• 2022 State of the Gardn

    A “behind-the-scenes” look at running our small home-based candle business this year. Hopefully, this transparency will help anyone thinking about doing something similar.
  • 150 Candles in 8 Hours!

    We had a custom order from a client that was extremely time-sensitive, so we rolled up our sleeves and poured 150 soy wax candles in 8 hours. 💪🏻 Check out the timelapse! 

  • How We Make Our Candles

    We pour all of our candles by hand.  I should say, Jessica pours all of our candles by hand.  She's the resident alchemist of the house, and she's learned to navigate the finicky science of soy candle-making.  It takes a lot of patience and precision... which is why she's doing it.
  • 2020 Holiday Gift Boxes

    Note: These are no longer available for purchase. We’re so excited to share a collaboration we’ve been working on for a while: our new Holiday Gi...
  • New Labels, New Scents

    We’ve always been proud of our carefully selected fragrance line-up, but we felt like the time was right for mixing things up a bit. We introduced the following new scents...
  • 2015 State of the Gard'n

    This was a big year for the Gardner family. Most of the success I’ve had in life has come because of the generosity of others, so I wanted to give back with some transparency. Hopefully, this “behind-the-scenes” look at starting our home business will be helpful to anyone thinking about doing something similar.

  • The Thankful Gardner

    In our first week online, we sold more than 20 candles (and that’s not counting the more than 50 we sold wholesale). Many of those orders came from good friends and family, so Jessica and I just wanted to take a moment on this day of Thanksgiving and say… thank you!
  • Ink & Spade

    I’ve been blogging a long while now, and what I’ve discovered in the process is that the process of discovery is the story of life.  I’ve met so many people, my current employer included, through the simple act of sharing experiences online.
  • Introducing The Thoughtful Gardner

    Jesse: I’m here with my wife Jessica we’ve got something that we’ve been working on for a couple months. We’re very excited to announce The Thoughtful Gardner which is our line of homemade goods.