Candlelit Dinner

With Andrew’s crazy busy schedule it is hard for us to find time together. Tonight I realized that if I put the kids to bed early, we can have a nice dinner together when Andrew gets home from his praise team practice. (Although he was bummed that they were sleeping when he got home.)

I cooked up his favorite dinner and we had a candlelit meal. So sweet! I love candles and am constantly finding myself drawn to them. They are so colorful, wonderful smelling and add so much to the atmosphere of the room.

So sweet with the hearts! ~From Crafty Clementine

Such soft, pretty colors ~From Caribbean Scents

I can't imagine actually burning these! ~From Forest Candle Studio

Love These! ~From Floral Accents

I am definitely ready for summer with these bright color. ~From Fragrant Cellar


Cheri’s Pickin’s – Chicken Scratch

Hello and welcome to this edition of Cheri’s Pickin’s where I, your wonderful host, introduce you to some fabulous sellers and their wonderful goodies! There are so many fabulous sellers on etsy and all over the web and I am going to help you find some of them. I have asked each seller to give me a little info on themselves and their shop and at the end you will find out how you can win a free item! So, without further delay…. here is this weeks pickin’!

(If you are a seller on or off etsy please let me know if you would like to be featured in my blog!)

My name’s Beth Merriman & I’m the owner of Chicken Scratch.  I know it’s an odd name for a shop – a while back, a prospective customer asked me what the name of my shop was (which I hadn’t actually listed on etsy yet) and that was the first thing that came to mind.  My grandfather always called my sister and I “chickie” when we were little; and I needed to make some scratch (cash) quickly.  Plus, of course, my candles are made from scratch.  I listed my shop on Etsy the next day.

I’m 30-something, single, living in San Diego, CA with a cat and a roomie.  The roomie works days, and I work nights, so my craftiness doesn’t infringe (much) on her life.  She’s been a good promoter, handing out business cards and talking me up whenever she can.  I work in backstage theatre as a dresser – some of my best customers are the actors and crew, who are always looking for opening night presents or something to send home to their loved ones.

Massage candles burn like beeswax candles, but the melted wax can be used as massage oil.  They make great little gifts, and you can pop them into your suitcase and really spoil yourself on vacation.  And, of course, if your romantic partner needs a hint, you can leave one on their pillow and see what happens next! My candles are vegan, meaning no animal products are used.  The soy wax melts at a lower temperature than beeswax, so it won’t burn you, and the shea butter just melts into your skin.  I’m always trying out new scents, and I’m open to customer requests.

Congratulations Teresa for winning a massage candle from Chicken Scratch. Thanks again Beth!

To enter:

  • go and look at Chicken Scratch
  • choose your favorite item (scent)
  • leave a comment here with your pick
  • don’t forget your e-mail address so I can contact you

The winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck to you all! Please, only one entry per person to make it fair. I will announce the winner Friday morning! If winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.