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How We Celebrate the Holidays

Okay, so you guys, true story. My husband, he’s a simple man. He is consistent and predictable and for some reason, I get a kick out of it! Every year when we make the move to Europe he goes first. He finds a place and lives in it for a little bit before we get there so he can get everything set up for us. And every year, without fail, he buys one thing for our place — candles.

Yep. You read that right, candles. No kitchen supplies, no practical things for the house, just candles. It’s always so funny to me, but hey, the man likes a fresh smelling house! Who can blame him?

So part of the way that I decorate for the holidays is through scent. I mean, it makes sense, right? Scent can bring back memories and evoke feelings we didn’t even know we had. Plus so much of the mood of the room can depend on the smell. Trust me, I’m always fighting to get the stinky French cheese smell out of my fridge… It tastes sooo good yet smells sooo bad!

This year, and pretty much every year for our family, we’re keeping it simple. Glade® sent me a beautiful candle that you could grab at Target called ‘Sweet Holiday Treat™’ to help set the mood. It smells like rich cocoa, toasted nuts and creamy caramel from all those wonderful sweet treats you bake. Bonus – if you don’t bake, just light the candle & buy some cookies! No one will ever know!

We have (well, had – it got lost in the move this last year & I had to buy all new stuff!) one box of Christmas decorations. Just one box! So simplicity and making the most of what you’ve got is key. When you have to box up your life every year, Christmas decorations aren’t always on the top of your list.

Thankfully, scent plays a huge part in the holidays from Christmas trees to the smell of freshly baked treats. So something like a little candle can really cover a lot of ground. Pine cones are great for this season and bonus – you can pick them up from outside & have the kids help you with it! Add some twinkle lights and you’ve got yourself a festive holiday atmosphere. Bam! Simplicity at it’s finest!  [:)]

So thank you, Glade®, for the house is always smelling lovely per the husband’s request as well as creating a festive mood in our home! And hopefully, as my kids worlds are very often changing, the memory of fun holiday scents will be something they can take with them for their life. Because that’s what life is about, right? Not your new outfit or gadget or who wore what but creating memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime and passed on through generations!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Get festive this holiday season with the Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection available exclusively at Target. Inspired by the best feelings of the season, the Glade® Sweet Holiday Treat™ scent lets you indulge in the irresistible scent of rich cocoa, toasted nuts, and creamy caramel. The 2013 Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection was inspired by the nostalgic, spontaneous, snowy, moments that build up to the holidays. Creating memories with loved ones defines the season and the holiday lineup from Glade® is just as memorable. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glade®. The opinions and text are all mine.

2 Responses to How We Celebrate the Holidays

  1. The Domestic Fringe December 19, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    That’s awesome that he buys candles. He knows what’s important to him.

    • Natalia December 21, 2013 at 2:57 am #

      I know, he’s such a funny man! But I love him!

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