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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 .

Target | Bullseye's Playground - August 27, 2018

Anyone who shops Target knows you need to visit Bullseye's Playground often if you want to grab the new stuff before it's gone.  Here are a few sneak peeks at what was out when I visited today.

I grabbed:

  • the cream-colored sweater cup
  • a few of the light up white houses ( LOVE these)
  • Halloween Pencils
  • Bat, Cauldron, and witches hat $1.00 mini
  • Three of the Ceramic Pick Up Trucks
  • Mini Orange Pumpkins in a bag
  • Witches Hat Washi Tape
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Bath & Body Works | Holiday 2018 Signature Body Care Fragrances List

What's that you say? Christmas 2018 Signature Body Care information already? You betcha. 

Of course, there may be a few more scents added...but here is a preliminary list of what we will see.

And wait until you see how beautiful the packaging is. Soon my friends, really soon.

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Bath & Body Works | Hand Soap Collections - August 2018

Bath & Body Works | Hand Soap Collections - August 2018

An archive list of the current Bath and Body Works Hand Soap Collections to date. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Bath and Body Works Hand Soap Collections Gather Gentle Foaming Black Cherry Merlot Flannel Frosted Cranberry Kitchen Lemon Pumpkin Cupcake Vanilla Sage Fall Bucket List Nourishing Afternoon Apple Picking Autumn Sunshine Crisp Morning Air Jumping in L...
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Nature's Daily Canvas | Sunflower Joy

Beneath a cloudy blue sky, nestled in between miles of corn fields...a vision of yellow joy came to view.  As far as the eye can see these little sun worshipers stood at attention while butterflies and bees happily gathered their nectar one flower at a time. I stood there in awe of it all, taking in the serenity of this place...this part of Nature's Daily Canvas.
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Life Home and Backyard | August Hummingbirds

 While visiting my Aunt bringing her dinner after her surgery I couldn't help noticing the little flashes of something outside of her window.

Hummingbirds!

These little ones are super fast eaters and it took some time to finally capture these two beauties (with my cell phone) but I got them.

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Bath & Body Works | Holiday Test Candles Sneak Preview | August 24th

Cue the music!  { It's the Most, Wonderful Time of the Year } 

It's that time of year again! 

Here are a few First Looks at the upcoming Bath and Body Works Holiday Test Candles hitting select (test) stores this coming Monday, August 27th, 2018. Many thanks to Instagram Users @_scentsgalore and @tinybubblesfloating for their shares.

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Life Writings | Like a Kid in a Candy Store

Life Writings | Like a Kid in a Candy Store

One of my favorite places to visit while out at the mall, Lolli -n- Pops Candy and Confections store. Also one of the prettiest stores in the mall with the best in-store marketing and packaging. Everything your sweet tooth can want and more, this little place has it all. My favorites are from the retro candy section... that sweet candy from when I ...
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HomeWorx Candles by Harry Slatkin | Review | Deliciously Apple

Think of Apple Picking season when the apples are still warm from the sun on the tree and you reach up and take it off and bite into it before washing it. The sweetness and the tart perfection hits you like nothing you experience from a store bought fruit.
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HomeWorx Candles by Harry Slatkin | Review | Autumn Bonfire

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HomeWorx Candles by Harry Slatkin | Review | Autumn Pumpkin

First on my "must have" list of candles...Autumn Pumpkin should be on yours too!  Continue reading for my thoughts on this HomeWorx by Harry Slatkin Candle.

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Bath & Body Works | August Floor Set

Fall is in the air and there are still more new fall products yet to come at Bath and Body Works.  With sneak peeks of new coming out every day, I will continue to update this post to have a one-stop place to see what is New and what's for You!
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Life Writing | Rain, rain go away...and take the Tornadoes with you!

You know that old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."  Currently, the saying here would be, " When Life gives you Rain...build an ark."

Over the past few months, the weather here feels more like Mother Nature is tearing pages out of the Weather Channels Guide to Natural Disasters to see just what would happen if I did this... page.

I have lived here all of my life and while there have been a few terrible things that have happened weather-wise, things of late have me quite concerned.

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Bath & Body Works | New Signature Fall Fragrances

On July 25th, Bath and Body Works had a FaceBook Live video that shared a few sneak peeks into some of the items we can look forward to seeing in these next few months. During that presentation, a new fragrance was revealed - Sweater Weather - and we had a first quick, albeit blurry look at the Sweater Weather Body Cream packaging.  There were no scent notes shared then, which left us all speculating what this scent would end up being.

Fast forward to this week when two Instagram girls (@toribathandbody and @agirlwithstufftopost)  shared their store finds of more matching that collection scents. 

When will we see these scents release?  If I had to guess I think this next floorset August 26th with the rest of the newly found items including a few more candle collections.When I find out more, including what forms this collection will come in, I will update this posting.

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Bath & Body Works | Halloween First Look Email

Today, Bath and Body Works launched its Halloween Collection and tonight they released this First Look email.  There was one table in the store dedicated to Halloween with a few key pieces I planned on getting missing but hopefully, I will find them on my next visit. Here are the Halloween items I grabbed.

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Bath & Body Works | Halloween

Tomorrow, August 13th, Bath and Body Works stores will have their Halloween Collection out and ready for sale!  This week a handful of Halloween products were available online so I thought we would see an earlier set than the previously stated August 27th date.  On Friday I ordered one of each of the new Halloween candles and the new handsoaps and received them yesterday!!

This is a compilation of products I have found on social media to make your Halloween shopping a little bit easier. Of course, selection may vary from store to store and White Barn stores but I wanted to give a general idea of what is out there.

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Bath & Body Works | Candle Inventory List | August 2018

My current list of Bath and Body Works three wick candles. 

I haven't taken inventory of the single wicks, four ounce and minis yet, but I wanted to get an idea of what the three wick candle cabinet actually had in it.

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Bath & Body Works | Sugared Cranberry Cider Body Care | Coming Soon

While it is currently testing out now in select markets, we could possibly see this brand new fragrance out in all stores by August 27th.

Thank Goodness It's Fall!

Crisp sun-shiny days, apple orchards open across the land. Leaves all bright and everything's all right because it's that time of year when all of your favorite ingredients are here!

Sugared Cranberry Cider: wild cranberries, juicy mulberries, plum blossoms, velvet musk

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Bath & Body Works | Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin | Body Care Coming Soon

​Bath and Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Care will be in stores August 27th.  When it launches I will get the complete list of forms available posted.

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Bath & Body Works | Halloween Haunted House Candle Luminary | First Look

With Halloween still a few months away, everyone is still focused on and enjoying their summer...but if you love Bath and Body Works Holiday themed items, now is the time to pay attention to what is starting to come into the stores.

While I have not heard when the Halloween items will officially begin hitting the stores on a display to purchase, and some stores have begun putting out the smaller items like the hand sanitizers for sale.

I suspect we should see everything launched on August 27th after the floor set on the 26th.  I am going to make a posting of what I know is coming so far but I had to get this " Dead and Breakfast " Halloween Haunted House Candle Luminary photo posted for those die-hard collectors to see.  But get your wallet ready for a $98.50 price tag!  I know I know you think that is way too much -  I do too -  but every year they sell out!

There was a time I collected them, the ceramic houses,  but that was way back when they first came out and were priced at $25.00.  When they started going over the $50 price point I made the decision to stop collecting them and started to sell off my ( never displayed) houses. Part of the reason I was getting rid of them, I never put them out!

Then they launched a metal version haunted house a few years ago and I grabbed a few of those because they seemed easier to display than the ceramic counterpart. Less of a chance for breakage while still offering the charm.  I have not seen a metal Haunted House as of yet. 

I will get the Halloween items list posted next and I will add the link to it here as well.

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Hey, Where did that photo...go?

Hey, Where did that photo...go?

I am not sure what is going on, but some of the blog posts photos have lost their link and have disappeared...and I will need to re-post all of the photos for each posting.  I am sorry for any inconvenience but I also post HERE should you need to reference something before I get it all fixed.  Ah, modern technology and me... Fun! ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
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