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Hello!  Remember me?

I haven’t been blogging much lately as I’ve been busy traveling and spending time with family and friends.  There will be plenty of posts coming up regarding all that, but I wanted to let you all know that the production activity at the Auntie B’s Wax World Headquarters is also busy.  Yep, I’m churning out the product for in-person and online sales regardless of my vacation time.  That’s how awesome I am.

I’m still making the same wonderful candles of pure beeswax and all-natural palm wax…


100% pure beeswax, solid pillars



Beautifully scented all-natural palm wax


Still making fun magnets for your home, office, locker, anyplace that has metal to stick a fun magnet…

The Drinking Buddies bottle cap magnet set


Sheet magnets with subtle (?) messages


And of course the ever-popular bottle cap drink charms, which will keep your party alive with nostalgia and fun conversation…

Mark your drink with a monster

Treat yourself to these great things, or surprise your friends with an impromptu gift.  These and many other things are available in my Etsy shop.  I’m also going on the road a bit this summer and autumn to meet and greet shoppers in person at top-notch craft/art shows.

There are also lots of new items ready for presentation online, if only I could get up the gumption to photograph them.  Stay tuned for that, as I’ll be showing them here as soon as they’re ready for sale.

Until then I’ll be keeping you updated on the behind-the-scenes action at the Auntie B’s Wax World Headquarters.  Thanks to everyone who supports and encourages me along the way, be it by sales or cheerleading.  You’re all fab!


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The other day I watched one of my favorite movies, Baby Boom.  It’s a predictable chick flick made in 1987 that I can watch over and over again because it gives me a feeling of business/creative empowerment.  The story in a nutshell: heavy hitter, single business woman working for a large marketing firm inherits a baby, moves to the country, experiences many pitfalls to owning a country house on many acres of orchard, learns to make applesauce out of boredom and necessity, sells the applesauce as “gourmet baby food” and becomes a huge success in her own right.  Cool, right?  And plus the movie stars Diane Keaton, who I love.

A pivotal scene in the movie is when Diane Keaton is at her wit’s end and is contemplating burning down her money pit country house.  She ordered two dozen cans of kerosene at the store when two yuppie couples come in.  The city couples go mental when they see Diane Keaton, her baby and the homemade applesauce with its cute country packaging.  “Gourmet baby food!  Fabulous idea!”  They buy a couple dozen jars each.

Gourmet baby food! Fabulous idea!

Lately I’ve been working on some new drink charm sets and am pursuing a new way of marketing my bottle cap magnets.  I’m also testing some lovely little beeswax container candles.  New twists on things I’ve been making for years.

Not one of my new sets, but a best seller. Who can resist the characters of Oz?

I’m excited about the new charms and “twists” I’ve come up with.  When I hit the shows this summer I’ll see people look at my wares, pick them up, inspect them and tell me, “fabulous idea!”  Those are the times that make a crafter proud.

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The question isn’t what are we going to do, it’s what aren’t we going to do.

Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd.  We’d like to play a little tune for you.  It’s one of my personal favorites and I’d like to dedicate it to a young man who thinks he hasn’t seen anything good today.  Cameron Frye, this one’s for you.

Do you have a kiss for Daddy?

The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands.


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During the last week or so I’ve been working on the business taxes, my eyes getting tired from looking at the grids of my spreadsheets and wishing every state had the same method of submitting taxes online.  Some sites are much easier to navigate that others.

With such a deep inspection of the business numbers and the sales activities of 2012 I naturally get eager to start the new year of production.  I also wonder what new things I can offer to my adoring public not only to satisfy them, but also to make the new year even more lucrative than the last.

I was commissioned to make a special set of drink charms and with my customer’s permission I’ve decided to take her idea to the public.  Tell me what you think…

Of course this is a display of the images only and not the charms themselves.  I hope they appeal to fashionistas everywhere.  I’ve got a few charms up for sale in my shop and these will be a nice addition, don’t you think?

I also have some ideas for votive cups and candle hurricanes that will take a little developing.  It won’t be long before I get back into Craftland and start creating.

Another thing I’ve been up to is designing new business cards.  The design is a little more in tune with my “brand” and has the same look as my blog and my Etsy banner.  Check it out…

It’s not horribly imaginative and I forgot to include my little tagline, but it has every contact source I have, so there’s no excuse for anyone not being able to get in touch with me or keeping up with the latest happenings at the Auntie B’s Wax World Headquarters.

Not only that, I put in an order for my copy of Midwest Art Fairs which should arrive early next month.  I’ll spend a lot of time going through that to get an idea of what shows I’d like to apply to in addition to my usual favorites.  I’m hoping to do one or two more shows this year compared to last and may also cut some shows out of my repertoire.  Stay tuned by checking in on the 2013 Events tab above.

So, yes, I’m off and running, which always happens during sales tax submission time.  Planning, working, and anticipating make the winter months so much fun!

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