In 2017 sh*t hit the fan you guys. I lost my job of 16 years as a Senior Graphic Designer, months later my niece was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma and a few weeks later my Momma unexpectedly passed away. It was the hardest time in my life other than my Dad passing away when I was 19. To say the least, 2017 was HELL! As a creator and designer, for me to get out of that hurt, pain and depression I wanted to create something in honor of my Momma.
“Vibey” was the nickname my Dad used to call my Momma, her real name was “Veola”. My Mom used to write music, poems and little love notes to my Dad back in the day. My Dad would do the same, the LOVE they had for one another was beautiful💖.
One day when I was having a sh*tty day, I looked through all of those notes and poems because I needed to “hear” their voice again. One little note grabbed my attention. It was a note from my Dad to my Mom, it started out with “Hi Vibie”…. right then and there something clicked, I knew I had to use that name in whatever it was I created in honor of my Momma. I was drawn to the idea of creating a candle business because I remembered my Mom always having candles burning. Each room had such a cozy ambiance and a delicious, deep masculine fragrance that filled the room. She loved sophisticated, masculine, deep fragrances (probs why I do too). The crystals were added in because we also had a love for jewelry and stunning gemstones. Fun fact, I am a GIA Accreddited Jewelry Professional and Pearls Graduate. I know a lot about precious and semi-precious gemstones along with crystals and minerals. All of these elements put together just made sense and so Vibes Candles was born. A way for me to find my light again in a time of darkness and a way for me to honor my Momma in all that I create for Vibes Candles.