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Amy Mike burning her candle at both ends, and loving it.

Amy Mike's love for mixing things, whether it is hair care products or triple-scented candle wax, has made her one of Thibodaux's most notable business leaders. As a young stylist 15 years ago, Mike opened Amy's Beauty Salon in her hometown. In 1999, she decided to hang up her curling iron, instead opting to try her hand at candle-making full-time. That's when Amy's Country Candles got its start. Today, she operates nine outlets across south Louisiana - in Baton Rouge, Covington, Thibodaux and Houma - as well as an Internet store (www.amyscountrycandles.com) and a candle-making factory in Thibodaux. Add to that, the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans exclusively uses and sells her "Gardenia" scene in its hotel. Ironically, Mike initially...

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My Romantic Plantation Home

I love all my customers and appreciate all of you so much! If I could, I would invite all of you to come over so I can cook for you, and have a good time! Sadly, I can't have everybody over...so I decided to bring my home to YOU! Welcome to my romantic plantation home! Come have a seat in the living room! We’ll have some coffee and talk! I LOVE to cook! My kitchen is my favorite place in the house! This is the dining room, where I love to entertain my guests!   This is my bedroom–my place to relax! It’s 20 x 20 and so warm and cozy. I love this room! I LOVE my double doors!...

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My Romantic Plantation Home

I am a Shabby Chic ,Country Chic, And Glamour Chic all wrapped in one. I am starting my blog to show you my Love for distressed and Romantic ideas to share with you on ideas of my decorating for my stores and developing and creating the finest Triple scented candles in the world. My passion is for pretty things and unique ditressed looking furniture and Romantic Chic decor, and of course White and Pink, and a twist of shades of green and baby blues too. Roses, are so Romantic. I cant wait to share with my fans my new Items I have developed and I will be blogging on Recycling of my containers and how to use them for amazing...

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Amy was awarded with the Community Activist Award for 2011!

BusinessNews & Tri-Parish Times Being first has always been a boon to any business endeavor. Although not a guarantee for success, pioneering a new market in an area is a key ingredient of entrepreneurship. No one knows that better than Amy Keplinger, founder of Amy's Country Candles. In just over two years the former hairstylist has transformed a small sideline candle making business into an international retail company. "As Far as I know, I was the first person in the Tri-Parish area to make my own candles," Keplinger said. "I had suggested candle making to a friend as a small business startup idea. He never did anything with it, so I decided to give it a try myself." Keplinger began...

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Business that makes “scents”

Because of the growth of her business, Amy Lassere Keplinger, owner of Amy’s Country Candles, has been recognized as the Louisiana as the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) 2002 Lantern Award Winner for District 3. “I started out in my utility room. I was cutting hair all day and doing candles at night,” she recalls. “It ‘s so good how God has blessed me. Keplinger, former owner of Amy’s Beauty Shop, said because of the demand for her business, she closed her shop and began working on her candle business full time. “If you stick to it, it is amazing what you can accomplish,” the mother of two (daughter and son) – Sonny, 9, and T.C., 11 – said, “Successful people...

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