I was talking to Logan the other day. (This is usually how most of my stories begin.) Anyway, I was talking to him and asked him which of the five senses he would give up if he had to. He said that he would relinquish his ability to smell. And then he proceeded to tell me “how the other 3 senses are more important”. Sooooooo, I’m not really going to take his answer into account.
I’m a firm believer in the power of scent. For instance, the smell of Coconut Lime Verbena anything from Bath & Bodyworks takes me back to my sophomore year in high school. Showing my age? Smells trigger memories (hopefully mostly happy ones!), and I feel like every room needs a candle. I’ve partnered with Glade to share a simple way to decorate with candles at home!
A cinnamon stick coaster is a ridiculously easy way to bring the festive holiday decor into the home without going over-the-top. And when have I ever gone over-the-top? ;)
To make your own, just simply hot glue several sticks together. It’s like a making a miniature cinnamon stick raft that won’t float. Place your candles on them and enjoy the smellories (smell+memories) that come your way.
A favorite holiday scent of mine would have to be that of Douglas Fir & Pine. Something about the fresh cut pine needles just sucks me in. Every holiday season, I search the shops for candles with a scent like this. And when I find it, I buy about 6-8. I’m not kidding. I burn through these babies like it’s my job. Glade’s Sparkling Spruce happens to match my ideal holiday scent. So it works!
You can also give your candles an instant facelift by writing some holiday phrases and words on the glass with a gold paint pen. Writing out the word “merry” is my favorite because it makes it easy to look like a calligrapher waltzed in and wrote all over your candles.
**DISCLAIMER – Yes, I took a picture of the flame. I urge you to exercise caution when decorating with candles. Be sure to rest them on a steady surface and only light when an adult is present! There. Phew. Got that off my chest!
Candles with clear vessels are perfect when placed on a mantel for the holidays. I’m partial to the green ones as they pair well with gold and silver.
You can also keep up with all the holiday happenings with Glade by following them over on their new Pinterest account! I’m curious. Would you give up one of the five senses if you had to? Which would it be? Do you have a favorite scent that connects with a favorite memory? Do tell.
*This post is in sponsored by Glade, a company that believes in creating memories with lovely scents. Thanks for continually supporting the brands that enable this blog to create!