Sandpoint Style-Putting on the Glitz

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My Mom and I putting on a little glitz.

On October 22nd I was a vendor at Sandpoint Style in Sandpoint, Idaho.  My Mom and Dad were visiting and so my mom was able to go with me to this event.  We had a great time as always.

As I am writing this post, memories of the many shows my mom has done with me over the years come to mind.

 I remember…

  • My mom coming with me when I was a vendor at my first trade show.  She helped me put my booth together, sell my candles, and support me in general with my small business adventure.
  • Doing a local Farmer’s Market in Oregon and mom would meet me there as we both traveled from our homes in different towns.  She traveled an hour just to help me with a four hour Farmer’s Market.
  • And will not forget doing a show in Oregon at Oregon State University.   The weather forecast for this particular show was a very high chance of rain.  But in Oregon you never know, so we set up the show with my Dad’s help and the rain started.  This can be handled, but then the wind started and continued to get stronger.  At several points the gusts of wind blew so hard that several canopies from fellow vendors flew into the air and destroyed their products.  I can still remember, my mom and I looking at each other and laughing, as I am holding down our tent during the big gusts, taking money from customers, and my mom wrapping their candles while tissue paper is trying to fly away because people were still buying our candles.  We ended up having one of our best days despite the weather.   We still giggle about this show.
  • Attending the Lavender Festival with my mom.  The day was picture perfect.  My booth was located next to the u-pick lavender field with rows and rows of  dark and light purple and pink lavender plants ready to be picked, the scent of lavender was in the air and the sun was shining.  My mom and I stated many time to each other that we could not have picked a better day.

I have so cherished the times with my Mom and they are memories I will keep with me for the rest of my life.  Looking forward to the next show with my Mom….

OSU Mom’s Weekend: Thank You

Pauper’s Candles had a terrific show at OSU’s Mom’s Weekend.  The weather was perfect.  The crowds were great.  The customers were stellar.  The event coordinators were awesome.   To top off the weekend, I was able to see and stay with my parents.  My dad and mom helped me set up and my mom and I ran the show.

Ever since I have been doing craft/art shows my mom has assisted me whenever she can in my booth selling my candles. Being able to have my mom with me has been such a blessing.

Also in the middle to the show, I received a text.  It was from my husband who was not able to go with me because he was working.  My husband had written me a poem and texted it to me.   It was the icing on the cake you could say to make this show a great experience.

Pauper's Candle Company Scented Soy Wax Candles

Scented Soy Wax Candles By Pauper’s Candle Company

Thank you to my customers and event coordinators for making this a great show.

Until next year…..

Pauper’s Candles is a Vendor at OSU Mom’s Weekend Art Festival

Pauper's Candle Company at OSU Mom's Weekend in 2012

Pauper’s Candle Company at OSU Mom’s Weekend in 2012

On Saturday May 2, 2015 from 10-4pm, Pauper’s Candles will be a vendor at Oregon State Universities Mom’s Weekend Art Festival.  OSU is located in Corvallis, Oregon.  We have attended this show for many years and enjoy it every year.  This show is very organized and full of a quality art and crafts.  All items are made by the vendors, so it is nice know that what you purchase is made by the person you are purchasing it from.

We will be selling our Scented Container Soy Wax Candles, Air Fresheners, Hand-Made Rustic Signs, and Wick Dippers.

Rustic Hand-Made Sign By Pauper's Candles "Flowers are Heaven Scent"

Rustic Hand-Made Sign By Pauper’s Candles
“Flowers are Heaven Scent”

I grew up in Corvallis, so doing this show is literally like going home.  This time of year in Corvallis is beautiful and I think the weather should hold and not rain.   We have endured many rainy days during this show.  But the thing about Oregonians is that the rain does not stop them from coming out and enjoying the festivities.  My husband and I lived on the Oregon coast for five years and if we would have waited for the rain to stop to do something we would not have done very much during the time we lived there.

My mom and dad help me with this show, since they still live in the area.  It is so much fun to be with my parents and be able to stay with them.  My parents are now in their 70’s and still help me set up and sell candles.  They are awesome.

The Memorial Union Program Council puts together the whole weekend of events, activities, programs and more for the students and their mothers.  The campus is all bustling and it is a fun event.  If you are in the area, you can stop by the art show, it is open for anyone.  Remember, you can always shop online for our candles too, www.pauperscandles.com