Friday, August 26, 2011

Gearing up for the holidays.

It seems like it comes earlier and earlier every year.

I walked in to the super market this morning in need of a few school supplies and they were already setting up christmas wreaths. "But it's only August" I grumbled as I walked by.

Later when I was home and writing out my schedule for next week in my planner I had to laugh at myself.  I've been building holiday stock for weeks!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pine cone candles

These are being made in a new blend of soy and paraffin, not sure how well they'll stand up to the heat of our summers but I love how well they burn.  I'd really like to switch to a more natural wax for all of the candles that I make.

These guys are my test run.

All stocked up and ready for the fall season.  Currently I can make 55 of these a day with plans to increase that if they sell well this year.  Here's hoping!

Friday, August 5, 2011

An Apple Festival

The change from summer to fall is fast approaching and I'm counting down the days to cooler weather. I love summer; the bbqs and lazy pool days, the frozen treats and camping trips but even I'll admit that after surviving another Arizona summer I'm looking forward to the crisp autumn air, even though we don't get that here until November.

In the mean time I'll dream about fresh picked apples and caramel apples as I spend my morning pouring apple scented apple candles.  Because, the scent of tanning oils and sunblock is nauseating now.