I have been working on making a hurricane candle! What is that? Well...its more like a candle you don't light...but put a candle inside it. I am attaching a pic of my first attempt. I will be making these daily until I get it perfect and then will offer them for sale. I will be trying photographs as well as dried flowers and other items. Stay tuned!

WOW - this is one of my favorite fragrances...and I just LOVE this new square glass candle holder! I decided not to color this one - but i can color them in any color, and use any candle scent currently in stock.

I brought one to my office - and everyone just loved the fragrance. I predict it will be a top seller. Fresh and crisp - just fabulous!

Soy candles are great and environmentally friendly - they are after all a renewable resource grown right here in the U.S. Completely biodegradable.

Soy candles burn up to 25% longer! They produce little to no soot - especially with proper wick maintenance (keep wick trimmed after each use).

We also use cotton wicks. Cotton core wicks tend to "mushroom" less than other wicks. Mushrooming leads to increased soot production due to carbon build up.


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I had a fabulous few days in Yosemite in May - and took some great pictures. I decided to turn them in to note cards for everyone to enjoy! I made about 45 for my 88 year old mother, and she was so thrilled! People need to continue the age old art of hand written notes...it is so much more personal.

I don't have all of them posted up yet in my etsy store, but I'm working on it. I will also put together a package deal shortly!

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If you want to pamper yourself, but don't want to spend the $ in this economy - I have come up with a way for you to have a do it yourself home Herbal Spa Wrap! I will provide you with the sea clay - which draws oils from the skin, sea salt, olive oil, and if you wish some additional herbs, and essential oils (for a modest increase in price)

The body wrap produces therapeutic and cosmetic benefits by cleansing the body of toxins and reducing inches. Body wraps are great for anyone who wants to improve, tone and tighten the look and texture of their skin, including people with loose skin from weight loss or pregnancy. Also those who experience joint pain and inflammation will benefit from the therapeutic effects of body wraps.

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