Thursday, November 26, 2009

I know it has been a while since I have written anything.  I have been so busy with fundraisers and orders until there just hasn't been time. 

Tonight I have been getting my dressing ready for baking tomorrow.  I made a German Chocolate Cake and now I am topping off candle pillars I made earlier today.  Even though I list on my website that I am supposed to be off, there is no such thing for a candle-maker!  The only day I will really take off will be Thanksgiving Day!

I have also just finished pouring some more chunk pillar candles!  I really love making chunk candles, they are so much fun.  Thinking about putting one in the freezer so it will cool and I can take it out!  The second candle is a picture of the last chunk pillar I made.  It is scented in Aspen Winter.  I also made some mottled pillars scented in Christmas Forrest.

I received this Thanksgiving Song in an email and thought I would share it with you.  It is by Hilda Butler Farr.  Of course this can be for every day of the year also!

Thanksgiving Song

Thank God for countless blessings

Bestowed on us each year,

The precious gifts to treasure

Which daily reappear.

Thank God for every sunset,

The dawning of each day,

The golden flood of moonbeams,

The stars which light our way.

Thank God for every handclasp,

For every loyal friend,

And for the joy of laughter,

The songs which have no end.

Thank God for fragrant flowers,

For every pleasant smile,

For countless blessings

Which meet us mile by mile. 

Hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009


1 - If I didn't have to wash clothes it seems everyday
2 - If I didn't have to take Pepper (dog) out several times during the day
3 - If I didn't have to scoop out litter box for Patches
4 - If I could just call the grocery store and Dollar Store and get essentials delivered
5 - If I didn't have to cook hubby a hot supper every night (he has cold sandwich for lunch)
6 - If I didn't have to get at least 3-4 hrs of sleep at night
7 - If I didn't have to take a bath - why can't I just rub some deo on and spray perfume on.  After all when I   make candles I smell good any way!
8 - If I didn't go on my candle forums, facebook, twitter

Well, thats all I can think of just now!  But if I didn't have to do all those things everyday then I could really get candles made.  Silly, was just thinking this while I was cleaning up jars on 3rd fundraiser.  It will be out of here tomorrow and then time to start on 4th and last this year.  Saturday won't get as much as I would like to done because I have a baby shower for neice to go to.  Have to be through with 4th fundraiser by Dec 14th.

Well back to work!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Just thinking and thanking!

I walked into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee - we have what was called the "great room" when we built the house.  You know, where the kitchen, dining room, and den are all together in 1 big room - that is the way I wanted it cause I spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  Most of my time is spent in shop first and then kitchen second. Not much sleeping time or watching TV time!  Anyway back to my "musing", is that spelled right and what it's called?, ANYWAY - Patches (kitty) was asleep in hubby's recliner and Pepper (dog) was asleep on the couch, room cleaned up (my dear cleaning lady and friend came yesterday), candles burning and just a serene feeling hit me and I thought "God's in His Heaven and all's right with the world"!  You know that saying and probably sometime have that feeling! 

Then I walked back into my shop and the feeling left! Jars, wax, fragrant oils everywhere.  Along with dust, some "tuffs" of dog hair and I am sure cat hair I see and think "Man, I have got to clean up this place!"  Just haven't had the time with orders and fundraisers and probably won't have the time for about a month!  Anyway, if my English teacher saw my writing today there would be red marks everywhere and she would wonder if she really taught me anything!

Got to get busy but just wanted to write while it was on my mind.  I really am thankful for so much, not rich money wise but every other way I am the richest and most blessed person I know!  We have a great and wonderful God!

Some pictures of my pillars and one with my new label on pillar, think I like it.  Hope I can get pictures lined up, don't know why they don't!  Then to wicking jars!  Picking up granddaughters from school today to spend the night.  They haven't been able to for a while because of cheerleading!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

October G.C. Drawing & Pictures

The winner of the drawing for the 20.00 gift certificate for October was C Hodges from Texas.   The gift certificate drawing for Nov will be 25.00.  This will be the last drawing for the year.  Took some pictures of my holiday candles and thought I would share.

Sorry I couldn't get pictures lined up better.  Just don't work like I want it to!!