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A Absolute Bath & Body Works fan who writes a blog for both men and women covering various topics including photography, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts .

Bath & Body Works | New Items Seen - for the Mother's Day Floor Set

Bath & Body Works | New Items Seen - for the Mother's Day Floor Set

A few new things started showing up in Bath and Body Works stores ready for the Mother's Day floor set. Here is what is being seen so far:  Three Wick Candles - You're the Best DAD! (Mahogany Teakwood) - Rich Mahogany, Black Teakwood, Dark Oak, Frosted Lavender Mermaid Lagoon - shimmering ocean water, tiare flowers, sea mint Lavender Sea - sof...
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Rae Dunn | New Products Being Found Daily | Colander, Juice, and Noodles

Just when you think you are Done...you are Not.  Every day is a new Dunn adventure and with that statement, I don't only mean in the "finding" of the items out in the stores but in the release of new as well. Thank heavens for social media.  Here are a few new items found...


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Rae Dunn ICON Products List

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Rae Dunn Long-Letter Products List | Small Bowls

Cereal Bowls: AMOUR AMOUR (PINK) AWAKEN AWAKEN (BLUE) BE WELL BE WELL (BLUE) BLESSED BLESSED (PINK) BLISS BON APPETITE BORED CEREAL CHOW DOWN DELISH DREAMER EARLY BIRD EAT (YELLOW) EGGCELLENT (YELLOW) ENJOY FOODIE FRESH FRIYAY FRIYAY (YELLOW) GIDDY UP GOBBLE GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING (RED) HANGRY HAPPY HAPPY ( YELLOW) HAPPY SPRING ( BLUE) HAPPY SPR...
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Rae Dunn Long-Letter Products List | Mugs

Rae Dunn Mug List: #HASHTAG #HUSTLE #UGH ADULTING ALOHA - GREEN INSIDE AMOUR ARF ARF ARF ARF - TEAL INSIDE AUNT AUNTIE AWAKEN BAE BAH HUMBUG BALANCE BARK BARK - PINK/PURPLE BARK - RED FONT, INSIDE BEACH BEACH - TEAL INSIDE BEAST BEAUTY BE BOLD BE CURIOUS BE HONEST BE HUMBLE BE KIND BELIEVE BELIEVE - RED FONT, INSIDE BE/MINE - RED INSIDE BE PRESENT ...
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Bath & Body Works | Mother's Day Spring Tote | Coming May 11, 2018

Coming to Bath & Body Works Stores and Online May 11th, the new Mother's Day VIP Tote Bag.  The mailer coupons show us a sneak peek of the two color choices and what is included inside. Check it out...

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Bath & Body Works | New Items Coming for April 2018!

Bath & Body Works | New Items Coming for April 2018!

Here is a look at some of the new we will be seeing come to Bath and Body Works stores this April. Wallflower Bulbs: Bow-ties and Bourbon First Bloom Golden Jasmine Linen and Lavender Pink Prosecco Sun Washed Petals - Casablanca Lily - Pistachio Ice Cream - Woodland Wallflower Unit: Succulents in a Terra Cotta Pot - White Peonies - Mixed Drink - St...
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Bath & Body Works | Pink Magnolia Signature Body Care | Steam-Distilled Natural

New Body Care Found!!!
Bath & Body Works Pink Magnolia Steam-Distilled Natural Signature Body Care Products.  Beautiful packaging ready for Mother's Day!
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Bath & Body Works | Camp Trailside Candle Collection

Coming this April, Bath and Body Works Camp Trail Side Candle Collection. Holiday 2017 brought us the Camp Winter Candle Collection.  I am curious to see what other scents will be in this Camp Trail Side Collection. We may see this out on the April 16th new floor set.

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Beauty | Target Beauty Box April 2018

I saw these Beauty Boxes on the Target site today when I went looking for the April Beauty Box. What a nice selection of products to try in each.

Click here to see each box and its contents.

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HomeWorx Candles by Harry Slatkin | Review | Creamy Dreamy Vanilla Candle

My first burn of this last night for over five hours left me wondering just what was this fragrance.  I knew I knew it, but the hour was late and I was tired so I extinguished it for the night with the promise of a second burn today.  And as soon as I lit it this morning...I knew. 

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HomeWorx Candles by Harry Slatkin | Review | Fantastic Fudge Candle

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Today I wanted to share a new candle I am burning.

A friend had sent me a few of the new HomeWorx by Harry Slatkin Candles to try and I am excited to share some of my thoughts on the scents and burn of these three wick candles.  Please check back often to all of my review posts for updates on all of the burns I talk about as I will be burning them to the bottom of the jar and letting you know what I found out about each. 

I started with the Fantastic Fudge Candle first, of course I mean it is chocolate, and here is what I found...

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Bath & Body Works | New Candle Collection Coming out on April 16th, 2018 | Mother's Day Inspired?

More New Candles found on social media...
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Garden of Eatin' | Aunt Honey's Homemade Easter Pie

One of my most favorite foods to enjoy at this time of year is Easter Pie.  A mixture of meats and cheeses baked into a delicious homemade crust, this pie brings back memories of family togetherness during Holy Week cutting everything up and putting it together.  While our family is now scattered, I am blessed that my seventy-eight, almost seventy-nine-year-old aunt still continues this family tradition and shares it with me.  Here is her recipe...

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Bath & Body Works | New Summer Test Candles | March 26, 2018

The long-awaited release of some summer themed, tropical scents Test Candles has finally happened.  After speaking to a test store that I know usually carries new test candles I found a few photos on Instagram by user @_scentsgalore confirming this and I had to share this newness right away. My thanks to her.

I was told that we will see these candles "test" in stores beginning Monday, March 26th only in stores that usually offer test scents.  I know White Barn stores that have test candles will have these but you can ask at the stores in your area to see if they will have them too. 

Also please note, the current candle sale will end tomorrow night, Sunday and candles will not be on sale for Monday's release. 

Here is what I know so far...

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Michaels Craft Store | Lowest Prices of the Season Sale | Washi Tape, Fairy Garden Miniatures and Scrapbook Paper ( and more )

If you love Michael's Craft Stores, now is the time to check out their latest sale flyer because the prices are dropping and you don't want to miss these sales.

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Saturday Supper | Country Style Baked Pork Chops

I found a recipe on Pinterest that I was curious about and today I gave it a try. It was so delicious, you can try it too!

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Thursday Things to Eat | Garlic Parmesan And Buffalo Chicken Wings

​One of my favorite quick to make meals, Chicken Wings! Sweet Baby Ray's Buffalo Sauce and Parmesan Cheese and Garlic Coated....

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Expedition: Pottery | Today's Rae Dunn Finds - Pink Dot on Clearance

Today's Rae Dunn Find - The Beautiful Pink Dot Collection...on CLEARANCE.....

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Life Talk | Winter Storm ( nor' easter ) Skylar - March 13, 2018

Life Talk | Winter Storm ( nor' easter ) Skylar - March 13, 2018

Dear Old Man Winter. Thank you so much for the blessings of white we have had so far this season. There is nothing like a sparkling coating of fresh snow to bring about the inspiration of a winter wonderland.  Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without you. But this is what I was thinking... There are so many other places in the world that w...
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19 May 2018
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