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!
The Bay Candle Co. family

Bay Candle Co. and The Vintage Pearl ~ A Baby Love Giveaway

Friends, we could not be more excited to offer you all an incredible giveaway today!  As a mother, I have been a fan of The Vintage Pearl for several years.  I have a beautiful necklace given to me with the names of my sons lovingly hand stamped on it with their birthstones attached.  It is a wonderful reminder of mother’s love for her children.  The Vintage Pearl began as a creative outlet for its owner, Erin, who was a stay-at-home mom to her four sweet children.  Over the years, it has blossomed into a popular business, where each piece of jewelry is handcrafted from start to finish.  The Vintage Pearl’s custom jewelry is hand stamped with your names, dates, or meaningful phrases, making them a special keepsake.  The company’s desire is to design and create beautiful handmade pieces that will connect with your heart and soul.

For those of you familiar with Bay Candle Co. by Sweet Melissa’s Fragrance Factory, you’ll know we are home of Sweet Fragrances and Beautiful Light.  Our candles have been described by an industry professional as “…beautiful experiences in fragrances and light.  Bay Candle Co.’s candles combine elements of beautiful photography; high-quality, vibrantly colored, renewable soy wax; and luxurious fragrances, and are much more than just candles…they are an experience.”  They are hand crafted with the highest quality soy wax in the industry; two wicks for a cleaner, efficient, and brighter burn; and a proprietary blend of essential oils and fragrances.  Purchasing a Bay Candle Co. candle means you are thinking green by supporting America’s soybean farmers, supporting products made in the USA, and donating to our Brightening the Lights of Success Scholarship Fund, which will help two learners (one traditional and one adult) follow their dreams.

Much like The Vintage Pearl’s goal with their jewelry, our goal is to design and create beautiful candles that combine elements of photography, color, and fragrances that will evoke sweet and pleasant memories of people, places, and things you love.  One of our very first customers provided us these beautiful words after receiving her Little Fingers & Little Toes candle from our Signature Collection, “I love it!  Within seconds of lighting the fragrance began to fill the room and it was wonderful.  I sat back and closed by eyes and could feel my baby in my arms again, snuggled up to my neck and smelling fresh from her bath.  A fragrance no mother ever forgets.  This morning there was still a very light scent lingering in the room, reminding me of pleasant memories from the night before.” ~ Bonnie B., North Carolina

We could not be more honored and excited to team up with The Vintage Pearl to offer you our amazing Baby Love Giveaway!  As someone who has watched The Vintage Pearl grow into an amazing company and who has been inspired by its owner, it is incredibly rewarding to be able to partner with such a wonderful organization.


Without further adieu…  The Giveaway!

In appreciation of all of you, our sweet fans and customers, The Vintage Pearl and Bay Candle Co. are offering you the following:

The Vintage Pearl:  Vintage Baby Feet Charm Necklace & a $50 Gift Certificate to The Vintage Pearl

Bay Candle Co:  Little Fingers & Little Toes Signature Candle & $50 in SweetCash to Bay Candle Co.

Our Baby Love Giveaway begins Friday, October 11th and runs through midnight Tuesday, October 15th.  To enter our giveaway, please:

1.  Like The Vintage Pearl and Bay Candle Co. by Sweet Melissa’s Fragrance Factory on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/thevintagepearl & http://www.facebook.com/sweetmelissasfragrancefactory

2.  Say Hi on Facebook and let us know you entered the giveaway!

Extra Entries

3.  For extra entries, please follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest and Comment on Facebook that you did: The Vintage Pearl ~ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thevintagepearl & Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thevintagepearl/.  Bay Candle Co. ~ Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/sweetmelissasff & Pinteresthttp://www.pinterest.com/sweetmelissasff & Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sweetmelissasfragrancefactory

4.  For extra entries, please visit the online stores at The Vintage Pearl & Bay Candle Co. and comment back with your favorite piece of jewelry and candle.

On Wednesday, we will combine all of our amazing fans’ entries and choose one lucky fan to win our Baby Love prize package valued at over $180!

From The Vintage Pearl & Bay Candle Co, thank you all for your incredible support.  Our fans and customers are our number one priority, and you all are our inspiration!

Take care, sweet fans!

Welcome, Sweet Friends!


Welcome to all of our new fans!  We are so glad you are here!  Did you know you have already earned coupons just for liking our Facebook page?  If you share our Facebook page, we’ll sweeten our coupon and double it!  Contact us via a message on Facebook or through our Contact Us page and we’ll respond with your coupon codes!

Don’t forget to sign up for our Sweetmail, too!  Our Sweetmail subscribers learn about our new products first and receive exclusive discounts!  You can sign up by visiting our Contact Us page on our website.

We have a lot of exciting things in store for Sweet Melissa’s over the next couple of months!  We are thrilled to announce that we will be introducing two new soy scented candle Collections at the start of the Fall, our favorite time of year!  Autumn is a wonderful time to light new candles and add warmth and sweet fragrances to your home.  Stay tuned over the next month as we will also be making a BIG, exciting announcement about the future of Sweet Melissa’s!

If you are a new, sweet friend and haven’t yet had the chance to see our Signature Collection, please Visit the Candle Shop at www.sweetmelissasfragrancefactory.com.  Our Open House, Sweet Virginia Breeze, and Little Fingers and Little Toes candles are perfect for everyone on your birthday and new baby gift lists, or for your own wish list!  Open House has become a hit with some of our realtor friends as it combines clean linen, fresh flower, and warm chocolate chip cookie fragrances, a combination not yet done before!  Our Little Fingers and Little Toes candle has warmed the hearts of many moms, grandmas, and expecting mommies, and we’ve received wonderful feedback about the memories and sweet moments our Little Fingers and Little Toes candle has contributed to.  Our Sweet Virginia Breeze candle showcases all things Virginia, and reminds us of the sweet things we love about our home state – the mountains, the Chesapeake Bay, and all of the beautiful land in between.  We’ve received wonderful feedback about Sweet Virginia Breeze from several of our sweet Virginia neighbors.  Thank you to each of who has made a purchase from Sweet Melissa’s!  We sincerely appreciate your business and continue to wishing you many hours of Sweet Fragrances and Beautiful Light.

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If you have just found us, you may be wondering what makes our candles different?  Our candles combine sweet fragrances never before showcased together and emit beautiful, warm light.  They are designed to remind you of people, places, and things you love.  Sweet Melissa’s candles are made with American-made products as well as a high-quality soy wax blend hand poured in America’s heartland.  Sweet Melissa’s candles feature a unique two-wick system which is proven to provide a cleaner, brighter, and more efficient burn.  There will be no wax left in the bottom of your jar!  Our candles are guaranteed to provide many hours of sweet fragrances and beautiful light!

A purchase from Sweet Melissa’s means you support the environment and America’s hardworking soybean farmers!  It also means supporting companies who use American-made products.  In addition, we donate $.05 of each Signature Collection candle purchase to each of four non-profit organizations each quarter.  Our non-profit organizations are chosen by our sweet fans each quarter, as we want to donate to organizations important to YOU.  You can learn more about our Community Involvement Program here.

Thank you all for taking the time to visit Sweet Melissa’s Fragrance Factory, home of Sweet Fragrances and Beautiful Light!  We are America’s Sweetest Scented Candle Brand, and you all are friends to us!  Take care sweet friends!


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!


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 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.


Then, we did a little laundry.


Then, we took a nap.


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.


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.


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.


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.


And exhausted…


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.


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!