Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Susan and I would like to say THANK YOU. We are thankful for our friends and families and that we are relatively well-off in this crazy world. But also: YOU ARE AWESOME. Without you, we wouldn't have a business. We wouldn't be pursuing our dreams to make the world a little bit happier with sugar on a stick, nor would we be learning so much about ourselves and how the world works. And that is all because you make it possible.
Thanks. From the bottoms of our hearts.
Now go stuff yourselves on turkey (or a vegetarian turkey-substitute) and watch some football. You deserve it.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
- Salted Caramel
- Root Beer Float
- Maple Sugar
- Sweetheart (Honey-Jasmine)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Today, it's going to be music.
Susan loves music. Going to shows and seeing new bands and discovering new tunes is one of her favorite things to do. I, being a working suburban mom, don't really have either the time or the opportunity to do that. I rely on Susan to introduce me to new music and I love that she loves sharing and recommending bands and songs that I would otherwise not hear of.
So when she IMed me before a recent trip down here to ask if I wanted her to make me a CD my response was "Of course I do!" The CD she made was wonderful and both I and my daughter like listening to it.
Here is the full playlist:
- Rill Rill - Sleigh Bells
- I'm in Your Church at Night - Active Child
- Windstorm - School of Seven Bells
- Walls - Shout Out Louds
- Higher Than the Stars - Pains of Being Pure at Heart
- God Knows I Had Plans - Mary Onettes
- Coast of Carolina - Telekenisis!
- Zero - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- The Lessons: The Exploding People - Cloud Cult
- Designer Skyline - Owl City
- Swim Until You Can't See Land - Frightened Rabbit
- Beautiful Amnesia - Visqueen
- 5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
- Song Writes Itself - Pela
- Angela Surf City - The Walkmen
- The Weekenders - The Hold Steady
- Stadium Love - Metric
- Bloodbuzz Ohio - The National
- Wolves, Live@KEXP - Phsophorescent
- Threads - This Will Destroy You
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org – to claim your tickets and a free candy sample. We just need your mailing address and you’ll be all set. We’re excited to meet you next month :-)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Do you live in Vancouver, BC? Are you going to be visiting there soon? Like, say, between December 9th and 12th? Would you like two FREE tickets to the One of a Kind Vancouver Show (adult admission is otherwise $10)?
Leave a comment below before 9 pm Pacific time tonight. Tell us the name of your favorite Vancouver restaurant and your favorite dish there (a link to their website would be double-plus awesome). Hey, we need to eat while we’re in town, right?
We’ll pick a winner at random from among the commenters. Check back tomorrow to see if you won. We will ask you to e-mail us your postal address so that we can send you the tickets and a bonus candy sample. Now, how awesome is that?
p.s. Become our fan on Facebook so you get advance notice of the next giveaway. We have a total of 3 pairs of tickets to give away…
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
That said, I'm not very good at actually creating those settings for everyday. Sure, we've got nice dishes (I love Villeroy & Boch) and matching napkins (which are always wrinkled because who irons napkins every week?) and sometimes even flowers sitting on the table. But during the week with a 7-year-old and a business to run, who has time? Getting everything on the table is more the goal, not making it look good.
Monday, November 15, 2010
During November 2010, all orders totaling more than $60 (excluding shipping) will receive a free 6-pack of those lovable misfits: the Charm School Dropouts.
Friday, November 12, 2010
This is the series promo video on YouTube.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
When I first got to Silicon Valley, I used to take my daughter over to a neighbor's house. The kids would all play together and we would sit and have tea and cookies together. It was a lovely little ritual we had. Now, of course, there's no time for such leisure, and I often eat my pick-me-up while I'm volunteering or emailing or helping my daughter with her homework. A little bit of candy, like a Salted Caramel lollipop, is often just what the doctor ordered.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
If you’d like to become one of those wonderful, smart, beautiful, creative people who’s incorporating lollipops into a party, huzzah! Here are a couple of cute ways to display the lollipops.
If you’re putting lollipops at individual place settings, BlumeBuds combine a name card with a little test tube for holding a flower… or better yet, a lollipop :-)
If lollipops will be part of your dessert table, this peacock-shaped holder from Jonathan Adler is elegant and would look impressive filled out with colorful suckers in beautiful packaging… such as our Greatest Hits collection.
We’re always interested to hear of ways to display lollies creatively – so drop a link in the comments if you’ve got one, or shoot an email to thischarmingcandy [at] gmail [dot] com!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Does any of this sound familiar?
- Your project team has a regular 7 am conference call with colleagues halfway around the globe.
- Your six-month-old is up. Again.
- You're signing in runners at a Sunday morning 5/10k run.
People are coming through for you at unreasonably early hours of the day. Bring a creative treat to show your gratitude for their dedication: Breakfast Tray lollipops honor the tastes of morning and are sure to bring smiles to tired faces (though maybe not to your six-month-old).
Blueberry Muffin, Sweetened Grapefruit, and Maple Syrup. Now that’s what I call a sweet morning!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This Charming Candy will close out our 2010 craft show schedule with a four-day extravaganza in gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia. We are so excited to be making our first appearance in Canada, the birthplace of our favorite sport – that’d be hockey, for those of you who are new :-)
If you’re anywhere near Vancouver, BC, come to the One of a Kind Vancouver show. It will be an incredible source for thoughtful and creative gifts for anyone on your list. We’ve been browsing the list of artisans and getting pretty excited ourselves.
Western Canadians who’ve been considering buying our beautiful small-batch confections can save considerable time by getting them in person and not having to deal with waiting for shipping and customs that’s part of the territory when buying online. Everybody wins!
DATE: December 9 - 12, 2010
TIME: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Thurs-Sat / 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday
PLACE: The New Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3
Seniors (65+) $6.50
Students (13-17) $6.50
Children (12 and under) Free
P.S. – become our fan on Facebook and you might win complimentary tickets to enter the show! Details soon.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Recently I’ve noticed a rack of 2011 calendars for sale in the grocery store… which I’m taking as a sure sign that holiday shopping season is upon us :-)
Even if you’re not yet ready to start buying lovely handmade lollipops for all the lucky folks on your list today, you’ll probably be ready in early December. Great news for Seattle area residents! This Charming Candy is thrilled to be a vendor at Urban Craft Uprising Winter 2010, Seattle’s biggest indie craft show with the world-famous swag bags for the first 100 customers.
Buy handmade for the holidays!
DATE: December 4th & 5th
TIME: 11am - 5pm
PLACE: Exhibition Hall @ Seattle Center
Exhibition Hall is in the basement of the Pacific Northwest Ballet building on Mercer Street, roughly across from Teatro Zinzanni.
Monday, November 1, 2010
If you happen to be one of those super-organized people who is already starting their holiday shopping*, we are kicking off the season with a special promotion. During the month of November, if you buy more than $60 worth of candy** from us on Etsy, we will throw in a pack of Charm School Dropout lollipops for free! Buy candy as gifts for your friends or as a Thanksgiving dessert and you'll get some extra for yourself. You can relax for ten minutes, enjoying a delicious lollipop, and get a small kick of sugar-energy when you're done.
* Will you come help me organize my life? That'd be awesome!
** Not shipping, just candy