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candlefan

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  1. Sweet, I am so sorry to hear of your sad news and hope you find joy and comfort in memories of good times with your furry friend. This evening I have been burning Brown Apple Betty by Darsee & David. They had 50% off candles at Hobby Lobby when we stopped in earlier today, and I just couldn't resist. It's in an old fashioned mason style jar with a rustic silver metal lid. Great throw and wonderful scent! MaggieMae, hope you heal quickly and that you at least had lots of fun at the beach getting the burn!
  2. Have fun with the gals today, Mpfand! It sounds like you chose some perfect scents. I just turned off my melter containing YC Ocean Star because it finally faded out, but I still have my CBV Salty Sea Air candle going upstairs.
  3. Hello to you all! Today I have been melting CBV Fruit Loops. Wow-- powerful throw! Honeybear, prayers going out for you, your mom and your entire family. Hang in there! It sure sounds like you have lots on your plate right now.
  4. Hi! Hope everyone is enjoying your weekend so far! I turned my melter back on to remove my YC Sweet Strawberry tart, remembering that it had faded only to discover that it still has some life in it! So I guess I will light up my two-wick candle in the same scent and call it good. Here in Colorado we finally are getting a break from the smoke that had drifted down from the fires in Canada. What a beautiful morning! My lungs are much happier!
  5. Hi everyone, and happy Independence Day Weekend! I've been away from the forum for a long time but I am still into candles as much as ever. However, I am no longer working for that candle store. It was great fun for a long while, but it wasn't the same after my manager/friend retired. Besides, you can only explain just so many times to customers why they MUST trim their candle wicks before you start to go a little loopy! This way I can spend a little more quality time with my teenaged daughters before my oldest one goes off to college this fall. I don't know how she will manage in her dorm room without the vast variety of scents she is used to here! Ha ha! Anyway, it's awesome to see so many familiar "faces" are still around on the forum. Hope you guys and our newer candle friends are all doing well. Last night I noticed that my CBV Blackberry Walnut jar candle (about half burned) was struggling with a weak flame, probably due to an over-crisp wick and the age of the candle. I scooped out an inch or two of wax and put it into my melter to refresh the candle. And that wax is the fragrance I have going right now. I will probably switch to one of my patriotic Yankee candles later after this wax fades, perhaps Let Freedom Ring. Hi Sweet! Do you mind if I ask what OOB stands for? I've ordered from LOL before, but it has been ages. Thanks!
  6. Hi everyone! This morning I am trying to finish up my large jar of YC Seaside Holiday. I am also using some fragrance oil in Ocean that compliments it nicely made by Peak Candle Supply. The fragrances are fresh and clean, which I hope will inspire me as I clean house today in preparation for company coming over on Friday for a July 4 cookout. Should be fun, but I am feeling a little overwhelmed by everything to be done before then. Can't decide if I want to brave the traffic and crowds to go see our city's fireworks display Friday night. My DH hates fireworks and won't go with me (it is the loud booms he hates.) What all do you guys have planned for the fourth?
  7. Hi everyone! This afternoon it's Watermelon Smoothie by Cross Creek Country Candles. I was rummaging around looking for some summer tarts to go with certain candles and realized I had forgotten about these CCCC goodies and a few others perfect for hot weather. Yummm!
  8. Hi everyone! I lit up a new YC Aloe Vera jar candle early this morning when I got up and made coffee. It is still going and smelling good. It has sort of a non-descript sweet, fresh, botanical fragrance. Guess I better get a list together for grocery shopping, but I thought I would stop in for some candle fun first.
  9. Definitely sounds like a fun project, Laurie! I did some of that the other day, too. I sorted out some floral candles and melts that I will probably enjoy using over the next few weeks, especially now that I am coming down with a bit of early spring fever. Then, realizing that my tropical scents could altogether be put in a separate category than my summery scents, I gathered those up to use in May when I typically put out my beach/ocean accessories for decoration. I figure the rest of my summer scents can be used after that on up into early fall. I doubt I will strictly stick to this "schedule", but at least I will have some suggested scents to use on those days when I just can't make up my mind. I had enough floral earlier in the day (an older candle from Colonial that I can't remember the name of at the moment) and found myself in the mood for YC Whoopie Pie. My daughter was getting ready to bake cupcakes for some friends to decorate with her and actually angrily accused me of starting the baking without her! It totally smells like chocolate cake with vanilla icing, which was just what she was planning to make!
  10. Well, I am finally getting over my recent head cold enough to smell some of my stronger scents, though I certainly am not able to detect some finer nuances in my more complex wax scents. I have had a YC Merry Marshmallow tart going while burning CBV Marshmallow Campfire, but I think I might switch out now that the tart has faded. I'm trying to figure out what sort of scent I am now in the mood for. Maybe in browsing some of these posts I will get some ideas and inspiration. So excited, my latest order from CBV has officially shipped! I'm hoping to have my nose function at 100% by the time my package arrives. From browsing through posts, it looks like I haven't been the only one suffering from sinus/cold issues. Hope everyone is on the mend!
  11. As a matter of fact, Rivercat, the winds have been coming from the West! Thanks for your insight, and all of you for wishing me luck with my allergy attack. Still not melting or burning today because I can't smell a blessed thing, but I just started some steroid nasal spray and will hopefully be back in action within a few days. In the meantime, I will just live vicariously through the noses of my candlefriends!
  12. Hi everyone! I had Slatkin Hot Chocolate burning this morning when I got up, but I got discouraged with my allergies and gave up on scent for the time being. I hate going without my smellies! Yesterday my whole family started sneezing our heads off, itching and draining as a wind blew in here along the Colorado Front Range. It was very sudden, and I can't think of anything unusual in our home that would have set suddenly set off our allergies otherwise, practically in unison. The only thing is, I can't imagine what would be blooming or pollinating this time of year when it has been so cold and dry. And air particulates are listed as low. Has anyone else ever had a sudden attack of allergies in the dead of winter?
  13. Started the day out with YC November Rain, but I'm starting to get restless. Maybe I will switch to something bakery? I just hate it when I can't pinpoint exactly what I'm in the mood to melt or burn! Hope all of you are having a great day and staying warm.
  14. Wow-- I'm feeling bad for all of you stuck in that "polar vortex" deep freeze! I remember back about four or five years ago that Colorado went through a couple days when our high temperature was well below zero, and it was just miserable. Hang in there and light up those candles for warmth! (I have complete faith that all of you are quite well stocked up on wax. ) I have some leftover wax from my empty YC Happy Thanksgiving candle melting in a couple warmers, plus I am burning CBV Pumpkin Vanilla. Smells pretty good in here!
  15. Hi Everyone! I'm burning Season of Peace by YC this morning. I've got a pretty good sized melt pool going now in the candle and am anxious to see if the soft fragrance will throw the way some people have reported it does. Apparently it is one of those fragrances that is said to fill up a room but is at the same time rather delicate and soft. I absolutely love the fresh, clean fragrance of this candle and am sure hoping I will be able to smell it beyond right up close to the jar!
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