bath and body works fall candles


Fall is my favorite time of the year to burn candles! The thought of snuggling up on the couch under a blanket, reading a good book and burning my new marshmallow fireside candle just makes me so happy!!!! Candles really do make a house a home:)

Here are my current favorite fall candles from bath and body works:

Marshmallow fireside– This one is my favorite scent from the collection and if you want a fall candle, then this would be the one to get. It is not too sweet at all and really does smell like you are toasting marshmallows fireside! It has a soft scent to it with a hint of vanilla and a bit of smokiness. You really need to try this one to understand what it smells like. It is perfect for fall evenings. My husband also happens to really like this one.

Lakeside Sunrise– This smells very fresh and has notes of citrus and sweet apple. Those are not the scents I get from it though- to me it just smells like being on a lake! It’s crisp yet subtle. I love this one also because it’s so different from all the other fall scents.

Pumpkin pecan waffles- This is a sweet scent so if you don’t like sweet smells, this is not for you. This would be perfect to burn in the kitchen. It smells like deliciously baked waffles. It doesn’t smell much like pumpkin, but more like pecan waffles. I don’t usually like sweet smelling scents, but love this one!!

Leaves– This one is probably my husband’s favorite. We have this one burning in the bedroom and whenever I walk in there, it reminds me of a walk in the park on a crisp fall day. It smells fruity and spicy- so so good!

Autumn– I love this one just as much as I love leaves but maybe a little more. This one is really hard to describe, but the bottom of the candle states “Fall into the season with notes of bright red apple, cedarwood & fresh balsam”. Hopefully that helps! I like to burn this one in the living room. It reminds me of of fall…it is the perfect definition of fall- in a candle:)

Flannel- I am not sure why this is called flannel but I do love the scent. It is masculine but not in an overwhelming way. I like to burn this one in one of our bathrooms. It has a nice musky scent to it. If you like mahogany teakwood, which I do, then you will love this one.

I hope this post helps you get exited for the fall season and if you also love candles, please let me know what your favorite bath and body works scents are!!

paper crafts

decorating my planner

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Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved writing things down. Even when hadn’t learned how to read yet, I would put letters together and pretend like I was very busy making lists, “filling out” forms or writing letters. When I learned how to write my name, I would write it on paper over and over again. When going back to school shopping, I had to make sure I had my “Lisa Frank” stationary sets with matching trapper keeper, pencils, notepads, etc. To this day, I love making lists and planning. Sometimes I will add something to a list just to cross it off! It makes me feel like I have accomplished something. I also love to plan and have had some sort of planner ever since middle school. I never thought that planning could actually be so fun for so many people and that planners could look so pretty!

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I discovered the happy planner in July and it’s no surprise that I’ve become a planner addict since. I love not only planning my week, but also decorating it with stickers and filling it out every morning while I have my coffee so I know what my day will look like. I have found some sticker shops on Etsy which is my favorite place to buy planner stickers from. These shops include vintage gypsy road, caress press and sweet kawaii design. I also buy stickers from Michaels and Hobby Lobby.

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This is a planner spread I did using vintage gypsy road’s “falling for floral” kit and the October kit. I also used some orange and gold patterned washi tape which I found at paper source. The leaf stickers are from Michaels as well as the birthday present sticker. I really like the way this turned out, even though my planner spreads usually have a lot more white space. I like how colorful and “fall- like” this one is. I wanted it to be festive since it includes the official first day of Fall, my favorite season!

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How about you guys? Are you into “glam planning”? If you’re thinking about it, I highly recommend the happy planner. I like it better than my Erin Condren planner which I use at work.

So right now this is my greatest guilty pleasure. I cannot stop buying stickers from Etsy. Seriously. How about you? What are your guilt pleasures?

Here’s more planner love.


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august favorites

This is an exciting but at the same time sad post for me because summer is coming to an end!! If anyone else works in a school like I do, you can feel my pain and understand how amazing it is to have the summer off. I have had such an incredible summer and have been able to do all the things I wanted to do. I got to travel, spend time with family & friends, be a foodie, interior decorator, organizer, declutterer, NYC tourist, fur mama and feel so blessed:) I got to sleep in, to stay home all day doing project life while watching Gossip Girl episodes, or being out and enjoying the city. My love affair with summers will never end.

Here are the things I’ve been loving for the month of August!

Beauty products

MD Solar Sciences SPF 50:

s1574219-main-hero-300This mineral sunscreen is for the face and the reason why I am on my second tube is because not only does ir provide an SPF of 50, but it leaves my face matte for the entire day no matter which makeup I use. I think that’s pretty incredible! I plan to continue using this into the cooler months and if I find that I need more hydration I will follow it with a light moisturizer before applying my makeup.

Fresh Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm:


The first time I got this lip balm on my lips, I knew I was in love. It has become my all time favorite lip balm and I think I will need it on my night stand forever and ever. Enough said? Seriously though, I love the texture of this. It stays on the lips all night long, has a nice minty cooling feel which lasts for a few seconds, is not tacky and it leaves my lips super soft.

 Lip products:


The two lip products I have reaching for the most are the Clinique chubby stick in whole lotta honey and my YSL lipstick in pink in confidence. The clinique lip crayon is quick, easy and natural looking. The YSL is very moisturizing and is such a pretty pink for the summer.




Weight Watchers English Toffee Crunch Ice Cream Bars: I love these bars so much that I’ve pretty much been having one every night after dinner. It’s the perfect amount of ice-cream. I don’t need a huge portion anyway, but if I am given one I will probably eat it. These taste so good and the best part is that they don’t have any artificial sweeteners. They are made with skim milk, which I’m able to detect. My husband can though, so I guess it depends on how sensitive you are to the taste of skim milk!

Books: I am currently reading these two books and have been enjoying them so much. I am huge fan of Osho and don’t think I haven’t enjoyed anything I’ve read by him. This autobiography is no different and is the most fascinating of any autobiography or biography I’ve read.

Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic by Osho 

Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand

I love reading Hilderbrand in the summer and am excited to be halfway through this one so I can take a piece of summer with me into the Fall!

What are your favs for August?? I hope you all had a relaxing summer full of beauty and light!