Thursday, 8 March 2018

Coming out of hibernation (and a Spring giveaway)

After the longest January known to man, I entered February with lots of hope. We play a game during our walk to school where we try to spot signs of the changing seasons and I was sure we'd start to see buds on the trees and a little bit of green during our walk. But no, nothing. Mother Nature clearly isn't ready for Spring yet and instead of daffodils and bluebells we were rewarded with the most horrendous snow storms seen in recent years. Urgh!

Coming out of hibernation (and a Spring giveaway)


As I type this on 8 March, the temperature is still -1 degrees outside and I am so over it! Please tell me we don't have too much longer to wait for the first signs of Spring. I really don't want to be taking part in Easter Egg hunts wearing a Winter coat and wellies!


5 Simple reasons to look forward to Spring 



1 - Listening to the birds tweeting 

Do birds even Tweet in winter? If they do, I certainly don't notice it. I love working from home and listening to the birds happily chirp outside.

2 - Feeling sunshine on your skin

I can't even remember what this feels like and I am desperate for some natural warmth on my skin. I can't wait for my first coat-less walk to school.

3 - Filling your house & garden with fresh flowers

I must admit, I've already started with this one and my house is currently filled with daffodils. They are only £1 a bunch and really brighten a room and your mood. No doubt we'll be heading to our local garden centre over the next few weeks planting some new flowers in our garden.

4 - Spring cleaning & home makeovers  

I've already started my 30 day March De-clutter challenge and it feels so good! I love that Spring inspires us to have a good old clear out and freshen up our home.

5 - Watching nature at it's best 

Nothing beats walking home from school and admiring the Cherry Blossom on the trees and snowdrops on the ground. I love that Spring brings out the best in nature and is filled with baby chicks, lambs and lots of pretty wild flowers.

Let me know why you can't wait for Spring! 

Rituals Home Giveaway 


To celebrate the start of a new season, I've teamed up with Rituals Home to giveaway a Limeleaf & Ginger natural, organic candle jar with wooden lid. This Vegan, cruelty-free and eco-friendly candle has a zingy scent which is perfect for Spring with a burn time of 60 hours. Enter using the rafflecopter below - good luck! 

Coming out of hibernation (and a Spring giveaway)


Prize is 1 x Limeleaf and Ginger Organic Candle Jar from Rituals Home including delivery to any mainland UK address
Prize is non-transferable, there are no alternatives and refunds are not possible.
Giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18+ and excludes employees of Rituals Home and SamanthaRickelton.com
No purchase is necessary
Giveaway ends midnight Sunday 25 March 2018. One winner will be selected at random from all valid entries and notified via email. You have 28 days to respond to this email in order to claim your prize. 

44 comments

  1. I honestly can't wait for Spring! (Birds to tweet in winter but not as often. Or so I believe, they tweet in my Dad's garden all year round.) Katie x

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  2. I love the Meditation Aromatherapy Organic Candle x

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    1. Thank for your lovely comment Lesley, it's one of my favourites I love to pop the melted wax on the soles of my feet before I meditate or do yoga.

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  3. I love the Ceramic Oil Burner - White Owl x

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment Tracy the White Owl Burner is one of my favourites.

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  4. The Organic candle set definitely catches my eye

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    1. Thank you very much Flower, they make a great gift or a pampering treat for yourself!

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    1. Thank you Annabel, the White Owl Burner is one of my favourites she is very cute!

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  6. i really like the look of the Natural Organic Candle Pudding Jar PROSECCO & GRAPEFRUIT i bet it smells great xxxx

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    1. Thank you very much Georgina, they went down really well for Valentines Day, lots of people buy them for pregnant ladies too when they can't have the real thing ;)

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  7. I think the organic candles but tbh I love anything that makes my house smell lovely! :)

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    1. Thank you very much Lucy, we choose organic to ensure they come from ethical, sustainable sources and to ensure the best quality without chemical pesticides.

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  8. I like the sound of the PROSECCO & GRAPEFRUIT candle.

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    1. Thank you very much Sue it's a big hit especially at Valentines Day and Mothers Day, we get lots of orders for pregnant ladies when they can't have the real thing ;)

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  9. There are loads and loads of crocuses on my lunchtime walk and they are beautiful. I was worried they wouldn’t survive the snow but even more have popped up!

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  10. The oakwood and tobacco soy candle.

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    1. Thank you very much Sam, We do love it, it's one of our newest products my husband especially loves it - our man candle! Not just for men though ;)

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  11. The Lime, basil and Mandarin hand wash.

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    1. Thank you very much Charles, our new hand washes are something we are incredibly proud of, they don't dry out the skin as many others do and they have clever pumps which just let out enough for 1 wash so very economical too. We have just had to put another order in as they flew out the door!

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  12. LOVE Wood & Silver Ceramic Oil Burner x

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    1. Thank you very much Angela your comment is much appreciated we spend lots of time sourcing unusual oil burners, we never expected them to be one of our biggest sellers when we started out, but our range has expanded massively and we are continually replenishing stock and looking for new ones!

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  13. I like the white owl ceramic oil burner

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    1. Thank you very much ElizM your comment is much appreciated he is a cutey. We spend lots of time sourcing unusual oil burners, we never expected them to be one of our biggest sellers when we started out, but our range has expanded massively and we are continually replenishing stock and looking for new ones!

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  14. The 'I love my cat' mug definitely catches my eye! :)

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    1. Thank you very much Tiffeny, I am a big cat lover, I used to volunteer in a local rescue centre, so cats just had to feature in our product range!

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  15. The Relaxing candle which contains Geranium, Sweet Orange, Lavender and Ylang Ylang sounds lovely.

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    1. Thank you very much Natasha it was one of our first product and is still a firm favourite. They make an amazing at home spa treatment when you rub the melted wax into your skin to get the full aromatherapy benefits, they are very nourishing too!

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  16. The Black Stainless Steel Drink Bottle "Shine Bright Like A Diamond" would help me cut down on the plastics I use

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  17. The organic aromatherapy candle also loving the elephants

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  18. I am a crazy cat lady and the white and gold 'I love my cat' china mug is lovely!

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  19. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/573088112/wood-ceramic-oil-burner-with-diamond-oil?ref=shop_home_active_53

    like this burner as it would sit well nicely with my morrocan lamps

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  20. The Pudding Jar candles look fabulous and there are many nice fragrances.

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    1. Thank you very much for you lovely comment Ali

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  21. I like the Ceramic Oil Burner White Owl

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  22. I love the shine bright makeup bag

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  23. the i love my dog mug is very nice

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  24. Organic Candle Gift Set with Choice Fragrance & Long Matches - candle gift, decorative matches, gifts for her, Mother's Day Gift, Gift ideas - so very beautiful

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  25. I love the white owl ceramic oil burner - very pretty

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  26. A lovely range but I particularly like the Wild Fig & Grape Natural Vegetable Base Room and Pillow Spray 100ml - vegan, eco-friendly gift, room spray, pillow spray.

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  27. I really like the Dalmatian Concrete Tealight Holder! Very unique indeed :) I also like that it would be strong and sturdy unlike some tealight holders I have bought before.

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  28. LOVE wood & silver ceramic oil burner gift set

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  29. I love the LOVE Wood & Silver Ceramic Oil Burner gift set. So pretty x

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  30. Gold Initial Stud Earrings, Alphabet Earrings. I would get a K and a U

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