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  1. Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. I am getting better...don't think my sense of smell has been affected TOO much (thank goodness!), but it's still a process to get back to 100% health. The crud is slowly working its way out of my system. Glad to hear your DS is better, Jules! What a relief. Last night I enjoyed burning FM Jamaican Spice.
  2. Hi all. I haven't posted much lately because I've just been switching back and forth between the same two holiday candles. But today my candles from Full Moon arrived! I'll get around to posting p0rn sometime this week when my dining room table isn't covered with an in-progress board game. In the meantime, I'm burning FM Sugared Spruce. Haven't been melting much lately either because I've been dealing with a stuffy nose/sore throat type of thing. It comes and goes. I might fire up something later though. Hope your DS feels better soon, Jules!
  3. Shorty, stomach bugs are the worst. I hope you all feel better soon. I took a break from melting/burning when family visited at Christmas and as of yesterday, I'm back on, but mostly I've just been rotating those same two YC and PI Christmas candles. DH actually remarked the other day how surprised he was that I haven't been doing more melting. My melter is set up in the bedroom and I'm just not in there a lot during the day. But maybe soon I'll find a good spot in the living room and fire up the melter again.
  4. debra99, peanut clusters are my favorites!!! I was thinking of making some peanut brittle this year, but I don't have a candy thermometer. I've been burning more than melting lately, and it's the same two candles: PI Victorian Christmas and YC Home for the Holidays. I'm really not a fan of Victorian Christmas, but HftH is awesome. Just moved the melter out to the living room and put on PI Sugared Spruce. Today and tomorrow are my last chances to enjoy scents for a while, since we have relatives visiting who do not like them.
  5. Hi all. Today it's LOL L'amour de Mamie and a candle or two. Trying to sign up for internet service is very frustrating, but I'm trying to keep things in perspective. Hugs to anyone who needs them!
  6. Guacamole is the BEST. Too bad DH doesn't tolerate avocado well, but he lets me eat guac in front of him anyway. Whatta guy. Last night we made an egg noodle dish that had chicken, mushrooms, garlic, and white wine in it. Right up my alley. There was some fresh tarragon in the recipe that was supposed to be a big deal, but IMO we could have used just about any herb. Tonight it's "African Peanut Soup" in the crock pot. I'm a little wary but we'll see how it turns out.
  7. So sorry for your loss, Nancy. I will say a prayer for your family -- comfort and peace. Today I burned PI Victorian Christmas and melted YC Red Berry & Cedar. The YC melt was another leftover chunk from the end of a large jar. Thanks to everyone for your comments on the move and DH's new job. Sounds like things went well for him today.
  8. Howdy candle friends! I'm happy to report that DH and I are more or less settled in the new apartment. We like it better than our old place, and it feels great to get things in order. I am making a huge effort to be more organized than I have been in the past, so I've been enjoying getting things set up to facilitate that. It's very rewarding to make progress, breaking down boxes and deciding where things will go, putting together the stuff we bought at IKEA, etc. The waxies made it here safely, with the exception of a melter dish that broke yesterday (not because of the move directly, it just got bumped off a table, thankfully it wasn't on at the time). I did some remelts to clear out my melter dishes, and now PI Evergreen is going in the bedroom. Even more exciting, though, is that my YC exchange worked great and now I am enjoying a large jar Home for the Holidays. What a wonderful scent this is. Our new place has "hardwood" (I don't think they're real but they look nice) floors and the woodsy smell of HftH is just awesome. It's the PERFECT settling-into-a-new-place-around-the-holidays scent and I am thrilled with it. Partly because of the move this year, DH and I are letting ourselves have more-than-usual influence on our gifts for each other, and I am choosing to get a pillar and some votives from Full Moon. Will post more info about that in other threads. Feel better soon, Maggie! Hope everyone has enjoyed a good weekend! DH starts his new job tomorrow. I know he'll be great.
  9. NM, I'm glad you can look forward to pizza on Friday. This week I'm melting scents that I either left out for myself on purpose or ran across while packing. Today it's one of each -- YC Red Berry & Cedar in the living room (although there isn't much scent left in this one, it's from the bottom of a jar candle) and SH Iris and Fern in the bedroom.
  10. Well, I packed most of the wax stuff yesterday but left out a small selection for melting this week. That's reasonable right? Right. In the living room it's LOL Wichita Blue Juniper, and the bedroom has Nene's Lemon Sugar & Candied Violets.
  11. Hi all. The move is coming up pretty quickly -- we get the truck a week from today and shove off on Monday the 10th. Crazy! All this domestic time is giving me plenty of opportunities to get some melting in. Today it's PI: Cranberry Spice in the living room and Sugared Spruce in the bedroom. A great holiday combo. (But do you know what's next on the list?? That's right...packing the candle/tart stash!)
  12. My weekend is feeling very harried with all the moving chaos. Nevertheless, I'm melting a couple LOL bakery scents: Vanilla Wish in the bedroom and Comfortably Numb in the living room.
  13. Hi all. The tailbone is continuing to get better every day (still not 100% though). Thanks for your well wishes. I'm melting LOL L'amour de Mamie and an unidentified clean scent (I think it's from K's Kreations, but it's an unlabeled remelt) that's really a powerhouse.
  14. Oddly enough, I think I sat too much (hours at a time = not good) and sat the wrong way (leaning back indulgently in non-reclining furniture so as to put lots more pressure on the tailbone, which felt fine at the time but obviously wasn't). Fortunately, today I have a little less pain, so I think it is getting better. The most frustrating thing is the restricted mobility. Prepping for a move doesn't mix well with not being able to bend over/twist/lift/etc. But things are improving and I have found certain ways that work for me to sit carefully for short periods of time. My main concern is getting this cleared up before I have to spend hours in a moving truck! The scents are still around for now, although they may need to get packed away pretty soon. Maybe I can leave out a small selection so as to continue melting/burning until the bitter end. Lately I've been melting the end of my Yankee Sandcastles swirl jar, plus PI Lemon Meringue Pie and LOL Froot Loops. It's nice to finish off some old jars that were on their last legs anyway. I'm planning to place a Full Moon order one of these days and have the pillars sent to the new place. Gotta restock, right?
  15. Hi all. I'm moving pretty slowly these days because of a sore tailbone, of all things. Hopefully it will heal up soon if I don't sit too much. Yesterday I finished off my create-a-candle from the Yankee store and today it's YC Autumn Leaves.
  16. Crazy busy with moving and Christmas-gift details. Blech. Melting LB Cinnamon Creme Brulee and burning my custom YC candle (Mistletoe layer).
  17. I am really enjoying the long post-Thanksgiving weekend. Also, it is officially Christmas season, scent-wise, in this household. I am melting SH Holiday Frost and burning PI Victorian Christmas.
  18. Aria, I would recommend trying canned wet food instead of dry. Dry food has to have a lot of grains/binder in it to hold it together, and since cats are carnivores, their body can't process that very well, so their nutrition is unbalanced. You're already on the right track by measuring the food and not having it out all the time. Maybe there is a special diet food you could try? Maybe introduce a toy or two that the cat is motivated to chase and gets exercise from?
  19. Today's scents are SH Orange Chiffon Cake and PI Pumpkin Pie (candle). Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
  20. Hope everyone survives the family drama this week. I only have a little bit in mine. Melting LOL Creme Brulee Milk Shake this morning and enjoying it.
  21. Hi everyone. I had a stressful day today (car repairs) but it turned out well. Whew. Melting LOL Comfortably Numb and TBG Mint Stars in the living room. In the bedroom, CFTKR Fall on the Farm and LSC Ocean Blue (not at the same time). A couple of these were birthday surprises from a friend. Thanks so much!
  22. Hi all. Today I'm just doing some practical things to plan our move -- deciding what to sell or donate, planning meals to use up our pantry items, etc. Today's scent is PI Cranberry Spice.
  23. Yes, very soon. We tried to do this apartment stuff long ago (in September) but that's just too soon for them to know about availability, so we had to put it off until recently. Fortunately things have worked out anyway. Cat, I am so sorry to hear about your car accident. I will pray for your recovery. Today I'm doing a remelt of a grass scent from K's Kreations and burning a YC Drift Away votive. Last night I received my birthday present from DH. A colleague of his does pottery as a hobby, and she made me a couple of gorgeous pillar holders. I am so excited about them. Only thing is, I have no pillars at the moment. Waiting until post-move to place an order. As soon as I have candles to add to the photo, I will post p0rn of the holders.
  24. Hi all. DH and I are back from our travels and we have an apartment! We are excited and making lots of plans regarding furniture, moving, etc. It was a great trip. Thanks to all of you who wished us well! We are very thankful. Today I'm melting LOL Warm Banana Cake. It's nice to get back to some scents.
  25. Gail, I hope the little hummingbird makes it! Thanks for sharing her story with us. I'm melting PI First Bloom in the living room and Evergreen in the bedroom. DH and I will be out of town for the next three days, looking for an apartment to move into next month. We are anxious about finding something, so I'm hoping and praying that things go smoothly.
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