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5 Easy Ways To Transition Your Home For Fall

One of the best things about fall is...everything!  Crisp cool air, kids are back in school, cozy sweaters and the promise of the holiday season just around the corner all make this candlemaker very happy!  One of the fun things to think about is how to make your home look its best for fall.  It’s a great idea to look around and see what little things can be spruced up to make your house a cozy little autumn nest.  Below are five easy ways to transition your home for fall: 1.  Prepare the Porch:  Nothing says you are ready for fall like a great fall wreath, and I’ve seen them from the $20 range all the way up to no-way-am-I-paying-this-much-money-for-a-wreath range! ...

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3 Tips for Balance During Back-to-School Busyness

August is a time when the days are hot and lazy, but the promise of fall starts slowly creeping in.  Advertising for Back to School sales starts popping up, and I’ve even seen fall decorations pop up at various stores!  I think every season is enjoyable, and the period right before the kids go back to school is so packed with preparations and sometimes anxiety, that I thought I’d take a moment to write out some tips on how I try to maintain balance during it all. 1.  Maintain a mini-school routine with the kids.  One of the things I do with Ruben is to do 1 hour of schoolwork a day, to make sure he doesn’t forget what he...

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10 Summer Self-Care Activities

  Summer is a time to slow down - that’s right, you read that correctly!  Often we think of it as a time that we need to pack with activities to keep the kids excited, we think of check-lists and bucket lists of all the things we want to DO.  Nothing wrong with that, but I believe strongly that there must be intention and thoughtfulness in what we take on, or we burn out.   Instead, I’m trying to spend a little time just BEING.  Time goes by so fast, and summer is a time that I savor the warmth, sunshine, and relaxed atmosphere. It’s a good time to think about revamping the things you do to take care of yourself,...

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Re-Using your Candle Jars using 5 Simple Steps.

  So you bought a candle in a beautiful jar - maybe it’s one of our 100% soy wax candles that come in either black or white jars.  In our case, the jars are something I source carefully, and these glass jars are made by a supplier here in the USA.  In any case, you love the idea of repurposing that jar for your makeup brushes...but how to do it the EASY way?  One thing that’s important to me, and thus Aromasoy, is to be more green and eco-friendly.  I love the idea that even when one of our candles is burned out, the jar will live on in the person’s house and bring some use!  We keep our style...

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Make Your Store A Place For Self-Care

  The concept of Self-Care is a big buzzword right now in our culture and in our business.  It can mean any number of things, but for those of us in the retail / wholesale space, it means that there is a need that we have to serve.   People are tired, they have too many stresses, a 24 hour news cycle that tells them bad news, and a social media feed that often shows them pictures of perfection.  You can help combat that and make your store a place where people can get away from it all!  Here are some guidelines from the trenches!    Come from a genuine place.  There’s nothing worse then slapping a self-care sticker on everything just...

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