Thursday, August 28, 2008

This week

Well, the kiddo's are back in school and it's been quite peaceful. I have out looking for a part-time job, since I lost my job earlier this year. Since gas is so expensive, most of my searches are done online and since employers can't see you..it's difficult to get any job.

Today, I am focusing on cleaning the house and getting ready for a huge garage sale. I have tons of kid clothes to get rid of...cheap!!! Hopefully, I can be ready for this saturday..sometimes it's a gamble to have a sale on a holiday weekend. But, I am broke and need to clear out my house.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My domino necklaces




While taking a break from the candle making...I have ventured out into other areas. Here are a few of the domino necklaces that I have designed recently. They are all one of a kind~so you can dare to be different!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Drama Kids...after school programs


While driving around I have been seeing the signs forDrama Kids all over my neighborhood. Today, I received an message from a local rep with the information about the after school program. Feel free to check it out Drama


Drama kids build confidence, speaking skills, acting skills in ages 3-17. It's the most popular childrens' program in the world! They offer several different payment plans. Check out their schedule to see if your school offers to your kiddo's!




Monday, August 18, 2008

The Great Pumpkin




Fall can't get here soon enough for me. I love the cooler weather and the shorter days. But my favorite part about fall is...Halloween! ! Yes, the kids love it too~dressing up and getting all that candy~so they can drive mom up the wall.


Every year, late July I start gearing up for the upcoming shows and begin adding more fall fragrances to my collection. My most popular aromas' are still here...PUMPKIN SPICE (just like Root's scent), AUTUMN LEAVES (fresh, crisp leaves),HARVEST (like Yankee), CANDY CORN (my own original secret blend~rich, just like the candy...and a top seller), CARAMEL APPLE (good enough to eat), PUMPKIN PIE SPICE (loads of pumpkin & lite on the spice), MEXICAN VANILLA (rich butterscotch & vanilla), ORANGE VANILLA SPICE (spiced oranges & vanilla), PECAN PIE (grandma's secret recipe) WELCOME HOME (warm & inviting with cinnamon & tons of spice)..lots of fragrances available.


Featured in photos: The Great Pumpkin, Pumpkin Melts & Lil' Witches...(jar) Wholesale also available.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Help... Against Domestic Violence


Yes, I have been busy these past few months. The position I had for the last couple of years was eliminated following a company buy out. Leaving a single mom having a hard time trying to make ends meet to provide for 4 children. It ain't easy sister...let me tell you!! I have had to swallow my pride and rely on government assistance...or starve to death. My ex-husband is a year behind in child support, and getting help from the State has been nothing but a series of headaches and disappointments. After filing in May, and calling everytime they "do" something, a demand for payment has been set in October for "him" to appear in court. Please pray for a miracle~either pay the years' worth of support or relinquish his rights!!


Despite all the financial difficulties, I remain positive (through lots & lots of prayer)!! And somehow I make it thru every month. Looking for a real job, has turned up hopeless...really hard to find anything that will pay enough, let alone even get a call for an interview for a $6.00/hr position.


Only God knows what is in my future and I rely on my faith for guidance. For those who don't know me personally...my former husband was very abusive~mental and physical. After 12 years and each day getting worse, the day he laid a finger on my child~out the door he went. I didn't care how we had to survive, living in a safe, non-violent home is much more important for all of us!


With all that said~my pink "Faith" candle has become the inspiration to women in my shoes to make a change in their lives. The 8 oz. Pink Cross Rhinestone Tumbler is filled with the popular fragrance of...Beautiful....because that's what we are to our children! Yes, I realize that purple represents the color for this cause~I love the color of pink because it is pure, peaceful, uplifting and represents a girl.


As of August, 15, 2008 ~ every "Faith" candle sold at my shows or onlineEtsy ~($3.00)of the profits will be donated to my local womens' shelter Genesis Shelter


Please help support women & children effected by Domestic Violence in your community...we really need your help.

Sage & Chocolate Grace Plate


My living room is decorated in the colors of sage, hunter, burgundy, plum and chocolate. Last Fall, I found this idea from a show that I attended by decorating serving plates (platters). I thought it was very cute...and the combinations are endless of how you can design them. This one is painted sage & chocolate and stenciled with the word "Grace"...it's hanger is a beautiful brown shimmer satin and may be hung anywhere in your home. Custom words and colors available upon request...Etsy

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My "Funky Frames"



Being creative is sometimes quite expensive~I live in the hobby/craft shops and buy all the magazines for my inspirations. Much sleep is lost thinking about what I can do that is unique, funky, different and cute all at the same time that others will enjoy as much as I do! And it never fails that what you design is the wrong color scheme for your interested customer~turning into a custom order...and I simply love it. Being able to share my treasures puts a smile on my face~even if I didn't make a big profit.


Here are the 2 funky frames that I have made so far...hand~painted and embellished with adorable papers and rhinestones...all come with a satin hanger!


Watch for more to come soon~keep in touch!


Friday, August 15, 2008

I am bored tonight...

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Well, it's been a month since I have had a real break from all 4 kiddos. It's not easy taking care of them alone ....


So, what does a single woman do when she gets a break....nada!!! Or at least this one operates that way. The house will always be a wreck and piles of dishes & laundry will be there no matter what! I sometimes wished little elves would come in the night to help me with chores. Or at least prepare my dinner for one night...I haven't been pampered in a long, long time.


No, seriously...when I do get a break~I have been introduced to Primo's Tex Mex Grille in Garland (by the Bass Pro Shop)....that has been the Tuesday night hang out with the gals. Or at least until school starts anyway. I like going here because there are people that are close to my age and you can relax outside overlooking the lake..wished I had a boat again.


Another place I frequent is Weekends~yes, I stay close to home...(lake ray hubbard). Here, you get to enjoy 2 clubs in 1 and they always feature local bands that are really good!


Now, keep in mind that bars aren't my thing at all, just a place to hang out with my girlfriends on occasion. My true hang~outs are: Canton Trade Days, antique shopping, specialty shops, staying at a bed n breakfast, eating at a good family owned restaurant (mexican food fav), a good tea room for my favorite chicken salad sandwich...DovesNest in Waxahachie!! Or I will just hop in the car and cruise to Downtown McKinney for a day of R & R....now you know a little more about me...


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Shopping for back to school

Don't forget it's tax free weekend~get your kiddo's ready for school in style. I am so glad to see that Walmart is carrying L.E.I. jeans & tee's now...$ 20.00 or less!! And much more reasonable so that single mom's can afford to make their $$ stretch.


Target has cute t~shirts for boys and girls: Hanna Montana, Hello Kitty, Guitar Hero and Rockband for $ 6.99~all my kids' want to wear to be comfortable. They also have Hanes' undies, etc for buy 1 get 1 free~stocked up for my troops.

It's been a fast summer, but I can't wait to get my kids back in school!!! I'm tired...

Happy Shopping!

Sample Sale




This weekend...Friday & Saturday August 15 & 16 (10am--5pm)

In my home~e-mail me for my address.

Tons of jars & fragrances that have been discontinued and are marked down....cheap!!

~Hope to see you here~

Luxury candles


New fragrances in our luxurious jar: Poundcake, Buttery Sugar Cookie, Wedding Nite

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Newbie

Please bear with me...just began designing my blog...check back soon!

Thanks!!!