Welcome Spring!

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Introducing The Spring + Summer Fragrance Collection

Spring; noun

The season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear.

According to this definition provided by the dictionary, spring has definitely arrived here in the Blue Ridge Mountains! I’m fairly certain that we’ve seen the last of the snow (although Mother Nature is capable of anything!) and the vegetation is DEFINITELY appearing!

Our grass is already bright green and begging for a mow. The days are getting longer. A chorus of sweet song birds can be heard every morning outside our bedroom window. The Bradford pears, redbuds, and cherry trees are all full of blooms. Daffodils, crocuses, and tulips are putting on beautiful shows. Yes, spring has definitely returned once again.

These past few months have been interesting for us, to say the least. After the hustle and bustle of our busiest busy season EVER, we enjoyed a peaceful holiday season with our family. The new year arrived, full of the exciting promise of big plans and even bigger dreams for our family and our business. But God’s timing turned out to be quite different from our own!

Expect the unexpected...

A few weeks into 2018, I came down with appendicitis and had to have an emergency appendectomy. As someone who is ALWAYS healthy and only endured a hospital stay in order to have my babies, a surgery, minor as it may have been, completely blindsided me. Those who know me best can also tell you how hard surrendering control of my body was for this control freak! Luckily, we caught it all in plenty of time and my procedure went beautifully. The three weeks of recovery time posed to be a bigger challenge than anything!

During my recovery our sweet little family went through the ringer. From stomach bugs to pneumonia, both of our boys had their own illnesses to overcome. Once we finally had them feeling better, the next wave hit – my dad was hospitalized for a week with pneumonia. My dad is also someone who is never sick, so to see him taking a trip to the emergency room via ambulance was pretty darn scary. I’m pleased to report that he is doing much better! He’s still recovering but getting better with each passing day. Even though the past few months have brought more struggles and stressors than I could have ever imagined, our blessings have outweighed them all.

As you can imagine, with all these challenges, our little business kind of got put on hold. Every time we would catch a break in the storm and get back to working on the Spring + Summer Collection, another speed bump would arise to slow us down again. You can imagine how frustrating it was – the constant cycle of stopping and starting again! But what I didn’t realize, is that was exactly what God had planned for us. The slower pace gave us extra time to plan for 2018. The slower pace allowed us to find a clearer vision so we could see new opportunities presented to us. The extra time let us find amazing new fragrances that we had missed before…and all of these pieces of our puzzle fell into place, even though it was in a way that was harder, more uncomfortable, stressful, and frustrating than we would have preferred!

But our patience paid off...

So with that very lengthy introduction, it is my greatest pleasure to introduce to you Spring + Summer at North Mountain! We have FIFTEEN heavenly new fragrances to share with you! We have exciting new retail partners that we are adding to our family. And we have a schedule packed full of fabulous NEW events that you’ll be able to find us at!

And that’s not all! We’ve made some minor changes to our product line up, completely overhauled our work shoppe, tweaked a few of our policies, and realigned a few of our retail partnerships. We’re also in the process of revamping our Etsy shop, streamlining our wedding & event favors – Occasions by North Mountain, and enhancing our packaging too!

So many new things!

Spring is the season of newness and you’ll find no shortage of it around here! Take a few minutes and check out all our new scents! Each collection has been refreshed – browse through them all here!

Hop over to our event calendar to see where you can find us this spring! And check back often as we will be adding to it frequently!

And be sure you’re on our mailing list! Not only do you get 15% your first purchase with us just for joining, but you’ll also be the first to know when we have exciting announcements, like our new retail partner line up later this week!

We're so grateful!

Thank you all for being patient during these past few months! We may not be launching this collection when we had wanted but we are launching it when He planned and that is all that matters!

No matter what season of life you’re currently in, I want to leave you with this verse that has brought me so much comfort during the past few months…

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;

 a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

a time to seek, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

a time to love, and a time to hate;

a time for war, and time for peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

With a grateful heart,

Callie Altman - Owner, North Mountain Candle Co.

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