Cupcake Centerpiece!

I can’t believe somebody actually made a cupcake centerpiece! Shelley over at How Does She has a great tutorial on how to make this ever so cute Cupcake and Candle Centerpiece 🙂  Thanks Shelley!

PartyLite: May Host Rewards

I am excited to share this months host rewards.

With just $250 in party sales, you will earn the following:

Contact me: for more information or to book your party.


*ENDED*Giveaway! PartyLite Clearly Creative Tealight Holder


I am so excited to offer a PartyLite Clearly Creative Tealight holder for my first giveaway! The tealight holder above is what the winning entrant will receive along with a tealight candle (decorative items not included).

This tealight holder normally retails for $20.00. Having this on hand will be really great because it is completely versatile, so you are really getting a gorgeous candle holder that you can make unique to fit any ocassion. You can fill it with candy, flowers, Easter eggs, or just about anything you can think of. You can even use it as a bubble vase!

Here are a few decorative ideas:

To Qualify for an entry to this giveaway,  you can complete any of the following tasks.

  1. Book a party, and don’t worry about location, parties can be hosted completely online. Check out the Host Rewards.
  2. Inquire about how you can start your own business and make money with PartyLite. 2 Choices for ZERO start up cost!
  3. Refer a friend who books a party or inquires about starting their own business.
  4. Purchase $10 in PartyLite product toward my show for 2 entries.
  5. Purchase $5 in PartyLite product toward my show for 1 entry.
  6. Refer a friend who purchases $10 in PartyLite product toward my show for 2 entries. Check out the Guest Specials starting at just $3.
  7. Purchase $50 in PartyLite product toward my show for 10 entries. Plus when you purchase $50 in PartyLite product, you qualify for 1/2 off any item from the NEW Summer or Winter/Spring Catalog!
*For a chance to win a PartyLite Votive Candle:
  • Like Cupcakes And Candles on Facebook
  •  Tweet about this Giveaway
  •  Follow Cupcakes and Candles Blog
  •  Refer a friend who completes any of these 3 tasks.

To make a qualifying purchase, please visit PartyLite Online and follow these instructions
  • Click Look Up Host
  • Enter my Name, Monica Merrill
  • Click Monica M
  • Happy Shopping!

You may qualify for as many entries as you would like. I will need to be able to confirm that you have completed your selected task. Please fill out the contact form below only ONE time and add the details relevant to your task or tasks in the comment box. If you have placed an order, please indicate that in your comment with your full name. If you have referred a friend who has placed an order, booked a party or inquired about becoming a PartyLite consultant, I will need their full name as well. Good Luck Everyone!

Cranberry Mason Jar Centerpiece

This is yet another very simple, tasteful and inexpensive display using a mason jar. It seems to me this would be quite perfect for Christmas, however, change the flower or the berry or even the fruit used and you have a perfect centerpiece for any occasion.

Mix or Match Fragrances: 3 Dozen Tealights for just $25 or 3 Dozen Votives for just $35

More Mason Jars

More Centerpieces

PartyLite Grand Opening

I’m thrilled to announce that I am starting a new business as an Independent PartyLite Consultant.I’m so excited and invite you to help launch my business. My first step is to earn my business kit.You can help by simply placing an order and spreading the word! After all, who doesn’t love candles, home accents and yummy gourmet food?Thanks for helping me launch my PartyLite business!

I am still working on trying to earn my PartyLite starter kit. The GREAT news is, the brand new SUMMER catalog has arrived! Plus, there are some AWESOME specials for guests during the month of April.

1st- Take ½ OFF any Summer or Winter/Spring Item with every $50 purchase!

2nd-  Mix or Match Fragrances/3Dozen Tealights for $25 or 3 Dozen Votives for $35

3rd- Guest Specials/Save up to 85%! Prices as low as $3

4th-  Summer Sale 50 to 75% off

5th-Very Important. To make sure I  get credit for your order, please follow these steps after clicking a link:

  • Click on Look up Host
  • Enter my name: Monica Merrill
  • Click on link, Monica M, Click continue and have fun shopping!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need help locating the specials and Have a most wonderful Day!

Thank you,
Monica Merrill

Your NEW PartyLite Consultant
(772) 475-5759

My pursuit of “Happiness”

Happiness can be defined as enjoying or characterized by well-being and contentment.

I used to think I exuded happiness, after all, I am happy to have a loving husband and 4 healthy children, a gift many won’t ever receive. I finally found the house of my dreams and I am so happy to be living here. I am happy with my job and truly happy to have a job, something many others don’t have.  Plus, I work at home, who wouldn’t love that?  Though I can cite many things that I am happy about and even grateful for, am I really, truly and completely “happy”?

My husband had said  to me the other day, ” we are just surviving”!  (Survival: the continuation of life or existence.) It really got me thinking about things, maybe he is right, maybe we really aren’t living in a state of well-being and contentment.  OK, we needed something more, but what?

As I pondered what he had said and thought about what changes we could make to move toward this sort of whole contentment, it occurred to me that perhaps the once perfect 2 incomes per family just wasn’t sufficient these days.  This brought me to the shocking realization that maybe one or even both of us would need to get a second job.  I quickly realized this was not going to make us any happier; while we would have more money, when would we have time to do anything fun with it?

After a lot of thought and trying to talk myself out of it, I decided to try direct sales with PartyLite to see if I could generate the extra income that would bring more fun and hopefully true happiness to our lives without spending a ton of time away from the house and my family. I thought it would be interesting to document this adventure here, so I could look back and not only see what was successful and what wasn’t, but also to remember the journey….hopefully to happiness 😉