It is a cool, fall Saturday in my neck of the woods - 56 degrees! Brrrr! (yesterday the thermometer never reached 50.) The average high for this time of the year is in the low seventies, so it is feeling a little brisk today. Much more October-like than mid-September!
I'm a-ok with that - I'm a huge fan of weather like this. Bring out the sweaters, the pumpkins, the fall scents! Bring. It. On.
Today I am going to share some thoughts on a few of my favorite scents of the season - at a bargain price. I know I have said before that I absolutely adore Yankee Candles - oh I DO!!! But, they can get a bit pricey at times and one thing I adore more than Yankee Candles is infusing my house with the wonderful scents of the season.
In the past , I have shied away from WalMart candles. They were cheap, had a waxy smell, and were very, very sooty. No thanks. I will stick with my higher priced Yankees, thank you very much.
But wait!! In the last year or so, those cheapy WalMart wax products have gone through a huge transformation and have gone from a sow's ear to a silk purse! Pinky swear.
Have you tried them lately? Their Better Homes & Gardens candles,under $4.00 for a medium jar, are amazing! I don't know if the Wal-Mart Mainstays candles have changed, but today I am only commenting on the wonderful BH& G. (Let me know if you've tried the Mainstays lately and what you think!)
I whipped up a little kitchen vignette of some of the fall scents I am crushing on this fall season. (My dog to the right - well, he HATES my camera with a passion and was in the throes of a barking fit the entire time I shot these pics! Grrrr!)
Some of my fall favorites I am using right now. Yum!
Even more cool weather deliciousness!
The Better Homes & Gardens candles do not disappoint either. Long lasting, clean burning, and a true scent (not at all waxy), they are a great value.
The Fresh Apple Butter is one of my favorites. The one shown burning is Simmering Apple Cider - awesome!
The cute carved kitty was a long ago purchase from a Country Folk Art Show that used to travel the country. They even had a magazine at one time. I know I am dating myself, but they had some really great shows "back in the day."
How about you? Do you turn to scents to warm up and spice up your home this time of year? I do still adore my Yankee, and I still give up plenty of $$$ for their wonderful candles, but it sure is nice to find something at a bargain price that I use all of the time.
Have a great weekend!!!
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