Happy Holidays ~ CandleLove Sale

 
Greetings sweet friends!  We hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  As we celebrated and gave thanks with our family and friends yesterday, we were reminded and thankful for the love and support you all have shown us over this past year.  Our Bay Candle Co. journey has been an amazing one, and we are excited for the future!  In the short time we have been in existence, we have had the great pleasure of being selected to showcase our candle Collections in 11 stores throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland.  We have shipped candles all across our great country, and have met some wonderful customers throughout the US.  We have met amazing store owners and business men and women who have inspired us.  We are truly grateful for the opportunity to add sweet fragrances and beautiful light to your homes, and we thank you for your business.
 
As a thank you, we are offering all of you, our sweet customers, 20% off of your entire order with us this weekend.  Enter in code CandleLove at the time of checkout to save 20%.  Candles make wonderful, traditional gifts for loved ones, friends, party hosts, office colleagues, teachers, and special people in your lives.  There’s something magical and pure about the sweet beauty of a soy candle.  Candle light reminds us of traditions from days past, and of special times with family and friends.
 
Our candles are designed to remind our sweet customers of people, places, and things they love.  They are hand crafted of the finest soy wax available in the US, and with a blend of essential oils and fragrances not found in any other candle brands.  All of our candles are hand poured on a beautiful family farm in Kentucky, and are crafted by some of the best candle makers in the United States.  We use only American made products to create our candles, and we donate a portion of each candle sale to our Brightening the Lights of Success Scholarship Fund, where we will honor two learners next year. 
 
As you begin to think about gifts for your loved ones, we’d love for you to consider one of our beautiful candles.  We know shopping for candles online is unique, which is why we offer a 100% refund should your candles not meet your expectations when they arrive.  We stand behind our products, and our ultimate goal is for you, our dear customers, to be happy with your purchase.
 
Please visit our Online Store at www.BayCandleCo.com and check out our Collections.  We have wonderful candles available for the holidays, new and expecting parents, lovers of the great state of Virginia, friends of the Outer Banks, fans of several great universities and colleges in the US, and everything in between. 
 
Thank you for your support!  We look forward to continuing to be your candle company of choice, and we are so grateful for each of you.
 
From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!
 
Love,
The Bay Candle Co. family
 
 
 

A Cheerful Giveway by The Daily Scrub and Bay Candle Co.

Hi friends!  We are so excited to introduce you to The Daily Scrub, a wonderful and luxurious soap company featuring handcrafted, artisan soaps by Rachel Chieppa!

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If you have not had the opportunity to check out handmade, artisan soaps, then take a look at Rachel’s beautiful creations in her ETSY shop or on her Facebook page.  Be careful, because if you are like me, you will be hooked!  The Daily Scrub’s soaps are beautiful, and I find myself staring at them (and the case of the Pumpkin Spice soap~wanting to eat it!).

The Daily Scrub offers soaps for all seasons and occasions.  Much like our candles, Rachel’s handcrafted artisan soaps are a celebration of places and things her customers love.  For example, her beautiful Tropical Waters Soap is a wonderful reminder of the beauty of your favorite beach.  Look at her attention to detail in this photo ~ amazing!

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Rachel uses the finest ingredients available to hand craft her beautiful artisan soaps, and they will leave your skin feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and moisturized.  The Daily Scrub has been featured in a number of publications and artisan shows around Virginia, and Rachel was selected to create a Signature Soap for the talented Jennifer Warthan of Warthan Farms Photography.  You can also find Rachel and her beautiful display of soaps at the Petersburg Farmers Market on the weekends!

We are excited today to team up with The Daily Scrub and offer our fans and customers a Holiday Cheer Giveaway!  Along our Bay Candle Co. journey, we have met some amazing and talented business owners, and Rachel is no exception.  Her soaps capture the essence and beauty of things and places her customers love, and provide the added benefit of cleansing and moisturizing.  Our Bay Candle Co. candles are designed to remind our sweet customers of people, places, and things they love and provided the added benefit of sweet fragrances and beautiful light.

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We are fortunate to be showcased in 9 amazing retail stores throughout Virginia and North Carolina and growing!  Our candles have become popular due to our use of high quality soy wax (a renewable and natural resource), our all-American made materials, and our company’s mission to give back by donating a portion of each sale to our Brightening the Lights of Success Scholarship Fund.  We’ve received many wonderful compliments about our candles, and we’ve most recently been told that by one of our sweet customers that our candles are “1,000 times more beautiful and fragrant than any Yankee candle I’ve owned!”  Wow!  (We love Yankee candles, and we are THRILLED to be able to stand up among such a great leading brand of candles!)

Now for the Giveaway!  We are excited to offer one lucky fan of The Daily Scrub and Bay Candle Co. a package of The Daily Scrub’s wonderful Holiday Cheer Soaps (2 soaps) and one of our beautiful Classic Christmas candles from our Celebration Collection!

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To enter, Visit both The Daily Scrub and Bay Candle Co. on Facebook (click on the name links) and Like both pages.  Comment on one of the giveaway posts with what you love best about the holidays!  We’ll choose a random fan on Tuesday, November 12th!

For extra entries, please share our giveaway post and let us know that you did!

If you can’t wait for our giveaway to end and would like to order any of The Daily Scrub’s amazing soaps or one of our beautiful candles, please visit our stores here ~  http://www.etsy.com/shop/DailyScrubSoap & www.BayCandleCo.com.  Give your friends and family the gift of rejuvenation and sweet fragrances and beautiful light this holiday season!

From The Daily Scrub and Bay Candle Co., thank you all for your sweet support!  We are truly thankful, and both lucky to have such amazing fans!

We wish you and yours a happy holiday season!  Take care!

~The Daily Scrub & Bay Candle Co.

And, the winner of our Cheerful Giveaway is…

Stephanie VanWagner! 

Stephanie writes, “I love the cooler weather here in Houston, and more than that, spending time with my family and friends.”  Thank you Stephanie for sharing what you love best about the holidays!  We are excited to send you two of The Daily Scrub’s Holiday Cheer soaps and one of our Classic Christmas candles!  We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season, and we thank you so much for your support!  Please message us with your address.

Congratulations Stephanie, and may your holidays be merry and bright!

Friends, all of The Daily Scrub’s beautiful soaps are available online at http://www.dailyscrubsoap.com.  All of our candles are available in one of our 9 retail locations as well as our online store at http://www.BayCandleCo.com.  Remember to stop and enjoy the little things in life friends!  Do something sweet for yourself today.  Take care, and happy holidays!

Sweet Virginia Breeze

Sunday, August 4th, was such a gorgeous day in Sweet Virginia!  The sky was an amazing shade of blue, the clouds were puffy and white, and the temperature was perfect!  Because the weather was so beautiful, and we took the boys out to enjoy the sights of Richmond.  They absolutely love trains, so we stopped by the Richmond Railroad Museum and it was a big hit!  The sweet gentlemen who worked there told us all sorts of cool facts about the history of Richmond’s stations and train lines.  The boys have already asked to go back, and we will gladly take them.  The Museum is free to visit, and you may donate if you like.  We donated $5 and because of our donation, we took home four awesome prints of old train engines that the boys will be hanging in their new room.

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After the train museum, we took a scenic route through Richmond and enjoyed the beautiful architecture.  Our two oldest boys always love looking at the city.  Whenever we pass through downtown, they point out every tall building as we go by and say “Mommy, look at that pretty city!”

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Our next stop was the Science Museum of Virginia and the kids had a great time there, too!  We loved the new Robot exhibit, and I think the kids could have stayed at the bubble blowing exhibit all afternoon.  I had been to the museum a few times before, but going with my kids was amazing!  Watching them learn and discover is pretty awesome, and although they had a ton of fun, I think we had more fun watching it through their eyes.

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One of my favorite shots was in the Robot Exhibit Hall.  My oldest and I were walking together, and I noticed our shadows on the wall.  Phone in hand, I pulled up the camera app quickly and was able to capture this sweet moment:

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As if Sunday was not awesome enough, we had a fantastic time celebrating our littlest man’s first birthday on Saturday!  It was a wonderful, fun celebration with our family and friends, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!  The weather was AMAZING, the food was delicious, and the family time was priceless.  Happy 1st Birthday to our sweet Baby O!

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This weekend reminded me of why I love living in the sweet breezes of Virginia.  I’ve always called this beautiful state home, and I am so grateful to live here.  I think there’s beauty in every state in the US, but I have a fondness for the Old Dominion.  We have the best of the best – our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains; fun, eclectic, evolving cities; rich history; sweet country towns; beautiful lakes and rivers; lovely, sprawling farms; quaint villages and towns along the Chesapeake Bay; some of the most prestigious (and fun!) colleges and universities the country has to offer; the wonderful Bay itself; the Atlantic Ocean; and easy access to amazing cities and attractions all along the East Coast.  For travelers, our very own Richmond International Airport was just rated #2 in the country – go RIC!

It is because of my love for our great state that our Sweet Virginia Breeze candle from our Signature Collection was born.

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Our Sweet Virginia Breeze candle marries some of our favorite things about Virginia…the crisp, refreshing, salty air of the Chesapeake Bay, and sweet flowering dogwood fragrances.  Our Sweet Virginia Breeze candle has been described as an “experience” and a “beautiful candle that is perfect for anyone who loves Virginia.”

When I first sat down to design our Signature Collection candles, I knew we had to create a tribute to our sweet home state, and it turned out beautifully!  We’ve received awesome feedback about Sweet Virginia Breeze from our customers, new and future retailers, and new friends who work for Virginia Tourism and Virginia Living.  To see our Sweet Virginia Breeze candle and learn more about our Signature Collection, please Visit the Candle Shop at www.sweetmelissasfragrancefactory.com.

This past weekend was full of family and friends, and was awesome!  What made it even more amazing is the fact that we live in such a beautiful state, and have a pretty incredible backdrop for all of our family events and adventures.

So, here’s to the Blue Ridge Mountains, our lovely Chesapeake Bay, and all of the beautiful land in between!  Cheers, Sweet Virginia!

Click Here to Listen to Sweet Virginia Breeze

Sweet Virginia Breeze
By: Robbin Thompson

Woke up this morning the breeze blowin’ cross my face
And I just had to look up above and thank somebody for this place
Because He must’ve been thinkin’ bout me
When he planted that very first dogwood tree
It’s where I want to be
Livin’ in the Sweet Virginia Breeze

Take me out to the country it feels mighty good out there
When I get back to the city of the monuments
It doesn’t matter where I hang my hat it’s home to me
The Blue Ridge Mountains tend to set me free
It’s where I want to be
Livin’ in the Sweet Virginia Breeze

Wakes me up in the mornin’
Rocks me to sleep at night
I’ve got a red bird singin’ on my window sill
I know everything will be all right
Livin’ in the Sweet Virginia Breeze

Just sittin on my back porch
I’m just watchin’ the sun come up
Sweet sweet Virginia Breeze blowin’ ripples ‘cross my coffee cup
Because he must’ve been thinkin’ bout me when he planted that very first dogwood tree
cause when that breeze comes blowin’ through the trees
you know everything will be alright
Livin’ in a Sweet Virginia Breeze
Sweet Virginia Breeze

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If you are new to Sweet Melissa’s Fragrance Factory and are wondering who in the world we are, take a minute to read about us here!

If you are a retail store owner interested in adding our candles to your store’s inventory, please contact us today at melissa@sweetmelissasfragrancefactory.com.  We are advertising in several online and print mediums and will advertise your store for free!  We are excited to announce that we will be featured in Virginia Living Magazine in September and would love to promote your store!

Please also check out our Sweet Sponsor Program!  We provide reciprocal advertising to all of our sweet sponsors for free in appreciation for your support!

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To all of our Sweet Fans and Customers, stay up-to-date with the very latest from Sweet Melissa’s, including our sweet family, adventures, and opportunities to earn coupons for candle purchases by visiting us on the following Social Media sites:  Facebook., Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!  Thank you so kindly for reading Sweet Words!  We sincerely appreciate the time you spent here!  Have a sweet day!

Sweet Sponsor Spotlight – Salon Yorya

Friends, welcome to Sweet Sponsor Spotlight!

What is our Sweet Sponsor Spotlight?  If I had to pinpoint one of the most important things I’ve learned in my ten years as a marketing professional, it would have to be the power of word of mouth advertising.  It is incredibly valuable and meaningful, and the foundation that small business owners are built upon.

I believe in supporting fellow business owners who are doing great things.  I believe in the power of reciprocal advertising and all of its benefits.  Small businesses are the heartbeat of America.  I have known many small business owners during my life, and they are some of the most down-to-earth and hardest working individuals I have ever known.

Throughout the week, Sweet Melissa’s is honored to showcase organizations we believe in and who have taken the time to support us, and we ask that our sweet friends show our wonderful sponsors some love!

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Friends, please take a few moments to visit our sweet friends at Salon Yorya.

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Salon Yorya opened its doors in December 2006 and has become one of the premier salons serving Central Virginia.  We have had the pleasure of watching Salon Yorya’s owner, Georgene, grow her idea into a beautiful salon that offers a fantastic array of services.  From color, cut, and style, to pedicures and manicures, Salon Yorya offers services for all members of your family.

Salon Yorya’s atmosphere is beautiful, inviting, and relaxing.  I personally have been visiting Georgene at the Salon since it opened in 2006 and aside from being at home with my kids, it is my second favorite place to be.  I absolutely love the feeling I have when I walk into the salon.  I immediately begin to feel relaxed, refreshed, pampered, and happy, all at the same time!  Georgene and her talented staff have a passion for creating a wonderful atmosphere of relaxation, yet one that is inviting and makes you feel at home all at the same time.  In addition to catching up with Georgene and her staff, I absolutely LOVE having my hair washed after it is highlighted.  Georgene and her staff go the extra mile by providing relaxing head massages and deep conditioning treatments while shampooing your hair, and they are delightful.  Best.shampoo.ever!

Georgene has assembled a talented team of stylists who make your beauty their passion.  She and her staff are highly qualified and trained on all of the latest styling and color techniques.  Over the past seven years, I have received countless (and I mean countless!) compliments about my hair color and style and I owe it all to Georgene and Salon Yorya.

Ladies, I know you all know the feeling you have when you find a stylist who you can’t live without.  That is how I feel about Georgene and her entire staff at Salon Yorya.  They have become members of my family and have been with me through my wedding, pregnancies, career changes, and everything in between.  I have been highlighting my hair since I was sixteen, and had visited many salons before finding Georgene.  I had been to chain salons, expensive salons, you name it…  I have never and imagine I will never find a place like Salon Yorya.  I am pretty certain that even if I moved to the other side of Virginia, I would still drive several hours to visit Salon Yorya every eight weeks.

If you are in Central Virginia and looking for a new salon and a talented, friendly group of stylists who make your beauty their passion, I encourage you to visit my good friends at Salon Yorya.  You will realize your hair, nails, and body are in good hands the moment you walk through the door, and I guarantee that you will not regret your decision to try them out.

Contact them today at 804-796-5858 and speak with a guest coordinator to schedule your next appointment to be pampered.  Your hair, mind, body, and soul will thank you!

Please also visit them on Facebook today to stay up-to-date with the latest news from the Salon!

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“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

~Maya Angelou

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**Business Owners, if you are interested in learning more about how to be featured in our free Sweet Sponsor Spotlight as well as on our Sweet Sponsors page on our site, please contact us at melissa@sweetmelissasfragrancefactory.com.

**Sweet Fans and Customers, To stay up-to-date with very latest from Sweet Melissa’s, including our sweet family, adventures, and to earn coupons for candle purchases, please join us on Facebook.  To see our products, please visit our store.  You can also find us on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!  Thank you so kindly for reading Sweet Words.  We sincerely appreciate the time you spent here.  Have a sweet day!

**Retail Store Owners, we are working with retail shops to begin carrying our candles, and would love to speak with you about a partnership.  We advertise the names of our wonderful distributors for free!  We are currently advertising on several popular blogs and will be featured in Virginia Living Magazine’s upcoming Fall issue.  Contact us if you are interested in learning more:  melissa@sweetmelissasfragrancefactory.com.

Sweet Sponsor Spotlight – Richmond Metro Woman Magazine

Friends, welcome to Sweet Sponsor Spotlight!

What is our Sweet Sponsor Spotlight?  If I had to pinpoint one of the most important things I’ve learned in my ten years as a marketing professional, it would have to be the power of word of mouth advertising.  It is incredibly valuable and meaningful, and the foundation that small business owners are built upon.

I believe in supporting fellow business owners who are doing great things.  I believe in the power of reciprocal advertising and all of its benefits.  Small businesses are the heartbeat of America.  I have known many small business owners during my life, and they are some of the most down-to-earth and hardest working individuals I have ever known.

Throughout the week, Sweet Melissa’s is honored to showcase organizations we believe in and who have taken the time to support us, and we ask that our sweet friends show our wonderful sponsors some love!

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Today, we would like to introduce you to our sweet friends at Richmond Metro Woman Magazine!

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Talia, owner of Richmond Metro Woman Magazine, writes, “Richmond Metro Woman Magazine is the place for Richmond Women to go to be inspired, find local events, and great local services provided by amazing local business owners.

We want to give people a place to go where they don’t always have to hear or read negative news. Our website is a the place to go to get inspiring stories about local business owners and non-profit organizations.

For business owners, we provide affordable advertising opportunities.

We are constantly expanding and growing and looking for new opportunities to partner with other local businesses and help raise awareness about local non-profit organizations.”

Sweet friends, please visit Richmond Metro Woman Magazine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichmondMetroWomanMagazine

New readers are discovering Richmond Metro Woman Magazine daily, and now is a great time to advertising your business or organization in the Magazine!  Richmond Metro Woman Magazine can be found in all 31 Richmond-area CVS locations and is gaining new ground quickly!  We recommend contacting Talia today if you are interested in advertising in the magazine to ensure you are able to reserve your space in the next issue:

Talia Osborne, Owner
Richmond Metro Woman Magazine
757-256-3750
Richmond@MetroWomanMag.com

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“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

~Maya Angelou

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**Business Owners, if you are interested in learning more about how to be featured in our free Sweet Sponsor Spotlight as well as on our Sweet Sponsors page on our site, please contact us at melissa@sweetmelissasfragrancefactory.com.

**Sweet Fans and Customers, To stay up-to-date with very latest from Sweet Melissa’s, including our sweet family, adventures, and to earn coupons for candle purchases, please join us on Facebook.  To see our products, please visit our store.  You can also find us on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!  Thank you so kindly for reading Sweet Words.  We sincerely appreciate the time you spent here.  Have a sweet day!

**Retail Store Owners, we are working with retail shops to begin carrying our candles, and would love to speak with you about a partnership.  We advertise the names of our wonderful distributors for free!  We are currently advertising on several popular blogs and will be featured in Virginia Living Magazine’s upcoming Fall issue.  Contact us if you are interested in learning more:  melissa@sweetmelissasfragrancefactory.com. 

Sweet July

Sweet friends, can you believe we are already halfway into July?  Time sure does pass quickly during the sweet summer months, doesn’t it?

If you have been following our journey and keeping up with us on Facebook, you’ll know we’ve been busy getting the word out about Sweet Melissa’s Fragrance Factory since our June 29th launch.  We have received incredible, amazing, wonderful, fantastic support since we launched, and we are sincerely humbled and grateful to our sweet family, friends, and new fans who have checked out Sweet Melissa’s, liked our posts, photos, boards, tweets, you name it!  We sincerely thank those of you who have purchased candles and we wish you many, many hours of sweet fragrances and beautiful light.  It is a wonderful feeling to feel support from the people around you as you pursue a life dream 🙂

As you may have read from me before, the most important things in our lives are our three boys.  And, whenever we get to spend some extra time with them, we are unbelievably happy!  We had a pretty fantastic July 4th weekend, and the kids had a blast!

The first thing we did was start July 4th being awesome.

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Then, we did a little laundry.

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Then, we took a nap.

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Next, we gathered our friends and family together for a cookout slash pool party!  We had most of our boys’ cousins there and although it is always chaotic to have seven kids under the age of four together, they are creating memories that will last forever.  Our boys have a crazy love for swimming, so they had a super fun time swimming in the pool.  We pretty much had to drag them out of it when they started shivering…and even then they fought not to get out 🙂

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The next thing we did was drive to a local mall parking lot and catch the town’s fireworks right when they started.  Our littlest man fell asleep for these, but our two oldest sons were in awe.  It was such a sweet moment.

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The next day, our little fellas spent the day with their grandma while mommy and daddy went to work.  Mommy and daddy always miss the good fun.

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On Saturday, we spent the first part of the day at our cousin’s first birthday party!  In attendance at this party were one cute little baby, one brave superhero, and one awesome kid.  Our two oldest little fellas requested to dress like superheroes for the party.  We of course complied…and were jealous 😉  Where’s mommy’s super cape?

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Saturday night, we went to watch our favorite baseball team play, The Flying Squirrels.

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When the game finished, we had the opportunity to watch fireworks with several thousand of our Richmond neighbors.

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On Sunday, we woke up tired, but ready for a new day!  We went to another pool party with some sweet friends of ours and had a blast!  We tried to take some photos, but our little fellas were all cheesed-out.

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And exhausted…

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After having all of that fun over the weekend with family and friends, we decided to start the week with a dinner out just for our family.  We are sorry to the restaurant for the giant mess and loud giggles, but we had a lot of fun.

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And now, we are back to our usual…making messes, having fun, looking for bugs, and being awesome.

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We hope you are having a wonderful summer and are able to spend a few sweet moments with your favorite people doing the things you love!  Take care sweet friends!

To stay up-to-date with very latest from Sweet Melissa’s, including our sweet family, adventures, giveaways, new product announcements, and to earn coupons for candle purchases, please join us on Facebook.  To see our candles, please visit our store.  You can also find us on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!  Thank you so kindly for reading Sweet Words.  We sincerely appreciate the time you spent here.  Have a sweet day!

Home sweet home.

Hi sweet friends!  I am getting so anxious and excited for our June launch!  We are mixing, testing, smelling, and designing like crazy and our Signature Collection Candles are going to be exquisite.  I am in love with them and sure hope the rest of the world will be too.  This is such an exciting time, yet is also a time full of anxiety and a bit of stress.  Not only have we launched Sweet Melissa’s, but we have also made the decision to sell our house and build a new one.

We thankfully accepted a contract on our house after being on the market just three and a half months, and if all goes well, we hand over the keys to the new owners on June 14th.  I can’t say I’m excited to leave my house.  We were first-time home buyers eight years ago and we are selling to first-time home buyers.  We have experienced so much in this house…decorating and re-decorating just about every room (sorry about changing my mind so much sweetie), planning our wedding, career changes, love, arguments, the passing of our sweet dog Kaya, the birth of our three precious boys, Christmas parties, birthday parties, family dinners and gatherings, watching our two oldest sons take their first steps in the family room…

I have so many memories here that I will carry with me forever. I remember anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first son.  Being Type-A, I had my husband paint the nursery immediately upon finding out I was pregnant.  I chose a neutral green because I couldn’t even wait to determine the gender of the baby.  Before he was born, I remember sitting in that nursery looking around and being so thankful that I had been given the opportunity to carry a sweet baby.  I remember sitting in it happily looking forward to rocking my sweet boy to sleep, giving him baths in his little blue whale tub, and playing with him in the floor in front of his crib. Looking back to those moments, I cannot believe how much my life has changed.  Three and a half years later, our family has grown from two to five, we have experienced major career changes, additions and losses of sweet family members, and everything in between.  We are completely different people than we were when we bought our house eight years ago.  Just about everything in our lives has changed.  But, one thing has remained constant.  One thing has provided us shelter from the storms of life (and literally from thunderstorms), has provided us a place of comfort during difficult times, and a place of celebration during happy times – our home.

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I am having a hard time accepting that I only have three more weeks to live here.  I am finding myself second-guessing our decision to sell our home.  I am hoping the new owners will take as good of care of it as we have.  I hope they create new memories and keep these walls alive with happiness and love.  I feel like I am saying goodbye to an old friend.  My home has stood by me, silently and strong, while the rest of my life has changed around me.  If these walls could talk, they would tell me to stop stressing out so much, to not worry about keeping them clean and to enjoy life, and to stop being sad about moving on.

We are staying in our town, so chances are I will be driving by this house a lot.  I am always going to think of it as my home.  Yes, I am going to be nosy and drive by and see how the new owners are taking care of it.  Will they water the peony my Mom bought for me and watch it come to life every year with beautiful blooms?  Will they let the birds nest in the plants on the front porch and enjoy nature’s beauty and the sounds of baby birds being born?  Will they sit by the fireplace in the winter and enjoy time together with each other in the family room?  Will they decorate the yard for Christmas and stand out in the street in the freezing cold admiring their handiwork?  Will they invite family and friends over and celebrate birthdays and holidays with love and fellowship?  Will they appreciate all of the love and time we spent over the past eight years putting our mark on this place, our home?

I had no idea I would be so emotional when the time came to leave our home.  I should be excited.  So many homes stay on the market for so long without even a look. Although I am sad, I am also grateful.  We set out to sell our home and build one that better suits our growing family, and we’re halfway to accomplishing that goal.  We are lucky and blessed to be able to do this.  However, my home is a part of me.  It will always be.

To my home, thank you for the past eight years.  You have been a place of comfort, happiness, joy, and even sadness at times.  You have been here silently taking care of us, and I sincerely thank you.  You will always be my home sweet home.

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To stay up-to-date with very latest from Sweet Melissa’s, including our sweet family, adventures, and to earn coupons for candle purchases, please join us on Facebook.  To see our products, please visit our store.  You can also find us on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!  Thank you so kindly for reading Sweet Words.  We sincerely appreciate the time you spent here.  Have a sweet day!