Soy To The World

Every once in a great while some amazing product comes along and shoots me with cupid’s arrow. Swiffer duster pads (they grab every dust particle instead of pushing ‘em around). The Diva jeans by Old Navy (I swear they’re better than Sevens- I own three pairs). Life cereal (is there crack in there?). And now there’s a new product to shower with affection: Method Holiday Aroma Soy Candles.

Method soy candle

Love, love, love the streamlined curves. Worship, worship, worship the yummy peppermint vanilla and cinnamon bark scents. Adore, adore, adore the fact that they’re made from eco-friendly (and health-friendly) soy. So don’t walk, run to the nearest Target and snatch up as many as you can. At under seven dollars a pop, they’re a total steal (and they last longer than most other under-ten-dollar varieties). And because they’re only available in these cute shapes and scents over the holidays, it’s time to make ample room in your closet for enough to last you til next November.

Image courtesy of Method



Shameless Self-Promotion

In case you missed the orange button that screams (begs?) “VOTE FOR ME!” on our sidebar, then you wouldn’t know that we’re entered in’s “Remodel, Blog and Win” contest. Their esteemed panel of experts will award the $5,000 Grand Prize to the bloggers demonstrating the most home improvement AND blogging prowess.

But another esteemed group of experts – you the people – will award the $1,000 People’s Choice Award by casting your vote by November 30th. (I’ll take care of that brown on my nose once I’ve finished buttering up you beautiful, beautiful people.)

If your love of voting for things (or earning compliments) isn’t enough, your vote will also make you eligible for the $250 Random Voter Award. They’re not giving anything away for prettiest or smartest voter because you’d take both by a landslide.

For those who have already voted – THANKS! But be sure to go back and read the article they just wrote summarizing our blog. Here’s our favorite excerpt:

“In a refreshing twist, the blog post writing on Young House Love is shared by both John and Sherry. Regardless of who writes the posts, they are entertaining and well written! House renovating with a sense of humour – it’s the only way to fly.”

And, in the interest of fairness, check out the other entries here. We especially enjoy Becoming-Home and Our New Old House.