A Vow To My New Home

Thursday, 30 May 2019


What does every new house need? A good smelling candle. 
Scented candles are kind of my weakness and recently, I have kindly been gifted this Lavender soy candle from Newshome candles (check them out, they are linked). They heard (well, read, I guess), that I was moving and wanted to give me a little home-warming gift. 
Now, I could go on and on about how much I loved this scented candle and how it smells so good. 
However, there is one slight problem...
I haven't lit it yet. I am waiting. I have made a vow to myself (and Shalieka, I guess), that when we move home, I will light it.


During stressful times, I always think it is helpful to set little goals. Moving house is definitely one of the most stressful things I have done in a while (similar stress to my dissertation I would say), which is requiring a lot of planning and money-saving. So, setting myself symbolic goals is how I am getting through it.
When I was writing my dissertation, I would set myself word limits like, 'If I write 100 words now, then I can get a Starbucks coffee after'. This is similar. Once I move house, settle in and make it my own, I will light this candle.
I don't know if that sounds silly but I am true believer in this theory. Always think of the end goal. When you are doing anything (and I mean, literally anything), always look forward. Even the smaller things. When you are led in bed at night and you can't be bothered to get up and shower, think about how clean you will feel after, how you don't have to get up early the next day to shave your legs or wash your hair. Think about all the benefits. Think positively.

Although I can't comment on the 'burniness' of this Newshome candle. Here are a few things I can say:

  • It smells exactly like freshly picked lavender. Which is definitely a smell I want in my new house.
  • It's 100% Vegan, cruelty-free. Which is always, always a plus when buying homeware. 
  • It is aesthetically pleasing. It is a neutral colour and I think it wouldn't look out of place in any colour scheme.
  • Finally, it's inexpensive. £15.99, for this massive candle, sounds like a bargain to me.

So all around, I'm pretty excited about lighting this in my new home.
Okay, so I do have a slight ulterior motive with this post (What me? Never.) I am starting a 'moving house' series. I want to document my experience and this is the second post of it. 
Naturally, the idea came to me in the shower the other night (as most good ideas do). I am always watching and reading about people moving house and I get really excited by their decor and choice in colour schemes. And now I am actually doing it. 
If you haven't read my first two posts about moving, they will be linked here and here.
But I hope you will stick around and get excited with me about moving!



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Shop this post:
Newshome Candles: Lavender Scent
Faux Cactus: Ikea
Wooden Chair: Thrifted
Coffee Guide Sign: Desenio 

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  1. Its so true that moving house is super stressful. I know the feeling. Scented candles btw are wonderful stress relievers. Myself I love lavender too.

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    1. Hahah, thank you, I will keep that in mind. Thank you for your lovely comment x

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  2. A lovely post, lavender is such a lovely scent for a home. I like thinking of end goals too, great to have a focus when you are working towards something x

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  3. I completely agree that moving is one of the most stressful things! I moved out for the first time earlier this year. It was the most stressful time! I love your idea of setting goals, such a good idea! x

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    1. I am so SO stressed about it! Thank you for your comment x

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  4. I LOVE scented candles! They bring some life into your home. It is good that you set yourself some little goals. The little things make a big difference. Candles are made to be used :). You can always buy new ones with different scents! I mean I can relate because the nice ones aren't cheap but we need to live a little :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  5. I found this post funny. A really enjoyable read.
    -Hannah

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  6. I love candles and this candle sounds lovely! It's the little touches like that that make a home x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Me too, I am so excited to light it! x

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  7. Nice to have stumbled upon your article as I have been shopping for a good organic candle for the home! This is just what I've been looking for so thanks for leaving the links as it's nice to see what else they offer! Always lovely to discover new brands!

    Trace x | http://www.thefashioncollector.com

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    1. Thank you Trace! I'll let you know what's like when I actually light it hahaha x

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  8. I too believe in focusing on the end goal. Even if it is a small thing :)

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  9. I agree that moving is very stressful and it takes time. I hope you enjoy your knew home and that scented candle.

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  10. i loved this post. Enjoy your candle

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  11. I adore lavender candles too and moving can be stressful but you got this girl!

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    1. Thank you so much! I needed to hear that hahah x

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  12. I'm very excited about this candle tbh 😂🕯

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    1. Excited or exciting about this? Hahah thank you!x

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  13. I think it's cute you set goals like those you mentioned here. I'm starting to think I might be a little more productive if I put incentives at the end of my goals too ^_^

    Sophie | Sophie's Spot

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    1. Thank you Sophie! Yeah try it, you might like it x

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