Fueled by passion

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A passionate creator located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan. This is a domain to encourage creativity to shine.

ย The whole process creating this brand has made me realize that my passion has been with me all along. Sharing with you a range of interests and creations of mine, and hope that you’ll find some inspiration too.

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2 Stroke Scented Candles

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A unique candle that’s perfect for the rider in your life. Made with real 2 stroke oil, this will flicker with light and have the scent of your favorite toy. ๐Ÿ

Comes in a 125ml decorated glass jar and has a lid. Homemade paraffin wax candle.

Check out my Etsy shop or use the contact me page to inquire about ordering. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ•ฏ



 

How to make Beeswax Candles

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Fancy meeting you here. Guess you want to know how I made my beeswax candles. They’re pretty simple to do.

All you need is:

-Candle holders (or some glass jars)
-Candle wicks
-Sticky sides for the bottom of the wicks (or hot glue)
-Beeswax
-Coconut oil
-Your choice of essential oils
-Wooden stick
-Double boilerย  (I used a tin container and a pot to fake this, plus you don’t want to ruin your pots with beeswax!)

And some creativity never hurts!

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First, I cleaned out my candle holders that I picked up from Value Village (VV Boutique). Then I heated up my hot glue gun and glued them to the centre of the holder. I threaded the wick through a closepin, to keep them centred.

Now for the fun part, melting the wax!

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Above I have two packages of beeswax and some blocks of beeswax. Couldn’t tell you exactly how much – I eyeballed it and made as many candles as I could. I also added a bit of coconut oil to help the essential oils smell stick. Beeswax doesn’t absorb the scent well on its own. Coconut oil helps with this.

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The beeswax and coconut oil are almost melted! At this point I stirred it with my wooden stick to help melt it faster. Underneath my tin pan is some boiling water (I have the stove at midheat at this point). The water is NOT touching the pan, just generating enough heat to melt the wax and oils. After the beeswax and coconut oil was melted, I added a few drops of my essential oil of choice, orange.

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Carefully, I used a oven mit to grab the tin pan and I bent a little bit over on the corner to ease pouring. I filled the jars to just below the rim. When I was pouring, I set my oven to 170 degrees F. Once the oven was preheated and the jars were full, I shut the oven off. The jars went in the oven, as if the beeswax cools too quickly it can crack.

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I let these jars set in the oven till the wax was hard.

Now I’ll let these sit for two days and cut the wick to size afterwards.

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The finished product! Lovely slow burning mild scented beeswax candles! (Next time I’ll put a bit more essential oil in!) ๐Ÿ’–


๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’– That’s how I made my candles! Any questions or recommendations feel free to comment below.ย 

These beeswax candles are going to soon be available for ordering! Stay tuned!ย 

Cleanup on the Greenhouse

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Finally got in the greenhouse today! This is what it looked like when I entered for the first time since we’ve moved in. (We moved here in October, was more focused on getting the firewood together for the winter!) โ„

Today I took down all the boards and plastic wrap to really get in there and clean everything up. Found some moss growing against the wood and I wiped all that away. After getting the gunk out, I dug up all the dirt and broke it up. While doing so, I found a horseshoe! Lucky me! โ˜˜

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Lots more work to be done! Tomorrow I plan on getting back in there and putting the black tarp back up a little nicer with the wood as well. It helps attract heat into the greenhouse and traps it. Maybe I’ll even get some seedlings put out there and compare them to the seeds I’ve started in the house!


Any tips are welcome! This is my first year having my own greenhouse. ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’–

Books read

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So far this year I’ve read these three books. In order:

The Digital Mom Handbook by Audrey McClelland and Colleen Padilla.ย 

Blogging for Fame and Fortune by Jason R. Richย 

Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain by Ryan Blair.ย 

As you may be able to see there was a trend in the beginning of 2018. Every single one of these books had some inspirations and tools to them that I’ve definitely taken away. Stories of very different people and mindsets.ย  I can’t remember the last time I read non-fiction, yet alone three books in a row.

What have you read so far this year? ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜Š

This time tomorrow

Emotional rage
Stuck in a cage
Living life on ones own
Sitting all alone
Behind the mask
This will never last
Remembering a past
This time tomorrow
There will be no sorrow

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Thanks for reading!ย 

Intentions

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๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ˜ Painted the afternoon away once again..ย  Quite happy with this abstract turn out. ๐Ÿ–Œ What do you see when you look at these painting?


(Are you interested inย purchasing a print? ๐Ÿ–ค)

Quick post to show her off! Hope you’re all enjoying your Easter Sunday!

Crown has fallen

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I’m the rest that you never did meet
Rest assured I’m in the next seat
Pounding lights shaken knees
The bubbles in myย peripherals
Are growing larger
Ready to pop
Don’t turn around I sware it’s a cop
Wake up cold in a daze
I’d much rather be in a haze
Coughing choking barely breathing
Possibly a lucid dream
That remains locked in cells
Behind these walls of my hells
Approach to thinking
Blood is turning purple with hate
But I’m yelling it’s too fucking late
Crown has fallen it’s slow in dust
Everyone around me is full of lust


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Any reason to craft

๐Ÿ˜… My hunny wore this shirt to a Shinedown + In This Moment concert recently…

Some destruction may have happened in the very much sober mosh pit… ๐Ÿ•ด๐Ÿ˜‚

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Of course the crafter in me had to make a keepsake out of it

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Into the Open

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You threw away the key
Into the lake
For my sake
To have to miss you
Havenโ€™t got a clue
Addicted no doubt
Stop at a reflect of a pout
Scream and shout
I know you hear me
Up stream Iโ€™m keeping afloat
Only to find a boat
Full of broken fears
A vivid spark appears
With it a key
The stream is leading off to sea

Miles Away

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Pack my bags for one last time

Goodbye wishes to be a past time

Miles away but in heart close

What now do I propose?

Lips lingering over yours

The thought alone is adored

Packing my bags for one last time

Away for what feels like a lifetime

These thoughts I have yet to speak

Hold my breathe before I become weak

I pack my bags for one last time