Before we moved to the Land of Fruit and before we knew Evan was coming along, I decided to open a business making chocolates. I got a tax ID number, a friend of mine created a logo for me and I was well on my way establishing a line of products and a customer base in our quirky little Big City neighborhood.
And then Evan came along and we had to find a bigger house out in the 'burbs.
I made and sold some chocolates to a few people over the next couple of years, but after three business tax returns in a row reflecting an income of zero, I officially closed the business at the end of last year. Considering that the new homebaker's state law only allows us to sell cakes, cookies and breads out of a home kitchen, I figured it was the best thing to do anyway.
And then a book club friend asked me to make twenty of these for Valentine's Day:
Then I used the leftover chocolate to make some sweet treats for the kids:
(It's hard to see, but the last one is Chewbacca.)
Evan liked his so much that he wants me to make a bunch of them as the party favors for his upcoming birthday party.
So six weeks after I close a business that has been all but dead for three years I get a couple of orders.
4 weeks ago