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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Me and my candles - Christmas (Yankee Candle/Country Candle)

It took me a couple of months to complete my 
little Christmas candle collection, but it was
 so much fun. Look at those gorgeous labels! 
I found the three Yankee Candles on Ebay.
I also tried several gingerbread candles, 
but didn't like most of them because they were
 just too spicy for my taste (although I love gingerbread). Silver bells is from the current Country
 Candle collection. Lovely label and not the
 usual Christmas scent. Perfect.







Am I strong enough to really, really start burning them?
Yes, I am (a little sad perhaps), but hey, they are 
candles, they are meant to be burned ;).
1st Sunday of advent, December 3rd!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Welcome fall!










Saturday, October 28, 2017

Me and my candles

These are my two favourite Yankee Candle labels.


And luckily for me I love both scents. 
I've been saving them up for December.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Me and my candles

Like I said yesterday, there are a lot of 
candles I don't like.....


.....and this is one of them.

I loved the label, it is really beautiful, 
but I hate the smell of Sugared Pumpkin Swirl.
I've read a lot of positive reviews about this
candle, but to me it is just bleh...
I promised myself not to keep candles just
 because they look nice, so I sold it to
 somebody who does appreciate this scent.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Me and my candles

When I bought my first scented candle
 (Mandarin Cranberry), I didn't know I would
 love them so much.
I have always burned lots of candles, 
but these are something special.

What I found out is that there are many candles
I love, but there are also many that I dislike or even hate.

I have made an agreement with myself that
 I don't collect them just to have them on the shelf. 
They are just too expensive to do that.
When I take the risk of buying a candle online 
and don't like the smell on cold, I sell it.

I burn like 3 or 4 candles at the same time and am
 only allowed to burn a new one when one of 
the others is completely burned down.
I have to set certain limitations for myself
 because I have always been a collector and I 
don't want this "hobby" to get out of hand!


Black Cherry and Honey Clementine are two of
 my top favorite scents from Yankee candle that I
 will always rebuy. And because I finished
 these two, I have chosen the following new ones:


When I sniffed Crunchy Pistachio Vanilla
 for the first time, I found it to be very intense. 
Honestly, almost too intense for my
 taste and I thought about selling it. 
However, my daughter loved it so much
that we burned it anyway.
It is very sweet (marzipan) and it's okay, but I
wouldn't buy this scent again, 
at least not in a large jar.


My 2nd choice is Moroccan Argan Oil. 
It's a heavy scent, but it's very creamy and
 it takes me back to Marrakesh 
(and we loved Marrakesh!).
I can imagine buying this candle again.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Summer temperatures

I'm spending lots of time in the garden ...


... because the weather is so beautiful.


Summer temperatures mid October!


And so much time on my hands to enjoy it.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Yankee Candle

Today I'm burning Black Coconut. 
I love the smell (and the taste!) of coconut and
 I love the label and the color of the wax.


I will definately buy this one again.

Friday, October 6, 2017

At his brother's graduation




Thursday, October 5, 2017

So much joy for a couple of euros






Thursday, September 7, 2017

Building sand castles

We spent a week in the Netherlands in a 
house just behind the dunes...


I rode a bike again for the first time in 10 
(perhaps 15) years (and it felt really good) ...


... and the kids (young and old) built a sand 
castle almost every day.

One more week till school starts.