New Candle Centerpieces Are Here!

Simply Purple Centerpiece is LIVE

I am super excited to announce the Simply Purple centerpiece box went live earlier today! As I mentioned in my post, New Product on Etsy, Simply Purple is the first centerpiece box I am adding to my Etsy shop. It is also the first box in my spring décor line. I love the simplicity and elegance of this centerpiece. The Simply Purple centerpiece comes with a bouquet of purple and white flowers, a vase with clear gems for filler, and two tealight candles. It is the perfect touch of color for any room in your home. Put it on your dining room table or on a coffee table in the living room. Even arrange this centerpiece on your guest bedroom nightstand!

Simply Purple Centerpiece

And, as I promised, get 15% off when you order any centerpiece box in February! Just use the offer code, THESOJOURNERSJOURNEY, to claim your coupon. This coupon is exclusively for my fellow journeyers! Remember, I only add one of each individual centerpiece, so get yours before they’re gone! Click on the link to be taken directly to CowgirlCreations97.

Happy Journeys!

Shayne

New on Etsy!

What’s new on CowgirlCreations?

I’m am super excited to announce that I am adding a candle centerpiece boxes to CowgirlCreations! Centerpiece boxes come in three sizes small (10”x7”x3”), medium (12”x10”x4”), and large (16”x12”x6”). The small box is GOING LIVE on February 1, 2021, and medium and large boxes are COMING SOON.

Centerpiece Boxes

These centerpieces have been created for busy women who love candles and farmhouse décor. The boxes come with everything you need to create a beautiful centerpiece for the dining room table, coffee table, or any surface that needs a splash of color! Assembling the centerpiece only takes a few minutes. A little arranging to fit your space and DONE! The spring collection is simple and elegant. Think purples, soft yellows, and, of course, candles! There will only be one of each box available, so make sure to get yours before they are sold out! Restock requests are available but are not guaranteed to be filled due to limited supplies on hand. Click on the link to be taken to CowgirlCreations. Keep checking in on the Candle category for an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT open only to my fellow Journeyers! Or get updates sent directly to your inbox by subscribing to The Sojourner’s Journey!

Happy Journeys,

Shayne

Simply Purple Centerpiece

Introduction to Candles

I mention in my About Me article that I am a CANDLE SNOB. This is the story of how I became one! I started making candles in 2017. My college roommate and I loved burning candles to the point I needed a separate budget category dedicated to candles! So, I started looking into making candles and selling them on the side to create a little extra cash and stop dipping into my college savings. It turns out that I really enjoy the candle making process, and I love to decorate them and create centerpieces. I thought this would just be something I would do during college and then get a real job after graduating and just start making them for myself. But it is such a nice break from all of the other stuff I have to do in my life that I have begun to turn it into a viable side hustle. I don’t need it to replace my full-time job; I just want to give others the same enjoyment I get out of burning candles while at the same time not going broke making them! I am always looking for ways to keep my candles affordable because some of the candles you see on the store shelves and online are ridiculously expensive! And that is how CowgirlCreations was born.

All About my Candles and Soap

Christmas Hearth was a huge Christmas hit!
Amaretto Eggnog 16 Oz Candle
Moon Lake Musk is one of my favorite scents

I use soy wax for my candles because I like how it burns, and it is naturally derived from soybeans. Most of the fragrances I use are blends of essential oils, but a few aren’t. I have made a few candles with aromatherapy benefits, but I have mostly focused on fall and winter/Christmas scents. And I make centerpieces, as well. I would love to get into wedding and event decorating, but I haven’t had the time to pursue that yet. I also make soap. I started out using melt and pour bases (which I consider cheating because the soap part of the soap is already made for you, but it was a great place to start!). Now I am experimenting with formulating my own soaps. Again, as with the candles, I stick with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, shea butter, and olive oil and ingredients like sugar and honey for additives. I don’t have any of these listed yet, as they take 4-6 weeks to cure, and I am still tweaking a few things!

I love the freedom and creative outlet of making candles and soap. It is an excellent way to relax and enjoy a break while still feeling like I am being productive. And it has been another way for me to save a little money, which is always a bonus! Don’t forget to check out my Etsy page at cowgirlcreations97.etsy.com! Keep checking back for more on my candle-making journey.

Happy Journeys!

Shayne