Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The 7th annual Handmade for the Holidays Urban Craft Fair!

Please join us this Saturday for the 7th annual 
Handmade for the Holidays Urban 
Craft Fair at Becket's restaurant,
City Center Court from 10-3 
THIS Saturday!

We have almost 40 vendors, 
photo's with Santa from 10-12
with photographer Being Christine 
& of course the show is just
down the hall from Becket's
so grab a drink while you shop!

The first 50 adult shoppers will
receive a goody bag filled with swag from
our vendors & local businesses.

We will have a nice variety
of holiday beer bottle candles
but come early as our best labels
sell fast! 

See you Saturday!!! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New stockists!

We are so excited to announce that
 our candles are now 
available at Red Door Mercantile
in downtown Neenah, Wi. ! 

We also just restocked Soiree' Deux
in Ripon, Wi.

You can find us at the downtown 
Appleton Farmer's market this 
Saturday from 8-12:30! 

Shop local, buy handmade! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

New Fall scents!

We know, we know there is still
plenty of summer left & believe me 
we want it to stick around for awhile! 

We did make the decision to 
discontinue citronella until next summer &
start introducing fall scents.
 ( We do have some still available
for sale but we will not be making more)

We did a small run
of apple pie scented candles & then 
realized we were unable to get that scent again... 

sooooo here it is, our newest fall
scent Apple-bourbon it has
a hint of apple mixed with maple &
it smells AMAZING! 

We are taking a break from
the downtown Appleton farmer's market this 
Saturday for a family reunion
but we will be back 
next Saturday with more
labels & new scents!

Thank you so much for supporting
small business & handmade! 

See you soon! 
 Michelle & Bill 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New large beer bottle candles!

We are excited to offer larger 
beer bottle candles! Most of the bottles 
shown were hand cut from 2
22 oz beer bottles 
& filled with soy wax!

I love the wig splitter coffee stout bottle
 & of course I scented it with a hazelnut 
coffee! It's sooo good & will burn for 
over 100 hours at minimum!

We also have a few large whiskey citronella
candles available
each Saturday at the downtown
 Appletonfarmer's market. 
Our booth is
on Oneida st. just off of College ave.

Come down early for our best selection! 
See you soon! -Michelle 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Happy Belated 4th of July!!!

Market vending season is in 
full swing for us! I have been so busy that I 
haven't had much time to blog.

Our teenagers had a little 4th 
of July friend gathering at our house since
we are blocks from the fireworks so I set 
up some snacks & added one of 
our new citronella candles in for decor. 

The Capitol Brewery U.S. pale
ale was the perfect bottle for the holiday

We have been collecting some really
fun bottles! I think the three below
scream Summer time! :)

We are offering scented candles at the market 
as well as our new citronella 
scented candles! 

We have new bottles & scents every
Saturday at the downtown Appleton 
Farmer's market. We are off of Oneida st.
just off of College ave. 

See you soon! :) 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Father's day Six pack sale!

This Saturday in honor of 
Father's day (Sunday),
we are offering a six pack sale! 
Buy 6 candles for $50 (reg. $12 ea
or 2/$20. You can mix & match scents &
labels. Our booth is on Oneida st.
off of College ave in front of Bagelicious!

Our candles make the perfect gift for Dad's! 

See you Saturday friends! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Farmer's market season!

We are so excited to be vending at the 
downtown Appleton farmer's market!
Our booth is on Oneida st. just off 
College ave., from 8-12:30.
We will be set up along with our
sister store dainty daisies. 

We have been busy, busy working on 
new citronella candles 
that are perfect for summer! 

Don't worry we will have a few
of our best selling scents as well &
our bottles are always changing thanks
to all of our friends that continue to
save them for us! :)

See you Saturday!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gettin' ready for market season!

We are busy preparing for the upcoming
farmer's market season!

We have so many new to us labels.. thanks
to so many of our amazing friends
& their friends that 
have been saving their beer bottles for us! 

We made our first batch of
Citronella for summer &
it was a HUGE hit
at The Paine Gardens art show last
weekend! Thank you to 
everyone that came out 
& bought candles! It was such a beautiful day!
 We will definitely have more ready for the market. 

Meanwhile... I just re stocked 
Blue Moon Emporium 
on College ave in downtown Appleton with 
so many great labels & scents!

Be sure to save the date, the downtown
Appleton Farmer's market starts June 18th
from 8-12:30. We haven't received our
 booth assignment yet but
we have been on Oneida st. the last 
8 years! :) We will update that as soon
as we receive it. 

See you soon!!! -Michelle 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cat scratcher DIY!

We recently adopted our
 sweet kitty from the Humane society 
& I was surprised to learn that
they love cardboard. 

I had been shopping around a bit
for a scratcher for her & they were either
cheaply made or

I remembered that we had some corrugated 
cardboard in the garage & a shallow 
box (as I save them for shipping out 
my inventory). 

I cut the cardboard strips the width of the 
box & removed the flaps. It took
quite a few strips 
to fill the box so that it was 
packed in there tightly. 

I hot glued some scrap fabric on 
the edges of the box to 
make it not look like a box
full of cardboard. Lol!

She instantly started scratching on it!
She LOVES it.. 
She sleeps on it, plays on it
& most importantly scratches on it. 

All for free! :) 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Trampoline DIY

We bought our trampoline used
on Craigslist & it is in great condition 
minus the spring padding. It was dry rotted &
torn. It just didn't look good!
We bought it last Fall so I have been
scouring Pinterest for 
ideas, ways to make it 
look better & for a new cover!

The covers can be expensive so I knew 
I could DIY something.
I came across the pool noodle idea, 
it was affordable & so easy to do!
I used 14 pool noodles (from the dollar store),
cut them to size with scissors,
slit the bottom & wrapped each spring. 
It only took me about a 1/2 hour to complete.

It looks so much better now!

You could also get creative & use 
multiple colors. I decided to go with 
just green as my local dollar store
didn't have too many colors 
to choose from. 

Enjoy! -Michelle 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thrifty sun room make over with faux succulents & thrifty finds!

We gave our breezeway a simple 
makeover the other day! 
It had been painted a 
bright blue & white
 (not a pretty bright blue either).

I was lucky & found a brand new 
can of bright white
paint in our basement (never opened)!
I touched up the white wood work & paneling
as well as covered all of the ugly blue! 

I was at the thrift store the other day &
picked up the plant stand for $6 as well as the
vintage blue planter for $1. I have had the 
vintage deer planter for a long time
but I finally found the perfect home for it!
We are thinking about planting an 
herb in it. 

I have been looking for a 
welcome mat for some 
time & have had no luck unless
 I wanted to spend a fortune on one 
(they are so expensive)! 

I stopped by Family Dollar
& I honestly don't always care
for that store but I found a welcome
mat for $5 & the two plastic succulents
for $1 each!!! I took 
them out of their original containers 
& added them to the planter with
real dirt to make them look real!

It works! I love them & to be honest 
I don't have
much of a green thumb! ;) 

This summer will be a test! The kids
& I want to start a garden! I will blog about 
that later! 

All in all our little make over was
under $30 including the mid century
chairs that I found for $5 a piece
that are not shown in the pic. 

Enjoy! -Michelle 

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Spring Crafty fair!

We (Thrifty-fox) will be selling our candles 
along side our other business
dainty daisies on Sunday April 10th in 
Madison at the Goodman Center. 

We are excited to share with you new scents, 
new labels & more! We hope to 
see you there!!! 

-Michelle & Bill 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Easter!!!

Our candles make great Easter 
basket stuffers for the beer lover
in your life!
We have a great selection of 
labels & scents.

Head on over to our etsy shop..,

Happy Easter!!! -Michelle & Bill 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's day!

Happy St Paddy's day everyone!!! 
Our Guinness (Mocha scented)
candles are 17% off 
in our etsy shop today only!

Please use coupon code IRISH at checkout.

We hope the luck of the irish
finds you today! ;)

-Michelle & Bill 

Thursday, March 10, 2016


We have just added a bunch
of new candles, bottles & scents to our etsy shop!

Please enjoy 20% off your entire 
purchase through 3/16 with coupon
code RECYCLE at checkout. 

Head on over & check them 
all out! They make gifts &
are perfect for any man cave, cabin or
even just your home! :)

-Michelle & Bill

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New beer bottle candles & scents in the shop!

We just listed a bunch of 
new bottles & scents in our etsy shop!

We have over two dozen bottles 
available & growing! :)

We also have a few one of a kind 
candles available like this 
Woolrich/ Dogfish bottle! I LOVE it! Hurry 
over to our etsy shop there is REALLY 
only one available!

There is a link to our etsy shop on the side bar!

Please enjoy 20% off your entire 
purchase through 3/16 with coupon
code RECYCLE at checkout. 

Enjoy! Michelle & Bill 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Maker Market & a few new bottles

Thank you Milwaukee for 
a fun day this past Saturday!

We had a lovely office view for the day! ;)

We have listed quite a few
new bottles in our etsy shop &
we will be adding more this week. 

Our inventory changes daily so 
be sure to check back often!

Of course we had to add a Guinness 
bottle for St Patrick's day!

We are having so much fun collecting
all of the bottles & matching scents to 
each label. If you are 
looking for something specific don't
hesitate to message us!

Have a great day! 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Maker Market Discovery World Milwaukee

We are so excited for the Maker Market
tomorrow in Milwaukee
at Discovery World from 10-5! 

We will have our beer bottle candles as
well as dainty daisies handmade
accessories all in one booth! 

We hope to see you there! 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Find us here...

Happy Friday friends! I 
just dropped off candles at...

 218 State st.,Downtown Madison Wi. 
Blue Moon Emporium
 227 E. College ave, 
Downtown Appleton, Wi!

We will have them 
available next Saturday at the
 Maker Market/Discovery World, Milwaukee
 10-5 at our dainty daisies booth!

Hope to see you there!!! If you can't make it be sure
to check out the shops listed above! :)

Monday, February 22, 2016

New labels for our candles!

We have new labels for our candles!!!

Bill designed the labels &
his sister did the artwork a few years ago
for us (it was inspiration for tattoos that 
we have yet to get).

I think they are perfect! 

We may have to get those tattoos soon! ;)

Back to making candles
for upcoming shops & shows! 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Our first big show!

We have been pretty busy collecting all
sorts of bottles & are now 
onto our second big batch of candles!

Bill decided to use a few Whiskey bottles
for vases. I love them! 
I just had to keep one for our home! 

We have a pretty great selection of 
Wisconsin beer bottles available &
we just set up an etsy shop!

You can find them here...

(we are slowly but surely adding new
candles when we can!)

We did our first craft fair in Oshkosh & it
was a HUGE success! 
Thank you to everyone who came out
to support us!!!

We will be dropping off new candles
at Blue Moon Emporium in Appleton Tuesday
& Anthology in Madison later this week. 

We are excited for our new 

We are excited to be a part
of the Maker Market
at Discovery World in Milwaukee Saturday
March 5th 10-5 (sharing our
space with our other business dainty daisies) 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

We LOVE Wisconsin beer!

We love Wisconsin
beer so much that we decided to
save some of our beer 
bottles (& bottles from friends) to
turn into these lovely
beer bottle soy candles!

The New Glarus coffee stout
bottle is scented with a hazelnut coffee!
It smells AMAZING!

I made over two dozen candles the other
day! I am excited for this
new venture with my husband!
Bill loves local beer 
as do I & now we 
can make something fun together!

All of our candles are made with 
a high quality soy wax, no dyes & high 
quality fragrance oil! 

If you have any bottles to donate we 
would love to take them off of
your hands! 

Our candles will soon be 
available at...

Blue Moon Emporium, downtown Appleton 
Anthology, State st. downtown Madison 
The Regal Find, Middleton

We will also have a nice selection 
at Fall in Love with handmade 
the urban craft fair we host
at the Downtown Oshkosh Convention Center
February 13 9-2

Enjoy! Michelle & Bill 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

How to give a new look to an old desk!

Bill had a computer desk when we moved in 
together that had seen better days! 
We got the idea to
replace just the top of the desk, 
reusing the base.

We purchased a 2x4 which I believe was 
around $6 (be sure to buy a thick
one so that it doesn't warp). 
Ours is just shy of an inch thick.

We bought a dark mahogany 
stain to match other wood
items in our home & stained the wood. 

We also sanded the top just lightly 
to remove any rough areas on the
surface before applying
 the stain. 
(be sure to wear gloves or be very careful 
so you don't stain your hands) 

We let it sit overnight to dry &
then added a thin clear coat. 

This entire project cost under 
$20. It really gave our 
desk a new life &
we have more room
as the 2x4 is bigger then
the old desk top. 

Bill did attach the 2x4 to the 
base so it's not just resting on the base. 

This is an updated picture of the desk.
We did this project about 2 years ago
& I still love this desk!

We get compliments on it all of the time. 
It's unique, beautiful & stylish
not too mention a new desk even the 
cheap ones can cost over $100. 

The above photo is the before picture.
See what I mean!?!

Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bedroom makeover for our teenage daughter.

My daughter asked me
if I we could redo her room so I decided to 
make it part of her Christmas present. .

Here are a few before pics. It
was cute but simple & not really pulled together. 

She wanted a bohemian inspired room
so I went on pinterest & started 
pinning everything bohemian 
inspired until I think I figure out 
a look for her. 

I did this all while she was at her Dad's 
so she didn't know I was
redoing her room! ;)

I was able to reuse her bedspread..
I simply just flipped it over. Thankfully
it was reversible. I purchased only
two new items the rest was thrifted. 

The taspestry we found on ebay for 
under $10. The bed skirt was 
thrifted for $1 & I re sized it to fit her bed. 

I bought the lavender blanket at 
goodwill which was probably the most 
expensive thing at (but it was new) $20. 

I did buy some furry fabric to cover
one of the pillows so I used
the extra fur to throw over the chair
that was already in her room. 

The end table is vintage
& solid wood. I found that at a thrift 
store as well for under $10. 

I found lace curtains that don't match exactly
but unless you really look
at them you can't tell. I 
actually really love that they don't match &
they are so pretty! I love the pattern on them. 
I added white lights over both of her
 windows to give her room 
a cozy look. 

I also thrifted a bunch
of random baskets for storage
for the shelves that her tv sits on
(the stand was purchased at Aldi's &
it is 2 cubicles next to each other)

We re used her desk but found a beautiful
solid wood chair at a thrift store
for $7.

I got REALLY lucky & found
a bunch of like new throw
pillows at a local thrift store for $1 a piece
 that I covered with
thrifted scarves to give them a 
bohemian look.

I also found some cute accents like these gold
dishes that sit on her desk for 
pencils ect. 
I think they were maybe .75 cents each, 

& this "love" print on pinterest
as a free download & printable.
I printed it in black &
white then put it in a frame
that I wasn't currently using. 

I think her room turned out
so beautiful & perfect for
 my 16 year old daughter. It's cozy, 
stylish & she loves it! 
Her reaction was
pricless when she came home to her 
new room!

It's amazing what you can do 
with a small budget, inspiration &
an imagination! 
I am pretty sure I spent under $100 
on everything! 

Be sure to click on each photo
for a closer look. 

Enjoy! -Michelle