Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas giveaway Day 3 !

Cheryl (Prairie Song Candles) from www.theprairiemaid.blogspot.com

According to my blogger profile, I am wife (37 years to my honey hunk!), mother (of 3 grown children and 2 who think they are grown… 13 and 14 y/o’s), and Mamaw to eleven beautiful (no, I am not partial) grand babies.  We live out past the sidewalks on a small homestead in rural Oklahoma, where we raise dairy goats, horses, chickens, dogs, cats and one pig.  I laugh when I tell people they have to watch out for our motion detector animals.  They are much more intrusive than motion detector lights!  Our animals love company and are always eager to greet visitors.

A few years ago, our oldest daughter and I decided we wanted to start a cottage business.  We looked at a number of possibilities; however, we realized we share the love of two things ~ reading and candles!  Candles won.  After doing the research, we made the decision to use soy wax.

Soy wax is one hundred percent natural.  Unlike paraffin, with soy wax there is no need to chemically bleach the wax to achieve a product ready for crafting.  The soy wax produces almost no soot which is much better for you, your family and pets, along with your home, as it contains NO chemical residue which can leach out when burned.  For us, this was the main selling point.  I have one grandson who suffers with asthma and with the soy wax he does not have a negative reaction.


Another selling point is the fact soy is produced from soybeans grown by American farmers, making it a renewable and sustainable resource.  And soy candles have an incredible scent throw both hot and cold!

Along with using the soy wax, we use a 100% cotton wick, which is lead free.  This keeps our fragrance scented candles, marketed under the name of Prairie Song, as natural as possible.  Besides the Prairie Song line, we pour a completely natural candle that combines soy wax and essential oils.  This line is called Territorial Lights and is popular with doctors of naturopathy, massage therapists and health food store owners.  Each candle is hand poured with great care.   For special occasions, we also pour bees wax and palm wax candles, both of which are also 100% natural.  Bees wax produces an extremely firm candle that gives off the faint scent of honey.   Like the bees wax,  palm wax is also a firmer wax (than soy) and each individual candle takes on its own unique design.   The appearance is a frosted look, almost like crushed glass.

Candle making is a wonderful and rewarding creative outlet.  Over the years we have been featured in magazine articles and in radio interviews.  We love sharing our knowledge and helping others to establish their own candle making business.  Questions are always welcomed and you can reach us via my blog (theprairiemaid.blogspot.com)

A huge THANKYOU and Hugs to Frenchy for  inviting us to be a part of the December Giveaway Week!

What the WINNER will receive~

1 20 oz. Soy wax candle (Red Hot Cinnamon)             22.50
        (Decorator Apothecary Jar)
1 16 oz. Soy wax candle (Winter Candy Apple)          12.50
        (Old-time Mason Jar)
1    8 oz. Palm wax candle (Mulled Apple Cider)            15.00  
        (Lovely Christmas Glass)                                                     
1    5 oz. Soy wax candle (Brandied Pears)                      12.00
       (Beautiful RED glass Container)
1 dozen assorted Tarts                                                            10.00
2 Air Freshener s in organdy bags for the holidays        10.00










The total value of this December Candle Giveaway   $82.00
The candles for the December Giveaway will be poured in very light neutral colors to work with any decorative theme. 

AND if you are a follower of the Prairie Maid, you will receive an additional gift valued at $10.00 or more!!!

Good luck on the giveaway and may your holidays be filled with Joy, Laughter, and Love!

Cheryl
Prairie Song Candles


To win...
  1. Enter a comment. Anyone can do that!
  2. Follow me and leave a comment. ( I follow back).
  3. Follow The Prairie maid
  4. Blog about it or post the Christmas giveaway button on your blog. Leave a comment.
  5. Follow Le Chateau des Fleurs on Facebook. (tool on my side bar). Leave a comment
  6. Share on facebook. (Tools on bottom of post). Leave a comment.
  7. Share on twitter. Leave a comment.

  LEAVE a comment for each thing that you do. 
Winner will be announced on December 11th.
US only !
You don't need a blog to participate. Just leave your Email.
Good luck !



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62 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Yay - I love candles!
Thanks for the geneorus giveaway!

Mary Ann said...

I'm a Frenchy Follower!

Mary Ann said...

I am now following The Prairie Maid!

Becky said...

Im loving this giveaway for December so much.I adore candles.Please count me in!

Becky said...

Im a follower of yours Frenchy!

Cori said...

Your candles sound great!

Cori said...

I am following you, Frenchy!

La said...

What a wonderful treat! La

La said...

I'm a follower. La

La said...

I follow the Prairie Maid.

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

How fun!! I would love this!!

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Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

GFC Follower

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Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

Follow The Prairie maid

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Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

facebook follower

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Debby said...

I love candles, I have one burning as I write.

Debby said...

I follow Frenchy.

Scrappy Girl said...

Motion detector animals! lol Love that!

TGIF!

Scrappy Girl said...

I follow ya!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I wish I may, I wish I might... =)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I follow The Prairie Maid

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I am now a follower with Google Friend Connect.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I am now following you on Facebook.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I linked to this post on facebook

The StarFire Witch / Bald Girl said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Candles are great, and soy is my fav type to burn.

The StarFire Witch / Bald Girl said...

Following Prairie Maid.

BlackEyedDog said...

uhh...very nice. I love candles. I just put them everywhere xD

thx for stopping by and for the follow...I'm following back.

xoxo

http://semicrazed.blogspot.com/

Jennifer @ What Would Jen Do said...

what a great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity

jenatwwjd at gmail

Jennifer @ What Would Jen Do said...

i follow you on GFC

jenatwwjd at gmail

Cranberry Morning said...

I love soy candles! What a great giveaway! I'm a Frenchy follower, which is why I know about this. :-)

Curtains In My Tree said...

I would love those pretty candles and what ever else came with them.

I will be your follower

Janice

BJ said...

Wow...that is a wonderful giveaway.
How very sweet of you gals :0)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What an amazing giveaway! Thanks to both of you for your generosity. I have sort of a candle addiction. Thanks for the opportunity. :) Theresa

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I am indeed a happy follower of your blog. :)

Susan said...

wow, these ladies sound like quite a team! the candles sound wonderful, thanks for inviting them to your week of Christmas giveaways.

Susan

Susan said...

You know I am a follower frenchy!
Susan

Susan said...

You also know i have your Christmas french obsession and christmas week of giveaways button up...since you made it!

Susan

Susan said...

I am a follower of PrairieMaid. :)
Susan

Terry said...

By the way, I love the Santa Baby Sweater. Looks great on you

terrylee5151 at aol dot com

Terry said...

I follow this blog gfc

Terry said...

I follow the Prarie Maid
My Journey With Candida

Terry said...

I follow you on fb

Terry said...

I shared this on twitter

http://twitter.com/CandidaJourney/status/11150668630855680

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is so wonderful! All of the things I LOVE! Thank you! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am a new follower...and I'm loving your blog! Happy holidays! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am following the Prairie maid, too! Hugs! ♥

Tiffanee said...

What a great giveaway! I love candles!

Tiffanee said...

I follow you!!

Jorgelina said...

Thanks for the geneorus giveaway!
I love candles!
Happy pink saturday!!!

Jorgelina said...

I follow the Prarie Maid

SisterTipster said...

I'd love to win! Love candles!! whoohoo!

SisterTipster said...

I follow Prairie Maid!

SisterTipster said...

I'm a follower now!

SisterTipster said...

Posting this giveAway!

LisaKay said...

I love candles. I've often wondered about the soy and if it was easy to work with making them. I don't need another craft thing to do though....LOL. I'm a new follower, also on the Prairie Maid too. I've added your button on my blog and will be posting about the give away also. Of course, I will like you on Facebook and Twitter, you bet!! Got to love it all!
Hugs, LisaKay
http://bellesrosesromantiques.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

I love yummy smelling things...enter me away!!

~Trisha

The Unsell Family said...

I love candles! Please enter me.
~Jen Unsell
unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

The Unsell Family said...

I am a new follower.
~Jen Unsell
unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

The Unsell Family said...

I follow Prairie Maid.
~Jen Unsell
unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous giveaway!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I am following you...

Lemondrop Marie said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/ldropvintage

Marydon said...

I follow ... what a lovely giveaway.

Christmas hugs & wishes ~
TTFN ~ Marydon
blushing_rose_boutique@yahoo.com

Contact me at: isafrenchy@gmail.com