I was never really a big candle person, but I realize now that was only because I was using them in my teensey tinsey shoe box style apartments and the smells were always so nauseating in such a small space. Since moving into our home I have become a bit obsessed with candles.
Diamond Candles has been my brand of choice because they are like Cracker Jacks for grown ups. Every candle has a costume jewelry style ring inside.
To be completely honest - 9 times out of 10 the rings are super tacky... but that's the absolute beauty of the costume jewelry. It is for FUN. They're about the same cost as a Yankee Candle and they are made of soy (hello, renewable resource + biodegradeable-ness) which I also love.
Everything. Everything from the barn of pottery. Like a Stag Decanter. For what? All of the Scotch I don't drink?
Gone With the Wind
I don't know about you, but I associate different books with different times of the year. I remember reading Gone With the Wind for the first time while on the beach in Avalon, NJ during my Junior year of high school spring break. I will forever associate that book with the beach and, of course, Summer. It is hard for me to let a summer pass by without diving into the world of Katie Scarlett O'Hara.
One of my favorite lines in the book is said by Grandma Fontaine to young Scarlett, right before the (spoiler alert!) surrender of the Confederacy to the Union.
I love it. Sometimes a little bit of fear is healthy, right?
I like to think so... and with the wedding only 80 days away fear of EVERYTHING is a big part of my life right now!