Thursday, July 23, 2009


I know this has nothing to do with Wildflower Wax, however, yesterday I was doing some shopping in a lower income area, with bags in hand, walked out of the store to see a man in a wheelchair with no legs, beyond middle aged, tired, weathered and worn, holding a cup. Without thinking, I immediately reached for my purse fumbled around for some money and dropped it in his cup. He was so sweet, looking back I could tell he wanted someone to talk to. All that was going through my mind was, I hope he doesn't spend it on booze, drugs, or bingo. I drove to the other side of the parking lot to Mcdonald's, all of a sudden with hamburger in mouth, started crying. I realized that over the past year my heart had started getting hard, something that I never thought would happen to me. A year ago I would have sat down and asked him his name and if he needed anything. My philosophy has always been that people in suits and ties are not always the ones with the answers. I probably missed a really great conversation. Jesus didn't wear a suit and tie, or have a college degree. I have challenged myself this week to search and find what has made my heart hard, and fix it quick! What is your heart condition like? Please don't make the mistake I did.....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I've been holding out.....

We got these in last week and it hurts me to post them since they are my size! My meanie husband won't let me keep them, he says that I have enough boots! Well what woman has enough boots? These are hand pegged JUSTINS and these patterns are a thing of the past. They will fit you if you are somewhere between a ladies 8-9. Hurry in and try them on or email me if you have any questions

Friday, July 17, 2009


The Kimmidoll Collection is a brand new product just introduced out of Santa Barbara, I am thrilled to be the first store in the Southeast to have the honor to place these little cuties on my shelf! The beautiful girl pictured is Celeste, she was in today and made her own custom candle with a few charms! There are 18 different dolls, with different encouraging words, they make the perfect gift for all ages at just $10.50. My 15 year old has started making her Christmas list already!!!

Don't forget the farmer's market tomorrow in Helena from 8:00-12:00! We will also be opening the studio at 9:00.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Atlanta Market

America's Mart,aka the stuff mart as we call it, in Atlanta is beyond fun for us! It is not only a place for us to go look at all of the new fun things that people have been known to act like ravenous vultures to write orders for ,so that they can be the first and only in their zip code to carry the products. It is a place where Dave and I can hang out, eat, drink coffee, laugh at the disgusting things we find in the downtown Atlanta hotel rooms, such as unidentified stains on the ceiling in not your traditional colors, huge bleach stains on the carpet of a 4 star hotel in the shape of a body, flies, and my favorite a half smoked joint on the balcony(no we didn't finish it off!) It is a place to meet new friends or bring friends to help you make decisions(Allen and Dawn we missed you terribly!) I can't wait to show you some of the new lines we picked up, 5 of them are based out of Cali!
This was the best part of Sunday night! Our trip to Azio, pizza with sausage and green olives, a tradition my friend Alisa and I started around 4th grade, a great combo. I will be posting the pics of some of the new products that come in as they show up. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wildflower Wax Studio presents....Alexa Rankin!

Stop by the studio in Helena tonight for an acoustic set from 6:30-8:30.........we'll be open tonight until 10:00!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Alexa playing at the studio Friday night!!!

Alexa, our sweet and very talented 15 year old, will be doing an acoustic set on Friday night at the studio from 6:30 until the movie in the park starts across the street around 8:00. This is a video of the song she wrote last week called "Reap What You Sow". I have to say this is not the usual praise and worship music that she writes, it seems to fall more into the country music genre! However, sometimes the drama in life inspires creative moments....... If you would like to make a candle tomorrow night before the movie, it will be ready to unmold after the movie is over. Remember, we stay open until 9:30 ish on Friday's. Bring a date, your kids, whatever you like to drink, we will provide the ice and cups!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Daphne & Brutus? New Boot's This Week!

our sweet daphne & i think his name was brutus! she moves pretty fast! the little town of helena was packed with fun on the 4th. the farmers market kicked everything off, we had blueberry pancakes and sausage for breakfast,made by the civitan club, we bought homeade cinnamon sourdough bread, and a pot of basil from the herb lady, beautiful weather, perfected limeade made by the Underwood family, ending with the best fireworks I have seen and we were able to watch them from our studio!bye bye adorable,pink,size 7, flower inlay justin boots...these went on the shelf on Friday and were gone by Saturday afternoon. the brown boho boots on the left just arrived also, distressed to perfection, with a 2 inch heel! the good news.....we have 2 more pairs of vintage justin's arriving at the end of next week!

size 8.5-9 white and red butterfly inlay's, very comfortable, great condition!

beautiful soft leather, really cool uppers, two shades of brown, men's 10 or 11....

Friday, July 3, 2009

To many exciting things happening for someone challenged with ADD!!

Did i mention that i am in love with this new little neighborhood called Old Town Helena! in this photo is the little wedding chapel across the street. you can kind of see the blurry little statue in the back, that's LJ! someone very clever and sneaky dresses him for all the different holiday's and they have never gotten caught. I still think his skirt looks like Judy at the Monkey Basket's window treatments! Very cool place, more to come later on Judy and her cute store. This week LJ is cross dressed in a red white and blue dress with a flag halter top! Come make a red white and blue candle with us today and tomorrow. Tonight we are open until 9:00pm.....don't you dig the vintage coke bottle caps Dave added to these beauties!
The most exciting news of the day. La Reunion coffee shop opened across the street!!!Hallelujah!!!Let me tell you, it is fantastic, the owners are as nice as they can be, and the atmosphere is so charming. They just opened this morning and I have already tried a mango strawberry smoothie, a Reese's cup frap, Iced Coffee, and a ham & cheese croissant....
movie night tonight in the park across the street at dusk....Over The Hedge is the feature...Stop by before the movie and make a candle. It will be ready for you to pick up after the movie! We will also open our doors bright and early tomorrow for the farmer's market. Look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

This is my first time to participate in Thrifty Thursday.... I am not exactly sure what I am doing, but here goes...I know the green silk curtains are pretty cool, since they were a splurge at pottery barn they don't count! OH WAIT!!! The tie back for the curtains is a child's hand tooled leather belt for .50... This is our lounge at the studio, which everyone is welcome to hang out in, the chihuahua's and the kid's have grown quite partial to it! The retro lamp would be my thrifty find of the week. I purchased it from Mission Possible Bargain Center for $14.00, like brand new, it is the exact shade of green as the curtains... The chairs and table came from Goodwill, a total of $30.00 for all 3 pieces, not beautiful, however extremely comfortable. The plan is to recover the chairs and possibly paint the table, I'm always very open to suggestions....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Welcome to the studio....

  1. Choose the size you want your candle to be... 7 sizes and shapes, prices start at just $6.00!
  2. Choose from a variety of scents, shapes, chunks, embellishments such as charms etc.
  3. Put on some gloves and create by filling your molds. It will take an hour or two for your candle to be ready to unmold. Hang around with us while you wait or come back and pick it up. No reservations required, if you bring a large group a heads up would be great! We are open until 9:00 pm on Friday nights. Bring a bottle of wine, your friends and create!

    Sundance chunks to make our stained glass pillars. A wonderful scent of lime, mandarin and basil....