My First Workshop


Last night I had the privilege of joining the awesome crew over at Bellevue Square Pottery Barn for an evening of candle making, team building, charity & delicious refreshments. It was my first candle making class ever, so I might have been a little bit nervous. But right away, I could sense that everyone was there for a good time. Pressure was off – phew!

The store associates each brought three vessels to candelize. (That needs to be a word.) One candle to take home and two to be sold with 100% of the proceeds benefiting St.Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

I must admit, this time of year might not be ideal for me to be hosting a class as it’s a busy time for candles… but they totally had me at St.Jude’s. As a mother & as a human being, my heart goes out to all those providing for children who need extra medical care.

Though I was there for a short amount of time, it was a blast getting to know some of the guests. That’s Trish on the left. She is hilarious & she gets things done. In the middle is the store manager, Louisa. She’s incredibly warm & engaging. Then on the right, that’s British Liz. She’s everything absolutely wonderful a British Liz ought to be.

We had all manner of shapes, materials & sizes of vessels to play with. Look at these beauties that this sweet gal brought in. The associates each picked a scent for their set of candles and signed gift tags with their name on it as the maker. These were truly poured with love & goodwill. I’m honored that I could be a part of this lovely occasion.

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