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 →

White Woods is gracing my home this week with stout sandalwood, finespun vanilla, and strapping white oak. An elegantly refined scent displaying a gilt-edged woodland design. A semi-sale purchase with such expansive throw, I'd buy year after year. Wishing a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the Russian Orthodox holiday today, including some of my... Continue Reading →

Death Eaters Tea Club-quarterly Winter box

Great news! Santa received my letter and didn't even bat a twinkling eye at my wish for goods called, Death Eaters Tea Club; thanks for not being judge-y Santa. This is the premiere box of fandom-inspired tea designed by Riddle's Tea Shoppe, mentioned in early December. The cost was $37 and arrived about 3 weeks from... Continue Reading →

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