Nostalgia

As the crinkly crackle of autumn fades into a windy whisper of winter, my thoughts drift back to my childhood. This precise time of year, more than any other, makes me crave for the carefree comfort of youth. The holidays are still wrought with memories and emotion for me and probably will be for some time.... Continue Reading →

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Fall fun-Cranberry Apple Cider Punch

With Pumpkin Spice Latte season in full-swing...I try to avoid Starbucks and Dunkin completely. I'm just not into those syrupy, whipped-cream topped, furry-teeth beverages like I used to be; therefore I don't actually have a fave fall drink, per se. (Well, I do love my Oktoberfest craft brews this time of year, but I wanted... Continue Reading →

Lemon Zest

There is an ongoing debate in my household over whether its better to use lemon flavoring in sweet foods or savory dishes.  I don't care much for lemony sweets, but do believe that nothing brightens up a dish better than tangy lemon zest.  Of course, my husband is the opposite and loves the tart and... Continue Reading →

Bonus Post

It's leap day and I'm taking advantage of this bonus day of the year to write a bonus post!  Okay, it's mostly because I wanted to wrap up my monthly theme and provide some sneak peek pics of a few scents that I'm very excited about. Cinnamon Scone In my hunt for baked goods scents to... Continue Reading →

Bakery Air?!

When I heard that one of Yankee's new spring scents was called Bakery Air, I thought it might be a joke.  What kind of a silly name is that anyway?  Since then, I've discovered not only the sweet scent, but the possible inspiration for its title: In "The Book of Awesome," the scent of Bakery... Continue Reading →

Freshly Baked Goods

If there's one thing I've learned from my candle collecting experience, it's that people really love their food scents. Although I do understand the appeal of dessert-like fragrances, I tend to find them too simple, too sweet, and too much. I tire of them quickly and forego repeat burning of the sweet ones, in favor of... Continue Reading →

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