Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Join the Parade ~

the Parade of Creations, that is. We are marching our newest creations from talented artisans. Would you like to join us and show off your wonderful creations?

This is a free opportunity, open to all. The Parade will be posted here - on our blog. We have featured one parade and plan to start celebrating often. If you want your product to be paraded before the public to gain awareness for your creations - please send us a picture and a brief description.

We do offer to promote your company & products in our sample box and you may view the information on our website at The minimum number of samples is 10 for any month you wish to participate.

This offer "Parade of Creations" is not in any way tied to your participation in the sample box this time around. We may not always offer free parades in the future to all creation-makers, but we will always promote our e-tailers for free in the Parade.

Come join us - we would love to have you!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Blue Monday - Calling all E-tailers

This is my first Blue Monday post hosted by Smiling Sally, but I hope to participate regularly. I would like to bring you wonderful blue products from our e-tailers. I will work toward gathering some blue products from them to post next Monday.


My Blue Monday post this week is an offer to our e-tailers who wish to participate in the February sample box. If your sample is sent in between Jan. 16th - Feb. 15th you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card.

If you have any blue products you would like for me to use in the Blue Monday posts - please email them to me. This week's Parade of Creations will be coming soon. If you want to get one of your fabulous creations in the parade - send it to me!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentine's Sale ~ Ye Olde Chandler

For a limited time only!! Take $1 off of our Classic Tumbler candles in the scent of your choice!! Just in time for Valentines Day! Get that special someone their favorite scent or treat yourself and fill your home with Wine and Roses or Endless Love. With over 80 scents to choose from we know you'll find something you'll fall in love with! Sale ends February 15th.

Ye Olde Chandler has fantastic candles - great scent throw and enough fragrances to please your honey!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday - Good Morning, Sunshine!

A magnificent beginning to a glorious winter day at Ft. Walton Beach, FL. This picture was taken on New Year's 2010 - the first sunrise of the year. What a way to start a New Year - new beginnings, new adventures, new goals.....

Please visit Susan for more Outdoor Wednesday posts.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tuesday Parade

I was looking for a Tuesday meme that I thought would fit our blog. I couldn't find one that I could showcase the e-tailers so....I decided we will have a Tuesday Parade of Creations. It's not a meme but it is our own personal parade and you are welcome to join...if you would like to show off something that you have created or a product you carry. Valentine's is quickly approaching & people will be looking for that perfect something for their honey.

Here's a few photos of some of our e-tailers creations or products. If I have left you out, I'm truly sorry. I probably didn't have a picture that I could use. This was a spontaneous decision. Add your link, picture or send me the picture and I'll be happy to add it. If you're not a e-tailer, but would like to be - it's easy - send us your product & we will promote you. For more details on being an etailer, please visit the Snowberry Creek Sample Boxes.

Hope you see something that you need ~ please feel free to rush right over to the e-tailer's website and order it!

Hope everyone has a creative Tuesday!

Heaven and Earth Essentials - Wild Berry Botannical Scrub
Brings you exquisite bath & body products along with a
variety of handmade creations.

SBS Teas - Tea for One
Offers a variety of teas,
coffees, cocoas & accessories.
You may be interested in
the tea of the month club.

Ye Olde Chandler - Handmade
soy candles in over 60
scentalizing fragrances. Choose
from a variety of styles.
Handmade specialty soaps
including the popular -

Candles & Woodcrafts -
craftsman of many wooden
products. Painted items such
as the snowman, wooden
plaques, clocks, and wooden
soap molds & displays for the

Mrs. Sterlings - a bath & body boutique offering
the finest products for pampering yourself.
Products to help you create your own spa
retreat at home. Don't forget to pamper those
feet with the pedi products!

Overall Beauty - brings you many products
to beautify yourself with including
mineral eyeshadows, nail polish, magic lash,
and many accessories. She writes a beauty
blog, too.

Lathered Up - Handcrafted natural products,
including soaps, scrubs, bath & body items.
Pictured above is the shaving bar - this will
soften up your honey's skin...ooh lala!

Soap That Makes Scents -
Handmade vegan soap bars,
lip balms and perfumes. Made in
small batches to ensure optimal

Just Right Candles - fragrant wickless
candles in many sizes. The gift box
above includes a burner.

Don't forget your 4-legged
friend! A shampoo bar
created especially for your
dog by Heaven and Earth

The Soap Corner - creator of
many handmade soaps-including
beer & coffee soaps, butter
bath melts and tarts.
She is revamping
her store & may be found on
Etsy at this time.

Reviyve - Fresh Radiant Skin -
Natural ethnic skin care products
for women. She has a product
for any condition that may be
plaguing you & writes informative
articleswith tips and advice.

Delightfully Wed - for the
horselover. A bar soap enclosed
in a burlap bag. Many scents &
color available. Cake toppers,
soap favors & many other
wedding & party necessities.

Hope you've found something that will help you out with your Valentine's Day shopping. I know these e-tailers offer excellent customer service and quick shipping. Many of them offer gift certificates if you would rather let your honey pick the gift.

Toot-toot....the parade has ended! Hope you enjoyed it!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Snowberry Creek Newsletter

Hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! We have many ideas for promoting our e-tailer’s products this year, along with offering giveaways on our blog. If you are a consumer rather than an e-tailer, this year will be a fantastic opportunity for you to find some new products or a new store. I do love finding new places to shop! I especially like supporting small business owners, as I feel they are the backbone of America.

For those of you not familiar with sample boxes…I will take a few moments to explain how they work. An e-tailer (someone who operates an online store) sends in samples or full-sized products that they wish to get into the hands of the consumer. We include these items in our monthly boxes ( to market or promote their fantastic products. We offer many free promotional opportunities for our e-tailers on our blog. The minimum number of samples for a company to be included in the box is 10. This is a low minimum and you may send any number that you wish. Some people have inquired if all the products must be the same and I will assure you that you may send in a variety of your products or you may send all the same. It depends on what you wish to promote from your store. I would encourage you to take the time to make an appealing presentation with your products, as you wish to stand out & have the consumer notice your item.

Now as for the consumer, what is the advantage of a sample box? For me, the advantage is being able to “sample” products from stores I’ve never heard of or “sample” a new product from someone I have purchased from before. I have found many excellent products from our e-tailers and purchase from many of them. The sample box is a medium flat rate box packed full of products – you will receive a good variety of products and each box will have several full-sized items. The consumers (each month) are entered into the mystery prize drawing and a drawing for a free Snowberry Creek Sample Box (given away the next month).

If you wish to send in items to be included in the Sample Box, please remember the deadline is the 15th of each month. The box goes on sale the 25th of each month. We do not ever put the boxes off sale – if you purchase and we are out – we will let you know & you will be in line to receive one when more products arrive. This lets us keep our e-tailers products flowing out to the public on a continuous basis. As products arrive all month long – we are able to keep boxes going out to the consumer very quickly. Very rarely will we be completely out of products. Most times your box will ship out the next day after you order, with a delivery of 2-3 days. Shipping is included in the price of the box. We do ship internationally & we charge the actual shipping costs of the box.

We do not keep samples for our own pleasure as this is not what they were sent to us for. We only try an e-tailers product if they specifically tell us that they are sending us something to try. All products are shipped out to the consumer. Consumers may order with confidence as we have never had a box lost by USPS.

To our potential e-tailers: we promise to promote you to our utmost ability with the only cost to you being the cost of your samples. Please note that the e-tailers participating in the February Box (samples due by Feb. 15th, but may be sent in anytime after Jan. 16th to qualify) will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card.

E-tailers: We are looking forward to working with you. Consumers: We are excited to be sending you some fantastic products.


Debbie & Julie

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ye Olde Chandler Newsletter

The New Year is here and we hope to make 2010 the best smelling year ever! :)

With the start of this year why not get that special person in your life some lovely scented candles for Valentine's Day! Surround them with the decadent scent of Chocolate Covered Berries or draw up a bubble bath and ring the tub with Wine and Roses in our very popular Tumbler containers! May we also suggest Flower Shoppe, if you close your eyes you'd swear you were lounging in a private garden! For the traditionalist we have Rose Bouquet or if you prefer a sweet perfume try Endless Love.

We also have an assortment of handmade soaps for that special bubble bath, our Fleur Di Lis style has been very popular! Among the many scent choices we have Lavender and Chamomile to relax your cares away. Roses and Creme for that luxuriant scent of rosewater, or why not add rose petals and complete the fantasy!

With over 80 candle scents and 8 soap scents to choose from we are sure you'll find what you are looking for at Ye Olde Chandler!