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5 Women That Helped Me Grow My Business

The reality of starting a new business is daunting and overwhelming at times.  There are so many parts of a business that need to work together in order to make it, so many things that need attention.  It can feel lonely being a solo-preneur, the workplace friends I had at the accounting firm at my old job couldn’t help me navigate social media marketing for my candles!  I also didn’t know many people that were starting their own business in this way, I didn’t have a lot of guidance but I had (have!) big dreams. As much caution as I take with the overuse of social media and the internet, it helped guide me to some virtual mentors.  Women whose...

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5 Self-Care Ideas for Fall

  Here in northern Ohio, it’s officially fall!  There’s a chill in the air, the days are brisk and (mostly) sunny, and the trees are finally getting some color after the long summer.   I thought this would be a good time to talk about ways to adjust your self-care routine for the new season.  We are all a work in progress, and self-care is not something you have to be “perfect” at, it shouldn’t feel like a burden.  I say this, because as the trend takes off, sometimes a little bit of intention can get lost along the way.   Try reading our blog post about how to make a self-care routine stick!    Below are 5 ways you can add a...

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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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