Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Birthday Yankee Candles

My two new birthday Yankee Candles: 
Blueberry Scone and Beach Plum.

Can't wait to burn them!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Me and my candles - Yankee Candle Scenterpiece

My daughter loves my candles, 
but I don't allow her to burn them in her bedroom,
 it's just too dangerous (although she's already 14).

So I gave her a YC Scenterpiece for Christmas
 (Black Friday deal 30% off) and she totally loves it.

And then I kind of fell in love with it too
 and had to buy one for myself :).
I love the way it looks, that it's so easy
 to use and that it has a timer.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Every now and then I google 
my great-grandfather's name, just to see
 if I can find any new information
 (or even better: paintings).

Last week I found a short newspaper
 article, actually just a few lines.
It's in (old) Dutch and it announces
 the 50th wedding anniversary of my
 great-great-grandparents and the name of
 the caf√© where the reception is taking place.

^ This was the happy couple 
(the painter's parents).

It is so fascinating! I mean, who scanned this
 article from more than 100 years ago
 and thought it was important enough to
put it on the internet?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The first tulips of the season

Sunday, January 7, 2018


My husband and I usually buy ourselves a
 Christmas gift to put under the tree. 
I bought two candles I really loved on Ebay
 on 8th December (in the UK).
And guess what? 
They didn't arrive on time 
(they came last Friday). 

I so love these labels (I think I just started a
 Yankee Candle bird's collection).

If only I knew the name of the birds (the first two).

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The tree is up ...

... and we're almost ready for Christmas!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Me and my candles - Bath & Body Works

End of November I placed an Ebay order in the US for
 five Bath & Body Works Christmas candles.
 These candles are very hard to find here in Europe. 

Of course shipping cost are high from the
 US to Luxembourg (although the candles
 are a lot cheaper), but what really makes
 it expensive are the Customs duties and taxes.
 However, sometimes you're lucky and they
 don't pick out your parcel and I was lucky this time!!! 

The candles are so beautiful with their wintery
 labels and their special lids and I love how they smell
 (all five of them).

I'll give one of them to my friend for Christmas
 (Snowed in) and I already started burning
 two of the other ones myself.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tea lights by the dozen.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Decorating for Christmas

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Vintage wooden gift tags

I love crafting for Christmas!
This year I made vintage wooden gift tags.

The chalk paint I used gives them a really nice
 vintage look. I love how they turned out

(and he loves to help me wrap my presents).