One of my absolute favorite parts about being a blogger is the opportunity to meet so many other creatives that live near me. One day as I was snooping around a friend's linen closet, I came across an amazing candle made by a local company here in Phoenix. When I picked up the gorgeous ceramic container and smelled what was inside, I knew Standard Wax was a business I needed to get to know ASAP!
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to sit down with Samantha, one the founders of Standard Wax and talk about their amazing candles. I was amused to learn that the first attempts at selling their candles failed miserably. However, like all great companies, through trial, error and lots of hard work Standard Wax developed some of the most amazing candles I've ever smelled. When I asked Samantha what her favorite part about owning a small business was, her answer was my favorite thing ever! She told me it's the sense of community it brings and the opportunity to get to know other creatives and business that she otherwise might not have had the opportunity to meet.
Isn't she just the greatest?!
Made of high quality soy wax and oils these candles are a must-have for your home. I will admit, I am super picky about smells, but I could burn these all day! Each ceramic container is hand made, and not one is the same. What's wonderful about the ceramic containers is they are made to be re-used even after the candle is burned down. They make gorgeous planters, pen and pencil holders, or whatever else your heart desires!
Now for the GIVEAWAY! With Mother's Day just around the corner, many of us have a difficult time deciding what to get for our wonderful moms. I am no exception. However, I do know that my Mom (along with pretty much all women) loves two things: stuff that smells good and being pampered.
I've teamed up with Standard Wax for a wonderful Mother's Day Giveaway! We are giving away a two candle Standard Wax Gift set and two Lush Cosemetics Bath Bombs.
TO ENTER: Comment on the Giveaway Photo on my Instagram tagging three friends and follow @standardwax. For extra entries you can re-post the photo on your own Instagram account - be sure to tag @_thingswefancy and let me know if you are private, otherwise I won't be able to see it.
The winner will be announced Sunday, May 4th at noon. Good Luck to everyone!