Meet Frankie Lynn Moon. Lynn is the owner of Baskets By Frankie Lynn, a company that creates custom gift baskets for literally any occasion. She creates baskets themed for Birthdays, Holidays, Anniversaries, Graduation, Get Well, Welcome Home, Sympathy and just simply Thinking of You. Sometimes people bring her some/all of what will go in the basket and other times they give her some ideas and let her do the shopping. A lot of the magic of her work is about the shopping for fun gifts and the presentation, which usually involves a very big bow! This year she has created Welcome Home baskets for our clients and graduation gifts for 3 nephews, going to college. She handled all the shopping, came up with great ideas, did some custom engraving and shipped them out. Great service!!
Lynn is currently serving as the President of the Highland Village Rotary. Rotary is a service organization that supports both local non-profits and world wide initiatives like eradicating Polio and ending human trafficing. This Rotary club meets every Thursday at 5pm at Shoal Creek Tavern. They are still accepting new member applications. Contact Lynn for more information at 214-636-3392.
One of my favorite things about Lynn is that she is always actively looking for a way to brighten a day and is constantly “giving back” to the community and our local organizations! Enjoy getting to know Lynn; we are excited to highlight her interview!
Please tell us a little bit about your family.
A: Mother of two sons – Kenneth and Jerred Moon , I have 2 beautiful daughter-in- loves Katica and Emily Moon , 2 grandsons, William and Graham, 2 grand- daughters- Sasha and Eleanor and one great- grand- daughter – Iris and an amazing hubby- Tony Moon , and my two wonderful pets, Harley the dog and Q-tip the cat.
Please tell us about your current career. Thing you love most about what you do?
A: I make custom gift baskets , work with your budget , and I make it very personal. I love shopping for the right thing to go into each gift basket. We are excited to have just been named Best of Denton County for the 4th year!
Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: We were visiting our best friends Ron and Kristie Thomas and I said I want to own a business one day. Ron and Kristie asked what would I like to do? I said I always loved making gift baskets for friends. They encouraged me to make that a business and my hubby said let’s do it! I’ve been in business now for 4 years.
Q: What is the most unusual job you ever had?
A: I was a singing telegram!
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community and what do you love to eat/drink there?
A: Hillside Fine Grill – love wines, and their ribs are killer! Also potato soup. Love – Rick Valley. Bistecca – cocktail – love Morris Salerno Jr. and Stacy- love their steaks and she-crab soup. Salernos -,vodka and wines and Pizza and lasagna – Aaron Voss is great! Yellow Rose – fish and chips, chicken wings – Svetlana has great wings! I guess I’m a bit of a foodie:)
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
A: 20 years.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: Greenville, South Carolina.
Q: Was there anything interesting/challenging/unusual you want to share that shaped you into who you are today?
A: I was a military spouse moving all over. Holding down the fort in different countries, states and taking care of two boys. Sometimes very challenging. My parents shaped me and they frequently encouraged by saying, “Always do your best”!
Q: Do you have a hobby or interest that you enjoy?
A: Painting / adult coloring; and shopping!!
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
A: Kim Cloud Skidmore. Kim is the owner of Cloud 9, a local salon.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: Australia – somewhere I’ve never been and looks like an amazing place to relax!
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows? What is the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
A: Dirty Dancing , Andy Griffin , Bambi.
Q: Where do you love to shop in Flower Mound?
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: A cross country wine train Adventure.
Q: What is go-to band when you can’t decide what to listen to?
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where would y’all meet for this lunch?
A: Marty B, owner of Marty B’s Restaurant I’d love to ask him what is his secret to running multiple successful businesses? And how he does it so well? Amazing guy!
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
A: Our chambers are always promoting your businesses and they are always giving your name out to help promote your business.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
A: Still working and enjoying my business.
Q: (Even for friends and family) What is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: I was a surgical nurse, pediatric nurse, teacher, dental assistant , delivered flowers and balloons in a tuxedo and top hat – singing, and survived a brain tumor!
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Q: If you were cast in a movie and could choose your costar, who would it be? Who would you want to play “you”?
A: Sam Elliot , Julia Roberts.
Q: Favorite month? holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
A: December , Christmas , Christmas Day.
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
A: My grandchildren.
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
A: Lavender , coffee.
Q: Are you involved in anything or any community groups that you really enjoy outside of work and family life?
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people (general crowd or crowd of young people)?
A: Surround yourself with a tribe of women who build you up!
Q: What book have you enjoyed reading the most during the last year?
A: Girl, Wash Your Face.
Q: If you had a full time staff member that was fully paid for who would you choose? Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer or Nanny?
A: Driver – I hate to drive.