I am Sarah Parker, creator and co-owner of Milk & Honey ®, a handmade gifts and housewares company specializing in hand stamped silverware and custom made cutting boards. Since opening in 2011, our products have been featured in People Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, The Knot Magazine, Fitness Magazine and Romantic Homes Magazine as well as selected for sale in Martha Stewart’s American Made Collection, Nordstrom, Houzz, and many smaller boutiques throughout the United States and Australia.
As lucky as I am to find relatively fast success with my small business, the rapid growth brought new and unexpected challenges. In less than a year I went from finishing my degree while our children were in school, to supporting our family, negotiating partnerships with major retailers and learning the ins and outs of global exporting.
As my business grew, my husband Ryan was able to leave his banking job in 2013 to join me as co-owner. We now work together in our home studio in Richmond, Virginia.