Hot, Sluggish, and Busy

It’s been hot the last couple of days and I’ve been working during the cooler mornings and trying to keep cool during the hotter part of the day. So this morning we’ve been working on stocking our new shelf (which we will be announcing more formally soon) and preparing to move our items out of our showcase (just feeling like people need to be able to touch and smell our candles).

The heat has been making all of us a little sluggish at Castle de Mayo but being eight months pregnant in the heat brings heat to a whole different level. Whew! So we’ve been doing the freeze pop thing and not doing any serious oven cooking (we give our oven a daily workout over here). We made a huge bowls of salad, Mac and tuna salad, and we shucked some corn. I think I could eat like this all summer. The hardest part is keeping things up with the little ones. Boy they can wear down your energy. So it’s coffee to the rescue (iced, of course).

Right now, at 3:00pm, we’re a little cooler in the A/C but I just hate having to turn it on before it’s officially summer. So much for opening the windows and enjoying the cool spring breeze.

Now that baby girl is sleeping (thank you, Cayla – my 12 year old daughter), I’m going to get a few more things done. Boy, to be able to sleep right now. Baby girl doesn’t know how good life is right now.


Off to finish these cute little grubby almond cookie tarts for the shelf. Here’s a sneak peek.


Until next time.


Tin Can Candle Burlap Decorated Vintage Style Banana Pudding Candle 16oz

by everythingdawn (13.99 USD)

Share…Like…Win Drawing – Enter to Win

We’ve been very excited about all of the likes we’ve been getting on our Facebook page. It’s been amazing how many fans we’ve acquired since we decided to start using our page. We’re very thankful for each of you.

This week, I’d like to giveaway a small gift bag of scented goodies to the winner of our Share, Like, Win drawing. This gift bag will have a number of handmade, triple scented goodies in it for the winner’s enjoyment or to give as a gift.

So here’s how to enter. Just “share” our Facebook page with your friends and family. When they “like” us, let us know the name of your referral in the comment section of this blog. The more likes you get us, the more entries for you! Remember that your comments have to be left here to have a valid entry.

So, share our page with a friend. When they “like” us on Facebook, let us know their name right here in the comments section and that’s one entry. Each time you do this it’s one entry. We will announce winners on Friday, May 31.

Remember…sharing is caring (and in this case, you’ll get a free gift bag for it). Happy sharing!

This Week’s Marvelous Monday Winner Is…


The winner of this week’s Marvelous Monday giveaway is… Lisa Craven.

Winners have 48 hours to respond with the required information. Winner must reply to their notification e-mail within 48 hours, or their prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen. Your confirmation email will come from, so if you have strict email filtering, please choose to accept email from address & watch your junk folder just in case.

List of Candle Fragrances We Carry

Frequently, we are asked what candle fragrances we carry. So I figured it would be a good idea to list as many of those fragrances as I can on our blog. Not this fragrance list is not the tell all and end all of fragrances for us, but it will give you a general idea and give you a great selection to start with.

Please remember, that we also take special orders so if there are any fragrances that you would like to see us carry, we are always open to suggestions.

Here is our fragrance list:
Fabulous coconut cake
Blueberry cobbler
Blueberry muffin
Apple pie
Cherry pie
Carrot cake
Vanilla rum cake
Spiced coffee cake
Lavender vanilla
Lemon Lavender
Strawberry melon
Sweet melon
Raspberry lemonade
Caramel apple
Cotton candy
Buttercream berry puffs
Apple Jack and peel
Oatmeal cookie
Chocolate chip cookie
Chocolate fudge brownie
Peanut butter cookie
Extreme vanilla
Red velvet cake
Mango Papaya
Raisin bread
Cinnamon bun
Fresh baked bread
Pecan pie
Lemon pound cake
Lemon meringue pie
Baked banana pudding
Strawberry shortcake
Sugar cookie
Citrus cinnamon clove
Watermelon smoothie
World’s best coffee
Strawberry cheesecake
Apple crisp
Buttercream toffee crunch

Candle Sale Through Thursday

Starting today, our entire booth at Remember When Antiques on Virginia Avenue is marked down 10%. That means you save 10% on everything we have on the shelf! Stop by between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm between today and Thursday and save!

Some things you’ll save on include

Oatmeal cookie tarts
Peanut butter chocolate chunk tarts
Sugar cookie tarts
Chocolate chip cookie tarts
Melon smoothie jars
Blueberry cobbler tarts
Caramel apple crunch tarts
Apple pie candles
Cinnamon bun candles and sliceable tarts
Cinnamon bun Ornies
Pecan pie jars
Strawberry Shortcake candles
Lemon meringue candles
Fabulous cake jars
Buttercream berry puffs
Apple Jack and Peel chunks
And lots more.