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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Yankee Candle Homefront Girl® Collection To Benefit Homes For Our Troops

The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of premium scented candles, announced the launch of the limited edition Homefront Girl® collection in support of Homes For Our Troops, created by career officer’s wife, Gaby Juergens. One dollar from each Homefront Girl® candle sold (up to $75,000) will support Homes for Our Troops, a military charity that provides mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured veterans post 9/11, enabling them to rebuild their lives. Each of the new fragrances offers consumers the chance to salute our country’s military in a unique way. The candles in the new line express different military-themed sentiments including Love My Hero, Gratitude Never Out of Style, and Support Our Troops. The collection is available for purchase now at Yankee Candle’s more than 500 retail stores, www.yankeecandle.com and select specialty retailers and gift shops while supplies last.

“A ‘homefront girl’ is someone who exemplifies the courage and strength of a nation,” said Gaby Juergens, artist and creator of the Homefront Girl® brand. “I created this collection to pay tribute to the families who are sharing their hero with the world and to the incredible sisterhood of women who support our men and women in uniform every day.”

FRAGRANCES – Five classic Yankee Candle fragrances with an inspiring, patriotic look.

Price: $27.99 MSRP – Large Tumbler or Jar Candle; $15.99 MSRP – Regular Tumbler Candle

Give Thanks For Heroes That Never Stop Giving – Fair Winds: A wish for your loved one’s safe journey is reflected in the refreshing scent of a gentle sea breeze.

Gratitude Never Out of Style – Watermelon Splash: This cool Independence Day favorite is a reminder of bold American spirit.

Love My Hero – Coconut Kisses: Warm and sweet, this delicious blend of coconut and caramel is a hint of what awaits when your hero comes home.

Not For Glory, Always For Country – Break of Day: Bright and fresh, like morning dew, it’s like the new hope each day brings.

Support Our Troops – Hidden Leaves: The scent of flowers and sunshine recalls a secret garden of the heart where fond memories of your hero bloom.

“Our mission at Homes for Our Troops is to help rebuild and restore the freedom and independence our veterans have sacrificed while serving our country,” said Bill Ivey, Executive Director for Homes for Our Troops. “Our partnership with Yankee Candle will allow us to grow and continue to support our troops with beautiful new, accessible homes.”

“We are proud to partner with such an important and inspiring Massachusetts-based organization,” said Geoff Medeiros, Vice President Brand and Product Development for The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. “This Memorial Day, and throughout the year, we encourage everyone  to support Homes for Our Troops with a collection that reflects the lifestyle and special bonds of the military community.”

To learn more about Yankee Candle and the new limited edition Homefront Girl® collection, check out the Homefront Girl™ video, visit www.yankeecandle.com, the brand’s Instagram (@TheYankeeCandle) and Pinterest (TheYankeeCandle) pages, or join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/TheYankeeCandleCompany or on Twitter (@theyankeecandle).

About Homes for Our Troops

Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).  These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its founding in 2004, 90 cents of every dollar donated to HFOT has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.


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