Treasury Tuesday: Princesses Morning

This Treasury Tuesday I’m a little late in the game. We’ve had such busy week getting over all the cooking from Thanksgiving and then straight into prepping the shops for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’m loving all these sales but it’s been super busy trying to keep up!

So today I’m including a sweet treasury that has so many nice things that ladies love. It’s glam and delicate all at the same time. This one was curated by Ausra Zemaitiene and is packed with things that the girly girl in your life will love this holiday. Check out Ausra’s treasury here.

Other gift treasuries:

Walnut Fig Gingerbread Cranberry (Yum!)

Winter Wonderland

Love Chocolate


Treasury Tuesday -Something in the Winter Air

Today’s treasury I’d like to share is called “Something in the Winter Air.” It’s right here.  I have to be honest, I pretty much favorited every single item in this treasury. It’s cheerful and it actually made me feel that sense of Christmas is coming. Love this one. Check it out for yourself. These treasuries are cool ideas for decor and Christmas gifts.

Another is my own Cookies for Santa treasury. I’ve just finished my own cookies for Santa candle set, and I thought this treasury was a great way to express that theme. Let me know what you think of it. Oh! And check out my own cookies for Santa candle set right here.

Christmas Candles and Wax Tarts Cookies for Santa in Oatmeal Cookie Candle Melts and Buttercream Candle

Cookies for Santa on Etsy

When You Can’t Do Everything

I’ve been mixing away Christmas candles for an upcoming Christmas Open House an a local antique mall where we’ve been renting a booth. I wanted to have a ice snow theme with the pale blues, silver and creams but the theme isn’t really working in the scope of what I’m creating to place on the booth. So, of course, I’m changing the theme altogether. Needless to say, this is taking a lot more work than I originally anticipated. Instead of blues and creams I’m looking at reds, whites, and greens, you know, the traditional Christmas colors. Man I wanted to do something different!

Rather than beat myself up, I figure I’ll just keep pressing on with this traditional thing and grab some baskets to make this thing as Christmasy as I can. So now tonight my 15 year old is making dinner (a baked fish dinner might I add) and I’m going to be engrossed in candle making to get these wonderful shelves stocked for the open house.

Meanwhile, I had to decline a different event happening tomorrow at an almost local elementary school. I hated to do it and I really tried to squeeze it in but it was just too difficult to do both. Alongside the matter of having already paid for the booth and needing to get my money’s worth this month, I sadly declined the elementary school. Sometimes it’s hard to face that fact that I can’t do everything.

On a brighter note, I was able to donate quite a few items to the school that I shipped off this morning. I packaged up a cherry pie candle, a pumpkin pie candle, cinnamon stick wax tarts, an apple pie candle, a buttered rum jar candle, and a couple of other freshly made items and placed them in a medium sized priority box. I was relieved to see them picked up by the postal carrier. I feel a little better now. I think a donation beats not being there, doesn’t it?

Well, that’s my day! Please, if you have a moment, please sign up for the giveaway we’re doing over on our Facebook page. It’s filled with Everything Dawn Christmas candles: cupcake candles, ornaments, and the other good smells!

Marvelous Monday, Veterans Day and Another Giveaway!

It’s Marvelous Monday, Veterans Day, and time for another Everything Dawn Bakery Candle Treats giveaway. I know it’s really soon but with the holiday coming up, we thought it would be nice for some random person to have a little something hanging around to smell really good. So why not give something away?!

Anywho, there are four ways you can enter this drawing but all initial entries have to go through our Facebook page.: The ways to inter include using Facebook, Twitter and this Bakery Shmakery Blog. I know that’s a lot but I wanted to add a good variety of ways people can enter this time. So you can simply choose to enter one way, use the others, or you can opt to enter by using all four entry methods! You can enter daily and time you do one of the activities, it counts as an entry. This contest ends on December 2, 2013 and the winner will be randomly (and automatically) selected and then announced on our Facebook Giveaway Tab.

Rules of the contest:

Random entry selected. Contest is only valid within the continental United States. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook or Twitter.
a) By participating in an Everything Dawn Online competition or giveaway, you fully agree and accept the Everything Dawn Standard Twitter Giveaway Terms and Conditions as well as the individual terms and conditions of the specific competition.
c) All prizes are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
d) No cash alternative will be offered for any prizes.
e) Prizes can only be delivered to a valid U.S. address.
g) The prize draw decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The prize for this giveaway is a handmade Cupcakes and Gingerbread Gift Basket that includes:

  • 4 oz Cinnamon Clove Room Spray
  • 1 Apple Pie Scented Christmas Hot Pad
  • 1 Gingerbread Scented Ornament
  • 1 Christmas Spice Cupcake Candle
  • 1 Gingerbread Cupcake Candle

These items all have a fabulous scent and each are available in our online stores at as well as our Etsy store. So head over to our Facebook page to enter for a chance to win each of these great scented items in a basket!

Also, to my blogger pals, if you want to add an extra 10 entries for the basket, embed this code on your site:

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On a separate note, I want to extend a personal thanks for all of the brave men and women who have fought for our country so that we can have the freedoms that we do. Our family is very grateful and, having love ones who have served as well as those who are presently serving, we are beyond words in our appreciation of the sacrifices that have been made for us. Happy Veterans Day!

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Marvelous Monday Finds and $10 Off

It’s Marvelous Monday, the day that I share some marvelous finds I’ve come across as well as share this week’s special you’ll be able to take advantage of for a limited time. So anyway, let me tell you about some nice things I’ve run across.

If you’re a bit tired of the same old Vista Print templates and you’d like something a little edgy and unique for your business branding, KayleeBugDesign is your place. She has great looking business card templates that can be instantly downloaded and easily printed either on your own heavy cardstock (provided you have a great printer that will take such paper) or printed at your local FedEx or UPS type small business store. They’re affordable, cute, and you can even have them custom made!  One thing – she sends them to you as a PSD (Photoshop) file so you’d have to have Photoshop (or compatible) software to manipulate the file. Visit Megan at KayleeBugDesign to pick out a fresh template to make you stand out from the regular Vista Print crowd (wink wink).


Etsy Artisan, KayleeBugDesigns, creates attractive and professional business card templates.

Another cute find is this Red Elf Pointed Wook Hat, Bulky Chunky Wook Elfish Kid Knit Hat Hood and Shawl by Solandia. I love this hat because it’s cute and it looks like the coziest hat for a child to wear! It has a sweet little attached scarf and a pointed little elf-like top. This is a sweet little hat that I’d easily get for my 22 month old.

That brings me to this week’s special. Our autumn Facebook drawing will end this Friday (four more days to enter, Folks), and the girls and I have been getting Christmas candles in gear. So this week only, we’re offering $10 off a $50 purchase. So head over to our Etsy shop to buy some deliciously scented bakery candles and enter 10OFF50 in your cart to save $10 off your purchase of $50 or more. This offer is exclusively for you but please feel free to share it with a friend.

Wax Tarts Cinnamon Clove

Christmas Candle Scented wax tarts in cinnamon clove

November First Already???

It’s the first of November! Can you believe it because I sure can’t. I mean it’s the sure sign that Christmas is really coming. As a store owner, I’m going nuts just thinking about it. Ideally, I would have my booths decorated, have the online shops all donned in holiday trimmings, have every booth and online store stocked, and be sipping on some cider in relax mode by now. NOT! I’m still looking in my messy craft room at all of the projects I was supposed to have finished by now!

So now my house smells like Christmas. I’m making gingerbread, cinnamon, orange spice, and some blue spruce candles, all of which are really nice when blended together. It’s only right to add some Michael Buble Christmas tunes. I’m big on the old Christmas music, Bing Crosby, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne‘s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” My all time favorite Christmas music; however, is the choir music in celebration of Christ’s birth but I listen to that year round. There’s something about Christmas music that warms you inside. I need that warmth to get these projects a going, and it IS beginning feel a lot like Christmas in here.

There are at least ten new projects I have to get started on. I guess the plan is to take it one project at a time and get them up as I do them to keep from becoming overwhelmed and entering into complete shut down mode. In between, maybe I’ll get that cider and start to fix up my messy craft room. How do you deal with feeling overwhelmed during the holidays?

Christmas Candle Wax Tarts

Christmas Candle Wax Tarts