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.

ELLIS COUNTY EXPO CENTER
2300 W 287 BYPASS, WAXAHACHIE TX

FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING
SATURDAY 9--5
SUNDAY 9--4

AUGUST:
Saturday August 8th; Sunday August 9th
SEPTEMBER:
Saturday September 26th; Sunday September 27th
OCTOBER:
Saturday October 10th; Sunday October 11th
NOVEMBER:
Saturday November 7th; Sunday November 8th
DECEMBER:
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 growing...as 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 gone..you will be missed dearly!!