Saturday, February 22, 2014

Back on the FP BandWagon

I am sitting here with a big bowl of raeman noodles and thought of something I wanted to impart upon you all!!

I really enjoy the Roast Beef raeman noodles, which are hard to find in my area and can be found normally at one grocery store.  It's good, different, and doesn't have this bad stench that most of the other packets have.  I eat raeman noodles by choice, because they are cheap, easy, fill you up, and I don't have to think too much while making them or if I am going to mess them up.  Because when I cook, that happens.  The best part is, I have perfected the science how to cook them the way I like them, so they come out the same every single time! 

Eventually, the noodles by themselves get kinda boring.  I've found articles in different magazines (even health magazines) that tell you how to spice up your raeman!! My favorites have been raeman with scrambled eggs, cream cheese & kale, butter & shredded cheese, and I just made a new concoction where I pulsed some celery, potato, and onion and put it in there with a little parmesan cheese!!  Pretty good!!

If any of you help yourself to raeman noodles, definitely give one or two of these a try!! Or if you have a cool little raeman recipe, I'd love to hear it! <3

Back to wax!! I have been treating myself to tiny Front Porch orders here and there, and between a few restocks, got these!

4Pack Lavender Noel
4Pack Sandalwood
4Pack Lavender Pink Chiffon
4Pack Sweet Dreams
Single Lavender Marshmallow ZB
Single Marshmallow Mango Bread

What kinda sucks, is that I am 50cents away from the $25 mark to get refunded ten percent.  I'm thinking about just grabbing a single or something to put it over.  It's not like there aren't tons of scents I'm wanting to get.  I just love FP's lavender!! <3  I made a whole list of scents based on FP's new scent list that I want to try/get on my virtual sticky note program!  It's a LONG list!

I really forgot after not ordering FP for a long while how ADDICTING it is, with the free shipping incentive!  I mean, really really easy to just get a single or a four pack because you aren't paying any extra in shipping.  Soooooo nice to indulge a tiny (HUGE) want to order sometimes :D

It seems I have gravitated over to somewhat earthy/spa type of scents for the spring and summer.  Especially spring though.  It's just so relaxing to have a lavender or sandalwood scent on with a little fruit mixed in!  I'm still loving bakery, Pink Sugar and Serendipity too, but I think I am going to try to have EVERYTHING blended with that lavender from FP.  I'm obsessed, what can I say?  lol

Still waiting on my Shayz and my second FP order (above)!  My The Bathing Garden order (SO EXCITED!) should be shipping out Monday because I paid on the 24th! So I should be getting it, hopefully on Wednesday! 

And to make matters even more exciting, my moving day is on the 28th or the 1st of March!  So slowly packing everything up as time grows closer.  I'm moving to a different apartment in the same apartment complex, so nothing too different, just a little manual labor to keep the blood flowing and the bank account better padded! <3

I hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe weekend!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Get Up, Straight and Tall, Get Your Back Against the Wall

Cuz my love for wax is dangerous!  Dangerously FUN!  (Anyone a Madonna fan? White Heat? Lol)

There is a reason I decided to reference this song in my post tonight.  I was trying to think of a drug/reference to being high in a song, but I don't listen to that type of music.  This is the closest that I could come up with.

In many groups, there is always that excitement before and after making an order.  Many times this feeling is compared to having a high similar to, well drugs.  I always think this is such a funny comparison!! Thirteen years in school and every other phrase is "Say no to drugs." and "Drugs are bad."  What we are really comparing is the addicting quality of our hobby.  And the most common thing to be addicted to is drugs.  It's the mere act that is addicting; it's like collection addiction.  We are the obsessive collector.  We are a slave to our senses because we need wax so we can satiate our olfactory thirst.

We are almost forced into action to engage in wax and candles for smell, food for taste, music to hear,   When you have something that makes you a slave to your senses, you love receiving and it almost forces you to comply to your addiction.  Nowadays, in the wax world, you are "smelling" with your eyes with all of the new products that are out: chunks, loaves, brittle, doughnuts, decorated clamshells, etc.  The high that you experience when clicking that submit button, is almost unparalleled!  Dreaming up orders and blends in your mind, thinking how beautiful your wax will look and smell once it reaches your mailbox and into your arms, is what we all feel plotting and submitting orders at all of our favorite vendors.

It is our way of stress relief and enhancing our quality of life by something so simple yet so intriguing. "What scent do I put on today?"  No extra effort, no focus, the automatic body function of breathing allows you to enjoy scent without having to work at it.  It's one of the things that I, and I'm sure everyone else appreciates and enjoys about our wonderful hobby.  This coupled with the array of different scents, the possibilities with the blending of new and different scents, which only increases our want for new and extra stimulating ideas/blends.  You can almost call it, instead of Sense Stimulation, "Scents Stimulation".

I got to participate in this height of stimulation, and ordered three times today (two times if you count with a friend).  I LOVE ordering, I love the plotting, the preparation, everything (obviously)

Shayz Scentz

Six Packs:
2 Pink Serendipity
Warm Pink Vanilla Sugar
Pink Toastie Marshmallow
Lavender Serendipity
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Lavender

Also went out on a limb and got a few shapes!  A jumbo bunny tart in Pink Sugar Vanilla Bean, 2 "Spring Sinus Tarts, and a double heart tart in Pink Serendipity.  I got two cups in Lavender Vanilla and Honeydew Melon!

Then I made a Front Porch order!  Everyone knows I love my Group Hug (which is a blend of FP's lavender vanilla, tangerine, and Pink Sugar).  It's fabulous!  I had just made my Shayz order and was like, "OK, I have a little bit of money, why don't I check for my Group Hug?" Because when I have money and when Group Hug is stocked, those times never get quite aligned.  BUT TODAY WAS DIFFERENT!  Today I grabbed the LAST four pack of Group Hug and a four pack of Lavender SCDB!  WOOHOO!!!!!!!

Last but not least, my friend was participating in Victoria's Designer Creations flash sale!  I haven't tried too many (maybe one or two VDC's and they've only been in destashes) so I wanted to try in my own little order!! I got a few things!

Victoria's Designer Creations

Pink Grapefruit grubby
Ice Cream Cake Batter ZB grubby
First Kiss Lips
Hot Kiss Lips
Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream Scoop

Yayyy!! So excited!! Also looking forward to my Bathing Garden haul.  I paid on the 24th, so it'll still be a little while!!

The Bathing Garden
2 Marshmallow Cookie Jar
2 Sleepy
Marshmallow Frosted Tangerine Mango
Pomegranate Lime Sweet Tart
Cheshire Cat
Cleopatra's Cream Bath
Illusions of the Labyrinth
Guava Berry Gelato
Gardenia Coconut Cream

Yayy!! Hope everyone's staying safe and warm!!  Our whole road is ICED over! I am not about to go drive in this... hope everyone's got snacks, electricity, and fun stuff to do at home!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Daphne's Divine Round Robin

Hi everyone!!

OK so I have some really great news!!

I am moving!! Not far, but I am moving!! Both my husband and I have been sharing a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment, only because there were no one bedroom apartments when we got our own place!  Now we can get a one bedroom and have less rent for the space we ACTUALLY USE!  (That second bedroom was a place for our stuff that we had hurried and packed when we moved the first time, and we had no need for it).  For the past week, we have been packing our stuff and going through everything, and you will never BELIEVE how much stuff we had that we didn't want/need anymore!

So lots of trash bags later and very little boxes, we realized that there's not a huge amount of stuff (like I had thought) that we are moving over to the new apartment.  Soo... what comes with little rent, means more money.  Period.  Phew!

AND TAXES!! We will be getting our refund back in the next few weeks! SO YAY!!!

Back to your current programming!

Back a few weeks ago, Daphne's Divine owner Lindsey Davis contacted me, along with other bloggers, vloggers, and vendors to participate in one of two Round Robins!  Usually, I don't do Round Robins with all of the issues that surround them most of the time, however, I am very comfortable with the group of ladies that were participating, so I figured, why not?  I am never successful with openings because openings never coincide when I have money.  So thanks to Sunnee  at Fragrance Obsessed, a few months ago, I had my first Daphne's Divine clamshell: Pink Serendipity BooBerry! And ever since, I've been wanting more!

So here is the box when I opened it!!


So it took me two hours to go through the whole box (Large Flat Rate) with Barry!  And here's what I took out!!

Daphne's Divine TakeOuts: Serendipity Vanilla Butter Fudge, Island Mango Rock Candy, Cake Batter FlapJacks, Alien Bites, Serendipity Cotton Candy Taffy, Strawberry Vanilla Butter Fudge, Boo Berry Pops, and Hot Pink Lime Serendipity

Non Daphne's Take Outs: Two Bundt Cakes of CFTKR Berry Sorbet, scent shot of UTC Blueberry Vanilla, Starlit Wildberry Scone , RG Strawberry Serendipity, Rainbow Melts Pink Peppermint and FP Sugar Cookie Donuts

Then my Put-Backs!  
LCP 5 sticks of "Mix Ur Scent" in Nana's Sugar Cookie, Singles in Sweet Honeydew, Pink Coconut Cake, Orange Sherbert, Pistachio Coconut Fluff, and Scoopable Sample of Watermelon Ice Cream Bread. Vintage Chic Scents: Single Rose in Aunt Bee and War of the Worlds, Butterfly Lane scallop in Pizzelle, Rosegirls: Square in Spiced Apples and Peaches, Ava's Country Cupboard: 3oz Sliceable Tart in Spiced Apples and Peaches, CBV: Scentshot in Marshmallow Fireside, LSC: (repackaged) scentshot in Strawberry Mallow Bread, Crosscreek: Scallop in Frosty the Snowman, K's Kreations: Scallop in Orange Sunshine, Pics Petals and Scents: 1 Single in Jammin' Sugar Cookie, HHS: 4 Pieces of Brittle in Granma's Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies, 4 Prim Words in Toasted Bubble Gum Cotton Candy, 3 Prim Words in Lemon Drop Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread, and 2 Prim Words in Vanilla Nutmeg

The box before I have to send it out!  Nice, full, and good stuff!

And you won't believe me, but I haven't even been melting much lately!! Since Barry and I got sick, since we couldn't smell them anyway, I figured there was no point in melting (and I didn't have any Sinus Relief Tarts, which I will be getting soon!).  And ever since, I wanted to make sure I had enough good tarts to put in this Round Robin!  I have been melting a little though!!

Shayz Scentz Pink Toastie Marshmallow
Front Porch Apricot Vanilla Butter Fudge
Starlit Wildberry Scone
Slatkin Vanilla Cinnamon
The Bathing Garden Pistachio Pudding Cake
Kimrie Anne's Pink Lavender Vanilla Butter Fudge
Slatkin Flirt
Slatkin French Garden
Slatkin Citrus Flower

Anyhow!  I ordered from The Bathing Garden during her last restock and I am really excited about her Alice in Wonderland themed one that she plans to have next!  Anyone have any scents that they'd recommend that everyone needs to try?? Sound off below!  

I hope everyone has a great week!!