Friday, January 21, 2011


Scents, Fragrance Oils?  That has been my question all month.  I am wanting some new oils.  Tired of the same old ones and been trying to decide just what would be different, will customers buy it, will I like it.  Do you, the customer want something new with a description that just entices you to buy?  Or do you want the tried and true like Plumeria, Cinnamon, Rose, Honeysuckle, Mulberry, Cinnamon Bun, Pumpkin?  So many of the "new" scents/oils I have found smell so much like these basic ones until I just can't decide.  Will you buy Rose quicker if I name it Red Rose or Queen Elizabeth's Rose Garden?  Do customers buy because they like the name and the description of the scent? 

Well these are things I am mulling over this morning while I make some Nag Champa Votives.  This is a new Nag Champa, the supplier d/c the one I had been using and loved so hoping this will be as good.  That is another problem you run into with fragrant oils.  Just when you find one you and your customers really love, bam, it gets d/c!!  Then you start looking for a replacement and 9 out of 10 times you will not find one that smells as good as the one d/c.

I do have a new product I just added yesterday.  Hand Sanitizing Gel, love this stuff.  Keep it in my car, handbag, kitchen counter, desk in shop.  It would be ideal to give your children to keep in their pockets to have to use through out the day.  Also for you!   According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) it is estimated that 80 percent of all infections are spread by hands. Hands come into contact with millions of germs every day. Hand sanitizers are effective against both bacteria and viruses, health experts say.

Hand washing, and the use of hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available, are among the easiest and most important steps you can take to prevent the spread of germs that can cause illness. My Hand Sanitizing Gel uses the recommended 62% alcohol with a special blend of moisturizers and skin conditioning agents to kill germs and leave hands feeling moist and refreshed. This hand sanitizing gel includes Glycerin which helps moisturize, Aloe Vera which helps prevent dry, cracked or peeling skin, and Pro Vitamin B-5 and Vitamin E which contribute to healthy looking and great feeling skin.

Trying to add a picture but for some reason it keeps rejecting the picture!  You can see it though and also buy it here

That's all for today, until the next time, BE HAPPY!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I have just taken Pepper outside, it is so cold, I think about 28.  Now it has been colder and I know it is much colder in other states but here in Glenwood GA that is cold!!!!  Anyway, we live in the "city" but where we live we have woods in our backyard.  Where Pepper goes for that "job" in the woods there are places where it looks like something has been laying.  Do deer lay down?  I don't know but I was thinking about the cold weather and how it affects animals.  We have about 5-6 deer that we (my neighbor & I) claim as ours.  He is retired and home most of the time, and he will call me sometimes wanting to know if I have seen our deer or to let me know what/when he saw them.  We try to keep tabs on them!  Mama had twins this year and she also had twins last year.  They do love my apple tree and another neighbors grapes!!  This is Mama eating from apple tree.   
I also just look in amazement at the beautiful red birds outside my garden window that I just can't resist feeding!  They are constantly eating it seems.  It doesn't matter if it is raining, freezing or what the weather conditions are.  This morning I had to "break up" the food in their feeder where the rain and cold had it frozen.   

I remind Pepper & Patches just how lucky they are that they have a warm home in winter and cool home in summer!!!  You know they understand me.  

This is my musings this morning.  Don't know what my next will be but "they" say you need to blog often so I am trying.  I am working on 16 pillars for a wedding.  They are white and gradually ending in what I hope is a slate gray.  Not sure I am satisfied with them yet.  

Until the next time - stay warm and safe in this cold, snowy, freezing weather!!   

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's Me Again

I am like the little boy who kneeled down side of his bad to say he's prayers and he said "it's me again Lord"!  It's Me Again!!  I always say I am going to blog more often but it just doesn't happen.  Well, gonna say it again and see what I do!  My biggest problem is that I just can't think of anything to say. 

I do want to share a photo with you.   The pillar and votives are layers with Fudge Brownie on bottom and strawberry on top.  Smells really delicioua.  Fudge Brownie, Strawberry, Roses, and Tuscan Lace are what I have "dubbed" as my Valentine scents.  You can read their description by clicking here

The strawberry is so good.  I just can't get enough of it!  Reminds me of the first strawberry scented candle I ever smelled.  Actually about the first time i had really seen candles burning in a home!  A couple - friends - of our, invited us to eat with them and when we got to her house and walked in it smelled so good.  When I asked her about it she explained it was her strawberry candle she was burning.  So......burning strawberry scented candled brings back fond memories.  I still call them our friends though we have lost contact with each other.  They will always hold a special place in my heart!

I have never been a fan of chocolate scented candles until I tried this chocolate fudge, it smells good enough to eat!  Now combine the strawberry and chocolate together and you have a really yummy smelling candle! 

My website has a different look.  Totally out of the ordinary for me but I thought "hey, I need a change"!! Take a look and let me know your thoughts. 

Check out my scents.  I have added some new and removed some old scents.  If you don't find your favorite just email me to be sure I still have it and then you can choose unscented on your order and I will make it in your favorite!!

Until my next time - Happy New Year!!