Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gold Canyon presented by Co-Founder Karen Waisath

The holidays may be over, but you can still buy for yourself or other gifts that you may need at this time of year. Check out this fun video with our co-founder, Karen Waisath, that features some of Gold Canyon's incredible products:

December Newsletter

If you aren't a subscriber to my monthly Gold Canyon newsletter, you still may want to check it out. Simply go to this link:,b6F01yVk to view it for yourself and see articles like:

Start the Year Budge and Eco-Friendly

Decorate Your Home with a New Look Using the Old: Redecorate by Repurposing

Give a Gift - Spark the Spring Cleaning Spirit

Opportunity is Knocking in 2009

25% off Home Products & FREE Shipping - Customer Promotions

FREE Homeology & FREE Shipping - Host Promotions

Enjoy the latest copy of my newsletter & if you don't already subscribe but would like to have this newsletter delivered direct to your e-mail each month, send me an e-mail and let me know:

Friday, December 26, 2008

January Special for Parties!

This is too great! Gold Canyon is doing a special for January . . . the 1st through the 15th. Have a party between those dates & all your guests will get FREE Shipping on their orders!

This is just such a great deal. I do have a couple of spots still available during those 2 weeks. So, if you want to get together with friends for a fun time to view the brand new spring catalog and get a great deal, let me know right away.

I'll only be scheduling home parties for Maryland, but those out-of-staters can do a catalog party if interested.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Final Installment . . . Spring Catalog Preview!

Are you ready for it? This is the final section of the new Gold Canyon Spring Catalog for 2009! All items can be ordered started January 1, 2009.

Some of my favorites from this section include:

Favorite returning fragrances like: Fresh Denim (new blue color), Grape, Juicy Pear, Orange Mango, Strawberry Shortcake

New Candles for Kids fragrances -- Spun Sugar & Very Berry Blast (don't they sound delicious?!)

Spring Catalog Preview . . . Part 3!

Have you been dying for this next installment of the spring catalog? Oooh, its a good one too! Check out this section at:

Some of my favorites from it include:

Citrus & Garden Herbs -- comforts of home candle (can't wait to try it, doesn't it sound yummy?)

Pineapple Upside Down Cake -- baking candle

Antiqued Wire Basket

Crystal Candle Stands --- FINALLY AVAILABLE! (we've been waiting on these since the release of the fall catalog . . . can't wait to get my own set!)

New fragrances in the bella jars

Friday, December 5, 2008

Spring Catalog Preview . . . part 2!

Have you been on the edge of your seat just dying to see the 2nd part of the spring catalog? Well, here it is:

Wouldn't you agree that its as great as the first part!

Some of my favorites include:
Citrus Cream auto freshener
Homeology concentrate refills
Mandarine Eucalyptus Clove Cleanser
Soothing aromatherapy candle
Say it with Flowers gift set
What are your favorites so far?
Stay tuned for part 3, coming up next weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Spring Catalog Preview!

I think my favorite times of the year are when the new catalogs are released! As demonstrators, we get a "sneak peek" at the catalog online before we can actually order items from the catalog.

I thought that maybe there are some other candle addicts out there that might like a "sneak peek" as well, so over the next month, I'll be sharing parts of the catalog with you! Here's the first part of the catalog:

Some of my favorites from this portion include:
After my Heart gift box
Hobnail Easter Basket
Chickity Hoppity
Marshmallow Confections & Jelly Bean candles
Crystal Candle Stands
Destination Vanilla candles
Returning Citronella Nights candles
Single Leaf Tray
Eco Shopper shopping bag
3 wick Cafe Velutto candles
Linen sprays
Diffuser refills and apliques

I'll take one of each, please!!! Check back next week for another glimpse at a portion of the catalog.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so grateful for so many things this year! One of the best has been the addition of our little Chase to our family after years of waiting for children to come into our family. My Gold Canyon business provided the extra money that paid for the fertility treatments that got little Chase here, so I am also so grateful for my Gold Canyon business and for the customers who have supported my business. THANK YOU!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Spoil the Host & Guests!

Want something to look forward to after the holidays are over?

Step 1: Reserve your spot on my January calendar.
Step 2: Invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers, relatives & anyone who would enjoy a relaxing night out.
Step 3: Prepare to be spoiled! I'll bring along the treats (home-made peanut butter truffles, lemon fudge, and sugar cookies) and we'll kick back & relax while having some fun & seeing "what's new" with Gold Canyon.

Call or e-mail today to reserve your "SPOILING" party!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Awesome Sale -- FREE shipping & 20% off!

We just got word of a new promotion that is so awesome!

20% off your entire order, plus FREE shipping! Its good through Nov 30th and you place your order directly on my website ( & use promo code NOV35.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Candles!

I wanted to share some fun decorating ideas for the holidays . . . hmmm, look at the pictures and hum a little "its beginning to look a lot like Christmas"! If you have a favorite display, let me know & I can help you recreate it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Are Soy Candles Better?

I get asked this question a lot these days. I guess a lot of people are being told that it is better to burn soy candles than paraffin candles. Knowing that I sell paraffin, you can probably guess that I would say "no way"! But I won't do that. Instead, I'll tell you to check it out for yourself to get the information from an unbiased source that KNOWS the candle industry. Check out the FAQ section of the website for the National Candle Association:

Here's what it says on the issue:
"What kinds of waxes are typically used in candles?"
"The most commonly used candle wax is paraffin. Beeswax, soy wax, palm wax, gels, and synthetic waxes are also frequently used in candles. Different blends of these waxes are popular with many manufacturers."

"Are certain candle waxes better than others?"
"No. All types of quality candle waxes have been shown to burn cleanly, safely and in the same manner. U.S. candle manufacturers select waxes or blends of waxes based on their suitability for specific types of candles or formulation profiles, as well as their own candle-making preferences."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Delivery Deadline -- Special Delivery Options!

Well, all this talk about great gifts & I completely forgot to mention a deadline for Christmas delivery. If you're ordering gifts that you need delivered by Christmas, I recommend placing your order through me or on my website no later than December 5th.

Special Delivery Options!
Do you normally purchase & then package & ship gifts to people on your list? How about a time saving solution for you? You can purchase gifts from my website ( - we have some great pre-packaged gift boxes or you can just pick out individual products to send - and have them delivered directly to the recipient for only $5.95 shipping! Purchase each gift separately & ship directly to the person you are giving it to.

THEN, make sure you contact me by phone or e-mail. Let me know you placed your order & let me know of any custom message you'd like to send to the recipient, along with the recipient's name & address and your name & address. I will send a custom gift card to let them know a package is on its way to them from Gold Canyon; it will also include your message and a tip sheet for taking care of their candles.

Homeology - Rave Reviews & a great Gift Idea!

I just heard from Jamie R. who recently ordered the Homeology All-Purpose cleaner. She gave it rave reviews, said her husband loves the way it smells & teases that she cleans now just for the smell of the cleaner! She also loves that it is a great value and safe to use on her daughter's high chair, without worry of chemicals.

Jamie said she's going to buy a bunch of bottles for Christmas presents. Her idea was to pair them with some dish towels & wash cloths. She'll also be adding an olive oil decantur that she'll be filling with dish soap for that extra special touch.

Thanks for the great gift idea, Jamie!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Easy & Fun Gift Giving Ideas

Almost EVERYONE loves candles, so they make a perfect gift even for the hard-to-shop-for people on your list!

Here's some fun & creative ideas you might try:
  • Gingerbread House Candle with a recipe card for a gingerbread treat (see previous blog posts for a great one!)
  • Peppermint Bark candle with a package of your favorite brand of peppermint bark
  • Jolly Snowman pod warmer with a stack of scented pods and a scarf or cocoa mix
  • Bundle together a few taper candles, Dual Hammered Glass holders, and a certificate for babysitting so the couple you are giving to can enjoy a candlelight dinner
  • Any of our Boutique Chic candles paired with an elegant bottle of perfume (I recommend the Woods & Vanilla Romantique fragrance)
  • Any of our gift boxes with price points from $14.99 to $52.99 are already wrapped & ready to deliver!
  • Auto fresheners for a stocking stuffer for the teenage driver
  • Novel Scents bookmarks would go along perfectly with a new book for the book-lover
  • Any of our Emerge body products would be great alone or paired with a gift certificate for a spa, a luxurious robe, or a calming music cd (my favorite is Jon Schmidt)
  • Fabulous Fudge Brownie candle paired with a batch of gourmet (or regular) brownies
  • Sweet Cinnaroll candle paired with a batch of cinnamon rolls
  • Any Cafe Velluto, coffee scented candle, wrapped up with a package of coffee or gift certificate to a favorite coffee shop
  • Sugar cookie candle paired with a batch of homemade sugar cookies

Hope these ideas help to get your wheels spinning! Take the stress out of your holiday shopping; let me know if I can help with any of your gift giving needs this holiday season!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Spilled Wax

My 8 month old, Chase, was left with a babysitter today. He got a hold of the cord for the pod warmer & pulled the entire pod warmer down, spilling melted wax all over the carpet. This is proof positive about the cool burning temperature of our jar candle wax. Chase didn't scream or complain, just proceeded to play in good smelling mess!

So, how to clean it up? Put a white paper towel or brown paper bag on top of the wax and use a warm iron over it to pull the wax up into the paper towel or paper bag. We went through several paper towels to clean it up, but it did a great job & took care of most of the spilled wax. The rest of the wax we'll be cleaning up with our liquid Wax Remover.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Grateful for Food Grade Parafin Wax

At 8 months old, Chase is basically just getting into anything & everything right now. I thought I had everything out of his reach, but when I walked in the front room today, he had one of my candle samples in his hands & he's at that stage when everything goes in his mouth -- actually he's been at that stage since he was born, hmmm.

Anyway, it reminded me of how glad I am that our jar candles are all made with FDA approved food grade parafin wax. So, while I don't sell candles for them to be eaten, I know that if a kid (mine or someone else's) gets a finger full of wax in their mouth, its okay! I don't have to freak out or call poison control or anything!

Note: our pillars are not made of food grade parafin wax, but the rest of our candles are.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fall Table Display

Wow! Talk about a beautiful fall table display! Where to start . . . our CREAM TAPERS look beautiful in the DUAL HAMMERED GLASS with a fall leafe underneath or a ribbon tied around, add to that the elegant touch of a 6" TANGERINE & SPICE PILLAR with raffia wrapped around and the base surrounded by small, colorful fruits, sitting on top of a RUFFLED CANDLE PEDESTAL. The RUFFLED CANDLE PEDESTAL is used again as place card for each setting, topped with a bundled pinecone, placecard, and other fall decorations. And check out that centerpiece, our FOOTED GLASS HURRICANE filled with some nuts and topped with a 19OZ PUMPKIN PIE JAR.

Recreate this entire setting or pick & choose your favorite parts. It will be sure to be an impressive site on your Thanksgiving table or for any dinner party this fall!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Newest Picture of Chase

This month, Chase is loving our Gingerbread House candle . . . you'll love it too! And if you love gingerbread, go back through the previous posts to find the recipe I shared for a Gingerbread Struesel Cake!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Display Idea

One of the things I just love to share are great ideas for displays, using our candles & some of our great holders! Fortunately for me, Gold Canyon puts out some beautiful displays for us to see (& take pictures of) at our national convention . . . so I don't have to come up with the ideas myself! Here is one of the fall displays we got to view.

Here you'll see the IRON VOTIVE CENTERPIECE front & center with a beautiful ribbon wrapped around it. On either side are the DUAL HAMMERED GLASSES with the HARVEST ORANGE TAPERS. And on the left hand side you can see our specialty HARVEST HEARTH candle featured both by itself & inside of the FOOTED GLASS HURRICANE.

If you want to re-create all or part of this beautiful fall display, you can order the items you love most directly from my website at or by phone (410-551-0648) or e-mail (

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Candle Recipe: Bundled Up

Have you ever tried a candle recipe before? In a candle recipe, you put together a few different fragrances, burn them at the same time (in the same room) and create a brand new fragrance combination. Here's one that has been tried & tested by our home office & is found in the current catalog:

1 - 16oz autumn walk
1 - 15.5oz sleigh ride
1 - 5oz holiday wreath
2 - relaxing tealights

My Team Results

I just received our corporate recognition publication for the 2nd quarter of 2008 and was excited to see my team recognized in the top 100 listings. I just had to brag about this great team of demonstrators that we've built! My team was recognized for:
#5 in the country for promotions of team members I personally sponsored
#28 in the country for sales by the team members I personally sponsored
#59 for our team sales

If you'd like information on joining our team, just let me know & I'd be happy to answer your questions to help you see if this may be the answer that you or someone you know have been looking for.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I love our Emerge body products! But I have to confess that I have never been an avid lotion user. Having been in Arizona for a few months now, my skin is feeling the affects of the dry air. And today, I was so miserable because I could FEEL the dryness in my arms and legs. I got out my Emerge body lotion and I have to tell you that I feel so much better. My skin is noticeably more soft, but that dry itching feeling is gone as well -- and that was something I just had to share.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Halloween Treat!

One of my favorite Halloween treats is so easy to prepare but so delicious! Just combine an equal amount of candy corn & dry roasted peanuts together & serve -- tastes just like a Payday candy bar!

And if you love candy corn, you won't want to miss out on our Candy Corn candle. With a perfect candy corn fragrance, it smells great but looks great too in its adorable specialty jar!

Halloween Decorating Ideas

Are you getting ready for Halloween? Creating costumes & buying candy for trick-or-treaters? Don't forget to dress your home for the holiday too! Here's some great ideas for an incredible table setting for a dinner party. But you can take some of the same ideas and use them throughout your home just for decoration, if you're not having a dinner party.

It's only 3 weeks away, so order right away in order to have your products in time for Halloween.

Try these decorating ideas:

The CANDY CORN CANDLE is "packaged with home-crafted charm in a glass jar with a black ribbon and a hanging felt candy corn."

The GHOULISH HALLOWS holders come in a set of 2. These are "haunted trees" and "the front sides are painted a ghoulish black while the back sides are purple and orange" and fit a 5oz candle.

The WITCHES BREW are "whimsical witches' feet" that hold a votive or tealight or fill them with candy corn and a place setting card as seen on the dinner plates on this table setting.

And you can create the striking centerpiece with our FOOTED GLASS HURRICANE, filled with brightly colored candy corn & other candies (using the colors of your choice) and a 6 INCH BLACKBERRY & VANILLA PILLAR CANDLE.

Friday, October 3, 2008

My Favorite Gingerbread Recipe!

Gold Canyon introduced a brand new fragrance this fall called Gingerbread House. It was love at first smell for me as it brought back memories one of my favorite desserts. For a great gingerbread scent in your house, you can make this recipe or just burn a Gingerbread House candle! Or how about trying out the recipe & keeping the candle on hand so that you don't have to cook EVERY time you'd like to smell the fragrance!

Gingerbread Cake with Streusel

Beat together:
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cloves

Then Add: 1 cup hot water - mixing until smooth, then pour into greased 9x13 pan

Mix together:
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cube margarine
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Sprinkle chunks of sugar mixtgure over top of the batter. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cut when cool.

This is great served with cool whip or ice cream, just like the Gingerbread House candle would be great when burned with our Sugar Cookie candle!

To order a Gingerbread House candle, visit my website ( or order by phone (410-507-8136) or e-mail (

Cranberry Freeze Recipe

My absolute favorite Gold Canyon fragrance is Cranberry Orange! For most of us, the thought of cranberries reminds us of Thanksgiving dinner. My mom makes a twist on the traditional cranberry sauce that is a big crowd pleaser & I thought I'd share the recipe with you. Maybe it could be an addition to your holiday meals this year!

And if you want the Cranberry Orange candle as a nice holiday gift for someone or even just to keep for yourself -- after all, its perfect for any time of year --, you can order through my website ( or by phone (410-507-8136) or e-mail (

Cranberry Freeze

Cream together: 8oz. cream cheese
3 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. mayonnaise
Add: 1 can whole cranberries sauce
1 medium can crushed pineapple
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Blend in 2 cups of cool whip & freeze to set.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Have you tried our new homeology products yet? Whether you're trying to "go green" or not, you'll easily be won over by these new cleaning products! They use natural ingredients so they're safe for the environment, kids, pets, etc.; they smell wonderful - no harsh chemical smells; and they work great!

My testimonial was featured on a website promoting these new products, & you can check it out here:

Then give me a call & order one today . . . you'll enjoy cleaning like you never have before!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Fabulous Fudge Brownie candle & ideas!

I just love the new Fabulous Fudge Brownie candle that Gold Canyon came out with in the fall catalog! I've burned it myself & it truly smells just like you're baking brownies . . . mmmmmm!

I also wanted to share some of my favorite brownie ideas. So, grab your favorite brownie mix, mix as directed & just add in whatever sounds best! Great brownie "add-ins": chopped up Ande's mints, chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet), white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, crushed toffee bar pieces, chopped nuts (your favorite kind). Or top with chocolate frosting with mini-marshmallows & chopped pecans for a "rocky road" style brownie!

Mmmm, are you craving chocolate yet? Host a "Death By Chocolate Party" with me this fall & we'll feature this Fabulous Fudge Brownie candle, you can make your favorite chocolate desserts or brownies & your friends will be pampered with chocolate from beginning to end! Contact me to select your date!

Catalog Links

Check out the fall catalog using the following links (its big, so the links divide the catalog up into 4 parts):

Just add a Sugar Cookie!

I've made some great fragrance combinations over the years just by adding a Sugar Cookie candle. The cinnamon/spice type fragrances are usually too strong for me, but adding a Sugar Cookie candle creates a perfect balance. Some of my favorites to add a Sugar Cookie candle to are Warm Apple Crisp & Pumpkin Pie. It ends up smelling like you're adding rich vanilla ice cream to these fall favorites!

Perfect Halloween Decor

The new "witches brew" votive/tealight holders are just too cute! The little witches feet make a perfect place card for this table setting but would also be a great compliment to any Halloween decorations that you already have! The flared black votive glass sits atop the shoes or can be removed and set next to the shoes so you can choose which way you like best, then fill with votives, tealights, or even candy!

To order, send me an e-mail at or order directly from my website:


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Love Letters

I found a great organization that I want to donate some of my time to, making cards for children who are fighting difficult illness & just need something to cheer them up & brighten their day. The organization is called, Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness.

One of the things I was thrilled to do was to apply for a grant from the Prayer Child Foundation (, created by Gold Canyon. I received a check for $250 that I was able to pass along to the organization and then received a phone call from the founder of the organization. She thanked me profusely for the way that we were able to help & let me know that it would make a big difference to their organization. THANK YOU GOLD CANYON for letting me help make a difference!

If you want to donate hand-made cards or funds to Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness, you can find out more details on their website:

Prayer Child Foundation

What a great privilege it is to work for a company with a heart as big as Gold Canyon's! The co-founders, Curt & Karen Waisath, wanted to give back to the community once their business was established & growing. So, they started the Prayer Child Foundation. A portion of the profits from Gold Canyon product sales goes to the Prayer Child Foundation, but 100% of Gold Canyon's profits on the Candles for Kids line goes to the Foundation. The Prayer Child Foundation helps children in need.

Get involved! Donate to the foundation or submit a grant application for a child who needs help at: Or contact me to purchase one of our Candles for Kids

My Kiddo!

I just LOVE giving Chase a candle to play with. Each month we do a mini "photo shoot" with a Gold Canyon product, take lots of pictures, and then publish the cutest one on my website. He is a big "eater" (if you can't tell by the rolls in his arms!) and just loves the smell of the candles but also gets excited by the colors & shapes, like a new toy to play with.

Dressing up the Cottage Tealight Lamp

The cottage tealight lamp is one of my favorite holders! What a simple way to customize the look of it by threading a ribbon in the color of your choice through the holes in the bottom of the lamp shade!
This holder is a lot bigger than it may appear in the catalog, standing at 14 3/4 inches tall and would make the perfect addition to a light & airy guest room or really any room in the house.

Do you "candle care"?

At our national Convention this year, they put out a display of candles that had been partially burned. If you'll look closely, you can see 3 jars for each comparrison
  • one that hasn't been burned
  • one that has been burned & proper candle care has been used
  • one that has been burned without proper candle care

The one with proper candle care shows a pretty clean jar while the one without is black from soot!

So what's the proper way to burn a candle to avoid the soot?

  • use a wick dipper to extinquish the candle
  • trim the wicks before burning
  • keep out of any drafts
  • burn for no more than 4 hours at a time
  • ALWAYS extinguish the candle if you can see smoke being put off by the wicks, fix the problem (remove from draft or trim the wicks) and light again

Welcome to the beginning!

I'm just beginning this new blog & am so excited! For a long time, I've wanted to figure out the best way to share details here & there with my customers without bombarding them with e-mails all the time & I think this is it! I am so passionate about Gold Canyon products that I just want to share all the time.

For those who are finding me at the beginning of this blog, I hope you'll enjoy it. Feel free to make comments or ask questions & you can always find me at my website as well: