quaintness overload.

seriously.

be ready.

Yesterday after my mom & I had a most wonderful lunch, we went to Christmas tree shops (❡❡ dontcha just love a a bargain ❡❡)  to browse through things that we didn’t need to find things that we couldn’t live without.  I bought some super-de-duperly cool fall napkins .

Ali’s lunch is stylin’ today, I tell ya 🙂

Mom asked me if we could stop at this little shop that she had always wanted to… it is called Cinnamon Sticks and Candlewicks  it is tucked into a little shop on route 28  at a bend in the road in lovely, West Dennis, ma.. on the Cape. 

If you think it is quaint from the outside….. just hold onto your pants, cause the inside is downright charming 🙂   :if you are a boy in your teen years that still thinks that your bum hanging out makes you look cool… the for the love of God.. PLEASE hold those pants!!!!:

and it smelled HEAVENLY!  The first thing that we saw were 1803 candles. These are the nicest candles that I have ever had my hands on, and let me tell you, I’ve had my hands on A lot of candles!  They are made of Soy wax…. grown by AMERICAN farmers!  how cool is that?

The packaging had my heart instantly, being ball jars and all….. ( I have a slight obsession with ball jars) 

what’s so cool about soy you ask??

well here ya go…

Soy Wax is made of soybeans grown in the United States.  It is a renewable resource and environmentally friendly.

 clean burning
 non-toxic
 non-carcinogenic
 biodegradable

Soy candles will leave your home free of soot on your walls, curtains and furniture.

and… they smell amazing!  And they have the coolest names..  Cabin on the hill, barn raising, grandpa’s trees, north woods cabin.. just to name a few…  The gentleman behind the counter told us that once we burned one of these candles, we would never go back to any other candle. I think he is right 🙂

the store had all sorts of tiny cubbies with a mix of antiques

LOVE! the rolling pins!!!

Mom and I spent quite a bit of time walking around and taking it all in… enjoying the incredible smells:)…  This business is run by a lovely husband & wife team, JoDee& Bob Harvey.  ( their adorable granddaughter was there as well as their pup and a sweet little kitty cat 🙂  ( I forget their names 😦  )

~ Btw…. the first weekend in December they host a holiday festival with clam chowder, pulled pork, dips.. and a whole lot more.. if you are in the area and want more info… leave them your email on their home page and they will keep you up to date.. I’ll be there 😉

Something else kinds cool happened…  While checking out , Mom started talking to Bob and it turns out that Bob’s family grew up RIGHT across the street from my stepdad, John’s family!  ( North of Boston).. small world, eh?

While Mom & Bob were reminiscing  about the good ol’ days, I thought it would be fun if I wandered around & took some pics.. and bought a small gift to share with one of you!!!

YOU’RE always on my mind 🙂 

so that’s exact-alatally  what I did 🙂

My favorite scent from all that I had to choose from was called ‘barn-raising’.. the description states

Everyone has a job to do on barn raising day…(blend of barnwood, redwood, cedar)

so here is what I have for you ! a six pack of 1803 melters. Each soy cube is infused with fragrance, essential oil and botanicals…  You can melt each wax sube in a wax melter for hours of scent.

yeeaaah…. I debating on telling you this, but since we are friends and all…. I bought a set of wax melters for me in a different scent … and I went to smell it lsat night and the wax and essential oil blend is SOOO  soft.. that I broke off a tiny piece and massaged it into my dry heels.

Now you REALLY think that I’ve lost it… It’s ok.. I get it… I live with me too… le sigh.

I’m certainly NOT recommending that the lucky winner try this…  but I’m also not certain that I won’t do it again tonight 🙂

I really did fall in love with this scent… and to prove it to you ….  here is my barn raising candle next to my birds nest of sea glass

( sea glass is sea glass that Ali has been collecting for me for years and the birds nest is from a mama bird who had her babies right out side of my window… I watched them grow actually fly away… months after the nest had been abandoned, I took it as my own to hold treasures 🙂

the label on the candle reads…. ‘Men women and children have a job to do on barn raising day’.. I mean, how could you not love that? you can get your kids to do work!

ps.. if you want see see more pics of this adorable store… click here

SOO…   down to business… what do you have to do to win? I’m offering you a lot of chances!

1~  LIKE barefootgirl in the kitchen on facebook.. then leave a quick comment there..( on barefootinthekitchen’s facebook page)  it can be one word. just let me know that you were there.. if you already like me *flips hair* then just leave me a quick comment… again.. one word is fine… you could even just say booger. I would take that.. because I know that that is your secret way of professing your undying love to me  .. *swoons*

2~ refer a friend that you think might like barefoot to my blog and follow either by signing up for emails ( click the white box on the left above the facebook like box)  or following though wordpress…Have my new found friend ( thanks to you ) Leave a quick comment with who it was (AHEM… YOUR NAME)  that referred them. You each will get an entry into the giveaway.. you refer  ( I keep spelling reefer by accident.. this could be bad)  let’s try that again…. you can refer as many friends as you want.. and you will receive a separate entry for each  one of my new friends… AND  your friend can get an extra entry ( or 10) if they refer one of their friends and do exactly the same thing…. leave a comment about who loved who first… I promise , I’ll keep track.

3~ and if you don’t think that you have any friends that want to love me, or you just want to hoard may awesomeness all to yourself, I understand.. I’m a girl 😉 If this is you, then all that you have to do is leave me a comment in the comment area.

you are welcome to say booger too.. there is no food in this post 🙂

AND!!!!  you can do ALL of these for multiple entries!!!!  because you are my friend… and you rock my world!

2 last things……   I only mention this because when I first started reading blogs..this I did not know… ( don’t laugh ) but many times in a post I will refer to something that I’ve written in the past & I will type a hyper link this will take you back to that post that I was talking about… if something that I wrote did not make sense, then perhaps the past post will clear things up ( keep in mind, I’ve been at this for a few years, so some of you may have read things that others have not)  I try to make sure that you see the hyperlinks by making them a different color.. so if you see writing that isn’t this lovely black, there’s your sign 🙂 If the word is a purty color then click on it… It might make my post make a whole lot more sense…. then again, maybe not.

Once in awhile I will change the color just for fun, so if you roll over a colored word and when you click it it does nothing… then just move on.. there is always tomorrow.

and lastly, my dear friends…. I will keep the contest open until midnight on Saturday.. this gives everyone time to share the love. Think Woodstock here…

I will choose the winner at random  using random.org  when I get home from runningmy first 5 k on Sunday…….and promptly ship out to the winner on Monday morning. 

I have 6 other prizes for upcoming give aways… and waiting to hear back on many more… some are home made and some are donated and kinda funky &  fun stuff 🙂

have a great night, invisible blog world friends 🙂

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