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A light in the window


WindowCandle

For years we have put candles in our windows at Christmas time. For most of those years we used electric candles. We had to attach them to the windows with masking tape to help them stay in place. A couple of years ago we ordered some of these battery operated flickering candles from Lehman's store in Ohio and we have been very pleased with them. The name in their catalog is Cordless Window Candles. They have a little bar that fits into the window and holds the candles in place. They are light activated so they automatically switch themselves on and off. (They also have a manual switch.) Right now they are on sale for a great price so I thought I would mention it in case any of you readers might be interested. You can check out the details here (as long as the link is good). I am not being compensated for this, I just really like this product (and many others that they sell.)

We are keeping busy with family here visiting for a few days. Unfortunately one of our guests developed Influenza type A and had to go to the doctor this morning. Since taking Tamiflu and some other medications she is feeling somewhat better already. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Becka


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Candle Tips


I've been taking down and putting away Christmas decorations this week and that made me think about a couple of candle tips that might be useful at this time of year. I have a pretty Christmas tea light burner that has a tea light underneath and you put a scented wax disk in the top and it melts. The first year I used it I was concerned about how to remove the wax. It would be very hot and possibly dangerous to remove it while it was melted and it seemed like a pretty messy job to chip out the wax after it hardened. I read somewhere that if you freeze candle wax it is easily removed. It truly is! I just stick the burner in the freezer for a bit and the wax pops right out very easily. This also works for taper candles which have wax melted down into the holders.

Another tip concerns old candles. I had a set of decorative candles on my fireplace mantel for a number of years and they got rather sticky on the outside. I thought I was going to have to throw them out when I read a tip about cleaning them with rubbing alcohol. I tried this using quite a few cotton balls to clean the candles and was pleasantly surprised at how well this worked.

So, if you are facing some candle clean up perhaps these tips will be helpful. I hope all of you are having a wonderfully blessed new year.

Becka


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