Monday, February 11, 2019

A surprising autumn find for this time of year!

Hey everyone! I hope you're staying warm. Anyone in the Midwestern U.S. knows what I'm talking about. Feeling more or less snowed in or frozen in, there hasn't been a whole lot of blog material to work with. However, something popped out on a shelf at Target that definitely fits with this blog's theme. It was this "Pumpkin Nutmeg" candle:

This candle smells so good! After searching through a shelf of fall and Christmas candles for a pumpkin nutmeg scent, I'd only found one and it was a blend with two other scents. Well, that and one that was in a funky looking container. Then, on a side shelf with some towels, stationary, random stuff, etc. was this! Just look at this beautiful glass vessel it's in.

And it glows in such a pretty way in the dark.

Another cool feature is the wick. This "Nature's Wick" brand is one I'd never heard of before.

The wick is wood and it makes a crackling sound as it burns. I'm finding it really relaxing to listen to this candle. If I close my eyes, I can imagine that I'm sitting in front of a fireplace or campfire. And that makes me actually feel warmer!

I'm not sure if this container will become a holder for other candles or a vase in the future.

I have one other find to share with you guys:

This lighter came from Menards, but I've also seen them at Dollar Tree. Either way, it's $1.00. They come in all kinds of colors, but I loved the pink one! I'd actually watched some YouTube reviews of this lighter and people loved it, especially those who smoke pipes. I guess it's just the right length for pipe lighting. You get a super powerful flame out of this. It's a little different because you press a button to get a light, instead of the old flicking of the metal. You know what I mean. The brand is crocs:

A guy on YouTube thought maybe the croc shoe people branched out into lighters, but I think this is a different crocs. :) Whatever the case, I recommend it! It worked well in lighting the candle I just shared.

So, have any of you used a lighter like this one or burned a candle with a wood wick? Those were two fun new experiences for me. 😁