Callahan Ceramics: custom ring dish

In this age of consumerism at our fingertips, we are lucky to have most of our wants and needs procured at the touch of a button and delivered to our doorstep in under two days. It streamlines our errands and makes our lives convenient, but as consumers, where our aesthetic fortunes truly lie is in... Continue Reading →

Top 8’s of 2018: fragrance

The end of 2018 is upon us and I am not sad to see it go. A few highlights of this personally dismal year have been the exceedingly good wax hauls I've enjoyed. Narrowing down scent preferences, veering a bit out of my comfort zone, sampling and embracing types I might have previously run from,... Continue Reading →

Wax haul-That Smell Good Shop

Seventy-five: the number of days I lasted in-between wax purchases; not my most impressive achievement, but not a bad start either. My seventy-fifth wax-free day celebration purchase? That Smell Good Shop. The vendor reappeared on my radar this fall after losing track of them for awhile, as the owner converted from former brand name Wilma's Handmade. I... Continue Reading →

Ohio Wick House- Cemetery candle

I was gifted a unique candle designed by Cleveland vendor, Ohio Wick House that sets the ideal mood lighting for this time of year. Although, I've yet to conjure anything more than a sweet fragrance from it, I'll fire it up on Halloween and see what spooky spirits might be enkindled from this cemetery candle.A 9 oz.... Continue Reading →

Willow WaxCraft winnings

It's been about one year since I discovered Willow WaxCraft's scents on etsy, and became enamored of Samantha's brand and fragrance style, that first review can be found below. Recently she held a wax giveaway for email and instagram subscribers and I was lucky enough to win my choice of any four scents in her... Continue Reading →

New Vendor- Earth & Honey

These items were given in exchange for an honest review. My sister discovered this vendor at a farmer's market and raved about the wax. The ensuing social media follow lead to an offer for a blog product review. Eric, the creator of Earth & Honey started his (ad-)venture last November and has steadily increased production,... Continue Reading →

Gio & Turner: Custom wax haul

Did everyone know that Gio & Turner offers custom wax bags? News to me when happening upon a comment on an unrelated post in May (thanks to the Instagram algorithm for burying unknowable numbers of posts from those I follow). Jeannie from G&T is a kind and esteemed maker who started her small business around... Continue Reading →

Pin Pal and partial pin collection

I've made no secret of my penchant for pins and pennants, and if I have, well, the secret's out. Collecting these little enamel tokens of my favorite fandoms truly brings me joy. But what's a fan to do when her burgeoning pin collection out-measures the length of her library badge lanyard? Enter Ardent Adornment. The perfect... Continue Reading →

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