Saturday, September 13, 2014

Playing with Tigers and Fall Candle Haul

Today my hubby surprised me with a trip to an animal reserve about an hour away from where we live.  I absolutely love animals but I do hate to see them in cages.  My honey knows this, so he took me to a place where they rescued lots of babies. 

We started the day at a local restaurant called The Egg and I and had some fabulous breakfast.  I had a garden omelet, lots of coffee, some potatoes, and I opted for a fresh fruit bowl instead of toast. It was very good.  I can't believe we have only just tried it after being here for 5 months. After that, we jumped in the car and rode for an hour while I tried it think of every possible place we could be going. And I never figured we were going to see rescue animals and donate to taking care of them. What could be a better birthday gift?   We learned about their stories and how they came to be at the reserve.  I was so heartbroken. Especially when I heard how mistreated the bear was.  Her finger tips were cut off and she was trained using only negative reinforcement. But the bear has been loved on and treated with care for the past 2 years and she is responding to caretakers in a nicer way. All of the feels were happening to me. 

My bear friend eating crackers. 

It was a great time. I wish I could have hugged them all! I doubt I would have walked away looking the same though lol. If you'd like to donate, please go to

And even though fall is no where in sight in South Georgia, that doesn't mean I can't get started with my fall candles.

I don't even know if you can call this a haul.  It's kind of tiny, but to be fair, I still have SO many candles from the semi annual sale in June, I shouldn't have even gone.  But I can never resist the 2 for 22 sale on candles.  The Sea Salt and maple popcorn is a strong smell, very similar to Summer Boardwalk (which is what I went in there to buy in the first place, but apparently the name should have clued me in!). You can really get a whiff of the maple popcorn with this one.  Its so fall.  I just wish it was cold! The Autumn sky smells a lot like toned down teakwood.  It's still reminiscent of men's cologne, but not as strong. Makes me want to light a fire and roast some marshmallows! 

That's about it for my day. It was all the way fabulous and it ended with me taking my hair out of all those braids! Why do I even do that to myself lol! 

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