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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, smelling the Holidays is almost as good as opening presents πŸ˜‰ I know when about my Seasonal Scents (Winter Holiday or not) I think of Scentsy. If you’ve never heard of Scentsy, I worry that you might have been living under a rock since, oh I dunno, 2004. Scentsy is most famous for their wickless candles or as I know them “wax warmers” but they have come an amazingly long way to offer you a multitude of ways to enjoy their amazing variety of fragrances.

I received a few Scentsy items from my amazing Scentsy Consultant, Thea Wheeler. She’s prompt, always has a big selection on hand (like for last minute shoppers like me!) and did I mention she is just awesome to talk to! She’s super sweet and takes care of her customers- what more could I ask for!

That being said, order HERE by December 18th to get your Scentsy products by Christmas πŸ™‚

The Scentsy BarΒ  was one of the first items available for purchase and I’m sure one that most people are familiar with. Scentsy Bars comes in more scents than I can even begin to tell you! With new scents being released and old ones being retired every season. If you’ve got a favorite scent combination, even if you think it’s an odd one- it probably exists. OR you can pop in wax pieces from two different wax bars and create your own concoction! With these waxes, the possibilities are endless and I always like to have several on hand!

If you’re ever in a pinch and need your house to smell “Scentsy Good” (because all other brands are second best, let’s face it!) you can grab one of their newer Room Sprays. If I’ve got family or friends about to pop over for a visit, I usually have time to smooth out some toddler hand and put away dirty dishes- that’s about it! As a busy mom, convenience is key so these ultra concentrated room sprays are a major win in my book! Plus, you get nearly 3oz for only $8 which lasts us about a month between using our warmers!

And let’s not forget your vehicle πŸ™‚ Scentsy has you covered there too. These Scentsy Circles give off just the right amount of scent to keep your car fresh and smelling great without being overpowering. You can get these Circles in a wide variety, much larger than any other car fragrance company I’ve ever seen!

Last, but not least, I can’t not mention the latest Scentsy sent innovation, Layers by Scentsy. Layers is a personal scent line created with all the Scentsy magic that contains bath tablets, shower gel, shower cream, body lotion, body butter, body spray, washer whiffs,Β  Dryer disks, hand soap, hand cream and my favorite- Solid Perfume. Everything to make you smell just as delicious as your house, but you know, a little different πŸ˜‰ The solid perfume has a non-greasy, light feeling and absorbs into the skill quickly for long lasing fragrance.

Overall, it’s hard to go wrong with Scentsy! & when you’ve got a rep. as great as Thea standing by you, well, it’s a no brainer! Aside from these AMAZING stocking stuffer ideas, there are many other great deals and sales going on. Like Scentsy Buddies. These are ADORABLE stuffed animals with scent packs inside! You can get two for the price of one right now, a deal this mommy is going to have to do since we lost our buddies! There is also a buy one, get one deal on Fragrance Foams that are super compact to fit into stockings or that extra space in the gift bag you need to fill πŸ˜‰

Be sure and check them out online and get your Scentsy Fix today!



One of the best things about the Holidays is all the Seasonal Scents. Vanilla, Berry, Cinnamon, Apple- they all just scream Holiday Cheer to me! With little ones, a giant candle burning for several hours isn’t always the best idea. An open flame is just too tempting to little fingers. That’s why I love Candle Warmers and Wax Melts! The biggest selection I’ve ever seen is at CandleWarmers.com.

The first thing I picked out was my scents. Apples & Spice and Merry Berry Plum! They almost sound good enough to eat! CandleWarmers.com carries over 40 varieties of Jamie Clair Wax Melts. Each is available in 2oz or 4oz size and are a great deal! These large ones retail for only $5.99

Each 4oz “block” is sectioned into 12 pieces and each piece last for a very long time! I’m only on my second piece. I keep my warmer on for just a few hours and the scent lingers all day. When I’m ready to switch to a new scent, I let the wax cool, then I just push on one side and “pop” the piece of wax out.

Now let’s get to the warmer. I wanted to do something festive, BUT I didn’t want to have to pack my warmer away after December 25th, so I went with snowflakes. This warmer illuminates and melts the scented wax at the same time. It uses an internal light bulb to melt the wax.

I also wanted to get a warmer that would go with my decor after the holidays, so I picked out this Vintage Turqoise one. This is one of their new designs and I have to say, it’s my favorite of the bunch! They have 43 different warmers so if this one isn’t your style, I’m sure they have something to fit anyone’s personal style.

Aside from the wax blocks and warmers, CandleWarmers.com also carries standard jar candles and warmer lamps,Β  plate candle warmers, candle crock warmers and more. Everything you need for the wickless candle experience. Be sure and check them out this year for your Seasonal Scent selection!




Almost every year, I get a new wallet for the Holidays. I love it! I’m always switching out my purses and handbags, but for whatever reason, I don’t think twice about carrying around the same beat up wallet all year long. I guess I just can’t justify the high price tag for a quality wallet. A leather wallet can easily put you back $80 and I would much rather get a nice new handbag for that amount! But this year, I decided I would treat myself because at Walletbe, I can save a pretty penny on a great new leather wallet!

I received my Cash-Card-Coin Wristlet in purple just a few days after my order was placed and I fell in love!Β  This Italian leather accordion style wallet retails for only $25.50. It’s genuine leather, but that’s not the only reason this price is a steal!

Inside there are spaces for 10+ cards. I love how easy this is to access all you cards. Each card is at your finger tips and you can just thumb through. I’ve never owned a wallet that didn’t have the flattened card holders & my last leather wallet actually had a VERY snug spot and I would struggle to get my ID out. I remember because I had just turned 21, not very smooth for someone trying to order their first margarita! Never again! I’m hooked on this style and just how easy it is to navigate through.

On the back there is a coin pouch with a snap (button) closure. This is perfect for loose change or a space key. I like how small this coin space is because I don’t like to carry a lot of change BUT it’s just not practical not to have one at all!

My wallet also included an optional wrist strap. I haven’t busted it out yet, but I love having the option. I’ve got this tucked into my purse because I know one day I’ll be wanting it πŸ™‚

Overall, I was blown away by the quality of my WalletBe wallet. I admit, at the price, I wasn’t sure it would be real leather! I feel bad for ever thinking that. The sweet smell of leather hit me right away πŸ™‚ Eventually, I’ll need to replace this wallet too so I might try another one of the 10 colors of this same one or even opt up for a larger one.

WalletBe is not only the place to get colorful women’s wallets. They also carry wallets for men and even other leather accessories like key fobs, passport covers and even Stick-it-mats for your car! Everything at Walletbe would look GREAT in a stocking so be sure to check them out!

Pearlotica Pearl Earrings


There is nothing more timeless than Pearls. I mean, nothing. I’m sure I’m not the only girl who played dress up with Grandma or Mom’s pearls. Of all the staples in my jewelry box, I’m sad to admit, button pearl earrings are missing. It’s a shame!Β  Then someone told me about Pearlotica and real pearls didn’t seem so elusive or expensive anymore.

At www.Pearlotica.com, they carry a large variety of GIA certified pearls and jewelry featuring these pearls.Β  Everything from button earrings, strands of pearls, rings accented in diamonds and so much more. The best part? Their prices are wonderful! I got my package in this beautiful box above. They don’t skimp on any of the details and the professional box was just the first part of that!

Inside, I received my White Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings in 14 White Gold. These have a retail value of $169. At Pearlotica, you can snatch these beauties up for only $35! A fraction of the price, but the quality is great. Both pearls were the perfect match and each is perfectly fixed to it’s 14k White Gold setting.

These earrings are light and so comfortable. I personally don’t own a lot of white gold. I have a few rings that are really important to me (engagement/wedding ring, etc) so it’s a real treat to be able to find a pair of earrings in White Gold at such a small price. These were just big enough to be visible, but stay classy πŸ™‚

Each piece of Pearlotic jewelry also comes with a certificate of authenticity as well as a appraisal. Making them the ideal gift for someone who truly appreciates a nice piece of jewelry! If you’re looking for a piece of jewelry for that lucky lady, you can never go wrong with pearls and you can never save too much money πŸ™‚

Night Owl Paper Goods


I have a love of office supplies and stationary and my favorite kind is the kind I can’t purchase anywhere else. Night Owl Paper Goods are not only unique, but they are beautifully crafted with every little detail in mind. In spite of their name, they also use wood in most of their designs. Their products are sold in over 700 shops around the world in many different countries. They add their spin on everything from cards, party decorations, notebooks, calendars and more & I was lucky enough to sample of few of these works of art.

My order came in this adorable drawstring bag, shipped all the way from Birmingham, Owlabama….yes, that is what it says πŸ™‚ This was just a little sneak peak at the amazing folk art I would encounter after I looked inside!

The first thing I pulled out was their adorable card. It’s made on thin, bendable (but not brittle) wood. I love the look and the feel of these, even though now, Alabama is spelled correctly πŸ˜›

Aside from stationary items, Night Owl Paper Goods also makes Christmas card and these are sure to get everyone talking! Like the business card, they are made of wood, but there are countless designs that you can personalize with photos and words to fit your needs. There’s still time to order for the Holidays so be sure and check these out HERE.

On the back of each card was a 2013 Calendar, so when your friends and family are done celebrating the Winter Holidays, they can still display this interesting wooden card as a calendar. I thought this was a great touch. Here you can see how bendable these cards are!

I also chose this adorable calendar for the new year and you guess it, this one is printed on wood. It comes in a clear acrylic case that opens to create a stand so you can display these on a shelf or desk. The printing and the art on these are just out of this world!

Each card is it’s own pieces of art. I love the unique coloring and wood grain of each piece. I can’t wait until it’s officially 2013 so I can display these. This calendar set would make the best stocking stuffer.

And last (but certainly not least) I got a notebook and a jotter with adorable giraffes on them! The small jotter is the perfect pocket sized note taker with unlined paper inside. The notebook has lines sheets and in perfect for getting all of your ideas or lists down.

Each piece I received from Night Owl Paper Goods was a little piece of well made, functional art. I love that- for myself or as gifts! I’ll definitely be checking out more of their selection as I finish up my Holiday shopping this year!

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List & Giveaway


There are few things better in the toy world that classic, wooden toys and when I think about this style of toys, one amazing company comes to mind. Melissa.& Doug. Our personal Melissa & Doug collection grows every year and my children learn and grow. This year Melissa & Doug put together a list of their top 20 gifts that are PERFECT for gift giving this Holiday Season. Not only that, they are giving on away everyday (from November 6th -26th) on their Facebook Page.

Click on the image above to see the full list of 20 exciting Melissa & Doug toys to shop this Holiday Season AND Stay tuned here for a giveaway of one of these exciting toys! If you’re interested in one of these- leave a comment letting me know which you want!!