Friday, October 22, 2010
hey guys :o) SP here again! Friday’s are generally reserved for FOOD or HYBRID posts…and I guess i’m kinda combining the two today, lol! You might know that we just released a new CONFECTION COLLECTION at the Shoppe…and I’d thought I’d show you that you can easily use it for more than just confections and treats! They certainly work perfectly for just about any kind of treat or candy you can think of…but they can do so much more, too!
So…I am a SCENT person – I LOOOOOVE things that smell good! Well, that smell good to me, at least, lol! We’re all different when it comes to that. Personally – I am not a fan of flowery or perfumey scents (they tend to give me a headache), but LOVE anything that smells like FOOD, lol! In the shower…I use food scented soaps and gels and shampoos (TMI? lol)…thank Goodness the smell doesn’t linger too long as I’m not sure anyone wants to leave the house smelling like candy corn, lol – but I like it when I’m in the shower! And, when it comes to candles – it’s always a food scent for me…especially love anything that makes my house smell like I just baked fresh cookies :o) Alright – I’m getting a little off topic here (and a little hungry, too lol)…so back to the subject at hand :o)
Our confection collections (we have them for just about every holiday/season) are super versatile! Just about all of them inclue tags (generally round and ‘luggage’ style)…and they are truly the most versatile of all! As you can see in the photo above, I worked with them in different ways! I really enjoy giving gifts that are not wrapped (hey, why not save the trees and some money at the same time? lol) in paper or bags (though, obviously…there are times when that is necessary…but even then – our tags are the perfect to/from or gift tag). But, just because you do not fully wrap something, doesn’t mean that it can’t look pretty and special and personalized. Our tags are basically ready-to-print. Some will offer space for text – and you can either add that in your graphics program…or just handwrite it after printing!
Alright…so, back to my love for food smells in the shower, lol! PHILOSOPHY’S I Love Candy Corn is one of my favorite shower gels to use! I try to stock up on it when I can as I know that after the fall/autumn season – I won’t be able to find it again, lol! What’s funny is that I cannot stand ‘real’ candy corn…but YUM on the gel :o) Anyway, the gel is a fun gift to give during the fall and at Thanksgiving…and you can make it super cute just by tying a ribbon the bottle…along with a gift tag! Of course, you could take it one step further and put it in a gift basket along with some real candy corn, or anything else you can think of!
And candles…I do not know of many who do not like a nice candle or some sort of candle product. Personally, I do not ‘burn’ candles…but I use these candle lamps (I have several of the ‘signature’ style in both black and bronze – love ‘em…and I give them as gifts all the time, too). They melt the wax inside of a jar candle and provide a beautiful little lamp glow (not to mention, the candle and the scent lasts longer…and I do not have to worry about a flame)! So, I guess if you were putting together a huge (and expensive) gift…you could always go for a candle lamp along with a large, jar candle! I generally opt for Yankee Candle brand and love their Christmas Cookie (year round, lol), Cinnamon Buns and Vanilla Cupcake scents the most! My mom’s favorite is Sage and Citrus…and my hubby prefers Pineapple Cilantro (weird combination, huh? but it works, lol) in his office. Alright…so it’s more like I insist that I put some of the electric plug-ins in his office and so he has to choose a scent (or I will go with Vanilla cupcake, lol)…so that’s what he opts for…and doesn’t grumble about it too much…which to me, translates to I LIKE IT, lolol! Anyway – again…just like with the shower gel – simply tie a pretty ribbon around the jar candle and add a tag. This would also be a great housewarming or friend gift, anytime of year!
Of course, you can also get the adorable little TARTS from Yankee Candle! And…our round tags are PERFECT for these – you literally just cut out a round tag and adhere it to the top of the tart! So, if you need to get inexpensive gifts for co-workers or teachers, etc…how great is this? Just purchase a bunch of the tarts and personalize them with a round tag. It really does not get any easier! And, while I was working on the confection collection this past week…I also discovered that the tarts fit perfectly into our new Matchbook Treat Wrappers (included in the Falloween Confection Collection). They are also super simple to put together – you’ll just want to secure the tart to the bottom of the wrapper with your favorite adhesive (so it doesn’t slip out)! And another fun idea…if you need a ‘larger’ gift – you could always buy an adorable tart warmer (that’s how you melt the tarts, lol) along with a handful of tarts for a gift basket. Coordinate the tags and other items from the collection to make a truly custom and personalized gift :o)
So really, I just wanted to get you thinking ‘out of the box’ when it comes to some of these fun products! There is so much you can do beyond treats and these are just a couple of ideas! You could adapt them to just about any gift you could ever want to give :o) So have fun being CREATIVE…and GIVING (two of my favorite things to do!)!
Finally…I thought I’d show you the new confection collection as well as the other two new products we just added to the Shoppe! Since I’m not going into a lot of detail about them here…be sure to view the huge NEWSLETTER for lots of pics and information :o) And, keep in mind that these new products are on sale until October 25th!
Alright, girls – that’s it for today :o) I hope you all have a beautiful and blessed weekend! We’ll see you back here on Monday with our next LOTW!