Saturday, August 27, 2016

Melting Basket 73

Wax from the last basket I would repurchase include: SMT Pink Peppermint Swizzle Sticks, Glitterati Violet Sugar Cookie, LSC Pink Sugar Vanilla, Snow Globe, Universal VooDoo Wooden Wings, NeNe's Arabie, TBG Calypso.

Lasting Scent Candles- Beignets
Lasting Scent Candles-  Sweet Lavender Nectar
Up The Creek Scents- Welcome Home/Gingerbread Cupcakes/Marshmallow Bean Noel
SMT- Dragon's Blood
SMT- Pink Lavender Marshmallow Cake
CFTKR- Merlin's Forest
Universal VooDoo- To Whom it May Concern <3 gift
Pocket Full of Peonies- Satsuma Sandalwood Sugar Cookie <3 gift
The Scented Squirrel- Satsuma Sandalwood Sugar Cookie <3 gift
Country Lane Keepsakes- Guardian Angel <3 gift
A gift but not sure of the vendor, Green Tea and Lemongrass <3 gift

A smaller basket this time in anticipation of fall meltings beginning very very soon. If you would like me to review any of these, please drop a line below. 

Savanna has reached that age of peer influence. I find I am that parent who's child is the only one that does not have this or that item that everyone else in the class enjoys. In this case, Pokemon Go. 

Savanna has been into Pokemon for quite a few years now. She has the cards and battles with them. She has shirts, stuffed animals, pencils and paraphernalia. She watches the movies and TV shows. I send my bestie Ashely money once in a blue moon to pick up cool Pokemon things in Japan. She is utterly Pokemon spoiled.

I just can't let her play the game. 

I have limited data that I squeak by with each month as it is. 
I have a paranoia about turning on my location services. 
I tried to download it once for her to try and it froze up my phone several times before the game even popped up. 

It just isn't working for me. 
And last night she cried. She never cries about things like that. But through tears she told me how all her friends talk about it and she feels left out. How she really isn't even interested in the game but only wants to play because everyone else does. 

And I found myself telling her that unfortunately, this won't be the last time that she feels this way. 

It was one of those moments that is a shock to my system. Where I realize very clearly that she has grown into the next phase closer to being a teenager. When previously she could care less what was popular or in style. She wants to fit in. And I am in the way of that.

It is what it is.

What was the one thing you had to have in school that everyone else was sporting? Or place everyone was going, or thing everyone was doing? It was cell phones in high school and college for me. I was only allowed to have a pager or phone cards. I didn't get my first cell phone until I got my first job as a teacher. The Nextel walkie-talkie. Remember those? 


  1. Ugh, tough spot for Savanna. I'll be glad when the Pokemon Go craze dies down. An interesting and somewhat creepy thing happened to Casey with that game. He had just gotten home from work and was still in his car. The game said there was a ghost Pokemon over in the back corner of our property. Creepy thing is, that's the area we've buried out pets when they've died!

    Looking forward to your first fall melting basket!


    1. That is creepy! A ghost pokemon in your pet cemetery? I am looking forward to that too!!! I think I will wait to make it until the second FFS post where we show our fall melting stash. See if anyone has requests for the first melts. Are you ready?! Apples!!!! Cinnamon!!!!! Yes!!!!

    2. I'm chomping at the bit to get going! I need to figure out a way to take pics of my fall stash for the series post, then I need to separate all my apple scents so I can use those up in September. And I need to do this tomorrow, because Tuesday/Wednesday are work days and then Thursday is . . . Opening Day of Fall Season!


  2. Great selection for your basket. I still need to try my chunk of Peppermint Swizzle Stick.

    The green tea scent is from Handmade Prim on Etsy. She has super inexpensive wax with charming rustic decorations. She just released a bunch of fall scents I think you would love!

    Do tell me how you like the 2 custom sugar cookie/satsuma/sandalwood blends. :)

    1. Oh my gosh, I had to chuckle that it's Handmade Prim. That's the vendor I'm featuring for the fall series! lol


    2. Thank you! She definitely needs to put her company name on all her wax so people don't have to guess where it came from >_<

      Thank you for the sweet wax! I will definitely review those two blends for you. <3 Getting excited about the fall smellies!!

    3. Deb- how cool! I have enjoyed my two orders from Handmade Prim so far and hope to place a 3rd for the fall goodies!