August's Heat Wave of Wax August 2011
Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:37 PM
I can't believe it is August already. It means we are winding the summer down and my DD goes back to college in 3 weeks. This makes me sad. Her friends had such a wonderful weekend here. We were sad to see them go.
It looks liks another beautiful day here. This morning I am melting an old one-CCCC Pink Frooty Cake. It looked a bit faded so I don't know how strong the scent will be. I am burning a Simply Living Vanilla Cake candle. So far everything is smelling great.
Katz-Sorry you are feeling blue. Hope you feel better. I can't even imagine.
Enjoy the day everyone!!
Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:51 PM
GOOOOOOD MORNING CANDLEFIND! ! !
(still floating on air here)
Catching up on the melt report:
Summer Showers (CBV - a combo of Rain & Sunflowers) in my living room. Yesterday we gave dogs a bath so it smelled like wet doggie in here, and this little tart tamed it nicely. It's still going strong this morning, and I forgot and left it on all night! wow!
Rosemary Mint (Nene's) is in my room, very soothing
Mountain Lake (YC) in the family room, not uber strong, but quite nice
last of my clam Squeaky Clean (Crabby Candle) in the kids' bathroom, I think that one definately got stronger after holding it awhile, I remember not being bowled over on first melt, but it's good and strong now
Butt Naked (adorable patriotic star sample from Tara's) in my bathroom (how appropriate a name for the bathroom melt is that?! lol) - its' really nice, I like it a lot!
That replaced Ivory Soap (Missy's Tempting) that started the weekend melting in there.
Mike & Ike's Hot Tamale (Cozy Cottage) still goin' strong in my DS room (I turn it on before he gets up and then turn it off when he does get up, and his room stays scented a long time - he loves it!)
And now I'm caught up!
I need to make a shout-out to ARIA or anyone else who can answer this - can you give me a report on Coyer Candles Great Lakes Beaches? I'm thinking of picking this one for my candle from there and your name came up when searching the forums. Did you like it and what did it smell like? (I grew up on the Great Lakes beaches so it sounds very attractive to me!)
thanks and have a great day, everyone!
 Oh Maggie! ! ! yoo hoo - my game playing buddy - I dug a little deeper on the forum and saw you got an air freshner of GLB too - can you tell me how you liked it? purdy please ol buddy ol pal o mine! lol
I hope this finds you feeling better today, Maggie.
And to all who are thinking of lost loved ones:
hugs for you. They're never far away, as you hold them in your hearts
This post has been edited by Nautilique: 01 August 2011 - 02:09 PM
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:54 PM
I'm hoping my CFTKR order gets here today so I can try some new stuff out. Not that I don't love my other scents - but, you know how it goes.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:00 PM
Overnight melt was scentsy oats & honey in the kids room.
Burning YC country lemonade
Burning LOL Bikini babe jar
Melting CCC pink devotion
Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:13 PM
Burning CBV's combo of Lei Flower's & Butterfly Kisses candle and YC Orange Dreamsicle.
Have a great day everyone. Stay cool! :smileysnowangel:Soon
Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:13 PM
Maggie, hope you're feeling better today.
Mpfand, sounds like you and your family are having a blast in So Cal!
Katz, I sympathize with your feelings. I was just saying to DH a few days ago that the longer my mom is gone, the more I miss her. Like Sweet and Maggie, my mom's been gone for six years. Hugs to you, friend...
Sweet and Debra, re my avatar. Yup, I took the photo on a hike. Debra, you sound like you know your birds! I love 'em! This one's a Red Shouldered Hawk. They come in a lot of different subspecies, depending on the location. Here in California they're vibrantly copper colored. They belong to the Buteo family, which are usually birds of open spaces and they feed on ground animals, as opposed to the Accipiter family (falcons, etc.), which are birds that usually live in wooded areas and they catch birds on the wing. Here's a closer look at the California subspecies of Red Shouldered Hawk for those who might be interested. Oh my, TMI? Sorry!
I'm melting LSC Bedazzled. It always really impresses me and is a big fave!
Happy August to all!
Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:34 PM
Laurie~ I still have the car freshener here...unfortunately, I am terrible at describing scents...so I asked the twins...everyone agreed that it is more of a kinda sweet floral scent. I like it but it smells a bit perfumey, which is not my thing. As far as ozone...not sure since I have never ordered that type of scent. I am sorry I could not be helpful at all...I am smell illiterate.
Maurie...this might be a stupid idea...but sometimes when I don't put a "space" between the emoticon and the next word..it won't show up...maybe?
This post has been edited by MaggieMae: 01 August 2011 - 04:36 PM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:47 PM
Can't believe it is August already. This summer is flying by...loving the hot weather. In the winter, I love the cold air and snow too!
Melting just one little tart right now, but it's a good one! It's Carol's Creme Brulee Party Cake...a sample that I would like to order more of!!! Carol did it again! She always gets me with those samples!!!
Laurie, hey there girl...regarding Coyer's Great Lakes Beaches scent...I have it in a nice cube jar...really pretty with the swirls and such. I would describe the scent as unique; a mix of wildflowers and fresh air. I don't get any fresh water notes nor any ozone. It is a nice scent, but it is a little on the floral side...not gag me floral, but sweet floral. Not a suntan lotion scent either. I like it and have the candle sitting out and can get a whiff of it as I pass by even when it is not lit! It's a nice, summery scent. Throw on the 2 wick is moderate. Where did you grow up near? I am a Michigan girl. Hope this helps ya.
Okay, the boys are outside shooting bb guns....gotta go make sure they are not getting crazy. We have targets set up, but sometimes they get the brilliant idea to shoot at something else!! Yikes.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:21 PM
Burning CBV Cajun Cornbread now and its so yummy. I get mostly cornbread from it with the fruit coming in after. Exactly what I wanted. Sometimes with fruity/bakery the fruit takes over. Also enjoying CFTKR Cotton Candy and this one is so sticky sweet without being TOO strong and overpowering. A subtle sticky sweet.