Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Addition !!!

Me and Greg are proud to announce our youngest son, Andrew, has found his soul mate. They are to be wed Monday 26th in Gatlinburg, TN. So our family is on a huge vacation trip... We couldn't have found a more better daughter in law if we picked her ourselves !!! As in fact that goes for both our daughter in laws.. Congratrulations Chasity Bollinger (soon to be McCluskey) and welcome to our family !!! We love both of our daughter in laws like our own !!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Final days of Liquidation !!!

Final Days of Liquidation!!! 40% off store wide, excluding candles 10%-25%, Furniture 15%. Selected store displays also on sale at discounted price. Valentine 75% off and Christmas 50%-75% off sort through packed boxes to get that great and last minuted bargain !!!! We will keep everyone updated and posted on the new openings of our store. We know we will still carry our candles that we hand make and pour, but we are not yet certain as to what other inventory we will have, because we are going out of business on some items.. Thanks everyone so much for the prayers and support in this great big opportunity The Candle Garden has decided to make.

Karen & Leslie

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We are Moving !!!!

Many of you already know the battles I have had to fight with my health. If not read all the earlier blogs and it will be in better detail. My latest was Breast Cancer and it has really taken a toll in my energy level, because of this we have decided to move to a different location. We have really struggled with this decision, but think this will be the best for us and our business. We have 2.5 acres at our present location and the up keep is just too much. We are moving to a location in the new and growing downtown district. We will announce the location soon, but I can already tell you it is going to be AWESOME !!! We are so excited. Getting ready for the move we are having a HUGE store wide sale. Everything must go!! We have lots of great gifts and candles that would make a perfect Valentine gift. Keep watching our facebook and blogs for updates..

Monday, November 21, 2011

Black Friday SALE !!!

Everyone is so antsy about Black Friday !!!! This The Candle Garden will be pertaking in some major sale items... We will open at 6 AM Friday morning.. From 6-11am ALL 8oz candles will be $5.50 (reg $6,95) and 22oz candles will be on salle for $17.00 (reg $18.50) If you purchase $25.00 or more you will recieve a free candle sampler gift !!! We will also have a ALL DAY SALE of 10% off everyday items and 15% off our hand painted (specially by karen) snowmen on assorted glass all different sizes... Hope to see you all bright and early on November 25,2011.. Have a blessed day.
Karen and Leslie :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Sorry it has been forever since a new blog, Karen is doing awesome !!! our paint classes have started back. It's great for those girl's night out or family gathering's. We have alot of new painting's painted and more to come so check out our facebook to see what is being painted they are normally posted on there weekly !!! Call to reserve your paint class 256-739-9702 or to even pick the painting you want to do !!!! Thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts much appreciation to all of you !!!!

Christmas Open House !!!

A special Christmas Open House @ The Candle Garden November 12th & 13th Door Prizes available !!! Bring in this coupon for a special customer appreciation 15% off storewide (excludes candle pouring and already reduced merchandise). Santa will be here with a small surprise for the kids. Come and celebrate with us and warm yourself with our Christmas Mulling Cider and Special holiday refreshments.
Two Men a Smokin' will be here selling Boston Butts & Tenderloins. Pre-order yours today !!
We will have New Holiday Scents also pre-packaged gifts great for teachers, work associates & friends. Lots of Holiday gift baskets ready to go !!!!
Open House Hours:
November 11, 2011 9:30am - 5:00pm, November 12, 9:30am - 5:00pm, November 13, 11:00am - 5:00pm. Santa's Hours: November 12 11:00am - 4:00pm, November 13 1:00pm - 4:00pm.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Paint Classes Temporarily on Hold While We Fight Cancer

Many of you have been calling and e-mailing regarding the art classes and I wanted to take an opportunity to let everyone know what is going on at The Candle Garden. About three weeks before Christmas I had a couple of bad results come back from recent mammograms and was scheduled for a biopsy right around Christmas. The biopsy results showed that I had two cancerous spots in one breast. I then had to go in for a PET scan. The scan results showed that there are other cancerous cells present but they seem to be in close proximity to the spots that were located on my breast. At this point I am scheduled to meet with a radiologist to discuss whether or not I need to receive radiation treatments before I am scheduled for a double mastectomy. If no radiation is needed then I am tentatively scheduled for the double mastectomy towards the end of next week, possibly Friday. I know that I have seen many of you in the store and have been able to share this with you personally, many others I have not been able to see or talk to personally. Because so many of you have been inquiring about the classes I decided that this was the best way for me to be able to let everyone know what is happening here. I am currently in the process of getting things around the store in order as I will likely be away for the next few weeks recovering from surgery. The store will still be open but the paint classes will be on hold until my return.

In the past I have survived both a stroke and heart surgery and am looking at this cancer as just another battle in a war that I am determined to win. I am fighting this with a vengeance and see this time off as an opportunity to rest and refresh my creative mind. I plan to return to work as soon as possible and come back with many fresh and new ideas! I truly appreciate the prayers of those of you who have already heard about my latest health battle. I covet all of your prayers and ask that you please continue to lift me up as I go through these next few weeks of medical decisions, surgery, and recovery. I will try to keep everyone updated on my progress via this blog as well as our Facebook page. And of course, I invite you to please stop by the store during my absence! I have several wonderful people who will be here working full steam ahead. They will also be able to update you on my progress and will have the latest updates regarding when classes will resume.