As mid-summer approaches, my mind drifts to vacation times, getaways or mini excursions out and about. One-tank trips. Parks to explore.
Do you take a summer vacation or do small getaways? What do you have planned? If not, what would be your ideal vacation or retreat? What are your favourite local haunts? Give us some places to hang out!
No real summer plans this year (or any year; I don’t do summer very well) save just getting through the dang thing.
But! My dream vacation? The mere idea of which gets me up nearly every day at the butt crack of dawn to trawl the pool or pound the pavement in the hopes of whittling my arse down to a Doom Buggy-acceptable size? The dream that is so potent, it practically comes with its own smell?
Disney. Disney World, actually, classic Orlando styles (don’t get me started on the incongruities of someone who wilts like a pansy in the heat vacationing in central Florida.) I used to go just about every year with my parents when I was a kid, and indeed, it’s where Mr. Finger Candy and I enjoyed two weeks of blissful – if humid – honeymooning, but we haven’t been in years.
Time to rectify that in a major way. And we can start with something I have ALWAYS wanted to do, but which my parents – bless their otherwise terrifically indulgent souls – could never quite manage, 13 straight trips through my favourite place on Planet Earth, the Haunted Mansion. I’m trying not to hype it up too much, or denigrate all of the other very, very important moments that have occurred in my life (graduating university, getting married, owning a home) but I think it’s going to be the very best day of my life. 😉
And not like they weren’t a lot of work or anything, but I’ll be sporting these nails when I do eventually get there, my second go at recreating the Mansion’s iconic Damask wallpaper, complete with eerily shifting eyes.
I am not going to lie…as summer starts revving up…I am catching myself daydreaming not only about vacation, but also fall scents. I am sure it may be too early for some and others melt fall scents year round, but I must ask…where are you planning to order your fall smell goods from? It can be vendor wax, candles, bath and body or perfumes. Just spill!
Save a pending Sniff My Tarts custom order, 3/4 of which is mint-based (so more winter there) I have no outstanding orders. But I’ve always wanted to get in on The Bathing Garden’s gore-geous collection of Halloween-themed bath and body care. I’ve been so impressed with my two orders thus far, and I can’t wait to see what beautifully creepy little items they come up with for the upcoming haunting season.
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