Sunday, December 30, 2012

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

gone, yet not

Burrs....and a white christmas find....

There is a beauty to snow.

The mystery of millions of cold little flakes, each one wonderfully unique... falling together to form a uniform blanket of white that glistens from a light within.

There is a beauty to you peer at it through a window while warm in your house, wanting to experience its cold.

There is a beauty to you step through it, each flake clinging to you chilling you to the bone but enticing you to play.

There is a beauty to you lay upon it moving your arms making snow angels and looking back at your impression...the one they let you make within them.

That's where the beauty....stops..... ha ha.

At the first sign of the snow shovel.....the back break from lifting it....and the heating pad to mend kind of stops being all that enticing.


They told us the snow that was suppose to come here today was going to be winds....and no problems.  An inch or two.

They gave it a name for petes sakes....winter storm Freyr.  Why are we naming winter storms now?   I mean, If I get up and its snowing....It's snowing....   I don't need a name to tell me I am about to become cold...and wet.

And where are they getting the names from as this is what I found about Freyr.

Freyr (sometimes anglicized Frey, from *frawjaz "lord"[1]) is one of the most important gods of Norse paganism. Freyr was associated with sacral kingship, virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and was pictured as a phallic fertility god, Freyr "bestows peace and pleasure on mortals". Freyr, sometimes referred to as Yngvi-Freyr, was especially associated with Sweden and seen as an ancestor of the Swedish royal house.

Um, associated with fair weather?  Really?  Look out of the window mister weather peoples.

Anyway.....We have already passed 5 inches of snow here and I have shoveled once and will need to go out again but I did trek out into this winter wonderland and check out my local Bath and Body Works SAS again.  What caught my attention today was the elusive WHITE BARN CHRISTMAS 2012 candles that were only offered on Black Friday and sold out....or so they said when I on the candle table for $10.00 .  That Apple Spruce scent is really nice and I love it in the scentportables.

I did pick up some of those, used a coupon and got the three for $20.00.

Yesterday at the SAS out of town I did get two receipts adjusted for the Sparkling Strawberry now reduced to $4.00.....(I paid $14.00)  As well as a I heart Lucky Dogs gift set I paid $21.50 for now half off.  I love the PB holder as it wasn't available separately and I was willing to pay that price, get a free item and hope for an adjustment afterwards.  The puppy socks and scentportable can be saved for gifts.

I did purchase more Pocketbacs, because if one hundred is good, three hundred are better.... ;)    in California poppy, I love shopping, I love you, cilantro peach, wildberry dahlia, bee well, and bee nice.....twenty five cent pocketbac holders in pink glitter for Valentines Day gifts, and five home fragrance oils $2.00 each; in bahama fizz, lilac blossom, pineapple mango and sunrise lagoon, and added three more strawberry and peach glitter sprays.

I am hoping tomorrow brings more sun and less snow so I can check out another BBW as I am out of CO Bigelow peppermint tingle bar soaps and so are most of the stores around here.

Perhaps folks are seeking out white cool tingles somewhere other than their snow covered paths?
Much love...

Friday, December 28, 2012

coupons, codes and the tropics on a cold winters night

I thought I posted some of the coupons available now a few blogs ago but on review I see I didn't so here they are.....
Beginning January 14th - February 24th (when the new floor set arrives) there is a 20% off code-
in store 8064
online F128064
I also have a few free shipping on $25.00 online order codes I will be posting in a separate blog following this as they are one use only, expiring December 31st and I wont need them, first come first serve..
I have 19 free shipping with $25.00 online order codes I will be posting in a separate blog that are one use only, expiring January 19th 2013.
And the 10.00 off a $30.00 or more purchase coupon expires January 1st, 2013 and the online code for that is F128110
in store is 8110
A 20% off any online purchase code expiring February 2, 2013 is HOLIDAY20
HAPPYNY will give you 20% off an online order expiring March 31, 2013
I am looking forward to the release or re-release of the PaRaDiSe  line of Signature products in the upcoming weeks. The stores have not yet received stock for the new products but word on what they are is slowly leaking out and I for one am quite excited for what I have been told.  I always keep my dining room table set in themes and I can't wait to add some pink flamingos to the sand and shells. 
The Body Care line should include:
Fine Fragrance Mist
Triple Moisture Cream
Shower Gel
Body Lotion
Shimmer Mist
Body Scrub
Travel sizes also in a cosmetic bag
Lip gloss
In these scents:
ARUBA coconut----an island blend of creamy coconut, lychee and white musk.
RIO rumberry---an exotic blend of tropical berries, fresh papaya and vanilla blossom.
BALI mango---an exotic getaway of juicy mango, sugarcane, pink passionflower and luscious nectarine.
Berry Sangria
Anti Bacterial  Hand soap in foaming and deep cleansing:
Mango Paradise
Candles in 3 wick, 4oz and mini's:
Island Margarita
Tiki Beach
Bahama Fizz
Beach Cabana
Caribbean Escape
Coconut Leaves
Palm Beach Cooler
Peach Belini
Pink Sangria
pink flamingo mini candle ring

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It snowed here yesterday and today, as it did in most of the country where snow is possible.  Not the kind of snow that happened for Christmas Day....that was snowman building snow....which I took full advantage of and built one.  No, this snow was the crummy, heavy and wet crusty ice on top kind of snow that broke your back to move from one place to another and held up deliveries of Bath and Body works items from other states....that you have been waiting for what seemed like, forever.

My online order of the Aromatherapy milk and honey lotion arrived safely today; all bottles bubble wrapped together perfectly.

My replacement order of spring candles on the other hand has not arrived yet due to bad weather......replacing due to a general lack of proper packing procedures. Opening up a box of glass shards and wax is no fun when you expect to gift some for Christmas when received on the 17th.  Not receiving the replacements because one was sold out and the large replacement order was held for a week for that one candle to be included and shipped on the 26th.....only to get caught up in winter weather....and have them still not here is bothersome.  Heaven knows if bubble wrap and crates will be included this time to prevent breakage. I surely hope so.  I am really enjoying burning the spring scents in between the holiday favorites.

I haven't taken the time yet to visit my local stores SAS, most likely tomorrow, again weather permitting.  I am not sure what I could possibly home probably has more BBW merchandise than some stores I have been to do. 

And I did take a look through my body care stash today and noticed when I went to use my Aruba Triple Moisture Cream that the scent is off.   Off as in yucky.  Purchased just a year ago, if that, my last three tubes of that scent seem to be not holding up well all store properly.  A wee bit frustrating.  I love using the TMC's but I find a lot of the scents with vanilla in them don't seem to be holding up for a long period of time.  Lotion is fine, but I find the thickness of the cream more soothing at times and I would hate to eliminate it from my routine.  Since the Aruba products are being released again in a few weeks I should be able to exchange them for some less foul....possibly.  I may just return them and stick to things that aren't potential returns.

That is the problem with having new release scents every month almost.  We try things, like them or not....and stock up when we do because the company changes its mind so often on keeping things we may not get it again....and we tell ourselves we need it.   Their offering buy three get three free doesn't help our hoarding tendencies.  We tell ourselves we must stop the hoarding and use up what we have, (which will never happen) and then we go to the next new release with coupons and surveys in hand and

I was looking on Facebook tonight at everyone's hauls of SAS and wondered what their closets, and cabinets and storage areas look like.  It is the perfect opportunity to buy those items you may need for gifts in the upcoming six months but do we really stop there?  Or do we tell ourselves that this is a great price and worry where to put it later?  I am not judging mind you.... I am a consumer of goods too...and a lover of sales....  I just wish some days I would consume faster.....   :)

While looking for something non BBW on Ebay I did search for new things listed and laughed at the prices on the SAS things now being offered for sale.  Why anyone would pay 30.00 for something being sold in the store (shipped within the US only) for 3.00 is beyond me.  They must really need it....  And between Ebay and Facebook I could kind of gauge what is being offered at SAS.  I haven't seen anything rare found yet.

And with the new floorset in a few weeks, I think I will be saving my money for pocketbac holders and all things paradise....

Hey a girl can dream of coconuts on a cold blizzard day......

Sunday, December 23, 2012

White Amber Woods & Amber Blush

December 23, 2012
These sound wonderful.......And I can't wait.....I love smelling dark amber on my husband.....these would be great for women.

Hot News! On Friday, December 14, 2012, a U.S. federal trademark registration number 85803038 was filed for WHITE AMBER WOODS by BATH & BODY WORKS BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC. with the description Personal care products, namely, antibacterial skin soaps and gels, bath gels, bath soaps in liquid, solid or gel form, body balm, namely, body butters, body creams, body lotions, body powder, body scrub, body spray used as a personal deodorant and as fragrance, body washes for humans, bubble bath, cologne, cream soaps for hands and body, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, exfoliant creams, foam bath, foot scrub, hand creams, hand lotions, hand soaps, lip balm, lip cream, lip gloss, lip gloss palette, make-up kits comprised of lip balms, lip creams, and lip glosses, massage oils, perfume, scented body spray, shaving preparations, namely, shaving creams, shaving foams, shaving gels, and shaving lotions, shower gels; fragrance emitting wicks for room fragrance, fragrances for automobiles, room fragrances, room fragrance refills for electric and non-electric room fragrance dispensers, scented linen sprays, scented oils used to produce aromas when heated, scented room sprays, home fragrance oils.
Hot News Hot News! On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, a U.S. federal trademark registration number 85800922 was filed for AMBER BLUSH by BATH & BODY WORKS BRAND MANAGEMENT, INC. with the description Personal care products, namely, antibacterial skin soaps and gels, bath gels, bath soaps in liquid, solid or gel form, body balm, namely, body butters, body creams, body lotions, body powder, body scrub, body spray used as a personal deodorant and as fragrance, body washes for humans, bubble bath, cologne, cream soaps for hands and body, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, exfoliant creams, foam bath, foot scrub, hand creams, hand lotions, hand soaps, lip balm, lip cream, lip gloss, lip gloss palette, make-up kits comprised of lip balms, lip creams, and lip glosses, massage oils, perfume, scented body spray, shaving preparations, namely, shaving creams, shaving foams, shaving gels, and shaving lotions, shower gels.

deal of the day for sunday 12/23

Photo: TODAY'S SPECIAL DELIVERY: $5 Aromatherapy Body Wash TODAY ONLY in stores!   *Offer valid 12/23 only.

Photo: TODAY ONLY! Get Santa’s Favorite Gift for 2012 — featuring 10 of our Best Products PLUS get exclusive 1-Day Only specials in stores!

Photo: TODAY'S SPECIAL DELIVERY: $6 Signature Collection Fine Fragrance Mist TODAY ONLY in stores!   *Offer valid 12/22 only.

Todays deal is the Aromatherapy Body wash as expected for $5.00.  I am heading to a BBW out of town and I am hoping they have some of the scents I like still left on the shelf....

I did get one of the new bounce backs with the Paradise theme products shown and I will get that posted later when I have time.  It is just more of the same thing.....

Saturday, December 22, 2012

They put the saturday

I spent the better part of my morning driving around from one place to another dropping off presents pre huge snow storm and having coffee and exchanging with another sweet friend today before heading out to my favorite BBW store.  I don't know how santa does this all in one night.

Santa is coming to my house tomorrow night for the little ones so I plan to ask him.

My store was beyond busy....they were downright swamped.  The shelves on the other hand were not.  Slowly but surely they are all emptying from their Christmas décor as new Semi Annual things begin to fill the spaces. 

Sadly, a lot of folks didn't realize that the SAS prices on those new soaps and things placed now were not in effect yet and when they brought up their purchases they were told the regular sale prices.  There were not many happy shoppers regarding that.

There were a lot of men shopping for their women and it made me smile watching them wander from one spot to another with puzzlement on their faces. 

The man in Victoria's Secret was the best.....he went from one pile of things to another picking out things for his wife with restrained confidence.  He told the clerk there when asked what size is she.....lemme have a pair and I will fold them. I do the  laundry so I know just how they look.

I laughed and told him to go out to the benches and tell that to the guy in the black coat. 
He went through drawer after drawer looking at the lace edged panties telling the now two clerks helping him she never wore lace before.  He said what should I do....and I offered up my advice...."buy her something you like....she may just like it too".....and he blushed and said, " Ma'm I like it all." 

I saw him in a few minutes at the register and he asked the lady checking him out to put in in the boxes for him so she wouldn't peek.  He had bras, panties and pajamas.....and I was happy for his wife.

It was the highlight of my shopping....the men in the midnight hour making great effort.....

Now back at BBW, I did find a box with three our classic best kiss  color changing lip glosses  (two exclusive to this kit) for a price of $18.50.  For three full sized glosses that wasn't too bad, but I had already planned on using my 40% off coupon so it made it a little cheaper.

I grabbed a few fragrance mists and some candles and of course the bucket....and after a brief stay in line, saved a bunch of money on some things for me. YAY!    I listened to some of the new SA's trying to talk people into getting the bucket and then going back to the manager asking for a few more that they were out of what she had given them.  They appeared to have been coached a bit on what to say and seemed a bit pushy when they tried to "sell" me.  I already knew it would end up free for me with my coupon so they were saved my push....   :)

The spring repeat candles were out and the soap and not much more.  I was told the red checked...(not blue, I stand corrected I did know that but forgot when I wrote previously)  bins were being prepped in the back for Monday nights redo.  It's a shame that some will need to work late on Christmas Eve getting it all out, but businesses must do what they feel is necessary....Come Wednesday morning when the gates rise from their holiday rest....the gladiators will be waiting....

Good thing I have my color changing lip gloss now.....

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Spring 2013 Collections of candles

Spring 2013 Collections of candles

the SPRING group

GARDEN FREESIA– the scent of freshly cut freesia blends flawlessly with violet petals and a touch of sandalwood.

  • green grass ~  the vibrancy of springs first grass is captured in this blend of fresh aie, dew drops, cucumber fizz and new green shoots.

  • honeysuckle~ the scent of early spring contained in a blend of sweet honeysuckle, pink peony and freesia with a touch of creamy vanilla.

  • lilac blossom ~ delightful lily of the valley blossoms and violets surround lush lilac in this springtime fragrance

LILY POND ~ a common fragrance of a water garden is conjured up by light touches of waterlilies and musk.


  • pineapple orchid~ this light fruity-floral blend of pineapple and fragrant orchid adds a delicate brightness to your home.

  • spring ~ a delicate blend of light rain, yellow daisy, daffodil and sycamore woods that contains the freshness of the season.

WHITE BARN #3 RENEW AND REFRESH ~ (similar to the good life collection-- similar to happy--- bright citrus from years past)



FIRST BLOOM #3 ~ this fragrant blend of peony, apple blossom and plumeria captures the essence of the very first blooms of the season.


GARDEN BOUQUET #4 ~ the prettiest flowers from your local farmers garden. hyacinth, white rose, lily and jasmine turn this fragrance into a delicate delight.


  • lemon mint leaf #5freshly cut lemon balm and spearmint leaves give a refreshing lift to a blend of vetiver and citrus.


  • market peach~  fresh from the stand peaches strike a juicy note in a blend of vanilla featuring hints of citrus and raspberry.

MELON#6 – dewy fresh picked melon is a centerpiece of fragrance that fuses sweet kiwi, delicate mint and watery notes.


  • pineapple mango#7 ~  tantalizing tropical pineapple is the perfect partner for luscious mango in a fragrance rounded our by a hint of warm vanilla.

STRAWBERRY #8– simple and pure sun ripened strawberries are highlightened by mango nectar and soft peach blossoms.

the SUMMERTIME group

  • bahama fizz~ fragrance of a bahamian cocktail with a lively calypso beat that features island pineapple, banana and fresh kiwi notes.

  • beach cabanna~   the air under a beach cabana is filled with fragrant sweet jasmine, orange blossoms and a hint of fluffy white towels.

  • carribbean escape~ dive into this blend of tropical melon raspberry nectar and lemon mellowed by creamy coconut milk and raw sugar cane.

  • coconut leaves~  be transported to the tropics with this fusion of juicy tangerine, papaya and jasmine that gives way to soothing coconut and vanilla notes.

  • island margarita~  the scent of a classic poolside cocktail, notes of mandarin sweet mango and plum with a freshly salted rim.

PALM BEACH COOLER — ready for a cocktail sunshine? this blend of bright berries, sugared grapefruit and fresh coconut is perfect for a day of serious lounging

  • peach bellini~  a shimmering blend of white peach,  sweet orange peel , yellow mandarin and jasmine with a pop of sweet blackcurrant that sparkles as bright as the sun.

  • pink sangria~  hello pink cocktail! enjoy this pretty refreshing mix of zesty mandarin, crisp apple, watery pear and sugared berries.

POOLSIDE (suntan from boardwalk collection)  lemon, orange and tropical blossoms, get a splash of coconut in a fragrance that revels in the cool side of being poolside.


  • tiki beach a scent as warm as sunrays  luxurious blend of tasted coconut, vanilla musk, orchids and resort glamour.