Saturday, November 22, 2014

Prepare your Home for the Holidays and be assured it #SmellsClean!

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There is no question about it, one of the first thoughts we have when getting ready for the holidays, is cleaning the house. If you have guests coming in, even if it is family, you still want to make sure your home #SmellsClean. After all, Family is what makes the Holidays so special, right?

Here are a few ways to make sure your home is guest ready:

  • At least 2 weeks before, especially if you have a nice warm day,  shampoo you carpets really good, especially if you have animals in the house. 
  • Do a 'mini Spring cleaning' dust off the ceiling fans etc. Make sure there are no random hiding cobwebs in the guest bedroom closets. (I hate cobwebs! ) 
  • Head to Walmart where you can get some great deals on items that help make sure your home smells clean, in the air care aisle!

I love to use candles, they can really give a home a feeling of comfort and smell absolutely wonderful! I love the Cranberry Ice candle, especially during the holidays!
It's that time, and I need to get the house ready, so off I went to Walmart to pick up some cleaning supplies.  Right past the cleaning supplies, in the same aisle, were the air care supplies. There are  a ton of different fragrances and different styles to choose from! So I picked out a few of my favorite fragrances for the holidays. It makes it so easy when the air care supplies are right near the cleaning supplies that I have to get anyway, so I'm not only saving time in the store, I'm getting a head start on the holiday decorating!

During the holiday season, I love the apple spice scents along with the ones heavy on a cinnamon and/or clove smell.
The day or two after Thanksgiving are the biggest decorating days of the year, but you can get a head start, by adding some of the candles as part of your holiday decor! And you have to admit, there are certain scents that bring back the most incredible feelings & memories of when we were children, like cinnamon spice air care always brings back the memory of smelling pies cooking in my Granny's kitchen when I was a little girl, and brings a smile to my face.
So the next time you head to Walmart, or your favorite store, swing by the aisle with cleaning & air care supplies and you'll be surprised at how easy it is to find the perfect air care fragrance to make sure your home #SmellsClean!

*Disclaimer: I received compensation either in the form of payment or free product from Acorn for this post. However, all opinions stated herein are mine and mine alone and are not influenced by any outside source. I only recommend products I believe my readers will like and that I, myself, have tried.* 

Holiday Gift Ideas, Party Decorations & Personalized Gifts, & Holiday Decorations! All in one place!

It's time to begin planning holiday parties, and getting everything ready! Do you have the party supplies? If not, you'll find some great deals and ideas here on this page! 
Need a gift for a work or party exchange? How about a host or hostess gift? Gifts for the neighbor? Or even gifts for the mailman! 

Christmas Party Favors

Nothing says “Christmas party” more than the fun favors your guests get when they leave.  Here are 5 fun and festive options that your holiday guests will love.

Nutcracker Mini Party Crackers:
If you've got a hard nut to crack, give them these fun Nutcracker mini crackers for a jolly good time.

Chocolate Covered Holiday Oreo Cookie Pops:
Holiday Chocolate Covered Oreo Pop - Give guests something to "mmm" about at your next holiday party thanks to holiday chocolate covered Oreo cookie pops!

Holiday Cookie Favor Bags:
Everyone loves these delicious personalized holiday cookie favor bags decorated with your special message at your next party.

Personalized Vintage Holiday Milk Jars:
Personalized Holiday Vintage Milk Jars - Add a vintage feel to your holiday party this year with help from these personalized vintage milk jars.

Personalized Holiday Bottle Stopper:
Bottle some holiday memories with personalized bottle stoppers with epoxy dome.

White Elephant Gifts

Grab bags are part of almost every holiday celebration.  Here are some great options for fun gifts that are affordable and universally loved.

Mini cocktail shakers:
Mini Cocktail Shakers - Great for any special occasion, these mini cocktail shakers are perfect for a single cocktail. Its simple, elegant design will appeal to the gentlemen as well as the ladies, and its practical and fun size will ensure that it is a gift to keep.

Candy Cane Shaped Spreader:
Christmas Candy Cane Spreader - Spread holiday joy. Spreader features a hand-painted earthenware handle in the sculptural shape of a fun candy cane. Embossed and debossed features add realistic detail. Stainless steel blade is durable and rust-resistant. An adorable way to bring Christmas whimsy to the table.

Egg Nog Gift Set:
Egg Nog Gift Set - Add pizzazz to plain mason jars with help from these egg nog gift sets.

Hot Chocolate Gift Tins:
Personalized Holiday Hot Chocolate Mix in Gift Tin - Help guests feel at home for the holidays wherever they go with personalized holiday hot chocolate mix in gift tins. Ideal as holiday party favors, Christmas wedding favors and corporate gifts.

Cookie Gift Jars:
Corporate Logo Cookie Gift Jars - Imagine your company logo beautifully displayed, front and center on these corporate logo cookie gift jars!

Personalized Holiday Ornaments:

One of the most fun things about decorating your tree are the memories that your Christmas ornaments bring back.  It could be the year someone was born, from your wedding or even when you adopted your family’s best friend.  Here are some fun holiday ornaments that can be personalized to remember and celebrate this year.

Personalized hand painted angel:
Personalized Hand Painted Angel Glass Ornament - Spread holiday blessings with personalized hand painted angel glass ornaments. Give as meaningful Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest.

Blue Baby Boy Ornament:
Baby Boy Glass Disk Ornament - Commemorate the new addition with his very own blue glass ornament that reads Baby Boy. Glitter accents in lime green and aqua along with the kelly green ribbon create a bright addition to the Christmas Tree.

Santa Claus in the Chimney Glass Ornament:
Santa Chimney Glass Ornament - Beautiful glass ornament in the shape of Chimney with Santa legs sticking up is elegantly painted and will look great on the tree and will also make you the hit of the ornament exchange!

Green Circular Friend Ornament With a Bow:
Friend Glass Disk Ornament - A great gift for the friend in your life, this lime green disk glass ornament features aqua and green glitter accents and an aqua bow. Hangs on the tree using the attached hanger.

Green Santa Claus With Dangling Legs:
Green Dangle Leg Santa Ornament - Beautiful glass ornament expertly painted with glitter, accented with faux fur trim, a bell and holly is of Santa in a green coat and will look great on the tree and will also make you the hit of the ornament exchange!

Holiday Party Supplies and Décor

Whether it’s a private dinner for your close family or a huge blow out for your friends, the music and décor set the mood of the party.  Luckily you don’t have to break your bank to celebrate this fun holiday.  Here are some fun and festive decorations that will get everyone ready to celebrate.

Be Jolly Santa, Reindeer and Snowmen Pinwheels
Be Jolly Hanging Decoration Kit - These delightful pinwheel decorations come in 3 styles, each a Christmas character including Santa, reindeer and a snowman. They will add a fun festive feeling to any holiday celebration. Embellished with silver glitter.

Colored Party Décor Kit:
Colored Decor Party Kit - Put the perfect finishing touch on your birthday party decorations with this cute party kit.

Personalized Holiday Triangle Themed Banner:
Personalized Holiday Themed Banner - Add a fun twist to your holiday party with a personalized themed banner.

Holiday Tassel Garland – Comes in silver or other holiday colors.
It's not a party without a decorative paper tassel garland.  Also available in other holiday colors.

Silver Snowflake Confetti:
Silver Sparkle Snowflake Confetti - Make the holiday season shimmer with Silver Snowflake Sparkle Confetti. Use these glitzy snowflakes to make holiday favors more festive or as table decor at your holiday soiree.

Ornament Place Card Holders:
Falling Snow Holiday Ornament Place Card Holders - Let it snow this winter by celebrating with these bubbly mini snowflake ornament place card holders. After the party is over, your guests will not be leaving these favors behind.

Personalized Gifts

Do you have someone on your list that is almost impossible to shop for?  If they can buy what they want or already have everything they need, a gift with meaning can be perfect for the holidays.  That’s why we’ve found these fabulous personalized options for those special someones.

Personalized Beer Belt:
Personalized Beer Belt - Give him those long-awaited six-pack abs with this personalized beer belt!

Puzzle Shaped Bamboo Cutting Boards:
Personalized Perfect Fit Puzzle Bamboo Cutting Boards - Show the newlyweds they've found their missing piece with this cute cutting board set!

Mustache Pilsner Glasses:  (Not personalized but very unique)
Mustache Pilsners Gift Set - Ladies and Gentlemen, raise your glasses and toast to the new parents with these cute and quirky mustache pilsner glasses!

Personalized Backpack Cooler Chair:
Personalized Tailgate Backpack Cooler Chair - This insulated cooler backpack chair allows you to take the party wherever you go!

Personalized Spa Soap and Loofa Set:
Personalized Spa Soap and Loofa Set - Spoil your bridesmaids rotten when you give them their own personal spa-quality gift with this green tea and olive oil soap and loofa set!

Personalized Moscow Mule Cups:
This traditional personalized Moscow Mule copper mug makes for a surprisingly contemporary wedding gift.

Personalized Growler Set:
This personalized growler set makes the perfect gift for any connoisseur. Ideal for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, or as a present for the newlyweds, each set comes with one 64 oz. glass growler and 4 matching glasses.

Personalized Spa Robe:
This personalized plush hooded spa robe is perfect for pampering the women in your life!

Hopefully this has given you some great ideas for your holiday parties and a few gift ideas, as well as decorating both for the holidays and for your holiday parties! 
We wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season!