Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Melting Basket 32: Spring Break!

Waxy tarty goodness I would reorder from the previous basket include: RG Sweet Lemon Confection, Pink Sugar, Gilligan's Brew, CFTKR Pink Sugared Violet, Lavender Cream Peppermint (really really good y'all), Spun Rainbow Sherbet, Chocolate Orchid, and Sea Salt & Yuzu. 

Rosegirls- Frosted Streuselkuchen
Rosegirls- Vanilla Crunch Donuts
Rosegirls- Birthday Cake
Rosegirls- Ooey Gooey Crackers
Rosegirls- Simply Amazing Bakery
Rosegirls- Peppermint Coconut Mallow
Rosegirls- Starman's Starfruit Swizzle Sticks <3 gift
Rosegirls- Pomegranate Watermelon Smoothie
Rosegirls- Pink Grapefruit <3 gift
Rosegirls- Lemon Noel Smoothie <3 gift
Sniff My Tarts- Birthday Cake/Rose Jam/Pink Sticky Marshmallow
Better Homes & Gardens- Pink Sugar Berry
Btter Homes & Gardens- Sun-Lit Strawberry Patch
Scentsationals- Pretty In Pink
iheartwax- Serendipity/Strawberry Jam/ Pink Sugar
CFTKR- Amber Blush
CFTKR- Cashmere Glow
CFTKR- Vanilla Sugar Dark

Some of my Rosegirls labels were turning yellow so I am taking that as my cue to stop hoarding them and start melting. I know for a fact I have had that Ooey Gooey Crackers for at least two years. Part of my Waxy Spring Cleaning. If there is anything you would like to have reviewed, please let me know!

Spring Break is officially on tap. We have some non-fun appointments to keep but I am planning on a beach day trip and lots of outside play for the girls. Also decorating Easter eggs and water sprinkler fun. 

I am still plucking away at my Elizabeth I novel. It is written really well, just seriously thick. Savanna and I have incorporated Mommy/Daughter reading time, where we sit side by side and read in tandem. She is reading The Secret Garden for her first Book Club meeting. She will then go to a friend's house with a few other girls who have read it, watch the movie, then have a proper tea in the girl's own secret garden (her mom is a Master Gardener and has amazing plant skills). This makes me unaccountably excited. I secretly hope to raise a bookworm.  

Any Spring Break plans? Reading anything good? Do you Spring Clean? Are you playing any April Fool's pranks today? >Darby, did you put your boss' stapler in a jello mold again?<


  1. what does Gilligan's brew smell like?
    I still find it hard to believe that our kids are old enough to be book worms & read without help! thankfully he still enjoys the snuggles. :)
    Spring break starts Friday for us!! we are sooo excited!!! I'm hoping to go to a cherry blossom festival, an owl cafe, a shrine, & our big day trip is surprising David with a trip to Tokyo Disney!

    1. Gilligan smells like rich coconut milk to me (but it is always blended with other scents when I try it) I do have it coming as a single scent, so I can tell better then. I do know I LOVE it!

      May the snuggles never stop. <3

      Tokyo Disney! Owl Cafés! How exciting!!! Only 3 and 1/2 months and counting!!!!!! Kinda! Rounding down! HAHAHAAA!! Can't wait to smell my way through Japan with you.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia!! I hope you have a great week too!

  3. Julie.. what is the yellow fern looking thingy in your palm tree? Love the beautiful hibiscus. Enjoy your spring break!

    Lavender Cream Peppermint... is this a sweet lavender blend?

    1. dear Blogger: please stop making my avatar a minus sign! :/

    2. It is the reproductive part of the palm. Like a pollen net? Eventually the turn into seeds/nut/fruit and drop off. I thought it was interesting looking.

      Thanks! It has been very busy. Hoping Friday brings some rest and rejuvenation at the beach.

      To my nose it was sweet but it may have been the cream and mint that made it that way. If I get the chance I hope for a full bag in that and the Strudel & Spice. Yummy yummy. Carol has me in a tart trance.

    3. How odd that I had never seen one of those in all the palms in San Diego. Very cool!

      Oh my.. have a great time at the beach!! Wish I could join you :)

      Carol is good at keeping us in a tart trance.. lol

    4. Ps.. have you tried Grandma's Cupboard? That's another good one that is bakery with a little spice.

    5. These are Queen Palms, I think each variety has a slightly different structure. Thank you! Hoping the weather will hold. Grandma's Cupoard going on the Wish List! Spicy bakery is a favorite of mine.

  4. What a great spring break!!!! I love that you're shaping your daughters to read, and the girls book club with a tea party in a real secret garden sounds amazing! How fun!

    1. It is a nice week off for sure! Reading for pleasure is so important to me. I realize I can only lead, not force, but my hopes are high! I hope you have a beautiful rest of week Nancy!

  5. Looks like lots of great scents in your basket!! Love the pics of your swinging girl & the flowers! Our Spring Break has been kind of low key since Craig has had to work. But we're still having fun! I love that your daughter has a book club! I miss having a book club myself, LOL! Years ago, our playgroup tried to have a book club for the bigger kiddos, but it didn't take off. And now you're making me want to read the Secret Garden too!! I think I read it when I was a kid, but it's been sooo long!! :-)

    1. Our spring break has definitely been home based most if the time, but not today!!! Headed to Coquina Beach in about 2 minutes :-D

      Book Clubs are so much fun. You and I reading a book ten watching the movie is my only Book Club right now.

    2. Ooh beach day!! Have fun!! :-)