Friday, December 9, 2016

Blogmas 2016 - December 6-8: Anniversary!

Okay, I'll admit. I had nothing to really write about for the past few days. I don't think you guys care for my rants about the anime we're watching, Parasyte. That show manages to reel me in and yet irk me to no end. It's turned itself into a soap opera and I'm about ready to drop it without bothering to finish the series.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Blogmas 2016 - December 5

Lame, short, textual post today. Michael was off today so we played some CS:GO together and I spent some time catching up on commenting, replying, and reading blogs. I also played some UO! I claimed some of my holiday rewards and started decorating my house for the holiday season.

One of Michael's friends was having a going away get together so Michael hung out with them for a while. He brought me home some food and we watched .hack//Beyond the World. We've always enjoyed the .hack series so to watch one we haven't seen before was nice.

We were supposed to go on a walk/hike today, but between some work stuff Michael had to take care of and his friend's goodbye party we didn't get a chance. We'll try again tomorrow. At the very least there are some errands we need to run, so I'll get to leave the house for that.

Okay, I'm off to watch another show with Michael. I hope your December 5th goes well (yay, timezones!) and your plans come to fruition!

Haul: Stickers from Brandys Shop!

This isn't exactly a Black Friday/Cyber Monday haul that I asked about in one of my Stop & Chats, but it arrived during that time so I'm going to rope it in with those other posts. LOL

Brandy's Shop is a sticker shop that specializes in stickers designed to correspond with the layouts of several commonly used planners such as the Erin Condren Life Planner and the Happy Planner from Me And My Big Ideas. I bought from them in late September and fell in love with their weekly kit style, so when they had a sale in early November I jumped at the chance to further stock up.

Let's get straight to it!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blogmas 2016 - December 4: Cleaning & Decorating!

 Today I did some major cleaning as well as decorating. I never finished putting up the decorations my mom sent, so I took some time to put up some more decorations. I reached a decorating block halfway through, though, so I had to stop. Once that block happened, I redirected my efforts towards cleaning the house.

Candles From The Keeping Room - Winter Candle Apple

Don't mind the out-of-focus, blurry shot.
Scent Description: Crispy apple, pineapple, zests of orange, neroli, cinnamon, sandalwood, fresh musk, bamboo, patchouli.

Date Received: February 2016

Weight Melted: 1.0 oz

Location of Warmer: Living room, in tealight warmer.

Cold Sniff: 2/5 Musky note with a hint of generic, crappy Yankee Apple. Not any of Yankee's reformulations or better versions of Apple. Their really old, really plastic-ey apple.

Warm Sniff: 5/5 Ah, there's that delicious Winter Candle Apple we all know and love!

Scent Strength: 1.5/3

Scent Throw: 3/3 This filled the entire living room and just a little bit of the hallway.

Melting Power: 4/5 I got about 6.5 hours of scent from this tart.

Repurchase: Yes!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Blogmas 2016 - December 3: Ramblings of a Lizard

When will this sticker haul post come out? No cluuuuue! ;)
Today was a self care day. I woke up feeling like crap, even though I had a fair amount of sleep and I wasn't dehydrated. Dehydration is the most common reason for my icky wake-ups, so I'm always drinking lots of water and keep some by my bed for those nights when I wake up feeling like I haven't had a drink in years. I still don't know what caused it, but it's gone now so I guess I'll just chalk it up to a bad night.

Candles From the Keeping Room - Caramel Apple Fritters

Scent Description: No scent description available.

Date Received: July 26, 2016

Weight Melted: 1.7 oz

Location of Warmer: Kitchen, in tealight warmer.

Cold Sniff: 2/5 There was an incredibly strong butter note in this. Way way in the back, on the other side of the continent, hid some caramelized apples.

Warm Sniff: 2/5 Unfortunately, that butter note stayed strong even when melting.

Scent Strength: 3/3 It's hard not to notice when it smells like you're walking through a Butter Sauna. "Hello, would you like the sweet cream, European Style, or whipped, salted, and spreadable room?" On second thought, don't go to a Butter Sauna. Too many innuendos.

Scent Throw: >3/3 It. Was. Everywhere.

Melting Power: ?/5 I desperately held on for two hours before I had to call it quits.

Repurchase: No. All dramatic ramblings aside, this wasn't a scent I was overly fond of. If you're not a fan of strong, buttery scents, I would suggest you stay away. If that's your cup of tea, step right up and have at 'er!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Blogmas 2016 - December 2: Shipping!

Like this picture? Back in October Krispy Kreme Korea did a Pokémon themed promotion. Michael and I managed to pick up some of these poké-yummies a day before the promotion ended. I couldn't find an opportunity to include the picture awesomeness until now, so oogle your brain out at these long-gone goodies. LOL

Candles From the Keeping Room - Apple Peach Cobbler

Scent Description: No scent description available.

Date Received: July 26, 2016

Weight Melted: 0.9 oz

Location of Warmer: Living room, in tealight warmer

Cold Sniff: 5/5 Nice, spicy apples with a healthy side of bready peaches.

Warm Sniff: 5/5 No surprises once melted. Just delectable late fall/early winter goodness!

Scent Strength: 2.5/3

Scent Throw: 3/3 This filled the entire living room.

Melting Power: 5/5 I enjoyed 9 and a half hours of scent from one little pumpkin.

Repurchase: Yes! This was such a lovely scent. It helps that it's pretty, too. :)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blogmas 2016 - December 1: Shopping!

The mysterious Redwood Biome. What creatures do you hide from me??
I may have done soooome shopping today. Not for myself, though I got incredibly close. I saw just a few too many sales that were still going on and my brain imploded from too many decisions.