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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Loveable Lavendar and Passionate Purple

We have had a relaxing Sunday.  We sat on the back screened porch and enjoyed the morning sunshine, then moved to the front porch and soaked up the afternoon sun.  It has been a lovely Spring-like day.  Because both the husband and I have been sick we missed church this morning.  That rarely happens.  

Now the sun has gone down and I just lit this awesome candle I have been enjoying since Christmas. 

My husband's daughter gave me a huge gift basket for Christmas and it was filled with fun green and purple items.  No, I didn't think to take a picture until after I had completely emptied it and put the various items in their places of use.  In the basket was purple and green scrapbooking supplies, a purple umbrella, a glittery green fountain pen, boxes of tea, bath and shower gel, body lotion and the list goes on. One of the items in the basket was this Yankee Candle in Lemon Lavender scent.  

Have you smelled this??  It is true, it is calming and relaxing. 

Here is a picture of the candle with the light off.  So soft and welcoming. 

Also in the gift basket were items from Avalon Organics, Lavendar Bath & Shower Gel and Lavendar Bath & Body Lotion.

I have never used products from this company before but I now highly recommend them.  These are exceptional and very enjoyable to use.  

The shower gel is kept in my bathroom but I keep the hand lotion in my office on my desk.  

I do have a passion for purple.  In small doses.  Perhaps that is why I got a gift basket with so many purple things in it!  One foot into my house and you see a lot of green because our great room is painted green.  I find it is such an easy color to live with.   

Here are a couple of prints that hang in my office with purple in them. 

So what do you think of the color purple?  What about the scent of lavendar? 

Thanks for stopping by.  I welcome your comments.  Libby~

I am linking up to Debbiedoos Newbie party!  



  1. Hi Libby, Aren't Yankee candles the best? Before Christmas I visited their factory store in Williamsburg and loaded up. What a great gift.
    Thanks for your visit and kind comment. I am now a follower.

  2. It's been a long time since I've had a lavendar candle. Now I'm going to have to go smellin' at the Yankee store. :)

  3. I love Yankee Candle and lavendar, so I'll look for this scent the next time I go to a YC store. Thanks for recommending it. I like green, too, but I don't have anything purple. Those prints look lovely, though.

  4. I love lavendar and the candles. So relaxing to me. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Vicky

  5. That basket must have been wonderful!! I'm glad you are still enjoying pieces of it!
    I'm here from Debbie's party, and I'm also your newest follower!!

  6. I love lavender. In fact, we grow it in front of our house - can't wait for spring to smell it again! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.