Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday at Yellow Rose Gifts, Company

Cyber Monday Specials -

#1     Purchase 2 - 8 oz. regular tureen candles Get the 3rd candle FREE!

#2 -  FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $50 or more.

#3 - 10% off any Natural Soap order

All orders must be emailed to: 

Use Code:  CyberMonday

Orders can be paid for via Paypal, money order or cashier's check. 

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Monday, November 22, 2010

New Natural Pet Spa Shampoos!

Yellow Rose Gifts, Company is proud to present our All New Natural Pet Spa Shampoos!  A great stocking stuffer for your precious pets.

Our pet shampoos is safe enought to use on human babies and does not contain SLS.  They are gentle on the skin, creates a nice foam and contains a conditioning lotion that will reduce the scratching that usually accompanies dry skin.

Availabe in the following fragrances:

Pooch Smooch Fragrance - A melody of sweet melon and crisp cucumber accented by hints of orange slices, violet petals, and fresh lily.

Precious Puppy Fragrance - A combination of pink grapefruit, Valencia orange and Keylime as top notes.  Pink jasmine blossoms, rose petals, and a fruity fusion of rip apricot for middle notes.  Bing cherry and ripe plum round out the fragrance as base notes.

Pretty Kitty Fragrance - An invigorating blend of island fresh kiwi, ripe strawberry, sun-kissed peach, Anjou pear and spring flowers that is sure to please even the fanciest of felines.

Purrs-n-Paws Fragrance -  A refreshing medley for your pet that combines juicy Mandarin orange, tangy lemon and tart lime with nuances of fresh flowers, soothing musk and sheer woods.

8 oz. bottle      $8.50 each

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop

I just found a great new blog hop.  Lot's of great blogs to follow!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Contest!!

Visit my facebook page at!/pages/Garland-TX/Yellow-Rose-Gifts-Company/79910025052 ,
make a comment about your favorite Thanksgiving memory and be entered to win a Natural 4 oz. Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub.  Contest ends this Tuesday!!
While you are at my facebook page, make sure to "like" me!!  I will "like" you back.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Package Cheese Snack

If you're like me, you like to find new ideas for gift giving.  I ran across this cute idea this afternoon and wanted to share with all of my readers.  It is nice and easy, too!

Spread some holiday cheer at your family gathering with this savory appetizer.


8 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
Red bell pepper


Mix the dried dill, garlic powder, and salt into the softened cream cheese.
Pack the mixture into a rectangular container lined with plastic wrap (you can reuse the cream cheese box).
Refrigerate it for at least 3 hours. Before serving time, set the unwrapped block of cheese on a platter and decorate it with a scallion bow and red pepper polka dots and gift tag.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Christmas Candle Fragrances!

The time is drawing near!  Yes, the Christmas Season is just about on us.  Our new candle fragrances at Yellow Rose Gifts, Company are absolutely wonderful!

They are:

Banana Nut Bread - Nuttly blend with fruity banana.

Christmas Splendor - A combinatin of apples, oak, balsam, fir and pine with a background of cinnamon and clove.

Island Christmas - The aroma of guava, mango, papaya and strawberries with a base not of freshly picked peppermint leaf.

Sleigh Ride - A wonderful blend of pine, apples and cinnamon, bayberry, holly, and a hint of vanilla.

All of our candles are handpoured with love, are 100% Soy Wax (no black soot or black smoke), have lead-free wicks, and are fragranced with the highest quality fragrance oils available.  We carry our candles in 6 oz., 8 oz. and 11 oz. tureen jars with a gold lid and tied with a gold bow.
I invite you to read our Testimonials page on our website at

Our candles make fantastic Christmas gifts!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas - Tea Tree & Oatmeal Soap

Great Gift Idea for friends, teachers and family!

Our Tea Tree & Oatmeal soap is great for problem skin and as a antibacterial disinfectant.  With additions of finely ground oatmeal to gently exfoliate your skin and cocoa powder which contains flavonoids, an antioxidant that protects skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure and prevents the skin from ageing.  We then fragrance the soap with Toffee Maple Crunch fragrance oil.

Visit to see all of our fantastic, natural products!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Biscuits with Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Butter

Here is another new Thanksgiving recipe that I ran across.  Start your own holiday tradition by making this recipe for you Thanksgiving dinner.


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening, chilled
4 tablespoons butter, chilled
1 cup buttermilk

Cooking Instructions
Heat oven to 450 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to combine.

Cut shortening and butter into the dry ingredients until they are the size of peas. (Tip: Use a pastry blender, which is a simple baking tool, for this step.) Stir in the buttermilk to combine.

Turn out onto generously floured board. Knead 5 to 10 times. Pat into a rectangle 3/4-inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutters. Gather remaining dough and pat into 3/4-inch thick rectangle. Repeating until all dough is used. Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for about 14 minutes.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ready In: Approximately 30 minutes

Baking Time: Approximately 14 minutes

Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop

Come and join us for the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop.  The event runs from December 1 - December 5.  So far, there are 300 blogs participating.  This is going to be a huge and fun-filled event.  I am a  Sponsor of the event at Sharing Savings With You,  I am giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to a lucky winner!  Sharing Savings With You so far has $365 worth of prizes to giveaway!  Believe me, you don't want to miss this event.

See Ya There!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas - Honey Almond Oatmeal Goat's Milk Soap

Goat's milk soap gives skin strength and suppleness; restores vitamins, minerals and proteins.  It also softens and rejuvenates the skin giving it a more youthful appearance.  We have also added oatmeal to help exfoliate the skin.  The soap is then fragranced with Honey Almond Essential Oil.

This would make a great Christmas gift for a teacher! 


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holiday Gift Ideas - Natural Spa Bars

Our Spa Bar is one of our best exfoliating soaps.  It is made with natural glycerin soap, almond meal, steel cut oats and blue cornmeal for the coloring.  We then fragrance the soap with Sea Foam fragrance oil. 
Glycerin soap keeps your skin feeling more hydrated for several hours after you use it.  It also helps your skin become softer and suppler.  Glycerin soap is great for sensitive skin and skin problems like eczema or psoriasis.  The Almond meal cleans the pores and removes dead cells without irritating the skin.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Monthly Candle Giveaway at Yellow Rose Gifts, Company

Hello to Everyone!  I have started the November Monthly Candle Giveaway on my website, Yellow Rose Gifts, Company.  This month is a 6 oz. Pumpkin Crunch Cake Soy Tureen Candle.  The Pumpkin Crunch Cake is one of my best sellers! Pumpkin Crunch Cake has the aroma of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich eagle brand milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake; melted butter, pecans and hints of spice.  You will absolutely love this fragrance! 

Visit my website today at and sign up.  Drawing will be held on the last Saturday of the month.

Pumpkin Cheese Praline Bars

I love finding new recipes to try for the Holidays.  I found this recipe and am going to try it for this Thanksgiving.  I was actually looking for new cheesecake recipes when I ran across this recipe.  If you have a favorite Cheesecake recipe for the Holidays, please share it with me.

Pumpkin Cheese Praline Bars

For pumpkin batter:
1 cup Packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon Ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 cup Unsalted butter -- (1 stick)
2 Eggs
1 cup Pumpkin puree
1 cup All-purpose flour

For cream cheese batter:
8 ounces Cream cheese -- room temperature
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/3 cup Granulated sugar

For topping:
1/4 cup Unsalted butter -- (1/2 stick)
1/2 cup Packed brown sugar
3/4 cup All-purpose flour
3/4 cup Chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with foil; brush pan with softened butter.

Prepare pumpkin batter; Using an electric mixer on medium speed, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, baking powder and baking soda for about 30 seconds, until evenly combined. Add butter, eggs and pumpkin; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, until smooth. Scrape bowl with rubber spatula. Add flour all at once; beat on low speed for 30 seconds, until flour is evenly blended in. Pour half the pumpkin batter into prepared pan. Reserve other half in a small bowl, scraping mixing bowl well.

Using the same mixing bowl, prepare cream cheese batter: Beat cream cheese, egg and vanilla on medium speed for abut 2 minutes, until fluffy and smooth. Add sugar; beat on medium speed for about 1 minute. Spread cream cheese batter over pumpkin batter in pan. Pour reserved pumpkin batter over cream cheese layer. Using a rubber spatula, cut through the batter several times through the length of the pan, then through the width of the pan, to create a marbled effect.

Prepare topping: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and brown sugar for 2 minutes, until fluffy and light in color. Add flour and pecans; bet on low speed for about 1 minute. The mixture will be crumbly. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over marbled batter.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, reversing the baking pan halfway through baking time. When done, the topping will have begun to brown and the top will feel slightly firm when touched gently with your fingertip. Remove from oven; let cool completely on wire rack; cut into bars.

Store cooled bars in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator, or wrap tightly and freeze for up to 2 months.

Pamper Yourself with Luxury Spa Candles

Our Spa Candles are scented with fragrance oils that will soothe the senses and rejuvenate the soul.
Surround yourself with our luxury fragrances of:

Kulu Bay
Mineral Salt Spa
Niagara Falls
Palm Island
Paradise Found
Tranquil Oasis
Capri Olivo
Tahitian Waterfall

Our Spa Candles are made with 100% Soy Wax, premium scented with high quality fragrances, and have lead free wicks.

8 oz. Tureen Candle      $10.00 each

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ginger Sweet Potato Muffins

On my quest for finding healthy recipes, I ran across this recipe that sounded fantastic.  I'm really not a big fan of sweet potatoes but I thought these muffins sounded too good to pass up!  Enjoy!
The crystallized ginger, coconut milk, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie spices make these muffins a perfect Thanksgiving side dish.

Ginger Sweet Potato Muffins


•1/2 cup salted butter
•3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
•2 large eggs
•3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes
•1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
•1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
•1/4 teaspoon baking soda
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
•1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
•1/2 cup coconut milk
•1/2 cup minced crystallized ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 12 muffin tins with nonstick spray. Place butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add eggs and continue to beat until mixture is very fluffy. Add mashed sweet potatoes and grated ginger root and beat at medium until blended. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice together. Fold in half of flour mixture. Stir in coconut milk. Fold in remaining flour mixture and crystallized ginger. The batter should be smooth, but be careful to not over mix. Fill prepared tins halfway with batter. Bake until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tins to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes before removing muffins.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

New For Fall & Christmas

Lavender Sugar Scrub

Our Lavender Sugar Scrub is made with a mixture of organic cane sugar, grape seed oil, lemon juice and Lavender essential oil.

The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to remove nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.

4 oz. jar     $8.50 each

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fresh Corn Muffins!! Yummy & Healthy

Stop buying those packaged corn muffins and make your own fresh corn muffins with this recipe.


6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup fresh corn kernels (from about 2 ears)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten


Heat the oven to 375°. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.
Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a medium skillet. Add the corn and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and cook over medium-high heat until barely tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Then spread the corn onto a plate to cool slightly.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
Add the buttermilk, egg, and remaining oil to the dry ingredients and stir until blended. Then stir in the corn mixture.
Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake the muffins for about 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 1 dozen.

New Fall Candle Fragrances

Just a reminder about our New Fall Candle Fragrances which are:

Autumn Wreath - Top notes of lemon and apple; followed by middle notes of anise, cinnamon and ginger; sitting on base notes of woods, musk and vanilla.

Banana Nut Bread - Nutty blend with fruity banana.

Harvest Moon - Top notes of fresh pear; blueberries, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar and white musk.

All of our candles are handpoured, premium scented with high quality fragrances, 100% Soy Wax, and lead-free wicks!  We take pride in our candles being of extremely high quality.  There is not any black smoke or black soot with our candles. 
Our candles are great for Christmas gifts for friends, family, and teachers!
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