Notes from the Stash: retired vendors edition

As news of more wax shop closures spread this month, I've reflected on the many vendors I've seen come and go during my relatively short history as an indie wax buyer. Gathering my remaining wax piles from these vendors I pondered this phenomenon as the owners of one of my favorites, Southern Sisters' Wax, announced they too... Continue Reading →

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L3 Waxy Wonders: Custom bakery bag haul

Another year, another attempt at a wax heart to express my vendor love. Tbh, this was laborious, but I couldn't resist on Valentine's week. Anyone a party to Valentine's Day festivities or gift exchanges? My husband and I rid ourselves of that tradition after our first wedded year, but I did find some small trinkets... Continue Reading →

January Superlatives

Best moments of the month: *Spending MLK day weekend with our great friends who live a few hours away. Spinning my friend's LP collection late into the night, and basking in the up-close sounds from legendary voices, Holly, Cash and Lennon, while our husbands played guitar along with the Beatles, Petty, Floyd and Zeppelin. Craft... Continue Reading →

Element Botanicals Winter release: Earth perfume

Spurred on by the magic-tinged scented oils showcased by artisan perfume treasure-hunting blogger friends, I've dipped my first toes into the indie perfume world. The Winter release by Element Botanicals' wildcrafted offering, Earth. I'm in tune with the idea of a seasonal perfume change for one that embodies the characteristics of each season. This is... Continue Reading →

Scenterpiece Melt Cup Warmer: Q&A

Today marks my second blogiversary (who'da thunk it?) After two years and 170 posts, I'd have never guessed the most popular post in this humble little corner of the internet would be the very second one written: Scenterpiece Melt Cup Hack; outnumbering the views on my home page and any other single post for the... Continue Reading →

Jake Ford Ceramics: Rainy day Mug

Hello all. It's early on, but the way 2018 is progressing makes me want to crawl into the nook of this photo and not come out until Spring. Conceding I'm provided books, tea and plenty of pup snuggles, of course. If there's one thing I know that perks up dreary downcast Winter mornings however, it... Continue Reading →

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