Thursday, February 10, 2011

Candle Holders aren't just Candle Holders anymore...but works of ART.

Not to toot my own horn but I think we make esthetically pleasing candles.  Some people buy them for the décor, some for the scent and some for both.  Candles are such an inexpensive way to decorate and scent your home to make it warm and inviting.   Although we sell some candle holders on our website, I have come upon some beautiful hand-crafted candle holders by wonderful artisans that compliment the candle and almost any décor:

Last winter LabellaCandela was voted on Etsy as "Favorite Holiday Gift Item for Her" and it is easy to see why.  These candle holders are gorgeous!! These holders have been on my radar for over a year now.  I was going to blog about these for mother’s day but I just couldn’t wait.

These cork votive holders are ingenious, all natural and recyclable!  I love the purple ribbon accent but of course you can get another color ribbon to go with your decor as well.

These votive wraps by Beso Designs are beautiful.  Okay, these aren't actually candle holders but candle wraps one places around a clear glass votive holder.  Nonetheless, I had to include them because they are inexpensive and perfect for a personalized gift or that special occasion.  I'm particularly fond of the wrap that says "Nicole" in also my favorite colors :-)
They are lovely, simple and elegant!

I know I said "I love this" several times during this blog post but really no other words can describe better how much I love each and every one of these holders!  The craftsmanship of this wood holder is spectacular.  He makes several wood candle holder designs and if you browse his shop I'm sure one will catch your eye as well.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Have you ever followed a man or women down the bread aisle of the supermarket because their scent was so intoxicating?  Maybe you just wanted to know what perfume or cologne their wearing (or maybe more).  Maybe the pleasant scent reminds you of an old love.  The song "Cross My Mind" by Jill Scott says it perfectly:
"I was just thinking about you
Wondering if you wear the same cologne
Smelled good -- On you
Had the next boyfriend of mine try the same kind
But it stunk on him though."

The same scent doesn't smell the same on everyone.  Have you ever held on tight to a pillow and breathed in the scent of your spouse after they left?  Is it Pheromones or the mixture of their daily grooming habits?  I know I get weak in the knees after he puts on my Bajan Blue Water Whipped Body Butter after the shower, but I beg for mercy for him to put back on his shoes after work.  :-)

Pheromones have been proven as a sexual attraction in animals but the debate in humans continues.  Personally I don't think the natural odor of a man or women can stimulate me positivity physically, but who knows what it does chemically.  I think if they worked that well people like me wouldn't be in business.  On the other hand, have you ever had the misfortune of getting a whiff of someone who drank so much and the alcohol is literally emanating from their pores?  I'm wondering if the same holds true if one eats a generous fruit diet if one starts to smell quite fruity!   What are your thoughts?

For those who want some pheromone assistance, we have a wide selection of perfume and cologne body oils from designer fragrances to the old favorites.   Take a look for yourself or your sweetheart because sometimes the scent of a man or a woman can need some help.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I'm sweet on you!

Flowers? No. Dinner? No. These kitchen artist make all of these look so good!  Give or get some of these yummies for Valentines Day.

Chocolate Peanut Butter...

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Raspberry Truffle Gourm...

Strawberry Milkshake Or...

Chocolate Mint Cake Tru...

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Drunken Winterberry Jam

Gourmet Chocolate Cover...

Rainbow Marshmallows by...

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Homemade Hong Kong Styl...

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Bubble Gum Day

Before the blog we use to celebrate all sought of crazy holidays on our calendar of events on the website.  As we became busier we didn't make time for these fun dates. We want to begin to revive it as much as we can on our blog.

Today is Bubble Gum Day.  Surprisingly Bazooka didn’t come up with this bubblicous day.  Instead a mom who thought of a unique and fun way to get kids to fund-raise and give back.  Check out her story here.
Since we are kids at heart, any purchases made today of our bubblegum scent in any form (candle, bath & body) we will match at 100% and donate the proceeds to St. Judes Hospital.