Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ava's Country Cupboard!

I've got my second Ava's Country Cupboard order here!!

It was all RTS!  So I ordered it on Saturday I think, then it was here today!

Here are some pictures!!!

I got Pumpkin Cupcakes, Sugared Vanilla Cookie, Creamy Vanilla Nutmeg, and Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts

Let me let you guys look at these cupcakes!! They are GORGEOUS!! So decorative!! My camera didn't do it justice, but I bet if I laid them out, someone would try to eat one!
My lil' cuppy-cakes! 

And by the way, I know I haven't ordered from Ava's in a little while, but I LOVE how she has the "Made by" dates on the back!! These are new to me!! Took a picture to show you all!!

Now for what I have melted:

Melting Diary:

HHS Granma's Toasted Cinnamon Noel- This one is a custom blend and is so nice for the non-spicy cinnamon lovers!! Creamy and warm!! If you guys get a chance, and can't come up with a blend, try this one!!
HHS Granma's Raspberry Zinger ZB- I mixed this one up from Prim Words that I had, and just plopped them in together.  I DEFINITELY need this again!! Sooo yummy!! 
Pics & Petals Bakery Shop- This one is good!! It has alot of apple in it, to me! But it's a nice bakery scent!! Nice and strong!!
HHS Granma's Monkey Farts- My custom blend, LOVE!
HHS Granma's Hot Apple VBN- This one I blended with Granma's Monkey Farts- I couldn't smell too much with it, especially considering I split the scent shot in half!  I am going to try the other half in my warmer in the bathroom, so I can test the scent without other scents clouding it!
HHS Granma's Fluffy Pink Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies- This one was another custom blend, this one is really good!! Great for Pink Sugar and Blackberry Butter Jam Cookie fans alike!
Angel-Made-Scents Pistachio Coconut Fluff- Of course, if you've been reading this blog, you know I'm a HUGE PCF fan!! This one is a little tiny sample, but really good!! YummM!! 

I should have K's Kreations here tomorrow!! So be on the lookout for another blog post tomorrow or Friday!! Thanks everyone!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

End of Summer......

I figure beginning of August usually signifies the end of summer for me.  Coincidentally, my birthday is in August, so usually, when I was planning my birthday party; everyone was starting the old habits of "Back-To-School" shopping and an early bedtime.

Now I live in an apartment right next to the playground, and like an old Scrooge, I can't WAIT for everyone to go back to school.  (Screaming kids on the jungle gym at 10:30pm, I can't wait for those little kids to be in BED!) Haha!

I usually try to reserve a post for when I have an order coming, a new click and ship, or it has arrived!! I did order a small order from Ava's Country Cupboard, all RTS!

2 Grubby Cake Tarts in Warm Vanilla Nutmeg
2 Grubby Cake Tarts in Sugared Vanilla Cookie
2 Large Cupcake Tarts in Pumpkin Cupcake
2 Doughnut Tarts in Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts

I also ordered from Scrubtastically Sinful!  Here's what I got!

Squishy Jelly: Pink Sugar/Lavender Vanilla/Serendipity
Soapy Cuppy Cakes: Pink Sugar/Lavender Vanilla/Marshmallow
Custom Combo Dusting Powder: Pink Sugar/Grapefruit/Fizzy Pop

It's a first small order, just to try Scrubtastically Sinful, but I have a feeling, I might be back for more! Check her out on her etsy site!!

15% off and free shipping!! (You have to LOVE free shipping AND a percent off!)

I have also been testing out some fall scents so that way I can go ahead and order for when I gets cold!! Be ahead of the game!!

Melting Diary:

Haley's Heavenly Scents Granma's Pumpkin Crunch ZB-Soooo nice!! Such a creamy cozy pumpkin scent!! I have some of this (I can't remember if I have it with Toasted Marshmallow or not) but it's on the way!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Girl's Night Out- REALLY LIKE!! So nice and fizzy kinda!  Definitely try this out!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Pink Sugar- LOVE!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Apple Cinnamon Pound Cake- SUCH a great fall scent!  As you all remember, I'm not an apple fan until it comes to fall scents.   Even then, I can only do so much apple.  But this one is fantastic!! This one I have on the way too!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Vanilla Bean Cookies- I LOVE THIS ONE!! It's a great cookie scent!! I mixed it with some Serendipity, sooo yummy!!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Pink Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough Bread- I need brittle in this one, plain and simple!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Pink Serendipity- I loovvee this one!! I always forget how much I love Serendipity until I melt it.... ahh!!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Granma's Serendipity- Now I need this one in brittle. Yummmm!!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Satsuma Cotton Candy- I liked this one when it first started melting, but after I woke up from putting it on from the night before, it had this weird sour smell that wasn't like the initial warm smell!  I'm not sure if it was just mine, my warmer, or my nose, but I did love it when it was first melting!!
Butterfly Lane Serendipity Noel- Yesss... this one is great!! Need this one when BL reopens!
Sugar and Spice Pistachio Coconut Fluff- This is one scent that just won't quit!! I'm INLOVE with this!! I need like, bags and bags.  No lie!! I hope to order some from Long Cane Primitives when she reopens on the 15th of August!!
Orchid Lake Candles Pink Chiffon- This one is a pretty good dupe, I think I like HHS's a little bit better!! But really good!
Orchid Lake Candles Watermelon- This one is OK.  I think I am growing out of watermelon for a bit... but like coconut, I'll come around to it again.  But overall, this watermelon is very sweet.  I like the ones that are a little sour!!  Weird, I know! lol
Front Porch Welcome Friends- This one had a TON of clove, or something in it that was very unappealing.  I wanted to like it, but it just didn't do it for me.

Also on a bit of the non-wax side, I celebrated my four year dating (or rather just being together 4 years) anniversary.  My husband thinks its a little silly to be celebrating our first date, now that we are married, but I keep thinking, "This is the day, the date, that started it all.  The memories, the moments, the essence of what was to come!" So I like to celebrate a little bit anyway!  We'll do our real celebrating on our wedding anniversary (February 16th), since our birthdays are so close to our dating anniversary.  It would probably run all together!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Haley's Heavenly Scents!

I got my "I <3 Trish" order!!!

I'm getting my sampler separate so more to look forward to!!

I am LOVING LOVING the bark/brittle!! I am going to try some out today!

My I <3 Trish order!! I'm inlove!

I got bags in Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread, Pink Noel, and Pink Fluffy Toasted Marshmallow!!  I got scallops in Granma's Fluffy Pink Toasted Blackberry Jam Cookies, Pink Serendipity and Granma's Toasted Cinnamon Noel!!
I got Prim Words in Girl's Night Out and Raspberry Zinger!!!

My freebie cup was in Lemon Drop Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread!!

So my deal with Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread, I had bought a few blends in cups in my last order I'd received.  I hated it before, tried it from another vendor and it was TERRIBLE!  So I tried Lemon Drop Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread and Granma's Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread, both from Haley's, and they're fantastic!! I don't know if it's just a different oil, but it's amazing!! 

I have my 4th of July order from HHS, the only order I'm waiting on! It's going to be an amazing order!!

Next order from HHS: I'm planning on maybe bark in Toasted Marshmallow.  I'm debating between another bag in Pink Chiffon OR Pink Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough Bread.  I can't decide.  I may end up getting both! 

Anyone tried any new-to-them scents from Haley's I should try? Let me know below!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


I am part of What Smells So Good and had participated in the 750 Fan Games!

It was super fun!! I actually won something!  Woohoo!!

It was a sampler box from Buggytown Candles, which I had never tried before!! So, of course, I was super ready and excited to try!

My mailman took a few detours and brought this beautiful box back to the Post Office a few times.  Luckily, I got it redelivered!!!

Here's what I found! <3

I wasn't expecting NNNEEAARRR as many tarts as there was!! I was expecting 10-12 tarts... There was probably 30! Sooo good!! 

First of all, the packaging was outstanding!! It was so cute!! From when I opened the box, the first picture was what I saw!  I LOVE the gingham packaging!! So cozy/cute!

Then I pulled it off to find another tissue paper with "It's a Soy!"  Hahaha I thought it was so cute!!

Then came the scent shots!!! A few of the lids had come off during transit, but they didn't go far, so it was easy to pick which ones went to which!  

They are ALL soy, so I have to let them cure, going to try for 2-3 weeks!

Favorites include Almost Paradise, Fierce, Lime in da Coconut, Amish Country, and Vanilla Cinnamon!! 

My Melting Diary:

HHS Pink Cotton Headed Ninny- This one is really nice!  It is light, but it is a really nice bedroom scent, especially if you don't want super strong while you are sleeping!
HHS Pink Lemonade- This one has such a nice smell to it!  The most realistic Pink Lemonade I think I've had in a long time!  You could almost drink this if it were edible!! Not too sugary, not too sour, perfect!
HHS Strawberry Divine Cake- I melted this with the Pink Lemonade, so I got a really nice Pink STRAWBerry Cake Lemonade! I'd recommend this little blend!! Very nice!
Butterfly Lane- Almost Paradise/Pina Colada- This one smells fantastic! Very good!! And strong!  I have smelled Almost Paradise by itself too; I need something with that scent in wax form!
K's Kreations Southern Sunshine- Such a great nice citrus scent!! 
Rosegirl's Lions, Tigers, and Bears- This one smells better than I originally thought!  Pretty good! 
HHS Toasted Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies- I think I like the Granma's one a little bit more, but think about, Granma's TOASTED Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies!!  I am planning on getting some Toasted Marshmallow in brittle, so it's possible!  
Streetman's Orange You Glad- Such a nice orange scent!! It's a straight orange which I'd recommend blending!  Very strong and nice!
HHS Pink Chiffon- This is rapidly becoming a favorite!! Bath and Body Works's version is strong on the licorice note, but this one is not.  It's soft but strong!  Very VERY great!!! :D
Rosegirl's Marshmallow Smoothie/Cotton Candy/Bubble Gum- I need more of this!! Barry says it smells like an expensive, not so sweet but sweet frosting!  Yummmmmm!!!

Alright!! No orders just yet!! I know I will plan one for K's Kreations!! What are you all thinking about getting from K's when she reopens?? I know, I KNOW I want Sea Island Strawberries, Wild Pacific Cookie Bread, and Vanilla Butter Fudge!! And hopefully TONS of cookie bread blends!! yumm!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Should I or Shouldn't I?

I had a conversation with the infamous LoloLovesScents and it sparked an idea!

The age-old dilemma with us scent/tart fanatics is when do we have ENOUGH?  

What is enough?  4 bins or 10?  When is it enough?  Long enough to last us a month or a year?

Well, after a few destashes, a HHS order, and two more on the way in the next month, I figured I'd let YOU all be the judge, if I have enough and need to be on a wax ban, or if I have the green light to buy more.  

Well, with my willpower, I'd still buy anyway.  But you get my drift.  

I'll start from top to bottom, left to right.  On the top left, I have TWO bins of HHS!  My favorite, of course I need the most from Haley's Heavenly Scents!  The red bin on the right on the top, has Sugar and Spice (some Pistachio Coconut Fluff that I'm HOARDING!) and Butterfly Lane! 

The mini grey bin is my bathroom melts, ones that are too small for my huge bowls.  Plus I like to test out different scents and vendors without having to worry that I'm not getting the full affect when I'm melting with other scents!  

Below the mini grey bin is my Shayz Scentz!  The candle jar is the last of my Bella's brittle from her sale in Pink Sugar/VBN/Serendipity.  Then last but not least, Rosegirl's, Sniff My Tarts, and my last two Front Porch tarts in Pink Lime.  

So whatcha think?  Comment below!!!  I plan on ordering Butterfly Lane for sure when she reopens in September.  A nice big order!  I may or may not be thinking about Long Cane Primitives and Streetman's!  And when JLCCW opens again....

I finally made my HHS sale order!! Just wanted to wait to post it!! Here's what I ordered!!

Tart Brittle: Granma's Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies
Prim Words: Granma's Serendipity
                     Granma's Amish Cinnamon Bread
                     Granma's Sweet Pumpkin Bread
                     Sugar Cookie Vanilla Latte
                     Granma's Creamy Apple Cinnamon ZB
Grubby Hearts and Stars: Granma's Creamy Keylime ZB
Scallops: Toasted in Hawaii
Scent Shots: Purple Cow Cake Batter Ice Cream
                    Toasted Honey Graham Crackers
                    Granma's Pumpkin Crunch ZB
                    Granma's Blueberry ZB
My FREE SCALLOPS: Cinnamon Cookie Dough Cake
                                      Granma's Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough Bread
                                      Toasted Sugar Cookies/Peppermint Cake Batter Ice Cream
                                      Pistachio Pudding/Creamy Coconut

Melting Diary:

HHS Pink Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough Bread- FAVORITE!
HHS Granma's Coconut/Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread- This was good!! Very bakery coconutty blend! Yummm!
Butterfly Lane Mamaw's ZB- This is an amazing ZB!  I have to start blending it with almost everything when BL reopens!
Rosegirl's Serendipity, Keylime Pie/Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread- This was really good (melted it with BL's Mawmaw's ZB) First Keylime scent I've liked in a while!! So much in fact, I ordered Granma's Keylime Pie from HHS!
Crabby Cookie Madness- This one, you can really smell the butter and brown sugar!! Smells sooo good!!
Crabby Pink Dunes- So nice!  Lasted for a few days, a 1oz! Pink Sands dupe, very good!
Pics, Petals and Scents Strawberry Hotcakes- This one was a good scent!! I love her strawberry!!
HHS Girl's Night Out- I love how fizzy this scent is!! This scent is NOT Bite Me, it's so much better in my opinion!  
Sugar and Spice Pistachio Coconut Fluff- Incredibly Favorite!! Yumm!! <3
HHS Divine Cake- Very nice cake scent, a little fruity with the cake, but good!
HHS Strawberry Dream Cake- Very yummy!! Strong strawberry! Lasted a few days!

Friday, July 5, 2013

No Willpower

The only time I can really stick to a wax ban is when I literally have no money for two weeks.  When I have money, I want to order.  Sad but true.  Props to you guys who have more willpower than me.  Which is, well most everyone!

Soooo, I am going to order from HHS's sale, AGAIN!  lol Seriously when you have a favorite vendor, you seriously can't beat sales!

My WHOLE order!! Freebies included! <3

Close up of Prim Words and Free Six Packs!! Love them ALL!
And, lol, I also received an order from HHS TODAY! Here's the pic with the scents!

Prim Words:
Cinnamon Noel
Granma's Creamy Cake Batter Zucchini Bread
Granma's Creamy Coconut ZB
Granma's Creamy Pink ZB
Granma's Creamy Strawberry ZB
Pink Noel Cake Batter Ice Cream
Pink Noel
Pink Serendipity
Whipped Vanilla Bean Noel
Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread
Pink Poundcake
Vanilla Bean Cookies
Pink Chiffon
Granma's Creamy ZB

Scent Shots:
Pink Cotton Headed Ninny
Serendipity Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread
Apple Cinnamon Pound Cake
Cinnamon Bread Pudding
Sweet Strawberry Cake Batter
Granma's Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread
Granma's Hot Apple Vanilla Bean Noel
Satsuma Cotton Candy
Pink Lemonade

Six packs in Granma's Creamy Coconut ZB+Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread ZB, Girl's Night Out, and Granma's Monkey Farts!  Tart Cup Freebie in Toasted Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies!! YUM!

NOW FINALLY for the Shayz picture.  I have been sooooo SOOOO lazy here lately, so I apologize!! Lol But here it is!!

NOW I have another HHS order coming (ordered on the 23rd of June). The order that I just got was ordered on the 14th of June.  So I think it should be about a week or two.  I'm waiting for the current order I just got to cure, so I can start melting!!!

Here's what I am thinking about doing for the sale order so far!

Toasted in Hawaii 6p
Granma's Serendipity PW
Granma's Amish Cinnamon Bread PW
Purple Cow CBIC SS
Granma's Blueberry SS
Granma's ZB Cakes SS
Toasted Honey Grahams SS
Buttermints SS

I am thinking about getting Granma's Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies in brittle because I have fallen INLOVE with it!! I just don't want to fall OUT of love with it when I get the brittle.  But seriously SERIOUSLY debating on it!!!

I have also done alot of thinking about ordering from new vendors.  It seems like I am always changing my mind!! With Janet from HHS taking scent requests, I think my list of vendors that I NEED to order is dwindling down.

My "NEED to order and keep in stock at ALL TIMES" Vendors Are:
Haley's Heavenly Scents
Butterfly Lane
K's Kreations

I want to order from Long Cane Primitives because I have heard so many great things about all the different scents that I like.  I do need to order for myself!
And I do like Shayz Scentz!  I guess I am getting spoiled with huge scent lists/custom blending/etc etc.  But I do have my favorites and continue to order when I get low! Plus $25 free shipping rocks!