Candle of the Month: December – Yankee Apple Cider

Hi,

Wow, it’s January 3rd already, which means there were two months I didn’t manage to get a blog post up on here. I mentioned in the first post of this blog that we were moving house in the near future, and we’re sort of settled in now.
It feels very much like home, but there’s a lot of work to do and a lot of bare walls and barely-even-started DIY processes.

So while I sit here on a rainy grey January day, with bare breeze blocks on show and a ceiling only partly stripped, the Christmas decorations have already come down (what few I put up) and I’m enjoying the last burn of my ‘Christmas 2015’ candle.

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This Christmas, I’ve only burned a single scent – Yankee’s Apple Cider. It’s a deliciously fruity, fairly sweet and spicy scent. It’s not quite as strong or wonderful as my all-time favourite – the now discontinued Pomegranate Cider – but it’s still festive and warm.

I did actually buy three variations of Price’s Mandarin & Ginger candles, as the mandarin gives off a wonderful Christmas clementine vibe, however we haven’t been at home all that much and with the current state of the decor, I haven’t felt the need to burn candles as often as I usually like to.

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Fortunately, I think the Mandarin & Ginger is also a fresh enough scent to enjoy in Spring, and I’m already itching to get burning a New Year scent (and happy to have received such a candle as a Christmas present) so January’s Candle of the Month post (which I’ll put up in a couple of weeks time) will show that off.

One good thing about the last couple of months is I have come up with lots and lots of ideas for blog posts, so I can’t wait to get on and tell you about all the ideas and projects we have planned for the house. Getting the house how we like it will be a long and labour-intesive process, but I’m looking forward to it.

So for now, I’m going to relax a little longer, enjoy this candle and keep coming up with more ideas. Hope you all had a fantastic festive season and a great start to the New Year,

With love,

Ellen

 

 

New Beginnings

Hi!

It’s so nice to have you here today. If you haven’t noticed, this is post number one, and that means that this is indeed, a brand new blog. It will be about all things ‘home’.  It could be my crafty side coming out and whipping up some cushions, upcycling furniture or sharing hauls and bargains, general organizing tips and hopefully some home improvements. And who knows, maybe a bit of baking along the way.

I won’t promise any specific topics just yet, as I know blogs have a habit of evolving and I want this to take it’s natural course, and be about what I’m loving in the moment, and that does vary, as you’ll come to see. But it will be all things home, whatever it is, and what will be most exciting is that soon we’ll have a new home and that will bring all kinds of projects in itself.

When I decided I wanted to go the blogging route earlier this year, I picked the huge umbrella of ‘home’ as it encompasses so much of what I do and love. Not that I don’t like the great outdoors, I do, but isn’t nice to come back to a beautiful home at the end of a long day?

And as 2015 is shaping up to be a very exciting year indeed, for myself and so many family and friends, I’m really excited to be buying my first house with my now fiancé (another great event of this year!) and so what perfect time to start.
As I said, this blog will evolve, so I won’t have a strict blogging schedule to begin with, and should the next few weeks see me getting wrapped up in boxing up our house and moving just allow me that and I promise you it will be the start of lots to come.

For now, with love,
Ellen