Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Shop Hop Daily Deals

The Spring Shop Hop is really hopping! I've had record numbers of visitors on my website. If you haven't signed up to enter the quest to find the hidden shopping bags, just click the icon to the right of your screen. You don't want to miss the chance to win the great prizes!

As promised, I've got daily deals, and new merchandise that you'll want to check out at www.annailluminaries.com Don't miss all the fun!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March Into Spring Shop Hop!

The joyful march into spring begins, a cacophony of bird calls fill the blue skies, the trees show their fresh green buds, and the tulips start to poke their heads from the earth to face the sunshine. Colors are about to burst forth, and the earth will be new again. With fresh eyes, we are stocking our shelves with pretty greens, bright yellows, vibrant pinks, and beautiful blues. For the Boutiques at Make Mine Pink, spring cleaning is over, and we would love to show off our fresh new colors and exciting spring merchandise.

Please join us for our "March Into Spring" Shop Hop from March 16 through March 21, 2009. I'll be offering a "daily special", as well as new items for you to browse each day! The shop hop is open to anyone that would like to participate (limit one registration per physical address). Please register if you would like to participate. Click on this link to view a complete list of participating stores and rules on how to play the game! http://www.makeminepink.com/shop-hop/ There are many prizes to be given away, and lots of incentives, so don't delay!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Custom Orders

Do you have a container that you think would make a pretty candle? Is there a certain type of container that you've always thought would make a nice candle for the decor of your home? Just send me an email, and I'll work with you. If you have a container, send it to me and I'll fill it with the fragrance and color of your choice! This would also be great if you have a container that you'd like to send to a friend. I could fill it, and then ship it to your friend for you. Some examples of items that would make good containers are: sugar bowls, punch cups, mason jars, jelly jars, custard cups, juice glasses, teacups, and small vases are a few options, the sky is the limit!

Also, do you have a piece of jewelry that you love, but it is broken and missing beads? Send it to me and I could make a bracelet and/or earrings out of it! Or, are you looking for a piece of jewelry to match a particular color? Let me make it for you. Just send a picture of the item that you're trying to match. Email me at

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's a Work of Passion

How blessed I am that I still get tingley when I think about creating a new candle or product line. I love every part of the process. It starts when I go to the flea market or estate sale looking for beautiful vintage items that would make great one of a kind candles. Oh the thrill of the hunt! I never know what treasures I'll come home with...a beautiful teacup and saucer, a vintage sugar bowl or an old peanut butter jar! I bring them home and clean them up shiny and new. Then depending on the season ( or my mood ) I choose which fragrance I want to use. It always fills my kitchen with the most wonderful aroma, and I get so excited knowing that when the candle makes it to it's new owner, that it will fill their home with the same aroma hopefully making it a better day! T o view my boutique, just go to www.annasilluminaries.mybisi.com

Winter Whites at Make Mine Pink's Pink Friday

Pink Friday ~ Winter Whites
I love winter~ long January days where the snow stretches until it blends with the low white clouds. No definition of distance, just shadows to foretell what is to come. Winter is clean, cold and refreshing. Snowy whites and creamy ivory swirl together creating a sense of calm. The air is still. The whole world seems at peace. As nature rests under a blanket of snow, time is spent in thought. There are books to be read, journals to be written, rooms to refresh, plans to be made for the garden. But nothing needs to move to fast. We have time. Winter is here and we can take things slow, time to relax and get lost in dream world of all white.In January I always want to paint everything in the house a shade of white or ivory, maybe even beige or pale gray thrown in for interest. It is not cold and stark but rather clean and cozy. A late evening fire in a winter white room gives each item a glow~ the shadows are soft and relaxing. Plush white linens and fragile ivory lace beckons gentle serenity. A well appointed bed with piles of winter white linens topped by a cashmere throw just tempts me to open the window and listen for the stillness brought on by a blanket of snow. Then, just when one thinks the winter will never end; brave flowers peek up through the snow, the Jonquil, the Lenten Rose and the Prairie Pasque Flower. Their delicate flowers even more precious against the white snow, and the season begins to change.

Join me this Friday for our Winter White Pink Friday event on Friday the 30th. Go to http://www.annasilluminaries.mybisi.com/category/Pink-Friday_84314_Page1.html. Then visit all the boutiques at http://www.makeminepink.com/pink-friday/.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Check Out My New Product Line!

I'm now making a new Aromatherapy Spa line. It comes complete with a soy blend candle infused with pure essential oils in a vintage, reusable container, and 2 bath teas. The bath teas are large tea bags filled with the herb of chamomile, and is scented with essential oils. The benefits of chamomile are incredible. It is a natural anti-inflamatory as well as a calming agent. To see the different fragrances go to www.annasilluminaries.mybisi.com . They are all therapeutic and will benefit in different ways. Try one today!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Check out this website!

I read about this website on the Make Mine Pink forum and wanted to share it with you. She's also doing a promotional contest on her blog right now...you should check that out as well. You'll find the most beautiful whimsical treasures like the apothecary bottles. Also, the faux pastries look incredible. I'd love to display them with my daughters tea set!