Tag: candle

Light It Up

DIY August 1, 2015

I’ve had an insanely busy week (new site http://www.allycinhicks.com). But I’m never too busy to remind a friend of how amazing and brilliant she is. Get it get it. Candles make light…brilliant. Sometimes I crack myself up.  I just had to prove to myself that you don’t have to spend all your money to give a thoughtful gift. 

 I collected a few household items. Well, at least common for my household. I grabbed a piece of sequin sweater from an earlier project, some marble contact paper, some Martha Stewart glitter, and of course some tea candles. My earthquake kit will miss them.  Basically, cut the fabric and spray glue it to the plastic candle holder then add glitter to another one then finally the contact paper to yet another.   

Then wrap it up. I always believe in a great ribbon and a hand written card. People love the personalization. 


Night Night!

Advice June 16, 2012

Creating a nightly routine is so important in the attempt to achieve good sleep hygiene.  So, I’ll let you in on mine.  It involves some reading, mainly nerd books like “The Tell Tale Brain” or some random facts from Flipboard, all the while I”m smelling my new candle Sweet Spun Sugar from Target, followed by some planning for tomorrow (that’s what the note book is for, I’m so analog).  Then I wash and moisturize my face and jump in bed…good night!