Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down!


Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate all the women in your life who have mentored and supported you. We do not survive on our own – on the court or off so we wanted to share some advice and gift ideas for this special day.


Recently, we created a new candle based upon something my mom told me when I was in my 20's. 


I remember visiting with my mom in her kitchen one day and I was telling her about something at work. I recall being really upset about it.  I don't even remember what it was about, BUT I will never forget what my mom said to me in response, 'DON'T LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN.'


At first, I was taken aback. I wanted her to commiserate with me, tell me I was right, or that it shouldn’t have happened. But my mom was tough. She didn’t believe in coddling us.  She wanted us to be strong and courageous.


Fast forward to now. I have never forgotten that piece of advice and I have often repeated that line to myself many times throughout the years. It is a good reminder not to let others get in your head and make it an AIRBNB. You can't let others steal your light, shut you down, make you feel less, or make you doubt yourself. So, just for my mom, we are offering this candle for Mother's Day. I hope it helps even a little bit.


Can you imagine all the people who could benefit from this candle?

  • Athletes that hear fans bashing them or their team.
  • Parents who hear trash talk about their children’s abilities playing sports.
  • Referees who hear fans yell obscenities during games.
  • Coaches who hear from armchair quarterbacks.
  • ANYONE that works or has to be around people who are mean spirited and less than kind. 

It isn’t just about the candle. It is about the feelings it invokes when you give it to your loved one and that person knows you’ve got their back. The person who receives it will be able to light it knowing that someone believes in them and wants them to be resilient and courageous.  


REMINDER #1:  Use "GRAD10" to get an additional 10% off all candles through May 31, 2023.  


REMINDER #2: Grab an extra candle for your Gift Closet!  You can have it there for later in the year for birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, or any other special occasion.


Happy early Mother's Day to all the women who lift up others and make the world a better place!



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