Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Soy Mason Jar Candles Make Me Think of Summer’s End.

What do you think of when you see a Mason canning jar? When I was young I remember my Mom canning pickles, green beans, and apple sauce. She would water bath them. I loved to hear the lids go “pop” which I knew was a good thing! When I got married and started canning I had a pressure canner. I also had a larger family than my Mom so I used quart Mason jars instead of the pint size that Mom usually used. Like my Mom, I canned pickles, green beans and applesauce along with peaches and a few times some deer meat. Now our family of seven is once again just the two of us and I do not can very often. And now the Mason jars have a new memory for me…Papa is using Mason jars for some delicious smelling scented soy candles. Already they are my favorite!

I love making memories and no matter how old you get, every day is another day to make a memory. Let’s see….today he is making Pumpkin all natural soy candles and it already smells wonderful around here! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Apple Orchards and Soy Candles Precious Memories.

As a child growing up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State, late summer and early fall was my favorite time of the year. Going shopping for school supplies and new clothes, leaves turning colors, candles burning and crickets chirping. My favorite part of fall was driving down the road to the apple orchard and watching my parents choose a couple bushels of apples. My brother and I got to eat one on the way home. I remember the delicious aroma of the Macintosh apples. That is why I like to burn our Macintosh soy candle. It smells like the pungent scents of the apples in that orchard. And our soy candles are just as safe and chemical free as the apples were in those days. Everything was pretty much organic then. And remember our 100% soy candles burn clean right down to the bottom!

                                                                                                                                                               Papa’s wife