As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

{31 Days to Make a House a Home} Day 4 ~ Light Some Candles

At holiday time, I love to light candles.

When we are having company, I light lots of candles.

On a gray Monday morning, I love to light a candle. 

With an afternoon read aloud and cup of tea, we sometimes light a candle.

(Are you getting the idea that I really like candles?) 

Candlelight has such a homey ambience; it visually warms a room. 

If you use scented candles, you have a multi-sensory experience.  (I always like to kill two birds with one stone, don't you?)  Personally, I prefer "food" scents (cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, apple cider) to floral ones.  (I also try to stick to vanilla when friends with allergies visit.)

Some of my favorites are:
  • Village Candle jar candles  Their scents are the best!  I am burning a Maple Butter jar candle right now, and it is splendiforous. 
  • Pier One has great pillar candles.  I love their tea lights too.  My favorite Pier One scents are the autumn pumpkin-y, spice-y ones.  I also like the Island Orchard for summer. 
  • Mainstay 3-oz. jar candles, at Walmart, are a cheap thrill at $1.00 per jar!  I keep a stash of Pumpkin Spice, Mulled Cider, Hazelnut Cream, and Vanilla. 
  • Walmart also carries a line of Better Homes and Gardens jar candles that have some yummy scents.  I grabbed a Ginger Spice Cake to light on cozy winter nights. 

Candlelightanother way to make your house a home.    


  1. So, now who's the late night visitor? And who's the busy beaver? Imagine my surprise to come visit after the weekend and realize I have some catching up to do!

    You are in your element Cheryl. I love these posts (just like I knew I would). Keep talking... I for one am taking notes!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. Im loving this too. Im soo getting ready to copy your muffin pan idea! That looks too cute!!

  3. I adore candles too. They instantly add ambiance and warmth to any room! I also stick to fruity, or foodie scents as well. The floral ones are way too overwhelming most of the time!

  4. We must be long lost sisters! I love food scented candles too! I bought two Yankee candles yesterday from Hallmark. Each month they have 25% off their "scent of the month" candles. I bought spiced pumpkin and harvest scents. Love them!

  5. I Enjoy candles too Cheryl especially from now through Christmas, and "food" scents are my favorites. I also buy the dollar candles at WalMart and am so surprised that such a small candle can scent a large area. I like the idea of candles in the cupcake pan! I might just borrow this idea when I have company.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Cheryl, I am back to talk about your 31 days to make a house a home, I read your other posts, and enjoyed them so much. And also to say I am sorry for posting the previous comment from my other goggle account, sometimes I just forget and not sign in and out.

    Your thoughts about making a house a home are so inspiring.This is one meme I wished I had joined but didn't know about it because of not blogging lately, I am going to try and visit each day,and if by chance I don't get by daily, I will certainly come back and catch-up. as I enjoyed this so much.

  8. What a great idea, a suggestion for each day of October to create that homey, fall atmosphere! Can't wait to see what you will list next. I also love that you love the Lord! Blessings! ~Gwen~

  9. Got so excited that I booted myself right off and why? Because you mentioned and I see Village Candle there. Now I'm wondering if you are in my corner because Village Candle is a Maine company and the factory is not that far from here. Hmmmm...things to ponder...

  10. Hello Cheryl,
    This is the Director of Internet Sales for Village Candle.
    I would like to have you do a review and a giveaway and was wondering if you would contact me @

    Thank you

  11. Oh, pumpkin or cinnamon candles this time of year just make me smile. In the spring and summer I love cantaloupe or green scented candles. Isn't it funny how women have such connections with candles?


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