But Really I love Them All

So my last blog was about making the candles, and my hopes for them.

So today, I thought Id tell you about what’s become my favorite candle of the season, on this very 1st day of Spring.

(PS: its nearly freezing and we may see snow today)

Lemon Meringue! To me its screams spring, its bright and cheerful,  its a warm, sweet, yet slightly tangy and clean scent all at once. It is so moving I ran to the store to buy a pie! And just between you and I, I’m pretty sure Ill eat the whole thing myself!

I knew these would be top of my favorite chart as I poured them…

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One of the few candles I have chosen to add color to. I mean how could you not, this color is amazing. If it were not for the hang tag you would fully believe me if I told you it was real Lemon Meringue pie filling!

The scent filled my studio as it set up, and I could hardly wait the, at least 2 weeks I like a candle to rest, to lite it. And lite it (when the time was right for maximum scent throw) I did!

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Even after I blew this out at the end of the day the scent hung in the air.

I can not wait to share these with everyone, I just know itll be a best seller.

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Springing into something new

I have always had a love for candles. Who doesn’t?

And I have, for some time now, wanted to offer them in my Etsy store. I had hopes last year when I began to work with a candle maker and sell in her shop in Smithville that I could finally expand to carry them. But as things sometimes do it didn’t work out.

But, now…. Now, I have taken a workshop and researched and read and watched and learned all I can to begin this venture on my own. I’m giddy with excitement as the first few I’ve done came out flawlessly. Friends and family bought up nearly all I had in my first round.

( I have, of course, made dozens of candles in mason jars as well)

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50 pounds of soy wax at my doorstep (I do believe the UPS guy fully dislikes me now),

along with the 8oz tins, and cotton wicks I’ve choose to use (shipping with these seems like the best 1st step).

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I hope to reach and begin to work with brides and create these as favors for their weddings, bridesmaids for showers, and so to be mommies baby showers. I have packages outlined on my Facebook page already as I have had several messages about candles as favors and will be getting samples and package prices listed on Etsy asap. These are truly the perfect thing every bit of it is customizable from the color and scent to label and saying on it. Such a fun process to work with someone and create something that is just them.

The possibility is endless with these and I just love the work, birthdays, and anniversaries, teacher gifts, and Mother days, house warming, or just a quik lil thank you to that someone who is always there for you candles are always a perfect choice.

But even if you just want a great candle for your home or need a great gift at a great price, we can create a label just for you and any scent (just about) you can think of we can do as well as color.

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Everyday Wreaths

At any given time I have more than a dozen projects I want to try.

And Burlap Wreaths have been on my “To Do” list for well over a year now.

Now I had made a few last year and they flew off my hands, starting with the 1st I made simply for myself.

So I set out yesterday to make them again. Beginning with one to adorn my own front door.

Everyday wreaths, burlap has that quality. And  by changing the color of the flowers or any other accents, you really can keep this up year round. I choose blue for myself as my porch is themed with blue. Blue pillows in the chairs, glass bottles, planters, ect…

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Now I have already gotten a few orders and Ill finish them up over the next few days,

but this design is going to be my store standard to begin with.

A 20in burlap wreath with hydrangea in a variety of available colors to pick from.

At $45.00 each, I find my pricing to be well below many others but not to be lacking in quality at all. I assure you. I simply spent a lot of time finding the supplies at the lowest possible price.

These are not yet in my etsy shop (looking to find the best shipping and cost options still)

but they are available through my facebook page.

And I have an order for a custom letter and bow of requested colors Ill finish up in the next few days.

Ill come back and post pics of that and my other orders on another day.

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Im Not Kidding

It took all I had not to choke the life out of this kid while smacking the shit out of her at the same time.

This 17 year old girl, picking a fight and attempting to hurt my 5 year old son.

(And she would have hurt him if no one was looking , than lied to cover her ass.)

Fighting over a chair. Not taking the high road any properly raised teenager would have taken and moved to any of the several other empty seats. Nope she choose to force her weight on him, shove her elbow into him and try to hurt him. She told me to “Fuck Off” as I told them both to stop. Me being the only adult in the room watching to say anything.

Ahhh… the weekly Sunday dinner at my Mother In-Laws house.

How I came to marry into such a passive group of people is beyond me!

My niece, the self entitled, self righteous lil Bitch.

She didn’t start out this way. Nearly killed by her birth mother along with her sister and than ultimately a 3rd sister adopted into this family. She was quiet and reserved. A beautiful girl.

Now, she and her 2 sisters have become part of a generation of get me/give me kids. Princess Syndrome. Never having been disciplined, or taught right from wrong. Never once ever having been told “No“.

They don’t ask, they tell. They think nothing of telling anyone to “Fuck Off“. Like that’s the answer to all of life, to getting your way. I must have missed the memo of this.

 But as children of course they’d think this. To say this to an adult challenging you, more offend by the fact that someone actually told them “No”, than by the fact that they are acting childish, and behaving badly.

Oh how I smile at the thought of “Life” steam rolling them. How sad they will be when they find out life is about being told no, and than sucking it up and moving on. The “You want fries with that?” and “My welfare check doesn’t cover all the clothes I want.”  These phares they will surley have to say through-out their lives.

Raised by Parents Pre-Diem. Always at the over whelmed and drained sitters house.

This is what you get…

They are all in the running to become Miss Future Asshole of America.

 Now of course she and well most of this family have come to dis-like me. I say it how it is. I speak my mind. I will talk to your children the same damn way I talk to mine. If your not going to parent them someone should!

And 17 is still a child. Clearly, picking a fight with a 5 year old is childish. And only someone so self absorbed as to take a car from their birth parent who nearly killed them as a toddler would do this. My birth mother nearly killed me, and I wont even take an apology from this women. But than again I don’t have my head up my own ass.

Now I bet you wonder if this makes going to Sunday dinner uncomfortable for me?

Nope not in the least as I have over the last 16 years laid into 1 or more of these kids, for 1 or more offences when an adult has needed to step in and do or say something and no one else did. And I don’t go for them. I go for my Mother and Father In-Law. I love them. These are good, no scratch that, these are amazing people.

And we wont be joining for Sunday dinner for at least the next 2 Sundays, as its that time of year where we have plans of our own. And with my husband working Saturdays now, Sunday is our only family day. By the time we go back everyone will have settled into pretending that they sat and did nothing as this adult child picked on a toddler. The key word here “pretend”, as they talk shit behind my back, never daring to confront me to my face, spineless really, but also pointless as I know I did nothing wrong telling that girl to “stop” and nothing more, and her telling me to “Fuck Off”.

Ill close with this.

I don’t forgive. I don’t forget.

This kind of thing sticks to my core. 20 years from now this will still piss me off.

But I wont lose any sleep over it.

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Home Sweet Home

There is a bird nesting in my Fuchsia.

And why wouldn’t this bird want to nest here? This is a beautiful full plant, a Mothers Day Gift from my kids, hung lovingly on my front porch. Guarded from the wind and rain, hung up high, only morning sun, this is prime real-estate for a little bird!

I provide food and bath just below in my flower beds.

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But even with all this…

this bird flies just off to a near by tree and gives me shit, loudly.

All because I’ve come out to water this plant. I must water it! It wont be the home sweet home for this bird if it dies. All that lush growth will be gone, the nest will dry up and blow away.

And I like a loon, stand there saying apologies and explaining myself to this bird as I water, this and my 2 other plants on my porch around my table and chairs.

It has become increasingly difficult to water this plant as the nest seems to be growing in size, and the water I pour oh so slowly and carefully into this hanging planter doesn’t seem to be able to get through much anymore.

I find myself wondering what shall I do if babies come, I cant water this plant than! They could get wet and cold, and mama will fly off and yell at me, and sadly the plant will die. And so their home will not be as it is now.

This is the craziness that goes on in my mind. I find this stresses me more than not being able to pay my electric bill.

Randomness? I suppose it is. My life? Oh yes.

I haven’t a clue what kind of bird this is, its much to small and fast, a blur of brown is all I’ve seen.

But I find joy in this. And I’m happy this bird had chosen to live on my porch.

maybe we’ll be friends one day.

Today Ill but out blueberries.

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The Candlewyck Cottage

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Oh where to being, where to begin!?

First, I must say I am beyond blessed to have some the stuff I make available for sale in this shop. And to work with someone so talented and creative. To draw strength, and ideas from her and her shop it is truly a gift.

This is an amazing shop, with a homey feel and warmth unlike so many other candle shops.

From an antique fridge in the corner serving as a stunning display to the beautiful one of a kind hand crafted lights hanging above, I swear you wont know where to look first. I personally always go right for smelling the candles.

This shop will stay with you, in your senses and in your heart.

The Candlewyck Cottage.

Well of course there’s candles! But this shop and its owner are so much more.

A specialty boutique

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Home Décor

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Gifts

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Favors

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Now lets just pause on that right there!

Favors. Favors. And oh so many Favors!!

Candles, Soaps, Banners all so customizable.

Weddings, Bridal/Baby Showers, Birthdays, and so much more. If you are looking for something she can cover you.

Now about those candles.

Hand Poured Soy Candles that is…

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Oh and my personal favorite Sweet Caramel!

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One of the best things about candles is how scents bring back memories, times, people & places.

Now for another favorite…

Their “Simply Soothing Lotion Candles” are BACK & better than ever!! Each candle hand poured by Ashley combining 100% cosmetic grade soy wax, body safe fragrance/essential oils & NOW infused with organic coconut oil & a touch a vitamin E oil!! One “dip” & you will be in love!  These candles are designed to soften hands, elbows & heels!

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These are a true treasure.

This shop is located in the heart of Historic Smithville Village in Southern Jersey.

But don’t worry she can ship.

Stop by, like and follow her facebook page.

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And if your in Jersey, the village is a great place to go…

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