Thursday, July 30, 2009

Waxahachie Trade Days

Just wanted to announce a new location that we will be selling our hand~made creations at the remainder of this year!!! And also excited to have another artist sharing her beautiful bookmarks with all of us. Currently we have 4 designers at work around the clock getting ready for the upcoming Holiday season...always looking for new talent to add to our growing inventory.



Saturday August 8th; Sunday August 9th
Saturday September 26th; Sunday September 27th
Saturday October 10th; Sunday October 11th
Saturday November 7th; Sunday November 8th
Saturday December 12th; Sunday December 13th

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hometime Candle Company

My business began as a hobby the Spring of 1999 with just 8 fragrances. I simply made up several dozen candles in basic fruit jars, made up some cute labels and invited family and friends for a sample sale. At that time, my husband came up with the name~because Hometime was his favorite show.

Immediately following the sale, I was flooded with re-orders and realized I had a business on my hand. Then came the special orders for favorite scents and colors and the list was quickly well as customers.
By the fall, I began selling at local craft shows and had expanded to around 50 fragrances. My mom is also talented and added her florals designs to the shows.
By 2002~I had a store where we offered over 100 fragrances via retail, wholesale, fundraisers, consignments, distributors, Dallas Market Center, private shows, Canton Trade Days...well, the works!! All managing 4 small children along for the ride~it wasn't easy and my marriage was slowly crumbling from all the time I devoted to my dream!!
I had expanded to goatsmilk soaps, lotions, gift sets, home decor items, room essence, seasonal merchandise, albums, shabby chic items~basically anything I could rescue and turn into a gem for my customers.
2005 came and my divorce was in full force and made a name change for my company.

Simply Glowing Gifts was born!! Now, we have added to our line~jewelry, gift tags, hand~made, custom cards, hand~painted signs, handbags, designer velvet pillows, hand~knitted hats/scarves, blankets...well you get the picture.

Hello Cupcake

My sister turned me onto the book "Hello Cupcake"...and I can say that I am addicted to making the cupcakes for family and friends.

If you haven't already purchased the cookbook~I recommend it to all of my baking friends~you will be the talk of the next party.

Back in Rowlett

Two weeks ago, I moved back to Rowlett. It's great to be back home and around loved ones. However, I was a bit upset to see so many of my favorite specialty shops now gone. The economy has really taken its toll. My fav's at The Harbour are will be missed dearly!!