I am crazy in love with this time of year.
Every evening from about 5 pm, THE XMAS-ALBUM is on loop. My home, my food, my entertainment mostly revolves around something christmassy.
There is so much bad going on in the world. So many hardships in everyday life.
I have the tradition of blocking the month December for only cozy, happy thoughts.
It is naive, it is living in a fairytale and it doesn’t always work but for me: I try my best to make IT happen.
It all starts with my home. Our home is the one thing we should invest in to make it warm and inviting. Not for our guests, but for ourselves.
So many students or people who work long hours just see their apartments as dumping grounds for their tired bodies to sleep and then leave the next morning.
Things are said like “I’m hardly ever there.” or ” I much rather go out”.
Well friends: ” If you treat your apartment like an actual HOME, you might enjoy being there more and then every month will be well worth paying the rent.
Tastes in decoration vary, I’m not even going to go into where and how I hang up my lights etc.
But I will share one thing.
My home MUST-HAVE in DECEMBER is : *drumroll*
“THE SCENTED CANDLE”
I know it sounds so ridiculous. But a lovely scent in your home helps so much to bond with your place and relax. A scented candle doesn’t have to remind you of old lady florals, heavy with rose or lavender. There is a scent for every home. From mature florals, woody masculine scents, light smells that slowly wrap themselves around you to intense smells that punch you in the face.
Smells have such a massive psychological effect on us, why not use them for our well-being?
I personally prefer soft, clean and light smells for my home.
Even around X-MAS I haven’t gone for a heavy gingerbread, nutty, caramelized orangey smell, more of a light pine and cedar wood with mint.
The scent I’m all about this month is :
Yankee Candles “Winter Glow”
But that’s just me…and in the “Department of Stink”, I am not that adventurous. I don’t have to have my home smelling of freshly baked gingerbread men and christmas cookies. I much rather just eat them.
At the moment there are so many ‘Special Edition Scents’ to choose from. Do you use anything in particular?
What one person loves might not be for another, and if your living with a man be careful not to go to town in the floral department as they often don’t really appreciate them.
For unisex households I like anything fresh and subtle like “Winter Glow” ,” Clean Cotton”, Yankee Candle.
or “New York; Black Tie” from Bath and Body Works.
Go out and sniff something good today, bring it home and transform your home into a snuggly Winter Wonderland or Icey Man-cave.