Annual Mid-year Recap: Favorite Fragrances- 2019

Here we are, halfway through the year already. (WTH?) Half a top ten felt right for mid-year, so I'm sharing my 'fave fives': individual scents, vendors and scent trends. I've been ordering wax with abandon (22 hauls!) and have experienced tremendous scent combinations in the first six months of 2019. Top 5 favorite scents this... Continue Reading →

Vendor Feature-House of Phoebe Wax

This kaleidoscope of color represents one of my absolutely adored vendors. I named HoP my favorite find of 2016 in my year-end recap. Recently celebrating six months in business, House of Phoebe excels in my favorite scent types-earthy, woodsy, masculine, smoky and citrus. The store re-opened last week after a hiatus and I'm eager to check out the... Continue Reading →

Band of Bloggers

  Welcome to the February edition of Band of Bloggers!  You're probably getting tired of winter already as we start this new month.  Maybe your thoughts are already turning towards spring, or maybe you're all about Valentine's at the moment. Hearts and roses, chocolates and cards, and special someones making you smile . . .... Continue Reading →

Hemingway-Scentsy

Since I confessed a major miscalculation of my candle stock in my last post, I might as well come totally clean. While spending the past month exploring the masculine scents that I enjoy, I should confess that I already know of one perfect specimen already. Nope, I'm not referring to my manly husband, (Although we... Continue Reading →

Napa Valley Sun/Lake Sunset

Would you prefer watching an inspiring summer sunrise, or a relaxing summer sunset?  You really can't lose either way, as long as you are able to see one.  Short post today, but I shall make up for that by squeezing in two reviews of classic Yankee Candles and a quick peek at the dreaded new... Continue Reading →

Storm Watch

"I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds Have riv’d the knotty oaks; and I have seen The ambitious ocean swell and rage with foam, To be exalted with the threatening clouds" Julius Caesar: Act I, Scene III I'm taking an in-depth Shakespeare study course online, does it show? (see recommendation below) Lately, I've tried... Continue Reading →

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