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Today marks the first day of the summertime season (even though it’s still technically spring) as I hung a couple of loads of laundry on the line.  There’s an old-timey, soothing feeling to the practice of pinning garments and linens on a clothesline outside.

I’m dismayed that some neighborhoods ban hanging clothes on the line.  It’s true, those neighborhoods actually exist!  You’d think drying clothes by the natural means of sunlight and wind would be embraced as opposed to using the energy needed to dry things in a dryer, but no.  Apparently it’s ghastly for neighbors to see t-shirts, jeans, and sheets flowing in the breeze.

Linens kissed with sunshine.

There’s nothing like the fresh fragrance of clothes that have been hung outside to dry.  And sheets?  I like nothing better than crawling into a bed with sheets fresh off the line.  In fact, there are candle fragrances out there that mimic the aroma of laundry fresh off the line.  I’ve used one of those fragrances in my candles and they sell like mad.  People love it, and could have it in their own closets and dressers if they’d only hang their laundry to dry outside.

If you’re sad because you can’t or don’t have time to hang clothes on the line, these candles will give you the same fresh scent. Burn them around your house, or use as a “sachet” in your closet. Don’t burn them in your closet though. That would be a fire hazard extraordinaire. If you’d care for a set of these votives, click on the picture and you’ll be directed to the listing in my Etsy shop.

I highly encourage people to hang clean laundry on a clothesline outside if at all possible.  It saves energy and makes everything feel and smell fresh.  I, for one, am very glad to be able to air my laundry in nature for the next few months.  And I’ve never yet had a neighbor complain about this summertime practice of mine.

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It’s a dreary day at the Auntie B’s Wax World Headquarters.  The dark, grey sky keeps spitting ice pellets, making the sidewalks and streets look like they’re coated with kosher salt.  I love days like this.  But I’d probably opt for plain rain rather than ice this time of year.

It’s a perfect day to play on the computer.  I’m in a big green chair facing the window out to the back yard, the laptop warming my legs.  I’ve been catching up some blog reading and writing the usual e-mails back and forth to Charlotte.  Seriously, I don’t know any two sisters who can talk/write to each other more than Charlotte and I.

Coconut Lime Verbena Paraffin Pillar Candle

One thing that’s sort of new at the World Headquarters is that I’ve reopened my Etsy shop.  The shop was on vacation for quite a while, but I’ve been slowly adding things to the listings and everything shown is up for sale.

There are candles, drink charms and magnets.  The most exciting thing of all is that in the days to come I’ll be adding some never-before-seen products; I just have to get over the photography hump on that.  I’ve been experimenting with the camera and my new items, but the lack of sunshine and natural light coming into the windows these days is making it difficult.

Mr. Margate’s Mermaid – Pulp Fiction Magnet

It matters not.  There are plenty of existing items I can keep adding to the shop.  Right now there aren’t many, but I’ll be adding a few listings every day, whether they be new or existing products.

Wish me luck with the photo shoots!  I’m not a professional.

Ferris and Friends – Drink Charms Set of 6

You can keep up with new listings on Facebook or Twitter.  I invite you to visit the shop too!  I’m excited about getting back into the swing of things.

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One night I was with some friends and we got to talking about the apocalypse. One friend talked about the Bible version, you know, with the four horsemen and all that. The rest of us were focused on the zombie apocalypse because we’re not as smart or holy as that other girl, but are very hip to pop culture. It’s all the rage, you know, the zombie apocalypse ~ the undead stalking humanity, eating brains and stuff ~ our friend was getting a little frustrated with our flippant view of the apocalypse. What frustrated me was that I couldn’t pronounce the word apocalypse. It kept coming out alpacalypse.

My muse took a liking to my mispronunciation. The zombie alpacalypse. Zombie alpacas. I love alpacas, and the thought of a zombie alpaca horrifies me. It’s sort of like those killer bunnies in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Gentle animals gone stark raving mad! Musie told me to run with it.

I don’t know if anyone else is as cracked-up with this weirdness as I am ~ after all it was inspired during an evening of much laughter and a little too much wine. But as you know, art (ha!) is at the mercy of the muse no matter when, where, or in what state of mind it strikes. And so my “art” was born.

Not only is this magnet displayed loudly and proudly on my refrigerator, I decided to put more like it up for sale in my Etsy shop on the off chance others have a fear or fascination with zombie alpacas. It’s all about sharing, you guys.

Happy weekend to you all.

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OK you guys, I’m ‘fessing up here.  I haven’t paid much attention to blogging, bloggers, blogs, or anything else that starts with the prefix “blog.”  I feel ashamed and guiltyHusby, Ruthie, Ray and I have been on two…two…dive night dates and I didn’t even write about them yet.  They were really good ones too!  Don’t worry, I’ll post them eventually.  I’ve been doing craft work too, but haven’t been blogging about it because, well, I think it’s boring to write about.  There’s plenty I could report, and yet I don’t.

The thing is, I’ve been doing stuff and quite frankly I’ve had very little time to write.  Yes, doing stuff.  Like, I have a life going on lately.  I don’t know what to blog about when I have nothing going on, and when I have a bunch of stuff going on I’m too busy to blog.  It’s a conundrum.

Candles at Auntie B’s Wax

Here’s the deal.  I’ve got a ton of stuff going on in the next couple of months and something’s got to give.  After a lot of thought I decided to put my Etsy shop on vacation for a while.  But guess what?  It’s not going on vacation until this coming Monday, May 12.  And guess what else?  Before May 12 everything is on sale!

Pulp Fiction magnets at Auntie B’s Wax

Because we’ve had a really long, hard winter, and because the buds are starting to pop on the trees, and because I feel all warm and fuzzy I’m going to offer a coupon for 30% off anything in my shop.  I know!  It’s a fabulous deal on some fabulous products.  They make great for gifts for others and are great for yourself too.  The best part about it is everything in my shop is under $20 retail, so getting 30% off is like my practically giving it to you.

Bottle Cap Drink Charms at Auntie B’s Wax

If you’d like to visit the shop and get a bunch of stuff at 30% off, click HERE and enter the coupon code spring2014. 

Help yourself to some fun stuff and great savings.  I’ll be back in the shop after things settle down a little.  Until then, I’ll be here, hopefully writing more about the life and times of Auntie B.

Support handmade at Etsy.  Especially my shop!

AUNTIE B’S WAX

COUPON CODE: spring2014

Expires May 12, 2014

 

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Wishing a very haunted Halloween to you all…

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My Grandma Harriet used to say this about summer, “first is 4th of July, then comes the Minnesota State Fair, then it’s Christmas.” She was so right. Time is flying so fast I never even got a chance to post anything about my 4th of July holiday, and the Minnesota State Fair starts one week from today. Before I can say ho ho ho Christmas will be upon us. But here’s the thing: I have already begun the Christmas candle production for the three upcoming shows I have before Christmas.

Oh…yeah.

You see, when I’m pouring candles in Craftland the aromas waft through the house. And yes, you can find some of these great autumn and winter aromas in some of the candles in my Etsy shop right now. Click on the picture to fly to my shop for details.

How could you be cold in the winter with this bright red, Spiced Cranberry candle burning?

How about a nice berry scent to sweeten up those chilly nights?

I know, it’s still eighty degrees outside, even in Minnesota. But like Grandma Harriet said, Christmas comes right after the Minnesota State Fair as the time flies.

In the melting pot lately there has been a batch of delicious Hot Apple Cider candles, some spicy Clove, Amish Harvest with its cinnamon and dried fruit tones, and some creamy Cappuccino Hazelnut for a good measure. Warm scents for the cold weather that’s coming.

I’m looking forward to those cold nights, but not until after the fair. What could be better than cold nights warmed by a flickering flame and the light aroma of…whatever suits you best?

Keep watching the shop for the candle scents you might love. Auntie B’s Wax is a great place to do some holiday shopping for other people too!

Invigorating Peppermint!

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Sandalwood is known for its calming properties, is deeply grounding, and useful for chakra work.  The fragrance instills inner peace and is helpful in cases of stress, depression, and low self-esteem.  It’s also been considered an aphrodesiac.

That’s all very mystical and spiritual (and also a little sexy, I guess) but the thing I like best about sandalwood is that it smells really good.  Of the “earthy” scents it’s my favorite, and it seems to be a favorite of my customers too.  Lucky for you I have two in my Etsy shop.

Asian Sandalwood candle made from all-natural palm wax in a beautiful blue. Click the pic to transport to the listing in my Etsy shop.

Another Asian Sandalwood candle made of all-natural palm wax ~ this time in an earthy green. Again, click the pic to fly directly to the listing in my Etsy shop.

Check out more all-natural palm wax candles in a variety of colors and fragrances in my shop.  If you’re interested in more of something or something completely different, let me know and I’ll do my best to create a custom candle, or set of candles, for you.

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