Its been a few weeks since my last blog post. In that time, we've been incredibly busy. Let's see - we had Christmas with our kids and family, we celebrated New Years, and started then New Year in earnest. Oh yeah, then we had another kid! We welcomed Esther into the family on January 6th. She's adored by her big brother and big sister. Needless to say, we've had our hands full the last few weeks.
To celebrate Esther's arrival, we are offering 20% off (our biggest ever discount) on all sizes of CLOTHO, the January Small Batch. NO CODE REQUIRED! Simply add any variant of Clotho to your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout. Head to the site today to get yours. And remember, in addition to nationwide shipping, we offer local pickup for all Birmingham metro customers.
What I'm reading - The Baseball 100: Barry Bonds by Joe Posnanski (on The Athletic). For anyone unaware, Barry Lamar Bonds was officially shut out of the Baseball Hall of Fame this week. His 10 years of eligibility have come and gone, and the baseball writers of America decided he's unfit to be a part of Cooperstown. I couldn't disagree more. I'm not going to petition MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred, or anything but it seems like a pretty significant travesty that the best players of a generation, and one of the best of all time, is not a part of the Baseball HOF. I mean, what even is a Hall of Fame if it doesn't include Barry Bonds? I could go on and on about this for days but the vendetta the voters have against Bonds is ridiculous. Was he kind of a jerk while he played? Yes. Did he rub people the wrong way? Sure. Did he almost certainly use steroids to enhance his play? Oh yeah. But did he also dominate the sport in a way no player of the previous 40 years had? Definitely. When you consider other "juicers" have gotten in to the HOF, it all seems really petty and pedantic.
What I'm watching - Sister Wives on TLC. Since having Esther, my wife and I have been bingeing television shows with reckless abandon. We've recently gotten into Sister Wives. For the uninitiated, the show covers a polygamist family in Arizona (by way of Utah, then Las Vegas) and explores all of the intricacies and issues associated to their lifestyle. Kody Brown is a sociopath. Enjoy.
What I'm burning - CLOTHO. The January Small Batch is the perfect candle for the kitchen or bathroom. A playful riff on baby powder, this scent includes powder, jasmine, violet, citrus, and floral notes. It delicately freshens up any room but in a very subtle manner. As previously stated, we're offering 20% OFF with NO CODE REQUIRED. Just add to your cart and checkout. The discount will be automatically applied.
What I'm listening to - The cries of a newborn...just kidding, kind of lol. For pleasure, I've been listening to a lot of Split Zone Duo. This podcast is the best college football podcast I've come across. Stephen, Alex, and Richard explore many of the main themes of the college football but in a new and interesting fashion. Additionally, the go a level deeper to discuss many of the nuances present in all things CFP.
What I'm thinking about - Our upcoming releases! We've been testing new scents and will be rolling out a number of new scents over the next two months. In addition to our upcoming February and March small batch scents, we'll be releasing two new Spring seasonals in March. We'll also be adding an permanent everyday scent in March which will be available year round.
As we prepare for Summer 2022 releases, we'll be posting some polls on our Instagram page so you can vote on the the types of scents you'd like to see. Please keep a lookout and cast a vote when the time comes.
I hope everyone has had a great start to the year and that you all are looking forward to 2022 as much as I am.. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via any of our social media channels. Also, for any local Birmingham folks, we offer local pickup in Crestwood so we can meet all of your candle needs right up to and through the holidays. Hit us up!
-Seth, City Candle Co.