Simple Pleasures is a new quasi-series. I want to make it extra clear that this series will never be sponsored. It’s just me sharing something that makes me happy. Because life is too short not to find happiness in the little things.
The other night I came home from a winery outing / small business group meeting, spent some time watching a movie, and then decided I wanted to get cozy in bed and do some writing. I’ve been writing a lot more lately, a lot of which isn’t shared on this blog. Maybe someday.
But I digress.
I lit one of my scented candles, the Lemon & Olive Blossom by Sydney Hale, and was about to climb into bed with my laptop when I thought “hmm. . . it’s been a week. . . I should change the sheets.”
We only have two sets of sheets – our winter flannels and our summer cottons, because I learned that having fewer sets means you can’t procrastinate on washing or folding the laundry as much. Plus, it leaves more room in the linen closet for things like fun throw pillows by Janery ;)
So with clean sheets on the bed, an absolutely heavenly-smelling scented candle burning on the night table, and two big cuddly dogs, I settled in for an awesome hour of writing and thinking.
And that’s when I thought to myself how sometimes the little things can really make a moment.
Let’s chat about the candle for a minute, because I think it should go straight to your Chrsistmas list. And they aren’t paying me to say this. I buy the candles with my own money, and they don’t know who I am.
The Sydney Hale candles cost $28 each.
What?? Twenty-eight dollars?
Yeah, I know. That’s a lot of money for a candle.
I thought so too the first time I bought one. I don’t even remember why I bought it. But then I burned it in my house, and it smelled so amazing. Amazing in a natural, real way, not amazing in a fake chemical way. And it burns for 50 hours. I haven’t timed it precisely, but I have burned this specific candle a lot for two months now and it’s still going strong.
I’m telling you, if you light one of these and then climb into a nice clean bed with a good book, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. And if you think about it, 56 cents an hour for an amazing, naturally scented candle isn’t so bad.
But speaking of sheets, there’s something about the feel of fresh, clean sheets when you climb into bed. They feel 200% better than even day-old sheets. Why is that??
I think if I ever win the lottery, I’ll put a fancy candle in every room, and hire someone to put clean sheets on my bed every day.
What’s one of your simple pleasures?