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New Scents In The Making.....

When life happens, you get inspired and your girl is in the zone! 

Stay tuned because these are all turning out really good  a bunch of new scents are in the making... 



Been spending long nights in the studio with the music up, vibes right, and pouring my heart and soul into these new beauties.#newstuff #creating #growing #changingitup

Mays scent of the month.....


Gemini is the scent of the month!!!










Naturally since I'm a Gemini born in May, this month I'm discounting this awesome candle! It's a really complex scent that's  light and fresh... and if you know a Gemini woman than you know we are complex, happy and usually like to keep things light! :) Not to mention we are all over the place!!! Well at least I am LOL and so is this scent in the best way imaginable... 

Everyone who smells it says something like this... "I love this, I don't know why but I do...." Which makes me smile because I have heard that a million times when it comes to why people love me... Best thing is to just go with it and don't ask yourself why! Haha


Happy May everybody! 




Positive Vibes

One major lesson this life has taught me so far... Everything happens for a reason and when things get turned upside down, there is usually something beautiful that comes out of it. Staying positive and open minded is how I get through the crazy times!


You can find me this Saturday at Wire Grass again! We will be there from now on on both the 1st and the 3rd Saturdays of the month! Come see me and get your fix and support local. 

Much Love 
K

How to clean out your candle jars...

Recycling Your Containers!


Hi Everyone, 

As most of you know, if you bring back your used Hippie Candles, you will receive a discount on your purchase. (At Markets Only) 

I love seeing them come back to me after they have been enjoyed. They are like my babies coming back home after being put out into the world! But I thought I would share how I get them cleaned out just in case you wanted to clean them out yourself! :) Not that I mind doing it for you, I actually enjoy it as part of our daily/ weekly routine... 

STEP 1- GET THE LABELS OFF

I like to put a liberal amount of any kind of oil you have laying around on the label to let it soak for a few hours/ overnight.      (we have used baby oil, coconut, olive, vegetable and canola and they all work fine) You just pour some onto a paper towel and rub it liberally on each label and let it soak and they should peel right off. 

STEP 2- HEAT UP REMAINING WAX IN JAR

Once I've peeled off all the labels, I put the jars onto a baking sheet and pop them in the oven on warm just enough to melt them down. About 15 minutes is all it takes. 

STEP 3- DUMP OUT THE OLD WAX 

( IMPORTANT- DO NOT POUR THE WAX DOWN THE SINK... ITS GOES IN THE TRASH)

I have an old grill grate the I use on top of my trash can so I can multitask. But you can just pour it right into the bag and it shouldn't hurt it. 

STEP 4- FILL UP THE SINK...

Hot soapy water will help get everything off along with a magic eraser sponge... 

Once they are all clean you let the water cool so the left over wax will harden again and you can just scoop it out of the sink and throw it away. We use an old strainer/sifter... Then you can let the water out while running the faucet on hot for a second to keep your pipes clean. I have been doing it this way for years and have had no problems... 

Hope this helps and please keep recycling! 

K

What we've been up to this week











Had a fun week taking it easy with miss Ellie and my family... Spent some much needed time getting my garden ready for the next grow season and teaching baby girl all about getting dirty! Then over the weekend we spent the day with my dad for his birthday on the golf course and surrounded by 5 little girls! 

Pure Chaos! Haha


Now its time to come back down to earth and get cranking in the candle studio! Next markets will be in 2 weeks... 

March 4- Wire Grass

March 5- Hyde Park




Night Time Vibes...









WORKING  LATE....

Up late in the candle shop tonight! It's too hard to pour candles during the day while Ellie is awake! LOL 

She is 15 months old and sooooo full of energy! I know it's only temporary but this momma is tired! 

So we have 2 Markets coming up this weekend: 

Saturday 2/4/2017 --Wire Grass Mall from 10-2 pm

Sunday 2/5/2017--  Hyde Park from 10-3 pm 

It's supposed to be absolutely gorgeous this weekend! So please come and say Hi, and support all the small local businesses at the farmers market this weekend! I know I need to pick up my monthly stash of Honey, Bread, Farm Fresh Eggs and of course whatever Locally Grown Produce is available this weekend! 

I Love My Farmers Market Life!!!! 

-K 

Whats up?




It's been a while since I posted... So just an update of whats coming up and what we've been up to! 



After such a crazy fall and holiday season we have been very low key over here! I have been spending a lot of time with Ellie and having a blast with her. She loves to "help" me with everything I do, but especially when I'm in the candle shop! So it can be distracting, but so much fun. :)

Our next round of markets starts off Feb 4th... Wire Grass.
(I know that seems really far away, but it will give your girl a chance to get organized and have my full selection available for at the next market.)

2/4/17- Wire Grass 10-2pm

2/5/17- Hyde Park 10-3pm

2/11/17- Carrollwood 10-2pm

2/12/17- Seminole Heights 10-2pm


In the meantime if you need me you can always order online or contact me! 

Nothin but love for you all as always! 

K*



Happy Holidays!

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you all had a beautiful holiday with your friends and families this year! It didn't quite feel like Christmas here in Tampa :( It's still soooo HOT! 

Yesterday was like 87, and I know I shouldn't be complaining because we I spent the day floating in the pool with miss Ellie and running around barefoot in a sun dress. Still didn't feel like Christmas though... I always wonder what it would be like to actually see snow on Christmas! Maybe one day....yea right! 

I'm officially back in the candle shop and working to restock my shelves after a very busy last few weeks since I got back from AZ. All is well and ready for 2017 to hurry up and get here. I'm excited to see what next year will bring me, and according to my psychic, lots of new changes and beautiful adventures... :)
 I can't wait! 


Leaving On A Jet Plane...... & Online Orders

It's been a crazy fall/ holiday season here in the hippie house and your girl is ready for a break! I have to first thank all of my amazing candle junkies for your love and support! This year has been a huge success and it's all because of you... I started this business in 2013 first in my kitchen, then moved to the garage and soon I will grow out of my home base! I have taken over our entire garage and our shed out back... My poor husband has no where to put his things! LOL But he loves watching my little business blossom :)

This year I have gone through over 4,000 lbs of wax!!! That's a lot of candles made by yours truly! It's time for me to take a much needed break, and that's just what I'm going to do. 

Thanks to my amazing family and the support of my wonderful husband I will be  leaving for Arizona tomorrow to go on a retreat! Nature is where I  find my peace and can recharge my soul so I'm headed to the desert where I will be doing massive amounts of yoga, meditating, dancing under the full moon, lying in hammocks, star gazing, reading and soul searching... It will be amazing!!! 

 I will be back next Thursday and that means any online orders placed between now and next Thursday will be made on Friday when I get back into the candle studio. 12/16/2016. All orders will be shipped on Monday 12/19/2016 which will get to you before Christmas! 

My tent will still be set up both Saturday and Sunday this weekend thanks again to my man! He has volunteered to work my markets for me while I go let my crazy out in AZ! LOL
 ( It takes a very patient man to love me & I got really lucky) 

Anyways.... Nothing but love for you all as usual and you will hear from me next week! 

Peace
K

No market for me tonight..... :(

Sorry for the last minute notice..... :(

I will not be able to attend the Makers Market @ Whole Foods in Carrollwood tonight due to a last minute important family issue. Nothing to worry about, just needed to help my dad out today and no matter how much love I have for my work and my customers, my family has to come first. I hope this doesn't mess up anyones plans for holiday gifts... 

We will be set up this weekend for you though! 

Saturday I will be @ Carrollwood Cultural Center 10-2

Sunday : Seminole Heights @ Hillsborough High School 10-2
(I won't be there personally, but my sweet husband Jordan will be setting up for me. So if you can make it to this one, give him a hard time for  me. Haha!)