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Friday, September 23, 2011
Today's five:
Bake shop or new bakery scents from slatkin --choices:
1.Cinnamon Sugared Donut
2. Marshmallow Fireside
3. Apple Crumble
4. Homemade cookies (I don't think this one is new but I like it anyway!)
5. -- n/a --

I really didn't have a top 5 of these. I was really picky and around this time of year I like to stick with autumn scents like Autumn and Leaves.
Enjoy your day!


Tia~
Today's five:
Bake shop or new bakery scents from slatkin --choices:
1.Cinnamon Sugared Donut
2. Marshmallow Fireside
3. Apple Crumble
4. Homemade cookies (I don't think this one is new but I like it anyway!)
5. -- n/a --

I really didn't have a top 5 of these. I was really picky and around this time of year I like to stick with autumn scents like Autumn and Leaves.
Enjoy your day!


Tia~
Monday, September 19, 2011

Well I thought I would post what I do when I’m too lazy to take the tart out of the tart warmer.  I will admit that I sometimes don’t feel like waiting for the ice to loosen the wax or perhaps I’m not done with my current tart, but want a new scent. 

Here is my extra bowl for my warmer.  Wait what?  You got an extra bowl? No fair!    No, no….I didn’t get an extra bowl I just use something that is able to withstand heat and won’t crack preferably made of the same material as my bowl/dish.

ramekin

Well they come in all sizes, made of ceramic material and is made to bake in oven temperatures….a Ramekin!   I just place this right on the warming plate (bottom piece of my warmers).  Mine are really that wide enough I think there is another size bigger that will work better however I haven’t purchased one to try it out. 

I still put ice on top to get the wax out but I really don’t care if they break because they are cheap and I can replace them.  If I have don’t want to mess with the ice I’ll just put this in the freezer. 

I wipe out the dish and I just store it when my tarts or candles in the office when it’s not being used. 

Well I thought I would post what I do when I’m too lazy to take the tart out of the tart warmer.  I will admit that I sometimes don’t feel like waiting for the ice to loosen the wax or perhaps I’m not done with my current tart, but want a new scent. 

Here is my extra bowl for my warmer.  Wait what?  You got an extra bowl? No fair!    No, no….I didn’t get an extra bowl I just use something that is able to withstand heat and won’t crack preferably made of the same material as my bowl/dish.

ramekin

Well they come in all sizes, made of ceramic material and is made to bake in oven temperatures….a Ramekin!   I just place this right on the warming plate (bottom piece of my warmers).  Mine are really that wide enough I think there is another size bigger that will work better however I haven’t purchased one to try it out. 

I still put ice on top to get the wax out but I really don’t care if they break because they are cheap and I can replace them.  If I have don’t want to mess with the ice I’ll just put this in the freezer. 

I wipe out the dish and I just store it when my tarts or candles in the office when it’s not being used. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011
I know some Slatkin owners have been troubled with wick issues. I have been very lucky to have great wicks. They haven’t moved around, they burn clean, and I have had little to no drowning issues.
I know I have already written about drowning wicks and how to fix a tunneling candle. However, Slatkin’s are a bit different. I haven’t had to dig out any wax in one of my three wick candles. I actually had my Cinnamon Sugared Donut going last night and this morning I pulled off the bloomed wick and well I pulled off more than I should have so it was tiny!
No worries!! I lit the candle and quickly had a nice wax pool, however, my tiny wick was lit just not showing a full size flame. I just take a paper towel and roll it up several times.
When I roll it up I don’t keep it round I flatten it so it won’t be round and stick out. I don’t want it to catch on fire. ** Please note the candle doesn’t have to stay lit in order to soak up some wax. If you rather blow it out, go for it.**
I dip the ends of the paper towel in the candle and let it soak up some of the melted wax. You’ll have to excuse my photo, I took it after I fixed the candle. However I want you to be able to see what I do. The flame that was closest to me was hardly lit. I went in near that one since it was so small. If you are afraid of fire and worry that you might light your house up in flames, (once again I say) please blow out your candle first. Since the wick was so short I didn’t bother.
As soon as the flame becomes a little bigger, I take the paper towel out and throw it out. Sometimes I have to flip the paper towel over to get more wax. I keep my hands on the paper towel at all times, since I’m not sticking the flatten roll all the way down where it’s touching the solid wax at the bottom. I don’t intend on saving the wax that is sucked up in the paper towel since there isn’t much of it.
You can see how nice the candle looks now. There isn’t a lot of wax build up around the sides, it doesn’t look like I have messed with it at all. That’s the way I like it ^.^!
I only use this method if I have a wax pool but the wicks are barely staying lit. If they are tunneling, then I would have to foil or dig some wax out. I really haven’t had that issue with a Slatkin though.
Enjoy!

I just want to share my current candle sleeve that I bought from BBW.   They had several designs but this was the one I thought I could keep out during the entire fall season.

Meet the owl!
20110917_127 little

He’s so super cute! I only purchase the sleeves for the 14.5oz candles.  I don’t use 4oz candles unless they are on sale and I want to use them in the bathrooms.  It doesn’t happen that often so I don’t need a sleeve unless they have them at the SAS.  For like 2.50 you can’t go wrong no matter what size.

20110917_129 little

Anyway, the owl is adorable and I will be picking up some of the owl decorations at Yankee Candle as well.  What timing they came out with their owls accessories shortly after I bought this.  Perfect for fall!  I love how the light shines through the metal.  Fabulous!

I believe these run around $5 and some of them go for $7.50.  Some have pumpkins, cupcakes, there are ones that look like pedestal.  Very cute.

Enjoy!

I know some Slatkin owners have been troubled with wick issues. I have been very lucky to have great wicks. They haven’t moved around, they burn clean, and I have had little to no drowning issues.
I know I have already written about drowning wicks and how to fix a tunneling candle. However, Slatkin’s are a bit different. I haven’t had to dig out any wax in one of my three wick candles. I actually had my Cinnamon Sugared Donut going last night and this morning I pulled off the bloomed wick and well I pulled off more than I should have so it was tiny!
No worries!! I lit the candle and quickly had a nice wax pool, however, my tiny wick was lit just not showing a full size flame. I just take a paper towel and roll it up several times.
When I roll it up I don’t keep it round I flatten it so it won’t be round and stick out. I don’t want it to catch on fire. ** Please note the candle doesn’t have to stay lit in order to soak up some wax. If you rather blow it out, go for it.**
I dip the ends of the paper towel in the candle and let it soak up some of the melted wax. You’ll have to excuse my photo, I took it after I fixed the candle. However I want you to be able to see what I do. The flame that was closest to me was hardly lit. I went in near that one since it was so small. If you are afraid of fire and worry that you might light your house up in flames, (once again I say) please blow out your candle first. Since the wick was so short I didn’t bother.
As soon as the flame becomes a little bigger, I take the paper towel out and throw it out. Sometimes I have to flip the paper towel over to get more wax. I keep my hands on the paper towel at all times, since I’m not sticking the flatten roll all the way down where it’s touching the solid wax at the bottom. I don’t intend on saving the wax that is sucked up in the paper towel since there isn’t much of it.
You can see how nice the candle looks now. There isn’t a lot of wax build up around the sides, it doesn’t look like I have messed with it at all. That’s the way I like it ^.^!
I only use this method if I have a wax pool but the wicks are barely staying lit. If they are tunneling, then I would have to foil or dig some wax out. I really haven’t had that issue with a Slatkin though.
Enjoy!

I just want to share my current candle sleeve that I bought from BBW.   They had several designs but this was the one I thought I could keep out during the entire fall season.

Meet the owl!
20110917_127 little

He’s so super cute! I only purchase the sleeves for the 14.5oz candles.  I don’t use 4oz candles unless they are on sale and I want to use them in the bathrooms.  It doesn’t happen that often so I don’t need a sleeve unless they have them at the SAS.  For like 2.50 you can’t go wrong no matter what size.

20110917_129 little

Anyway, the owl is adorable and I will be picking up some of the owl decorations at Yankee Candle as well.  What timing they came out with their owls accessories shortly after I bought this.  Perfect for fall!  I love how the light shines through the metal.  Fabulous!

I believe these run around $5 and some of them go for $7.50.  Some have pumpkins, cupcakes, there are ones that look like pedestal.  Very cute.

Enjoy!