Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink"

Wednesdays are my "girly" days, where I can rave and rant about all kinds of frivolous things! So today, I want to rave about my new Scentsy products!
There is nothing better than walking into a room that smells fantastic! In undergrad, I was obsessed with candle warmers and had some "melts" that not only looked like real cupcakes, but smelled like cupcakes fresh out of the oven! I would keep the candle warmer burning 24/7 because I simply loved walking into my room at the end of the day and having it smell like a bakery! Even the sheets and pillows on my bed became infused with the smell! It was heavenly! Well, those beloved melts are all gone and I have been unable to track down the original ones (after over 3 years of searching). I gave up and moved on to candles. But I always stress so much about fire hazards. So finally, at Christmas, I gave in and bought a Scentsy warmer. Let me tell you, I am in L-O-V-E!!! I met with the seller at a local Starbucks and spent over an hour chatting and sniffing every scent she had! I settled on 6 scents and a beautiful warming pot for them. 
Isn't it pretty? Currently I have the scent "Rio Beach" melting, which smells a lot like Bath&Body Works' coconut lime verbena, but not so "limey", more subtle "coconutty". Last week I had "Happy Birthday" melting, which was a perfect replacement for my beloved cupcake melts. I have 3 other scents coming in the mail soon, as the seller did not have the ones I wanted in stock. I cannot wait for them to arrive! Seriously, if you have yet to give into this "scentsy" craze, give it a try. I was hesitant at first, but am SO glad I finally caved. The prices are extremely reasonable and the lifetime of the melts is almost 80 hours of burn time! And believe me, the scents are not weak, a little cube goes a long way! Best of all, the Scentsy rep. told me that once I have burned all the oil out of the wax, I can use the leftover wax for a parafin wax on my hands! Now that is MY kind of "recycling"! It is the gift that keeps on giving! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Another shot!

Well I'm back to try it again. New year, new opportunity. I'm terrible at this blogging thing. And by that, I mean that I'm terrible at actually blogging, because I blog every day in my head. But y'all don't have access to that now, do you? And its too bad, because my blog "posts" in my head are quite entertaining! 

My goal is to keep this blog up now through the semester. I think I've got the hang of law school for the most part, and can now afford myself the luxury of doing other things that are not school related. Specifically: baking and crafting, the things I love! (I also love to shop, but my West Texas town is lacking in that department, and well, so is my bank account.) 

Over the break I have started (but not yet completed, of course) many crafts! From placemats, to coasters, to Valentine's day garland, the wheels have been spinning! I cannot wait to share them with you!
But first, I simply MUST show you these Kate Spade towels I got last week! I'm pretty much obsessed with Kate Spade. She was my first "designer" purse when I was in 7th grade, and my 16th birthday cake was a Kate Spade purse cake. To stumble upon these towels totally made my day!  

Since my mom and I have been on a sewing frenzy the past week, we have made tons of little things out of scrap fabrics we had laying around. She made me these potholders for Valentine's day:
I cannot wait to use them in February! I might even find a way to use them as center pieces on my table. And yes, that is another new obsession of mine: table scapes! If only I did not have a roommate that preferred paper plates or school themed tableware over beautifully draped tables with more than a spoon, fork and plate. I long for the day I have a dining room that I can leave set for "unexpected" company complete with table runner, placemats, chargers, dinner plates, salad plates, wine glasses, water glasses and multiple forks and spoons. Someday.....