Sunday, March 20, 2016

Melting Basket:62

Wax from the previous melting basket that I would love to have again are: Valhalla Nag Champa, Rune Caster, Masala Chai, Floki's Fetish, Valkyrie, Norseman, Hedonistic, Pendragon's Passion, Oak Ash & Thorne, Candy Panda Panda Berries, Lily Lavender, Late Night Booty Call, Fruit Loops, Bedtime Bath, and Be My Valentine.

CFTKR- Jellied Filled Graham Pie
CFTKR- Blackberry Jam Graham Pie
CFTKR- Fresh Picked Strawberry Wildberry Mousse Bear Claw
CFTKR- Jelly Donut Marshmallow Birthday Cheesecake
CFTKR- Fresh Picked Strawberry Jelly Donuts Birthday Cheesecake
CFTKR- Jill's Strawberry Cream Filled Jelly Roll
CFTKR- Strawberry Noel
CFTKR- Apple Grove <3 gift
Rosegirls- Berry Lovely Smoothie
Lasting Scent Candles- Peppermint Marshmallow Snow
Sniff My Tarts- Rose Jam/Iced Sugar Cookies/Pink Sticky Marshmallow
Sniff My Tarts- Warm Vanilla Sugar/Dragon's Blood/Plumeria
Sniff My Tarts- Rose Jam/Glazed Donut/Dragon's Blood
Sassy Girl Aroma- Pink Sugar Hello Lover Coconut Cream Pie
Candy Panda- Fruit Loops

If any of these pique your interest and you would enjoy a more in-depth review of them, please list them in the comments below. 

I crossed another few things off of my 2016 Bucket List: Bok Tower (beautiful), watching The Help with my sister (we cried, we loved it, the book was still better), bought Fragrant by Mandy Aftel (it is a wonderful read!) and making homemade ice cream (strawberry in case you are interested).

I was born and raised  and have lived most of my life in Polk county. It was a crying shame I had neglected visiting one of our National Landmarks. Bok Tower and its surrounding gardens were absolutely beautiful. I cannot imagine going any other time of year. The azaleas and camellias were in full bloom, along with many other species. The overcast sky and brisk breezes kept us from sweltering. The Spanish moss dripping from the oaks hypnotized me. 

I am feeling better. I find myself laughing loudly again. Enjoying my days again. Daydreaming. Plotting goals. Looking forward to things. 

I also am planning a giveaway this week in honor of Spring Break, which officially begins tomorrow. The first few sunny days will be spent on day trips to the beach, outside exploring and just relaxing. The last few days will be raining and I have been commissioned to paint a tree-house mural in a children's bedroom. So I will either be sketching that or actually beginning to paint it. I hope the latter, as I take FOR-EVER to paint. I also plan on doing some sewing, writing, and reading.

How are you feeling? Looking forward to anything? Encounter any great smells? Cook anything yummy? Read a good book? 


  1. Glad you're feeling better. I felt myself starting to slip back into my funk and quickly had to redirect my darkening moody thoughts. I haven't been reading AT ALL lately, and that's bothering me. I've fallen back to playing games on my phone or iPod instead. Ugh!


    1. The games are a lure for sure. So is the old boob tube. While waiting in between Viking shows (Adam will only let us watch one a day), I have been binge watching the X-Files. I never grew up watching it so it is fun to go back now and it be brand new. I only watched a few reruns in college with Adam in cheap hotels. I find it hilarious how Mulder would have had a much better reputation now-a-days if he only had a cell phone camera with him. Pick up a book lady! A GOOD book! None of that Allyson poop. ;-) I am about to read Finnickan of the Rock which I think you might enjoy too. I'll let you know. I am borrowing it.

    2. I was never a huge X-Files fan but did watch episodes here and there back in the day. There was one that FREAKED. ME. OUT. so bad!!! I don't remember the story but there was this creature or guy or something that could blend in with any background and all you'd see were his beady glowing red eyes. To this day, glowing red eyes in movies or whatever freak me out. LOL

      I'm determined to at least finish the Alyson Noel book I'm currently on. It's a struggle though. I have Lady Midnight sitting on my desk, just calling to me.........