Monday, January 26, 2009

Scent list.......

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! I have had many requests to post a current list of our available scents. I will list ALL of our scents. Not all of them are available to purchase year round, some are just seasonal. All of the scents are available however for refills year round. If you have any questions, please dont hesistate to ask......

-pink sugar: the perfect blend of sweet- a best seller

-blue sugar: mens cologne

-brown sugar: sweet brown sugar

-flannel sheets: freshly laundered sheets

-country clothesline: clothes dried in the fresh breeze all day

-grandmas kitchen: a mix of cinnamon, apples and spice

-ginger lime: so fresh and clean

-margarita: just like the drink

-twigs & berries: very unique scent- a best seller

-grapefruit tomato leaf: a perfect combo of the two- you have to smell this one

-cool citrus basil: you can really smell the basil in this one

-french market: a wonderful floral- a best seller

-fruit salad: a mix of fruit and whipped cream

-caramel crunch:gooey caramel with a hint of nuts

-fresh brewed coffee: just like you make at home

-french vanilla coffee: coffee with a touch of vanilla

-birthday cake: moist vanilla cake YUMMY

-buttercream frosting: if you like vanilla, you will love this one

-garden pavillion: a blend of herbs and "green"- a best seller

-lavender: wonderful scent of lavender fields

-lily of the valley- just like the flower, beautiful

-hibiscus thai palm: VERY floral and unique- a best seller

-strawberry rhubarb pie- perfect blend of strawberries, rhubarb and a hint of crust

-blueberry muffin: fresh blueberries muffins right out of the oven

-iced cinnamon roll: people will think you have been baking all day-a best seller

-pumpkin cheesecake: YUM! a best seller

-fall festival: a hint of cinnamon and spice: a best seller

-pomegranate: very sweet- a best seller

-apples & oak: the perfect blend of apples and a hint of oak

-coconut cream pie: blend of coconut and cream and a hint of crust

-movie night: hot buttered popcorn

-pineapple cilantro: juicy pineapple with a touch of cilantro

-mistletoe: a fresh cut Christmas tree- a best seller

-spiced cranberry: cranberries with hints of spice- a best seller

-christmas cabin: evergreen and spice

-sugar cookie: wonderful scent of cookies baking

-spiced pear: juicy pear and hints of spice- wonderful scent

-country bumpkin: a perfect blend of citrus and spice

-snickerdoodle: a light scent with touches of vanilla

-lovespell: Victorias Secret tpe

-acorn harvest: a VERY nutty scent- a best seller in the fall

- blackberry sage- blend of blackberries and sage

We continually add new scents so check in with us often! Our candles come in 3 sizes. 5oz-6.99
10oz-9.99 and 160z-14.99. We will refill any pre-aprroved container for .65 an ounce. We ask that the container be clean of all wax prior to bringing in.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I heart Amy Butler......

I cant sew, not even a button! I know, I know, I am ashamed to even admit it. But, if I could sew, I would sew everything in Amy Butler fabric! Im talking pillows, purses, clothes, you name it, I would sew it! But since I can't, I have found some really great finds on etsy and I thought I would share a couple with you....

This AMAZING purse was made by Jeanne and you can find this and many other great things at ! She is so talented and I want one of everything she makes! I have several of Jeanne's creations in the store and lots more coming, including of course, some frames made with Amy Butler paper.

I have a huge assortment of these headbands from and I love them all! The best thing about these headbands are they wont give you a headache and each one is reversible! Two headbands in one... you cant beat that.
I would highly recommend Amy's book as shown above, its full of so many great ideas from decorating to fashion, Not to mention its a fabulous coffee table book!

More of the store....

Because I love to cook, I like to carry some of my favorite Food Network cookbooks in the store. All of these are full of really good recipes. My favorite is Everyday Pasta, because in my opinion, you can never have to much pasta!

Hanging on the old ladder, is a french inspired table runner and a grocery sack holder. The sack holders have been so popular because finally, you can recycle and look good doing it! It would look great in any kitchen. As always, if you see anything you cant live with out, just contact me via e-mail and It can be yours! Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


This has absolutley nothing to do with Backyard Candle Co. , but after seeing the movie Marley and Me, (which is a MUST see) I had to show some pics of our precious, but not so little dog Pugsly. He is such a good dog. A bit lazy, but very good. He LOVES to eat and will literally whine until we feed him but he is so loveable and loves everyone. In the morning he comes out of his kennel at his own leisure (he cant sleep with us, he snores SO loud) and goes out to do his deed, eats a little and then jumps up in this chair and stays there sleeping all day long until the boys come home from school. If someone is sitting in this chair and he wants it, he will pace around the living room and stop and look at you and whine until you get up. Its hilarious! He has been a member of our family for 5 years. He was a Christmas present for our boys and we hope to have him for many many more years. Look at that face! So loveable.
"You are disturbing my sleep!"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Check this out....

Love this old vintage chandelier. It would look cute with candles or if you desire, you can rewire it and actually use it. It sells for $60.

This old chair is my favorite place to sit in the store. Its for sale at $99.

This is one of the new scents Ginger Lime. Its a wonderful fragrance-very fresh. If you are a lime lover, your gonna want this one!

This pink chair I just added to the store today. It is only $19.99. My friend Bonnie helped me (I mean, did it for me) recover the seat with a linen fabric. Thanks Bonnie!

This old shabby cupboard is filled to the brim with our soaps. I LOVE this cupboard! It has old ripped wallpaper inside of it and I wouldnt change a thing!

I am anxiously awaiting our new spring merchandise! I love the fresh, clean feeling that spring brings with it!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

And the winner is.....

NUMBER 12!!! Congratulations Michelle! Just email me at with your shipping information and the scent of your choice! Thank you all for the really nice comments and encouraging words! Next on my list of things to do is... start a webstore!

Friday, January 16, 2009

My extreme makeover....

What do you think? I am sooo thankful to Lyndsay Johnson for making my blog look more professional and more "me." If you want her to do an extreme makeover for you just go to her blog at She does an amazing job if you ask me. There are many other changes coming to the Backyard Candle Co. in the very near future thanks to Lyndsay, so stay tuned! I think these fresh new changes are just what we needed! Have a great weekend and dont forget to check back on Sunday!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I am so excited to be having my first ever blog giveaway! Its soooo easy to enter! All you have to do is leave a comment and you will be entered into the drawing! If you are the lucky winner, you will get a 16 oz candle and YOU get to pick the scent! I will be drawing on Sunday, so you will have plenty of time to enter. Good luck and dont forget to check back on Sunday to see if you are the winner!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Just added to the store this week are these cute mugs that we made into candles! We have French Vanilla Coffee in the caffe mugs. These come with the saucer and are much bigger than appears in the photo.

These are the black and white "places" mugs and we have pink sugar in them.

Not pictured are the birthday cake mugs. These come of course with birthday cake scent in them. They would make the cutest birthday gift. The best thing about using mugs is that when the candle is burned down, you can use it for your coffee!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Uptown Girls Event......

You won't want to miss the Uptown Girls Event this Friday and Saturday! We are having 50% off on ALL Christmas decor and candles! Plus markdowns on select merchandise! We are making room for all of new, fresh spring decor and candles! You will definatley want to check out our new scents! Bring in your bag and receive 75% off Christmas decor and candles! We are open Friday 10-5 and extended Saturday hours 10-5. Dont miss out!!!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Whislers....

I thought it would be fun to introduce you to some very important people in my life. This is my husbands brother Trent and his beautiful family. His wife Teresa and daughters Mckenna on the right and Mariah on the left and I cant forget to mention Max! Unfortunatley, they live all the way in Lancaster Pennsylvania, but we do manage to see them a couple times a year. Every summer we visit them and then the girls come home with us and stay for a couple of weeks! It is always sooooo much fun for me cause I get to have girl time! It is so hard to belive that they are both teenagers! Mckenna was the flower girl in our wedding when she was just three years old! Where does time go? Did I mention how talented they ALL are? Not only is Teresa an AMAZING cook, this women CAN SING!!!! She and Trent both sang in our wedding and Im telling you, there wasnt a dry eye in the church! Mckenna is following in her parents footsteps and is also an unbelievable singer! She has been selected for the second time to be a part of the Gibson-Baldwin Grammy Jazz ensemble! This lucky girl gets to go to the Grammys AGAIN!! I am so proud of her! Mariah is also a wonderful singer, but her passion is dance! This girl has got MOVES! Remember their names cause Im telling you, these girls are going places!!!!
Not only are these girls beautiful on the outside, they are even more beautiful on the inside! They have the biggest hearts and love and respect their parents! But even better than that, they have a love for the Lord! Trent and Teresa have done an amazing job raising these girls and I love them all very much. I think Im missing them today, obviously! Well anyway, I hope you enjoyed meeting them!