The Melting Library: Magic is Might candle

Under a tuft of jet-black hair over his forehead they could see a curiously shaped cut, like a bolt of lightning.J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone With these words, as Professors McGonagall and Dumbledore bent over a wee bundle of blankets, we are introduced to the boy who lived, Harry James Potter. The... 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 →

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 →

Woodwick: Warm Woods Trilogy candle

Purchased months ago and sitting in a bag in my home office, this candle (my first full-sized Woodwick) has been patiently waiting for it's time. That time has come, during this, the tenth week of January (am I the only one who feels that way?). As the snow falls, again, fine and powdery and at... Continue Reading →

White Woods is gracing my home this week with stout sandalwood, finespun vanilla, and strapping white oak. An elegantly refined scent displaying a gilt-edged woodland design. A semi-sale purchase with such expansive throw, I'd buy year after year. Wishing a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the Russian Orthodox holiday today, including some of my... 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 →

Festive Fun Gift Guide 2017

As this year's Christmas present shopping list was coming into focus, I realized there are so many special small vendors I wanted to share that I thought it might be fun to compile a gift guide. Admittedly, these ideas are tailored to the age and preferences of my recipients, but it would be easy to... Continue Reading →

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