Hello friends! Did you know that I am a Scentsy lover? I am. I love it for many reasons, of course it makes my house smell amazing. But most of all, I love that it is wick-less, and won’t burn me or my pets if it happens to spill (great for homes with kids too).
Since I just joined the Scentsy family, I wanted to do something fun for my launch party. I am giving away a lovely warmer with a scent bar. This giveaway is for the USA only. Just a quick word, Scentsy is more than just warmers and waxes (something I didn’t know until after I joined)! There are some really fun ideas for the holidays, including some lovely little stocking stuffers. Have a look around the site when you get a chance, you will be surprised at all there is!
OK, onto the important part! The giveaway. One lucky winner will get the Desert Earth deluxe warmer. It’s very pretty in person, and what I love most is that it fits in almost any style of decor, and can be out year round. Just a reminder, this is for the USA only.
Utah finally got it’s first Container Store! I say first because I am hoping that they will come down my way soon, but at any rate, it was very exciting to hear that they were opening! Even more exciting was being able to attend a blogger preview and see the store before it opened.
If you have been reading for long, you know I have an obsession with organizers and office supplies. This store is like dying and going to organizing heaven!
There are so many ways to organize things it was mind blowing! Things that I have never even thought of before. But of course, I most fell in love with the Elfa closet systems. This is beyond a want, it’s a real need in our house. I’ve been dreaming about it ever since, and plotting a way to save up the money to install something awesome in our bedroom closet.
The Container Store was also generous and gave all the bloggers in attendance a gift card. I’ve already been back once, and can’t wait to go back again with a game plan for using my card. Really I could snatch up almost everything and be happy, but I don’t think my house would hold it all!
This is the first time I have put together any IKEA furniture. I have to admit, I was a little scared at first because I have heard that it can be hard. It totally wasn’t! They were the easiest bookshelves I have ever put together (and I have put together quiet a few from other brands). The instructions were easy to follow, and all the hardware comes with it. Would I use IKEA furniture again for a project? You bet!
I’m so thrilled to have things in my office not only looking nice, but also functioning well. It’s such an amazing feeling to have a place to put everything (with space left over even)! And the green bins have fast become my favorite for their ability to store loose items. They really hide the mess.
Thank you IKEA!
Side note: It can be funny the things you discover when you work on a space that is going to be blogged about. Something I learned was that my office is hard to photograph, it’s narrow and surprisingly very dark, even in the lightest parts of the day.
Anyone who has ever redone a space, even if it’s a small redo, knows that mess is bound to happen. Not just happen, but linger. Right now I am finishing up my small office redo, but I wanted to show you a few of the steps. It’s nothing hard, just removing stuff, but that stuff has to go someplace!
First things first, the shelves get emptied. Where did all that stuff end up? In our dining room.
And then finally, the wall is empty.
Things learned along the way? There isn’t much space in this office. It’s longer than it is wide. Also, there isn’t much light in the office, making it darn near impossible to get a decent photo (even with Photoshop helping along the way).
Things are coming along though, and the reveal will be revealed soon! However I have to be honest, I will be very glad when everything is back in it’s own spot. Mess makes me grumpy.