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 →

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 →

Summer scent trend: Sea Salt

It's been a minute since posting a "Notes From the Stash" edition and now that my wax haulage has slowed to a trickle, it's time for another dip into my wax stash. I love to identify fragrance trends, gauge popularity and make predictions. Perhaps inspired by my current Florida beach location/coaching trip destination, one trend... Continue Reading →

Mixology: Spring edition

My seasonal scent mixology posts are some of my favorites. One of the few times a year I concentrate on melting from my preposterous stash of Yankee tarts and votives collected over many years of sales and employee freebies. Since Spring has finally sprung here, I was quite inspired to delve into sunny scents. On... Continue Reading →

Any Time of Year Scents?

With the countdown to Spring less than five days away, but our local weather utterly ignoring the calendar by refusing to release Winter's grip, I am in seasonal candle limbo. What to burn? What to attempt using up, or re-pack for next year?  I'm halfheartedly lighting my Fireside/Redwood Woodwick and Marshmallow Fireside 3-wick just to... Continue Reading →

February: Wax and candle recap

Wow, is my warmer stained, oops. So be it, a symbol of my chaotic wax melting existence this past month. With little rhyme or reason to my choices and habits, as, thanks to my current wax buying hiatus, I'm not reviewing anything new. I've gone through all the wax no-buy stages: rummaging through my stash... Continue Reading →

Woodwick: Warm Woods Trilogy candle

Purchased months ago and sitting in a bag in my home office, this candle (my first full-sized Woodwick) has been patiently waiting for it's time. That time has come, during this, the tenth week of January (am I the only one who feels that way?). As the snow falls, again, fine and powdery and at... Continue Reading →

January Superlatives

Best moments of the month: *Spending MLK day weekend with our great friends who live a few hours away. Spinning my friend's LP collection late into the night, and basking in the up-close sounds from legendary voices, Holly, Cash and Lennon, while our husbands played guitar along with the Beatles, Petty, Floyd and Zeppelin. Craft... Continue Reading →

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