Thursday, February 11, 2016

Melted - Sniff My Tarts / Honey Gingerbread

Honey Gingerbread - 'An appealing mix of ginger, clove, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg blends with citrus and buttery cake like notes. Sweet vanilla and smooth golden honey balances the finish.'

I kept skipping over this one whenever I was looking for something to melt and I'm feeling like a fool now.  What a nice scent!  It's a lighter bakery, not at all the heavy, spiced gingerbread type I was thinking it would be.  It is still like a gingerbread scent, but it's easier to take, much lighter and a bit sweeter.  There is no super sweet and floral-y note from the honey, like honey scents can sometimes have.  This is cozy, comforting.  I want to eat it.  It makes me think of warm sweet bread, or warm pound cake with sugar and honey drizzled over it.  Oh!  It makes me think of the November cakes in The Scorpio Races!

I melted half of this tart (about 1.4 oz. worth) in my Glade hot plate warmer and had very cozy medium-strong scent.

I would love to have more of this!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Natters - Feb. 10

The replacement heating element for the oven arrived today.  It's the wrong kind.  I didn't realize when I ordered that some had end plugs that were straight and some curved up.  I ordered the curved one, and we need the straight one.  So I hopped online quick and ordered the other kind.  I'll deal with returning this one later.

I didn't do much today.  Went to the bank, stopped at the post office to get stamps, made a quick run to the grocery store for a few things, and did some laundry.  I finished the puzzle we'd been working on and started another one.  I watched a bit of true crime TV but none of the cases today really interested me.  I ate too much junk food and drank too much soda today, and now I'm feeling all blah and super tired.

The lady at the post office told me sending a box to Korea would cost $72.  I was like, what?!  I reminded her it was to an APO address and she played around on her little scale computer thingie and said it didn't offer any options like that.  I told her I knew that wasn't right and I'd figure it out online.

I've been having no luck with hot cocoa lately either.  I tried two different Starbucks cocoa mixes yesterday and today and hated both.  I tried a French Vanilla pack from a brand I've always liked in the past but I didn't like that one either today.  Yesterday it seemed like everything was tasting 'off' to me, and it seems to be happening today too.  I hope I'm not getting sick or something.

We watched last night's episode of Shannara this evening.  Bummer that the better looking brother is the one who died, but at least the other figured out the king is not really the king.

I'm not quite done with the Evermore book yet.  Damen assured Ever that he's not a vampire though, so I'm really curious now to see where this is all going.  If I don't finish it tonight I'll hopefully be able to finish it at work tomorrow.

Do you do anything fancy or special for Valentine's Day?  We don't.  My thoughts are already jumping ahead to Easter.

Alright, well I'm tired and just rambling, so I'm off to read my non-vampire book before bed.

Melted - Front Porch / Eucalyptus Mint & Rain

Eucalyptus Mint & Rain - 'Crisp raindrops blended with eucalyptus and a hint of mint.'
 
This one reminds me of a rainy spring day, not a gray and dreary day, but the kind where there is sun despite those light showers.  Casey said it reminded him of sinus relief type scents and I suppose he's right since there is eucalyptus in it.  I didn't get that though, didn't get any sort of mint or medicinal vibe.  Instead, it was more like a happy almost laundry detergent type scent.  There is sweetness, and brightness, and a feeling of . . . wet.  (lol)  This is not the type of scent I usually go for but I really did enjoy it.
 
I melted this .9 oz. tart in my Glade hot plate warmer and had strong scent.
 
[This was a gift.]