I have to tell you, she has the most amazing candles.
Now, .....I'm a reallly picky girl when it comes to candles.
I always find myself disappointed because I can't smell them after about .10 of a second.
They always smell great when I'm buying them. Just not when I get them home and burn them.
These candles are not like that at all!!
I asked Tricia if I could ask her a few questions.
This is what she has to say:
1) How long have you been making candles?
I've been making them for about seven(7)years. I started out making them in my basement and doing craft shows and a few wholesale orders. Then when the time was right, I was blessed to open the store.
2) How many scents are available and what sizes do you offer?
We have so many scents to choose from. I would say off the top of my head around 50. Now, not all of them are out in the store at one time because we just simply don't have the room. Many of them are seasonal, but we do however have all of the scents available for refills year round. We have three(3) sizes, 5oz., 10oz. and 16 oz. We also have an assortment of vintage goodies that we fill with candles. We like to call them "hodge podge."
3) I know in your brick and mortar store you sell things other than candles. Do you ever plan to off those items on your Etsy store?
I definitely will be selling some of the vintage goods on Etsy in the near future.
4) How do you balance family and your passion for candles?
Ya know, my mom and sister help out so much at the store that it is pretty easy to keep things running smoothly at home. My husband also helps out so much at home with my boys that if I am super busy with the store, I know he has things under control. I seriously have the best of both worlds!
5) Do you have a business partner?
My business partner is my sweet mom.
6) What is it like working with your mom?
Honestly, it is great. We have definitely had out moments but at the end of the day, we wouldn't change a thing.
7) Last thought....what would you like to do next?
I would LOVE to expand our business into a line of bath and body products. I would also like to have a mini boutique. I already have some tees and jewelry in the store , but I would love to expand that as well. One last thing is to have a functioning website where I can sell ALL the things we offer in our store, not just vintage and handmade.
Wow, Tricia, you are a motivated girl.
Do drop by her blog and say hello.
BUT.......this get's even better.
She's letting me give a way one of her 16 oz candles.
Scent of your choice.
Just comments here and you will be entered!
THANK YOU TRICIA~
OK, OK, OK....it's time to reveal my winners..
Ready?? No, really, are you ready?? It could be you....ya never know!!! Can ya guess who it is?? I know...now so do you. The winners are...........
Lilly Sue from A Peace of Bliss
Tracy from Loving Pretty Things
Please e-mail me so we can work on this together!!!*********************