Book Reviews: The Chalk Man, The Fellowship of The Ring, The Night Circus, Ways to Hide in Winter

Reading Challenge update time: Absolutely the most gratifying group of books I've read this year. All attending to different moods, not the least of which was tackling a book hovering on my to-be-read list for over 20 years. Fantasy--Fiction, classics--adventure stories--legendary--Middle earth--might Elrond's council end soon? I need another cup of tea--skip the prologue The... Continue Reading →

Wax haul-That Smell Good Shop

Seventy-five: the number of days I lasted in-between wax purchases; not my most impressive achievement, but not a bad start either. My seventy-fifth wax-free day celebration purchase? That Smell Good Shop. The vendor reappeared on my radar this fall after losing track of them for awhile, as the owner converted from former brand name Wilma's Handmade. I... Continue Reading →

The Cleveland Candle Co: diy custom candle

The deeper into the wax fragrance world I dive, the more I crave creating custom blends. Brainstorming, list-making, debating, rearranging, complementing; there's nothing more satisfying than smelling a scent which is a manifestation of your own personal taste. It's this notion that The Cleveland Candle Co. caters to.┬áThis past July, I went to Cleveland Candle's... Continue Reading →

October Superlatives

October will forever be a month in which I grit my teeth to get through the memories of loss, but this one had some real dumpster fire days. Stress monsters appeared from multiple directions resulting in the appearance of physical hives for a few weeks that I'm still trying to relieve. Years ago, a dermatologist... Continue Reading →

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