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Holiday Cheer

1 Dec

As difficult as this fall has been, I decided I needed some holiday cheer.  It ended up with me deep cleaning the closet upstairs (which was a good thing for a stroll down memory lane).

Then I did a little decorating.  I wanted to use my schefflera as a Christmas tree.

Schefflera (with Bob sleeping under it)

I decided it wasn’t going to work for lights, but I did find some light snowflake ornaments that I could put on it.

I also decorated my little tree.

I added the ornament my mom and sister made.

MJ ornament

It’s my MJ.

MJ (from 2013)–I love that nose.

MJ was not unknown to wear a Santa hat

The cats were tortured.

Santa Salem

Just a little.

Herbie wiggled too much to get a decent picture.

I like how things turned out.

I am really looking forward to this holiday season.

Labor Day

6 Sep

Hope everyone got to enjoy their Labor Day.

Dolly Street

Here, it was a perfect day for basking and ruminating.

A Candle Making Week

22 Nov

With the rainy, cold, icky,snowy weather, I have spent most of the week inside doing my final preparations for the Christmas sales.  It’s been all about the candles.  I think it would be really neat if I could be a professional candle maker (and soap maker) when I grow up.  Anyhow, I had a special order for six chunk candles.

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I poured sixty-two wax melts this week.

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I’m using a lot of different festive holiday fragrances.

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Then I started on the soy container candles.

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I am using these cute little hex jars for my containers.


I don’t have triangle continers, so I stacked them in a pyramid.

I love the pattern created as the soy starts to cool.

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Lucky for me, I found a dozen fancy holiday containers in my basement that I had bought on clearance right after the last time I made candles (like twelve or fourteen years ago).


I’m sharing this with Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  The items this week are: fancy, when I grow up, pattern, triangle, and festive.  I’m also sharing with Macro Monday.