Thursday, February 24, 2011

Earth Day Promises

As you may have noticed by now, eco-friendly practices are really important to me. So when I was offered an opportunity to write a brief article on Earth Day, I jumped at the chance.

The article was just published, and lists five promises that I'm making to myself in honor of Earth Day. I know it's still a bit early (Earth Day isn't until April 22), but I encourage you guys to start you own resolutions to celebrate this special day. Ultimately, we should be making changes everyday to help our planet, but Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to get started.

Feel free to share this link with your friends and family to encourage them to start their own resolutions!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

As Promised...

Here are some snapshots of my workspace (finally)!

The dresser to the left is my main space, where I actually melt the wax and prep it for pouring. I'm also using the drawers for storing my supplies. I found this dresser at a garage sale last summer for $5...crazy, right?!? When the weather gets warmer I'm going to repaint it and put some sort of protective coating on the top to protect against wear and tear. (And yes, that's my cat's butt to the right haha.)
This is where I'm storing my stock for now, until I find a larger bookcase. I quickly grew out of this bookcase and now end up stacking the candles which kind of defeats the purpose of having shelving for easy access. So the hunt continues for a better replacement but this works for the time being. 

And there you have it, my workspace-in-progress! I still have a lot of work to do before it's exactly what I want, but I am soooo happy having a space of my own to work in. I love that it's right in my own home, and it has tons of natural light, so it's such a cheery space to work in.

I'll keep you guys posted on my progress as I begin to check off my little improvement projects for this space  ;)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Two Chances to Win

If you're a giveaway fanatic (like me) or simply want to win one of my candles, check out the Handmade with Love Winter Giveaway. I'm sponsoring different prizes from two of the participating blogs. Head on over to Steals, Deals and Life to win a 4 oz. candle of your choice or to Rachel's Reviews and Giveaways to win a Valentine's Day gift set of six tealights in either Rose, Lavender, or Vanilla.

This giveaway will be open until February 6th, so get crackin' and start entering!