The Bathing Garden: Summer scents

Traveling disparate landscapes of sandstone bluffs along rocky coastlines, heat-baked deserts, gardens of abundant hardy herbs, faded flowers and perfumed evenings near the close of summer are the impressions conveyed by a recent small splurge of The Bathing Garden's wares.Dreaming of Dreams Wax Tart-French lavender and cool camphor blend with bergamot and clary sage. A... Continue Reading →

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 →

Wax Round-up 2017

Amidst 23 different wax vendor hauls (down 14 from last year, but with more multiples from single vendors) in addition to another 17 or so brands generously gifted to me this year, I am not wanting for wax melts. Which means narrowing down to a top ten would be nigh impossible; therefore, I'm highlighting my... Continue Reading →

Dessa’s Homespun Scents: Holiday order

'Tis the season for the Christmas spirit to gently fill our hearts and homes. Mine is merrier, thanks in part to this beautiful order received from Dessa's Homespun Scents.  Following Dessa's social media posts and beholding her website the last few months gives the impression that the company title is more than a name. It... 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 →

Handmade in Florida: Wax Sampler

This is the wax preorder that led me to break my July shopping ban. I'd heard tantalizing word-of-mouth from Julie at The Redolent Mermaid but when I checked out the shop a few times, it seemed Handmade in Florida was infrequently open. Widely known for creating beautiful signature soap, and although I'm becoming a frequent... Continue Reading →

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