Sometimes it’s hard being Imelda Marcos on a Payless budget.
Sometimes it’s not – and those times must be celebrated and shared.I have for months been lusting over this amazing-smelling candle by Florapathics (hello, middle-age, did I just admit to that? The words of Miranda Hobbs haunt me – “Scented candles have replaced cats as the new sad thing”)
Whatever. Point is that it costs $45 for “Mint Mantra” and I am not completely insane, so browser-window shopping continued painfully for months until I snagged THIS candle at Kroger that smells amazingly close to the real thing for only $8. EIGHT.
My entire apartment smells like a fancy spa and my bank account is zen.
In other news, my cynical self has decided to admit defeat at the hands of Eat, Love, Pray. I blame Julia Roberts. And Florence + The Machine, who are my new personal heroes because their song rocks and because I think they might also be not-so closeted Beetlejuice fans:
Exhibit A: Beetlejuice Beautyqueen/Afterlife Receptionist vs. Florence + The Machine music-video dancer:
The rest of the music video: