Our December candle celebrates something we’re looking forward to in the new year. Get ready for more epic speeches on morality, more gravitas than should fit into a single human being, and more facepalms that will make you hope you never embarrass this man yourself.
In Supernatural, the Devil’s Trap is the ultimate protection from malevolent spirits - a “gotcha” the Winchester boys use over and over again when it seems like they’re at the end of their ropes. A sigil drawn in salt, the trap contains evil things within it, keeping our good brothers safe from harm.
I think most little kids go through an Alice in Wonderland phase - a lot of little girls did I knew, did, at least. And then we all went through it again sometime in high school when you take the writing and the drawings from the original Carroll illustrations and realize they’re exactly the kind of weird you’ve found your awkward, gawky teen experience to be.
And then for a third time, you discover Alice again as an adult. She is the picture of innocence and the embodiment of feeling lost, overwhelmed, and completely out of your depth. But also so very curious. Even in the face of the weird, the confusing, the downright terrifying - we keep looking, we keep asking questions, we keep trying to adventure and survive and journey on because we never know when this beautiful, horrible fever dream might end.
I didn’t really expect this to be a particularly soul-searching blog post on my part - Unbirthday Cake was created as a celebration of the goofiest parts of Alice in Wonderland. The neverending tea party, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the frustration and wonder Alice feels when she tries to make sense of decorum run by chaos. But there’s something beneath that surface, too, isn’t there? Desperately looking for something to celebrate amidst chaos. Just like the real world, sometimes.
The scent started with a base that Alena has always loved and has been not so subtly begging me to do something with for months. Fans of S&D will know that base as Sansa’s Favorite, and you’ll get the mouth-watering aroma of warm lemon pound cake with a drizzle of the tart and sweet tang of blackberry. Top it with just a hint of sage and other slight spices. The fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including lemon, clove, clover leaf, ginger, lavender, orange, and sage. Despite it’s aroma, there is no EAT ME tag on this one, so please don’t.
When Meredith and I decided to make a candle in honor of Tracer, from the video game Overwatch, we knew there was only one person we could ask to write about her. So we turned to our resident Tracer expert and look-alike, Riley. When Riley isn’t showing off her skills in Overwatch or rocking multi-hued pixie cuts, she can be found on her podcast, Media Mavens.
I’ve been in the geeky crafting community for a few years now, and I’ve seen every variation of “I love you” “I know” merchandise you can imagine. T-shirts, matching mugs, even wedding rings. Every single one of them made me roll my eyes. I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing more boring to me than an emotionally unavailable man, except maybe one who ISN’T but thinks pretending to be is charming. Yawn.