It seems like me list of “projects” this first month of 2016 is longer than any year to date! 2016 feels like a year that’s going to bring a lot of exciting opportunities and change; as well as areas to learn and grow. We are in the midst of searching for our very first home, planning a 2nd adventure in Europe, and continuing to settle in Columbia/find community here.
I was lucky to have the chance to test run one of my little side ventures over the Christmas holiday that you may have read about – I opened an Etsy shop to sell candles! The shop was only opened for a week and within 4 days I had sold all of my inventory. Deciding to sell right before Christmas while people are scrambling for gift ideas might have had something to do with the success; but I’m excited to re-open the shop for the winter/spring season and see how things go.
As it turns out, shopping for unique teacup and saucer sets as well as fun coffee mugs and then turning them into beautiful soy candles is something I am REALLY enjoying! I love that they can be used in your kitchen as part of the decor; and I’ve really had fun scenting them with fragrances that remind me of favorite foods – things like cinnamon, chai, lemon, and grapefruit. And it’s an extra bonus that the people who have ordered candles thus far are friends – it’s like I get to send a part of me and my kitchen to them.
The candles are hand-poured soy candles that are made and scented to order. What I love about using soy wax is that it’s natural, bio-degradable, and eco-friendly. This also means that you can reuse the cups to drink out of once all of the wax has burned out. Just simply was the remaining wax residue out with soap and water! If you like to stay up-to-date on all the lovely candle vessels that I find and put in the shop, you can always find a link to the store in the top of the search bar here on the blog. OR you can sign up for Sweet Cayenne e-mail updates to receive a monthly update about what’s in stock and get special discounts for e-mail members! Sign up today via the sign-up bar at the top of the page and I’ll send you a special New Year’s discount of 10% off your entire order. Happy shopping!