This road leads to a tea room in our neighborhood.
This is a hard topic. I'm not one to draw attention to things I do for others. I know it's good to share the good you put into the world, but I feel like I'm tooting my own horn so to speak. I do not think ill of those who do share their own good deeds, but I cannot do it for myself. I prefer to remain quietly in the background.
How, then, shall I participate in this post? By telling the acts of kindness I've seen in this world!
Scent Description: Marshmallow, warm fire, amber, woods and magic.
Weight Melted: 0.7 oz
Location of Warmer: Kitchen, in tealight warmer
Cold Sniff: 5/5 Please slather me in this. Sweet and creamy marshmallows roasting over a fire with a hint of musky woods and, as proclaimed in the scent description, magic. Is it possible to lace wax with illicit substances? Because that's what I think happened here.
Warm Sniff: 5/5 No surprises once melted, except I swear I started seeing dragons and fairies and craved more once the scent burned out...
Scent Strength: 1.5/3
Scent Throw: >3/3 This filled the entire kitchen/dining room, hallway, office, and entryway.
Melting Power: 5/5 I got 8 and a half hours of strong scent from half of a tart cup.
Repurchase: Yes! All joking aside, this was a very delectable and almost addicting scent. I will buy it every time I see it and happen to be in the market for more wax.
I'm bad at making choices. Especially when it comes to autumn. My favorite thing? Can I say everything? The atmosphere? The crisp air whipping multi color leaves around while pumpkins, scarecrows, and a whole variety of fall and Halloween themed decorations that pop up around the neighborhoods? Hay mazes and scarecrows?
Every day passes and I get a little more upset that my fall decor hasn't arrived. I want to take pictures to help illustrate what I love about fall! I can't do that outside of my home. Halloween isn't a big thing here in Korea. Some Halloween festivities are slowly becoming bigger in Seoul proper, but it's more geared towards those who wish to dress up, drink, and be merry. Trick or treating and decorating one's home still isn't a thing, especially in the area I live in.
Back to the original post topic! I absolutely love pumpkins. If I had to pick one thing, it would be the pumpkins. I love searching for the perfect pumpkins to buy and put on display. I love decorating the pumpkins and letting someone else cut the pumpkin up (I'm a hazard to my own well being, remember), and loading that pumpkin up with candles to complete the Jack-O-Lantern look. When I was a poor college student with no place to put a pumpkin, I loved the pumpkin themed festivities that occurred in the video games I played, letting me live vicariously through a pixelated world that did not take up space in my real world living environment.
Please don't forget to visit these other lovely ladies participating in this fall series and see what their favorite thing about fall is!
This post is a bit late. I underestimated how long this project would take from start to finish (about 60 hours). Oopsie. Anyway, here's my contribution to today's Fall Fun Series post: a Halloween themed Hanji pencil holder!
First, I may have to explain Hanji a little. Hanji is a
traditional handmade paper from Korea, typically made from Paper
Mulberry (dak) trees. Lots of functional and artistic pieces can be made
using a combination of Hanji, a sort of cardboard/wood base, and some
hanji paste (it's corn starch paste, or wallpaper paste). This craft is
used to make lots of exquisitely beautiful pieces, my favorite of which
simulate wood grains and staining by using a combination of black hanji
paper, wrinkled layers, and a bleach water solution.
not nearly that complex in my hanji crafting, so we'll settle for a
very un-Korean version of this craft. Since I also promised a
step-by-step process of this several months ago, I'm going to go ahead
and make this a two-in-one post. Will that make it long? Very likely. Am
I sorry? Only partially.
I'm a bit behind on this series. I'm still waiting on some fall decor in the mail, so who knows when that post will be up. I'm not much of an apple fan, so I skipped that post. Basically I'm glad this is a very relaxed series, otherwise I would have to step out.
This box snuck up on me. I'd completely forgotten about hopping on the list until Janine tagged me on Facebook in the call up post. I'm not one to say no to some Glitterati, so off to pay my invoice I hopped! Let's oogle some wax together, shall we?
I paid my invoice on August 20th and the box was shipped on August 25th.