Saturday, October 31, 2009

Don't forget, today is the last day for drawing for $20.00 gift certificate.  Get your order in before midnight tonight.  Also remember our time changes, fall back an hour.  Won't help me much because I will change clocks about 8 tonight and still stay up til my usual time - 1 or 2'oclock!
Thought I would check in real quick before I get to work.  Have been making sparkle candles this month and also decided to do a sugar frosting on one just for me.  I like the sugar frosting, sorta gives the candle a sueded look.  Maybe a rustic look also.  It really doesn't show up good in pictures though.  Also a picture of a container I have had for several years and forgot about until I was looking for something the other day and found it.  This will be my candle of the month for November. 

Have to get busy labeling all the extra candles I have made to stock shop and also for 2 consignment locations.  If not, I will forget the scent!  Can't trust my nose cause after 6 years I have candlenose and really can't smell very good!   

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Star Dazzle Candle

Just wanted to show you a picture of my Star Dazzle pillar candle. I think they are so pretty. You really have to see them in real life to get the full effect of them though. They really shine and glitter so pretty, and as they burn you can see the flame inside and really is pretty then.

Have 2 orders for this type pillar.  The one shown is scented in one of my Christmas scents that I really like - Country Christmas.  To see my new listed fall & holiday scents click this link.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Trying to get to work!

Mondays & Fridays seem to be the hardest days to get to work.  Wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have so much to do.  Have to clean up candles for wholesale order, 4 online orders, and need to be working on my fundraiser.  This is the 3rd fundraiser, the last and probably largest will be in around 15th next month. 

Animals and pets just take up to much time!  I had to clean the filters on my aquarium this morning, they were horrible.  I have 2 of those whatever you call them on the tank and each one has 2 filters.  But these are a little newer and therefore each one actually has 4 filters you have to clean.  Then scoop out litter box, wash a load of clothes or my husband won't have clean socks in AM!!  Had to take off trash because I didn't want all that gunk from filters in my trash.  Can't leave the house without going by Dollar Store.  My outside cat, who is old and cranky, his likes and dislikes as far as his canned food changes almost daily so I never know from day to day what he is going to eat!  And can't forget coffee, probably my coffee and pet food buying is what keeps the Dollar Store in business.  Of course not to mention paper towels.  I go through a lot of paper towels when I am as busy as I have been in the last month or so! 

Now, if my load of clothes will get dry and I can hang them up, no ironing for me, then maybe I can work without stopping until Pepper decides she has to go out!!!  Sure looks like rain here. 

Well, enough!  To work I go!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Melek Designs Hit Parade

Melek Designs is based in sunny Corpus Christi, Tx.  She makes unique, handmade creations.  Each piece is made with carefully selected materials and great attention to detail.  I really like this necklace. 

This three-strand silver-plated chain necklace features large round blue glass beads with white swirl designs on them. They measure 21.5mm. They are complimented by 8mm round blue accent beads. The necklace can be worn very close to the neck, or worn longer. The total length is approx. 29". At the end of one strand dangles a beautiful silver plated fan charm.  It closes with a lobster-claw clasp. 

Click this link to visit her Artfire Studio.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tired & Sleepy

My title says it all!  I am so tired and sleepy would really just love to go to bed and sleep forever!  That won't happen tonight though, tomorrow is Sunday and we go to Sunday School and Church.  Finish dinner when we get home, rest a few minutes, then back to The Candle-Shoppe.  If you are a candle-maker there is really no such thing as having specific hours to work.  Or at least I haven't been able to just make it an 8-5, 5 day a week job!!!  I have been pouring candles all day but have the wholesale order finished except for topping, cleaning, and labeling!  Then on to fundraiser and couple online orders.  

I finished getting all my fall/holiday scents on my website yesterday.  I don't think I will be adding more, though as I type this I remember I did not add Nutcracker.  Will have to get that entered and then I think I am finished!  I certainly don't need to buy any more oils.  I have a small forturne sitting on the shelves in fragrant oil!  

This is it for today.  Got to get back to work. 

Check my website for the new oils I have added.  The new ones are highlighted in red.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Gift Certificate Drawing

Don't forget to place your order this month to be eligible for the 20.00 Gift Certificate drawing.  Spend 20.00 and your name will be entered in the "hat"!  That shouldn't be hard to do with all the "delicious" new scents I have added.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


  Just thought I would show some pictures of fundraiser and shop.   Excuse the mess!!

Rainy Day in Georgia

Rainy days really make me feel so lazy.  That would be good if I didn't have anything I needed to do but since that is not the case I have got to get off this computer and get busy pouring candles.  Fundraisers don't wait as well as customer orders.  Got about 3 ready to go out tomorrow and 1 more to work on, or work at between pouring my fundraiser candles.  All Georgians - Think we can  "Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain"!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trying to decide if I want to clean up candles poured earlier or just forget working.  Probably by the time I take Pepper out, feed Nome, feed Patches I will have spent at least 30 minutes.  Gotta love pets to have them take up this much time!  On that note I watched Marley and Me tonight.  Wonderful family movie.  Always love movies about pets anyway.  I knew how this was going to end cause my daughter-in-law had told me when I said I was thinking about getting the movie for granddaughters to watch.  I try to have them a new movie from time to time when they are spending the night.  Barbie usually wins over though!  Anyway Susan told me Marley died in the end so I knew it would not work, I cried.  They would be worried about Buddy, their dog, and Pepper.  They love Pepper and she loves them.  I love Pepper also!  She is my constant companion when I am in the shop.  Marley was a lot like Pepper.  Though the only furniture Pepper has destroyed is my couch.  Hubby said I could get a new couch if I got rid of Pepper.  I just laughed and said, "Yeah"!!!  Of course he wouldn't get rid of Pepper either.  She is like a child.  Just throw spread over couch to hid it and you know what?  If you don't love animals then just don't visit me!!!  So much for animals. 

My candle of the month special for October is this - 3 6OZ CANDLE CUBES FOR 15.00 - Click here to shop.  I like setting several of these out in a larger room, sometimes in different scents and create my own special scent!  One by itself is perfect for bathrooms.

Also spend $20.00 and your name is entered in drawing for 20.00 gift certificate at end of month.

I have also added some new scents and will be adding a few more of my holiday scents when I have time.  Hope to have them added sometime this week.

Well, think my decision has now been made - no work tonight.  Take care of animals and "hit the hay"  3:45 - 4:00 comes early in AM.  Alarm is set for 3:45 but usually I hit snooze several times and it is 4 before I make it up!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Break Time!

Taking a break while more wax is melting and thought I would write.  Took Pepper out earlier this AM and heard the greatest Hallelujah Chorus right in my back yard!!  I don't think I have ever heard so many birds singing at one time!  Animals are amazing.  Patches -kitty- had been sleeping on some boxes I had broken down all week.  She would only leave them to eat, potty, and tell us "Hey" in the morning.  I to put an empty box of wax outside and decided it was time for her to be a little more sociable so got rid of the boxes.  She didn't really like that either.  This is picture of both her and Pepper.  They are both usually laying around in shop while I am making candles.   Pepper's picture is kind of dark but you get the idea.  Well, got to run to town while wax finishes melting and get back to fundraiser! 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Just checking in

I have been quite busy in the last couple of weeks.  Got 1 fundraiser completed and started on 2nd one.  Got a wholesale order to get done also.  Another fundraiser due in about 1-2 weeks.  Had orders come in this week to get out.  Helping my son with his sick family - picked up 1 granddaughter from school Tuesday, took other to school Wednesday - mother sick.  Think they are all well today! 

I have listed quite a number of new scents on my website -  Check them out.  I know I didn't need any more oils but there is something about fall and approaching holidays that just makes a candlemaker start ordering new oils!  Haven't had a chance to make more chunk candles.  Would like to get couple made with Christmas colors.  I think Festival of Lights - which I haven't added to website yet, still have some of my Christmas ones to add, would make a pretty chunk pillar.  Colored chunks in red, green, and blue.  Don't really want to go over 3 colors.   

This is all for tonight! 

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Well, guess I have it changed back.  For the life of me don't know how that happened!


Something totally wierd is going on here.  This is not the correct template for my blog, somehow it got changed and I didn't do it!!!!