So in the midst of life, I have needed to take a few moments to create. Nothing huge, just a couple of things to remind us that it is indeed the end of September. And while we are still wearing tank tops and sandals (side note, the boys have to wear jeans and sneakers tomorrow and those poor children are going to roast!) pumpkins and soup seem like what we should be seeing and eating. Too bad we sweat through a bowl of soup. But it's oh so good.
And I discovered this neat idea on Pintrest. You do know about Pintrest right? And yes, this is the peel of a mandarin orange, with the fleshy middle part as the wick and a bit of olive oil in the bowl part. How cool is that!?
Well, these are some of the first candles we have had on the table in about 4 years. For obvious reasons. Something about trying to teach little jungle monkeys they need to chew with their mouths closed, wipe their mouths and hands on something other than their clothes and no, they can not keep blowing the candles out. Which really, the only time they have seen candles on the table is at birthdays and that is exactly what you do then.
Oh and I found this guy in the bathroom tonight. Can you believe there is something that little that functions all on it's own? Amazing!