As some of you know, I love candles.
We have pets. I occasionally burn breakfast/lunch/dinner ... I need candles.
I LOVE the good candles, I just can't always splurge on them.
And most times, I figure a candle's, a candle's, a candle.
Last spring, I was asked to review a new Febreze product line.
Including their candles.
In that review, one of the things I pointed out, was how after 30 hrs, the wax burned almost completely away.
I was impressed.
Last night, I was standing at the sink, cleaning up after dinner.
One boy was upstairs, one was down. I was alone in the kitchen. Hands in suds, staring absently out the window.
All of a sudden, there was this mini explosion to my right.
Something between a loud pop and a crash.
I looked at the stove and saw the candle holder that had been sitting on it
The cheap, Dollar Store candle holder that was now shattered.
A spray of wax covered the surface of the stove, with the exception of one spot that had pooled, and had the wick/flame still burning in the middle of it.
On my stove!
There's a teeny tiny fire on my stove!
Run for the camera ... or blow it out?
As you can see, I blew it out BEFORE I ran for the camera.
This my friends, is what a cheap candle holder looks like.
That's it! Time to move up to the $3.95 Wal-mart brand!
Oh, and I will happily accept (the $8), Febreze Brazilian Carnaval® candles for Christmas this year, Mom ;-)