Category Archives: Getting Organized

A great example of a positive outlook and facing in the direction you want to move.

I read something this morning that grabbed my attention.  Did you know that Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy believed so certainly in his teams victory that he had all of his players fitted for their championship rings on Saturday night?!  A bold move that will surely go down in Superbowl legend.

It made me realize we should all have that kind of belief in things we undertake.

It’s easy to have faith in yourself when you’re a winner, when
you’re number one.  What you’ve got to have is faith in
yourself when you’re not a winner.
– Vince Lombardi

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Vince Lombardi

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Vince Lombardi

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.
Vince Lombardi

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised
as insoluble problems.

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

Here’s to Planning for Success! ★

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!

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!

An easy step towards conquering Chaos ❥

Welcome to my life. ☺

It is a little crazy here sometimes!

If you are like me you are juggling lots of balls at the same time, which can be challenging at best.

I am the owner/candlemaker for Blue Moon Candles an Indie Business (check out the Indie Beauty Network) making Organic wax Candles, I am a mom that works both in and out of the home, I also manage a Dental office.  On top of that I have many interests and love to do lots of other things!   All of these things add joy and purpose to my life.  They can also conspire to wreak havoc if I am not careful & organized.

Here is a fantastic resource I have found, it is helping me get my life and home in order, so I would like to share it with you.

The site is called The Fly lady.

The description of her site is: that The Fly Lady has a special way of weaving housecleaning tips with homespun humor and daily musings about life. She has a no-nonsense approach to getting your house and your life in order. She mixes housekeeping advice with insights about life and love and anything else that is on her mind.

For me it is a helpful step by step guide on how to stay on track…here is her info on Beginning Baby Steps. I like it that there are limits, so I do not get as easily overwhelmed…you can do anything for 15 minutes right?!  There are some good recipes and lots of other resources for busy people there too.

Check it out and let me know what you think…and I will keep you posted on my progress.  Wish me luck!

Love, Laughter & Candlelight!