Wicks Flicks ‘n Gifts review

One positive blogging perk is occasionally being gifted wax to photo and review. Selected by my similarly wax loving sis, Wicks Flicks n' Gifts, in business since 2013, is an etsy company I had never come across before. A shop specializing in down home scents with country-chic style. Homespun primitives aren't part of my usual... Continue Reading →

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The Scrub Down Part 2: scrub vs scrub

Comin' to ya with my 200th post! Whenever I acknowledge a little bloggy milestone I like to write a round-up or reference post because they are how I began this blog over two years ago. Today's will pit shower scrub vs. shower scrub, vs. shower scrub, vs. whipped soap...I could continue but essentially, it's a... Continue Reading →

Book Reviews: Scythe, The Dry, The Power

Greetings fellow readers, time for another Bookish Jay and the Reading Mermaid mini-update. I have been in reading binge mode lately and felt the need to review a few so as not to unload them all upon you at once. Young adult--dystopian --apocalyptic vision --challenging --Science fiction, death --Skynet just became self-aware Scythe by Neal... Continue Reading →

Mixology: Spring edition

My seasonal scent mixology posts are some of my favorites. One of the few times a year I concentrate on melting from my preposterous stash of Yankee tarts and votives collected over many years of sales and employee freebies. Since Spring has finally sprung here, I was quite inspired to delve into sunny scents. On... Continue Reading →

In Honor of Poetry Month

Have you ever played the literary game of Would You Rather? The one which makes you decide between two unappealing choices, like, would you rather read only one book a year and remember everything, or read 100 and remember nothing? Having played this version years ago with a colleague, one answer has stuck with me,... Continue Reading →

Candy Panda Wax-preorder review

At the time of Candy Panda Wax's pre-order in January, two factors influenced my decision to purchase: I was about to embark on a lengthy wax no-buy and was craving clean linen blends something fierce. I'd only tried CPW's scents through samples with sugar scrub orders, or cups gifted from others and I was eager... Continue Reading →

The Crafted Van bookmarks

There's something about Spring that kindles a desire for cuteness and lightness in my life. For the second time, I subscribed to The Crafted Van's Read Happy Plan to satisfy the wish for whimsy, which can be delivered in the mail by way of a monthly subscription. I've featured this vendor in-depth before, but wanted... Continue Reading →

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