This is Us
Together we make soy candles.
But you already knew that, what you really want to know is who we are as people. So here you go!
We are a very close family.
Like really close, because we live in a right sized house, and because we spend a lot of quality time together.
How do we get so much time?
We make choices that allow us to work less and play more. In other words we have one vehicle (any Jeep Wrangler fans?), a right sized house, and we don't allow our schedules to get filled with unnecessary running.
What do we like to do with our free time?
We play games and go on lots of jeep adventures. Also we walk A LOT! Some may consider it excessive...like three or more walks a day.
Every year, when the temps plummet and I'm stuck inside, I learn a new hobby to help keep the winter blues at bay.
February of 2019 I started playing around with candles.
Later that year we were asked to be in a few stores. And life was great.
Fast forward to March 2020 and the pandemic. Both of our businesses (that provide for our family) shut down.
Ryan and I looked at my little hobby, candles, and decided to learn Instagram to survive.
We had no idea what would happen next or where this pivot would take us.
Our initial hope was to get a couple wholesale orders to provide food and pay our bills until the shelter in place lifted.
But that isn't want happened.
People from all around the country showed up to carry our family through.
Once we were able to go back to our normal jobs, we didn't want to leave our candle family.
Relationships had been made and we could see an opportunity to help other parents by sharing the profits.
To read more about parent makers or becoming a brand ambassador (both are ways we are sharing the profits) please click here.
Live life now, don't wait.
As parents we teach our kids life lessons.
Part of my legacy, is to make sure they choose to live their life now and not wait for someday.
Our hope is that through our candles and the content we share, that it inspires you to go slow through life and truly savor the moments.
Please drop me a note on Instagram @BellaVidaCandles. I would love to connect with you.