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Friday Favorites!

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Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you guys are looking ahead for the weekend. It has been a little rainy here and you can see that almost all the trees have lost their leaves. Kind of makes them look sad and dull.

But I didn’t let it hamper my mood and decided to post my Friday Favorites! Like I mentioned in my Fall Colors post, we are celebrating ‘Diwali’ this week – the Festival of Lights! Diwali literally means a ‘Row of Lights.’Β It signifies the triumph of good over evil, truth over falsehood and of light over darkness. It is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India with people decorating their houses with lights as well as traditional ‘diyas’Β (lamps), preparing sweets, exchanging gifts & bursting fire crackers. Basically, everyone is in a happy mood! You can say that is the one time when people go all out and don’t mind the holes that may be caused in their wallets πŸ˜€

So in my Friday favorites, I’m adding this lovely ‘diya’ that we lit up –

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Okay, so I’m obsessed with everything that smells good (umm..who doesn’t?) and I recently hauled a few things from Bath & Body works. My excuse? Some things were on 50% off ya’all. I think the word ‘sale’ goes hand in hand with women going crazy over shopping πŸ˜€ I’m always trying out new stuff and I’m adding the ones that I’m currently loving –

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Speaking of scents, I came across these candles on an Etsy store. And I was like – Wow! they have a scent called ‘Old Books’? The nerd in me started thinking – how heavenly must it smell? πŸ˜€ And the other one I came across is called ‘The Shire.’ Lord of the rings fans will definitely feel curious to know how Bilbo Baggins’ Shire smells like (I haven’t tried them but kind of eyeing them πŸ˜‹)

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Have any of you tried similar candles like these? What are your favorite scents? I would love to know because I’m always up for giving things a try πŸ™‚

Have a happy weekend everyone. Stay positive and remember…always keep on smiling!

xoxo

18 Comments

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    Erika Kind

    November 13, 2015

    OMG…. Bath & Body Works! I could live in those shops! I love it! Also a lover of everything that smells…. did I tell that I am aromatherapist… lol
    Happy Friday!!!

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      Smiling Notes

      November 13, 2015

      Omg you are an aromatherapist?? Wow…I wish we lived close by 😍😍 and yes even I can stay in BBW shop forever 😘😘

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        Erika Kind

        November 13, 2015

        Awh… I would love that too. Essential oils are great.
        Talking about BBW: when I am in the States I always buy loads of those sprays, shower gels, and body lotions… 😍

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          Smiling Notes

          November 13, 2015

          Haha and I buy in loads when I’m traveling to India to give them to my sis and mum 😊

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    mopana

    November 13, 2015

    happy weekend you too….. yeeeey…. and… by the way, lovely, lovely β€˜diya’ πŸ™‚

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    anroworld

    November 13, 2015

    Happy weekend to you too! Lovely positive post!

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    Inspired Visions

    November 13, 2015

    Got to take advantage of the 50% Sale!!!!

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    Alok Singhal

    November 16, 2015

    That is an awesome picture of Diya. Not that the last Friday is long gone, let’s wait for the next one πŸ™‚

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    November 18, 2015

    What a fun and wonderful festival! I love knowing the meaning and translation!

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      Smiling Notes

      November 18, 2015

      Diwali is indeed fun. Especially in India…it’s like Christmas lights everywhere during that time! I miss the festivities back home.

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