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Giving: not because you have to but because you can

As I sit here in the crazy rush of what is called morning, I have to take a minute and remember there's a bigger picture outside of my 4 walled padded room. This is the begining of a new year, a new adventure in time and space and new challenges. However the drive to acheive has to be tempered with the reality that I've got it pretty good. With that in mind it's time to give back. ...and damn it's cold outside.

 

On Jan 3, 2018 The Candle Wick Shoppe partnered with Howes Bayou to provide dinner for  the homeless at Renaissance Vineyard Church in Ferndale. Efforts inspired by Jim Poole and his family have inspired members of the greater Ferndale community to come together and perform acts of kindness. Every year Renaissance Vineyard Church participates in a warming center for the homeless. The church brings aproximatly 100 people in out of the blistering cold and provides them with a meal and a warm place to sleep. They are not the only ones to host. Six to eight locations start in mid December and host for as long as they have venues. This year may extend into late February.  When Renaissance Vineyard's rotation is done the next site to open is St Mary's of Royal Oak. Each location is always looking for assistance.

I have to give it to the crew at Howes Bayou. Working as a well oiled machine, they took it as a personal mission to provide the best for people in need. The Howes' staff as well as everybody at the Candle Wick SHoppe would like to thank Jim and Megan Pool and Renaissance Vineyard Church for allowing us to participate in helping those less fortunate. 

These are the times where we need to come together with positive acts that build up our community.  We are stronger together. Contact the church to see how you can assist. 

 

For more information on the church:

Renaissance Vineyard Church
1841 Pinecrest Drive
Ferndale, MI 48220
248.545.4664
 
 
22848 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
(248) 691-7145
 
 
....and of course stop in to the Candle Wick Shoppe
175 W. 9 mile
Ferndale, Mi 48220
248 547 2987
 
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The Candle Wick Shoppe celebrates 10th anniversary in 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

1/3/2018

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Name: Patrick Vincent

Title: Store Manager

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Phone: 248-547-2987

 

The Candle Wick Shoppe celebrates 10th anniversary in 2018

 

Ferndale, MI - The Candle Wick Shoppe is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2018. What began as a cute hippie basement store for testing new products has become a place for experiences. Despite the name, the Candle Wick Shoppe is much more than a candle store.

 

jacki n patty small“Becoming a destination store is really what drives us.  Inspiring customers to come to us for an extraordinary experience is our goal.”  Jacki Smith

 

In 2008, when the previous Candle Wick Shoppe owner decided to sell, Jacki Smith, Patty Shaw and Anthony Phoenix jumped at the chance to have a retail store again. Moving to the bigger 1200 square foot space on the ground level in 2015 gave this team a chance to express their creativity through the space renovations. The ground-level store also created an opportunity to open the Reiki Healing Center, inside of the Candle Wick Shoppe, where  Reiki Healers, Spiritual Counselors and Tarot Readers assist customers in healing, support, and life direction.

“Providing a place to relax, heal and grow is very important to us and is part of our identity.”  Patty Shaw

Being a part of the Downtown Ferndale community is what makes it all come together. For the most part, the people in Downtown Ferndale work and live in Ferndale. Many of the businesses are owner operated, which has created a sense of comradery. This connection to community inspired Smith and Phoenix to move their family to Ferndale in 2009.   Ferndale was not a new business destination to Smith and Shaw, sisters who own Coventry Creations, a 25 year old candle making company that has been in Ferndale since 2004.  These sisters saw Candle Wick Shoppe as the perfect retail outlet for their inspirational brand of candles.

"Inspiration stirred the creation of the Mojo Bar, located inside the shop, a great place to experience creating a personal talisman with the help of the gifted staff." JS

During the 10 years, the owners have found ways to collaborate with and give back to the Ferndale community. From cross promotions with other local businesses, to gallery showings to meet and greets with local area politicians, the Candle Wick Shoppe is dedicated to all of Ferndale.

Involvement with nonprofit organizations has been important, too. Examples include being on the board of Ferndale Pride, donating to the Michigan Pagan Scholarship fund and the Magical Educational Council (MEC). They are also a strong supporter of Ferndale schools and the Ferndale Library, Ferndale Youth Assistance, and Renaissance Vineyard Church. 

 

10300238 10203962124075613 8610889576425728052 n 1"The Candle Wick Shoppe is where many communities come together. That strength is reflected in the customers, staff and owners. Each owner brings in their diverse passions and skills to add to the mix. " - Phoenix

 

Those at the Candle Wick Shoppe daily hear that they are more than a candle store. The mission is “to have the remedy for what ails your soul.”  Besides offering Coventry Creations products, when they look to the future it is all about experiences. The core values are to create extraordinary experiences, have joyful interactions, make sure all efforts are rewarded and to exude authentic purpose.

 

The Candle Wick Shoppe in friendly Ferndale was established in 2008, and specializes in products for your soul, home and life. They offer a large range of incense, candles, statuary and spiritual supplies for the conscious consumer. 175 W 9 Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220

www.candlewickshoppe.com. If you would like to know more about Coventry Creations, please visit coventrycreations.com for retail or http://www.coventrywholesale.com for wholesale.

 

If you’d like more information about this topic, or want to schedule an interview with Jacki Smith or Patty Shaw, please contact Patrick at 248-547-2987 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Goals are a moving target

Live The Magic“How can it be December when my to-do list is still so full? I have goals I tell ya! I have things I committed to doing in 2017 and I just can’t do it. “

This is the December panic every year.

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Weaving your web of peace

live the magicLet me start this article by saying, I do not have any answers or advice for you. I just know that a large percentage of my friends, customers and family are feeling the stress and anxiety of our social climate right now. I am setting aside all political issues, race issue, sex and orientation issues and I want to get down to the core feeling that I see driving the bus on our collective anxiety.

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Month of Jacki

Come in and let's talk about some of Jack's favorite things I'm the shoppe!

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Crossroads Candles are in!

Go to the crossroads with this limited edition Crossroads Candle. Can't
make to the shoppe? Give us a call and place a phone order! We can ship to
you!

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In Store Special 15% off this week only

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Dammit Dolls

In Store Special 15% off this week only
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Evil Eyes 15% off in-store special

This week ONLY!

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CMO For May 21, 2017!

Hello all! This week's Coventry Magic Oracle reading, which I did for Healing, consisted of Everything & Then Some, Querent Caller, and Witches Purse.

Everything & Then Some (Wicked Witch Mojo): Make strength, power, vitality, and great health a reality in your every day life. 

Querent Caller (Motor City Hoo Doo): Get the right healer, information or opportunity that resolves your health issues. Getting your health in order will open the door to even more opportunities.

Witch's Purse (Witches Brew Candle): The money will appear for the healing you need; don't try to tackle this yourself. 

This week's question: What do I need to do to heal my body and soul?

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CMO for May 14, 2017.

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Hello all! Your weekly Coventry Magic Oracle reading contained the Intuition Affirmation, the Flying Monkeys Wicked Witck Mojo Candle, and the Protection Blessed Herbal candle. 

Intuition Affirmation: My inner voice tells me the truths I need to guide my judgement in the perfect direction. And right now, that is what is needed. Reveal the answers to the questions you have, and trust your gut.

Protection Blessed Herbal Candle: Guard yourelf against harmful energy. Pay attention! Protection is called for now.

Flying Monkeys Wicked Witch Mojo Candle: Call upon your guides (your Flying Monkeys, if you will) for guidance and to take you to your right path during this week. 

This week's Question: What is hidden from me?

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Weekly CMO Reading: May 7, 2017.

Hello all! This weeks Coventry Magic Oracle reading contained Lakshmi (World Magic), Angels (Affirmations), and Dragons Blood (Witches Brew).

Use the Lakshmi candle to bring some good and prosperous vibes, the Angels Affirmation to attract gentle confidence and the help you desire, and the Dragons Blood candle to allow good fortune to come into your life.

This Weeks Question: How do I bring good vibes into my daily life? 

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Honey Blends! This Weeks Staff Pick

This weeks staff pick is Root's Honey Blend candles! Beautiful beeswax candles blended with honey fragrances containing essential oils. 15% Off for THIS WEEK ONLY!!!!

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Weekly CMO: April 30, 2017.

Hello all! This weeks Coventry Magic Oracle reading included It Sucks To Be You (Wicked Witch Mojo), Intuition (Affirmations), and Emotional Balance (Blessed Herbal Candles).

It Sucks To Be You takes negativity back to its source, Intuition reminds us to listen to our inner truths and to trust our instincts, while Emotional Balance keeps us level headed through the rough patches.

This Weeks Question: What is my best course of action to get through difficult times?

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Beltane: A Quick Guide

Hello all! I hope you're having a good weekend.

I thought it would be a good idea to mention Beltane today, seeing as it's TOMORROW. I thought I'd give some insite into what it is, what kinds of magical things you can do to celebrate, etc.

So Beltane holds the spot on the wheel of the year between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, and symbolizes the waking of the earth. April showers have brought the May flowers, and now we celebrate that! Beltane is often celebrated by holding bonfires, planting flowers and trees, and is also the perfect time for Handfasting ceremonies.

So what can we do to magically for Beltane?

This is the ideal time to do magic to bring in abundance, and to celebrate unions (whether they're romantic or otherwise). 

At Candle Wick we can help through a couple of our favorite products for this time of year:

  • Abundance Blessing Kit: Through this trio that includes Attraction, Prosperity and Stability candles, you can bring abundance in whatever it is you seek. This set is great for Beltane altars.
  • Adam & Eve, Alice & Eve, Adam & Steve: Celebrate your union with these candles! 
  • Witches Brew Original Candle: Amplify and strengthen your magic. Strengthen the spirit and enlighten the soul to energize and empower any witch's spell craft. 


I wish all of you the happiest Beltane! Thank you so much for reading. 

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Weekly CMO Reading: April 23, 2017.

Hello all! The Coventry Magic Oracle for this week gave me the Adam & Eve Motor City Hoo Doo candle, The Love Affirmation candle, and the Fast Cash Wicked Witch Mojo candle, so it's looking like the next week is going to be a good one for love and prosperity!

Adam & Eve will amplify romantic feelings you and your partner have for each other; and is great for both rough patches and adding some more energy to what originally sparked the relationship.

The Love Affirmation opens us up to love of all sorts. Use this to let go of what is keeping you from letting love in.

The Fast Cash Wicked Witch Mojo candle reminds us that we can't live on love alone, but when you add money to the mix, anything is possible!

This Weeks Question: How do I want to experience love? 

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Aiden is Here!!!

Do you need a Reiki healing? How about your Chakra Balanced? Our newest addition to the Reiki Healing Center team, Aiden is here from noon -4pm to assist you in your healing and reading needs!
Come check him out at the Reiki Healing Center inside of the Candle Wick Shoppe!

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She's baaaack!!

Krystal is on duty today for tarot readings and Messages from Spirit from 4pm to 8. Come on in!! You won't be disappointed!!

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Coventry Magic Oracle for April 9, 2017.

Hello all! This week's reading contained Crown of Glory (Motor City Hoo Doo), Problem Solving (Blessed Herbal Candle), and Recover Lost Money (Motor City Hoo Doo)! Use Problem Solving to resolve any issues you're having in the prosperity sector of your life, then light the Crown of Glory and Recover Lost Money candles to bring in that which is owed and that which has been earned. 

This weeks question: What do I need to do to be prosperous? 

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Coventry Magic Oracle - April 2, 2017

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Hello all! For this week, the CMO recommends  Spiritual Cleansing, Attraction/Love and Money Draw from the Blessed Herbal line. Welcome Spring by clearing away the Winter dreariness, attract good energy, and bring on some good fortune and stability for the new season! 

Question of the Week: What are you looking forward to this spring?

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