Monthly Archives: August 2010

Website update and Halloween Fragrances…<3

Check out ☛ the top 10 Halloween Fragrances at Blue Moon Candles!  No tricks, just treats!

Newly listed Halloween Container Candles and Fragrance Descriptions too!

Show you like us on Facebook and get exclusive info on upcoming  friends list only sales!

Happy Haunting…

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

Nook vs. Kindle vs. Novel Which e-book reader should you buy?

Hello…My name is Lisa and I am a Bookworm…

I love to read, and have wondered about ereaders-which is best?  The Barnes and Noble Nook? The Amazon Kindle? Or Pandigital’s Novel?

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.  ~George Robert Gissing

I never thought an electronic E-Book Reader would work for me.  I am a book addict, I collect books and just the musty dusty book smell in my favorite vintage bookshop can make my heart skip a beat.  I thought I would look into ereaders and see what they were all about.  I went to try out Barnes and Noble’s Nook for myself and read review after review at C Net.

There are so many pros and cons out there that it really boils down to what you are trying to do with your reader and which features work best for you.

I chose Pandigital’s Novel and I will tell you why.  I love to read at night-and you can change the text from day reading to Night read-which flips the background to black and leaves text white so you need no additional lighting to read.  You can change the font or brightness to suit you. It may not work as well on a sunny beach as say the Nook (but it has not stopped me). It comes loaded with a great dictionary-tap the word in question and Novel’s dictionary pops up and  will define it.

I am graphics oriented and love that the touch screen is Full Color-so magazines and pictures are full color.  It holds your music and photos, video-whatever you want.  A main selling point to me is that it compatible with Barnes and Noble stores so you can download books in under a second.  The Novel is Wi-Fi ready!  You can surf the internet or email on the virtual keyboard.  You can also lend and borrow books via lendme technology. It has expandable memory and can literally hold thousands of books!

I love my Novel and can not imagine life without it now.  I have not experienced any problems with it being too slow-it has *so far* run great!  I do not see it ever replacing my beloved vintage books or collected favorites *but* it is unbeaten in quickly providing “snack books” and it even has the ability to download Free books from B & N!

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~James Bryce

A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end.  You live several lives while reading it.  ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958

Books are portable Magick…

Go lose yourself in a great book!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

What does your fragrance say about you?!

If clothing makes the man, Fragrance makes the woman!

With all the fragrances for bath and body and candles on the market, how do you find your Signature Scent?  What do the different fragrance families say about your personality?

Here is a breakdown of the major fragrance families:

Fresh: Citrus, Green leaves, Marine notes
Floral: Jasmine, Rose, White flowers
Oriental: Spices, Vanilla, Patchouli
Woody: Citrus, Warm woods, Moss

Fresh: Citrus, Green leaves, Marine notes
Aromatic: Citrus, Lavendar, Geranium
Woody: Vetiver, Agarwood, Cedar

Floral fragrances (the most popular) are feminine and romantic, while Oriental fragrances are rich,warm, spicy and sophisticated.  The Oriental family also includes Gourmand- a relatively new category, with the concept of basing fragrances on edible notes. A gourmand scent may contain notes such as spices, honey, vanilla, chocolate, amber and cinnamon. Gourmand scents are usually “comfy” and delicious and wear nicely in the cooler seasons.

Woody includes nutty and spicy with resinous notes of amber, sandalwood, cedar wood, and a touch of patchouli.
Some wood blends have a hint of cinnamon, a sprinkle of earth, or a puff of tobacco.

Stay turned for perfume specials in each of these families!

Which suits your tastes and personality and why?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

We will miss you Dad… <3

Is the Stress killing you?

Talking to a girlfriend today I was reminded…we all have stress and tough situations in our lives-every one of us faces some kind of burden. How you handle that can make or break you-literally.

Did you know stress can cause changes in your body as well as your emotions? Stress can affect you both instantly (acute stress) and over time (chronic stress).

Chronic (long-term) stress is the most damaging-caused by stressful situations or events that last over a long period of time. This could include having a difficult job or dealing with a chronic disease. If you already have a health problem, stress can make it worse.

Here are some things you can do to reduce stress:

Relaxing on the river

Yes these ARE my sasquatch feet-lol...

Live a simpler life…cut out those things you really do not need.

Spring clean and get rid of the clutter!  Whether it is people or things-Is it useful, beautiful, do you love it?  If not part ways!

Make a list and check things off as you do them.  I make my list the night before now and it helps me focus during the day.

Work out! Exercise is great with helping us manage our stress. This is my on again love affair…reboot yourself and get out and walk!  I promise you will feel better!

Ask for help!  When you need help and someone asks if you do-take them up on it!  They will be glad they helped you and you will get a bit of relief.

Do something nice for someone else, you will lighten their load, and you will feel better too!

Rediscover a passion that you love.  Two of mine are making Candles and Music.

  .  Let that passion ignite you and set your heart on fire!

How do you handle stress?  What makes you feel better?

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

Scent of the week…Pink Cupcake Saturday!

Who doesn’t like cupcakes?!  Today’s fragrance is Pink Cupcakes.

What does it smell like???

Sweet, playful and simple; this scent is an innocent confection.

Think of delicate yellow cupcakes, topped with a generous mound of whipped strawberry-infused icing. A lovely, well balanced bakery scent that will bring out the kid in you!  A hint of wild Strawberries play over notes of crunchy crystal sugars, fluffy icing, vanilla extract and downy, moist cake. Classic and mouth-watering!

If you are in the mood for cupcakes-what about these from our friends at Sugartit Kitchens!

Sugartit Kitchens is based in Oakland, and is the creation of chefs Angie Serna and Amie Bailey, who occasionally join forces with other independent and like-minded food professionals and dilettantes. From cupcakes to pickles to special events, our focus is on creating great flavors with seasonal and local ingredients, garnished with a wink and a smile. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@sugartitkitchen) and by email at custom orders welcome.

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

It’s your lucky day! Black Cat Container Candle Special!

Who says Friday the 13th is unlucky?  You must have thrown salt over your shoulder or rubbed that lucky rabbits foot because today is your Lucky Day!

Black Cat Candlke Special!!!!

Friday the 13th Special Sale!  Each 8oz. Container Candle $7.50~Sale ends Sunday August 15th at Midnight Pacific time.  We will do Flat rate and combined shipping on this item-email us for details.

Each Black Cat Container Candle is 8oz. of Organic Veggie Wax with your choice of two seasonal fragrances:

Our delectable Pumpkin Bread~fresh baked and right out of the oven.  Makes your mouth water while it fills your home with the scent of fresh baked Pumpkin Bread. Catch the smell of pumpkin pie spice with just the right amount of baked crust. A must have fragrance for fall!

or Blackened Vanilla~The elegant simplicity and comfort of Vanilla.  The perfectly intoxicating fragrance of rich, bourbony Vanilla with an incredible purity…no baked or butter notes, not a musky or perfumey vanilla. Essence of Vanilla in its most elegant simplicity..But there is nothing ordinary about the intensity and strength of this fragrance.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

Tweet Wisely or Forever Hold Your Peace (via The Blog of Frances Cole Jones)

I heartily agree, I see so many random odd things on twitter-you never know when they will come back to haunt you!
Although I do like an occasional emoticon. 😉

Tweet Wisely or Forever Hold Your Peace One measure of the popularity of Twitter is the proliferation of Twitter debacles due to inappropriate tweets—with one Scottish politician committing political death when he referred to his elderly constituents as "coffin dodgers. And politicians aren’t the only offenders: while many people have a morbid fascination with celebrities, is there anyone who doesn’t have Lindsay-Lohan-tweet-fatigue? I’m about to buy that family a washer/dryer so they … Read More

via The Blog of Frances Cole Jones

Make your own Shot Glass Candles!

Learn to make your own Candles with this easy, cute shot glass technique!  Turn a shot glass into a brightly glowing candle.

Candle Making Instruction

Shot Glass Candles by Blue Moon Candles

Have you ever thought about making your own Candles? These cute little glasses can be made cheap, they are easy to do and you can add any theme you like!

What do you need?

  • 6 oz. of Wax (makes 3 shot glass candles)-we recommend using old bits of left over wax from partially used candles to recycle them, but you can also use new wax from craft stores.
  • 3 shot glasses, any style you like…*being the Pirate lover that I am I used Captain Morgan of course.
  • glass Pyrex measuring cup to melt wax
  • Pot to boil water in
  • cotton wicking from craft store.

Put the wax into the pyrex measuring cup and set it in the pot of boiling water to melt.  You can add color chips for wax if you wish from the craft store.  Pour the melted wax into the shot glasses.  Wait until the wax begins to cool and set a little, then place your wicks into the middle of the shot glasses.

After they are cooled all the way, light them and enjoy your ♨Candlelight! ♨

Post us a picture here and show us your creations!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight,

Shark Week! (and Candles too!)

Not many people love Shark Week like we do…We only wish it was Shark Month!

To celebrate, Check out our new Shark inspired Candle!

Shark CandleThis are a very limited time, limited quantity candle– They are ready to ship now with no wait for production, and we even offer flat rate shipping!

Shark Week only price of $13.50 and we offer flat rate shipping too! Get yours before they are extinct!

Shark Week Cocktails? Heck yes-here are some great recipes from the Discovery Channel.

Check out the LIVE Shark Cam!

Get your Shark On!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!