Muchness & Madness…

Yesterday I was lucky enough to get to have some girl time with my 8 year old daughter Bella.  We went to see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland together.  During the film a few of the lines struck me to the core.

Bella & I on our girls day.

Posted by Jill Brown (see her full article here). “I think the most compelling scene in Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and the one that resonated the most with me personally and will with all the single minded women out there, comes about half way through the film when Alice is doubting her significance and role. She doesn’t believe she’s been to Underland before, thinking her previous voyage was just a bad childhood dream and so she doesn’t want to step up and help the Mad Hatter in his rebellion and resistance against the Red Queen. While she expresses her reluctance to take action, the Mad Hatter says to her something along the lines of, “You used to be much more…”muchier.” Yes you were much more Alice the last time we met.   You have lost your muchness.”
This causes Alice to wonder if she has in fact lost her “Muchness.”

It was funny timing to hear such a quote, because the day before I had a very uncomfortable talk with someone that cared enough to tell me the ugly truth.  I had lost my muchness! “Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.”
-Proverbs 27:17

As a mom that works outside the home and also runs her own business you can imagine that things in my home are sometimes chaotic.  Every now and then I *gasp* fail.  I cannot be all things to all people and still have “me” left, so it comes down to a matter of prioritizing.

I decided to face what he told me, dry my tears and run with it.  I am taking the weekend to rededicate and zero in on my family & business with laser like pinpoint focus.  I have several things in need finishing and organizing-they are getting done NOW!  If it is something you love and have a passion for, it is worth putting all of the effort in to see it though.

Part of what I am accomplishing will be finalizing our new product line.  We have simplified, and pared down quite a bit-but I believe the remaining and new products are fragrant little pieces of magic that can be ready in a fraction of the time.  I am also going to feature limited editions and one of a kinds.

What are your favorite products?  What products would you like to see Blue Moon Candles keep and offer?

Have you lost some of your Muchness?  What are you planning to Get it Back?

Here is our new very limited edition Alice in Wonderland inspired Candle ~Madnessbecause truly…We’re all Mad here…

12 ounces of All Natural Apricot wax fragranced to perfection in a magical garden green swirled glass container featuring our new Spring scent Madness…and its phthalate free too! (Also available in our new Spray, Rollerball and vintage solid perfume).

This fragrance was inspired by an afternoon garden party drinking tea with The Hatter…it has soft notes of Apricot and fresh garden grasses, leading into mid notes of nutmeg & ginger, leaving you with pollen dusted fragrant white tea. Fresh, slightly fruity, perfect for Spring and Madly Delicious!

Our new Alice in Wonderland inspired Candle.

Madness...our new Alice inspired Candle.

“How’s that for Muchness?!”

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

9 responses to “Muchness & Madness…

  • Jessica

    One thing I have come to believe is that if YOU are not the most important thing in your life, then you need to fix your priorities. 🙂 I am glad to hear you are re-dedicating to what is really important and I look forward to seeing what wonderful things will come of it. Blessed be, Ms. Lisa!

  • Donna Maria Coles Johnson


    Thanks for this post. It’s nice to have friends who are honest, even when it hurts. From the outside looking in, you look like very Muchness to me. But if you are not in the mix, then the Muchness is not very gratifying and the contribution you make is fleeting. I like how Jessica said it — if you’re not the priority, then lots of things need fixing. I’m learning that too.

    Can’t wait to see your new candles!

  • bluemooncandles

    Thank you Jessica!
    I truly appreciate the wishes!!!
    All the BEST!|

  • Ann Lihl

    I’m going through the same thing….I’m trying to prioritize but even THAT is tough!! And, the will to do some of the things I need to do is lagging and I feel like I’m not doing my best as well. The more I pressure myself, the more I don’t want to do what it is I’m suppose to do….perhaps I’m not suppose to do it? I question that even… is a merry-go-round and MUCH MADNESS indeed!

  • bluemooncandles

    ohhh Ann, how I “get you” there!

    I am going to fall back on my old friend Lists…the night before I vow to lay out my clothes for the next day, organize my thoughts AND make a list in order of importance for what I need to do during the next day.

    Perhaps then I will not find my belt in the freezer again! lol 🙂

    This is also a good way to look at things:

    Wishing you LUCK! ❤

  • Ann Lihl

    Lists do help!! Indeed they do, but sometimes even that can be agonizing…the moment two things fall off, ten more things pop on…..the way of life, I guess!! I accept this now… I’m back to square one…….what is important and go from there…..creating multiple lists for each goal!! Reading a good novel in between too!! Love ya!

  • Ana Caban

    I love this post.
    What’s your website address?

  • Lea Cofield

    Wow, I’ve got to get to the movie theater this weekend. That line reasonates with me on a level that actually stings. My sis said it a different way to me after a particularily trying time, that I was a shell of my former self. I can feel that shell building again and I need to realize I can be “muchier”… Thanks for such a timely post, Lisa – you always seem to pop in at the right time with sage words of wisdom, even if they’re a quote from The Mad Hatter!

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