Friday, October 29, 2010

Eye Candy: Uh, Eye Candy

Amy Atlas Events has a gorgeous section of photography on her website called, perfectly enough, Eye Candy. The pictures are amazing!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

1000th Etsy Sale!

No, we're not quite to our 1000th Etsy sale, but we're getting close! This is quite the milestone for us - I'm not sure we thought it would happen quite this quickly, but we're certainly happy about it.

To celebrate this amazing milestone, the person who orders the 1000th item from our Etsy shop will have their order DOUBLED. That's right - if you order one Spice Rack and one dozen Sweetened Grapefruit lollipops and you're the person who orders the 1000th item, we'll send you TWO Spice Racks and TWO dozen Sweetened Grapefruit lollipops! It's a great deal.

So stop by the shop today, and maybe place an order. Perhaps you'll get your order doubled!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I've done NaNoWriMo before. It can be quite the slog, but so much fun when you're done. You've written a book!


Picture yourself halfway through the month: it's November 15th, you've got 20,000 words written out of your 50,000 required. It's late, you've got a deadline at work that you've been slacking off on because you're trying to get this particular scene juuuuuuust right. But hey! You suddenly remember that you've got exactly what you need: lollipops! Blueberry Muffin lollipops, to be exact. Why Blueberry Muffin? Because they have a great warm muffin taste combined with the zing of blueberry that leaps out at you to give you that kick in the pants you might need about that time.

(We also recommend our hazelnut-coffee flavored Lickanthrope lollipops to remind your body of caffeine without actually making it so you can't sleep.)

Good luck with your novel!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We Have Liftoff

Lots of people, particularly kids, have trouble clearing their ears when the cabin pressure changes in an airplane. One technique for unclogging your ears is to swallow or yawn.

electric_yellow Eating a lollipop is one way to stimulate your saliva production and increase the number of times you swallow. If you’re traveling for business or pleasure anytime soon, be sure to include lollipops in your carry-on bag. Even if you’re not headed away on a tropical vacation, try our limited edition of sweet-tart tropical flavors: mango and pineapple suckers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Treats for Volunteers

I don't know how your kids' school(s) work(s), but here in California the schools rely heavily on parent volunteers. Recruiting people to volunteer can be touchy because so many parents work and they're asked to volunteer so often.

I will admit to using candy to get people to show up. As one person told me last year: "I've learned that if I help, I get yummy lollipops." It really works!

Our floral honey-jasmine Sweethearts are a perfect sweet to entice grown-ups to do your bidding - I mean, help out at school events.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Eye Candy: Shooting Star Press

Ok, some of the eye candy posts have become disturbingly high brow. How about some high-flying pro wrestling to mix it up.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

AWOOOO! (That’s Me, Howling at the Moon)

The next full moon is this weekend – October 23 2010. Whether your personal werewolf beliefs involve lunar-induced phase changes or not, we can all agree that Lickanthrope lollipops are a ridiculous delicious pun on lycanthropy.

Lick-wrapper Hazelnut-Coffee lollipops can be part of your Halloween plans if you remember to order by this coming Sunday, October 24th. It’s the day after the full moon, so you can remember it that way :-)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I Vant To Suck Your Blood


Happy Halloween to all vampire fans! If your Halloween plans include True Blood, Twilight, or vampires in any form, Blood Suckers will delight your friends.

The cool, tingly flavor of anise mimics the vampire’s cooler-than-human body temperature… and the clean sweet taste of apple presents the temptation of eternal life that lurks in the vampire’s kiss...

If you’d like to have seductive, deep red Blood Suckers (or any other flavors of lollipops) at a party you’re throwing or attending, you should order from our Etsy store by this coming Sunday, October 24th, to ensure delivery in time for the 31st.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Costume Parties

2LTpackaging We love this idea! At last weekend’s EtsyRAIN craft show, some folks bought the Love Triangle collection to give as “best costume” prizes at their upcoming Halloween parties.

Speaking of witch which… Halloween is just around the corner! If you’d like to have This Charming Candy at a party you’re throwing or attending, you should place your order by this coming Sunday, October 24th, to ensure delivery in time for the 31st.

Do you have your costume yet? I still need to get a key part of mine ready. Ack!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Greatest Hits for Sale on Etsy

You all love the Greatest Hits collection! At least, that's what it seems like from the EtsyRain sales this weekend. It's finally for sale over on Etsy, so if you're not in Seattle or couldn't make it to the show this weekend, head on over and check it out!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

EtsyRain and Greatest Hits

To all of our Seattle readers: we are selling lollipops at EtsyRain today and tomorrow! So stop by and grab a couple of your favorite flavors.

We will also have our Greatest Hits lollipops available for sale for the VERY FIRST TIME anywhere! They'll be on Etsy on Monday for those of you not in Seattle or who can't get to the Intiman Theatre this weekend.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Our EtsyRain Neighbors

Have we mentioned EtsyRain a lot this week? That's because Seattle has a lot of great artisans who will be selling their incredibly gorgeous creations there. Like the folks who will be on either side of us at the show.

Foamywader makes absolutely divine jewelry, like her Orange Blossom Cluster Necklace (pictured), freckles necklace, and her Buffy earrings. We, personally, can never resist a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference.

Greenbelts will be on our other side. She makes fabulous cuffs, collars, rings, belts, leashes and anything else she can from vintage belts. We've pictured her lovely carved coconut and giant wood buttons cuff, but check out her Etsy store for lots of other goodies.

We'll all be hanging out in the upper balcony of the Intiman Theatre tomorrow and Sunday from 11 - 5. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

EtsyRain Details

For all of you in Seattle, it's the EtsyRain show this weekend! We've got lots of candy ready to sell, so I hope you're ready to buy. And if you get there early, we donated candy for every single swag bag.

Where: The Intiman Theatre in the Seattle Center
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11-5
Why: Because you need lollipops for your Halloween party, or to share with your co-workers, or to eat while you participate in NaNoWriMo, or just to have around the house

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Maple Sugar Lollipops are Good

Our little ghost also loves her some Maple Sugar lollipops. Look at her holding that lollipop to her mouth like she just can't wait to eat it!

Get some yummy Maple Sugar lollipops (or whatever flavor tickles your fancy) for yourself or your little ghosts at the EtsyRain pre-Holiday show in Seattle this weekend or from our Etsy shop!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ghosts Love Pomegranate Lollipops

We had some fun taking Halloween pictures during our last photoshoot. Check out this adorable little ghost making off with a Pomegranate lollipop from our new Greatest Hits collection!

Get some lollipops for yourself or your little ghosts at the EtsyRain pre-Holiday show in Seattle this weekend or from our Etsy shop!

Monday, October 11, 2010

EtsyRAIN Pre-Holiday Craft Show

Do you still need to grab a pack or two of Love Triangle lollipops for your Halloween party? Or a pack of Pistachio-Marshmallow lollipops for a Day of the Dead gathering? Or a stash of Salted Caramel and Hazelnut-Coffee lollipopos to sustain you through NaNoWriMo? Or just need a couple of Spice Racks to have in the house?

Come to EtsyRAIN this weekend! Susan will be selling yummy candy at the Intiman Theatre in the Seattle Center.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

You Say It's Your Birthday

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered.

This is it! We've been selling lollipops for one whole year, and we're still around! Yay us! Forgive us for being so thrilled, but this is a Big Deal.

To say thank you to all of you, our customers, twitter followers, facebook fans/likers, blog readers, friends, and family, we will be giving away Greatest Hits collections to 5 lucky people today.

All you have to do is leave your non-anonymous comment in today's blog post telling us what your favorite flavor is. At 5pm Pacific Time, we will choose 5 commenters at random and notify you that you've won. One comment per person please.

Here's to another fabulous year!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Greatest Hits

Introducing our Greatest Hits collection! For the holidays this year, we wanted to showcase the favorite flavor from each of the six collections that we've had for sale in 2010. The collection has two of each of the following flavors:

These are perfect for you to sample your favorite flavors from each pack or to introduce your friends to our lollipops!

We'll be giving away 5 of these special collections tomorrow on the blog! We'll have them at the EtsyRain craft show for the first time on Oct 16th-17th, and list them for regular retail sale on Etsy on Monday Oct 18th. 

Look for details in tomorrow's blog post!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Return of Hockey Friday - Only on Wednesday

Yes, yes, it's only Wednesday, not Friday. But there are other things afoot on Friday (hint: it's our 1-year anniversary!), so this week's Hockey Friday is destined to be on Wednesday.

The NHL season starts tomorrow! Philly plays Pittsburgh tomorrow night for their season opener, and San Jose starts its season with a game against Columbus in Stockholm on Friday.

I've no idea what the prospects for either team are this year, though I'm confident that both TCC teams will meet in the Stanley Cup finals (like they *almost* did last spring). And then our company will be torn asunder by hockey rivalry. Or something.

Go Sharks! Go Flyers!

Do you need a last-minute gift favor for your hockey party? Consider teal Teaberry lollipops for your Sharks party, or orange Tangerine-Clove lollipops for your Flyers event.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lollipops Are Antennae #2

A small alien with lollipop antennae visited some SETI satellite dishes during the same field trip as yesterday's post.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Math Geeks!

Susan and I are both recovering math majors. So when we got this picture of a little field trip some of our lollipops took, our hearts just about melted. (For those of you who don't know, Alan Turing was a mathematician who also happened to be a key player in developing computer science. He was also a Big Deal Codebreaker during WWII.)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Eye Candy: Isabella Rossellini

When I was in college, I used to buy women’s magazines such as Cosmo simply to collect LancĂ´me advertisements featuring Isabella Rossellini. The woman is the very definition of Eye Candy. I found this scanned-in ad on flickr:

Isabella Rossellini Tresor ad

Yup, I had that one up in my dorm room.

credit: veronique3 on flickr