Life of a Candle Maker

Are You Burning Candles Properly?

Are You Burning Candles Properly?

Check out these tips on how to properly burn a candle.   Candle Burning Tips 1. Always burn your candle till the container has a wax pool of ¼ to ½ inches in height. Let your candle burn so that melted wax reaches all sides of the container. This will allow the wick to be properly fueled by the wax and prevent you from wasting any wax. If you do not burn your candle for long enough the first time you light it, you will create a “life ring.” See candles have a memory of sorts. The first time you light...

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Why You Should Stop Buying Yankee Candles!!

Why You Should Stop Buying Yankee Candles!!

Candles are believed to have existed since the ancient Egyptian times, when they would stick the pithy core of reeds in animal fat. Fortunately, candles have come a long way since then. Unfortunately, most of the candles sold in America today are bad for your health. Here's a look at the issue with paraffin wax and the better options out there.   Are soy wax candles better than your current candle? 100 percent yes. Soy wax is a better alternative to most of what is currently sold. Your Yankee Candles of the world still rely on Paraffin wax, which throws scent...

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A Hearty Sunday Evening Stew - November 12, 2017

A Hearty Sunday Evening Stew - November 12, 2017

This Sunday my father and I did a little cooking while watching football and relaxing with a couple brews. Hope you enjoy! Tuscan Vegetable Stew Total time: ~35 minutes Level: Easy Yield: 12 servings   Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) of low sodium cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces) of kidney beans, drain and rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4 carrots, diced 4 stalks celery 2 small zucchinis, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves 4 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 64...

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Apple Picking in Massachusetts - October 7th, 2017

Apple Picking in Massachusetts - October 7th, 2017

I went apple picking with my dog and my friend Megan today. We stopped at one farm first and she wasn’t pleased, said sorry the trees aren’t tall enough.  Sadly, I agreed. So, we decide to drive 30 minutes away from where I live to where she lives in Sturbridge. Just north from there we found a nice place called Hyland Orchard and Brewery. She’s been there before and was raving about the delicious Macintosh apples but I wanted to go for the disc golf and beer. Guess which one of us got our wish.  So, we show up to...

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