October 25, 2013

DIY fall garland

Today's post is a DIY on how to make the gorgeous fall garland you see above! It's made with leaves I found outside and gorgeous glitter. Keep reading to see how I made this garland!

October 20, 2013

weekly favorites october 13-19

I've been online a lot this past week, as the colder weather has kept me indoors. Keep reading to see my favorites from this past week:


all of these flowers are real (how cool is that?)


imagine the amount of butter on those babies

Lake Louise, Canada | by deidre lynn
hi um where is this oh and also can I please live here?

I need to DIY this... pronto

thanks for reading about my weekly online favorites! let me know what your faves from this past week were in a comment below!

                                                                                                     xoxo, Giada

October 15, 2013

fall candle review: slatkin & co. tropical spice

I originally purchased this candle during Bath & Body Works' semi-annual sale in early July. I don't remember exactly how much it was, but it must have been inexpensive considering how cheap I am. This candle is supposed to be for the spring/summertime, but me, being the absolute rebel that I am, chose to burn it in the fall.

what it is:
The Tropical Spice scent is described as "An exotic blend of cinnamon bark, spiced rum and Tahitian vanilla"
This three-wick candle is 14.5 oz and burns for 25-45 hours. These candles retail for $20 at bath and body works, but I think they are no longer available, or are only sold in the spring/summer. 

what I think:
I really do like this candle. It smells like cinnamon and vanilla, so it's very warm scent overall. When I burn this candle, my entire room smells yummy. Three wick candles are pretty annoying to light, considering I light my candles with matches. I always light two wicks by the time I get burned, so I end up using two matches every time I burn it. Overall, I do like this candle, and I recommend it to all of you!

You can get yours here, or get the scent in wallflower form here.

I hope this review was some help to you if you're looking for a nice fall candle that isn't too much of a heavy scent. If it was, be sure to let me know in a comment. :)

                                                                                                           xoxo, Giada