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About AmyJo

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    Certified scent expert!
  • Birthday 05/11/1958

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  1. Hi everyone! Mag, thinking about you as you care for your father. Prayers that he is starting to recover. Michele, you are right, we still have to be careful. A friend of mine had her first shot but not her second, let her guard down a bit, and caught Covid. So she is sick now. For me, it's still going to be masks and eating outside. Definitely happy things are opening up, but with care. Hi Susan, how is it going in your care world? Well today it's been: Scentsy Bloomin' Beach - rose, peony and sea jasmine - this is a sweet floral with the rose leading the way. I'm not getting any kind of a sea air note, which is fine - beautiful scent. It was strong at first but got lighter quickly - too bad because it's a lovely scent. It's still present but not strong. Take care all!
  2. Hello all, Susan, Michele, I love Avobath too! Michele, I'm glad your older VCS is holding up well. Today it's: Empire Alchemy When Stars Collide - strawberry, grapefruit, spearmint, peppermint - This is the second time I have ordered this from this vendor and it is one of my favorites. Very fresh, not overly sweet, uplifting. Only a week and a half until I go back to the hospital. I will be very glad to see everyone. Take care all and stay well!
  3. Good morning all! Mag, continued prayers for you and your family. Stay well dear friend. Michele, I know you are glad to have the babies back home! I also enjoyed RG Vanilla Crunch Donuts blends, a bit light but lovely scent. Sharon, Susan, Valerie, I hope all of you are well and enjoying new scents. I feel completely back to normal after the second shot last Friday. Or, as "normal' as I will ever be. The grass is growing in front of my eyes and the lawn mower has been in the shop for a month now with no result. I know they are backed up, but gee whiz. Still paying the local fellows to mow - and they do a great job - but DH is itching to do it himself. Well yesterday it was the Zombie Head from Britta's in She'll Die First (buttermint, pink sugar, Mrs Claus' Cookies) and it was heavenly, strong for about 8 hours. And last night I put in a favorite: Scentsy Apple S'mores (wrongly named IMHO) - this is mac apple, marshmallow, and cedar, woody and sweet, absolutely adore it. Only a medium strength but so beautiful that I don't mind. Long lasting. Take care all. Hugs all around.
  4. Mag!! That is just too sad. My heart is breaking for you. You have had a year, dear friend. Prayers for your father - and for you. Cannoli will be fine but I'm glad your daughter has her for now. I'm very sorry you can't melt because that could provide some small comfort. Prayers and hugs and every good wish.
  5. Good morning all! Susan, it's lovely to see you! I love L3 White Cake so much. Hope you are doing well, my friend. Today I put in another little piece of Scentsy Palm Trees and Ocean Breeze, so lovely and strong. Palm leaf / coconut husk / pineapple. Mag, very quiet, thinking about you dear friend. Have a great day everyone.
  6. Hello all!! Michele that will be too much fun to see your sister and have her meet the babies! Excitement!! I love L3 Fluffy Towels. I'm glad you enjoyed the Whiff Box, lol - it was a good variety this month. Valerie, I have heard so many good things about Teddy bee's. Are you enjoying this vendor? What are the special things about that one? Today it's: DW Lavender Basil - Rebecca is my go-to for lavender scents and this is so beautiful. The basil is very fresh-picked and the lavender creamy and herbal. Bliss! And Scentsy Palm Trees and Ocean Breeze - This will be the May scent of the month and it's very fresh and green. I haven't seen all the scent notes yet but there may be a little pineapple lurking in there. Medium high throw from a tiny little piece, so I am happy. Steve has his first shot today and I have my second shot tomorrow, so we are getting there. We had a sobering event on our street - the elderly gentlemen several doors down was infected with the virus and hospitalized...He caught it at his church where they had a super spreading event... He became gravely ill and lost 30 lb but thankfully has survived. Have a great day all! and stay well.
  7. Good morning all! Well it is already 72F here in SW Ohio so we are moving briskly into warmer weather, typical for around here. Spring is fast. I will need to move the morning walk up so it won't be so hot. Michele, I hear a lot of people also enjoying that RG Chain Chomp, love the name! Well yesterday it was: The Burning Mitten Peach Lavender Soda -this was spectacular - so juicy and herbal and bubbly - and it was strong for about 10 hours, wonderful wax. Today it's: Scentsy Sun-Soaked Petals - daffodils, currant and mint - a beautiful sweet floral, just a touch of mint, so springy and bright. Excellent strength and throw throughout the house. Today the Scentsy Whiff Box is arriving, always a cause for celebration. Have a lovely day all.
  8. Good morning everybody, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Bob Evans did a good job on the meal and we have plenty of leftovers. Mag! That Fried Pear Cake from TSGS sounds divine. I have finally used up all of my wax from that vendor which I bought when I visited their store in Florida on business. That was a dangerous visit indeed. Love the little Chiclets pieces they make and always great throw! Michele, your Easter pictures on IG are beyond lovely and the babies just bring me to my knees... The smiles!! Well today it's a strong and beautiful one- Destination Wax Kale Salad - green kale, green apple, red currant, pineapple, coriander. It is fresh, crisp, lightly sweet, and full of snap. It started out strong and has just increased... Strength and throw now about an 11 in the house. This is even in my wimpy warmers. This is one of her signature scents and I still have about a quarter of a loaf. Have a beautiful day all!!
  9. Happy Easter everyone! Michele, I love your picture above. Lasagna sounds like a beautiful choice to me for the holiday meal. I also have had no leaking with Empire Alchemy - in fact, everything is very dry. Everything I have purchased from this vendor is one year old or less, not sure if that is a factor. If they should ever choose to weep, I shall dry their tears and comfort them, because I must have this vendor in my life. Mag, yes it is shocking that I participated in the restock! I hope your father continues to improve. Good for you, working on those samples! Same thing - I had amassed a huge amount of them, and last year when I was traveling, I would take a big bag with me each trip and power melt with two melters and multiple dishes - each sample getting one hour - then switch. I finally got through them. If there was something I particularly loved, I would keep the dish and melt it some more when I got home. It was madness. What we do for our addiction.... I do remember one time when I had samples spread out all over the other hotel bed and the smoke alarm started chirping. I had to call the desk to get the battery changed and two ladies came to the room. They stared at all that wax - and I stammered, oh that, it's just my hobby, I love scented wax, it's like candles. They giggled politely and I thought well, now I'm the crazy lady on the fourth floor. So! Today it's: Empire Alchemy Black Currant Fig - fig, cedar, currant, dark amber - gorgeous and unusual, with all notes that I love combining to make something entirely new. The fig and the currant are very happy together, not sweet, and woody with the cedar. Medium throw in 40W Edison bulb Scentsy warmer. Still not sure which wax does best in this warmer...I still think EA does better in lower wattage. Scentsy Coco Lime - oh, be still my heart - such a beautiful scent. Creamy coconut followed by the juiciest, most realistic lime, as though you had just cut one in half and have juice on your hand. Strong and not overly sweet. It has been going since yesterday. This is a favorite. Well I don't feel like cooking so we are ordering in Easter dinner from Bob Evans, all the fixings and serves six, so we will have leftovers. Getting ready for the daily walk now. I hope everyone has a peaceful, loving holiday and hugs their families today, or holds close in their hearts those who can't be present.
  10. (I feel the same - I used to keep a journal, for years - and ended up tossing it. In the words of Edna Mode - "I never look back, dahling - it interferes with the now.") I'm not sure it was a brace, but I wrenched my knee about 11 years ago and wore a wrap that you could alternate with heat, ice, heat, ice. It saved the day. (And how about you?) The person below me still colors eggs.
  11. Well good morning all!! Mag! I'm so glad your dad is doing better! And yes......I suppose I do keep a close eye on Empire Alchemy...I was going to hold off on this must recent restock, all about tropical summary citrusy goodness, but Anna's beautiful descriptions wore me down and I did place a smallish order. I agree with you that Gambit would make a gorgeous perfume. Michele, I have always enjoyed VRC lemon and lemon curd oils so that Loopy Lemon sounds very nice. How are things at the beach house? Valerie, I hope the move will go smoothly. What kind of home are you planning? And are you enjoying Teddie B's? I've heard a lot of great reviews! Well winter has come back for a brief encore, but I hope the stage manager gets the hook and throws him out on his ear. All the flowers are blooming and now we've had two nights of freezing temperatures. This morning it's still stuff from two days ago which has been long-lasting: Empire Alchemy Sleigh All Day - limoncello, honeydew, cotton candy cocktail, mint sprigs - a lovely citrusy, minty melony mixture and it had great longevity in my Scentsy element warmer. Scentsy Squeeze the Day - creamy fresh lemon - so strong and refreshing, and I love the creaminess. Have a beautiful Easter everyone.
  12. Good morning all! Mag, how is your dad feeling? Again I'm so sorry. Your family has had one thing after another for quite some time, it seems... Praying for better days to come this year. Valerie! It's good to hear from you. Wow, the move to NM is happening - I hope it all goes smoothly. Very exciting! It's good you'll be closer to your girls. Your scents remind me that I am all of of CFTKR...hmmmm.... Welcome back! Michele, i can't believe the babies are three months old. It seems like they were just born. Sharon, I hope you are well and glad for some sunny days in Wales. Susan, You are quiet, I hope you are doing well and that everybody is healthy. Deb, long time no see you here! Step up and be counted! Well this morning it's Empire Alchemy Cuddle Weather - icy rain, cardamom, rosewood, mint, bay rum, moss, vetiver - lovely and earthy from the cardamom, woody and calming. Anna may have a restock going on right now. Have a great day everyone.
  13. Hello all! Michele, I know how frustrating that is when you have typed a long post and then it disappears. Ugh!! A very happy belated birthday to your son, and I'm so glad you were all able to be together! The Super Tarts cappuccino blend sounds delicious. I found a longer walking route today and it took about an hour and a half... I'll only do that one a couple times a week, lol! The other three paths I walk take more like an hour. But perfect sunny weather for walking today and not too warm. So today it's: Scentsy Just Breathe - eucalyptus, lemon zest, and mint medley - beautiful! It's similar to Bath & body works eucalyptus mint, but that lemon zest takes it to another level. Love! Have a great day everyone!
  14. (traveling across America is in our plans as well - so much to see!) Yes I do listen to all sorts of things...a recent podcast is Hey, Stranger! by Thoraya Maronesy. She interviews strangers and the results are often very moving. The person below me keeps a journal.
  15. Good morning all! Well, the weather here is the same as up by you Mag (and I imagine Michele also), very grey and gloomy, but the birds are in lovely voice so this is all good. Mag, I am sorry your allergies have acted up and are interfering with your sniffing!! We have finished watching all of the ancient seasons of St. Elsewhere, a favorite of mine, and have moved to Britbox for MI5. So far we are enjoying this, very edge-of-the-seat exciting. I am hoping that Doc Martin and Shetland will release new seasons soon. What is everybody watching? Today it's my favorite tea and cakes blend: Empire Alchemy Earl Grey Cookies (floral tea, creamy biscuits) - divine - as always a beautiful balance. That was the last of a loaf, sadness. Anna has a customs going on but I have no business ordering, not that has ever stopped me before. Enjoy your weekend all!!
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