REVIEW: Jackpot Candles are a real prize!

(Image Credit: Jackpot Candles)

(Image Credit: Jackpot Candles)

There are several things in life that I have a hard time turning down. One of those things is a candle. I love candles, and I have two shelves in my pantry that prove to you that I seriously don’t need to buy anymore. However, I just keep coming back to candles because there’s nothing like coming home from a stressful day at work, turning on your favorite music, dimming the lights and lighting a candle to just relax (optional but usually required – a glass of wine). Continue reading

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Color Drip Candles (Image Credit: Urban Outfitters)

Quirky Item of the Week: Color Drip Candles

Color Drip Candles (Image Credit: Urban Outfitters)

Color Drip Candles (Image Credit: Urban Outfitters)

Candles are used to create various kinds of moods. For me, it’s relaxation. Some candles on the side of a bubble bath are literally my picture perfect idea of unwinding after a long day. For some, particular my mother, lit candles mean a clean and warm house (she’s a clean freak). However, I think for most people candles create an atmosphere of romance, which is particularly perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day festivities. But, what if all of these don’t really match your style? What if you’re looking for a more fun atmosphere? Urban Outfitters has the candle for you.

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DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

DIY Coffee Bean Candles by The Happy Housewife

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

DIY Coffee Bean Candle (Image Credit: The Happy Housewife)

Wondering what you should do with those expired coffee beans? We’ve all got coffee stashed away, behind the aging mac ‘n cheese, gradually filling up our cabinets. It’s terrible. As a former barista myself, I know how coffee can accumulate. Perhaps you haven’t opened it because you don’t drink decaf. Now it’s several years expired, you can’t bring yourself to drink it, but you can’t bring yourself to toss it (in case one day you’re really desperate). Well I’ve got the perfect way for you to clear your coffee clutter: quick and easy DIY Coffee Bean Candles, from the The Happy HousewifeContinue reading