I made these candles!!!! Sorry gushing in this Sunday Post 04/28/2019

Hi dear friends!

It’s Sunday again and that means that the time has come to look into the rearview mirror and chat about my week out and on the blog!

As usual I am linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer

In real life first

This week was exhausting at work with my train breaking down on the way back from work on Thursday! We had fifty minutes delay… just what we need at the end of a hard work day right?


I also have great news!

First my daughter got a room in the dorms at university!!!!

It was her first choice a quiet place in a green part of the town. Not too far from the building where she’ll study to become a veterinarian either.

We are so relieved! It was not a guarantee as we don’t live so far from university to be on the top of their list for a room!

I think we both did a happy dance when the letter came in the mail.

We plan to visit that place within two weeks. So more later.


My second great news is that I finally did make the candles I was boring you out with last week!

On Friday I worked to place all the stickers on one page and went to the print shop. It already looked great!

Then yesterday, it was D Day!

I had all that I needed to make the candles. I spent hours working on five candles but as I really love four of them I’ll show you only these four below.

I made mistakes. And I had to get creative to hide them!

But I had fun and I learned from these mistakes!

Expect another post with all the “step by step” and backstage but you can already see the end result here below (sorry for the poor quality of the pictures I took them with my phone ….).

On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)

I may only have reviewed one book (but what book!) but I read/listened to two more!

I read an ARC of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson but the review will come in June, closer to the release date. I adored it!

I listened to Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. Expect a review next week but it was phenomenal!

So for the book I read and reviewed: Method by Kate Stewart. A five stars!!!

On Tuesday Shanah asked us what our mind blowing mystery/thriller were! I had to dig deep as this is not my most read genre.

Then on Wednesday I posted my first Can’t Wait Wednesday as I had just learned the day before about Susan Ee’s next book and I just HAD TO shout about it!!!

Finally, my weekly discussion post was a light one: how do you choose your next book crush! Not just your next read but the one that will sweep you off your feet.

On the blogsophere

Let’s have a quizz to decide what type of reader you are!

Then I have been really buried in my cave and did not blog hop much but … Kristina speaks about genres she never knew axisted prior blogging!

Genres I never knew existed prior to book blogging!

That’s it! Now do tell me how was your week?

Thanks for reading.


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57 Replies to “I made these candles!!!! Sorry gushing in this Sunday Post 04/28/2019”

  1. OMG, how awesome! I am so happy for you and making those candles! I hope you have lots of fun with it. I know I have seen it on Instagram! YAY YOU!!


    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      THANK YOU!!!!

  2. Awesome news on university!!!

    Candles looking great. Ah… so many scents.

  3. It sounds like an excellent week! I just bought Skyward as it was the Audible Daily Deal and I had a $5 coupon. Have a great weekend!

    Here is my Sunday Post   

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Enjoy Skyward!!

  4. Those candles look gorgeous!! Love it!!
    Congrats on your daughter getting a dorm. That’s exciting!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Maureen!!

  5. Beautiful! I’m going to make some too!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Really? You have to show them to me Astrid!!!

  6. The Candles looks beautiful, Sophie and Congrats about your daughter! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Sorcery Of Thorns! It’s one of my most anticipated reads of 2019!
    I hope you have a great week and Happy reading! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Raven I swear you’ll love Sorcery of Thorns!!! And thank you so much!

  7. Your candles look amazing!!! I love the little charms on the top! And they look super professionally done! I would totally buy those if I saw them in a store! (I can’t buy candles online because I am super picky about scents 🙁 )

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh I am also picky about the scents Brittany! Too sugare or overpowering and I am out! Thank you <3

  8. Hey the candles look great! Nice job!! And congrats on your daughter getting her dorm. Exciting times 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Greg!!!

  9. Those candles are BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that you took the time to do them and I hope you’re super proud of yourself because my brain hurts just imagining myself doing them hahah

    And the news about your daughter finding that dorm room is awesome! Hope you’ll be filled with great news throughout this week and the month of May, Sophie! 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Lashaan! Truth is I always loved craft and my mom was an art teacher. She always tried her new ideas on me before asking her pupils to realize them. So I have had lots of practice and fun as a kid!

      1. That is so cool! 😮 You were basically her guinea pig hahaha At least you sound like you enjoyed whatever she made you do! 😀

        1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

          Oh yes!

  10. That’s great news about the room for your daughter. It’s hard to score a room on campus at the best of times. I hope it works out.

    As for those candles? Wow, Sophie, you are so talented. I think they look as good as any professional one we can buy in a shop. Even more so, as I’d far rather buy direct from you and get something handmade, and personal. What great gifts these will make.


    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh thank you Alexandra! You are too kind! <3

  11. I love that you made all those candles! I imagine it was fun to do and they look amazing.
    Congrats to your daughter on getting her choice of dorm room too 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Stephanie!!!

  12. Rachel @Waves of Fiction says: Reply

    Congrats about your daughter! The candles turned out nice. I want to give Kate Stewart a try sometime. I loved One of Us is Lying! Happy reading, Sophie! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Rachel! Happy reading to you too!

  13. Love your candles Sophie – new projects are always so exciting!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Exactly Daisy!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you!

  14. It’s so hard to find good campus accommodation, I’m glad your daughter did.
    Great job on the candles!

    Have a great reading week

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Shelly Rae!!!

  15. You made such pretty candles! They’re scented? I bet they smell divine!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yes Mogsy and not too overpowering!

  16. Congrats on your daughter getting in her dorm! What university is she going to? I think my son settled on West London. Oh, and those candles are fabulous! Have a great week Sophie! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      She satys in Belgium TRisy! But I hope your son will have fun in London!

  17. Yeah for your daughter getting her dorm room. And your candles are amazing! So pretty I wouldn’t want to burn them:)

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha I don’t usually burn them either Laura but use them as prop in my bookstagrams!

  18. Your candles turned out beautifully!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Suzanne!

  19. The candles look lovely. I kind of want to try making a candle someday, but I don’t have the supplies or the motivation. Have a good week!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much AJ!

  20. Ooh, I love candles! What fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Congrats on your daughter’s room.

    I have a lot of ARCs being released in August, and I think I need to read a few before then, even though I can’t post the review until closer to release day.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Laurel!

  21. Great looking candles!!! And Yay for your daughter getting a dorm room. How exciting!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Samantha!

  22. I like the look of your candles too, Sophie. In fact, your whole week seems rather successful which is great.
    I like what you’ve shared so I clicked that follow button and look forward to reading more of your posts. x

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Flora! Following you back now 😉

  23. The candles look great! I love how they scent up a room 🙂
    Our week was filled with gardening- a real passion for me and my husband.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well since audiobooks I love gardening too Jacquie LOL

  24. AHHH yay this is so very exciting about your daughter, so happy for her! <3
    And your candles look so, so beautiful, I love them SO much.
    I hope you'll have a wonderful week! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Marie!!! You too <3

  25. Ooh I love making Candles. These look so exquisite!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Jen!

  26. Beautiful candles! You really have a talent for it 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much that’s so sweet!

  27. Sophie the candles look so beautiful!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Meeghan!!!!

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