Tuesday, September 17, 2019

How To Scent Your Home Without Wax, Flame, or Cords (Plus, A Giveaway!)


What if I told you there was a way to scent your home without the use of flame, hot wax, or harmful chemicals and air fresheners? I know. You would think I lost it. Or maybe that I'm doing essential oils now, but guess what?! Not that either! 


So, let me back up. I was touring the Parade of Homes last year and kept going into houses that smelled absolutely amazing. Like, yeah-I'm-just-going-to-plop-on-this-bed-for-awhile-and-I-don't-even-care-that-it's-corded-off-and-has-a-do-not-touch-sign-on-it type of amazing.  The scents were pleasant and not over powering. I was looking through the rooms and couldn't figure out how they got these smells in there. I was seriously thinking it was some weird new way through the vents. I didn't see any candles, wax melters, or diffusers. I found out that the amazing fragrances were coming out of this little device here:

How to make your home smell good. Add scent into your home without flames, hot wax, or water! Safe and easy home fragrance ideas. MojiAir and AirMoji unboxing. What is the AirMoji? Safe, long lasting scents.

It's called the AirMoji. So, how the heck do they do it? Right? It's through a little fan in the bottom! I was sold. No flame....no fear of burning my house down. No wax...no fear of my kids dumping hot wax all over themselves or the carpet (again)...or let's be real, me dumping it all over my blankets over and over lol. No cord...Yep. No cord! This thing is chargeable and portable. I can seriously stick my figure in the middle, which you know any kid is going to do, and nothing happens! (don't believe me, watch the video at the end of the post!). I shook this thing and it's been bumped off my dresser more than once and still works and keeps going! And best yet, it didn't leave a big oil stain either. 

So, I bought one, because obviously I had to. I've had mine for a year and my house has never smelled better. The scents in here are LONG LASTING! When I say that, I mean it. I run mine about 10-12 hours a day, and the scent fills my entire great room for about 2 weeks (I tend to lean toward the stronger scents). I then move them into a smaller space, like my bedroom or front room and they push about another week. It's amazing. The scents are hypoallergenic, cruelty free, paraben free, soy free, gluten free, phthalate free and non-toxic. They come in these little pods which are pressed wood discs saturated in the fragrance oil or essential oil: 

How to make your home smell good. Add scent into your home without flames, hot wax, or water! Safe and easy home fragrance ideas. MojiAir and AirMoji unboxing. What is the AirMoji? Safe, long lasting scents.

My fave part about it? Well, besides the obvious from above. It's immediate fragrance. Like, I turn it on, and boom! You can smell that! It's the best for parties. I have a knack for forgetting to turn on my wax warmer the needed half hour before people were going to show...you know, cuz you have to wait for it heat up and then wait for the wax to melt... For this? I don't have to worry, I can turn it on when the first person walks through the door. Better yet....why not just program it to turn on? Yep. Heard me right. It's programmable to turn on and off via bluetooth. You decide when it happens with a free app! 

Okay. So, why am I sharing this all with you? You can obviously tell that I love this little device. I've used it literally every day for the past year. I feel like there are multiple layers to an inviting home. First is to have it beautiful, well decorated, and clean! Second is for it to smell oh so amazing. Your nose smells before you eyes see! Have you ever went up to someone's door and they open it and the best smell comes pouring through? It's like heaven! And opposite ...the smell comes pouring through like cat pee or vomit and makes you go running for the hills? That house can be so pretty, but if it stinks...it stanks. 


So, let's talk about the deets and then you can join the giveaway to get one for yourself along with my favorite scent, Serendipity! 

How to make your home smell good. Add scent into your home without flames, hot wax, or water! Safe and easy home fragrance ideas. MojiAir and AirMoji unboxing. What is the AirMoji? Safe, long lasting scents.

AirMoji's are environmentally friendly. The pods are made from biodegradable materials. These wood fiber cores are filled with 100% essentials oils (yes, they can be diffused by air!) or the MojiLife fragrance of your choice, with over 40 to pick from. The oils are manufactured in Europe using stricter standards than the United States. And as I mentioned above, they are hypoallergenic (the best for my family and their crazy allergies!), non-toxic, gluten-free and soy-free. 

How to make your home smell good. Add scent into your home without flames, hot wax, or water! Safe and easy home fragrance ideas. MojiAir and AirMoji unboxing. What is the AirMoji? Safe, long lasting scents.

How many square feet does the AirMoji cover? 

For me, it's about 800 square feet. That's my dining room, living room, and kitchen. The taller the ceilings, the less space. This also depends on the strength of the scent you choose. You can easily use just one AirMoji in a small single room space, or if you have a larger space, use two to get more scent going. 
How to make your home smell good. Add scent into your home without flames, hot wax, or water! Safe and easy home fragrance ideas. MojiAir and AirMoji unboxing. What is the AirMoji? Safe, long lasting scents.

So, how much are these amazing things?

The actual AirMoji device is $49.95, and it comes in either black or white. The fragrance pods are $6.50 each, and the essential oils/blends start at $10.75. 

What about the scents? 

There are over 40 fragrances to choose from. I have about 15 favorites, but my absolute best three are: 
How to make your home smell good. Add scent into your home without flames, hot wax, or water! Safe and easy home fragrance ideas. MojiAir and AirMoji unboxing. What is the AirMoji? Safe, long lasting scents.

Serendipity- it's like pouring almond extract all over your home. Might sound weird, but I'm not going to lie, I've thought about doing it.

Lotus Petals and Bamboo -this is not your grandma's floral. It has a great citrus note to it at the beginning and is just a great fresh scent. 
Tahitian Sunset -this one will take you back to vacation with all the tropical fruits! 

Other popular ones: 

Sweet Lemon-think about drinking sweet lemon tea out on your porch during those hot summer nights.
Pastry Shop -it will literally smell like you are baking vanilla cupcakes.
Spring Breeze -make people believe that you are actually caught up on laundry! 
Sweet Pea -this just brings me back to the high school hallway. 

Seasonal Scents:

Sugared Pumpkin -pretend you just baked some pumpkin pie!
Rustic Spice -my fall fave, smells like walking into a craft store with all their spiced pine cones during the holidays.

How do you buy them? 

You can purchase them from my shop page. Don't forget to check out the specials page where you can get a discount on bundles! And don't miss the home decor line! Since these are portable, you can hide them in beautiful vases! 
Want more than that? 
You can join my team! If you think this should kick hot waxes and candles to the curb and offer a healthier and safer way to fill your home with a beautiful scent, you found your place :) You can use your membership for personal use, or to build a team. Totally up to you! Click here to learn more or contact me :)

Check out this video to see all the ins and outs of the AirMoji, plus the unboxing of one of the MojiLife kits! 



ENTER TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN AIRMOJI AND FRAGRANCE POD! 
How to make your home smell good. Add scent into your home without flames, hot wax, or water! Safe and easy home fragrance ideas. MojiAir and AirMoji unboxing. What is the AirMoji? Safe, long lasting scents.

And now....if you got through reading all of that, you deserve a chance to enter to win my giveaway! I'm giving away 1 white AirMoji plus my fave scent, Serendipity! That's over a $56 value! Enter below! 
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This giveaway is for those who are 18 years or older with a US shipping address. If you win, I will contact you via the method you entered. If I do not here back from you within 72 hours, you forfeit your win, and I will go on to the next winner. The giveaway ends 10/9/19 Midnight MT. Good luck! 


Thanks for reading and following along with my AirMoji obsession and review! Follow me on my social for sneak peaks, live videos, and fun new things that are going on!

  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Farmhouse Fall Dining Room Decor - Tour 2019

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It pains me to even write that title. Can someone tell me how in the heck did summer go by so fast? Am I the only one trying to hold on to every ounce of summer or feels like they are betraying summer for putting out fall decor? I'm just not ready...but the weather sure is! It's a high of 60 degrees here today. This was our low 4 days ago. When it's ready to be fall, I guess it's ready to be fall! :) Can't stop it. 

This tour is going to be the first of a few fall tours I'll be sharing with you this year. I have a video tour of this room and my process on behind decorating it at the bottom of the post, so be sure to check it out :) This tour is a part of many tours going on this week hosted by Marty from a Stroll Thru Life. If you are making your way through the tours, and have come from Sarah's blog Life on Virginia Street, welcome! If you just landed here as one of my normal readers, be sure to check out all the other tours for some amazing fall inspiration. I have all the links to them at the bottom of this post. 


 So, it's obvious from my beginning paragraph that I am so not ready for fall decor. It really pained me to bring out my pumpkins. But, in a small way, it was welcomed. My decor in most of my rooms have been the same since spring with small changes for summer. It was ready to be freshened up a bit. 
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 For the theme in my dining room decor this fall, I went with neutrals and greens. I feel like that was my theme for the past year with everything :) ....But! I actually did add some color in my living room and my front living room. So, I did branch out a bit in those rooms. #shocker  
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 In my dining room, I started off with decorating my tablescape. Pumpkins, of course, are a mainstay in here for fall. I used lots of heights starting with the large lantern and going down to the pumpkins on the plant stands and then lastly to the faux greens in the aged terracotta pots. (was that a long sentence or what?! ha! :) )
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Farmhouse fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral fall decor. White and green fall decor. How to decorate for fall. Decorate with me. Shiplap wall in dining room. Mismatched dining room chairs

Farmhouse fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral fall decor. White and green fall decor. How to decorate for fall. Decorate with me. Shiplap wall in dining room. Mismatched dining room chairs

Farmhouse fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral fall decor. White and green fall decor. How to decorate for fall. Decorate with me. Shiplap wall in dining room. Mismatched dining room chairs

 I'm not one to really set the table for anything. I feel like having it like this everyday just makes it feel cluttered. We use this table for everything....work, homework, crafts, coloring, eating (obviously). But, I do like the way it looks when it's all set! It's just not really functional for us :) I bet if I had a formal dining room dedicated to using it just on special occasions, I would be all about the place settings! 
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 For the place setting, I used a charger I found from Kirklands, added my go-to plate that was passed down to me from my mother-in-law. I then sandwiched a napkin in between the plate and a square/round bowl. In the bowl I added a little pumpkin with a pine cone and farmhouse beads. If I were to host Thanksgiving dinner, maybe I would use the place settings. How about you, are a you place settings type person? Or more casual? For me? I'm all for easy and using paper plates! haha. 
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My favorite way to set the table is in a tiered style, higher on top and then going down in the middle. I'm definitely more of a symmetrical decorator :) Here's a wider view of the whole tablescape.
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 For the buffet, I did change this up a bit. I moved my larger breadboard off and placed this cute sign from Kirklands. 
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 My tiered tray is topped off my with my favorite fall accessories, these cute white pumpkins with curly jute stems. 
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The opposite wall houses more of my mugs. I kept the theme going by draping some greenery over the wire cup rack. And one of these days I'm going to change out that chandelier for the beaded one I bought a year ago. Yeah. You read that right. I forget about it, then I have a tour and remember how I need to change it. One would think I would have changed it that same day...but alas, my husband thinks it looks like a taxi driver's beaded seat cover (insert eye roll here). So, he's obviously not thrilled on helping me install it.  Maybe...just maybe for Christmas I'll have it in here :)
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 To finish up, here's a full view of this room. I just love this table, it seats 8/9 people easily and even extends to add two more! And to think at one time (years ago), I wanted to get rid of it or paint it! I'm so glad I came to my senses. 
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If you are following the blog hop, the next in line is 11 Magnolia Lane's beautiful home! Be sure to check her out for some more fall inspiration! And if you want to see more tips and the process on my decorating this room with pretty much sources for everything on my tabletop, watch the video below :) 


Here's the line up for the rest of the tours going on this week. Happy fall y'all! 


2019 Fall Home Tour Monday Lineup 
2019 Fall Home Tour Tuesday Lineup

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

DIY Noodle Board aka Tray For Your Stove!

I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)

If you are new to the whole "noodle board" concept, it's essentially a tray for your stove top! It helps extend your counter space, and protects your stove. This is especially true if it's a glass cook top. I've known a few people that have broken the glass on their cook top by accidentally dropping a bowl or dish on it. Another good thing about this? It keeps the cook top clean when not in use!


The best thing about these, besides adding more counter space, is that it's so easy to make! This tutorial is for those with a flat cook top. Mine is actually a gas stop with raised grates, so I had to make the one in my kitchen a bit different. But, today I'm sharing with you how I made one for my mom's house.

Step 1: Measure your surface. The size of this one in my mom's kitchen was perfect for three 1x8 wood boards with a length of 29 3/4". I also cut two 1x3 pieces the "depth" of the other boards, so the total of the 1x8 boards. Your's may be different depending on size. 
 Step 2: I secured the 1x3s to the edges of the other boards. I used wood glue and a nail gun with 1 1/4" nails for this. You can also use 1" screws if you don't have a nail gun.
Step 3: Sand all the corners of the boards to give it a soft edge.

Step 4: Now paint the entire board with DecoArt American acrylic paint in Titanium White. You will need to do about 3 or so coats for full coverage. 
 For the next steps I used DecoArt's AmericanaDecor Texture dimensional acrylic paint in Meadow Green and metallic Deep Bronze. 
Step 5: Create or buy a stencil. My stencil size is about 14". For my "gather" I used vinyl. I placed this in the middle of the tray. 
 Step 6: Using my pallet knife and the Texture paint in Deep Bronze, I swiped it across the lettering. 
 Don't wait for the texture to harden or else it will pull when coming up. I waited about 10 minutes. I then took off the vinyl. To get the middle pieces, I used a toothpick to pull them up.
 Step 7: Add the wreath. It's up to you if you want to do the wreath before the lettering or not. I took a roundabout way on making this, so mine ending up being on top of the lettering. But, with it being on top, you can tuck some of the lettering into the leaves. Also though, you will have to work around not getting the next paint color on all the lettering. So, it's up to you which way you choose.

 I used a stippling brush to add the first layer of the Meadow Green, and then used a pallet knife to somewhat smooth it out, but I did keep some texture. 
Once again, don't wait for it to dry. Just carefully pull up the stencil. 

 Here's a glimpse at where I had the leaf come on top of the "g" and some go behind it.


 Step 8: To add a little more character, I used 1" painter's tape and created lines on the bottom and top of the tray. 
 I filled in the lines with Meadow Green using a pallet knife. 
 I made an extra section below the smaller top line for a thicker line doing the same technique. 
Once you are done with the lines, pull up the tape.  

Step 9: Add some hardware! The easiest type of handles to add are the ones that screw in from the top. If you find ones you like that have bolts, you'll have to measure and drill your holes from bottom to top. So, keep that in mind when finding hardware. 
 Here's the finished piece! 

What I love about these is that they brighten up the kitchen a ton! ...that is if you make them white :) 

 In an all white kitchen like this, brightness doesn't matter too much. But, it sure made a big difference in mine! My all black appliances and black counter top needed something to break it up (I'll share mine with you later when I get a new microwave! My stove area is a hot mess currently :) haha)
 And, I can now publicly thank my mom for finishing her new house with a white kitchen so I can share more kitchen projects with you! I know, I know....kitchens don't have to be white to be pretty or show off projects, but it sure makes it easier than doing it in mine!
What do you think about the DIY noodle board? It sounds funny, but it seriously is a great addition to a kitchen! Plus, it doubles as a tray to carry food back and forth! Oh, just remember not to actually eat anything off of it :) The paint is not food safe. 

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