Thursday, September 19, 2013

Enter to Win a FREE 12oz Beach Linen Scented Soy Candle by The Prismatic Peacock!

We are excited to announce that The Prismatic Peacock is having our very first giveaway!  Visit our Facebook Page and enter to win a FREE 12oz Beach Linen scented soy candle.  The contest ends on October 7, 2013.  Earn up to 40 entries by "liking" our Facebook Page, following us on Twitter, visiting our Etsy Shop to select your favorite item, Tweeting about the giveaway, and becoming a fan of our sponsor - Mad Girls Inc. - on Facebook and Twitter.  There are two ways to enter the giveaway.  Visit our Facebook page and click on the blue "Giveaway" tab at the top of the page or simply click this mobile friendly link  There is no purchase necessary, and it is free to enter.

Beach Linen is our top-selling fragrance across our entire product line!  This fragrance truly captures the pleasant aroma of clean clothes dried on a line in the beach breeze. It has an airiness that's incredibly fresh and is paired with the herbal, floral, and citrus notes of the best clean cotton. This phthalate free fragrance oil is infused with natural orange, parsley leaf, and patchouli essential oils.  The soft aqua color is a wonderful fit with any home decor and adds to the beachy feel. The candle is double wicked to provide an even burn pool and maximum scent throw. The 12oz apothecary jar comes complete with a flat top glass lid with seal.  This is a fabulous fragrance with universal appeal that works well year round in any room of your home.  To read more about this candle, please click the link to the item in our Etsy Shop.

Enter to win this 12oz Beach Linen Scented Soy Candle by The Prismatic Peacock
Beach Linen Scented Soy Candle 12oz by The Prismatic Peacock

12oz Beach Linen Scented Soy Candle
Enter To Win This 12oz Beach Linen Scented Soy Candle by The Prismatic Peacock!

We're very excited about our first giveaway and wish you all the best of luck!  Please feel free to spread the word and share our giveaway with your family and friends.  Visit our Etsy Shop if you'd like to view more of our products or place an order.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Time Flies When You're Having Fun

Ok, let me start off with an apology for being absent from my blog for so long.  I have been working hard on my business and attempting to build up product inventory for my busy upcoming fall and winter craft show season.  As usual, I had the best intentions for working ahead, but I'm playing catch up instead.  I'm really not sure how it happened, but somehow we are already into the month of September!

Growing up my parents always told me that time goes by faster as you age.  This fact is totally true!  It seems to speed up with age and with becoming a parent.  My little man is going to be four in two short months. I have absolutely no idea how that happened!  My business is going to be two years old next month.  What?!  They say time flies when you're having fun, so I must be having a blast!  In truth, I am.  I am a lucky girl.  I'm happily married, mom to a fabulous little man and four precious fur babies, running my own business, and living a life where every day is different.  Is it easy? Hell no!  But it is extremely satisfying to be able to do what I love, be creative, be my own boss, and have my hard work pay off.  It is a constant juggling act full of endless to-do lists.  I fall into bed exhausted every night, but I happily get up to do it all over again the next day.
The Croft Family June, 2013
The Croft Family June, 2013

If you are not following your dreams, living your truth, and pursuing your passion - I have one question for you.  What are you waiting for?  Life is short, and it flies by in the blink of an eye...apparently faster every year!  It can be scary to go for what you truly want and plow forward at full speed, but choosing to push through the fear and grow is really what life is all about.  As we head into a new season and the leaves begin to change it should serve as a reminder to us all that we need to evaluate ourselves to see if we need to change as well.  I encourage you to look at where you are and assess how you feel.  If you are not happy to your core about the place you are in, make a change.  Sometimes we need to make small tweaks, but other times we need to take a deep breath and make a leap of faith.  Wouldn't it be better to make a mistake than to live forever with the regret that you never tried?  I'd like to share a fabulous quote that I found by Marianne Williamson.

Our Deepest Fear - Quote by Marianne Williamson
Just let that sink in for a minute.  We are all powerful individuals, and we were put here for a purpose.  The trick is to figure out what your purpose (i.e. passion) is and to pursue it will everything you are and all you've got.  Let the little light from within you shine with all its might.  Here is another fabulous quote I'd like to share from Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Figure Out Your Passion Quote by Bishop T.D. Jakes

When you figure out what your passion is, your purpose becomes pursuing it. You will work harder than you ever have before, but it will not feel like work because you will be filled with joy while you do it. Production days are my absolute favorite days. I work long hours (usually at least 10 a day), but the time flies by. I put on my sneakers, crank up some fun music on Pandora, and shake my booty while I create my products. Sometimes I'm so swept up that it's suddenly 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and I realize I haven't even eaten anything yet! I usually don't stop until I run out of counter space.  I absolutely LOVE what I do, and I believe that my joy, passion, and creativity show in my products.

The Prismatic Peacock's Typical Kitchen Counter Scene
Fall Scented Soy Candles in Progress

I have recently made a few changes myself in honor of the new season.  I got a new haircut. My son started full time preschool.  I signed up for a new 11-week mastermind group that focuses on Bob Proctor's Book "You Were Born Rich" and I am reading several new books on the law of attraction to keep postive things flowing into my life.  I am trying new things and branching out to grow and expand my business.  I also plan to get back into a regular workout routine and lose 30 pounds, but I think I'll wait and start that on Monday.......

New Look for The Prismatic Peacock's Jessica Croft
The New 'Do
If you'd like to check out some of the fruits of my labor, please visit my Etsy Shop!  You can also "like" my Facebook Page to keep up with The Prismatic Peacock.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Prismatic Peacock Featured in THE BEST Candle Roundup!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that The Prismatic Peacock has been selected by Sarah Pollock Boyd as one of THE BEST candle brands in the Candle Roundup!  We sent Sarah eighteen samples of our favorite fragrance options to test.  We were chosen to be featured alongside Air Wick in the on a budget category.  This feature was posted on the Simply Stylist Blog, across social media, and on Lucky Magazine Online Community.  In celebration of this amazing feature, we are offering 10% off your entire order in our Etsy shop with coupon code SIMPLY10 at checkout so that you can try our products for yourself and save!

The Prismatic Peacock is featured in the On a Budget Category in the Candle Roundup

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Please visit our Etsy shop to browse our current inventory, place a custom order, and take advantage of the SIMPLY10 coupon code to receive 10% off your entire order!

Friday, June 14, 2013

It's a World Full of Overwhelmed, Catty Women Who Could Make Miracles Happen!

Have you ever had one of those days when you have a million and one things on your to-do list and it's just so overwhelming that you feel like you'd rather do nothing at all?  Well, I have.  This has happened to me more than a few times.  I think that most moms struggle with juggling all of their daily responsibilities.  Whether you're a stay at home mom, work a full time job, or run your own business, it's not easy to manage a home, care for the children and pets, get the cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands, bills, and a multitude of additional tasks done every day and still have enough time leftover to pull yourself together and give your hubby some attention.  Some women do it alone (bless them!) and some of us do it with the help of a spouse, but for some reason women take on the majority of the household chores and childcare duties.  Not only that, but we're so critical of ourselves.  We always feel like we're just not good enough, not doing enough, not giving enough, not accomplishing enough.  Why is that?

overwhelmed, stressed out women and moms

While we're on the subject of why, why are women so hard on each other?  There's an epidemic of mean girl syndrome going around.  Women can be so catty and cruel to each other.  I've never really understood this.  I mean, we're all in the same boat right?  You all know how much you can accomplish when you really put your time, energy, and focus into it.  Just think what we could accomplish in this world if we all banded together instead of tearing each other down.  We could have this place whipped into shape in a matter of months!  We grow human beings for God's sake!

Mean Girls Follow You Through Life

The next time you're feeling overwhelmed or you notice that you're being overly hard on yourself, just stop.  Take a time out to have a day that you do nothing.  Make yourself be the center of attention for just one day (or even a few minutes).  Take a nap, watch a movie, go shopping, read a book, have lunch with a friend, buy a new lipstick, go for a pedicure, drink a glass of wine (or two) or whatever it is that brings you peace and joy.  The next time you catch yourself or a friend being overly critical of another woman, just stop.  Remember that we all have moments when we're not our best self.  Everyone is entitled to have a bad day.  It doesn't make them a bad person.  Instead of a critical remark, give that woman a smile or a compliment.  I bet it will make you feel better too.  Imagine what could happen if we all cut ourselves and each other a break and shared a little kindness.  Miracles!

Schedule a little me time into your day!Kindness is contagious, so spread some today!

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