Monday, July 25, 2011

New Floating Lotus Candles

Been banging out a lot of new candles this summer but this one is by far my absolute favorite!

Serene and simply lovely.
I think they'll only be poured in white, but as time goes on that could change.  Each floating lotus burns for a whopping 6+ hours and are about 3 and 1/2 in diameter and as with most of the wedding candles they are unscented.

Glowlite Candles online
Glowlite Candles on Etsy

Monday, July 18, 2011

Can I float candles in my pool?


Any candle that is designed to float, can and will float in a pool, pond or water fountain regardless of it's size.   But, here are a few things to consider before you light that wick.  

Pool pump off
Make sure your pool pump is off and any water features such as a water fall or mister system are off as well.  You want to prevent as much water movement as possible.  Hopefully mother nature is going to be on the lighter side too as wind and even a light breeze can affect how well the candles work in larger bodies of water.

Candles will gravitate toward edges or corners.
You'll need to come to terms with the fact that where you place your candle won't be where it stays for any length of time.  Floating candles may start the evening in the middle of the pool but you'll notice the little buggers bobbing along toward the sides or a corner only to rest there for the remainder of the night.

If your floating candle isn't specifically made for pools, you could end up with a blackened underside to your coping.
Candles 5-6 inches in diameter are a good size for most pools.

Clean up
If any water seeps in to the candle it may weigh the down the wax shell and sink a little in the water, making for irritating clean up as they could be hard to see.   They will not sink to the bottom as wax naturally floats but the weight of the water inside the shell will hold it suspended just below the surface.
Finding ways to anchor the candles is possible and luckily we have Pinterest to help with us that.

I now have floating rose candles available that are the perfect size for pools and spas.  They measure 5 1/2 inches in diameter with an 8 hour burn time.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Apple Candles

Summers is flying by and before we know it all those kiddos will be returning to their classrooms.

Both of my kids return to school the first week of August which may seem early but their teachers started weeks before and it is them that I think of every time I pour these apple candles.

Those noble selfless men and women who spend long days and nights teaching our children.

Friday, July 8, 2011

pig candle

It was a late night for me last night.  Still playing catch-up from our vacation. For every one week of vacation it takes me three to get back on schedule.
We have one last summer camping trip planned for the end of the month.  A cool three days up north in the ponderosa.  I can't wait, the stars the campfire the roasted marshmallows!

If you're thinking about placing an order I suggest getting in before the 24th.

In the between time I'd like to introduce this adorable little pink piggy.