Pretty, Pretty Pine Cones ‘n Pumpkins

September 27th, 2011

Everything’s coming up autumn! And guess what we have for you: gorgeous fall favors that will impress your wedding guests. Check out these reader’s faves:

Pretty pine, with a scent that's divine. Click the pic for more info.

Falling For You Scented Pine Cone Candle

Purchased in sets of four, this autumn favor looks SO real…and smells SO good. (Mmmm!)

This pretty wedding or party favor is a huge hit among our readers. We’re not surprised — the scent really is authentic and the candles make for a beautiful presentation on your wedding reception tables.

It’s boxed in a gorgeous presentation, too.

Each candle measures approximately 2-1/2″ high x 1-3/4″ in diameter. These are perfect for place settings to happily surprise your guests. Click the pic to find out how you can get yours (and what savings you’ll see on quantity purchases). Divine!

Pumpkin Patch Brownie Favor Pop

Aren’t these beautiful? And they taste as good as they look. Our Brownie Pop favors have been huge since we introduced them.

Guess what's growing in the pumpkin patch -- brownie pops! Click for info.

So what’s so special about our Pumpkin Patch brownie pops? For one thing…a bounty of choices! Choose from five pretty ribbon styles: white, ivory, white with gold trim, white with silver trim or ivory with gold trim. White or orange backgrounds are available.

You can also either have the brownie on a stick as a pop, or without a stick so you can arrange these easily in centerpieces or favors (see the pic at right for one pretty idea).

Thanks again for voting in your faves and keep contacting us…we love to hear from you!

Our Travel Caddy: We’re Feeling the Love

September 23rd, 2011

Our Cruise Travel Accessories Contest in July was great fun to put together, and even more rewarding when we chose a winner. Over at, we’re always working on creating new contests to keep spreading the love to our readers.

Good clean travel fun.

So we were happy to see we got some kudos from another website this week! (Yay us!) Thanks, who mentioned our Cruise Shower Caddy.

We choose all our items carefully and are discerning in what we recommend. We will only offer you items we ourselves would be glad to own. And then there are the items I create myself when I see a need. The Cruise Shower Caddy was one of those, so I can’t help but feel just a little bit proud of how successful it has become.

Thank you, Aaron, and we hope to get a chance to mention you in the future here on

In the meantime, happy traveling to our readers, and please keep giving us your input on what works for you, and what you’d love to see, so we can continue to offer you the very best!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 19th, 2011

Pretty -- and aware -- in pink.

Greetings, my lovelies! Can you believe October is just around the corner? (Where did this year go?)

Along with back-to-school activities, sports and gorgeous fall foliage, October brings with it a more serious concern: breast cancer awareness month. According to statistics, 1 in 8 (or 12%) of all women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

So yeah. It’s a big deal. And we know you’re doing your part — since we began offering Breast Cancer Awareness favors, we’ve had so many comments and e-mails telling us what women, and men, across the country are doing to help spread the word and seek a cure.

With statistics of 1 in 8 women, we know many of our readers have experienced breast cancer already, via a family member, a friend, a much loved teacher or mentor…or themselves.

We know how it is to battle breast cancer personally or to help a loved one through this devastating illness. So once again, we’re offering our Breast Cancer Awareness favors. They’re designed to increase awareness visually, and several include donations toward finding a cure.

We’re proud to do our part and will continue to do so until breast cancer is defeated. Thanks to our readers and to Susan G. Koman For the Cure for your and their tireless efforts and positive spirit!

Happy Anniversary, “Perfect Pair” Candle!

September 8th, 2011

We picked a winner.

This August, it was 10 years since our Perfect Pair candle was featured on the Today Show and on reflection, we’re thrilled to say this pretty party and wedding favor is as popular as ever. So we wanted to wish one of our best sellers a happy anniversary! Still classy, still beautiful and still going strong.

But did you know the Perfect Pair candle actually made its media debut even earlier than that? Here’s our sweet success story:

In January 2001,  InStyle magazine approached us to ask if we would submit samples of some of our favors. I decided to add the new Perfect Pair Pear Candle I had just designed.

Apparently InStyle liked what they saw (and sniffed — mmm), because they featured us in their magazine — and a staggering 25,000 personalized pear candles flew off the shelves within months.

A celebrity wedding even featured the Perfect Pair, and the comments and kudos began rolling in. We received so many comments on the delightful, fresh pear scent — it’s enchanting.

Then the Today Show called. I wish I could share with you just how that felt. It was an absolutely wonderful feeling. Shortly after the Today Show featured the Perfect Pair, we acquired expanded warehouse facilities to accommodate our customers, and the rest is history.

Perfect Pair is still the perfect wedding favor. It’s a timeless “new classic” that goes with virtually every season and every wedding style. Now that we’re coming into autumn, the pear, an emblem of bountiful nature (and sweet yumminess!) is once again top on our brides’ and grooms’ lists. We still can’t keep them on the shelves, but that’s okay…we’re thrilled to share their beauty with you.

Happy Anniversary, Perfect Pair!