March 20th, the first day of spring 2018 and the beginning of my business Simply Ann's Lavender.  A combination of handmade candles, soap and inspirational flower paintings.  I use high quality ingredients in my candles and soap.  My flower paintings begin with an inspirational word or phrase followed by flowers that capture the message.  This site has my blog, product information, and where you can make a purchase.  

Candles, Soap, Paintings, and so much more...

Hand made Soy Wax Candles


Hand made Bath Bombs, Goat's Milk and Olive Oil Soap, and Liquid Hand and Body Soap


Inspirational Flower Paintings on Wood, Canvas, and Magnets



Hand Painted Cards



Hand Painted Wood Boxes and Gift Boxes


Hand Painted Flour Sack Towels


To make a Purchase




Free shipping for US buyers on individual items $35 and up and any order totaling $35 or more.  

Each ETSY order of $10.00 or more comes with two tea light candles.  One is a thank you from me for your support and the other is for you to share.  It is a way to share light.  

Your ETSY orders contribute to my monthly donation to METAvivor. Thank You!! So far this year we have donated over $200.00 to METAvivor!

Local Craft Fairs and Markets

Heritage Prairie Farm

2019 Artisan Craft and Food Fair

November 9th from 9am to 3pm and 10th from 11am to 3pm

2N308 Brundige Road


I will be in the event tent

We are looking forward to the 11th Annual Artisan Craft and Food Fair at Heritage Prairie Farm. This year’s event is on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th. There are many new and returning vendors joining us for this year’s event. It’s going to be a fantastic show as you get ready for the holiday season. Be sure to keep gift ideas in mind while shopping!

The Artisan Craft and Food Fair will take place in two fantastic locations around the farm.

- Our Heated Event Tent

- The Newly-Renovated Rustic Barn

While visiting Heritage Prairie Farm, guests are also encouraged to check out the HPF Farm Store. Our Farm Store is filled with a variety of local goods plus our Organic Produce, Microgreens, Free Range Eggs, Raw Honey, and much more. Walk around the Artisan Craft and Food Fair with a hot or iced coffee from our Farm Store.

Monthly Community Market 

Calvary Episcopal Church 

105 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL.

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

I will be attending on December 14th

About Ann


My life changed in 2014 after having breast cancer.  I am grateful my cancer is gone and I am feeling well again.  However, this life event was truly a wakeup call.  It was during my recovery from my last chemotherapy that I had the thought to make candles.  Let me say that I had never made a candle in my life!  However, I researched on how to make candles and I made my first batch using soy wax and lavender essential oil.  About six months later I started to make soap via melt and pour method and lavender was my first batch of soap.  I love the peace that comes with taking in the smell of essential oils while creating my soap and candles.  Last year, I was encouraged to give painting a try.  The first time I painted was at a local art studio and we were to paint a lavender field.  This painting is now my business logo.  For my paintings, I buy my frames from local vintage stores and I am drawn to wood frames with good 'bones' or their unique shape.  I then paint and distress them.  My paintings begin with a positive word or affirmation then I paint the flowers in the colors that speak to me.  I know a painting is done when it makes me smile! 

I have been a nurse for over 20 years, completed a clinical aromatherapy certificate program, and now  launched Simply Ann’s Lavender.  When I am not creating then I like spending time with my two dogs.  It is an honor to be given this opportunity to follow my heart, share these gifts, and be on this journey with you.

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