Welcome to Sparklers Magazine!
We are an online publication encouraging women to live a life of celebration and gratitude. We believe in the power of dance parties in the kitchen, hugs at bedtime and stopping to smell the roses. Our hope is to help inspire you to see the light that you have within, and to motivate you to start living the life that you will love!
We focus on sharing ideas to help you celebrate your life. From style tips that will encourage you to love the way you look – to home decor ideas to help inspire creativity and love in your home. We share recipes to make dinner time more than just about the food, and of course, tips to help you celebrate the holidays to the everyday.
We love meeting you and sharing your stories. We want to know how you live a life of purpose. Together, we can uplift and inspire each other to keep our sparkle bright. We hope that you can find the inspiration you were looking for today.
“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.”― Roy T. Bennett
From left to right – Hollie, Claudia & Heather
Meet The Sparklers Team – A Mother/Daughter Trio
Heather- Founder & Creator
Heather came up with idea for Sparklers one afternoon in her kitchen while doing dishes. She has always been a big dreamer and her family has gotten used to her proclaiming – “I have a brilliant idea!” Ideas don’t run short with her, but the confidence to pull them off does. Creating Sparklers was like jumping in the deep end and figuring out how to swim. She knew it was a good idea, but she had no idea how to pull it off. When she first started it she thought it would be like the movie Field of Dreams. “If you build it, they will come.” But she quickly learned that there was a lot more to it than that, and she started to doubt herself.
“I was worried that maybe no one would care about this little idea of ours. But then I realized, no on caring wouldn’t be the failure- Not doing it because of my fears would be the failure.” – Heather
She is a wife, a mother, a former dance teacher and a writer. She lives in Utah with her husband of 18 years, and her three children – ages 17, 13 & 11. She is also the mother of one angel baby, Aria Dawson, who was born still on May 19th, 2011. Through her heartbreak she has been able to find the rainbow in her storm – a gift she inherited from her mother – and she now wants to help others find their rainbow too. She believes that everyone has a spark, and by sharing hers- she hopes to inspire you to discover your spark as well. She decided to take a chance and to chase her dreams, and she’s excited to motivate others to do the same.
Hollie – Co-Creator
Hollie is always a sounding board to Heather’s crazy ideas! She is Heather’s security blanket, and this magazine would have never gone very far without her support, creativity and motivation. Hollie loves being silly and hanging out with her family. She lives in Utah with her husband and three children ages 11,9 and 7. Her husband and two youngest children all have Type 1 (juvenile) Diabetes, a disease that has completely changed their lives. Hollie is passionate about bringing awareness to diabetes, and the symptoms to look for in your young children. Hollie has a heart of gold, and to know her is to absolutely love her. Hollie loves Sparklers because she loves to find new ways to create memories with her family and helping other women to do the same.
Claudia – Co-Creator
Claudia is the Mama! She is the instigator of crazy adventures and silly dance parties. She is warm, inviting and a caregiver to everyone in her life. Claudia loves her weekend adventures with her husband- you can usually find her off roading in her jeep. She is an empty nester, with her hubby, living in Utah. She has three grown children and 8 grandchildren. Claudia believes in living life to the fullest. She enjoys her day job, but she loves having Sparklers as a creative outlet and as an opportunity to meet other women who share her enthusiasm for life. She has always loved serving others and she is “The Mama” to everyone she meets. Claudia is the heart of Sparklers with her uplifting and positive spirit.