Monday, September 13, 2010

Which Warmer? Which Warmer?

With school rolling, naturally, I spend a lot of time doing homework, and since I don't have a desk, my papers, notes, assignments, books, pens, pencils, (you get the idea), are scattered all over the Living Room floor. It's a nightmare, and one that won't go away because I'm always going to be having homework. Bottom line: I need a place dedicated just for homework purposes.

My hubster must've been getting annoyed with my seeming sloppiness and said, "Hun, why don't we get you a desk after work tomorrow?" In our small apartment, there isn't much room for extra furniture. We have barely enough room for the furniture we already have, (we do have a spare room but it's so full of stuff that there's no room for anything else!) so I asked where we could possibly fit a desk. My love pointed at the space of blank wall between the front door and the coat closet, a space we had previously left empty for a walkway/entryway.

It really would be perfect! ... With one small problem: my sloppy desk would be the first thing anyone saw when they walked through the front door! This won't do! So I thought on it for a while, as I finished up some homework last night. Then it hit me! Why don't I decorate the edge closest to the door, sort of a distraction, masking the desk as a decorative entryway table that could only be recognized as a desk if someone came further into the room (first impressions are what matter, right?) But what to decorate it with? It would have to be seasonal and trendy, catchy enough to distract from the piles of homework that will be accounting for every other inch of the desktop.

I've got it! ScentSationals has seasonal Warmers, available online at! If I use a Warmer on the table it just might do the trick! But which Warmer? Which Warmer?

The Harvest is gorgeous with it's orange and burgandy leaf-tray and wreathed with leaves, grape clusters, pumkins, corn-on-the-cob, and other fall parefenalia. The Pumpkin Patch Warmer has the same leaf-tray in a green, and a ribbed, pumpkin shape in the classic orange, trimmed with vines. For the Holiday Season, there's the Snowman Hearth, Frosty to a tee, with his carrot nose, high silk hat, and two eyes dark as coal. Or there's the Santa Hearth, his cheeks rosy, his eyes twinkling, and a fantasitc mustache and beard.

I think, out of the two Fall Warmers, the Pumpkin Warmer will fit my decor better (online at; only $14.99 for the month of September), and I can't resist the Santa Hearth Warmer for the Holiday season. I'll use them as the centerpeice of the arrangement, maybe with a little foliage and other small decor, and put in fragrances like Pumpkin Spice and Fresh-Cut Pine. Not only will people get a waft of delicious fragrance when we open the door, but they'll see a cute display instead of a schlew of papers and such. I love it!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

School "Scents"

School has started back up, and lately, as we've started pouring Harvest and Holiday fragrances here at ScentSationals, I've gotten all sorts of comments from fellow bus-riders, fellow students, even a teacher or two! Here's a little poem to give you the main idea:

School "Scents"

"Someone smells yummy!" says a girl in math.
"It must be some new purfume from Body and Bath."
I chuckle to myself, and say with a smile,
"Nope, guess again. It might take you a while."
Others join in: "I smell warm cookies, fresh from the stove!"
(Oatmeal Cookie)
"Well, I smell something tangy, with a hint of clove!"
(Orange Clove/Cranberry Clove)
"I smell a Christmas Tree, either fir or pine."
(Fresh Cut Pine)
"Well, I smell cinnamon. It's a favorite of mine."
(Sizzlin' Cinnamon)
The teacher walks in; the class gets all quiet.
"Whoever smells so good is gonna ruin my diet!"
She starts the lesson, and the classroom gets tense.
"Well," I sigh to myself, "I'm glad I have lots of 'scents'!"

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September: Wax and Warmer of the Month

For September only, the Pumpkin Patch Warmer and Orange Clove Wax are available online at for a discounted price! Normally $17.99, the beautiful and decorative Pumpkin Patch Warmer, with it's traditional pumpkin shape and gorgeous leaf-shaped tray, is now available for $14.99! And found online at for $2.99, Orange Clove, tangy oranges and spicy cloves, is available for $1.99! What a great way to bring in the Autumn season!