Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Lovin'

Hi everyone!

It is a glorious summer's day here in Wisconsin.  We haven't had too many warm days so far, but today, aahhh today, is just heavenly!  We have had tons of rain which has made all of the plants, trees, and grasses very, very happy and every thing is looking quite lush.

I am a huge candle/fragrance addict fan and summer time is no exception.  I normally am drawn to warm, spicy scents like cinnamon, hollyberry, etc.  But in the hotter months, I like to bring out a little tropicana.  Mr. Bluebird gave me a Yankee Candle Bahama Breeze this past Christmas and we finally lit it up the other night outside for some summery ambiance.

The scent is a pineapple, mango, and grapefruit combo.  Fresh, light, and it reminds of a fruity umbrella drink.  Just the right scent for hot, summer nights - either outdoors or in.

My other home fragrance that I am grooving on this summer is Glade Scented Oil Plug In Cotton Candy.  I bought it on a whim, and *omg alert* I am in love! IN LOVE.  I like to use the scented oil burners in our guest room and lower level bar/family room since those are rooms we don't use regularly and it helps keep them smelling fresh.  The Cotton Candy has a vanilla undertone that I just can't enough of, yet it is soft and cool at the same time.  I am heading to the store and stocking up on these! Heavenly!

Now, nothing replaces fresh air, cooling breezes, and all that mumbo jumbo - that is the best.  But, face it, the A/C runs most of the summer, so a fun, summery scent is a fantastic mood lifter.  I also like having a candle outside at night while we are dining, or having a cocktail, etc. - the soft breeze moving the fragrance around the yard.  Therapy for me!

How about you? Do you have a summer go-to scent (or scents!)?

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. I have Meadow Mist and Island Mango right now..but the Bahama Breeze sounds wonderful too! Will have to go check it out. Thanks! Janice

    1. You can never go wrong with a Yankee Candle (in my humble opinon, lol)!

  2. I love your backyard setting! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your post with us

    1. Thanks bunches & bunches, Karin! I am excited to join in your party!

    2. We've been having beautiful weather here nice for July. I seem to stick with Banana Nut Bread, and scents of the kitchen.
      Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  3. Things that make me happy: birds decoration, peaches and candles. You are my kind of woman. Thanks so much for linking on Monday!

  4. Loving this! Pinned. Thanks so much for being a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having YOU!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls