Candles Thoughts

The Daily (sort of) thoughts of a Candle Maker and a mum of two.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

More Lovely Smell Scents Again

Loads more gorgeous new scents have been tested and added to the site. They include (in no particular order - drum role please!!!)

Cucumber Melon
Febreze Type
Fresh Peach (an mmmmmm it is peachy!!!)
Morning Mocha

Visit the scents page to see our selection of well over 100 scents and yep you guessed it I have a shed load more in testing so please check back regularly for updates.

I am also working on a new range of pillar candles so as soon as I have tested these I will list them.

Happy smelling.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

It's Been a While - Again

It has certainly been a hectic few months here at Candles by Lisa we have had one of our busiest years yet and I would like to thank all our customers old and new for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again in 2009.

Well it's that time of year again when thoughts turn to love visit our Valentine's section for our range of Valentine Scented Candles for the "light of your life".

Again I have a new range of scents at the testing stages as soon as these are completed I will list them so watch this space!!!

Friday, 17 October 2008

New Christmas Ball Candles

Well been busy again and have added a new gift set to my Christmas Range of soy wax scented candles in lovely Christmas Ball containers.

You have 2 colour options to choose from. You can either have a set of three soy scented candles in green, yellow or read or another set of three soy scented candles in blue, yellow or pink. They come in a gorgeous Christmas Red organza gift bag - ready to give to the lucky person or good enough to keep a few back for your own use!!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Action Against Poverty

UN International Day for The Eradication of Poverty in Glasgow
Glasgow's annual rally and act of remembrance for all those affected by poverty.
Oct 17, 2008
George Square, Glasgow

Please join us if you can and tell others! - This is for everyone, for:

In 2014, Glasgow will be the proud Host City for the Commonwealth Games. Already, politicians and people are asking "what will be the lasting legacy of these games – especially for the people of the East End?"

Every year since 1992, a group supporting people living in poverty in Glasgow has organised a rally in George Square on 17 October. This year, the event will focus particularly on the legacy of the Games, and on the seven indicators of the poverty that still, shockingly, devastate the lives of so many in our city:

Poverty of Inadequate Income
Poverty of Unemployment
Poverty of Poor Health
Poverty of Poor Education
Poverty of Inadequate Access to Services
Poverty of Poor Housing
Poverty of Fear of Crime

Many of us associate poverty with not having enough money to make ends meet. We will hear real life stories from those who live with or have experienced the effect of grinding poverty that still cripples the lives of our fellow citizens in Glasgow today, and we will remember those in other countries around the globe whose human rights are violated by the scandal of poverty.
This event is supported by:

The Church of Scotland’s Presbytery of Glasgow
The Archdiocese of Glasgow’s Justice & Peace Commission
Faith in Community Scotland
Church Action on Poverty
The Iona Community
The Poverty Alliance
ATD Fourth World

The story of "The Stone"

17 October 1987: Paris Brought together by ATD Fourth World, 100,000 people from around the world gathered at the Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, to inaugurate a Commemorative Stone in honour of the Victims of Extreme Poverty in every part of the globe.

Few monuments are erected in honour of poor people and their courage. Often buried without a headstone, slums erased from maps, stories not recorded in books – the Stone was meant to go some way to filling that void. Every year since then, people have gathered on 17 October to stand in solidarity, and to state unequivocally that “poverty is neither inevitable nor acceptable.”
In 1992, the United Nations declared 17 October the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

17 October 1999: Glasgow, after years of campaigning by Glasgow Braendam Link, a Commemorative Stone, carved in granite and similar to the one in Paris, was unveiled in George Square. It was laid in earth brought from Paris (the Headquarters of ATD Fourth World), Stirling (from the grounds of Braendam Family House), and Glasgow (from the back court of the tenement base of Glasgow Braendam Link).

In George Square, on 17 October every year since, a rally has been held, with music, drama, dancing and always at the heart, people living in poverty standing up and telling their stories.
The Stone stands as a permanent reminder that in Glasgow, as in so many parts of the world, “poverty is neither inevitable nor acceptable”.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Getting Into the Festive Spirit

Well it most certainly feels like summer is over - I had to scrape the car this morning and think it is about time to put on the thermals and quilted coat again - having said that did we have a summer at all this year?
Got lots of festive scented candle goodies in the seasonal page and "yes" the picture above is a 100% paraffin wax candle and "no" you cannot eat it unless you fancy a pretty big dental bill!!!
We have got a huge range of scents including a fairly hefty Christmas Scent selection - Christmas Pudding Scent and Mince Pie Scent are just two of the new range of scents we have received in this month and they are mouthwateringly good.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Tip Top Toppers Things: Arty Girlz - It's Our Birthday Challenge!

Tip Top Toppers Things: Arty Girlz - It's Our Birthday Challenge!

Look at the Card that Ruth from Tip Top Toppers made for my friends up and coming 40th Birthday!!!

I really hope she doesn't read this until after her party!!!!!!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Spooky Spooky Halloween

Well the year seems to be running away with me lately - where has the time gone and when was I on holiday again???

With Halloween just around the corner decided to make some lovely little cup cake candles with spooky hand painted pumpkins on them. They are really very cute actually and not scary at all would make an ideal gift to take along to any Halloween Party this year.