One of the first baby steps I took on my journey to love my home was to buy a nice smelling candle for my house. It seems so simple, but it was something I just did not do before that time.
My goal is to engage all of my senses in my house. It takes a lot of work to engage the sense of sight and make my house look nice, but I can engage my sense of smell by simply lighting a candle or burning some scented wax.
The scents I choose change with the seasons.
Fall - Anything Pumpkin
Winter - Anything Cinnamon
Spring - Light Florals
Summer - Pineapple
Right now, I have a pumpkin candle burning and a cinnamon sugared donut candle. Can you guess which one Shad picked out?
You got it. He loves this donut candle, but the smell of it just makes me want to eat.
The sense of smell is the easiest sense to engage. Making your house smell good is a simple baby step, but it makes a big difference.
While you are baby steppin', why don't you play some music and engage your sense of hearing. It's a rainy day where I am, and a rainy day calls for Frank Sinatra! Even before you house looks good, it can smell and sound great.