Thursday, January 23, 2014

My January

Remember that Textbroker site that I had mentioned in my previous article?  The one where you can get a little extra money (for me to spend on wax orders, that is!) for writing articles about pre-decided topics.  It is CRAMPING my blog posting STYLE!  So I took the day off.

My New Year's Resolution was to cook more, in the crockpot and out.  There is little that I love more (except for well, wax) than for my taste buds to be surprised, stunned, and pleasured by new dishes!  I would love to try Thai food, Japanese (other than sushi) food, Indian food, etc.  And really just want to learn how to cook regular things!  I aspire to be that mom-type who clips coupons and uses the crockpot while shuffling her kids off to soccer practice and dance recitals.  But before I do all that, I learn to cook and dine to unique and flavorful dishes!   I have been experimenting with crockpot "dump cakes" where all you do, is put a can of fruit (any kind), cake mix (any kind), and a stick of butter (in that order) and let it cook for three hours on high.  That sounds like my kind of recipe!

So you think, OK, this girl has got to have a bunch of orders with all this Textbroker money we've been hearing about.  Sadly, so I'm told, bills trump wax. (Who came up with that idea?)  I finally made a nice big order with The Bathing Garden when she restocked this past Monday January 19th.   I could not be MORE EXCITED about my order!!  I didn't order any scrubs this time, because I am still using my four scrubs that I bought in November plus I really really need more wax!  Here's what I ordered!!

The Bathing Garden 1/19/14

A) Marshmallow Cookie Jar
B) Marshmallow Cookie Jar
C) Marshmallow Frosted Tangerine
D) Sleepy
E) Sleepy
F) Pomegranate Lime Sweet Tart
G) Cheshire Cat
H) Cleopatra's Cream Bath
I) Illusions of the Labyrinth
J) Guava Berry Gelato
K) Gardenia Coconut Cream

Some of these are "whims" that I just have heard so much about and need to see if they are worth the hype!  Like Illusions of the Labyrinth is supposed to be a Lush Calacas dupe, and I have never even smelled the Lush dupe, and since it is a unique fruity blend, I wanted to try it!

PLUS I won a contest on Vintage Chic Scents and got a clamshell, a 3pack of roses, and a scent shot, along with two samples!

Clamshell was in Walk of Fame
Roses were in Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'
Scentshot was in The Saturday Evening Post

Samples were in Aunt Bee and War of the Worlds.

Everything smells great cold sniff, I am being good and letting them cure!

I also took a page out of Sunnee's old playbook and decided to keep my empties as a way of incentive to keep them and how they add up!! This is over the past few weeks!!

TBG Marshmallow Cookie Jar
TBG Boo Berry
TBG Sugar Leaf
HHS Pink Noel Cake Batter
FP Pumpkin Blueberry Bread
CBV Peachy Pink Coral
JLCCW Strawberry Passion/Sugar Cookie Brulee
PPS Pink Dipity
HHS Twinkies
CBV Stress Relief
Streetman Bonfire on the Beach
TBG North Pole Ozone
Butterfly Lane Pink Cupcake
Streetman Raspberry ISCDB
TBG Sleepy
HHS Buttermilk Sugar Cookie
HHS Raspberry Zinger
HHS Pink Chiffon
FP Banana Marshmallow Cookies
PPS Fresh Baked Bread
Kimrie Anne's Orange Sherbert/Rainbow Sherbert
Crosscreek Elf Treats
Aunt Smellman Honey Lavender
Aunt Smellman Lavender Martini
L3 Pink Raspberry Peach Sorbet
HHS Granma's Spiced Apples & Peaches
Kimrie's BooBerry Birthday Cake
FP Sugary Apples
CFOW Sugary French Toast
K's Kreation's Sweet Potato Pie
Aunt Smellman Pumpkin Pie
Aunt Smellman Toasted Birthday Cake
LSC Pink Sugar Melons
Kimrie Anne's Pink Lavender Butter Fudge
Kimrie Anne's Serendipity Cream Pie
Kimrie Anne's Brown Sugar Cookie Dough
Kimrie Anne's Pink Wildberry Mousse Vanilla Sugar Cone
Streetman's Lavender Sheets
FP Spicy Apples and Peaches
LCP Pistachio Coconut Fluff ZB
Butterfly Lane Frosted Sugar Cookie Dough
HHS Toasted Bubble Gum Cotton Candy
HHS Pink Noel
HHS Granma's Monkey Farts
Shayz Blueberry Marshmallow
Shayz Pink Toastie Marshmallow
HHS Pistachio Coconut Fluff
HHS Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies
HHS Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookies
Crosscreek Pink Sugared Spruce

It's been a few weeks, which is probably why my list is so long!! Long list of empties!! I do like the look of all the empties!!

I have to shout out to Crosscreek, I ordered with a friend and got five singles each in a Christmas sampler.  I put on Elf's Treats, in my bulb warmer, a single mind you, and it was blowing into my living room and across my apartment.  SO STRONG!! The other's I had were good but not as mind-blowingly strong as that one.

I hope everyone is adjusting to writing 2014!! I know it's taken me a little getting used to!!

Have a great week!!



  1. I'm also trying to use my crock pot more this year. My sister in law gave me *huge* crock pot cookbook for Christmas, and it's already studded with post-its for recipes I need to try. Now I just have to actually do it! :D

    1. Lol You have to share some of the recipes that you have found! I try to do some meatless ones, so it's not expensive for just me to eat. Yay!! :D

  2. I love your blog. It is very well written and your excitement is evident. I am a newbie and would benefit from full title wax company names. I don't understand the abbreviations. Love your work. I am a big fan.

    1. Hi Carolyn!! Thank you so much! Glad you enjoy it! I'm going to go ahead and give you the abbreviations here! Sorry for the confusion!! I went ahead and included the websites as well. There are a few vendors that accept orders through their Facebook Groups, so I included those as well!!

      Have you tried any vendors so far? What kind of scents do you like?? If I can be of any help to you (questions of any kind) I'd be happy to help!! :D

      HHS= Haley's Heavenly Scents
      TBG= The Bathing Garden
      Shayz= Shayz Scentz
      CBV= Candles By Victoria
      FP=Front Porch
      JLCCW= Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery and Confections *Closed*
      K's = K's Kreations
      Streetman= Streetman's Candles
      BL= Butterfly Lane *Closed*
      PPS= Pics Petals and Scents
      AS= Aunt Smellman
      CC= Crosscreek
      CFOW= Closet Full of Wax
      LSC= Lasting Scent Candles
      LCP= Long Cane Primitives
      Kimrie Anne's
      L3= L3 Waxy Wonders

  3. You're back! Missed you!!! Wow! You melted some great things. How was the dump cake? Those always sound easy and good but I have never made one. I bet you will be an awesome mom with mad cooking skills! Looking forward to hearing about some new recipes. I am going to make my first Turkish dish either today or this week. Your TBG order looks great!

    1. LOL I missed your comments Julie!! <3 They always make me happy to read!! The dump cake was OK, I think I cooked it for too long. (I waited four hours instead of three to take it out because the cake seemed still really moist and not cooked enough, BIG MISTAKE!) lol Just don't ever do a grapefruit cake, take it from me, that was never a good idea... lol I think I saw a grapefruit cake on a recipe site, and it sounded good, in theory!

      Lol if you try out any recipes, I'm all ears!! PLEASE let me know how your Turkish dinner comes out!! That sounds so unique and divine!!

      And I know I'm at the end of the line, as far as TBG CNS's go, but it's going to be so worth it! I can't wait to see pictures of your's when you get it!! :D

  4. Welcome back! Great bunch of melts you had this past month! How was L3 Pink Raspberry Peach Sorbet? It sounds awesome! And these crock pot dump cakes sound fascinating! We used to do a similar thing at summer - put a bunch of stuff in with some cake mix and cookie it over the fire in a dutch oven. They always turned out so good!

    1. Hiiiii and thank you!! Yes I've been finding my own with some of these new scents coming out lately!! L3 Raspberry Peach Sorbet, I won at one of the flash sales, and would not have necessarily ordered it on my own, but was glad I had gotten it, because it was wonderful!! Sweet, complex, and fruity!! Very lovely and would get it again!!

      What are some combinations you guys used to do with the dump cakes?? I've been trying to try some "out of the box" ideas... and they're just coming up weird... lol Plus what can beat a dutch oven??