Growing up in Australia the weather was always perfect through my child like eyes. In fact, we have a saying down under…”beautiful one day, perfect the next”. To me that included warm Christmas days enjoyed on the beach eating seafood with my family. However, I’ve grown to enjoy the great changes of the seasons here in America. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE SUMMER, and will also long for warm sunny days – it’s just in my blood. Yet, as the seasons change just as we do over the years, I’ve taken a liking to the cooler weather for the simple fact of wrapping up by a fire and sharing stories with my kids by candle light.

Things start to get exciting around our house this time of year! The girls love to sip on hot coco by the fire in a room filled with  candle light.

Candles are an inexpensive way to “brighten” up a room and create a loving environment for any occasion. So do “tablescapes”. I was introduced to tablescaping by the delightful designer and  foodie Ragan Wallake from

Take a look at this stunning project she shared on season one of At Home With Didiayer.

If you’re look to simply jazz up a candle take a look a few of these designs we have on our At Home With Didiayer Pinterest page.

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This one is so simple to do, however it may end up getting expensive if you decide to drink the wine to get all those corks!

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This project will add a nice warm feel to your home during the fall or winter time and all you really need are some twigs from your yard!  How simple is that?

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We all love summer but can’t stand those pesky mosquitoes, right?!  Well, this project is  great for the summertime!  These citronella candles will be the perfect decoration for any outdoor get-together!

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Photos courtesy of  Pinterest. Didiayer Snyder