Saturday, July 25, 2009

48 for Larry Radiothon and Silent Auction

we have donated a few items to help raise funds for Larry. We all have had our fair share of hard times, and I believe we are a group of people that can do what we can. If you don't bid on items at least donate $5.00 to help Larry and his family. The Following is his story with links to BlockHead radio.

48 for Larry
Larry Hamm over at Chelsea Lynn Designs on Artfire is a friend of many in the world of handmade, he is also the voice of The Crazy Train on Blockhead Radio. Larry has a fantastic wife Janet, and an 8 year old son Jacob who live with him in Lansing, NC deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Larry is a friend to everyone and just an all around swell guy. He is most definitely the "shirt off your back" kind of friend. Right now, all of Larry´s friends and Blockhead Radio are teaming up to help him out in a tough time.

Larry is a disabled diabetic who currently has lost his health insurance. His medication alone monthly is over $2,000. Larry is not receiving disability, he has not been approved yet. His wife is the only source of income and she doesn´t make enough to cover his medications. Larry´s doctors have given him an outlook of only 18 months to live if he doesn´t receive a $17,000 gastric bypass surgery as soon as possible. Larry and his family need all the help from their family and friends they can get! Jacob and Janet need Larry to hang around here with them as long as he possibly can! All of his friends surely want Larry to stick around too!

48 for Larry main page

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Tart or Tort?

That's the age old question about the wax tarts. My mom calles them Scent chips. We are not sure what to call them but they are wonderful for setting a nice feeling. So I decided to show what my Tarts/Torts/Scent Chips look like.
The one pictured to the left is Gardenia and that's the natural color of the palm wax. The slight color is from the anointing Oils we use. Yes we do use Scents as well abs the natural anointing oils. I had a bunch of Halloween treat bag's left over from my kids class room partys last year so I decided to Use those up. Made intreasting conversations at Freedom Hill Trade Days!
For this Melting dimistration I decided to go with a red tart that is scented with rain (so good!). I just love how this wax takes the colors they come out so vibrant, plus that crystal look is really neet in my own opinion! Each Bag is weighed to 6 ounces, which could mean quite a bit of our tarts for $5.00 a bag. Good deal? We would like to think so!
For this melting demo I am useing a ceramic oil warmer you can use an electric one, or even the soapstone ones we have in our online shop. Mmm that red is scrumptious! So to the left I have the rain scented wax cube in my ceramic oil warmer which rakes a tea light inside. Not sure if you can see the crystal look to well in this picture.
Once I lit the tea light it only took about 5 minuets for the wax to melt. this palm wax has a high heat rate and we find that it holds the scent/oils very well. The Scent will weakend within time and becuse of this we pour them as they are orderd. We try not to have too much in actual candle or Tart form. We know how much you all love strong smelling scents and doing it this way has given our customers what they want! Stron smelling candles and tarts!
So this is what it looks like about 5 minuets into the warming phase. It reminds me of some sort of horror movie where something is sinking in a vat of blood lol. (Yes willow has lost her mind, I mean my mind ;) )
At this point the scent is really strong as it is being released and its not mealted all the way. This expermint was done in our kitchen. My hubby could smell it at this phase about 10 feet away. The cealing fans and ac didnt help the kitchen table is under the ac vents and in the living room is big cealing fan that we have on high all year round. Our home isnt made for scent traveling which helps in the kitchen when i make these little lovelies.
The Pic to the left is just about 2 minuets later now its starting to mealt faster. Mealt baby mealt was all I could say at this point lol.

With it finnally mealted in about 8 minuets within 10 it was starting to spread into at least 3 rooms. Kitchen, Dinning where it was sitiing, and the edge of the living room. At this point all Ii really could think of was what a nice pool of blood, I mean wax! I had to use the flash for this visual.
So thats our tarts in a nutshell They arnt the dancy big rings or anything just squars of solid wax with your choice of color and aroma. These will be up on our main site in a few days but feel free to request a custom order! We do gladely take those!
Right pic is when the wax cools off and rehardens which takes about 20 minuets in about 2 hours you can pop it out. One tart is good for hours of heating or up to 3-4 2 hour heating intervils before the scent is totally gone. I usually let it mealt and add in a few drops of oil to re perfume it up. You can get oils from us as well. In this pic you can really see the crystalization process of the palm wax.

Did i mention we also give out a free tart with every order?

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July's Give away!

The Sacred Oak's Give away!
This Giveaway has Ended!
I know we started late for this month but Here is our Give away!
1 Bar of Coffee Supreme Soap
We know it came out interesting almost like brownies but don't let that fool you!
This is coffee soap and we sold all but one bar when we went to Freedom Hill Trade Days.

How to enter: Must visit one of our 3 sites and find your favorite thing we offer.
Reply to this post with the link and Why you Like that item (that's the hard part!)
That's it and you can reply more then once! This entree will end on July 31st names will be drawn that night and winner announced on August first. Please leave away we can contact you!
Good Luck to all!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 4th Weekend!

We will be at Freedom Hill Trade Days! This event happens on the first Saturday of every month. Since we didn't do to well in Nac. we decided to try again but at a different location. They have all sorts of activities going on!
Motor Cycle show (mmm me love a good bike!)
Face Painting (who doesn't like to have stuff painted on them!)
Live Music (lets dance!)
Rides for the kids
Vendors of all venues
and lots more!

We are excited to be part of a lively Site and we do hope this will be one great day for all of us!

Now onto other news!
Just in we have got ourselves a real domain name! Woot! We now have a shopping system that will allow us to add our inventory and allow you to shop with ease!

We also have some fantastic news! We will be caring Alchemy Gothic handmade pewter wears and other items! There steam punk collection is very interesting as well as there T-shirts! We are excited to be able to offer there wares! One should see there items on our site in a week or two!

Google check out instructions!!! If you use google checkout please read this!
We do accept google checkout, here is how to do it on our site until we can get the cart to work properly:
Sign up and fill in your important info to your account.
Go through and add the items you wish to have to your cart.
At checkout click Money Order then immediately e-mail us
and ask us to send you a google check out invoice. We will then mark your order as paid once payment is received.
Why do you need to mark money order? So that the system can update actual item count and keep everything updated for other buyers.