Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Smell Good Tuesday Giveaway {Holiday Giveaway Day 2}

It is always good to find sellers who put tremendous effort in the materials they use to get a end product you can be proud of purchasing.  Alissia from Flame Candle Company is one of those sellers.  She is new to Etsy, but is finding a niche in the sustainable candles she is making. Here is a little bit about her and her store:

I am a stay-at-home mom. I have one feisty, beautiful, almost-five-year-old daughter. She turns 5 on Christmas day...best Christmas present ever!! I love yoga and am 6 months into a year long yoga teacher training. I am learning so much! I love to garden and arrange flowers. I am passionate about living a holistic lifestyle. I love to cook healthy food and am really into alternative healing methods.

 At any given time, I probably have at least 2 or 3 creative projects going on. I love to take pictures. I would consider myself an amateur, but it's so much fun! I make jewelry, for which I started a website and blog. You can check those out at www.kirajoya.com and www.kirajoya.wordpress.com....they are still in progress.

 I had an idea for making candles and very recently decided to join Etsy and set up a shop. I wanted to make candles that are not going to throw harmful chemicals into the air. I chose to work with palm wax because I found a source of sustainably harvested, non-genetically modified candle wax. I use essential oils to provide the scent. The health benefits of essential oils are vast. Some of the glass jars I am using are recycled...not all, but I use the ones I can. I am not using dyes to color my candles either, so I thought it might be fun to decorate each individual jar...make each one a little craft project.

That's me and my shop in a nutshell. I'm so happy to be on Etsy. I'm grateful to be a part of a community of artisans that work together and help each other. It's been such a short time, but I already feel at home. Hopefully that is a sign of things to come. Thanks Amy for helping me feel welcome!

Doesn't Alissia sound like on AWESOME chick?!

I sure think so, if not only by the fact that she is offering a winners choice on one of her candles!

Here is how to enter:
1. Become a follower of my blog and then go to any of Alissia's sites and come back with a favorite item.
2. Blog about my giveaway week.
3. FB and/or Tweet about my giveaway week
4. Let us hear about your favorite holiday tradition.

Giveaway open until midnight on Nov 30.  And winner will be announced Dec 1, by using random.org.

Good luck to all!  Do not forget to come back each day this week for more giveaway (not Thursday)



Sara Sexton said...

The girly stripe vanilla peppermint is so lovely!

I'm a follower!

Sara Sexton said...

My favorite holiday tradition is buying presents for stockings!

monirose said...

I'm all over this give away! I just passed up buying some yummy scented candles at the store the other day, because well, all the fake stuff they add freaks me out

And her cream&brown Van Peppermint Candle sounds like what we need in our household to get into the holiday spirit :)

Maria said...

i'm a follower! love the peppermint ones!

Maria said...

i love blasting christmas music while we decorate the tree!

Tiffany said...

I'm thinking any of the Vanilla Peppermint ones!!

Tiffany said...

Favorite holiday tradition: we started it last year....the night before christmas we (tony, tessa and i) open up pjs we bought for each other and then wear them to bed and while we open gifts the next morning!!

Kelly O. said...

oooh the brown and cream polkadot vanilla peppermint scented candle looks amazing!

Kelly O. said...

every year for Christmas Eve we go on a horse drawn sleigh ride through the lights in a park where we live

Stephanie C. said...

Follower - Peppermint candy sounds right up my alley!

Stephanie C. said...

On Christmas Eve my Dad's side of the family has always done a big party. Santa (my uncle) and Mrs Claus (my mom) and some elves come by every year to give out gifts. Its always a hit for the kiddies!

Laura said...


I love the brown and cream polkadot vanilla peppermint palm wax jar candle!


The Brandenburgs said...

Follower...They are all so cute! I love the idea of lavender scents around in the evening. Calm everyone before bedtime!

The Brandenburgs said...

FB about giveaway week!

The Brandenburgs said...

Jeff and I started the tradition of opening gifts from and for each other on Christmas Eve after Holland was born. We wanted Christmas morning to be more of a time for the kids and Santa! This way we each have our special time. Now that the kids are growing we allow them each to open one gift on Christmas Eve (we give a couple to choose from). This is a tradition Jeff and I both wished for when we were children!