Announcing our new Peony Candle for Spring 2013!

Each spring the earth comes alive again, blossoms and green abound. To celebrate the season of renewal, we’re thrilled about our newest releases. First up is our new Peony candle, inspired by my favorite flower.

Timeless, lush & creamy peony petals, green stems & wildflowers, Indiana’s state flower takes center stage, with notes inspired by the lush blooms of a perennial favorite. Cultivated in Asia for thousands of years, prized for its vivid beauty and warm floral scent, the peony is regarded as a symbol of happiness and prosperity. In the Middle Ages, Peony seeds were swallowed whole to ward off bad dreams and the flower is still used today in alternative medicine. Awaken your inner healer and allow the spacious aroma of freshly cut peony to soothe the senses.

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Bringing good habits into 2013

Image courtesy of DesignSponge

We have been thinking a lot about our New Year’s Resolutions, as we mentioned last week, and have been focusing on incorporating good habits into our daily routines in the new year. One idea we loved came courtesy of one of our favorite blogs, Design*Sponge: meditation.

Have you ever tried it? Admittedly it’s difficult to find the time as a mother and an entrepreneur, but the benefits might outweigh any temporary inconvenience. Amy Azzarito had some helpful thoughts for creating a meditation space at home, and was even kind enough to include our very own Hearth candle into the inspiration board!

Of course, you don’t need to buy anything to start a mediation practice. But it can be helpful to have a space dedicated to meditation when you’re trying to quiet your mind. Creating a meditation space is about tapping into what centers you, so it should be completely personal. If you do decide you want to create a meditation space, check out the blog post for a few starters!

New Years Rulin’s & Resolutions

Woody Guthrie's New Years Rulin's, 1941; Image courtesy of mnn.com

This time of year is big on introspection. I like to spend time thinking about the past year focusing on the highlights and, without being too hard on myself, thinking about where there was room for improvement and allowing that to inform my New Years Resolutions.

While coming up with a list of my own, I stumbled across this charming New Years Rulin’s list from 1941 written by American folk legend Woody Guthrie. I loved reading through his full list on a great blog called Lists of Note, which you can check out here.

The results of my own brainstorming session lack illustration, but I think they will carry me into 2013 with motivation, great to keep in mind both professionally and personally. Would you like to hear them?

My 2013 Resolutions are:

Be Healthy

Be Optimistic

Stay Focused

Remember What’s Important!

Happy New Year to all of you, our wonderful supporters. We love and appreciate each and every one of you. Stay tuned for big things in 2013!