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Scented Soy Candles for Fall

Posted on September 25, 2013 by 17 | 0 Comments

Fall is here! Fall is here! I love fall. It's one of the most beautiful seasons. The crisp air, the colors of the leaves changing, the pumpkins (and pumpkin spice everything), light sweaters, boots, and the promise of time with family gathered 'round a table of delicious homemade recipes from generations past. But on top of all that, I love scented candles that create the aroma of fall in every room. If you're looking for the perfect fall scented soy candle, then look no further! I've compiled a little list of Precious Gem Candles luxury soy candles that are perfect for Fall. A little extra bonus? Our candles are on sale for a very limited time only so hurry and grab yours here  today.

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Apple Blossom

This scent will make you crave your grandma's apple pie with pure scents of sweet juicy apple and hints of island flowers.

Black Fig & Wildflower

Do you want a scent that takes you into a mountain experience but has all the right sweet notes to make you feel warm and cozy? This is the soy candle for you. Black mission fig and vanilla, blended with hyacinth, crushed fir needles, golden amber, and precious musks.

Nutcracker

This probably sounds like more of a winter scent to you--which it could crossover. But, with a spicy blend of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon with a spicy blend of orange peel, this is the perfect soy candle to start burning in the early fall months as well. 

Remember, our soy candles are only on sale for a limited time so it's the perfect excuse! Head over to our site and pick up your perfect fall scent for a steal! 

~Happy Fall~

 

 

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Soy Candle Summer

Posted on September 13, 2013 by 17 | 0 Comments

I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to let summer slip away JUST yet (although here in Texas we can't seem to get rid of it even when we want to). I love summer. Summer means cookouts by the pool, or going to the lake to stand-up paddle board, or maybe getting away on an island for a week or two and basking on the beach. It means skirts, cut-off's, and dresses, sun bleached hair and golden legs. No, I'm not ready to end summer just yet. 

If you're like me and you want to ring out every drop of summer sun you can then join me as I list a few ways to really relish in every last moment of it:

Cookout-plan one last big HOORAH in your back yard. Go all out with food and drinks. Target has already started clearancing out there summer dishware. Go stock up for half the price and use it to make your party unforgettable! Awhlie back, we did a blog on some great cookout recipes for the summer. Need inspiration on what to serve? Click on that link to go take a look at some great recipe ideas.

OK, so now you're tired. You just finished up a long weekend of cooking out and partying with friends. How about a way to get that "close to vaca" feel right in your own home. I know, I know, it's not the same as being on a beach with a pina colada in your hand. But hey, it's all we've got to work with and I gurantee that while it may not be the same, you may be surprised just how refreshed you feel. Do these seperately or combine them together for the ultimate experience.

Staycation- Plug in that phone of yours, go to Pandora, and type in Laid Back Beach music. This station has a variety of stuff that will take you from Jamaica to Florida and beyond. Next, make yourself one of these frozen island favorites.  Once you've done that, light your favorite Precious Gem luxury soy candle. Everyone knows that candles are a great way to set a mood, and our soy candles are long burning and the scents are amazing. Here's a list of some really great summer scents to set your perfect mood:

(click on each title to see a product description of the soy candle)

*Blue Lanai

*Cucumber Melon 

*Grapefruit Mint

*Hibiscus Cooler

*Island Pear

*Kai Bay

*Tropical Papaya

Decisions, decisions...

Once you've begun to get your perfect tropical aroma flowing throughout your home, prep yourself a nice, relaxing pedicure with this amazing at-home recipe sure to give your feet a deep clean, scrub, and baby's bottom look and feel. 

Once you've done all this, simply...relax!

If you have something to cover your eyes, do so to block out the light, lay back, and let the aroma of that soy candle flood over you as you escape--even just for a few minutes. Or, you can curl up with your favorite book (be careful of those freshly painted toesies, though!)

Summer may be long gone, but we know how to take advantage of one last getaway.

A cookout, soy candles, and island drink, music, and a good pedi will do the trick. 

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National Creamsicle Day!

Posted on August 12, 2013 by Maria Harbert | 0 Comments

I cannot believe that it is already two weeks into August. This summer came and is quickly approaching an end. I hope that all of you have enjoyed your summer to it's fullest since time just seems to fly. If you live somewhere like me (Texas), water just doesn't always cut the high temps of 105º and a humidity percentage that closely matches that. I'm always looking for something refreshing and cold to enjoy. Creamsicles and popsicles are among the top favorites for a lot of people. Well, guess what? August 14th is National Creamsicle Day! (as if we needed another reason to go to our freezer and pull one out, this is a good excuse.) Below are some amazing recipes that I thought would be fun to post in celebration of this day. Not only that, but here at Precious Gem Candles, we sell an amazing smelling Orange Creme´ candle. Pick one up now and enjoy the delectable aroma while we still have some summer left. 

 

Now I know your mouth is watering over the idea of a few great dreamsicle recipes, so here they are below. Enjoy!

 

This recipe is from a mommy blogger we found and, oh boy, does it sound delicious! Here are the ingredients you will need:

Orange Dreamsicle Poke Cake

 

1 box Pillsbury Orangsicle Cake Mix

1 small box instant vanilla pudding

2 Tbsp Sour cream

8 oz Cool Whip- unfrozen

1/2 cup Orange Juice

2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp orange extract

orange food coloring

Click on the link below for the rest of the recipe and how to whip it up. Super easy!

http://mommy-on-demand.blogspot.com/2013/04/orange-dreamsicle-poke-cake.html 

Next recipe we have on the list was found on another blog as well at wineandglue.com. It's an Orange Dreamsicle Martini...yummm

Orange Dreamsicle Martini

  • 2 Oranges (plus additional slices for garnishing)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • UV Cake Vodka
  • Fat Free Half and Half
  1. Pour 1 cup of sugar in a medium sauce pan.  Zest one orange over the sugar.  
  2. Juice the orange you just zested and an another into a one cup measure.  Fill it the rest of the way up with water, so you have one cup of liquid total.  Add it to the sauce pan with the zest and sugar.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring consistently so the sugar does not burn.  Once the the sugar has completely dissolved into the liquid, strain the mixture to get out the zest.  Place the Orange Simple Syrup in the refrigerator to cool completely.
  4. To make the martini, mix 1 1/2 parts UV Cake Vodka1 part Orange Simple Syrup, and 3/4 parts Fat Free Half and Half with ice and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with an orange slice

 

Orange Dreamsicle Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 teaspoons orange zest (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (divided)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange or lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Continue to the site below for the rest of the recipe "how to".

http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2013/03/orange-dreamsicle-pound-cake-recipe.html

 

And for all my health nuts out there, this is from a website called kimkins.com. They are an online weight loss program, and this shake looked too delicious not to post. This recipe was submitted by one of their members.

 

Dreamsicle Protein Shake

1 scoop protein (You can use any protein you like. I recommend brown rice protein like Garden of Life Raw Vanilla protein--it's one of the best because it doesn't have unnecessary additives. Here's the link to read more about it http://www.gardenoflife.com/Products-for-Life/Foundational-Nutrition/RAW-Protein.aspx)
4 tablespoons frozen Cool Whip
12 oz can Sierra Mist
1 tube Crystal Light Sunrise Classic Orange
5 ice cubes (more if needed)

You will need a blender.  Start by adding the can of Sierra Mist first. You can add all other ingredients on top of this and it prevents the dry ingredients from sticking to the sides of the blender.  Blend on HIGH until smooth and drink!

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories:  80
Carbs:  3 grams
Protein:  11.5 grams
Fat:  2 grams

There you have it. You are all set to celebrate and enjoy the last part of summer, and this little holiday, with some delicious recipes that are bound to cool you off and hit that sweet tooth. 

Enjoy the rest of your summer my friends!

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