Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Made In The USA.....

The sermon at church this week really got me thinking.....The pastor listed at least 20 big companies that seem to be American made, however are NOT, here are a few examples: Levi's, Banana Republic, Budweiser, Fruit Of The Loom, Holiday Inn, Trader Joe's and almost everything at Walmart, and the list goes on and on! Here are a few of our favorites that were created here in Helena this week........pretty cool huh! Alexa made this stained glass pillar using charms and wax hearts.....scented blackberry and creme brulee..... We have all kinds of embellishments for you to choose from, charms, vintage bottle caps, initials, wax scented shapes and vintage keys! The possibilities are endless, come in and create with us!
stop by the blog tomorrow, can't wait to show you around the studio...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Opening Day In Helena...

We had a wonderful first day at the studio in Helena! The community has reached out to us with open arms and have been such a huge blessing. I didn't know much about this little town when we decided to set up shop. In all of our years of traveling,I have never seen so many people who absolutely love their neighborhood! We are so excited to be a part of that. We were thrilled to have Brooke Smith from NBC 13 come to the studio today to do a spot on Wildflower Wax and make a candle. I am pretty sure it will air on July 27th, we'll keep you posted.

I hated to see these beautiful turquoise Frye boots sell today, however, a lovely lady named Leigh, who they will look fabulous on took them home! She has a note worthy blog I found called Tales From Bloggeritaville. So much has happened over the last week, that I have so much to share. My brain is in overdrive, I am exhausted, so there will be more to come later.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I have to say, I am a touch skeptical! This is what the studio looked like today after lunch ,and we are opening on Wednesday. It's a good thing Dave and I work best with a short deadline! My mom helped out a lot today by bringing us Moe's for lunch and getting the boots in their correct places. Of course, she also had to tell us we were doing it all wrong and painting everything the wrong color, because that's what mom's do. After pointing out the negative I have to say that she is a blessing and we are very thankful for her. My sweet Faith worked so hard in the back room today painting baskets for the different scented wax chunks to go in.

and.....the hardest workers of all....Charlie and Daphne asleep in the window

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tahitian Vanilla Candle Giveaway Winner........

Katie from Kissimee Florida is this month's winner! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. We absolutely love hearing your comments, so please send them our way anytime! Look for another giveaway next month....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Studio.....

well...here it is. The before pics of our new studio! We are thrilled to have found this old building. It used to be an old dairy. It sits right next to the railroad tracks. They have movie nights in the park across the street on Friday nights. On our block there's a day spa, shaved ice stand, two restaurants, a gift basket store, a gift store, a wedding chapel and my passion, a coffee shop right across the street! It was painted an awful green color on the inside with a faux finish wall in the back. We are in the process of giving it the white treatment. It has old bead board walls and ceiling. Can you believe we plan on opening this coming Wednesday! Please send lots of prayers our way....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Candle Giveaway! Tahitian Vanilla

1-4x6 hand pouredTahitian Vanilla candle pictured above, up for grabs! Sold at our studio for $29.00. You will love this! Please read instructions below to sign up. Thanks!

TO ENTER: ~ Leave us a comment. You can check out our website wildflowerwax . To increase your chances: 1. Follow our blog (Wildflower Wax) ~ 2.Blog about this giveaway, with a link back to me. Make sure you give me the link to see it!!~ 3.Follow me on Twitter (Wildflowerwax) and tweet about this giveaway (send me the link to see it too)* Contest will end Wednesday June 17/2009 at 10pm CST. I will contact the winner via email, and post the winning name here on our blog. The winner will have 72 hrs to respond, or a new name will be drawn. Make sure your profile is set to 'public', or leave your email address in your comment. Either way is fine, but if I have no way of contacting you, a new entry will be chosen. CONTEST OPEN TO U.S.A. RESIDENTS ONLY!! Thanks!

Monday, June 8, 2009

My candle crave this month

This is the scent I crave....SEASIDE....

straight coconut and blue coconut, which is a combo of vanilla and coconut all
combined into one

of our stained glass candles, so YUMMY....

Oh how I miss the beach! Be looking for another candle giveaway this week!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Meet Daphne and Charlie



not the sharpest tool in the shed

loves his red cowboy blanket

wants to be held constantly

barks when there is absolutely nothing to bark at...


loves to go to Starbucks

is obsessed with any kind of food

likes to get dressed,but hates her santa suit

constantly chases her mini tennis ball

has a tendency to pack on the pounds

she's brilliant....

Daphne and Charlie in the studio window curled up on their blanket, taking a snooze, waiting to bark at unsuspecting customers when they come in the door. Our studio has gotten the reputation as being,"that store with the dogs!"

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rosemary Shortbread

I got to stay home yesterday and clean the house while Dave went to the candle studio! I really don't like to clean, so in order to do so I have to motivate myself. I went and bought my favorite Meyers lavender all purpose soap, rearranged my living room, and made these cookies so my house would smell good. I had an over abundance of Rosemary as you can see in the picture below. The recipe said it would make 5 dozen cookies. I must have done something wrong, I ended up with crumbly dough that wouldn't roll out right, maybe too much flour? After all of my efforts were exhausted, the dough ended up getting squished in my hands and pounded onto the baking sheet! The result was around 1 dozen cookies....They ended up looking a little rustic, but they were yummy!!! Here's the recipe if you want to try it, just go easy on the flour............... Rosemary Shortbread
2 sticks of butter softened
2/3 cup confectioners sugar sifted
3 cups all purpose flour
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
Preheat the oven to 325. Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually add the sugar, beating constantly until blended. Beat in the flour until smooth and stir in the rosemary. Roll the dough 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface and cut into rounds using a small round cutter. ( This is where I decided to take matters in to my own hands(no pun intended), but for those of you who are less challenged in the kitchen I am posting the original instructions.
Arrange the rounds on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Time For Rest

Today was our first Monday to be closed at the studio. I wasn't quite sure what to do with all my free time! I walked outside to a wonderful smell and realized that four of our gardenia bushes were blooming right in front of our house and I have been so busy I didn't even notice!

We took Alexa & Faith, our neighor Chris and the two chihuahuas swimming at the Cahaba River! Nobody got wet.....
For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank of angels-everything got started in him and finds it's purpose in him
Colossians 1:16
Have a wonderful and purpose filled week!