A Book and a Candle | Anna and the French Kiss + Reading on my Birthday (Canterbury Road Co)

I was chatting with my dear friend Andi from Andi’s ABCs the other day, mulling over what kind of new blog post I could possibly come up with for my blog. After blogging for five years and feeling like I’m repeating so many things and having candles take over my life with Novelly Yours (in a good way), I just don’t have as much time or energy to create some of those fun graphics and infographics that I used to love to spend hours and even days creating! Book and a Beverage really kind of died out with so many people having already done it and me having a hard time keeping track of blog posts sometimes so she suggested I switch things up to fit my life with more of what I’m doing now… and do a little switch from books & beverages to books & candles! I already post quite a bit of books & candles on my Instagram account and it seemed like the perfect way to really tie everything back together!

Here on A Book and a Candle, I share two of my favorite things! I started my own candle shop about two years ago and ever since then, my candle addiction has only grown exponentially! I share a lot of my photos on Instagram but not many really make it to my blog so this seemed like a great opportunity to talk some more about books and candles and how one enhances the other!

Today I’m sharing a photo that I took for my birthday!

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THE CANDLE: Reading on my Birthday from Canterbury Road Co
Candle scents: champagne, birthday cake, sprinkles

The other day was my birthday and every year, I like to try to read ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS on or around my birthday! I spent some time on Sunday morning relaxing with a cup of coffee and one of my favorite books.

I also lit my new candle, Reading on my Birthday, from Canterbury Road Co! Shannon created this candle a few months ago with inspiration of her own birthday and it’s such a fun concept! The champagne scent really pops (no pun intended but pun appreciated) and it has nice base notes of cake with some fun sprinkle sparkle! The scent is light and bubbly and so yummy!

I also meant to read NEVERNIGHT on my birthday but only just started a little bit today. Once I started ANNA, it was hard to stop! I always love falling back into this book and if you haven’t read it yet and enjoy cute romances, you know I always recommend it!

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** All candles featured in A Book and a Candle have been obtained by my own choosing, whether by direct purchase or in a candle swap and there have been no exchanges or free product sent to me to feature. Candle shops featured are of my choosing and each candle summary/review are my own words and opinions. I have not been influenced in any way to write these posts other than my own pure enjoyment of each candle! I’m just sharing what I love! ** 

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