Let’s just go ahead and make this a Saturday thing for the month of October shall we?
This week I want to focus on smells.
Yes, smells. Like scents. Good ones, not bad ones!
What does that have to do with this month’s theme?
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m big on smells. I have this keen nose that can pick out just about anything funky in the air (JUST like my mother). I can walk into the house and know if something’s gone awry in the kitchen. It’s a little irritating sometimes – no doubt for my husband, too!
I’ve always felt that home should smell good. I also get this from my mother.
Home feels good and it smells good.
So what does it smell like?
I know you all have some kind of memory of the scent of freshly baked cookies, filling the air and wrapping you up in its sweet smelling arms. For me, it’s cake. Man, I love the smell of cake! It makes me feel like a kid and walking into a house that smells like something delicious has just been made instantly makes me love the place. My problem: I’m not much of a baker. So what to do? I say grab a Pillsbury can and bake some of those pre-made cookies up! Anyone walking into your house, be it your kids, your husband, your grandkids, or friends will love you for it, even if it’s not home-made, right? Right????
One of my favourites. I LOVE the smell of clean. What is that, you ask? Not Febreeze or air fresheners. I like the smell of furniture polish and countertop cleaner. I love it when I walk into my house and I can feel that it’s clean and fresh. This, again, comes from my mother and grandmother whose cleaning habits are impeccable and whose homes are always fresh! I tend to obsess about my house smelling like a dog and one day I asked my mom if it did. I knew she wouldn’t lie. She said “No, it smells clean in here.” I was officially on a high for the rest of the day. I’m such a freak!
So there you have it. Some ways that you can affect the mood in your home just with the simplicity of how it smells (or doesn’t). Of course, candles and air fresheners work as well but I wanted to give you all natural ways of infusing your home with particular scents. I know it’s something many people have become aware of. I have yet to try making my own air freshener with essential oils, but it’s all over Pinterest if you ever really want to get rid of all those aerosol cans.
Hope you have found this helpful, and I know I’ll feel right at home this weekend as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. Does the smell of turkey qualify as a homey smell? It does this weekend!