Canandaigua Art & Music Festival 8/14 – 8/16

This past weekend we were set up at the Canandaigua Art & Musical Festival!  This was our first time at this event, and we had a great turnout!  Vendors are all set up along Main Street in Canandaigua, there was a band playing all day, lots of food trucks, and just lots of local vendors to shop from!   The weather cooperated for the most part.  It rained hard for about 1/2 an hour on Friday, but for the rest of the weekend it was beautiful.

Here are a few pictures of our event there!


Greece Olympia, 12/10/16


This was our 2nd year at Greece Olympia.  We enjoyed this show very much last year and was happy to be a part of it again this year!  We are located in the gym in spot G-57, and have already reserved the same spot for 2017!


This was our last show of the year, and some of my customers actually placed orders ahead of time and picked up their orders at this show (yes, you can do that for any of our shows!)   And, since I disappointed some customers last weekend at School #46 and didn’t have any more lip balms or lotion sticks at that show, I made sure I had them for this show, and made lots of them during this past week.


I also brought my all natural pet products, too!





We had lots of fun at this show, talking to customers and lots of other vendor friends!   Look for us here again next year in the gym, same spot!  Thanks again to everyone who came out not only to this show, but who came out to support us at all of our shows throughout the year.

We wish you all a safe & wonderful Christmas holiday, the happiest of New Year’s, and we will see you next year!

Bloomfield Christmas Show 11/19/16

This was our 3rd year at Bloomfield’s Christmas show.   In previous years, there were a lot more vendors – many who even filled the hallways.  But due to a new fire code (?) they were not allowed to have vendors in the hallways this year.  The other change – which I thought was a positive one – was that all vendors had to have handmade items.  So, no direct sales or buy/sell items.

We were set up in the main gym again this year (upon request) and had a double booth.


I will admit, I did not have a whole lot of products.  Christkindl was last weekend, which wiped me out, and I did not have time to make a lot of new products for this show.  Which actually turned out to not be a bad thing, because there weren’t very many customers.   The show was pretty dead for the majority of the day.  A lot of vendors walking around, watching the clock all day long.  I’m unsure why the attendance was so low, as it’s a very well established show.





The weather was a comfortable 68º when we got there and were setting up, and it was 40º and sleeting when we were tearing down after the show!

Thanks to the customers who did stop by to the show this year!

Canandaigua Christkindl Market 11/11 -11/13


This was our first year at Christkindl in Canandaigua.   I can say that this show BLEW US AWAY!  We weren’t sure what to expect.  We attended last year for the first time, as shoppers, and really loved the whole atmosphere of the show and really wanted to be a part of it in 2016.  We applied in January, and got notice in June that we were accepted!   We could not have been happier.

Because we are so local (Clifton Springs, 10 minutes away) – we were allowed to set up our displays (tent & tables) on Wednesday, which we did.  This saved us a lot of time struggling to set up with the rest of the vendors on Thursday.

Even though we set up a couple days before the show officially started, the show was already so festive and decorated for Christmas!


One thing I love about this show, is that all the vendors must have hand crafted products.  Yay for hand-made!   We were also required to decorate our booths for Christmas.





It was so incredibly busy at this show, we had to do a large re-stock on both Saturday & Sunday mornings!   At one point I ran out of jar candles and had to bring in my tins.   Craziness – but in the best possible way!



The crowds!  It was insane – and it was like this all 3 days.  I thought maybe one day would be slow, but not at Christkindl!  This show was hopping every single day, from beginning to end.


Our “un-paper towels” were a HUGE hit.  I had made 70 of them just for this show – and left with 12 at the end of the show.  If I had more prints, I could have sold a lot more.  Towards the end of the show, the selection became slim pickings!


We had so much fun at this show, we were not ready for it to end!  3 days went by so fast!  We had great vendor neighbors, and met the nicest people.  The staff at Christkindl were also so incredibly nice to us vendors!  I do not have a single complaint about this show.  I cannot wait to apply again in January, and I hope they will accept us back in 2017!  We’ll keep you posted!

Holy Childhood 11/5/16


This was our 4th year at Holy Childhood in Henrietta this year.  We were surprised how much attendance was down from previous years, but we still saw lots of familiar faces and it was nice seeing everyone!  We were located in the gym along the back wall.

There were other shows on the same date (some that were new this year) so perhaps that’s why attendance was down.

Thanks to everyone who did come out to the show and stop by our booth to say hi!







St. Rita’s 32nd Annual Craft Sale in Webster, NY


Eartherella was set up at St. Rita’s 32nd annual craft sale this past weekend.  We were here last year as well, and it was so nice seeing some return customers who came back for our stuff!

We were in the same room as last year (room #2) but we were on the opposite wall this year.  We have new, larger displays this year also, and we have added lots of products to our line since last year, such as handmade soaps and all natural pet products!






This year, St. Rita’s had over 100 vendors!  It was a beautiful day outside, and some vendors even set up outside.   The morning started off very well.  Mid-morning the fire alarms all went off, and the building was evacuated, including vendors.  So we all had to stand outside while the fire department did their thing to make sure it was clear to come back in.  After that, the show pretty much died down drastically.  Not sure if shoppers knew it was ok to come back in or what – but I think they all left! I was told last year that in previous years, there were so many people shopping this show, that there was barely “wiggle room” to get by each other.  But this year, the customers were pretty scarce.  Is the craft show hype dying down?  This has been something lots of vendors have been talking about all year.  2016 has been a strange year.  Some blame the weather, some blame it on it being an election year.  For whatever reason, I hope 2017 is much better!

Thanks to everyone who did come out – and please see our calendar to see where we will be next!


OATKA Festival in LeRoy, NY


Eartherella was a vendor at the OATKA Festival in LeRoy, NY this past weekend.  This was an hour-long trip one way for us, as we thought this was a much bigger show than it was.  It turned out to be just a small town festival.  But, we made the most of it.  We had lots of soy candles, melts, unpaper towels, frizzies and lots of all natural pet products too.

It was much busier on Saturday, especially right after the parade was over.   Sunday was very slow, but we still had fun passing the time with our fellow vendors.

Thanks to everyone who stopped out to visit and/or make a purchase from us!

Below are some other pics of the show.














Chaz Bono purchased an Eartherella soy candle and we have the photo to prove it!


We sell our products at local shows, there are a few retailers locally that carry Eartherella’s products, and we also sell them online through our website, on Etsy, and on Amazon, to name a few.

Our business has been growing, but imagine my surprise when I received an Amazon order and the name of the customer was Chaz Bono! I looked at the address and it was in the Los Angeles, CA area. But, I am skeptical by nature and was afraid this wasn’t THE Chaz Bono.  Lets face it – his mother probably has the most impersonators ever!  So, I went to Google Earth and did a search for the mailing address on the order. I then searched for photos of him on Google and YouTube, and there were several matches! Yes, Chaz Bono actually ordered one of my candles.


He ordered a Gingerbread candle, but I sent him several other scents of my soy candles, as well as a few packages of my soy melts. This was for Chaz Bono, after all!

In my package I sent him a letter, thanking him for his purchase, telling him that they were all hand poured by me, and I also mentioned that I loved seeing him on The Bold & The Beautiful a couple days last week (my favorite soap by the way!).

I also added a PS – “If you wanted to send me a selfie of yourself with my candle, I wouldn’t be mad at ya! lol”. I figured it was a long shot, and I didn’t want to sound like a stalker fan (lol) so left it at that.

I shipped his package out 2-Day Priority Mail, and all day Friday I kept checking the tracking number to see if his package was delivered. It showed it was delivered at around 3:30pm (6:30pm our time in NY). A couple of hours later, I received an email and it said it was from Chaz Bono. I literally screamed when I saw he had emailed me!

Hi Valerie, thank you so much for the candles, they smell excellent, and are just the kind of sweet spicy scents I’m attracted to. Having to 2 dogs and 3 cats, I like to light candles in my home a lot, and will definitely be a return customer. Here’s your selfie with your candle in it, as per requested. Thanks again for the goodies, and the complement about my work on B&B. I don’t know what’s happening with that show in the future, but I’ve got other projects I’ve shot or will soon, coming down the pike, including a movie I’m in, being released next month.


I was beyond thrilled with the email from him.  But when I went to see the attachment, the image did not come through. It said it was sent from his iPhone and for some reason, his attachment was a broken image. I tried opening that email in every application possible but I could not view the image. I was so bummed! I was dying to see the picture!

So, I emailed him back and thanked him for the email but let him know the photo did not come through. He ended up emailing me a couple more times trying to send me the photo, but it did not work. I told him I thought it was because it was being sent from his iphone and for some reason it wasn’t coming through. I didn’t want to bother him anymore and went to bed.

When I woke up Saturday morning, I had received another email from him:

Hopefully this will work better being sent from my computer, let me know if you still don’t get it, and I’ll try FB tomorrow.

And this was attached to it:

chaz bono pic

I about lost my mind!!! I was soooooooooooo excited I cannot even begin to tell you! First, I emailed him back and thanked him for going through so much trouble to get me this photo. (I had also told him in a previous email that I wanted the photo to share on my website & social media, so he knew this was going to be shared).

Can you say BEST DAY EVER??? I’m small time. I pour my candles with my own hands, in my own home in a tiny little town in Upstate NY, which has a population of maybe 2,000 people. Out of all the zillion candles out there, he chose MINE to purchase. This meant the entire world to me! And not only did he purchase one of my candles – he took time out of his very busy schedule to send me a personal thank you email, and then went through the trouble to send – and re-send this photo to me several times until it finally worked on my end.

What other celebrity would go through even HALF this trouble for someone? I don’t know of any.

I learned a lot about Chaz in this little transaction. He’s a real person, he’s down to earth, and he’s a genuinely nice guy.

I also want to add that you should check him out on Facebook. He has a lot of projects coming up, which I can’t wait to see him in. You can check out a clip of him as Jerry the Hoarder in the movie Dirty which comes out July 12th! I think we will be seeing a lot more of him on tv and in movies and I wish him nothing but the best!

And one last thing – if you want to purchase one of my candles (jars, tins or melts!) – use coupon code “ChazRocks” and save 20% through the end of June!


The Old Hilltop Market in Webster!


We are super excited to be a part of The (new) Old Hilltop Market on Empire Blvd in Webster!  They just opened a couple of weeks ago, and they are growing quickly!  They have lots of awesome vendors inside which include foods such as honey, syrup, mustard, granola, grass fed meats, baked goods, dairy products and more!  But it doesn’t stop there!  Lots of awesome gift products, too – such as candles, melts, jewelry, and lots of home & garden decor such as bird baths, bird houses, flowers, ferns, and so much more!  You really must stop in and see everything The Old Hilltop Market has to offer!

This is our spot – Eartherella! We have soy candles, soy melts, and frizzies!
Our booth is right next to Crimson Bramble! Her jewelry and decor items are so beautiful!


Here we have Thainna’s Gift Shop with her yummy smelling soy melts, smelly jars, and her beautiful etched glass!


Here we have maple syrup, honey, granola and more! (We bought some of the Cinnamon Raisin granola and it was delicious!)

Check out The Old Hilltop Market’s facebook page for lots more pictures, updates and more!

Rochester Lilac Festival, 5/7 & 5/8


We were at the Rochester Lilac Festival for the May 7th and May 8th weekend!  We lucked out with some beautiful, warm, sunny weather on Saturday, but it was freezing and raining on Sunday! But that didn’t stop the festival goers!  I was shocked at all the crowds, especially considering how the festival moved the crafters to a completely isolated part of the festival!


We experienced some issues with our display setups, and the uneven ground didn’t help matters any, but we made it work anyways!



On Sunday we added a few baskets in place of the shelves to keep the candle jars a little more secure.


We met so many nice people at the festival, and we thank you for stopping out to see us!  Be sure to check out our event schedule to see where we will be next!  We still have lots of dates to add!    Our products are also being sold at a few retail locations, so check them out here!