Candlemaking is nothing new to me, I started back in 2010.

My original creations were poured into glasses from recycled wine and beer bottles.

I never poured beeswax though. I feared it would be too pricy.

As it turned out, the soy candles I poured wound up being too pricy. In addition, I could not support the soy industry any longer due to the genetic modification and hormone disrupting tendencies of soybeans.

Anyway, I just poured some beeswax candles in covered tins and glass jars and I am selling them on Ebay. They have a natural honey scent, they burn clean, and they burn long with proper wick trims (1/4 inch, every time).

Because of the price of the organic essential oils, I am custom pouring those candles. Contact me via my candle page with inquiries.

Made with and sent with Love & Light,

Carrie Ann

Siesta Key, a Place For Me

There was a place for me, literally, in a Siesta Key townhouse, with my own bedroom and private balcony and it ws just steps from a path to the Gulf of Mexico.

SunWest Crab and Shrimp Fest

Despite what viewers see on A & E’s Live PD, there is lots of good, clean fun and flavor to be found in Pasco County. Some now-famous Pasco County Sheriffs were spotted (and thanked) at Hudson, Florida’s SunWest Park, an example of family friendly festivities.

Love And War, in Print

Love And War In The Hamptons, my memoir of military life, is now available. 111-pages of short stories. I just received the first copy from

Lifestyle Links

Medical Marijuana Card Renewal

An employee at the Trulieve dispensary in New Port Richey, Florida also thought that my patient number was cool.  I am one of the first.
Also of note is that you can pay the Florida Department of Health for your card and renewal with a debit card

Healing Places

As stress is the cause of most dis-ease, I limit it in any possible way, as mentioned in previous posts …

Getting Out of Touch

I am purifying my life and limiting sitting, talking, eating, people, news, noise, negativity, driving and drama.

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all! I hope you find the light and beauty in whatever 2018 may bring.  

A Few Florida Photos

A glimpse of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico scene, the nature coast. Beach, boating, saltlife all year long.

Fire Island Summer

A few favorites from my barefoot and water taxi travels on Fire Island National Sea Shore. This barrier island off Long Island has many diverse communities and pristine beaches.

The Nature of Shelter

Shelter Island sits between the north and south forks of Long Island’s east end. Breathtaking views await a ferry ride away, from Greenport or North Haven

Star Photos in Montauk

I loved taking candid live music photos for print in The East Hampton Star. A few of the big guys…