Monthly Archives: July 2010

Scent of the week…Swag! From our Pieces of Eight Pirate line…

Pirate Candles by Blue Moon Candles

Swag™~  This fragrance has such a unique twist that we just had to share it with you. It is strong  and additive!   Sweet creamy vanilla is decorated with fresh juicy strawberries and hot from the tropics freshly grated coconut. A true delight for those tropic lovers. Wonderful in candles and perfume.  Pillage this treasure for your own!

Avast ye landlubbers!  Set your one good eye on Blue Moon Candles Pyrate line *Pieces of Eight !

We have searched to World’s End and beyond to bring you the finest fragrances to set the mood weather it be  a peaceful night in with your Corsair, or a wild night of pillaging…or both!

Our Pyrate line of Candles features our 3×6 inch Pyrate Pillars, Travel tins and our 14oz. Rum Pot Container Candle(All Pyrate fragrances are also available in any style including Perfume!…)

Happy Pirating!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!



My Favorite Quote of All Time

Well, I am a quote addict-but today I would have to say it is this one:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Have An Adventure!

~Mark Twain

This is a favorite of mine because I tend to play it safe, and really that does not suit my passion for life. When you hold back sometimes you really risk everything. Whether it is enjoying time with friends and family, simple day to day living or promoting my Candle business ( www.BlueMoonCandles.com )-I want to squeeze out every drop of fun this life has to offer.

Try something different with your day-I did! It can be as simple as enjoying something new and unexpected for lunch, drive home a different way, make a new friend, really listen when you ask someone how they are…what will you discover?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

~Lisa

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Beef & Bean Chile Verde-it’s whats for dinner!

Do you get tired of trying to come up with quick, low calorie, healthy yummy ideas for dinner?  Well, so do I – this recipe is as good as I hoped!

I wanted to share it with you.

4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground beef
  • 2 large red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 16-ounce jar green salsa, green enchilada sauce or taco sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto or kidney beans, rinsed

Preparation

  1. Cook beef, bell pepper and onion in a large saucepan over medium heat, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder; cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Stir in salsa (or sauce) and water; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

Nutrition

Per serving : 307 Calories; 8 g Fat; 3 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 64 mg Cholesterol; 29 g Carbohydrates; 27 g Protein; 6 g Fiber; 516 mg Sodium; 641 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat just before serving.
  • We serve ours over baked tortilla chips.  Rice would be yummy too!  And a side of Cornbread if I dare to dream.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Me, as a Teen

As a teenager I was eclectic. Some say I still am.

I had long dark brown hair, and almost black eyes, and gigantic white teeth almost too big for my face. I preferred dark clothes *still do* and always had my nose in a book.

I was on the thin side, average height. Loved high heels though, still obsessed with them.

I never thought I quite fit in, but looking back, I think I did somewhat. I always had a smile, and found quite a few opportunities to get into mischief. *still do*.

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In production today: Amande Creme’ Candles!

In production today: Candles in Amande Creme‘~

Shaved Almond, Creamy Coconut Milk and Powdered Sugar. A medley of vanillas…
Tonka Bean, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Meringue and Vanilla Mousse… are
joined with hints of Cinnamon. A lilting floral accord of Star Jasmine,
Freesia, Heliotrope and Ylang-Ylang is balanced by woodsy touches of
Rosewood and Musk~ soft, sweet and comforting.
Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

Make you own Essential Oil Blend for Happiness! ☺

Have you ever thought about making your own Essential Oil blend for happiness?

Sweet Orange oil has a sweet and tangy smell to it. Just uncorking the bottle and inhaling  the sweet scent makes me immediately feel it’s warming, uplifting properties. Some but not all properties of orange essential oil are anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diuretic, sedative and tonic.

Aromatherapists use this oil for treatment of depression, anxiety, moodiness, stress and frustration. The oil is known for it’s uplifting quality and tends to make a person more cheerful when used.

This is a blend I love-I call it my happiness in a bottle…

  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang
  • 3 drops Sweet Orange
  • 2 drops Jasmine
  • 2 drops Rose

You can mix several drops into a jar with Sea Salt for a heart lifting bath, use in a diffuser to uplift the spirits of the entire household or make your own nontoxic dryer sheets, sprinkle a few drops of oil into potpourri to improve the fragrance.

Mix it up and get Happy!  ☺

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!


Scent of the week…Summer Scents on Saturday!

Ahhh not much is better than a brand new fragrance!  (At least not if you are an addict like me*).

Each Saturday we will feature a New or Very popular fragrance so you can get an idea of what is HOT here at Blue Moon Candles.

Iced Ginger candles by Blue Moon CandlesCraving something really different? Try combining the sweet heat of crystallized ginger with the cool, suave richness of Italian Ice. At once, this is a fresh comfort food scent, a tantalizing perfume and guilty pleasure all around!

The luscious scent opens with base notes of Tolu Balsam, Amber, Musk and Sweet Cream. A heart Vanilla and Sweet cream, is quickly punctuated with lashings of crunchy crystals of Cane Sugar enveloping Hot Ginger. The slightest hint of Italian Lemon and Anisette rounds out the  composition.

Phthalate-free of course!  ❤

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!