing... well, my little backroom basket business never materialized. (I've come to find out there are quite a few others like me!) Fast forward about twenty-ahem-years and my business finally found me. Now I am an "older" mom of 3 kids under 9 with a hectic load and still a need to contribute to the family income. I found a way to have an online gift basket store and I'm exploring the new world of internet marketing, but also building wonderful friendships with people from everywhere, thanks to my store. My creativity is exercised in finding new ways to connect with people, and offering gift consulting services to those who need help finding something special. I'm also able to mentor others who, like me, want to have that gift basket business at home, and I truly enjoy seeing them succeed. In all of this, it's my hope to use my business to share the light of Faith with everyone I serve, in some small way. If you're my customer, you can count on my prayers!

Inspired Baskets by La Bella is my online gift store home. Since I’m a Catholic homeschooling mom who needs to work from home, it’s been such a blessing for me to partner with La Bella Baskets, a wonderful company that supports and fulfills orders for my business, so that I’m able to help my family, but not get bogged down in the details of production. I’m “inspired” to offer warm and attentive service and to help busy people eliminate the stress of running around town, assembling, wrapping, packing and shipping a gift. My store offers the largest gift basket selection you can find online – over 300 choices for every person and occasion on your gift list, with flat rate shipping all over the continental U.S. The baskets are really filled with good quality items, not lots of paper filler! Other selections include delicious shortbread cookie bouquets, fresh flowers, and baby items with free personalized embroidery – just to name a few. We also offer a 30% off corporate memberships for companies with volume gift needs, and we can set up online fundraisers for organizations as well. 

Christmas items will be added in the next few weeks!

I love gift baskets. My very favorite baskets ever were left for us in a charming cottage that a very generous hostess offered to us when we traveled to New York for a family reunion. Unfortunately, our hostess was on the other side of the country during our stay, but she very thoughtfully sent two huge baskets of fun to the cottage for us to enjoy during our stay. It was such a thoughtful and very personal touch and we enjoyed them immensely. 
Lynn wonders what your favorite baskets have been? Fruit, flowers, fludge? Leave a comment and let her know and follow her on Facebook and you will be entered to win a very special prize for the heart of your home. Lynn writes, "For your lovely readers, I will offer the winner her choice of one of our 6 Premium Scented Candle Gift Sets.  The set includes 3 round votives, a votive holder, a 13 oz. octagon pillar, and a 7.5 oz. tumbler (jar candle). Total burn time is up to 180 hours. The scent choices are aromatherapy, fruit, floral, bakery, coffee or Holiday. Check out the details here."  


Oh, I love candles, don't you?


Follow her on Facebook and leave a comment here, letting us know what your favorite basket delivery. Giveaway winner announced here next Monday.

UPDATE: For those who aren't on Facebook, Lynn also has a blog where she posts similar topics related to gift baskets. You can follow there!! Also, the early-November special of 10% off all items, has been extended until Nov. 30th. You can pre-order and schedule delivery for any time - great for holiday gift planning. Be sure to enter the code NOV10 at checkout!