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.