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 →

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 →

January: Superlatives and changes

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”-Zora Neale Hurston I believe that 2019 is a year for answers. Life is changing, as it always does, but these shifts feel a bit more seismic, weightier, life-defining. If one holds to the theory of convergence, in that good things coincide with bad things then... Continue Reading →

November Superlatives

Phew! Made it through Thanksgiving. I feel relief for not only enduring the emotionally guarded family holiday portion but also guarding against the oversized food portions for someone on a low-carb diet. I ate a lot of cauliflower, nuts and cheese (so much cheese) and indulged in a glass (or two) of red wine and... Continue Reading →

July Superlatives

Brighter days have appeared, in comparison to June anyway. July was largely spent at family gatherings, enjoying each others' company and a rather busy staycation. Some happy occasions this month: Celebrating our sixteenth anniversary, a wedding between two former speech students, a fun baseball game attended by the rival Pirates and Indians fans of my... 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 →

May: Wax/Life update

"Among the many buds proclaiming May Decking the fields in holiday array, Striving who shall surpass in braverie, Marke the faire flowering of the Hawthorne tree Who finely clothed in a robe of white, Fills full the wanton eye with May's delight."   --Chaucer The month of May is becoming a favorite; great baseball game weather,... Continue Reading →

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