The Bathing Garden- Winter Collection

Oh what fun it is to open a package of festive melts and join in the Christmas spirit. And no one celebrates holiday grandeur like Shannon at the Bathing Garden. Recently offering an accelerated seasonal shipping time of 2 weeks, I couldn't resist the allure of a winter order with a few never-before-tried scents. Her lavishly decorated... Continue Reading →

Lasting Scent Candles-last ever order?

Funny how I agonized over my single February wax pre-order during my no-buy, yet, didn't feel a moment's anguish at nabbing some Lasting Scent Candles just a week later in March. Of course, that's mostly due to LSC closing shop this month after many years of successful business and my cold fear that I'd never... Continue Reading →

White Woods is gracing my home this week with stout sandalwood, finespun vanilla, and strapping white oak. An elegantly refined scent displaying a gilt-edged woodland design. A semi-sale purchase with such expansive throw, I'd buy year after year. Wishing a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the Russian Orthodox holiday today, including some of my... Continue Reading →

Christmas Craft Brew Tasting

 Few signs of the season get my festive bells ringing more so than the first appearance of holiday ales on the shelves. It's literally my version of hearing-the-first-Christmas-carol-on-the-radio kind of happy. I've reviewed a few quirky tea blends lately and figured why not wax poetic about some adult beverages that truly put a winter's flush... Continue Reading →

New vendor: Gypsy Monroe Wax Co.

In many areas of life I can be downright practical. When it comes to turning away from sparkly, glittery pretties, however, I'm worse than a magpie. On such occasions, my husband will refer to me as Jeremy, the distracted crow from The Secret of Nimh. I do gravitate to shiny bits, although he's just as... Continue Reading →

February-Best & Worst

This week, I may run across a few mentions of how quickly the past month has flown by; however, shortest month or not, I felt February could not have dragged more. This seemingly endless month might have to do with my shopping ban, nothing can make the calendar flip slower, but I've also been so... Continue Reading →

Best & Worst/January

Apparently, by surrounding myself with the comforts of home and lit candles, I've embraced the practice of Hygge this month without even realizing it. "Hygge represents finding happiness in mundane pleasures, such as drinking a cup of warm tea while under a blanket, reading next to a cozy fire and having dinner at home with your friends."... Continue Reading →

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