Happy New Year!!!

Hello Blog World... I am still alive. I've made into 2012 and I have resolved that I will be a much more diligent blogger! I'll shoot for at least once a week... and if I slack, I welcome any type of threats or harassment. I assure you I have TONS of pictures stored up in my "blog" folder, but just haven't gotten around to posting them. But they are on their way!

So let's get to it! Come see the progression of my new sickness...

One of my newest obsessions of this new year has been CANDLES. I was never a candle-kinda-gal. I never understood it when I would watch people show their newest candles in Youtube hauls. But then my life was flipped upside down when this little guy came into my life.
Say hello to my new friend. I got this candle for 50% off with my Rue La La 50% off coupon for Naimie's. So for $4 I thought, "Why not?" It just smelled too good to pass. I can't explain the rich and fruity scent of this candle... so if you ever come over, expect me to shove it in your face. Mmm... so good. 

But then, this other guy made a special place in my heart when I won him in a Christmas White Elephant gift exchange. An Anthropologie Capri Blue candle in Volcano. YUM! This one also is fruity, but there is a lightness to it that makes me feel fluttery on the insides. Both of these candles have a citrus accent where the Voluspa has orange and the Capri Blue has lemon and lime.

 Then I came across these lighters at Target for $1. Had to get them for my new candles. :P

And then here's when things got buckwild...........

I walked into Bath & Body works with friends and before my eyes were these mini-candles that were being sold with a glass jar for only $2!! I collected 4 Cranberry Pear Bellini (my fave), 2 Merry Mistletoe, and 1 Winter Candy Apple. I felt justified in "trying out" these scents for only 2 bucks. Too bad I'm sold and will definitely invest in these scents full size one day. These candles may be tiny, but they can really fill up my ENTIRE room.
The other big guy is a Yankee candle in Christmas Cookie I got for 50% off at Ulta. They were getting rid of their holiday scents. This is a soft and sweet vanilla scent that makes me feel warm and cozy. This is the candle I burned the most until....

... this happened. Another 50% off Vanilla Creme candle from Ulta. Then... my aunts, cousin, sister, and I took a little trip to Marshall's after celebrating the Lunar New Year together. My aunts and sister were basically buying all the candles in the store, so I took a peek myself. I ended up with 2 Caldrea candles in Pomegranate Fig and Vanilla Lemon. 

Here's the showstopper. I came across this candle sitting in the clearance section. Yankee Hearts & Kisses. I can't explain the scent... smells like roses, candy, lavender, and freshly cleaned sheets. Have no idea if any of that is true. I've been trying to google this scent, but I can't find anything!!! I bought 2 of these (only 2 left) and I'm already scared of the day I'll be left without them. I need to go scour all of the Marshall's and TJ Maxx's in my area. Or else I'LL DIE!!!  Not really, but I'll be pretty depressed. 

So that wraps it up for my candle obsession. I don't know how my collection escalated so quickly, but I hope I don't become a hoarder! I need to keep my eyes turned away from any new candles... except for Hearts & Kisses. 

What are your favorite candle scents?? 


  1. as far as i know, you only have ONE sister

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  3. you're smell CRAZY. you dog! haha