Good Timing

First day solo at the new job this morning.

Good timing, Halls. Note the near-empty container. Thanks for the coffee!!

Wish me luck at work, readers! Tomorrow I’ll share with you my Pinterest Challenge! It was super easy, but I got nice results :)



Yesterday I got a great surprise from UPS.

The surprise was that I encountered the UPS man and got my package in the first place! (Dear 2 missed packages, please come back from the black hole and visit my door….)

Actually, the real surprise was a gift from my good friend who sent me a Scentsy kit! She’d showed me the warmer a long time ago when she first started selling. She said that it reminded her of me and now it’s mine!!! She also sent 3 wax bars, coconut lemongrass (which I’m using now), honey pear cider, and sunkissed citrus! I’m in olfactory heaven. Picture time!

Isn’t it adorable? Love the soft colors and sweet design.

This warmer uses a light bulb instead of a open flame, making it safer. I don’ t have to worry about it when I leave the room!

Close-up of the bird on the top of the warmer.

If you’re jealous of my sweet score, you can visit her Scentsy site and get one for yourself :)

Brown Paper Packages (Part 2)

My mother instilled within me from an early age the importance of impeccably-wrapped gifts. Thick brown grocery bags are not the easiest medium to work with. Even so, I wrangled each sheet into submission and tried my best to make tight corners and straight seams.

Now YOU can too! Please excuse the apparent one-handed wrapping job. Without my trusty photographer (who is at work) I had to wrap a little, snap a little [photo, that is]. Oh, come on, you thought that last line was clever. Anyway, here is my attempt at a how-to wrap guide (the way my mommy taught me how to!) after the click! And please, forgive my pasty white hands. The camera is not kind to my skin tone.¬† Continue reading Brown Paper Packages (Part 2)