Thank you for your interest in Truck & Barter! I first started pouring candles in our tiny studio apartment in New Orleans almost 10 years ago. What started out as a hobby quickly developed into a little side business. At that time we owned a general store called Homestead. I started selling my candles in the shop and they quickly sold out. I really started falling in love with the process of mixing scents, discovering new vessels, wax and wicks and finding the perfect balance between them all. 

Since I first began, many things in my life have changed! My husband and I moved back to my hometown of Petaluma, California in beautiful wine country for about 4 years. While in Petaluma, we opened up a lovely home goods shop called Truck & Barter as well as a barbershop called The Hi-Side Barbershop. We ended up closing the retail store shortly after the birth of our second son Thomas, so I could spend more time with my boys at home. In 2020, we welcomed our third baby, Paul and decided to move to beautiful North Idaho where we currently reside.

We have taken the candle production to a new level and are excited to offer our products wholesale. If you are interested in becoming a retailer, please sign up using the form on the WHOLESALE page.

My three little boys keep me very busy! They are my reason for doing everything I do. I want them to see that with hard work and never ending perseverance, you can achieve anything you can dream up. 

Thank you for supporting our business, we really appreciate you!

- Julia 



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