When it comes to our animal companions, we have a lot of different preferences about what they eat, where they sleep, what they play with and so forth based on our own budgets and their needs and personalities. For example, I know that if I buy all those cute tiny cat toys for my cats, most will be ignored, and when my dogs were pups I couldn't buy the really cute little toys because they'd be gone in two seconds flat!
One of my favorite indie companies, Serpent & Flame, is slowly rolling out the autumn goodies and it's so fun to see them released each week. From lip balms to sprays, candles to glosses and much more, they have all kinds of fun goodies for sale!
It's PSL season officially and I'm seeing it everywhere! Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Dunkin... if they have coffee or ice cream, chances are they'll have pumpkin spice latte!
I'm not as big a fan of PSL as many people. I like to have it a couple of times throughout the season but I like other flavors, like apple, much better. Still, I love how it tells us fall is arriving!
My husband and I are big fans of Fable Beard Co. Not only are their beautifully-scented products great on his beard, but they also work on my hair! A little goes a long way and we still have full-sized bottles from our first purchase last year!
This fall they're offering two new exciting scents. The Candyman is a caramel apple scent with salt and gooey candy that I can't wait to try. The Villager is dried oak leaves, cranberry, fall air and golden amber, which also sounds perfect for the upcoming season!
My husband recently bought me the Halloween countdown box with 13 scary movie icons in it and I cannot WAIT to get it! It will be shipped this month (he got it preorder) but I promised to only count down each one until Halloween. I have no idea how I will manage to be that patient.
While I'm a big fan of indie businesses and frequently share them here, I have to say that keeping up with them is a bit... tiring. Too many of them have really terrible websites and product descriptions, and many of them require you to join a Facebook group to "stay in the know" and find out when sales are. Speaking of sales, a lot of them sell out within a few minutes. Others offer preorders that take weeks to arrive.
As a big lover of olfactory delights, scent is something I take great pleasure in. As a lover of Halloween, I'm doubly excited for these new Disney villain and Nightmare Before Christmas scentsy products!
Not only will there be Disney Villain and Jack Skellington wax warmers, both of which look really cool, but they'll also release a bunch of scents AND stuffed Scentsy pals that look like Jack and Sally! Most of these are a little pricey for my taste but they are super cute.
The closer we get to Halloween, the more Halloween goodies I spot everywhere and I love it! Hot Topic has some of the new Funko Pops from The Craft available for purchase already, and Dollar Tree has some cute signs and decorations popping up. I haven't been to my local store, but I've heard from several people that there are some neat things available already.
Spirit shops are popping up like wildflowers and I'm here for it! Trick R Treat has been more popular in recent years, and the shop has several Sam items for sale once again.
Halloween is coming! I know because the Spirit shop is setting up shop in town! I also know because everyone from Big Lots to Grandin Roads has their stuff on sale already, and while some of it is a bit of a dud, some is really fun.