Good morning, and happy Monday! I’ve got a little pick-me-up for everyone’s least favorite day of the week. Well…most everyone. I don’t mind Mondays. I think they’re refreshing. Anyway, candles! I love candles, like really really love them. I’m more than happy to receive them from every distant relative who doesn’t know what to get me for Christmas and I have a stockpile of at least ten or so in my closet at all times. A few months back I got to try Weird Beard Candle Co for the first time and it was love at first sniff.
Weird Beard Candle Co is run by a husband and wife team, Mike and Crystal. They’ve been stopping to smell the candles since 2007, and eventually decided it was time to create their own. (Total candle sniffer here too! I could spend hours in a store smelling every candle.) They strive to make candles that stand out. From classic, to offbeat, to nostalgic, there’s a scent for everyone. To be sure they are sending the best possible candle to light up your home, Mike tests each and every fragrance before hand-pouring them in their 120 year old brick row house. Crystal is in charge of product photography, branding, and promotion. On March 1, 2016, Weird Beach Candle Co will be celebrating the first anniversary of their launch.
I’ve burnt a few of their candles including A Toast to Christmas Past which is egg nog scented, and Saturday Morning Cartoon which smells like fruit flavored loop shaped cereal. Both were awesome but their newest scent Peanut Butter Coffee Porter, which is available starting today, kind of knocked my socks off. I sent them a slightly creepy email stating “I wish I was small enough to crawl inside the candle and just live there.” That’s how good it smells. I’ve been carrying it from room to room with me. I would trade my whole candle collection for a hefty stock of these. Even Jeff exclaimed that he would have to buy a couple of them. THEY. SMELL. AMAZING.
So yeah, I’m a huge fan and I think you will be too! Weird Beard Candle Co has been kind enough to offer up a giveaway to one lucky The Dainty Squid reader. We’re doing the giveaway a little bit different than normal this time (and hopefully from here on out) You can enter below through Rafflecopter a variety of different ways. Feel free to only enter using one of the methods of your choice, or enter all the different ways possible to increase your chances. Give it a second to load, if it hasn’t already.