Friday, September 13, 2013

Equinox Gift

Each equinox and solstice we get a fun gift.  In fact, that's the only rule, that it must be something fun and NOT practical.  This is something I've done for many many years before meeting Tim, and I love that he does it with me. 

For him, it's a weekend away of gaming in October and for me, a Halloween wax burner, new fall mugs and I'm thinking some glowy green spider lights.  But here's the catch, I'm not buying until this office/catch-all room is DONE.

Talk about motivation. 

Meanwhile, check out the Halloween wax burner, along with a 30% coupon.  Click Yankee Candle Coupon, to print your own.  To view the entire collection, click, Yankee Candle Halloween Collection.  Online coupon code is SAVE30 (30% off your entire order).  Expiry date 15 of September.

Cheers and boogie boogie.


51 comments:

  1. If both of those gifts make you guys happy, that's what matters.

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    1. Happy? I'm thrilled. And I know Tim will have fun with his gaming weekend away with his blogger buddies.

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  2. That is by far the coolest wax burner I have EVER seen!!

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  3. I like the idea of seasonal mugs! I have dozens of them, and still whenever I open my cupboard in the morning, I'm like - I have no mugs to drink my tea from...

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    1. Do you have a favorite?

      Today I rotated our mugs and plates. Bowls and all that good stuff. I like to change it up with the seasons.

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    2. I love them see-through :) My favourite ones are always the glass ones through which I can see the colour of the tea, the bits of honey and lemon..... I'd love to have a sparkly one too :) but we have no such mugs here ....

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    3. Are you able to order from Amazon? Might be a few sparkly ones there.

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    4. nope, too pricey with the customs and we don't have PayPal in my country so we cannot really shop online.

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    5. No credit card or mac card online purchases either? Oy.

      Just mixed together a homemade vanilla brown sugar latte. Drinking it from my Wonder Woman mug.

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  4. halloween approved

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    1. Indeed it is. Do you and Daisy get into Halloween? She really lucked out with all those cakes. So fun.

      Does she blog?

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  5. That's one pretty cool lookin' wax burner.

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    1. I love it so much. Hope it's still in stock when we go. Otherwise, I guess I can order it online but it's more money.

      Do you burn wax melts? I like the ones that AC Moore sells. Those are my favorite melts.

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  6. Very cool! I got sick of the summer weather around here and went ahead about bought autumn house decorations and candles to try to encourage Fall to get up and running. Took about a week, but the weather has cooled off a bit (we'll see how it lasts...and knowing Colorado, it'll probably snow next week).

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    1. I was looking through photos of the puppies and saw them covered in snow.

      Fall is a great time of year. Will we see any photos of your decorations?

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  7. I think the equinox and solstice gifts are an excellent tradition (especially the part about how they can't be practical)!

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    1. That's the only rule. It's great fun. A silly little thing and I'm happy that Tim does it with me, now.

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  8. That is awesome! It's one of the nicest Halloween decorations I've ever seen. I'd probably have it out year long.

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    1. Oh yeah, this baby won't get put in storage. It's just too much of a nice piece.

      Do you like to melt wax tarts?

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  9. Cool and fun idea

    Ian

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    1. Do you have any seasonal traditions?

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  10. very cool crow - my daughter would LOVE that. She started collecting crows - although most of them are in storage now because of the house project. There's still one seated on top of her American Girl doll's head...

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    1. Funny about it on top of her American Girl doll. Great photos of your little one today, as well. Funny how little dogs sometimes act so big and tough.

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  11. I KNOW! Can you believe YC sent out such a fabulous coupon! I'm trying to make up my mind between the black cat shade of the spiderweb votive holder. And I got Halloween Target Barbie today. Woo-hoo!

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    1. It's is a good one. I'm glad too. I missed out on the $10/$25 from last time.

      I'd love to see a picture of your Halloween Barbie. Will she appear on your blog?

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    2. PS: Just went and checked. Those are both cool. Boy, this is a fun holiday.

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  12. That is a nice tradition and your Autmn/Halloween theme is fun.

    Now get cracking on that room!

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    1. I've did a good bit, real happy with what I did today. And thankful to have another day tomorrow.

      Loved the hair on your mini today. Nicely done, that's for sure.

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    2. As soon as you're done you can kick back and watch the telly with your feet up and a mug of something warm.

      It got suddenly cold here and we had a hard frost. It's cold enough to have driven my cat indoors to sleep with me. I hope it warms back up. Too soon to be cold for me.

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    3. I just made myself a homemade vanilla brown sugar latte. So good. Not done yet but making good progress.

      Cold here this morning. Just starting to warm up now.

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  13. Maybe I can actually afford to buy a Yankee Candle. I usually get other less expensive brands.

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    1. Do you have a favorite flavor? I love the warm smells. Sugar cookie, Christmas cookie, vanillas. But Yankee is so high with their prices, that we've taken to Wally's Mianstays. Hazelnut Cream.

      Love it.

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  14. I wouldn't have thought of gifts for solstices or equinoxes...

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  15. That's a fun idea. My mom used to buy us silly stuff when we were kids on all the holidays.

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    1. Sounds fun. What was the silliest gift?

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    2. I think it was for Valentine's Day and it was a small squishy witch (which would've been more appropriate for Halloween...). She was ugly and squat and didn't do anything but I thought she was fun :)

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    3. That's a good memory. Love those.

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  16. Love it. We like to go on hikes for solstice...

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    1. I love being outside during these holidays. Do you go anywhere special?

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  17. I think that candle would frighten the life out of my kids!

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  18. What a great time for gifting. I love your love of Halloween. Your house must look so festive. And that is such an awesome wax burner. Next shopping trip I'm getting a Halloween mug! :)

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    1. I look forward to seeing a picture of your new Halloween mug.

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  19. I wish I knew WHY I can't get the REPLY buttons to work. Oh well...

    Anyway, no, I do not melt wax. I have tons of candles in the house, but I don't burn them, either. I used to, but now there's no place to safely put them and burn them (at least where I can see them and not FORGET about them!).

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    1. I just saw that Yankee Candle has a scented flameless collection. Though I haven't seen them in person yet.

      Not sure why the reply button doesn't work. Blogger gets so wonky sometimes.

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  20. That crow is awesome! And I love the idea of gift giving during solstice and equinox.

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  21. Oooh, cool decoration! I always buy a new Halloween decoration every year!

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