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 →

Scenterpiece Melt Cup Warmer: Q&A

Today marks my second blogiversary (who'da thunk it?) After two years and 170 posts, I'd have never guessed the most popular post in this humble little corner of the internet would be the very second one written: Scenterpiece Melt Cup Hack; outnumbering the views on my home page and any other single post for the... Continue Reading →

Mixing it up: Holiday Style

Just popping in to present my festive Yankee mixology blends and wish a wonderful Christmas to all. With two days until the big day, we're in the final hurried holiday push. Anyone else notice the recent obsession with counting the number of sleeps left before Christmas? How is this useful? It would be abundantly more helpful... Continue Reading →

Festive Candles

Barring the real possibility of a lost candle crate lurking in my basement, I'm surprised to see the smallish gathering above is the extent of my festive candle stash. But there 'tis. A good amount of evergreen, cedar and berries, with a scattering of winter rosebuds.  Fresh Balsam by Bath and Body Works (last year's freebie),... Continue Reading →

Fall Fun Series II: The Finale

It's time to put the Fall Fun Series to bed with a countdown of favorite products and moments of the season, and a sleepy sort of season it was. After the leaves settled I can say, I celebrated in every Autumnal moment save two (Seasonal movies/songs/reads and Fall craft or recipe) but I did combine those... Continue Reading →

Halloween Candle collection + Yankee outlet trip

Top, l-r: Two swirl jars of Pumpkin Patch (Harvest and Spiced Pumpkin), a cauldron candle filled with Witch's Brew. 2nd row, l-r: Halloween trio of Ghostly Treats (toasted mallow), Candy Corn and Happy Halloween (licorice), tealights in Witch's Brew and Ghostly Treats, Black Magic pillar (similar to Autumn Lodge, smoky with leaves) 3rd row l-r: Fright Night (Midsummer's... Continue Reading →

Autumn Inspiration Board

We've entered the second week of the Fall Fun Series II and I can deny it no longer: Summer's lease has faded, now autumn's grasp is within reach. No more lengthy evenings spent on the deck listening to the song of unseen crickets, in fact, it's gotten too chilly and windy for much deck lounging... Continue Reading →

Mixin’ it up

Inspired by a conversation with Kari, one of the sweet Yankee Candle Sisters, I'm showing off some mixology I've been melting this month. My endless stash of Yankee Candle tarts have nearly been forgotten since discovering vendor wax, but what else is a girl to do when she's on a wax ban and isn't sure... Continue Reading →

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