Monday, December 29, 2008

Ringing in the New Year

It's almost time to ring in the new year. Time to make those new years resolutions and stick to them! I feel 2009 has many great things to come and I cant wait! I usually don’t make too many resolutions because then I get overwhelmed and drop them all. I do know that I must get back to the gym! And I have a few other resolutions floating around in my head. What are your resolutions? We would love to hear them!

New Year’s Day also brings with it something special for me, yes a beloved day off! Our retail store will be closed for New Year’s Day. We will be open on New Year’s Eve day from 10 -2 just in case you might need something. Then we are back to our regular store hours. But our online store is always open!

We have three new scents on deck so far for the new year, and all 3 are pretty great if I do say so myself. One of them being From the Vineyard which will be January’s Candle of the Month.

You only have 3 more days left to enter the December Giveaway! Remember we have THREE $20 Gift Certificates up for grabs!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Only 2 shopping days left!

Yes, there are only 2 more shopping days left!

Need some last minute gifts and some stress free shopping? Pop on by our Things That Make Scents retail store. We are here today 10-5 and tomorrow (Christmas Eve) 10-5pm and we are having a 20% off sale too! Give the gift of soy candles this year. And the best part? We will even wrap it up all nice for you, so all you have to do is hand it over! Gift Cards are available as well! What more could you ask for? Ummm Ok, maybe don’t answer that!

Does anyone know exactly how many renditions of Frosty the Snowman there are?? We are listening to Sirius Satellite Radio's special Holiday channel called Holly and I swear, I hear frosty at least 12 times a day, but its a different singer each time. On the bright side, I only heard Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer once so far, and have not heard Dominic the Donkey at ALL!
Last year I was humming that song for weeks! UGH. (Oh, dont worry, I have included the links for your listening pleasure... You're Welcome!)

I have to say it has been a pretty stress free holiday season here at TTMS. Except for maybe the day our credit card processing company was down, last Saturday in the middle of a busy afternoon. That was pretty stressful! Thanks QuickBooks Merchant Services for the extra grey hair that day. I'm sure we are not the only ones less than pleased about the outage! But other than that it has been good. All of our customers are great and it’s been a pleasure chatting with them and helping them choose scents for their gifts and for themselves, and that includes all of our online customers that I have spoken with or emailed. We appreciate your business and love your feedback and suggestions. Feel free to contact us anytime!

Well back to work for me, we are almost out of Summer at the Shore. Oddly enough it has been a huge seller this holiday season. Go figure?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So close now.............

Christmas is just around the corner. I cant believe how fast the time flew by! It’s been busy at the store this week and will probably get busier once people realize they are running out of time.

Snowman Poop, our December candle of the month has been a huge hit. Tom is very proud of his creation! If you haven’t tried it yet, its 25% off until the end of Dec.

We have been working on some new scent and will be featuring them as the next 3 candles of the Month.

Don’t forget we have three $20 gift certificates to be won in our December Giveaway. If you haven’t entered yet, go enter! Just ask the three winners from last month how easy it was!!

And in case you were wondering, the next display window plan is pretty much all set. Which is always a good thing!

Better get back to work now.. lots to do!!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Been trying to update the blog all week and just kept running out of time.. Typing away as I eat breakfast this morning… I wonder if that’s how all the crumbs get into my keyboard??

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! We did, it was nice to relax and enjoy the day with my family.Black Friday was crazy at the store. If you were there you know what I mean!Christmas is just around the corner now and I haven’t even really started shopping yet! Maybe everyone would like candles for Christmas?? LOL Oh wait, that’s what they got last year… oh boy I better get cracking! I wonder when the Malls start staying open later??

As promised we drew 3 names out of the hat for the November $20 TTMS Gift Certificate Giveaway.

And the winners are….. (Pretend you hear a drum roll)

Rachel Smith, Mayfield, KY
James Palmer, Linden, NJ
Judy Bernecker, Miami, FL

Sad that you didn’t win? We don’t worry, you can enter again in the December Gift Certificate Giveaway!
We once again will be picking 3 winners! Ho Ho Ho!

The window is done and I have some pics. I'm pleased with how it came out. Stringing the lights on the ceiling wasn’t as easy as I was hoping it would be.Take a look…..