I love candles. It is that easy to say. Give me a scented candle with a cute picture on the front of the jar and I am definitely sold. I am weak in that way but that´s how things are. That´s also why I probably own more candles than a church and have no problem to supply the whole neighborhood should there be a blackout.
My personal favorite brands are Yankee Candle, Village Candle and the cute Fall candles from Bath&Body Works. My most used candle time definitely is Fall and Winter. There are so many cute Summer candles but I am in no mood to light a candle when it´s searing hot outside.
How to properly burn down your candles
The first and most important step is to cut back the wick. It should only be a few millimetres long. That is how you get a small and constant flame to properly burn down the candle. It is also recommended to cut it back after every time you light it up.
Another important thing is the location of the candle. For a evenly burnt candle there should be no breeze that disturbs the flame from burning evenly or you will have wax on the side of the jar that is left. Would be a total waste of money and product.
For the last step (probably not even a real one) your candle should fit seamlessly into your seasonal decor. Fall is my favorite so I went with a bunch of different pumpkins on my mantle.
Are you a candle person? And did you knew how important it was to cut the wick before burning it the first time?
the weekend is near I can practically feel it although I don´t have much of a weekend cause Emilia isn´t taking a break but it is nice to slow down for three days and have my husband around to do things together.
But let´s talk about this fabulous blow-up pool I ordered for our garden. It has been THE investment for this year and I am not quite sure what could top it. It is our most used Summer accessory and the whole family including my mom loves it. We have used it nearly every day since the weather has become incredibly hot.
Having an iced coffee and sitting in the blow-up pool. It is the simple life in times of a pandemic that makes our day.
The blow-up pool has been an amazing amazon buy after seeing it on Kathleen Barnes Instagram. I also got the cover cause it is under our fruit trees which means lots of dirt in the water.
Bathing suits like the one I am wearing above have become a huge favorite of mine and this love has only grown over the last few years since they are getting more trendy and pretty. Also they are my best friends after having a baby. They suck in the places that need it most and still look fashionable and pretty.
I am now off to bed. See you tomorrow probably after we are home from a delicious breakfast. We do as much as we can outdoors to enjoy our Summer without getting on a Summer vacation. Travelling with a baby and Covid is just too much for me so we focused on making an outdoor oasis.
Aren´t we looking constantly for things to make our lives easier? I definitely do and Amazon really is a great source for pieces to get nowhere else. In times of the Coronavirus and staying at home a lot I have spend a great amount of time on there and found some awesome pieces.
Amazon Top 5 Household Gadgets
Here are my top 5 household gadgets I love to use and don´t want to miss.
Attachable Pasta Strainer // This is probably the most used gadget of all. It is so so convenient if you are cooking a ton of pasta cause you can easily attach it to your pot and drain all the water. Then you have hot pasta ready to serve.
Coffee Mug Warmer // Came across another bloggers post through this genious piece. Don´t we all know the perks of taking calls, opening doors or taking care of our babies all while our hot delicious cup of coffee is getting lukewarm?!
Multiple Hanger for Skirts // It is supposed to hang 4 pairs of skirts but you can easily double or triple it as the clips are strong enough so this means you can easily store up to 12 skirts on one hanger. If that isn´t a space saver for your closet I don´t know what is.
Fabric Shaver // The perfect tool to quickly remove fabric pills from your beloved clothes. Works quick and easy and leaves your clothing looking brandnew.
Floor Mop // I had a Swiffer up to date and ended up disliking it cause it didn´t really clean my floors. Just was a quick solution for inbetween cleanings. This item is really great. It comes with two microfibre cloths and an attachment for window cleaning. You can put your cleaning solution and water into the little container on the front and spray before you mop. It is super easy and not messy at all in comparison with a bucket full of water.
My top 5 items. Do you have specific pieces off of Amazon you can´t life without? I woul d love to hear about them.
I totally thought it was Monday all day today but to be honest since the baby is here I have never been more tired than today. Maybe the tirednes adds up a little more every day and on some days I don´t get to nap so that makes it even worse.
Since the restaurants and all the other places for amusement are still closed due to the stupid Coronavirus and not going to open in the foreseable future I put together some ideas for your spouse and you if you still don´t want to dispense you weekly date night. Sure you are spending all day everyday together but is it really quality time you need or are you just co-existing at home.
Date Night Ideas for #socialdistancing Times
#1 // Cook together – not only is it super fun, it also tastes way better if you have a meal made from scratch together
#2 // Get a glass of wine and spend the evening on the patio together (no phones etc., if you are lucky and have a patio or balcony
#3 // Get some take-out and eat it at a festive set table (immediately creates a special atmosphere even if it just Chinese take-out from around the corner)
#4 // Watch a movie together in Cinema Atmosphere (with Disney+, Netflix and everything else you can pick a nice movie you both would enjoy to watch, make some popcorn or other Cinema related snacks)
#5 // Play boardgames together (this isn´t probably for anyone as not everyone likes to play in general but if you are a fan I think this would be a nice change)
#6 // If you have a garden gather all things for a picnic and have dinner under the stars
Make sure to dress up and create special memories for your at home quarantine dates as this is hopefully a once in a lifetime thing we will never forget.
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