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It’s Starting to Look Like Spring \o/

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Spring is one of my favorite times of the year — besides Fall.

I’m such a sucker for all the pretty shades of pink and all the pastel’s and greens. And oh! Easter! Easter candy, Easter decor, Easter vibes… my birthday sometime’s falls on Easter and I use to hate it cause everything is closed that day so I didn’t really get to go¬†celebrate but it hasn’t landed on Easter in a really long while (though I do worry every year lol) so it’s all good lol!

There are two times a year I look forward to Williams Sonoma seasonal candy and that’s for Easter when they come out with these delicious sour bunnies I’ve grabbed every year since 2011 (pink is grapefruit, green is key lime and yellow is lemon — tbh I only like the green ones) and Halloween when they release the sour pumpkins (which I think overall are orange flavored).

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Weekly Recap; March 4th – March 10th

Welp, I got most of the cleaning done this week that I was aiming for. There’s still some stuff left to do but the desk, kitchen and my bookshelves are done. Granted I want to move around some more stuff around my desk but I just don’t know what or to where. So for now, it’s done.

Buuuut I gotta wait until next week to get my desktop. So, whomp.

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Weekly Recap; Jan 28th – Feb 3rd

One month down… did I accomplish all that I wanted this month? Sorta.

I’m starting to get the hang of things and getting back into the swing of things which regardless of what I did and didn’t get done is still a huge step for me, I’m starting to feel a little less overwhelmed with the idea of updating several instagrams and blogs and slowly, SLOWLY, I’m starting to feel like the old me. I also managed to read the 3 books I needed to read within the month to stay on track with my Goodreads goal. Which is great.

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Candle Review; Bath & Body Works Soft

When this candle came out everyone was so excited! I mean the scent notes for this line sounded so good and the labels were ultra cute with their frosted jars and just CAN YOU FEEL THE ZEN AND GOOD VIBES?

Everyone in particular took a liking to this candle the Soft candle which is described as Pink Petal Tea Cake.

The scent notes include: Rose Petals, Fluffy Cake and Orange Essential Oil

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Someone on Instagram described this scent as if you mixed ScentSationals Pink Velvet and Violet Sugar wax melts from Walmart together. I’ve never sniffed Violet Sugar so personally I wouldn’t know; but Pink Velvet has been one of my favorite ScentSantionsals wax melts since 2015.

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Personally I think this candle is a softer sweeter version of this candle from Kohls that came out last year. I unfortunately only have this small candle and a wax melt of it but Soft from Bath & Body Works definitely reminds me of this scent, just a little more softer and with a lighter scent throw.

Unfortunately Soft and the rest of the candles from that line gained some attention due to the fact that the label was ripped off of another company — one I hadn’t heard of before and from what I had seen people were linking it to a product on Amazon. I have since lost the post that actually went into detail about the situation. There was a candle in the collection called Nook that half the jars didn’t even have a label to, it was just a blank black jar (which the store I had found my Soft at had those label-less jars of Nook).

This isn’t the only label B&BW has ripped off in 2017 either, there were at least 2 or 3 more collections where they had.

Now I don’t know the source behind all of this or if B&BW actually had permission from the original artists and I’m not sure if anyone else knows for sure what was going on either.

But I’m a little saddened that these candles didn’t get the shelf space they deserved as they were really hard to find and people who did have access to them would post on Instagram how they’d buy up to TEN BACK UPS or they’d buy the whole store out making them even HARDER to find (which is really unfair to the rest of us) and they were really pretty candles!

Overall I do like the scent to this, though the scent throw is a bit more on the fluffy sweet side when the candle isn’t burned and you leave the lid on you can still definitely smell the candle and it’s STRONG. I’m not going to go crazy and burn through the only one I have until maybe I am able to get my hands on a back up but since I’m not there’s still plenty of dupes and alternatives to try out — I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for the ScentSationals Violet Sugar to mix with Pink Velvet and see how close that is to this scent!

I’ll keep you all update on how that goes!

(Also can we take a moment to see how differently I edit my photos now compared to 2015 and to last year? Gosh, editing is so weird.)

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Weekly Recap; March 12th – 18th

I should post more than just Weekly Recap’s here but sometimes I just don’t know what to say. Daily blogging use to be my thing, my release, my therapy. Even if I had nothing to say, I’d just talk. Maybe I should do that again, it helped me a lot when I was growing up to deal with my problems and find answers or to help me understand that some things just don’t have answers.

This week wasn’t all that eventful; I didn’t leave the house for one. I don’t want to be tempted to spend money since Bubba and I have a big vacation planned coming up (and quick)! So I’ve just been handling some stuff with the new place, bills, trying to some how get ready for the move and figure out how social media works (cause it’s a never ending learning experience).

I’m a bit of a blind box addict (thanks Disney World job and D-Street and Vinylmations!) and that Hopper up there is something I’ve been chasing for about if not over a year now. I’ve gotten pretty much everyone in that collection about 2 or 3 times EXCEPT FOR HOPPER. I don’t know why! But it’s definitely driven me crazy once or twice. When I was in Texas and I told Bubba about this he immediately searched for it on Amazon and had it shipped to me! I finally got him and I couldn’t be happier!¬†Hopper means a lot to me because my last job at Disney was at Animal Kingdom in The Tree of Life with the It’s Tough To Be a Bug show and Hopper was always my favorite part of the show. Every morning when we would make sure everything was good before opening I’d always be so excited to see him and the days when Hopper wasn’t working were very sad and boring work days!

I also got the package that Bubba sent that was the stuff I couldn’t pack in my luggage when I got home — this boy. He spoils me so much that I actually have to ship a box back home every time I see him. SIGH. But every single thing he gets me is something thoughtful. I forgot I had put my Tsum Tsum Pastel Parade’s in there so I was super excited to see them again… and also the Hot Cheetos with Lime that were lining the box. And the World of Final Fantasy guide. And my Beauty and the Beast music box. And BATB plushies. I didn’t take pic of all that was in there but I should had! Maybe piece by piece I will :).

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