Oh friends! It’s been too long! ••• Every week that’s passed since Oliver was born, Kenyon and Michelle have thought about re-opening the store. We miss the smell of curing candles, browsing #bookstagram, and packaging up a little of ourselves to send your way. In short, we miss you! But alas, our lives are full—so full that we haven’t made room for the delicate candle making process! Swipe above for pics to prove it. 😉 - Kenyon is training (long hours) for a promotion at his day job. - Michelle is working on the last chapter of her dissertation. - Oliver is four months old and working hard to demand whatever of our attention remains. - Kilo the Studio Cat spends all of his time and energy avoiding Oliver. ••• And so, with heavy hearts we must say we won’t be open for the holiday. To those who have reached out to encourage us and check on us, we are so grateful! We still owe you the marvelous Sherlock Holmes themed candle in our cupboard and a remake of the lovely London Fog. We can’t wait for next year and the chance to come back! ••• So on this #smallbusinesssaturday we humbly ask: Don’t forget us, fellow Instagrammers. We’re still here.
Introducing: Oliver (our newest non-wax creation) ••• Ten days ago, this ginger-haired bundle made an early debut. We’re tired (see photo 4 for tired faces), but healthy, and eager to introduce Ollie to his new world. The shop’s been closed for a bit, but we’ll open again soon and get our release schedule back in order after our little surprise hospital stay. ••• We miss y’all and can’t wait to jump back in.
Our new candle is inspired by Michelle's all-time favorite literary hero—and a less appreciated (but utterly fabulous) heroine. ••• Which literary figure has inspired you? ••• We've been busy stocking the store in recent days, so head on over using the link in our profile. We'd love to send you something good.
5 pipe tobacco oils. 4 honey fragrances. 3 dye chip combinations. 2 wick sizes. 1 lovely new candle. ••• Oh, and 36 weeks pregnant. ••• The joy and the bane of the candlemaker's existence is getting just the right combination of all the things. We're aiming for a blend of honey, pipe tobacco, and wildflowers (if that wasn't already obvious) and we are pretty sure we just nailed it. ••• We've been dropping hints and giving clues along the way, but to those who have missed the news, this blend is a literary one. And maybe our very favorite yet. 💛 ••• Happy Sunday, dear friends. The complexities of pregnancy have kept us from regular posts, but we're always excited when we get back to connecting with all of you. Cheers!