Monday, March 29, 2010

What can you create with 2 bags of Easter candy?

On my facebook fan page, I try do show off a "make & take" idea every Monday. I thought it would be fun to try my hand at something new this week . . .

I bought 2 bags of Easter candy & just used what I had laying around the house to create some display ideas. What could you do with 2 bags of Easter candy (probably something cuter than my ideas).

Here's what I came up with:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Have a Gold Canyon Garden Party

Even if its still too cold outside, you can create your very own Garden Party with this candle recipe. Enjoy!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Go Green . . . Repurpose & Reuse!

You could save money in addition to helping the environment when you reuse what you already have instead of throwing things away & buying new stuff. I've seen tons of great ideas on this lately!

To repurpose & reuse your candle jars, follow these cleaning instructions. Then be creative. An empty candle jar could become so many different things . . . here's a list of ideas for you!

Want to re-use your Gold Canyon scent pods? Here's the cleaning instructions & some ideas of what to do with them.

Gold Canyon's baking jars would be perfect to repurpose as kitchen canisters like this project.

And here's some fun "spooky treats", using re-purposed jars!

I just love these ideas for Father's Day gifts . . . aren't they awesome?!

And there are so many other things that can be repurposed & reused besides just jars! Check out these crafty ideas & this site is dedicated to "repurposing" and has some awesome ideas for reusing just about anything!

Enjoy these ideas & leave a comment to let me know what your favorite idea is or what other ideas you like to use!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Green Week -- Everyday Ideas to be Environmentally Friendly

Here's some ideas that might fit into your lifestyle, save you some money & be good for the environment as well:

  • One of my favorites is to use re-useable shopping bags when I go grocery shopping. Not only is it good for the environment but its so helpful to me since it keeps the groceries so much more orderly than using those plastic bags that slip all over the place & let my food roll around the car! I even got a small savings from the grocery store on my bill the last time I went because I brought my own bags!
  • Cook with a slow cooker to reduce the electricity you would use by cooking with the oven & other ideas, here.
  • Let the sunlight in! During the day, open your blinds instead of turning on lights. I think this not only saves energy but when I open my blinds it is a mood booster as well! See other cheap ways to go green, here.
  • Check through this list of 50 ways to go green and choose just a couple to work on at a time so it doesn't feel so overwhelming.

Leave a comment to let us know what you are doing right now to "go green" & would encourage other people to do!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Week Continues with Green Cleaning Tips!

I remember helping my Great Grandma with house cleaning one summer . . . she used vinegar for everything & it worked! I love the idea of non-chemical cleaning, but my husband isn't particularly fond (okay, he hates) of the smell of vinegar. But he loves the smell of Gold Canyon's Homeology products.

Homeology are plant based cleaning products that use only naturally occuring ingredients such as coconut-based cleaners, purified water, and essential oils. Click here for some of the posts I've done on our cleaners in the past on the many uses for Homeology cleaners.

And here's some other ideas for being environmentally friendly while you're cleaning house with homeology products:
  1. Use newspaper to clean glass & mirrors
  2. Use a microfiber mop with our floor cleaner - no waste-water to throw away & you throw the microfiber cloth in the wash along with a load of towels to clean it & re-use it
  3. Instead of using new or disposable cloths, use old cotton t-shirts that can be cut up into cleaning rags
Other Green Cleaning Ideas:
Environmental Cleaning Solutions
Make your own cleaners - including furniture polish, drain cleaner, metal polishes & more

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The "Green" Creativity Challenge!

So, here it is . . . the "green" creativity challenge! You only have 3 days, so you'd better get right on this!

In honor of our "green" week, I want to hear your creative ideas for re-using the following items:
1. a baby formula can
2. a milk jug
3. a candle jar (any candle jar, it doesn't have to be the one pictured here)
4. an oil container

Get an entry in the prize drawing by . . .
1. leaving a comment with an idea for re-using any of the previously mentioned items (1 entry for each idea!)
2. if the idea can be used with Gold Canyon products or to promote my business, you get double entries

DEADLINE: Friday March 19, 2010 . . . the winner will be announced on Saturday March 20, 2010 -- If you're the winner(s), you must check back on the blog to claim your prize! Prize(s) will be in proportion to number of entries, more entries could mean more than 1 winner & better prizes!


More Green Ideas . . . St. Patrick's Day Activities

Now that our little boy is 2 years old, we're able to actually do some fun things with him! I've been searching for great ideas for St. Patrick's Day & here's some that I've found. I hope you enjoy them & find something that would be fun for your family on St. Patrick's Day! If there's something you particularly like, leave a comment to let me know or if you have another great idea, I'd love to hear that in a comment as well!

Food & Craft Ideas
Activity Ideas - I'm thinking we may try our hand at a leprechaun trap. Searching for 4 leaf clovers could be fun, too, or watching one of these fun family movies: The Gnome-Mobile, Darby O'gill and the Little People, or Finian's Rainbow.

Now . . . share your favorite ideas!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Green Recipes

Do you make special green food for St. Patrick's Day? I grew up having Corned Beef & Cabbage on St. Patrick's Day & will be making it for my family this week. Just use a head of cabbage. Cut into pieces and boil until tender. After straining the water, add 1 can of corned beef and mix it all together until the corned beef is broken up and mixed in with the cabbage. Very simple & very good!

Here's a couple others that I've posted in the past:
Pineapple Lime Pie
Watergate Salad
Chicken Divan

And here's a recipe that I'd like to try:
(Add green food coloring instead of red)
Red Velvet & Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Leave a comment & share YOUR favorite Green Recipes!

It's "Green" Week!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day being this week, I thought I'd do a theme week of "green" this week! Green recipes, St. Patrick's Day ideas, "green" cleaning, recycling, etc., etc. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shelf life for Gold Canyon's Emerge Products

Want to stock up on Emerge products or buy several at one time to have on hand as gifts? Here's a great article that talks about how long you'll get the best quality out of your Emerge products.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Re-using that empty candle jar --- getting the fragrance out!

Want to use your old candle jar to store food items? Gold Canyon candles have such a strong fragrance that it can be a little tough to completely rid the jar of it. Here's an article that will help (its the 2nd one on the page).

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blogger Bingo: Winner!

We have a winner! Thanks to all those who played . . . hope you had fun!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Blogger Bingo, Square #12 & 13

Sorry for the delay in getting yesterday's bingo square posted. Since I messed up (crazy day with the kids!) there are 2 squares to mark off today. And don't forget to e-mail me when you have 5 in a row!

Square #12: Toasted Coconut Macaroon
Square #13: Fabulous Fudge Brownie

YUM!!! These are two of our great baking fragrances . . .
can't you just taste them!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Blogger Bingo - square #11

Grapefruit Splash!

Mmmmm, that's right, I had to include this one because its my all-time FAVORITE fragrance! I love the smell, but I also love the uplifting and rejuvenating powers of the citrus scent. Oooh, this is such a good one!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Blogger Bingo - square #10


Another great way to spread great, Gold Canyon fragrance without a "flame". The fragrance from a diffuser will last up to 3 months & when its gone, you can just buy a refill bottle! Great places for your diffuser? Kids' rooms, your own bedroom, bathrooms, your office & more!

Want less fragrance? remove some of the sticks!
Want more fragrance? flip the sticks every now & then to "refresh" them!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blogger Bingo - square #9

Today's square to mark off is . . .
Pod Warmer!

These are the greatest way to spread Gold Canyon fragrance without a "flame". Just plug in your warmer, flip the switch to "on", set the timer for 4, 8 or 12 hours (yes, it will go off automatically!), and add your favorite scent pod!

March Madness “$20/10 & THEN SOME” Giveaway!

I have some HUGE goals this year and I need your help to achieve them! You will be well rewarded for helping me out!

I am asking for 10 volunteers to participate in my $1500 Mystery Host Show!

Here is the scoop –

I need 10 people willing to collect just $150 in orders before tax is applied (I’m giving you FREE shipping!!!). You can do this by passing around a catalog at work, or in your neighborhood, at your kids games, even family gatherings! Or you can place your own $150 order or call one or two of your friends to order along with you.

Each person who places a $150 order will automatically receive $20 in FREE products of their choice!

Additional prizes will be determined through a drawing . . .

1 winner: Diffuser (fragrance of your choice)

2 winners: Homeology (your choice)

3 winners: Pod Bundle (your choice)

Place an order that is over $350 & get an extra 20 tickets in the prize drawing, PLUS an extra $20 in FREE products of your choice & a FREE Aromatherapy candle (randomly selected fragrance)!

Respond by March 6, so that I can get your Catalogs to you ASAP! Also respond if you just want to place your own $150 order so that you can be included in the drawing.

I need all orders and payment turned in by March 23rd to be entered into the prize drawing.

Orders will be shipped directly to you.

Only the first 10 To Respond will fill the open spots and receive their catalogs and chance in the drawing!

Come On! Be Part of the FUN! I will greatly appreciate your help!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blogger Bingo - 8th Square

Any winners out there yet? If you have Bingo on your card, make sure to e-mail me right away!

Today's square to mark off is . . .
Papaya Passion Citronella

Yummmmm!!! If you enjoy spending time outside, you definitely want one of these candles! You will truly enjoy this fragrance that works just as well as the original citronella fragrance for keeping the bugs away. Great for entertaining guests or even just hanging out in the great outdoors by yourself or with your family . . . barbecues, reading a good book, etc.