Why I Won't Make a New Year's Resolution

Happy Monday! I'm always asked about my New Year's resolution, and my response is always, "No New Year’s resolution for me." Why? Because I can admit that a New Year’s resolution is a promise that I make to myself that’s I’ll only going to put on the back burner as other things come up and take precedence. So, after years of making them, I no longer make a resolution at the beginning of the year. That way I don’t have to disappoint myself when I break it.

I’m not trying to be a Debbie Downer, at all. I just like to keep things realistic so that I’m not feeling bad about not doing what I said I’d do. Instead, I’ve jotted down a list of things that I want to do (and have) this year. Some of those things include a cute, but expensive, handbag that I have my eye on, and a trip to the beach this summer (since I sort of let that one slip by me last year). I also have a couple of new scents that I’m working on, but don’t want to get too much into detail. So, while I have established goals for the year, I want to keep striving towards making them happen without making the promises that usually end up unfulfilled.

That brings me to the new designs and fragrances that I’m tweaking. I’ve spent the last many months working on a fragrance book where I focus on how fragrances work. This project has been a pain and a joy, as I’ve spent hours upon hours gathering information and testing. So my first goal is getting that book published, and I’ll share with you when that’s going to happen as time gets closer. As for now, there’s still more testing and writing to be done.

Meanwhile, as I’m doing all of this, it’s been a lot of fun coming up with new ideas for candle crumbles. In fact, here’s one I started a while ago that’s really scrumptious when melted in a warmer. They’re throwing scent like crazy and I don’t know if I could be happier with the time that the scent lasts. I’m calling them “Pie Crumbles,” so look out for them soon! This one, here, is my Chocolate Cream Banana Chunk, and I'm telling you, it's amazing.

Chocolate Cream Banana Chunk Pie Crumbles

Well, that’s all for now. I’m heading off to educate my children (and, yes, they do receive a full candle making education).

What are some things you’re looking for out of 2016?

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