Perhaps I’m a little early to talk about spring cleaning but now we are on our way out of winter, I’m ready to shake off some of the hibernation I’ve been doing and start to freshen things up ready for a brighter season.
All winter I’ve been burning spiced scented candles like the ones in my pre-Christmas gift guide, we’ve all been wearing our onesies, getting early nights, watching box sets and generally taking the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate so we are ready for the year ahead.
2016 is already looking like an exciting year with two family weddings taking place and last year we did a lot of decorating at home. My son’s bedroom, my daughter’s bedroom and my home office, so this year we will be cooling it a bit on the home decor. However I do still want to inject some freshness into our living space so I’m doing it using scent and flowers!
One of the best places to buy your candles and home scents is Love Aroma because they are a one stop shop for home fragrancing. They started online but now have 11 stores across the country selling reed diffusers, oil burners and scented candles from brands like Yankee Candle, Kringle and Stoneglow.
Now I’m looking to shake things up a bit, I’m using this mixology melt warmer and combining some of the melts to create my own new fragrances and lift the room… Gently uncurling my family from their winter slumber and awakening their senses through breezy smells. It’s an unassuming way of getting them to notice the subtle changing of the seasons. They don’t realise their perspective is shifting, but I guess that’s home-making for you. They know they like their home and how they feel when they are in it but they don’t know why!
My next step when I’m roused enough is to go through the childrens’ clothes and send any they have outgrown to the charity shop. They’ve been silently getting bigger all winter whilst no-one was watching!! But for now, I’ll enjoy the scents and colours gracing our home at the moment with all my new smells and flowers!
Happy springtime everyone! How does your family get ready for spring?
PS) I put the title of this post ‘HOME’ in capitals as it is the most important place. HOME is where the heart is, where my family are, where I can relax and enjoy being with the ones I love. I hope that home means all that to you too.