I never made candles before. Only played around with homemade wax burner style stuff. Ready to jump into candles. I like that we control the ingredients.
Gonna be fun!
Looked at another house today. I'll drop the grainy phone video below. We're not buying this one. It's nice to stop and look. Keeps that energy going. We've had lots of starts and stops with house hunting. This time it's all engines go.
And that my Boogerbutts is all that's fit to print.
Chat again soon.
Huggs & Bugs, Me.
I'm glad things are going so well for you! Cheers!ReplyDelete
It's been a good week! Cheers!Delete
The house seems like in the middle nowhere...Can't wait to see your candle project :-)ReplyDelete
Yes, that's what we love, in the middle of nowhere!!!!!Delete
I wouldn't mind learning how to make candles. I've also had an interest in learning to make soap. Problem is I already have too many things I've wanted to learn to do and then lost interest.ReplyDelete
House hunting would be fun. Love all that land around that one. The barn looks likes one I've seen around here.
I've done laundry soap and that was fun. What kind of soap do you want to make?Delete
I love looking at houses, and for 4 years in 1990 was in RE.. My brokers son and I used to tour every open house, every thing our office listed, because we both liked know what was out there, a lot different now, photos on line . i like the look of the land and 3 acres is great, but looks like a lot of work.. no near neighbors is what I dream of, but we are too old for that now. good luck with finding the perfect homeReplyDelete
Very cool that you were an agent! Did you enjoy it? We love this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
You have time, so just keep looking until you find one you fall in love with.ReplyDelete
Hey Alex! We love this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
House hunting can be exciting. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Marie! Cannot wait to move!Delete
I sometimes muse on buying a house, but they don't seem to build houses for a single person.ReplyDelete
The house sizes here range from small to way to big. Hope if you do move, you find a good one for what you want.Delete
I used to practically live at the B&N cafe!! haha And before that, Borders! Haven't been to the cafe in years, but did just go into the store day before yesterday and bought a book.ReplyDelete
Many years ago I did try candle making, but didn't stick with it. Have a lot of glassware so I like tea lights, but buy others at times. I was gifted a few at Christmas, the glow of them make me smile. :)
Looking forward to seeing your candle creations.
Happy house hunting. And, thank you very much for visiting my page the other day!!
Yes, BORDERS!!!!! What a great store that was. LOOOOOOVED It. Very cool that you got a new book. Us too! Barnes has this thing where they'll match their Barnes online price, in-store. How cool that you made your own. What made you stop?Delete
I can't help but wonder if the babbling brook is a sewage dump??? You will know the right house when you see it. You can then light it p with your homemade candles.ReplyDelete
Dunno. No smell of poop anywhere. We love this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
When I was a kid in a youth group back in the days of the dinosaurs, we made candles from hot paraffin wax poured into molds. Fun but dangerous because of the hot wax. Back in the 90s, I made candles from rolling beeswax sheets, which was all the rage then in crafts. Much less dangerous because you only had to warm the wax sheets up a bit with a hair dryer until they were soft enough to roll easily. They made pretty nice candles too! Have fun with your candle-making and I hope you'll show us some of your results!ReplyDelete
I like the idea of rolling beeswax sheets. I will for sure share it with you guys.Delete
Candle making sounds fun. Good luck house hunting.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Can't wait too move. Gonna be fun!Delete
I have not made candles. I look forward to what you do with this. We have lived in this house for nearly 30 years. The idea of moving gives me hives! You'll know it when you see it.ReplyDelete
Hey Sandra! We love this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
So freakin' FUN!Delete
I made candles years ago with a school class and it was fun! hugs, ValerieReplyDelete
I love that you made them. So fun. Huggs, back.Delete
AND KEEP HAVING FUN WITH HOUSE HUNTIng!ReplyDelete
Thank you! We love this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
I made candles with those candle making kits.ReplyDelete
Very cool. Was it fun?Delete
I have never made a candle before, but it seems like it would be nice.ReplyDelete
Now on that house - seemed like it needed some repairs - if you can do them. Big property. I love looking at homes too - but this one was not for me.
Hey Chatty! I think so too, that candle will be fun. I am a DIYer so house fixing to an extent, is a lot of fun. And we love this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
I've never made candles but I'm sure it's fun :)ReplyDelete
Good luck with finding your new home ... exciting times.
All the best Jan
Thanks, Jan. We've had lots of starts and stops with the house hunting. Petal to the metal now. Happy New Week.Delete
You'll know the right house when you see it!ReplyDelete
I do like this one though and that there are no neighbors. We live on 21 acres in the woods.
Don't have a Barnes and Noble around here.
We LOVE this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Very cool on the 21 acres! LOVE IT! Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
I do like Barnes and Noble but haven't been to their cafe.ReplyDelete
Last year I made candles for gifts for my co-workers. They turned out good and were really quite easy to make.
House shopping is fun, but hard too! The right one is out there for you!
Hey Mari! Very cool that you made your own. Yes, for sure it looks easy. So easy that I'll wonder why I never started this before. As for the house, we LOVE this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
Prior to Covid, Barnes & Nobles was one of our favorite Saturday night hangouts for reading magazines, looking at books, and drinking hot chocolate.ReplyDelete
Hey Judee. Hope your area gets more back to normal and you get to go out again to Barnes.Delete
That babbling brook looks like a drain outlet to me.ReplyDelete
I'd like to make smaller candles from some large ones I have that have burned low through the middle, but I can't find any place that sells wicks.
Hey River. Have you checked out a website named, candlescience? They have wicks there. Also found some on Amazon. I can't say if any of them are good yet.Delete
Cool house! We only went "condo-shopping" and oh, it was FUN.ReplyDelete
Candles... I just bought chocolate tea-lights. Have fun making your own!
Chocolate tea-lights sound so fun!!!!!Delete
I have a vivid memory of being in a house where a man was into candle-making, and every surface of the house was covered with candles because he loved to do it but didn’t have any plans for where they would go. That may have been during a house-hunting time, though we bought our house long ago and never looked again. Good luck with your search. I hope when you see the right house it will also be AFFORDABLE!ReplyDelete
best…. mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Hey Mae! Your name next to your avatar links right to your page. People can click that without having to paste and click. Wow, wow, on how many he made. Sounds like a lot of good stuff came from his home. As for affordable. That's the ONLY way we roll. We have zero debt and no interest in anything that's not affordable. We love this not-in-our-budget, house. We are not picky, we have very little on our not list. Just a matter of finding one in budget. Happy New Week! Cheers!Delete
I need to stop by more often and read, I missed you were house hunting. But didn't you just do a lot of work in your home for a office and craft space? When I was young and newly married we were always looking for the right place to rent so we rented four homes before buying. That was my first owned home, then when I divorced I bought a place for the kids and me, there 28 yrs. Told the kids the next move was when they moved my dead body out of the house....HOWEVER, I moved three yrs ago. I bought my brothers out of their portion of my moms house and I moved back to my childhood home. That....I HOPE, will be my last time.ReplyDelete
That's neat that you rented. I've heard people doing that and think it's a great idea for those unsure. For us we just wanna buy. We already own our trailer, just not the land, which is why we're moving. That's wonderful that you were able to buy your brothers, out. Very, very cool.Delete
House hunting is such a big project. And that barn made me sad as it looks like it needs some work. I would love a barn, but not where I live now. and let us know what happens with your candle making. I used to make them when I was a teenager, and it was so much fun. Happy weekend. hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
Hey Erika! I think yes, back in the day house hunting was a task. These days with online tours, pictures and prices, it's just so easy. That house is out of budget. The barn would be torn down if the house was in budget. I'd use the wood that was good for various projects.Delete
I've never been in Barnes and Noble. Looks like the closest one to me is two hours away. Candle-making sounds like a fun project! I think I'd like to make some beeswax candles at some point. Hope you find a house soon! Have a great weekend ahead!ReplyDelete
Yikes, two hours. Beeswax does sound fun. Debra mentioned the beeswax sheets and that sounds fun too.Delete
I have not heard of this magazine, it looks good!I hope you will be posting your candle making. Yes, I love Barnes & Noble, and their cafe!ReplyDelete
Hey Ginny. Barnes really is fun. Oh yeah! When I get started I'll share how candle making goes here on the blog for sure. Happy New Weeke.Delete
Always great magazines there ~ B&N is fun ~ have fun candle making ~ XoReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Thanks, Carol!!!! Happy New Week!!!!!!!Delete
I enjoyed the video of the house - mostly I enjoyed hearing you talk so energetically about it. My only candle-making experience was as a child - some kind of thick candle made in a can or something like that. I hope you'll share your experience with us if you give it a go, Ivy!ReplyDelete
Hey Becki! I love the idea of using a tin or can for candles. Great idea and I have those about along with glass. For sure will share the experience here. Happy New Week.Delete
OMG! I did not know your were house hunting! How exciting! As far as the candles go- I've never attempted to make them but it does sound like an interesting project. I love looking around Barnes and Noble for magazines- they have the best selection.ReplyDelete
Hey Miss Judee!!!! Same. Really love their magazines. Though I notice they have less plant-based ones these days and more keto. I remember when plant-based ruled the stands and before that, Paleo. Now I never see the Paleo magazines. Just lots of keto.Delete