Friday, September 14, 2012

Sniff, Light, Snuff, and Repeat

Lately, I've had so many things to say, but no clear way of getting my point across. Some things are political in theme. I've mentioned before that I don't like to get political on the blog, or anywhere else for that matter unless there's tequila involved, in which case I am an excellent debate opponent. On that note, don't we all know our shit when we're even the slightest bit cocked off our arses? (I've recently decided to stop censoring my language around here. I have a filthy mouth, no apologies). Other themes include extreme feelings of gratitude for the hand I have drawn as of late as well as rants about the things that have gone terribly wrong.

I'd also just love to ramble all day long about the jackass customers who come into my store on an hourly basis, but then this would start to look like a tumblr blog, and I, the author, will have given birth to a new meme. Not my style.

Instead of all these topics (the political one is coming, you've been forewarned) can we just talk about candles? As in the dream-scented autumn-y candles from Bath and Body Works? I am a sucker for the warm, cozy, yet slightly masculine scents they release every year for the return of the Great Pumpkin. One of my favorites that I still have from last year is Fireside. Marshmallow Fireside and Fresh Balsam will always be favorites; I burned quite a few of those last year as well.

Well, I had a super awesome coupon for BBW that was burning a hole in my wallet so I cashed it in yesterday on my lunch break for a few goodies. I will savor, borderline hoard, every last drop of wax that I carried over the threshold of my home. I sniffed my way through the store and wound up with Leaves, White Barn Nutmeg & Spice, Black Pepper Bergamot, and Mahogany Teakwood.

What are some of your favorites? Do you have a seasonal ones that you  stock up on to burn year-round?


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Trying to be patient...

but it's tough! Two weeks. 14 days.... until Autumn. I cannot wait. Fall is my favorite season for several reasons and surprisingly my birthday is not the most important reason. While my birthday does fall on the eve of the best holiday of the year (ahem, Halloween), my favorite parts of the season is are as follows: the colors, the weather, the fashion, the treats, pumpkin spice latt├ęs, the changes in nature, the giant shipments of fleece that will soon plague my workplace, pumpkin beer, the lack of side eyes at my year-round lust for pumpkin pie, pumpkin candles.... starting to see a trend?

I'm not one of those people suddenly into pumpkin stuff in the last 2 years because of it's popular on twitter and instagram. I think it's cute to watch the trends fly by.... some of them I will admit to buying into while others have been in my back pocket since I was little. Side tracked... this post is tagged as "free write" so I suppose it's ok.

Back to pumpkins.

 I like to carve pumpkins on my birthday. It's sort of a tradition I started for myself as an adult. After having years of shitty birthdays growing up I decided that if I had to get old, I may as well start liking the day it happens. I'm still trying to decide what I want to carve into my pumpkin this year, but I guess there's still time.

I've also been thinking lately that because I live in Florida, I'm being cheated out of all that Autumn has to offer. I would love for the palm trees to change colors! I do love that I can grab a coffee with my sweety, bundle up and head out to the beach to watch the sunset. The breeze off the gulf is extra crisp in the fall and winter months.

Did I mention that I love how the upcoming season gives me an excuse to wear boots everyday?