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chevcher

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About chevcher

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  • Birthday 01/03/1967

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    Female

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    candles
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    O-H-I-O
  • Occupation
    full time wax hippy / suzy homemaker
  • About You
    I love rock/metal music, racing. I enjoy gardening & posess wicked skills in the kitchen ! I also write and am currently working on a biography-betcha didn't know that !
  • Likes / Dislikes
    Love patchouli stuff !! do not care for overly floral stuff

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  1. chevcher

    McCalls Smores

    @Trappeur You might want to try www.afi-usa.com They offer no cost duplications with a 10 # minimum .I'm sure there would be enough interest for a possible co op. HTH
  2. chevcher

    Fragrance pairings

    Thanks for reposting that Darbla ! I made a copy for my Scent Blends binder, it comes in very handy when I'm looking for ways to use up my stash of oils.
  3. chevcher

    McCalls Smores

    It's been awhile since I've smelled that one, but I do remember it was yummy ! I would just get the oils and blend your own, instead of waiting for someone to possibly dupe. Especially if it's going to require a minimum purchase of that particular oil. Maybe 40 % toasted marshmallow,40 % graham cracker ,20 % of a H*****y type chocolate scent as a starting point, then adjust from there. You may even like your own blend better than the original !
  4. chevcher

    Blackstrap molasses a blend?

    It's a good sweet scent for sure ! Perfect for blends or as is .
  5. chevcher

    Nature’s wow wax

    It's comparable to J223, soft & easy to cut and the scent throw H/C is wonderful ❀️ I use it with zinc wicks and get a very clean even burn with good candle maintenance. Definitely no weird bakery/ shortening smell as with the Joy
  6. I've bought the half gallon jars with glass lids from Wally World before. They're in with the kitchen decor and the price wasn't too steep. I think you'll find what you're looking for there or perhaps Libbey glassware. Also http://www.jarstore.com/jar-group/65-oz-2-5-gallon/ https://www.fillmorecontainer.com/h88904-case1anchor.html I've even sold a few, special order of course HTH
  7. chevcher

    What do you think of this meeting?

    @Trappeur I read through this entire thread late last night and oh my goodness girl 😦 I just wanted you to know how sorry I am that someone would do something like this to you . I don't know you as well as some of the others do on this board, but I can tell that you are a very hard working, helpful and genuine person with lots of integrity. It really sucks as a small business owner to have someone get you pumped up with what appears to be a promising venture, only to find out that they really didn't have good intentions from the get go. I agree with the others about karma, it's going to bite them in the a$$ sooner or later. I'm sure that this isn't their first shady deal and probably not their last, that is, until they get sued. I had a somewhat similar experience several years ago, with a primitive art designer . I had been filling their specialty crocks for their trade shows. After a few orders, they set up another meeting with me to "discuss" some new ideas...as you can guess, that "meeting" was basically them hoping that I would hand over the keys to my kingdom of candle making information. They wanted a list of my suppliers, wax, wicks, my process ,the whole shebang ! I politely told them that if I discussed the details, I would have to kill them πŸ˜„ Then I gave them my usual "I'm not telling you crap" run around spiel , e.g.- I have each of my scents custom made for my company , only I have the codes for those scents (lie) , I order my wax, wicks and dyes from the source, not a candle supplier (lie), you get the drift πŸ˜‰ There was NO WAY in hell I was going to step off of my hard work for them to skip merrily away with 😑 Their grand plan was for me to send my work over to China to have it mass - produced cheaply under a partnership with their company, and all I had to do was wait for the royalty checks to come in the mail.... Needless to say, I declined the offer and we parted ways... they did find someone else to take them up on their offer, but it failed miserably within a year...quantity vs. quality isn't always a great thing. Just chalk this one up as a life lesson, not a life sentence . Blessings to you ❀️
  8. chevcher

    Is it just me ? Busy Season & Stress

    Oh yes, I buy legal pads in bulk just for this purpose. Same for me, I'm mentally going through everything in my head on the drive. Once I get to my spot and unload, it all seems to disappear. My daughters always helped me at the festivals,but now that they're grown up and working full time jobs, I don't have their help ...I really miss that
  9. chevcher

    Is it just me ? Busy Season & Stress

    Thanks @Jcandleattic for the reassurance 😊 Everything just kinda jumped on me the other day, mostly because of the major changes with one of my biggest & long time festivals of 17 years. I'm going to be in a new location with a totally different set up (more stress)...or so I thought. It used to be 3 huge, big - top style tents for the vendors + tables provided. Since they've relocated the entire festival, they're only doing 1 large tent for the vendors, too cramped for my liking. So, I'll be responsible now for my own tent & tables 😟 It's an outdoor show that usually has sketchy weather in the fall (even more stress). Today I pulled up the vendors map ,and then looked it up on Google Earth, just to have an idea of what I'm getting into come October. Much to my relief, I'm going to be in a quaint little wooded area instead of an open field like years past ...feeling so much better now
  10. I do the same festivals,open houses and wholesale orders every year ,but I get so stressed out thinking about everything that's coming my way. You name it...ALL OF IT !!! What inventory to take, setting up & tearing down, what displays I'm taking to each show,praying that I have enough inventory,etc.etc.etc. Oddly enough, once I make my fall shop deliveries and I'm all set up at the first show, all of that stress just disappears πŸ€” It's not like it's my first rodeo, I've been doing this for so long. Anyone else feeling this, or is the menopause to blame ?
  11. chevcher

    Scenting beeswax - the good and the bad

    You can't go wrong with a good old cinnamon ! I've also used orange clove and they smelled wonderful There are a few others I've wanted to try, but I'm afraid that I'd ruin a batch of beeswax
  12. chevcher

    General Wax Has Pumpkin Spice on Sale!

    I haven't but I'll definitely place an order. I can always use it as a mixer if it's not that great. Have you ordered any other scents from them ?
  13. chevcher

    Pumpkin Spice Latte

    I make my own blend of 50 % Pumpkin Spice 50% Coffee, that sells like crazy ! Now I'm curious to place an order with JS & RE...you can never have enough coffee scents 😁
  14. chevcher

    WSP June 26 20% sale

    I love their Tobacco Leaf & Amber, Vanilla Oak and Oatmeal Stout... those were a big hit with my customers last season. Maple Pecan Streusel,Perfect Pumpkin and Pumpkin Lager are really nice too ! I better start working on my list
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