Top Ten Tuesday: Best books of 2019

After wading through my reading highs and lows, these 10 titles floated to the top. A weirdly eclectic mix, I gotta say, a byproduct of my reading co-challenge. Just for fun, I included my star ratings. *Note that I'm not the most generous 5-star giver, but three books this year captured my heart. I bumped... Continue Reading →

Countdown: Top 9 scents of 2019

It's such a fun time of year to look back and sort through my favorite smell-goods. I've gathered my top 9 of 2019 below: 9. Ten Digit Creations- Pink Berry Tonka/Let Them Eat Cake- Never tried either of these popular fragrance oils before marrying them into a custom blend, but it's lovely, lush, and not... Continue Reading →

Fall Burn Book- fragrance journal

Bonfire smoke, crisp leaves, damp woods, earthy spices and toasted marshmallows filled my home with the nature-inspired harmony of autumn. Highlighting a few melts and burns from the last three months below to wrap up the fall season. Cinnamon Irish Cream- Bath & Body Works. I rarely go for purely sugar 'n spice notes but... Continue Reading →

Summer Burn book–Fragrance Journal

100% owing credit to Andy's Yankee Candles' burn diary and the Yankee Candle Sisters' monthly report card for inspiring this post. I've missed the monthly best and worst recaps I used to write, which among other things, highlighted memorable scents I've been melting and burning. Although I'm unable to adhere to a rigid blogging schedule... Continue Reading →

Farewell, friends (for now)

Currently, my life has much in common with the jigsaw puzzle above; it's overly complicated, exhausting and feels half-finished. And like the two-inch wide black border around this design, I can't seem to make the pieces come together. With that, I'm taking a break from blogging for the first time in 3 years. It is... Continue Reading →

January: Superlatives and changes

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”-Zora Neale Hurston I believe that 2019 is a year for answers. Life is changing, as it always does, but these shifts feel a bit more seismic, weightier, life-defining. If one holds to the theory of convergence, in that good things coincide with bad things then... Continue Reading →

Top 8’s of 2018: fragrance

The end of 2018 is upon us and I am not sad to see it go. A few highlights of this personally dismal year have been the exceedingly good wax hauls I've enjoyed. Narrowing down scent preferences, veering a bit out of my comfort zone, sampling and embracing types I might have previously run from,... Continue Reading →

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