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 →

TTT: Winter TBR

10. The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke Okay, listing this title has become an inside joke due to the fact it's filled a tbr spot every month since January. I've put off this Beowulf reimaging all year, but must check off the "retelling" prompt for my reading challenge. It's now or never. And the... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Wintry reads

Cozy holiday novels could be popular titles for today's topic, but I don't read them. Depressing literary fiction is more in my wheelhouse, however, I chose to bridge the gap by listing books with wintry settings that I recommend. [Only a few qualify as bleak and literary]. The Snow Child by Eown Ivey. Bittersweet magical... 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 →

Top Ten Tuesday: bookmark love!

I'm stoked for this week's topic because I GEEK bookmarks. I'm a collector with too damn many, and I have no shame. 7. Not today Lego Vader. I'm sitting on more books that I can currently handle. Printables are more fun than using your grocery store receipt or junk mail to hold your place. Check... Continue Reading →

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