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When I woke up this morning, I checked the Weather Channel app on my phone. It’s always the first thing I do every morning, as it helps me see what the day is going to bring. I am a warm weather person at heart, so this time of year (literally) sends a chill down my spine.
Today, the app announced that it was 28° with a windchill of 19°. WHAT?!? Okay, some of you are laughing at me right now and others of you are equally as horrified. Not only did I have to send my kids out the door to school wearing heavy coats and scarves this morning, but I had to throw on my fleece pants and pour myself an extra large cup of coffee. I’m glad I don’t have a ton of errands to go and run today – I live in Central Texas for a reason!
The only thing that I like about the cold weather is that it is a signal that the holidays are on their way. It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas is not far behind it. Of course, the stores (and some of my neighbors) have already decorated big time for the holidays, so it’s hard to forget that we are getting ready to enter the holiday season.
I’ve always been a stickler for not decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. I love Thanksgiving (family+food+football=greatest day ever), so I don’t want to push it out of the way so that I can enjoy Christmas decor for a few weeks longer. Instead, I get busy trimming the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving But just because I don’t decorate early doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy some things about the Christmas season! One of the best way to do that is to add in some scents of the season. Doesn’t the smell of cinnamon and gingerbread bring back such wonderful memories of holidays past?
This year, the Thymes company sent me their delicious collection of Gingerbread scented home fragrance products. The products include two sizes of candles, a reed diffuser, an ornament sachet, hand lotion, hand wash and a home fragrance mist. I love that the gingerbread scent is subtle enough not to be overwhelming but sophisticated enough that it doesn’t scream, “ZOMG, CHRISTMAS!” It smells so good – I wish the Internet was scratch and sniff.
The reed diffuser and ornament sachet are my favorite products since they deliver the gingerbread scent all day long. But, obviously, candles are always fabulous and the hand lotion, hand wash, and home fragrance mist are great ways to have a delicious scent in your home. And how cute is the little bakers twine and house charms? The Gingerbread Collection is new to Thymes this year, and I hope it’s one that they bring back every year.
This is the time of year that I start thinking (and stressing) about gifts for my kids’ teachers. Instead of panicking the week before school gets out for the winter break, I’m going to go ahead and order them a few Thymes products right now. I mean, they are already going to get 10 Starbucks and Target gift cards, right? I want to do something special this year since they’ve done so much for my kids. Everything in the Gingerbread Collection will make an excellent gift, so I think I’ll put them together little gift baskets with a few items. This is actually the perfect time to order, because right now you can get a free Thymes sample fragrance kit (over 15 different samples) with a $25 order. The sample fragrance kit promo should be automatically applied when you click here, but the code is LQFSPK14 just in case that doesn’t work.
I would also like to give a gift to one of you to help get your holiday season started off right. You can either keep it for yourself or give it to someone on your gift giving list! I’ve put together a gift bag of some of my favorite items from the Thymes Gingerbread Collection (a $75 value), and one of you is going to win it! To enter, visit the Thymes website by clicking here and check out their collection of holiday products. Then, come back here and tell me the products that you are most excited to win. I can’t wait to share this wonderful gift with one of you!
This gift contest is open through November 25, 2014 and one winner will be randomly selected. The contest is open for U.S. residents, 18 years old and above.
Thank you to Thymes for sponsoring today’s post and for bringing some holiday cheer to me on this cold winter fall day.