Hi! I’m Marie and that’s my handsome husband Joe standing next to me there on the shore of Lake Superior in Michigans UP (who, btw… you will NEVER find on any social media platform- besides Pinterest (obviously) that’s how I keep him busy and where all of my DIY projects live!) 🙂
We are very fortunate to get to do what we LOVE …travel the country together, fishing, having fun, fishing, laughing, fishing, working, fishing and playing (did I mention FISHING!) You will find us in small towns and large cities, selling our (made with love), soy candles at art shows, vintage markets, and street fairs all around the country.
We do as much of that as we possibly can right from our truck and tent; the one we sell our candles from, and the one we sleep in (and no, they are NOT the same). But when we’re home, we’re home. Usually spending time with family & friends, or working on another DIY project around the house, making our home a place we love to come back to, though we never keep our feet planted for long.
We believe the world needs to LIGHTEN UP!!!! (pun intended!) and laugh a whole lot more! The world is way too serious these days, and we’re here to remind you to to laugh more! 🙂
Everything from Butt Naked to Bacon!
Our intention is not to be out of this world amazing (though that is an awesome thought!) but rather we hope to teach, inspire, encourage, empower and more importantly, be inspired… by you! Our blog FREE SPIRIT JUNKIES will be both personal and business because we believe the two do go together. (That is exactly what we’re doing, after all!) But mostly it will be pictures that I’ve taken and love, or that I feel evokes a feeling or mood. Please feel free to leave a comment… let’s have a conversation.
Joe & I are deeply connected to each other and our way of life; we know how to live in a way that is both gratifying and purposeful for us; we are FREE SPIRIT JUNKIES all the way! We believe in creativity and living our life in a way that nurtures it.
“The masses are obsessed with conformity, rather than creativity. They’d just rather you stick to the status quo- it’s more comfortable.”
We’re always on the lookout for kindred spirits, so if you’re still here… WELCOME!
Be sure to join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on our happenings and travels, plus you get a 15% discount for online orders every month! Not to mention our hugely popular annual share-the-love sale! Beckley’s Handmade Soy Candles
We use high-quality soy wax that is not derived from oil refining; (it is NOT petroleum based) it comes from a naturally grown product, the soybean. Which also happens to be a renewable resource grown right here in the Midwest by our American farmers. Our home is literally surrounded by soybean fields! (and turkey farms, and cows, and corn and…)
Our candles have an excellent scent throw (both hot and cold) and clean up easily with a little soap and water, just like you! Reuse those jars (tips here)! We never add dyes or colors…NO additives EVER! And our wicks are made of cotton, soft as a baby’s butt… no…not really 🙂 (they are, however, completely lead-free.)
We design and print all of our labels in-house, and they can be customized for your store as well. We hand-pour each candle with you, our loyal customer in mind, one at a time. It is YOU, after all, that is the very core of our business! (XOXOXOXO)
So thank you! We look forward to seeing you at a show near you, (or far away…right girls???) 🙂
Joe & Marie