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Welcome to the Paddywax Weekender archives! This is where you'll find our staff's favorite content when it comes to smiles, motivation, and inspiration. Our hope is that it inspires your weekend and maybe even teaches you something new. Enjoy!

R E S O U R C E S 

We are sending this email today because we understand we have a responsibility to use our voice to be an ally. Continual acts of injustice and hate cannot go on. We will be pausing our normally scheduled content to look deeply into the actions we can take towards anti-racism. We are learning, educating ourselves, and working towards action rather than supportive passivity. We are highlighting helpful resources on our Instagram account. Please look there to learn alongside us.

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C R E A T E

The first step in our process here at Paddywax is DESIGN. This is when we get to check out trends, think about what inspires us, envision a second life for each collection, and begin creating products! Now we are giving you access to some of our creations - pre candle and downloadable! 
Shop these candles: Spark Collection

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S N A I L   M A I L

What better time to send a friend a smile (a letter) than when we can't all be together in person? Or, if you're at home and looking for yet another hobby to take up, how about coloring? It's quite relaxing. Use these print-outs to keep for yourself, or do a little cutting, folding, and stamping to send a friend a custom card + envelope!

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W E L L N E S S

Feel fresh with workouts, tips, and tricks we love! Don't forget to light that candle when you're trying to reset or relax. We'd recommend an at home spa session with some Paddywax Body products and one our fresh fragrances!

SHOP PADDYWAX BODY

SHOP "FRESH " FRAGRANCES

B I N G E   W O R T H Y   Y O U T U B E

Mixed Makeup Channel

Photo: susanyara.com

Susan Yara is one of our favorite YouTubers to watch! Our favorite from her is her skincare reaction videos from BAZAR. You can watch a get ready with me from Serena Williams while simultaneously learning everything that she is doing wrong with Susan's commentary.

Photo: @thejobrien

For any men out there! Jordan O'Brien creates content centered around helping men all things hair, grooming, and clothing among some other categories! We love that his videos pack great info into 5-10 minutes!

Beauty Within Channel

Photo: Beauty Within Twitter

Beauty Within explores the world of skincare, beauty and wellness while taking a wholistic scientific approach to wellness that is both entertaining and informational! The hosts use their own expertise to discuss lifestyle topics with industry leaders and experts.

F I T N E S S   R E C S

Melissa Wood Health

Photo: January Labs

Melissa Wood Health's videos are both challenging and achievable. They focus on strength and toning your body while providing us major stress relief. And the best part is all you need is a mat and 10 minutes! She also has the occasional recipe and/or lifestyle video!

Nike Training Club App

Photo: nike.com

We absolutely recommend the Nike Club Training app! It has both short and long form video content, guides you through each move, and even lets you sort videos based on muscle group or whether or not you have equipment handy!

At home workouts


Check out this list brought to you by helpful people all over! Whether you're quarantined or just trying to get a sweat in, this list is the perfect resource!

L I S T E N   U P ! 

Music is so important in creating peaceful and healthy spaces! So, we've created some Paddywax inspired playlists that you can turn on and groove to! So workout to Spark!, enjoy happy hour with La Playa, and then wind down with our Set the Tone playlist!

SPARK!

LA PLAYA

SET THE TONE

E A T S !


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Whether you need some easy weeknight inspo, need an afternoon cocktail staple, or just simply love to look at/read about/browse recipes and chefs, this is the place for you! PLUS! Don't forget to use our food-safe Paddywax vessels in the kitchen once you've burned your candle! Click to shop:

W E E K N I G H T    S A V I O R S

We love this super helpful site that does ALL the weeknight work for you! All you have to do is select the ingredients you have on hand, and it suggests recipes that use those ingredients!

Looking into that meal prep life? Mind Over Munch makes it easy! Founder Alyssia Sheikh is a joy to watch and provides you with budget meals, meal prepping for specific grocery stores, etc!

If you love pretty things and yummy food, you'll love Half Baked Harvest! Beautiful pictures, yummy recipes (we've tried a ton!), AND a cookbook if you need to take a break from the screen!

O N   T H E   G R A M

Instagram is FILLED with fabulous food blogs for every type of niche food group, taste profile, or dietary restriction. That said, these are a few of our favorites that we think anyone can find something to love on:

@thetoastedpinenut    |      @paleorunningmama     |      @thewholecook      |      @elisabethandbutter

# S U P P O R T S M A L L B I Z

We love to support small businesses all over! Especially during this crisis, lots of us are experiencing very hard times! Here are some small businesses we love that offer products to help you these times, put a smile on your face, or are great for gifting!

 Photo: goodgoodgood.co

The Good Newspaper
This publication reminds us that, “Not all news is cynicism and flames.” 


Photo: farmgirlflowers.com

Farmgirl Flowers
This small biz works with small flower farms to deliver fresh flowers to your doorstep! (or a friend's!)


Photo: findinnerpiece.com

Inner Piece Puzzles
This new puzzle co wants you to take some time to rest and find your inner peace - and they've got some awesome puzzles to help you do just that! 


  

Stay Golden Coffee!
One of our sister brands, Stay Golden is a restaurant and roasting company right here in Nashville, TN. They offer sustainably sourced coffees that you'll just love!

B O O K S

From time to time, we've asked all of you for some of your favorite book recommendations. We've gathered the most recommended from you all and some favorites from our team, and here are our top 4 recommendations right now: 



Where the Crawdads Sing
Almost like a modern day To Kill a Mockingbird, this novel is packed with social commentary, lots of beautiful scenery, AND a thrilling twist that makes you wonder.



When Breath Becomes Air
Dr. Kalanithi's memoir about his life as a neurosurgeon and battle against advanced lung cancer. He describes his transition from doctor to patient and how we quantify a life worth living.



Just Mercy
Lawyer Bryan Stevenson writes this powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and as a call to fix our broken system of justice.



The Silent Patient
A real page-turner! This is the  shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

D E S I G N 

We think candles are the key to home décor 😉, but we love other tips, tricks, and sources of inspiration, too!  Shop our candles by your design preference, or check out our fave design resources:

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R E S O U R C E S   W E   L O V E

Ferm Living
Based in Copenhagen, this Danish design company specializes in furniture and accessories that use striking patterns, fun shapes, and curious details to add a touch of the unexpected.

Sin Ceramics
Designer and maker Virginia Sin is the mastermind behind the Sin brand.  While we especially love the unique hand-crafted ceramics, this team also uses materials such as brass, wood, cotton and wool. 

Wit & Delight
Kate Arends in the woman behind this creative co., and they really do it all! Looking for beautiful spaces? How about a feel-good lifestyle blog? Hand-drawn prints? A new podcast? Yep, all of it!

R E P U R P O S E

With each candle and collection we design, we do so with that vessel's second life in mind! Whether you need a vase, a planter, something to hold your knick-knacks, or even a new bowl in the kitchen - there's a Paddywax vessel for that! 

TO POP OUT WAX: 

1.  First, place the used candle in the freezer overnight. 

2. Once frozen, lightly tap the vessel on a soft surface until the wax pops out. 

3. Using a utensil and a soft cloth, remove any remaining wax, wick, or glue dot. 

4. Let the candle live on by using the now empty vessel for another purpose!

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L A U G H S

Some links / videos / humans that have added a little levity to our day-to-day recently. 

These Tweets: 
Quarantine hobby to pick up - being a DJ
Quarantine Day 16
Learning about you spouse by working from home
This cover by Neil Diamond you need to hear


This ever-evolving thread of funny videos brought to you by our friends at Man Repeller: 

"What do you Watch When you Need a Laugh? "

When you need a wholesome smile:
The cowboy museum
Pups being confused by shoes
This amazing FedEx man and his act of kindness

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