Country Crafts and Candies is an unbelievable store filled with candles, bath items and decor. Country Crafts and Candies is also VERY generous as you will see when you read about what's being given away. This shop sent me a huge package of goodies to try out including a hot fudge sundae candle, a gooey jar candle, sugar scrub, and 2 bars of soap that look like real pieces of cake.
When I opened the box to these things my kids could not understand that you don't eat these. The gooey jar candle had Hershey pieces on it and if you didn't know it was a candle you would have grabbed a piece and eaten it.
You can even purchase the secret recipe for these candles in her Etsy shop. Make sure you check out that listing!
Ohhhhh and I must tell you that this shop also has LEMON lip gloss. If you have been following me anytime at all you know that I'm crazy about lemon and last night as I was working on this post I had to convo her and tell her to make me a special listing for 3 lemon lip glosses because I am a little addicted to lemon lip gloss.
OK, I could go on for hours and probably even write a book about this shop but let's see what the shop owner has to say:
When did you open you Etsy shop? I opened my Etsy shop a year ago but it was used mainly for me purchasing and shopping which I love to do, but what woman doesn't, LOL I basically did my sales off my .com web site and retail shop. It wasn't until Jan this year that I really started posting my products on my Etsy shop and utilizing it for sales. Since it has brought me much business, and much business through my regular web site as well. My full product line is featured on my .com site as only a portion of my products are listed on etsy.How did you start making these amazing candles? I am a 35 year old loving wife and mother of my 5 year old daughter, Isabella. Bella is our only child; if you do not include our four legged puppy Magee, and our four feathered friends; Chance, Shadow, Blueberry, and Coconut. Bella fills our life with so much love and laughter. She says that one day when she gets older she is going to make candles with me and have her own cupcake business; Princess Cupcakes, because everyone loves cupcakes. Very smart and creative little girl! My business was established in 2003 in the heart of Holmes County Ohio. When I started my business I had been working in Upper Management in the Hospitality Industry working 60 plus hour weeks. Basically I had no life, and wanted more with my little one on the way. I always had a creative side, and enjoyed art in many aspects. I would paint on canvas, draw, crafts, you name it. When I first started my business, it mainly consisted of the decor type items, candies, and a small amount of candles. Of course my creative mind took over, explored, and expanded. Since then I have grown, moved, and now not only sell on the internet, but also retail, wholesale both nationally and internationally, and do fundraisers! As you can tell I love to stay busy, and I enjoy every minute of my hectic but rewarding life! Do you take custom orders? Of course I do custom orders! That's one of the best things about my candles. I hand sculpt my cupcakes, cakes, tarts, etc, and use very few molds. I have over 200 scents available, and can make any of my candles in your color choice and scent! I love coming up with new and exciting items. I love bringing visions to life!
Can you tell us about your Children Bath Products? My children's bath products stemmed off of my daughter asking, "Mommy, can you make soap for me?" Well of course kids love the not so ordinary items. So my daughter helps me test all my children's bath products, and gives me the thumbs up and thumbs down. I know if my daughter loves them, then others little ones will love them. I try to make the children's products appeal to what would make bath time fun for any little one.
Buy It - PLEASE READ: This shop owner is leaving for vacation on Thursday April 29th and will not return until May 10th. They are keeping the shop open for orders but will not be shipping anything out until they get back on May 10th. If you want to order something for Mother's Day (this would make a great gift!) then make sure you place your order before April 29th.
Country Crafts and Candies can customize any order, make special listings for you on Etsy if you need more of one item (this is what I did with the lip gloss) and they can also make a special listing for you if you see something at http://www.countrycraftsncandies.com/ and you prefer to purchase it off the Etsy site.
All shipping prices for this shop are estimates. If the shipping ends up costing less than what you pay she will refund you the amount over. This is not something you would find very often.
Win It - Remember I said how generous this shop owner is? Country Crafts and Candies decided they wanted to giveaway a grand prize and 3 runner up prizes. So that means 4 of my readers will be winning from this shop!
Grand Prize - (1) 4 ounce milk bubble bath scented in sweet milk with a hint of white chocolate. (1) 4 ounce chocolate exfoliating scrub (1) 4 ounce brown sugar scrub, (2) lip butter tubes, choice of chocolate fudge, Lemon Ice,or Raspberry Craze flavor, (6) Blissful Cocoa butter bath truffles, and (2) bars of processed soap in their choice of scent all packaged in a vinyl spa bag with a $20.00 Gift certificate with free shipping, valid for 6 months.
1st Runner Up - 5" mini cream pie in your choice of scent
2nd Runner Up - cookie dough bowl candle
3rd Runner Up - a candle tart box that will contain all sorts of various candle tarts (chocolate bars, mini bread loafs, gooey tarts, chocolate strawberries, and etc.) The tart box will contain about 6 different tart packaged in a bakery box.
This giveaway is open to all my readers including international readers. If you live outside of the US though you will be responsible for paying shipping on the items you win. If you live in the US shipping is FREE.
Country Crafts and Candies has been very generous and as a way of saying thank you would you help me in spreading the word about this giveaway by blogging, Facebook, email or texting? You can gain extra entries by spreading the word!!!
How To Win:
Mandatory Entry (this must be done before you can gain any extra entries) - Visit Country Crafts and Candies and tell me your favorite item in their shop.
**YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOUR THE WINNER.
Extra Entries (must have mandatory entry completed before you can gain extra entries) -
If it says (3) comments you must leave 3 separate comments.
1. Follow my blog - (3) entries
2. Grab my button and leave a link of where I can find it - (5) entries
3. Blog about this giveaway - (5) entries
4. Heart Country Crafts and Candies on Etsy (add as favorite) - (1) entry
5. Enter any of my other giveaways - (1) entry for each giveaway
6. Email 3 friends or co-worker telling them about this giveaway and make sure to give them the link (I'm trusting you on this one) - (3) entry
7. Purchase anything from Country Crafts and Candies and come back letting me know what you purchased - (10) entries
8.Visit http://www.countrycraftsncandies.com/ and tell me either something you learned or tell me your favorite item there - (1) entry
This giveaway will end on May 10, 2010 and is open to all my readers including international readers. If you live outside of the US you will be responsible for the cost of shipping. I will select a winner using a random number generator and I will email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before I select a new winner.