Top Ten Tuesday: Beloved Children’s books

I truly love this week's prompt, but I'll be honest--I did no soul-searching to dig up my childhood favorites. Instead, I listed the first few that came to mind. I limited the list to legitimate childhood years-strictly below age thirteen. I recommend them all. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes- by DuBose Heyward, Marjorie... 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 →

Salted Rock Bath Co: Buy one, get one free haul

In the continuing adventure files of trying new indie body care products, I jumped right in on a Buy One Get One Free shower scrub sale advertised by Salted Rock Bath Co. purveyors of handcrafted bath and body products. I enjoyed perusing their website and poring over their incredible product list. Featuring two large branches, including... Continue Reading →

A Grief Revisited

Not a post I planned to write this week. Nor was it sitting in my drafts with several other unfinished posts, but it's what I've been preoccupied with enough to feel compelled to do. Consider it a grief update, if you like. It has been six months since I touched on my personal grief, and... Continue Reading →

Storm Watch

"I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds Have riv’d the knotty oaks; and I have seen The ambitious ocean swell and rage with foam, To be exalted with the threatening clouds" Julius Caesar: Act I, Scene III I'm taking an in-depth Shakespeare study course online, does it show? (see recommendation below) Lately, I've tried... Continue Reading →

Splash of Rain

After reviewing three new scents in a row, I thought it was time to feature a throwback scent.  Way back! You can tell the age of a Yankee candle by checking the date code on the bottom of the label.  The first two numbers on the bottom right, listed vertically, show the date the candle... Continue Reading →

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