Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Isn't that the truth.
This is something I have come to learn over the years.
My home does NOT have to look perfect. 
It just needs to reflect us.
And that means lived in, comfortable and inviting
and collected with things we love
or have meaning to us.
So that means if my white slipcover has stains
or spots from kids having fun at our house...
its OK.
It will wash.
Oh, and it HAS to smell good...obvi.
Speaking of smells...
Iced Tea (my new fav)
Fresh Cut Grass
Peaches and Cream
Chocolate Milk
Raspberry Lemonade

Friday, November 30, 2012

Here are a few things you
will find in store this


We have so many things
for gift giving and hall decking...
Hope to see ya real soon!

I nearly forgot to mention...
our new Christmas scents
Frasier Fir
Griswald Family Christmas.
They are

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Shop Update...

I can hardly believe that we will begin decorating for Christmas
already...I literally feel as tho time IS flying.
We are very excited to get started this weekend,
and transform our store
"Backyard Style"
We will have Open House info. coming soon..
just mark your calenders for Nov.15-17th.
We are pulling out all the stops
and this will be the one you won't
want to miss!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Change can be hard, scary and down right painful.
But it can also bring with it,
excitment, renewed passion, and joy.
There are some changes happening at BYCC.
My mom of 39 years and my business partner of 5 years
has decided after much thought and prayer
to retire from the store.
We took a chance sitting on my front porch 5 years
ago that we could make a go of this little
business and we "went for it!"
Since I was a kid, I can remember decorating together, looking
at her Country Living Magazines over and over and over.
I get my love of decorating, and "nest fluffing" from her.
It hasn't always been an easy 5 years. 
 Soon after we opened she had
both knees replaced, and just a few months after that,
she was diagnosed with
stage 4 lung and brain cancer.
By the grace of God, she pulled through
and is now CANCER FREE!
We have laughed, cried, yelled, and loved and
laughed some more in the last 5 years...
but now its HER time. 
Her time to just be.
Don't worry, you will still see her at the store from time to time.
In fact, I bet we can't KEEP her away.
When the love of what we do is in ya, its just in ya
and sometimes you just need an outlet.
Im proud and honored to have built our store together.
I couldn't have done it without her.
Love ya Mom.
Im so very excited to announce my new business partner,
who also has the same passion for decorating, and creating.
One would think, we were all cut from the same mold!
Well, we are!
Meet my friend and COUSIN,
Im sure most of you already know her since
she's been an employee at the store for over a year.
To know Robin is to love Robin.
Her bubbly personality, creative mind, and energy
is just what I was looking for in a new partner.
Welcome aboard partner!
I hope I don't get on your "last nerve"
to often cause it's gonna be "REAL NICE!"
I am so excited and relieved to officially announce this news,
and get moving forward....

Friday, August 31, 2012

Backyard Candle Co.
Fall Open House...
Friday & Saturday
Sept 7th -8th
Join us for two whole
days of fun
with in store specials,
the release of our NEW fall scents
and yummy
sips and nibbles to enjoy while
you shop!
 We know you will love
all the new merchandise
and one of a kind vintage pieces!
Don't miss this event...
It will be a
"feast for your senses"

Friday, August 10, 2012

Call me crazy..
but I have a new love of
Not ALL things owls...
basically just cookie jars.
Which is why you can now find

at BYCC. 
If you are familiar with Anthropologie,
then you know they have some
super cute owl cookie jars
that are pretty pricey.
Our little guy is only $24.50!!!!
Yes I know...compared to $128
that is a STEAL!

I wanted to show you how I used mine in my kitchen.
He is sitting next to my Anthro one that my
mom and dad gave me for Christmas last year.
I LOOOVE them.
One more, is all I need.. really, just one more.