Saturday, April 30, 2011

Reader Appreciation Week!

Visit our website at http://www.yellowrosegiftscompany/.  Go to our page "Massage Candles" to see our New "Sensual Touch" Moisturizing Soy Candles and "Sensual Touch" Soy Massage Melts.  You will absolutely fall in love with these new products!
Purchase a 4 oz. "Sensual Touch" Moisturizing Soy Candle and get a FREE "Sensual Touch" Soy Massage Melt!

**Offer good through May 7, 2011.

Great Mother's Day gift idea.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Just In Time For Mother's Day!

Give your Mom a special gift this year!  Give her a "Sensual Touch"  Moisturizing Soy Candle from Yellow Rose Gifts, Company.

Our New “Sensual Touch” Moisturizing Soy Candles are fragrant, hand-poured candles that when burned, transforms into a moisturizing oil that can be used to sooth and enhance the health of your skin. The Massage Oil leaves the skin silky smooth and moisturized, the muscles relaxed, and the mind soothed and rested.

Our moisturizing soy candles are made using a blend of natural, spa-grade ingredients that melts at the perfect temperature, and is formulated to nourish and hydrate the skin. We use 100% Natural Soy Wax, Natural Apricot Kernel Oil, and body safe fragrance oils/essential oils. Our massage candles include lead-free wicks, do not include any dye, and are extremely safe for your body and the environment.

Our “Sensual Touch” Moisturizing Soy Candles are also great for a pampering or romantic sensual body massage. When stress from everyday life overwhelms you, take a break to care for yourself or that special person in your life. Massage is proven to provide a therapeutic effect by relaxing us and reducing stress and anxiety by relaxing both your mind and body.

Choose from the following fragrances: 

Black Raspberry Vanilla
Cashmere & Silk (type)
Creamy Vanilla
Georgia Peach
Passion Flower Acai Berry
Southern Magnolia
White Chocolate
White Peach & Silk Blossoms

To place an order visit us at

"Name That Fragrance" Contest

This is our 3rd "Name That Fragrance" Contest.  I hope that ya'll have your thinking caps on!  You need to find a name for this fragrance - "I am a blend of pine, apples and cinnamon, bayberry, a touch of holly and a hint of vanilla." 
Contest will run through next Monday.  The winner will receive a 6 oz. candle in the new fragrance.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
To enter, just comment on this post.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Being a Mom - A Journey Unlike No Other

By Sara A Broers

OK~ So you think you want to be a Mom? As a Mom to a twenty year old son and a soon to be 16 year old, this Momʼs advice is, “Hang on Tight, and Pray, Pray, Pray!” My boys have given me much joy, as well as a few tears along the way. Life is truly a journey AND itʼs up to YOU to decide how much joy you will have in the journey!

Iʼm thinking.......5 top reasons why being a Mom is truly the best job in the world-

1. In what other occupation is it OK to be up for more than 24 hours straight while snuggling with a little baby and a cozy blanket? A wonderful time in a Momʼs life, as well as her childʼs.

2. Singing, Singing, Singing. There are many Moms who are professional singers.  Although they may not be recognized by the Grammy Association, yet their children think they have the BEST voices in the world!

3. A toy tester....There are not many positions within the workforce that say, “OK, test all these toys to make sure the batteries are charged!” Lets face it, Moms get to play a lot....and the smiles on a youngster are truly priceless and more.

4. And then there comes the day when we get to toss the car keys to our kids and say, “Drive Safe!” This is where a TON of prayer comes into play, need I say more?

5. The day the diploma is in hand- This is the day where a few tears are shed and as a Mom you know you have done the best job you could.

You may ask, “What is so hard about that?” Well, this is 18 years worth of dedication and love! Life is a journey and it truly is what we make out of it! You can let others decide the path of your life OR you can take the reigns and be in control. I have chosen to be in control, while knowing the man upstairs is walking next to me every step of the way. It is through my faith and a supportive husband that I have walked through this journey of Motherhood.

Iʼm proud of the fact that I live in the country....where the air is clean and my boys are growing into responsible (I know there is hope) individuals! Life is a roller coaster and I have savored every moment......Life is good....Enjoy the ride.......Become a Mom....Youʼll be glad you did! After All, Itʼs All In a Momʼs Day, Right?

Sara is a blogger, social media account manager, writer, and speaker that resides in Iowa. She has been married for 24 years and has two sons. You can follow Sara on twitter @saramomof2 or find her at All In An Iowa Momʼs Day.

I would like to thank Sara A. Broers for being a Guest Blogger on Yellow Rose Gifts, Company's Blog!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Winner of the "Name That Fragrance" Contest

Congratulations to Sharon Lauer-Kennedy who is the winner of our 2nd "Name That Fragrance" Contest.
Sharon came up with the name "Alpine Delight".  Sharon will be receiving a 6 oz. candle of the new fragrance. 
I would like to thank everyone who entered the contest!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Texas Adventures Part 5 - Decatur, Texas

Hello ya'll!! Are you ready to set out on another adventure? Here we go....

Decatur, Texas is located at the junction of US Highway 81/287 and Highway 380 in Wise County.  Travel time from the Dallas/Fort Worth is 45 minutes.  Take a step back in time when you visit historic Downtown Decatur. Stand in awe of the James Riley Gordon, 1896 Wise County Courthouse and then meander your way over to the newly opened Decatur Visitors Center located in the historic 1939 WPA Post Office Building.  Then make your way over to the Wise County Heritage Museum.  Formerly the Administration Building for the Decatur Baptist College, the building now houses the Wise County Heritage Museum, Little Theatre, Lost Battalion Room and Wise County Archives. The building was erected in 1892 of native limestone to house a four year college.  In December of 1967 the building and one acre were deeded to the Wise County Historical Society by Coke L. Gage. Next on our tour is "El Castile".  "The Castle" was built in 1883 by cattle baron Dan Waggoner and was once headquarters to the vast Waggoner ranching empire in North Texas. The house boasts 16 rooms and a full basement with 8 wood-burning fireplaces. It is constructed of fossibiferous limestone decorated with hand hewn wrought iron on the roof and balconies. The entrance hall has a grand staircase winding to the second floor with Texas star motifs decorating the walnut & oak stairway and other woodwork throughout the house. Massive interior doors stand 16 feet tall, 3 have stained glass. The Victorian library displays wrought iron isinglass fixtures from Denver. The house has a large dining room, 8 bedrooms, 5 marble bath and a huge kitchen with a copper sink and fixtures. The house was the model for the home in the movie "Giant". The home Thistle Hill in Fort Worth was a wedding present to Dan's Daughter Electra in 1902. El Castile was purchased by Phil Luker Sr. in 1944 and remains in the Luker family to this day. It is privately owned and not available for public viewing. And, not to be missed, is the Texas Tourist Camp.  Local Businessman C.F. Boydston purchased this site, a former feed lot in 1927. Recognizing a potential business opportunity offering services to the traveling public, he built a wooden shed and gas station in 1927. Travelers were allowed to build campfires during overnight stays and by 1931 Boydston added three wooden cabins with garages to the camp complex. The building were later faced with rock and more cabins were added in 1935. The original wooden gas station was covered with petrified wood in 1935 when the highway was widened and remained in operation by the Boydston family until 1988.  The Texas lunchroom was built in 1929 and renamed the Texas Cafe' in 1935. It was a popular hangout with high school and college students of the time as well as a destination for the traveling public. Trains often stopped for engineers and passenger to get a bit to eat. Part of the Complex is now occupied by private offices. The now Whistle Stop Cafe' has once again become a hangout for locals. The Texas Tourist Camp is one of the few intact example of tourist camps built throughout Texas in the mid 20th century. The Complex is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Decatur hosts many Special Events throughout the year.  Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square is held the 1st Saturday of the Month- May to October (excluding July).  Stores and restaurants stay open late and streets are closed to traffic. The Chisholm Trail Days Western Heritage Event is held in the month of June.  Moonlight Madness is held the first part of December with a parade, carriage rides around the downtown square and kids activities.
Next on our journey is a stop at beautiful Lake Bridgeport.  North Side Marina and Resort is located in deep water at the north end of beautiful Lake Bridgeport tucked away in a wooded lake front setting adjacent to Moonlight Bay, Sunset Bay, and North Star Pointe. North Side Marina and Resort offers many services including 1 to 4 Bedroom Cabin Rentals, Boat Rentals, Slip Rentals, RV Sites, Ship's Store, Gift Shop, Fishing and 24 hour boat fuel to Lake Bridgeport Residents and Visitors.
Time to rest those tired feet?  Then check into the Abbercromby Bed & Breakfast Suites. They also offer therapeutic massage, neuromuscular and myofascial therap, Swedish massage, reflexology, sports injury massage and tripper point massage.  That, in itself, sounds like a winner to me!
And...that concludes our visit to Decatur, Texas.  Did ya'll have fun?  Hope so, cuz I did!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Contest! "Name That Fragrance"

CONTEST TIME!!! The contest is "Name That Fragrance". I am a blend of fresh pear, blueberries, pineapple w/ juniper berries & eucalyptus w/ a touch of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar & white musk. Leave me a comment with your "Name That Fragrance" choice. The Winner will be chosen on April 16 and will receive a FREE 6 oz. candle of the New Fragrance. Good Luck to Everyone and think creatively!

Comment on this post with your unique name.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Another "Name That Fragrance" Contest!!

It is "Name That Fragrance" time again!  Put your thinking caps on and come up with an unique name for the following fragrance:

"I am fresh pear, blueberries, pineapple with juniper berries & eucalyptus with a touch of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar and white musk."

Contest will run through next Friday.  The winner will be announced on Saturday.  The winner will receive a 6 oz. candle of the new fragrance.

To enter the contest, leave a comment here on my blog.  Can't wait to see what ya'll come up with!!

Good Luck!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Texas Adventures Part 4 - Graham, Texas

Howdy Ya'll!  Are you ready for our next Texas Adventures?  Today we are visiting Graham, Texas.

Graham, Texas has America's Largest Downtown Square.  Graham is located 90 minutes from Fort Worth and is nestled in the beautiful North Texas Hill Country.  Graham is only a short distance from Possum Kingdom Lake.  Graham is where the stories portrayed in Lonesome Dove, The Searchers, and Black Fox took place.  I don't know about you, but I LOVED Lonesome Dove!  While in Graham, you can visit Fort Belknap, stop by the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, and check out a rodeo at the Young County Arena.  Fort Belknap was the northern anchor of a series of U.S. Army Forts stretching from the Red River to the Rio Grande, built to protect the Texas frontier. Troops from Fort Belknap pursued raiding bands of Indians allowing for settlement of the area. The Fort became the hub network of roads, most notably the Butterfield Overland Mail route. Fort Belknap was abandoned during the Civil War, reoccupied briefly after the war, then abandoned for the last time in September 1867. Some buildings have been restored and offer a popular site for group gatherings. Best of all it has free admission!  For those of you who love the outdoors, you can ride a horse at one of the area ranches, go bike riding through the countryside, hunt, or go fishing on Lake Graham or Lake Eddleman.  There are two public boat ramps on Lake Graham and one on Lake Eddleman. Camping sites and picnic areas are located along the shoreline of Lake Eddleman. Predominant fish species include Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Hybrid Striped Bass, White Bass, and Channel Catfish.  Shopping enthusiasts will love the large downtown square with all of the many distinctive shops.  Other shopping opportunities include the developing Old Town area where the old Coca Cola bottling plant, now a retail store, stands as the centerpiece.  For a fun adventure in the evening, plan to take in a move at the Graham Drive-In Theatre, one of the handful of outdoor movie theatres still operating in Texas. The drive-in features first-run or recent releases. Do you love attending flea markets?  Then you will love Fourth Monday Trades Days that takes place in Graham monthly. Vendors from all over the area offer almost anything you can imagine - unique gifts, home decor, clothing, accessories, sporting goods, antiques, tack, tools, and much much more. Looking for a one of a kind place to stay?  Then check out the Wildcatter Ranch & Resort.  The guest ranch is located just south of Graham on the some of the most scenic landscape in the North Texas Hill Country. Guests can enjoy horseback riding, canoeing, archory, biking, and hiking.

Well, that concludes our trip through Graham, Texas.  I hope ya'll had as much fun as I did!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Winner of the "Name That Fragrance" Contest

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the "Name That Fragrance" Contest. . . Kisha Townsend (Sweet Exotic Peppermint), Lisa Fairbanks (Island Kiss), Sharon Kennedy (Tropic Breeze), Natalie Vandenberghe (Passion), Bella Mia (Aloha Mint Berry), SAHMwife (Melon Berry Mint) and Kimberly (Tropical Tango). Ya'll are very creative! And the winner is ... Bella Mia "Aloha Mint Berry".

Bella Mia will be receiving a free candle of the new fragrance Aloha Mint Berry.