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 →

My Christmas Crate- subscription box

Happy Christmas in July...okay, guess I'm a tiny bit late for that, but if you are the type of person who embraces the holiday spirit during the height of summer, you may also be a person who'd love a curated Christmas goods box. What do you get that hard-to-buy-for giftee who already has everything she... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Fall Fun: Thanksgiving

On Thursday, I'm gonna be: But never:This is a possibility:  However, this is definite: Accurate: This about sums it up too: If I seem to be avoiding an authentic Thanksgiving traditions and plans post, indeed, I am. Forgive me friends, dealing with the holidays, the grief, and how the gatherings have changed the last few... Continue Reading →

Vendor review-Wax junkie Melts

Happy New Year, wax friends! What could be better than starting off 2017 with a fun and funky wax melt haul? This year, I'm featuring newer, less established small business wax vendors. I'll occasionally order from the larger, tried and true makers, they became so for a reason, but I'm making an effort to highlight the up... Continue Reading →

A Year in Wax

Time to reflect on the past year, in life and on the blog...this happens to be my 60th post and a good way to wrap up the year highlighting a clearly documented wax addiction. Candles: There's been a shake-up in my best and worst candles since July's mid-year recap post. Best tried and true candle... Continue Reading →

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