Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PSA: New favorite candle

My friend Jessica gave me this Bougie candle as a housewarming gift and I am addicted. I love some expensive candles. No really, if someone offered me a Range Rover or 2,800 $30 candles... I am taking the candles. Little luxuries people. I am always trying new ones and this is the best one I have found in a long, long time. 

And it doesn't hurt when you are done you can use it to store things. Who knew q-tips could look so good. 
Ever wondered how to clean out your old candles?
1)Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
2) Cover a baking sheet in tin foil. 
3) Stick your candle in upside down. 
4) Leave in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the wick drops. 
(I highly recommend keeping an eye on it and scooping it out pretty quickly after the wick drops)
5) Let it cool and then wash it out with soapy water. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Instant Gratification: Curb Appeal

We have been in our house for a little over a month now. I feel like we have been doing tons of work, but not really seeing the results. Air conditioners and cutting down trees really have a way of sucking all of the fun out of a new house. 

The list of projects for this house is a mile long and it can feel pretty overwhelming. The first thing on my list is working on the curb appeal.  At this point, we just really need some instant gratification.  I have gone back and forth about painting the brick. Our old house was a no brainer. The new house has been a different story. I do not hate the brick at all and there is no going back. 

I think we have finally decided we are going to paint it. I am a sucker for a classic black and white house.