Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I hope everyone had a really great Christmas! I know I did! I also wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! I seriously can not believe that another year is gone! It was such a great year at the store and Its all because of our loyal customers and friends! We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new, fresh merchandise, and we hope that you will continue to be inspired by our assortment of goods!

Just a reminder that we will be closed December 30th-January 5th. We will re-open on January 6th with all Christmas decor and candles 50% off! There are a few new scents coming in January to intrigue you. They are birthday cake, buttercream frosting, and ginger lime! Many more to come! Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Hours:

December 24th: 10-3

Christmas Day: Closed

December 26th:10-5

December 27th: 10-3

We will be CLOSED December 30th-January 5th

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Initially Yours.....

I just put these intially yours mugs out today! We have almost every letter of the alphabet. You can personalize these even more by having us pour your favorite scent in them. Without a candle these are $15.75 and with a candle they are $22.25. We do guarantee that it will be ready by December 24th if you choose to fill with a candle. Hurry in, we have 2 of each letter and these are already going quickly!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sawyers Christmas Concert

Last week we attended the High School Band Christmas Concert and it was sooo good! Every year they invite the third graders to be special guest performers. This concert was totally geared toward the kids! They were loving every minute, sometimes singing along from their seats and sometimes jumping up out of them! I am not sure who puts this whole thing together, but they did an amazing job! One final thing, dosent my little guy look handsome?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Traditions

Every year my boys love to make a gingerbread house. This year we all did it together as a family. I think it turned out to be the best one to date. They were very proud of their work! Afterwords we watched one of our favorite Christmas movies, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. It doesnt matter how many times we have watched it, we all still laugh so hard! Next movie on our list, A Christmas Story! The finished product! Wouldnt it be fun to live in that little candy cottage?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Great Gift Idea.....

Just in today, a new shipment of knobstoppers. These are so unique and make a great gift paired with a bottle of wine! We have many different colors to choose from and the faucet stoppers come in hot and cold. Hot for red wine and cold for white wine. These can also be used on other bottles if not used for wine.

As always, if you would like to purchase one of these, just contact me via e-mail and I would gladly ship one to you!

What a whirlwind!

I am sorry I havent posted for a few days. Last weekend was just a whirlwind! We had the craft show ( which wasnt great cause the weather was bad, but I had fun with my cousin Shannon) and then when that was over I headed to Riverside were my husband and I attended my husbands work Christmas party. We spent the night at the beautiful hotel and just had a really relaxing night! The next morning we headed home to pick up the boys ( they stayed the night with my friend Lori) and then I was off to the store as we are now open on Sundays 12-4 through Christmas. Needless to say I was ready for Monday so that I could just be at home and get things done, but I was in bed pretty much all day cause I was under the weather.
I am feeling better now and things have slowed down just a bit. Anyway, I think Im just rambling now. I just wanted to let you know that I didnt fall off the face of the earth!!!! Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Craft Show...

My sister and I are off to Mt. Pleasant this weekend to attend a craft and gift show at the Mt. Pleasant Christian School. It is scheduled for Saturday Dec. 6 from 7-3p.m. Our friend Bonnie from Outside In will also be going and we are having our booth together. If your in the area, stop by and say hi! Of course we cant bring the whole store with us, but we picked out some of the best sellers to bring along! Thanks to my awesome cousin Shannon who is letting us spend the night at her house! Im looking forward to seeing and spending time with her as well! Have a great weekend and I will talk to you next week!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More of the store....

Love these mistletoe scented candles! This scent is by far our most popular at Christmas! It is sooooo fragrant. It will literally smell up your entire home.

These little glitter reindeer can be set around your house or used as an ornament. I love anything with glitter!

Again with the glitter! These peace signs are my absolute favorite decoration this season! These come in two sizes and are selling VERY quickly, but never fear, I have more on the way!

These red tealight holders with the jewel are so beautiful even without the candle light. I think there needs to be a little red thrown in everywhere at Christmas!

Here are our "gift buckets." Each one comes with a decorative box of matches, a 5oz candle, a glitter snowflake ornament, a mercury glass tealight holder and a tealight. I can think of tons of cute things to do with the bucket! Did I mention that they have glitter on them too!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lighted Christmas Parade

Last Friday night was the kick off of all things Christmas in downtown Washington. It was the Lighted Christmas parade and Santa making his grand entrance into town. The Uptown Girls had a float this year made by my very talented friend and owner of Outside In gift shop, Bonnie Lins pictured below with me! For those of you who dont know who the uptown girls are... we are a group of speciality shop owners who have come together as one group to try to bring people to Washington. We coordinate all of our open houses together so that people can literally make a day of it shopping in Washington. We have 10+ shops as members! Making the trip to Washington is totally worth it! Our downtown is being revitalized and there are some really great places to dine as well! You will have to make the trip to see for yourself!

Didnt Bonnie do an AMAZING job! It is an exact replica of our uptown girls shopping bag that we all sell in our stores for $5! If you own one you can bring it to all the uptown girls shops for all of the open houses and recieve our exclusive specials! Our next open house event is DECEMBER 11-13! Our special for those three days at Backyard Candle Co. is everything you can stuff in your uptown girl bag is 20% off! (1 candle at 20% off )

We continue to get in new merchandise so you will want to keep checking in!