Mid-year Recap: 2018 Superlatives

It is most definitely summer up in here and whoooo boy it's hot, scorched earth for days, which must mean it's July in the Midwest (don't ask where June went, I'm still searchin for it). Early July brings the first stand of daises in the front yard reaching for the sun, ballgames on the radio... Continue Reading →

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Summer scent trend: Sea Salt

It's been a minute since posting a "Notes From the Stash" edition and now that my wax haulage has slowed to a trickle, it's time for another dip into my wax stash. I love to identify fragrance trends, gauge popularity and make predictions. Perhaps inspired by my current Florida beach location/coaching trip destination, one trend... Continue Reading →

Any Time of Year Scents?

With the countdown to Spring less than five days away, but our local weather utterly ignoring the calendar by refusing to release Winter's grip, I am in seasonal candle limbo. What to burn? What to attempt using up, or re-pack for next year?  I'm halfheartedly lighting my Fireside/Redwood Woodwick and Marshmallow Fireside 3-wick just to... Continue Reading →

Festive Candles

Barring the real possibility of a lost candle crate lurking in my basement, I'm surprised to see the smallish gathering above is the extent of my festive candle stash. But there 'tis. A good amount of evergreen, cedar and berries, with a scattering of winter rosebuds.  Fresh Balsam by Bath and Body Works (last year's freebie),... Continue Reading →

An Homage to Snow Mountain Lodge

Candle Love, Actually Say it's carol singers... With any luck by next year My candle stash will have dwindled and I'll be able to acquire this many  But for now, let me say Without hope of perfect burns, or agendaJust because it's Christmas (even better? it's Candle Day)  (And at Christmas you tell the truth)... Continue Reading →

Fall Fun Series II: The Finale

It's time to put the Fall Fun Series to bed with a countdown of favorite products and moments of the season, and a sleepy sort of season it was. After the leaves settled I can say, I celebrated in every Autumnal moment save two (Seasonal movies/songs/reads and Fall craft or recipe) but I did combine those... Continue Reading →

Autumn Inspiration Board

We've entered the second week of the Fall Fun Series II and I can deny it no longer: Summer's lease has faded, now autumn's grasp is within reach. No more lengthy evenings spent on the deck listening to the song of unseen crickets, in fact, it's gotten too chilly and windy for much deck lounging... Continue Reading →

Project Wax Update: Summer candles

It's time for a rotation of the summer candles, past time considering it's July, but I didn't want to change any out until I finished a few off. I've been making stellar progress (for me) on my candle depletion project. Okay, the empties below aren't super impressive but I wasn't home much to burn last... Continue Reading →

186th Day Recap (aka Midyear)

If the 186th day of the year is meaningless to you, that's because it should be. It is not the midway point of the calendar year, that was July 2nd, the 183rd day. I wished to post my annual mid-year recap then, but was out of town a lot in June, pushing back my monthly... Continue Reading →

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