Old Factory Candles Review + Giveaway

Disclaimer: I received these candles for the purpose of a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Occasionally I get asked to review some products and Old Factory Candles contacted  me and of course I jumped on it right away.

I love candles. I love having my home smell clean (even when it’s not!)

For the purpose of this review and giveaway, I chose the Spa Day candle gift set. It smells amazing!  I love clean, fresh scents, so this set is a perfect addition to my collection.

Scents in this set are:

  • Cucumber
  • Lemongrass (My absolute favorite)
  • Green tea

Old Factory Candlesare hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The  Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours.

The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement.

Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life.

Want to know more?  Check out the different candle sets they carry by clicking HERE! Comment below with which one you would like to win!

I’ve really enjoyed these candles, so I am excited to partner with Old Factory Candles to offer a giveaway! The winner will receive one Old Factory Candle set of their choosing! Check out all the sets they offer, there is something for everyone.

For a chance to win one of your own, enter below! Giveaway open to US Residents only!

Thanks for participating and Good luck!

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Getting Your Body Back // New Years Resolution

motherhood, pregnancy, weightloss after pregnancy
Photo Credit: Mario Pleitez

Sorry to break it to you, but you won’t have THAT body back. You’ll have another, slightly rounder maybe, softer breasts, maybe some stretch marks.  IT’S OKAY!

You made a human being.  Your body went through tremendous work, it stretched in unimaginable ways.  You are amazing! With that said, you can have an even better body. It will depend on how bad you want it. Continue reading “Getting Your Body Back // New Years Resolution”

Christmas 2014 // Preparing for Crazy

I don’t know what has gotten into me. Maybe my brain is fried from almost a year of non-stop work. 14-18 hour shifts every single day must have messed something up in there.

I seriously don’t know how women function! It’s crazy.  But I digress.

Thanksgiving dinner was a success at my house. We had over 30 people, I rented a couple of tables and chairs, moved some furniture around and VOILA.. Party over here.

I took ZERO pictures. None of the food I prepared and none of the decor.  I was all over the place. But mostly trying to keep the kid from crying.

That in itself is stressful.  I prepared 5 dishes for that dinner, including a 20 pound turkey. I AM CRAZY.

Well now, Christmas is upon us and once again I’ll be hosting. This time Christmas eve dinner will have over 40 adults not counting any children.  Again? Crazy?

At least this time I started things early, but not early enough and I’m dragging along. Which makes me think I won’t get all I want done for the upcoming parties I need to deal with.  

I’ve chosen Gold & White as our Christmas colors and I’m so in love with it. It looks so elegant. LOVE!

I’m planning putting the menu together and divvying up who’s gonna make what. But I gotta say, I’m truly thinking of not making anything. Okay, maybe one dish.. ummmm two. Please stop me. I’m so excited to be sharing these first moments with my son that I’ve gone a tad overboard. I can’t forget that my son’s birthday is coming a couple weeks after that. (I really should have planned getting pregnant).

So to you mama’s that want to do it all and are exhausted…. I salute you. Come on aboard my crazy boat and let’s do this.

H E L P! 😉

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Christmas Family Traditions // Salted Cod

I grew up celebrating the holidays around a big family.  This Salted Cod recipe has been a staple at every Christmas meal.  It’s super easy to make.  When I first thought of attempting to make it, I thought it would be somewhat of a hard task.  But turns out it’s not and I’m going to share it with you guys.

My father is usually the one that makes this salted cod recipe.  It’s special because well, my dad makes it.  In my family usually all the women flock to the kitchen and prepare their specialty dishes but this one falls upon my daddio. Continue reading “Christmas Family Traditions // Salted Cod”