How I Set The Mood






Lately it’s been crucial for me to have a daily routine that involves some serious down-time. As much fun as we’ve been having, sometimes Shawn and I just need a little ‘us’ time to decompress, chill-out and enjoy each other’s company. This time in our lives is so special, and quality time throughout our schedules has become our favourite ritual.

We make sure that every day when we get home, we light some candles, throw on the ‘ol tunes, have a pillow fight and really relax. I’m obsessed with candles, like, really obsessed, but recently I’ve become aware of how many toxic chemicals they are made with. If you think about it, you’re breathing that air in and causing harm to your body when you’re supposed to be doing something therapeutic! Not cool.

During our time in Vancouver, I’ve been trying to explore local companies to share with you guys (not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m pretty proud to be Canadian) and do blog features on what I really love. I was excited to come across this candle company called Vancouver Candle Co.  They’re a local duo who hand-make all of their candles right here in Vancity. Each scent is natural and designed to smell like the neighbourhood that inspired it…brilliant! Since I love myself a good beach smell, I have to say my favourite scent is Kitsilano!

Best part about these products is that they are 100% clean burning, so you don’t have to worry about breathing in harmful toxins OR about the environment. WIN-WIN, I’d say. Nicely done boys!

On top of the fact that these are local, smell delish, are non-toxic, and last FOREVER the packaging is sharp and makes for a nice little touch to your home, or the perfect gift.

Hope you guys like them… we sure do.

P.S. If you use the promo code MadeInVancouver at check-out, you’ll get 15% off your entire order!




Photo Credit | Booje Media

22 thoughts on “How I Set The Mood

  1. I’m such a candle gal too! I love a cosy night with my love and lots of candles!

  2. Kelsi Elkins says:

    I’m a fairly new blogger. I only started about a year ago, but I LOVE reading your blog. I just wanted to say that I love you and Shawn, and I wish you guys the best. I hope you stay together forever because you guys look pretty perfect together!

  3. Susan says:

    Thank you

  4. Jennifer rice says:

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    We have 9 hair products, all of which will blow you away! It helps to lessen the need for using other products and totally revolutionizes your hair. It will save you time and could make you a small fortune if you are willing to here more!

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  6. Sara says:

    I just have to say it was great seeing a canadian girl finaly be the bachelorette! When you came out of the limo on the bachelor i laughed so hard! That was a great way to rep us b.c girls. I am from vancouver island now living in california but rooting for you on both shows! P.s. great choice on your man! Keep representing

  7. Erica says:

    Any idea of there are any Edmonton companies that sell these? I’m with you, love candles but haven’t burned any in years because of the toxicity issue and with my little ones, I’m extra cautious.

  8. Sophie says:

    Thanks Kaithlyn, say hi to Shawn for me…you guys are my favorite people….would love to be at your wedding. Continue to enjoy each other. You are the epitome of what real love looks like. All the best.

  9. Leslie says:

    Kaitlyn! First of all let me say I love you and Shawn! Y’all are the cutest!! I too love candles and while you’re searching for the best let me share with you scentsy! Our company is all about safe smells without the flame. Anyway, I just read this and was like YES!! Haha. Love reading about y’all and seeing you two. Our wax and warmers will seriously change your life!!

  10. Michelle says:

    Pillow fight… Super cute! Love you both!

  11. Julie says:

    Love me some romantic candles,too! They’re great in the bathroom while soaking in the tub. Thanks!!

  12. Valerie says:

    I’m so excited to try these candles, I never go an evening without them burning, I’m excited to say I’m hoping we can spread the word at our restaurant about these, and leave for our guest at upcoming wedding venues, our catering business is growing,congratulations to Kaitlyn and shawn many blessings.

  13. Brittany says:

    Love this blog post! It’s crazy how toxic things we had no ide are (like candles). You should download to free app named Think Dirty can you can scan all of your cleaning products, hair care, makeup: and it’ll tell you what toxic things are in it. Seriously mind opening. Love the entire blog and watching you and Shawn grow as a couple. -All the best, Brittany

  14. Michelle says:

    Gotta love an Alberta girl! Shawn got lucky when you picked him. You are fabulous! Your two remind me of Ashley and JP. Get married here in Alberta…please.

  15. Samantha C. says:

    Love me some candles! I’ll definitely check them out.

  16. Dasha Shakov says:

    Hi Kaitlyn!

    First off – congratulations on your engagement to Shawn! Couldn’t be happier to follow your love journey 🙂

    I’m the CEO of a brand new Canadian company called Parcelly. Parcelly allows people to send their bestie’s gift parcels with a celebration inside for a wide range of occasions from birthdays to breakups to WEDDINGS.

    We would love to send you a Getting Hitched PARCELLY to celly your engagement!

    If you’re interested, send us an email and we’ll ship one out ASAP.

    All the best and can’t wait to celly with you! 🙂

    Dasha Shakov
    CEO, Parcelly

  17. Tara says:

    Thanks for the recommendation Kaitlyn! I had never considered how burning a candle could affect your health or the environment so I will be paying more attention to which brands are clean burning.

    Cheers! X

  18. Caitlin says:

    Love this company! Another local favourite is Hartmont Candles. They have a store in Granville Island and they have some really funny names — But all smell amazing (Monkey farts and Reindeer burps are my favourite). They also have wooden wicks that crackle while they burn. You should definitely check them out!

    Plus Granville Island date day — Improv, markets, and great food!

  19. Tracy says:

    Wait til you get to Nashville and can experience Ella B soy candles! Yummy

  20. I will definitely be trying these out! Thank you so much for the recommendation.

  21. Debra Nash says:

    Thanks for the tip I will definitely order… they will make great Christmas gifts for my sister/friends…Have a blissful day you and Shawn….

  22. Ashley says:

    Was wondering if you could let us know what kind of humidifier and essential oils you use.

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