Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Redolent Mermaid Heads for the Mountains

The annual summer vacation is approaching. Usually our family bonds and recharges by the shore on our favorite island, but this year we are introducing our girls to the mountains. Lightening bugs, gem mining, caverns, Rock City, tubbing down the Chattahoochee and going on a Lost Sea Adventure all await us soon. Last year when I packed a couple of warmers, I underpacked on wax. Lesson learned. Here are the waxy wonders that will fragrant our little cabin:

Rosegirls- Snowflake, I need a peppermint smell on hand at all times.
Rosegirls- Soothing Lavender Dreams, and a lavender to match above statement. Last chunk!!!
Rosegirls- Pecan Waffle Fluff Puffs, mountains seem to need comfy cozy smells in my brain.
Rosegirls- Celtic Moonspice/Ooey Gooey Caramel/Marshmallow Smoothie, I need a muffin to tag along.
Rosegirls- Snow White's Honeycrisp Apple, in case some freshness is needed.
Rosegirls- Lovely Sandalwood, to complement the woods around us. Or freshen a bathroom. Plus it was a gift from a friend and is special.
Front Porch- Loopy Cream Cupcakes, because fruit loop smell can over power anything.
Front Porch- Christmas Memories, evergreen trees can too (see above).
Candles From The Keeping Room- Vanilla Bean Noel Fluff, my last rabbit off to his final resting place in the Smokey Mountains.
Sniff My Tarts- Cotton Candy/Watermelon/Orange Sherbet, it IS still summer so bright fruits are a must.
Sniff My Tarts- Zucchini Bread/Pumpkin Pecan Waffle/Sticky Marshmallow, then again it is cozy cabin time.
FussAssMcGee- Linus Has A Sinus, just in case of sniffles. I pack like a MOM.
Streetman- Bonfire on the Beach, to pay homage to Anna Maria Island.
Streetman- Fruit Spritzer, summer fun.
Streetman- Bomb Pop, summer fun times two.
Streetman- Summer Lovin', set a mood. I am a wife. <3
Beezy- Marshmallow Sugar Cookie, a good marshmallow is a must, see first scent comment.
iheartwax- Strawberry Jam Vanilla Mint
iheartwax- Pomegranate Rosemary Mint
iheartwax- Vanilla Mint Flip Flops, the last three are from a sweet friend too and special. Mints are always nice in freshening, lifting spirits, and encouraging relaxation.

That is my vacation melting box! I will report back on the ones I loved. There will be posts scheduled in case internet is spotty up yonder in the mountains. Wax from the previous basket I would absolutely repurchase include: Streetman- Summer Lovin' this scent is so smooth, soothing and lovely. It reminds me of the cashmere amber blends a bit but heavy with soft vanilla sandalwood. It is strong and long lasting. Butterfly Lane- Key Lime Pie/Sarah's Sugar Cookie why oh why do you have to be closed? Great rendition of this scent! Better Homes & Gardens- Tahitian Black Orchid strong and long lasting vanilla floral with maybe a touch of sweet pea or peony. Two Timing Tart- Seduction Medium throw and perfect for a bedroom, Rosegirls- Pink Sandalwood, Sniff My Tarts- Frost Bite/VBN/Spearmint this blend is really great, strong minty creamy vanilla with a zip of spearmint to keep it interesting. I am using this blend next opening in a sheet cake.

I hope everyone had a splendid 4th of July! Ours was very low key. I finished reading Catherine the Great yesterday, it was a good book. I certainly know more about that time of Russian history now than I did previously. Cracking the spine on World Without End in the next couple of days. It has been on my Goodreads list for far too long. What are you reading?


  1. I am still reading City of Heavenly Fire. I'm about halfway through, still liking it. I've had World Without End sitting here for quite some time. I bought that and Pillars of the Earth back when the show was on TV.

    Yay for all the smellies going on vacation with you. Have fun!! =)


    1. Halfway through?! You are getting some reading done :-) I did not know Pillars of the Earth was a show? I absolutely adore that book. Great great story. Was the show good? Worth looking into? I am under the impression WwE is not a direct sequel, but takes place further down the line?
      I did pack a great smelly box if I say so myself. Lol! Thanks Deb! I will still be around, checking in. Can I bomb y'all with some pics every now and then? :-D hope you have a great weekend.

    2. Pillars was an eight episode series back in 2010. I liked it. I think I still have it recorded (on VHS). I had watched that before I even knew there was a book. I think they also made World Without End into a series but I don't think I watched it, or didn't like it because it was cheap or something. And yeah, it's in the same area (Kingsbridge?) but a couple hundred years later, so some relatives of previous characters might be in it.

      Tons of vacation pics are expected!


    3. Have a fun & safe trip!!! Definitely want to see pics!! :-)

  2. Butterfly Lane... *tears, crying, sadness*

    Cotton Candy/Watermelon/Orange Sherbet, mmmmmmmmmmm. I think I got that one in my order, too! Frost Bite/VBN/Spearmint sounds amazing and sinus clearing! What's in frost bite, do you remember?

    I am reading "Bossypants," then I'll move on to "Gone Girl." :)