How To Save A Broken Candle

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I hope everyone is having a lovely fall and enjoying the nice change in weather. Being able to turn the AC off and open the windows is such a great feeling to me. I love it! With the cooler air blowing into my house, I realized my candles needed to be switched out to something a little more weather appropriate.

So, this weekend I busted out the fall scented candles! I don’t like pumpkin spice for anything, besides candles. Yes, I know, I am one of the few who hates pumpkin and pumpkin spice. About mid-fall last year I made the plunge and got myself a Scentsy so I had a couple candles left over from last year. Waste not, want not! Those were the first candles I went to grab this season, just to use up whatever was left. However, I noticed that one of my candles had broken in our move last year (UGH!). I’m sure that I’m not the first, nor the last, to have this problem.

So, I’m here today to tell you that all is not lost! For all the candles who have broken, wick wore down, or the scent isn’t as powerful – there is still hope! Go ahead and cut out a chunk of your broken candle and put it in a Scentsy pot. It works just as well as the expensive name brand cubes and it’ll let you utilize the rest of your candle. Don’t give up on your stubborn candles just yet! I know how annoying it is to buy a cheap candle and love the scent but all that burns is the wick. (I like to call them a one and done candle.) Super annoying. But using your Scentsy pot will give them life again! I highly recommend getting one of these pots, especially if you have a growing pile of broken candles. It has been a life saver! Even buying the cult favorites (gimme some of that Marshmallow Fireside!) and breaking it up for the Scentsy is something I often do. It’s a great twist and safer than having an open flame around kids and curious pets! Definitely give it a try and let me know your thoughts. I hope you found this helpful! Subscribe and stick around for more! 🙂

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Autumn Treat – S’mores Muffins

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Cooler evenings have me yearning to start a fire and roast some marshmallows! However, I walked by this little beauty in the store the other day and decided to see if it would satisfy my s’mores craving. Now it has my asking, where have these been my whole life? S’mores muffins are probably the most ingenious idea ever. These are SO yummy. I just got mine from the local grocery store in their bakery section. So, now that I’m hooked, I decided to take to the internet to find some yummy recipes. I found a super simple and easy to follow recipe on Busy Moms Helper that I’ll definitely need to try. I also found a yummy sounding recipe that adds bananas on Inside Bru Crew Life’s blog. Of the two, I’m leaning more towards the recipe that includes bananas. I think that would make a super yummy addition to these treats. But I’m definitely going to be trying both of these this fall/winter season. They would be such a cute treat to bring along to a party or event this season. If you try them too, let me know how you like them!

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My Go-To Autumn Lip Shades

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This nasty humid heat doesn’t have me feeling much of that beautiful fall weather I was promised. However, that doesn’t stop my style from switching seasons before the weather. I’ve officially declared it fall to my wardrobe. I’ve got an itch for a fall shopping spree (let me know if you would like to see a fashion haul). My clothes may need some freshening up for fall but I have my fall lip colors sitting out ready to use. These are some of my staple colors and I don’t stray too far from these darker nudes throughout the year. They are definitely more fall tones though, so I thought I would share.

  1. Tarte’s Tartist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Namaste
  2. Maybelline Color Sensational in 940 Touchable Taupe
  3. NYX Soft Matte Lip Crème in Copenhagen
  4. Maybelline Color Sensational in 695 Divine Wine
  5. NYX Soft Matte Lip Crème in Athens

I swatched them all together in order below so you can see them in relation to each other since a couple of them are quite similar nudes. What are your favorite go-to fall shades? I’d love to try out some new shades!

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OOTD : Feeling Fall

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Shirt : Etsy  |  Pants : Charlotte Russe  |  Heels (similar) : Charlotte Russe  |

Scarf (similar) : Glik’s   |  Necklace (similar) : Charlotte Russe


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These cooler temperatures have me feeling the fall weather! I can’t wait to break out the boots and sweaters. I decided to ease into the changing seasons with these adorable booties and comfy blanket scarf. These booties are my ultimate go-to in the fall and winter. The low chunky heels make them super easy to walk in and it keeps me warmer since it’s ankle high. This scarf is so warm and so big, I’m obsessed with it! I’m partial to blankets and any excuse to “carry” a big blanket around with me all day is gold in my book. I think a fall shopping haul is in my near future. I need some more booties and scarves in my life!

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