Candle Haul! {Bath & Body Works}

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I was out doing some light Christmas shopping with friends and we wanted to stop by Bath & Body Works to see if we could get any good deals.  First off – the store was crazy busy but that didn’t stop us, we just worked our way in.  It was packed because they had a “Buy 3 – Get 3 FREE” deal going on.  I also had a $10 off a $30 purchase coupon that I could use with the deal.
I found that the small candles were $10.00.  I chose three of those for $30.00 and got three free.  After using the $10 off a $30 purchase coupon, I got 6 small candles (20-30hr burn time) for $21.40!  Or roughly $3.56 a candle or a savings of $6.44 per candle/38.64 total! Continue reading

Semi-Organized Idea! Upcycling Candle jars!

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What do we do with the numerous candle jars and glasses?  I love candles, (see post from Bath & Body Works Candle Haul) but I wasn’t really sure what to do with all of the nice containers that they come in.  Do you recycle them?  Just throw them away?! (NO!)  I started to sort of stock pile them in an empty cabinet waiting for my “aha!” moment.  A couple months ago I saw a vlog where one of my favorite bloggers Kristen Gehm was cleaning out the bath and body works containers to use as storage.  My immediate thought was DUH!?! They are a really nice size for helping keep things organized.   Check out some of my favorite uses so far.

1) Office Storage!  I bought these pink binder clips and colored paperclips on sale at Staples a couple years ago but I was just storing them in the plastic bags that they originally came in.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

That seemed silly and not very attractive.  They were a pain to fish out and the plastic was tearing around the top.  I took them and put them in their own containers from bath and body works, a 3-wick candle and a mini candle.  The other jar is a Swan Creek candle that I received as a gift – smelled like Ah-mazing cinnamon rolls that almost made you drool!  This one I store some random items from my desk in.  A measuring tape, super glue, and some label tape.  These jars sit on my desk and while its still cluttered…that section of my desk looks a little bit tidier! 🙂

2) Bathroom Storage!  I have two small containers of pony tail holders & bobby pins and another glass with my favorite flossers that fit perfectly in my medicine cabinet!  I have another to corral my lip products.  One that keeps my makeup brushes organized, and another that holds cotton rounds that I use for everything from nail polish remover to eye makeup remover and toner!

Bath & Body Works ~ Mini-Haul!

I absolutely love bath and body works!  Who doesn’t?!  Actually my favorite part of the store is their candles which I adore.  I have loved candles for years but do recognize there is a difference between some brands and the way the burn and the amount of fragrance they throw.

I’ve been eyeing those emails from Bath & Body Works for a couple weeks with their daily “special” – and while I was sort of tempted, it wasn’t until they shaved another dollar off their 3-Wick Candles that I caved!

Here are two that I am anxious to burn…once I finish my current candle of Apple Blossoms (I don’t remember the brand, I bought it at a going out of business sale for dirt cheap).

I picked up Mahogany Teakwood & First Bloom.  Mahogany Teakwood smells like a good men’s cologne with a hint of lavender.  (The kind of guy smell that can make a girl swoon!)  And First Bloom is a light mix of fresh cut flowers – I picked up immediately on plumeria, but also has peony and apple blossom.

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