Adventures in Unschooling

Posts Tagged ‘candles

I can’t afford the beeswax pillar candles but I still like having candles as part of my morning. It helps me to wake up more gently and seems to put everyone in a better mood.

Since my home made candles were such a failure I caved and bought some premade ones when I was out last night. This is our new arrangements and it is the best one yet. 🙂

There is nothing like watching all three of my little childrens eating their breakfast by the glow of candles.

And I really needed the extra little bit of peacefulness this morning.

Joel is sick and we were awoken abruptly this morning by him throwing up. So I am very tired and a little cranky…not at anyone, just in general. I could have used that extra little quiet time this morning to orient myself. After I write this blog post I will try to find a few minutes of solitude to do just that.

Anyways, I transfered some of the accorns and seashells etc. from the previous arrangement to the new plate. Here is a close up of the front:


I tried my hand at candle making for the first time. I made my own wicks using instructions for L. And while it worked out OK I had a hell of a time getting them to burn. I spent the whole evening (on and off) getting them burned down to the point that I could stuff a tea light down there. That is working well.

I coloured them using crayons.

And the little seaside motif was born out of my desire to start decorating from spring (yeah, I am so tired of winter) and it all of a sudden developed into this beachy thing. So I just ran with it.

I had to take down my nature table. It was just getting scattered all over the house. This is sort of a substitute for it.

Anyways, good night.


    • withoutloveweallperish: 50 books for $10!! As a book lover, that sounds like Christmas come early! Lovely library set up, need to set up one of those for myself!
    • theworldismysoyster: Sure. Just none of my kids. :)
    • goobrobinson: Hi! I'd like to seek your permission if I can reuse one of your pictures for my next post? Specifically the second picture.