Whoa... Melting Basket 91. That is something. This is also post number 919 that has been published on this blog. Creeping up on Melting Basket 100, post 1,000, and 3 year anniversary blogging soon here. That is mind boggling to me. My enthusiasm for blogging does wax and wan subtly but I try to keep on trucking. I know once I shut off something, it is usually long term. Momentum keeps me going when the creativity lacks sometimes and then by the time I itch to do it again I am back in a groove. I did go to bed last night thinking just how tired I was. Tired at work, tired cooking dinner, tired in the mornings and tired of IG/blogging/posting. I thought of the time it would free up. I remembered the friends that first encouraged me that no longer really talk much. And I was bummed. But my mind plays devil's advocate all the time. And a part of me flipped over mentally and physically as I tossed and turned and thought about the encouragement I still receive and the people I have met and continue to have relationships with and the excitement of writing and photography and the constant challenge of stretching that creativity. So on I go though I be tired or unsure, on I keep posting until the next wave of contentment laps at my heart.
Great wax from the last basket: Glitterati Pink Marshmallow Fireside (that was my last chunk- if I ever get on the custom list again I will order more), MooScents Bohemian Velvet, TBG Frolic, Rosegirls Cold Winter's Day, CFTKR Woodland Foliage, White Cedar Forest and Merlin's Forest.
CFTKR- Balance & Glow
CFTKR- Mediterranean Garden Spa
CFTKR- Lavender Berry Fluff
Lasting Scent Candles- Blackberry Ren Ten
Lasting Scent Candles- Plum Sugar Tea Party
The Bathing Garden- Faded Opulence
Vintage Chic Scents- An Affair to Remember <3 gift
MooScents- Peach Paradise
MooScents- Candied Strawberries & Liquor Filled Dreams
MooScents- Blueberry Black Tea
Sniff My Tarts- Pink Peppermint
Super Tarts- Treebeard
Super Tarts- Sam's Shire
If you would like to see a review on any of these, please let me know.
So... that was weird. I did my ramble before the wax. Ah. Well. So yeah. Big things to celebrate coming up soon. What type of giveaway would you like to see on here?
I do have a metric ton of wax and fragrance oils. You see, I had a dream last year of starting my own wax business. I tested about 30 different formulas and made hundreds and hundreds of scent shots over the span of several months but it never quite turned out how I desired. Certainly not good enough to sell. But I would like to use some of it since I invested so much money into it. I was kicking around the idea of making a bunch and mailing them out as a gift to anyone interested in just having them to melt. But who really wants to melt just mediocre wax? Sometimes paths just aren't meant to be taken. And I am alright coming to terms with that right now. With my new job this year and my travel plans laid out, I need to focus on that and my family in this season of my life. If it pops up again in any meaningful manner then I will keep my mind open to it.
But for now I am just snapping photos, melting wax, splashing on fragrances and dreaming dreams.
How should I celebrate my bloggy milestones?