Monday, August 21, 2017

Big earring roundup.

On to another post about something fluffy.  Earrings.  Because when everything around us is swirling - new town, new home, new school - for some reason I feel a little bit more in control when I put on some crazy big earrings and do my hair.  Haha.  Here are some I'm currently wearing or loving... Enjoy! 

These from Shop Waiting on Martha

And these from the same shop...

I don't think these Lizzie Fortunate Crater Earrings ever get old.

I wear these from Katie Kime all the time and get lots of compliments on them.  And maybe I'm a little biased, but I also love the Moroccan Pom Pom earrings. 


These from Anthro are pretty fabulous for a nice occasion, but not quite as large.  

These (on sale). 

And these Lisi Lerch ones I got as a gift and loooove them.  So fun.  Love the beaded tassels as well.

Happy Eclipse Day, All!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Candle obsessions.

I'm going to do it, you guys.  I'm going to attempt to blog regularly after a long, long hiatus.  The last 4-5 years of our lives still feel like they were somewhat of a blur and although a lot of the fog lifted after Zach graduated, the past few weeks have been the first time we've all had a regular schedule in years.  It's pretty wonderful, but to be honest, it feels a bit foreign and weird, but I'm going to soak it up.  And, this is one of the ways I plan on doing that.  I do still plan to give an update on our move (a lot of you liked the fact that you knew what was going on in our lives when I blogged :), but for now, I move on to a silly post.  About my favorite candles. 

I really want our new house to feel like a home, and for it to have its own scent that my kids know when they walk in the door. So, I hopped over to Anthro the other day to stock up {the fact that hop and Anthro can now be in the same sentence makes me pretty giddy} and oh, my word, the choices.  Here are the current ones we have burning.  Tip from the Anthro employee- if you want that "fill your home" type of scent -stick to the Illume brand (they make the Capri Blue ones- if you look on the website, simply search "Illume"). Her other tip -  make sure to burn for a full 2-3 hours the first time so it burns evenly the rest of the times you use it.  I have the first three all burning on the first floor and they don't seem to clash.  Links are below photos and the photos are pulled from the Anthropologie site. 

This one smells amazing and the ceramic container if fabulous, but the scent isn't going last quite as long - I have this in the kitchen.  

Gold Cinched Candle in Blackberry Absinthe - This starts to smell like fall and the scent lasts forever.  It's incredible.  And it has that cute gold stand.  This one is a seasonal collaboration between Anthro and Illume. 

Capri Blue Volcano - this candle can do no wrong.  It fills the whole house.  It's the signature Anthropologie scent you think of when you enter the store. 

Voluspa Mokara - I only use this one in small spaces because it doesn't last as long, but it smells amazing.  The store clerk said it's simply that the scent is lighter - the brand's other scents last longer. 

Other options I love:   Theseand these, and then when the weather gets cooler... I plan to get these and then this one from Bath and Body Works never fails.  
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