Everyone probably lights a candle now and then to freshen up the household air. Or if you're like us you do it to cleanse whatever unplanned aroma cooking dinner somehow emitted.
With the holidays here that means my wife generally gets a candle that smells like a mix of pine, cranberries and cinnamon. I like to call it toxic. She seems to find it pleasant.
That's why I was so happy that in a weird twist of fate the whole family was out at Target on Black Friday. We didn't plan the trip but our printer unexpectedly broke and you weren't going to get a better deal. Plus we had to print out labels for our holiday cards.
And like any good Target trip you're going to buy at least ten items you didn't originally plan on buying. The kids and I wandered into the candle aisle and found a nice pleasant candle. Maybe I could sneak it into the basket without Courtney noticing.
Nope she found us mid-cart placement.
Luckily, she was just worried the one we picked wasn't on sale. Some Yankee Candles were. She found one, smelled it, liked it and put it under my nose.
Ack! Toxicity Holiday-ified.
That did not bring a pleasant look I tell you.
Then we did find a nice one called Snowberry. It had a nice light, fresh scent free of pine and cinnamon. Sold.
Although… I'm not sure if a snowberry is a real thing, let alone if it smells like this candle. But I'm not going to complain.