Thursday, September 6, 2012

a little Fall Candle Haul!



I've mentioned it on more than a few occasions...I am not a big $pender. Quite tight with the buck actually. It has to be something really incredible or one of a kind, or a really great deal for me to throw money around. Being tight with the buck and being a big time collector makes my collections that much more precious. I find that it only makes me appreciate what I do have even more. I've been collecting most of my favorite things for well over 18 years and nothing was got all in one shot. I'll come across an absolute treasure that I've been coveting for years and I'm instantly thrown into turmoil...debating with myself over whether I should spend the money or not. I do not know the definition of "impulse buy". In my crazy brain I will have board meetings, power point presentations with pie charts and bar graphs, I'll poll multiple demographics, take surveys, have petitions signed, bills ratified...and then...just maybe...will I shell out the ten bucks for a vintage doll head. Sure, I would adore to be able to walk into an antique shop, come upon an entire case devoted to my beloved pastel paper mache rabbit candy containers from the 40s and 50s, and buy the entire lot of them. But in order for that dream to happen, two requirements must be met...there better be one heck of a crazy sale...and I just so happen to win the lottery. I've collected my bunnies one by one over years of scouring ebay. It's the thrill of the hunt. These days my bunnies can go for over 100 dollars each on ebay...which is so so wild being that I found many for about $7.00! 

I find that the one thing I will splurge on is candles. And if I'm not able to buy them at the moment I'm hoping that some occasion for gift receiving is on the near horizon ; ) I always ask for candles for my birthday or Christmas or our Anniversary. Candles have always been a quick fix for a bad day or for anytime that I need a little escape. I burn them sparingly...when I know I can get lost for a bit. Great music, a clean work space, some favorite supplies, and a good candle...pretty much perfect day!
Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Windows are open and breezes carry the scents of fallen foliage and cool damp grass. And in the world of candles Fall scents are my favorite. Pumpkin, apple, with a touch of spice and a layer of vanilla or cream...all that good stuff. After suffering a super duper hot and humid summer I'm looking to usher in Fall on the fast track. To help it along I just had to treat myself ( and Aaron) to some Fall scents to welcome the new season. 



Here is what I got:

A medley of ripe delicious apples, red berries and golden nectar.

A warm blend of marshmallows, smoldering woods and creamy vanilla.

A cozy concoction of spiced pumpkin cupcake, rich buttercream and frosted ginger.

A vanilla cake donut covered in sugar crystals and a kiss of crushed cinnamon.

A crisp, golden, fresh-baked baguette.


So far I have only burned Pumpkin Cupcake which I LOVE! It has a fantastic throw! It fills our home. Aaron took a ride, I lit it when he was gone, and when he came home only a few minutes later he couldn't believe the amazing aroma. Personally, I am blown away by French Baguette. It is incredibly unique, and dead on! The idea of it seems a bit odd and by name you'd assume it to be a kitchen scent. But even before burning it just seems like such a homey cozy type scent. Strange, but I love it! It is part of the new From Paris With Love Collection. Speaking of...I am really curious about the Sweet  Macaron! I may add it to my Birthday wish list ; )

I adore Bath & Body works for candles. And they always have such great sales. When I ordered these, the large 3 wicks were 2 for $20.00. ( I always wait for the 2-for sale) And currently the minis are 2 for $5.00. 

I'm really excited for this season and I just had to share : )
 Are you guys big candle fans? What are your favorites? 
xo Jenny


14 comments:

  1. I love candles: I was actually thinking of going to see if I can get one or two tomorrow :) My friend just bought me a mini black cherry one which is lovely. I use candles so much in the autumn and winter. In the summer it's so easy to leave the window open to air out a room but not so much when it's cold!

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  2. @Louisa Yeah I totally agree..Fall and Winter are all about candles! So warm and cozy. Summertime I like coconut/vanilla types in a cool room. :)

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  3. Oh man I missed out on this sale! I hope they have the 2 for 20 sale soon! >.<

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  4. The Leaves scent is one of my favorites! I'm glad they have it back this year: I'm going to have to pick up on that sale going on right now!

    My absolute favorite is the Eucalyptus Spearmint (usually in the aromatherapy section). It's the best bubble bath candle EVER.

    For anyone that's into the candles, here's a coupon that's good through Oct 7th for a free mini candle when you spend $10 (good in store and online) http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=12192024&cp=4090263&cm_mmc=CH-_-9.5.12_RDM_RDM_FREEW10_FULL__FS50_V1-_-11302419-_-m3PCfreecd&cm_lm=thenerdnest@gmail.com

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  5. I absolutely loveeeeeeeee candles!!! My fave is Gold Canyon candles (you don't have them out there --- I have to send my BFF in NJ some every year -- she loves them so much!!) They are AMAZING and last FOREVER!! They have one called Mrs. Claus's kitchen --- so YUMMY!!!!!!!!!

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  6. I just got a few of these myself! I purchased Cider Lane,Spice and the Pumpkin cupcake in a mini.Of course I used a coupon!

    I also had a coupon for Yankee Candle and purchased an Apple Chai. It smells amazing!

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  7. I bought a mini fall candle from bath & bodyworks with a little owl candleholder! I just love it! He looks so sweet on my nightstand :)

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  8. Oh, these sound like such wonderful candles! I love a couple of candles from Pier One, their pumpkin, and apple! This is the season for these candles!! Love fall! xo Heather

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  9. oh my... i had a small candle obsession for awhile, as well! mine was more for yankee candles, but those ones sound delicious! x

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  10. I have candles since I was a child! I love them. Cinnamon and vanilla ones are my favorite.

    http://worldofweicrafts.blogspot.com.es/

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  11. I cannot get enough of the Leaves scent from BBW! I have candles and hand sanitizer in that scent, before fall is over I will have to stock up! :D New follower here!

    http://inspired-kreations.blogspot.com/

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  12. I am a HUGE Slatkin & CO. candle fan! I GORGE when 3 wicks are 2-20 and use my $10 off coupon... I get 3 candles for the price of 1!!yay talk about hauling it in! ooohh dont forget the hand soaps from BB&W!!

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  13. I love candles also. All of the scents you have listed just look like they will smell wonderful! I have an apple and cinnamon candle burning now, hoping to usher in Fall. We need to cool off in Southern California. We are having such a heat wave. When it gets this hot, there are always earthquakes. We've been having some of those as well. So yes bring on the Fall and lovely scented candles! The Pumpkin Cupcake looks yummy!

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  14. I usually despise "baked goods" scented candles.
    French Baguette is the only one that actually smelled different to me! Like actual fresh French bread!
    Cheers!

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