Good Friday Morning ya’ll! Lately I have rediscovered my love for today’s Friday Fave. I’ve always felt this way, but recently, maybe it’s because the holidays are coming up, I can’t get enough of these. Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the simple candle. Good smelling ones, beautifully designed ones, rustic ones, flameless ones- I honestly can’t live without em. It’s something about the delicious smell and the warm lighting. I feel like it makes my home so much more inviting and cozy! This post contains affiliate links to some of my favorite products that I use and love.
THE ROOT OF MY CANDLE OBSESSION
I remember my grandmother (who is now in her early 90s) always had a stockpile of yummy candles in her closet next to her kitchen. EVERY time we would go visit her house, she would have a candle burning in her kitchen. Sometimes she would let me go into the candle closet and choose one for myself. This is a memory that I’ll never forget. It’s probably much of the reason I enjoy having a candle burning in my home nowadays.
Now back to my obsession! My Friday Fave for today is two fold and prepare yourself for a probably way-too-philosophical explanation. Delicious Smelling Candles and Flameless Candles. I couldn’t pick just one to share and here’s why.
NOT ALL CANDLES ARE CREATED EQUAL
DELICIOUS SMELLING CANDLES: Ok, real talk for a sec. You gotta have the good smelling candles in your home to overpower any smell of pets, kids, and mess. We have two toddler boys and two dogs, and sometimes I burn things while attempting to cook… it’s just a rough situation all around for my home. Luckily, there is a candle for that! Lighting up a yummy candle helps me have peace of mind- if only for a moment- that my house is NOT an absolute disaster. These Capri Blue candles are yummy.
FLAMELESS CANDLES: More real talk. As a mom of littles, I way-too-often feel like I would misplace my head if it weren’t attached. Literally I think half of my brain was handed down to my kids when they were born. So in efforts to NOT burn down my house, I rely on flameless candles A LOT. These are the perfect decoration and more for style, but I love the beautiful, warm flicker at night (once my kids are in bed). It brings me peace of mind that my husband and I can still enjoy a quiet, romantic night together. Here is one of the best options.
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
The last thing I wanted to point out about candles is this. Do you know a first-time momma? Do you know a mom in the throws of mommyhood? Do you know an elderly woman? Do you have a mom in your own life who could use a bit of joy and peace? And, though they probably won’t admit it, men like candles too! A small and beautiful candle can be such a bright little gem that brings warmth and light into a house. Give someone the gift of joy all year round with a simple little candle.
Happy adventuring friends,