Thursday, April 26, 2012

Village Candle Review & Giveaway!

Hello everyone! As promised I am back with a couple exciting candle reviews & a giveaway! Village Candle has given me the honor of reviewing two scents from their new Kitchen line.

Country Pine Cone & Cider Donut were delivered to my home. I couldn’t wait to get the box open, lift off the lids & smell them!

Village Candle Kitchen Review

The jars are great & the matte black lids are so nice! These creamy colored candles will compliment anyone’s decorating style. The labels are GORGEOUS! You can see the entire Kitchen line by clicking HERE. There isn’t a label or scent you won’t love.

The hardest decision for me was which one to light first. Cider Donut it is! For me this candle is about memories. When I opened the lid & smelled it cold I knew it was right up my alley. It smells sweet, warm & cozy. The label itself takes me back to the State Fair. Every Summer my Mom & Dad would take my best friend and I to enjoy the sights, sounds & smells. No trip was complete without a visit to the mini donut stand. Watching those tiny donuts go down the assembly line, drop into the fryer & then continue on down the conveyer belt to get a delicious coating of yummy sugar. I remember eating them hot, right out of the bag! This candle took me back there. I have said it before and I will say it again, it is so wonderful when the scent of a candle can transport you back to a special time & place. Those are memories I will never forget. And thanks to Cider Donut I can bring those memories into our home anytime I want.

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Next up, Country Pine Cone. So many notes going on in this candle & they are all good! The label is what drew me to this candle. It is so beautiful. I love the photo, it goes perfectly with my decorating style & it gives me such a comforting, homey feeling. It fills our house with a scent perfect for anytime of year, not just for winter or holiday time. I know so many of you love to burn your pine scented candles all year long, this one is perfect with a blend of balsam fir, eucalyptus, sparkling mint, clove, cedar wood twigs, smoky birch & rich musk. This candle sets a scene in my mind of a log cabin home, man’s best friend curled up by the fireplace, a warm supper on the stove & a fun night of movies & board games. It just evokes the scent of a perfect cozy evening spent with family & friends.

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Did I mention that I LOVE the labels?!

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I am so excited about this new Kitchen line & cannot wait to try more scents! One more thing I can tell you is that the Village Candle standard of quality remains the same with this line as with all of their candles. Each of their candles gives off a strong throw that carries throughout your home, an amazing clean, clear wax pool, an all around superior product that you won’t be disappointed with.

Let’s get to the giveaway details shall we!? In order to be qualified to enter this giveaway please read below:

*Become a fan of Village Candle on Facebook

*If you have a Twitter account, please follow Village Candle on Twitter!/VillageCandle

*If you are not already a follower of my blog, please become one and leave me ONE comment on this post to be entered! You must follow my blog to win!

The giveaway will begin today, Thursday April 26th and end on Thursday May 10th. Plenty of time to enter!

Here’s what two lucky followers will win. Yes, there will be TWO winners! I am giving away one 22oz Country Pine Cone and one 14.5 oz Cider Donut. So exciting!

These gorgeous candles will be shipped out to the winners directly from Village Candle. The candles from this giveaway can only be shipped in the Continental U.S. Good luck to you all!!

Thank you to the wonderful people at Village Candle for this opportunity. And for allowing me to give away two of their fabulous candles. I know from personal experience that their company goes above and beyond for each & every customer. You will not be disappointed in any of their “Handmade In Maine” products.

You can “like” my All Roads Lead Home Facebook page HERE.

You can follow me on Pinterest HERE. Be sure & check out my Village Candle Boards!

You can follow me on Twitter HERE.

None of the links directly above are required to enter the giveaway. I just listed those for fun! :)

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your visits & comments so much! Have a thankful Thursday my friends!

Until next time, take care.



  1. OH Sarah ~ I am so excited about trying these scents !! I am in LOVE with the labels on both of them, that helps when you have a candle that is beautiful to look at plus it smells wonderful !! I would love to enter your giveaway, this would be the best thing to win : )
    Thank you for offering this & I hope you enjoy the yummy scents from your candles too !! xoxo

  2. Love the labels and most of all the matte finish type lids. Have been a village candle girl for year now. They're just the best, and make me very happy when I'm home. Mulled Cider is my all time favorite, but would like to see something with a creamy nutmeg smell. These 2 new scents sound great...can't wait to try them!!

  3. I follow Village Candle on Facebook

  4. I am a follower of your blog!

  5. Count me in, Sarah!

    A beautifully written review of a top notch company and product. VC is most definitely a credit to "The Way Life Should Be."

    So glad you're enjoying your new candles and giving us the opportunity to do the same.

  6. Can't wait to try those new scents! I just LOVE Village Candle! And yes, that Country Pine Cone label is wonderful!!!!!

  7. I'm a big fan of Village Candle! Can't wait to try those new scents and follow your blog!!

  8. Hi Sarah. Aren't Village Candles simply perfect?! Every candle I've purchased from them, and thats alot, have burned very clean and the scent throw stays to the bottom. Glad you were asked to re
    view them.

    Linda Demoff

  9. Just love Village Candles---mmm I can smell the Cider Donut now. Please enter my name--and thanks...

  10. Hello Sarah~
    I've been a follower for some time now ;-) I'll go to FB and follow their page. They both sound lovely, but as soon as I read the "Cider Donut" it too evoked memories from my younger days as my grandmother always made homemade cake donuts, most often in the fall and it was such a treat!
    Fond memories of fall in New England, a warm donut and crisp air~
    Thanks for the chance to win one of these great VC candles!

  11. Hi Sarah--I am aready a follower of your blog and LOVE Village Candles. Please enter me to win one of the new scents!!--Jan

  12. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    GFC Follower as Amy Orvin
    twitter as amyorvin
    Facebook as Amy Orvin

  13. I would love to win this! I'm new to your page and read about you on Village Candles FB page:) I just "liked" your Facebook page also:)
    Starr Barrett ~

  14. I also just "liked" your FB page. I would love to win this as well.
    Pat Jarrett - or The Sunflower Cupboard on FB...

  15. Hi Sarah Sweetie...
    I am already a follower of you. I love coming over to visit. You have the best share today.
    I am SOOOOO excited. I love candles, and as you wrote about the State Fair and the mini doughnut booth, oh sweetie did you ever erupt memories for me as well.

    How exciting does this scent sound. Cider Doughnut, oh my goodness gracious. I could feel the earth beneath my feet as I read this share. Thank you sweet friend for giving me back a memory, I had long forgotten. I know I will be ordering from this company.

    Please enter my name into your drawing, oh what fun this one is. Have a beautiful week dear friend. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  16. I love Village Candles. Can't wait to smell the Kitchen Line. I also Liked your FB page.

  17. I love those labels too! To me, the labels are just as important as the scent, it has to look good too, lol. Those scents sound wonderful and I love the flat black lids too.

    Sarah, I'm so glad that you have teamed up with Village Candles, you are the perfect saleswoman for them! I no longer burn candles as I use my old wax from Scentsy and tarts for when I make my waxed crafts... but if I did still buy candles, I would be headed to their website right now to place an order!! =]

    Have a delightful weekend, sweet friend~

  18. What a wonderful giveaway!
    I love Village Candle.
    Please enter me I am a follower and I like on FB!

  19. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win those candles. They both look very interesting candles. Wonderful description how the candles are scented!

  20. The labels are beautiful!I would love to have my name entered in your drawing.
    Thank you for allowing us the chance to win.Blessings,Becky

  21. Glad to have you back Sarah! What an awesome Giveaway!
    *I follow your Blog.
    *I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.
    *I follow Village Candle on Facebook.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. What an awesome giveaway! I would love to give either of those scents a try. I am kinda picky about scents in my home but those two sound wonderful.And very nice labels and tops. I have loved Village Candles for years and years. When they were just a small company.You did such a nice job on the reviews. I follow you and Village Candle all over the place, just not twitter yet. Too many places at once.Thank you for the opportunity and Blessings ~Sara

  23. How fun!! I love the labels to!! I bet they smell delicious!! I'm following every way there is!!

  24. I received a big order from VC today and must say, i too am very impressed with their new Kitchen line. The new glass pillars are wonderful too. I also agree that the labels are so pretty and lifelike. The black lids just adds the finishing touch to them! I have "liked" your fb page and am already a VC facebook fan. Good luck everyone :)

  25. Love your posts on Village ! I'm very excited that you are doing a giveaway!

    1. is my email..sorry.

  26. Hi Sarah!...I love Village Candle candles and would love to be entered in the giveaway...thanks!


  27. Hi there! I so want to try Village Candle candles. Hoping to be the lucky winner, but if not I will be ordering some soon!! Thanks for sharing and having this great giveaway.

  28. Oh, I love the labels and both scents sound wonderful! I've been a follower of your blog for a long time. Love coming by and visiting! Thank you for your blog and please enter me.


  29. Please enter me in your candle giveaway. Thank you, Julie

  30. I hear your rave about these and would love to win so I can try them! please enter me for a chance! btw... I got carried away on your pinterest board... so many neat pins you have! haha

  31. I would love a chance to win one of these gorgeous candles!
    Thanks, glad you are back to blogging, I have missed you!!

  32. Howdy Sarah!!! I am sooooo excited about your give away!!:) I actually JUST PLACED MY VERY FIRST ORDER with VC today. :) You have always given rave revue....and I am in need to replenish of some yummy candles (and way to tired to drag the kids to the candle shop,lol ;)That I decided to order via online. It would be an honor to win this.....I am following you my friend pintrest,FB and your blog. Until then~Blessing~Nicole,from Cedar Creek TX

  33. I follow Village Candle on Facebook and am now a follower of your blog All Roads Lead Home (catchy title by the way) and your Pinterest (thanks for all the ideas).

    I am looking forward to reading more on your blog and the chance to win a VC since I can't seem to find anywhere locally to by them and I haven't got around to ordering online. The new jar designs are beautiful.


  34. Please add my name to your very long list.

    1. I'm a new follower on your blog

    2. I have like everyone on Facebook

    3. I now following everyone on twitter.

    4. I off to check out the rest of the pretty labels and scents.

  35. The candles look so nice. I am a follower of your blog and facebook. I do not have twitter. I would like to enter your giveaway but if twitter is a problem then thats OK.

  36. Hi Sarah - Please enter me in this grand give away. You did such a great job describing them I can smell them from here. I too love a cider donut and who doesn't like the smell of pine!

    Thanks, Terri @

  37. Sarah,
    Please enter me in this AWESOME giveaway!

  38. Please enter me in this giveaway, I am a follower of your blog. :-)

  39. I love these new candles, they look so nice and I bet smell delicious. I will have to look for this new line, it would fit into my home so nicely! Thanks Sarah!

  40. Please enter me In this yummy giveawayIm a follower as well.Thanks so much!Hugs michelle

  41. Sarah, thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway!! I love your blog, you do take beautiful pictures!! The village candles sound yummy!! Good luck to two lucky ladies!!

  42. I'm a follower of your blog - these new candles sound so wonderful!

  43. I would love to try the candles! They look like they smell great! :-)

  44. Sarah, I am a follower of your blog plus a Village Candle Friend! I LOVE VC!!! I have three children with special needs and I use the candles for aromatherapy!! I am also from AZ!! I am so excited to hear that you love our gorgeous state!!I live in the White Mountains!! Another very pretty part of the state!!! I am very proud to be a follower of VC and of your blogs!! Thank you for this opportunity!!


    Diane P.

  45. Sarah, I would also like to enter into your VC giveaway!! Thank you very much!!


    Diane P.

  46. Hello Sarah , just love your blog. I'am now following your blog and your pinerest page and liked you on facebook . I'am going to share your blog with all my friends ; they will also love it Please enter me in your drawing for the candles . thank you so much . Will be back again soon . Nancy Slone

  47. what an awesome prize!!!! following you via google.


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