Friday, July 17, 2009

Mommy's Fabulous Find Friday:So Good You Can Smell It! (Sentsy Giveaway and Review)

Normally I feature a follower during my Fabulous Find Fridays, and don't you worry-that will be continuing next week. I'll be pulling someone from the list courtesy of Random.Org on Tuesday or Wednesday-I can't wait to meet someone new!

This week, however, I wanted to do a special Fab Find Friday for what I think is the best thing I've come across in....I don't know....forever.

Remember a couple of Fab Fridays ago when I featured our good friend Angela from I Will Bloom? Remember when she mentioned that she is an independent Scentsy director? Well, what you don't know is that shortly after that we got in touch and Angela was generous enough to agree to do a review and giveaway-right here, for you, our fab bloggy friends!

I immediately loved the idea of Scentsy candles....and not just because it meant I was going to get free stuff. They seemed like a perfect solution for a person like me-I happen to hold a torch for candles (pun totally intended) but I am also uber-paranoid about fire. We had a house fire when I was a kid, and while we were all safe and sound we lost pretty much everything we had, and I never want to go through that again, or put the kidlets through that.

Speaking of them, there is the whole kids are kids thing. They do what they do-they don't pay attention, they knock things over, they play with fire. Literally. So the open flame of candles definitely pose a hazard to their persons, in addition to the potential hazard of house fires. I love candles, but I love my kids more (duh) and even though I'm pretty sure in an emergency I could Hulk out and carry all three of them to safety, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure....so I've just nixed my beloved candles since Monkey started walking.

Now I don't have to!

Sensty Wickless Candles have the sweet relaxing glow and the FANTASTIC SMELL (you know how I love things that smell good) of traditional candles, without the worry of an open flame.

First you'll need a Scentsy warmer-an adorable piece of ceramic pottery (available in 43 styles, I chose the Sweetheart style) that has space for a 25 watt light bulb in the bottom half and a tray on the top-and some wonderful smelling Scentsy bars. Then all you do is put the bars in the top, plug in your warmer, turn it on and voila! Scentsy magic.


The first thing you'll notice is the glow. The 25watt bulbs are definitely enough to give off some romantic lighting, but not are not so overpowering that it takes away from the fact that this is supposed to be a candle alternative. Think night light lighting...only with a more romantic look. Especially on mine-look at the little pattern the light gives off-the Sweetheart warmer sends out little light beams of hearts!
AWWWW.

And of course the Scentsy candles smell oh-so-much better than a nightlight. These things SMELL AMAZING! I got Coconut, Lilac Lavender, and Skinny Dipping (a fruity smell that I swear is almost like a starburst candy) and they not only smell terrific but also do their part in masking the eau de toddler that roams around our house. The cool thing is that there are over 80 different scents and YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH THEM right there on your warmer. I mixed the Coconut with the Skinny Dipping and the result was a fabulous tropical smell. Right on her site, Angela has a list of the "recipes" you can make with your Scentsy bars, including strawberry lemonade, apple pie ala mode, and even french toast smell! Seriously, how great is that? And when you're done with one smell all you have to do is pour the warm wax back into it's original container (to save for later-the smell in each bar lasts FOREVER), wipe the tray out with a paper towel, and put your new scent in.

Adorable, delicious smelling, convenient, and safe-in my opinion Scensty is the 'candle' for moms. I absolutely recommend it-even Hubby gives it his nod! You can buy your own fabulous looking Scentsy warmer and a bar of your choice from Angela for only $35 (warmers are $30 and bars are $5....you will definitely want more than one bar though...) or, if you are the lucky winner of this fabulous giveaway you can WIN a Scentsy warmer and THREE bars of your choice (a $45 value) from the very generous Angela.

As always, all you have to do to be entered is leave a comment telling me some way to get a hold of you...but if you want more (optional) entries there are ways to increase your odds of winning:

  • Follow Angela's Scentsy blog
  • Follow Angela's Personal blog
  • Follow my blog
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest (1 entry per Tweet, 1 Tweet per day)
  • Add my button to your page (see sidebar for code)
  • Blog about this giveaway, including a link to both Angela's Scentsy blog and I've Changed My Name To Mommy (+5 ENTRIES!!)


This contest will close on July 31st-don't forget to leave one comment per entry! Good luck!

90 comments:

thatgirlblogs said...

I follow your blog!

You can reach me at shuey6 at mac dot com

justicecw said...

I just discovered Scentsy and I love it!!! I so would love to win this! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I am following you on twitter - my username is justicecw. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I signed up to follow Angela's Scentsy blog. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/2697745766
thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

I just signed up to follow your blog! Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

Now also following Angela's personal blog. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Jenny said...

That looks awesome! I bet it smells so good!

Helene said...

A friend of mine sells those too! Funny thing is I've never used them myself. I'm always afraid to have lit candles around the house because I'm afraid my demon spawn...oops, I mean, my kids will get a hold of them and burn each other's eyebrows off. But this sounds like the answer to my problem!!!

Dan River Mama said...

Stopping by from SITS. I don't own a candle yet, but I do have the car candle and love that!

Michelloui said...

Oooooh! I wish you could smell scents over the internet!!

Happy Saturday Sharefest!!

Michele P. said...

Oh my gosh, I have been wanting one of these for a long, long time! A friend of mine gave me a car candle awhile back and I want one of the warmers for my living room, so much safer than open flame candles esp. around four cats and two kids and a grandbaby!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

blog follower

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Michele P. said...

twitter follower @micaela6955

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Michele P. said...

following Angela's personal blog

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

following Angela's Scentsy blog

micaela6955 at msn dot com

ilovemy5kids said...

What an awesome giveaway...

Blessings,
www.ilovemy5kids.blogspot.com
Email:
loving5kids@yahoo.com

Heather said...

I adore scentsy!

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Life with the Lees said...

I would LOVE to win this! I have been wanting to try out Scentsy for awhile, but just haven't had the money to invest. You can reach me at karaleah82@hotmail.com!

Life with the Lees said...

I am a follower of your blog! See comment above for contact info!

Lisa said...

What a scentsational (lol) giveaway!
:)Lisa
kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Found you through SITS. I'd love to be entered in this giveaway.

secook2 at gmail dot com

Sue said...

following you on twitter: SueC

Sue said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/SueC/status/2732408037

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

What an awesome giveaway! I'm with you - totally paranoid about open flames. I've given up traditional candles since I've had kids 'n pets. It's too scary. I would love to win this, I've thought about purchasing one, but I've never gotten around to it.

Pop over to my blog to win a $90 iPosture system.

Jen said...

I would love to win this! I use wax bars like these. I buy them every fall at a local craft festival. Soy ones actually. When I am done w/ them, I pop the burner (mine uses a tealight candle) in the freezer and then pop out the wax with a butter knife. Put it in a plastic baggie and reuse later. ANYWAY..I am entering:

jenmurray05@yahoo.com

Jen said...

I follow you on Twitter.

jenmurray05@yahoo.com

Jen said...

I follow your blog.

jenmurray05@yahoo.com

Jen said...

I am following the candle blog.

jenmurray05@yahoo.com

Jen said...

I am following "I Will Bloom".

jenmurray05@yahoo.com

Kimi said...

I follow your blog. My email is kimkayjohnson AT gmail DOT com

Kimi said...

Following you on Twitter (kimberlyjohnson) My email is kimkayjohnson AT gmail DOT com

Kimi said...

Following the Scentsy blog (on twitter) kimberlyjohnson

Email is kimkayjohnson AT gmail DOT com

Blue Yonder said...

following Angela's personal blog!
blueyondergirl (at) mac (dot) com

Blue Yonder said...

folowing angela's scentsy blog
blueyondergirl (at) mac (dot) com

Blue Yonder said...

following I've Changed My Name to Mommy
blueyondergirl (at) mac (dot) com

Blue Yonder said...

following you on twitter!
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Kimi said...

Following scentsy blog on blogger also (just figured out how, lol)

And following Angelas personal blog

kimkayjohnson AT gmail DOT com

Blue Yonder said...

tweeted!
blueyondergirl (at) mac (dot) com

justicecw said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/2764696676
thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Paula said...

Those are gorgeous :)

Stopping by from SITS.

LeighAnn said...

I love this !
I am going to follow you on twitter (@lands13) and retweet this too for additional entries. Thanks.
Lands (at) cogeco.ca

Nancy M said...

I am following all of th listed blogs & Twitter & I posted about you on Twitter! Yay! I really wanna try the candles- great for my classroom!
judahslion@comcast.net

MrsM said...

+1 Nancy M Follows Angela's Scentsy blog

MrsM said...

+1 Nancy M follows Angela's personal blog

MrsM said...

+1 Nancy M follows me! (Thank you!)

Shel said...

I'm dying for that Punched Tin warmer and I definitely need the recipe for Scentsy Strawberry Lemonade.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm following Angela's Scentsy blog

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm following Angela's personal blog

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm following your blog

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm following you on twitter
@auntiethesis

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/2821398045

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Snagged your button
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Hula Hooping Mom said...

Hula Hooping Mom stopping by!! :) with four kids running around I would love this!! LOL

ShaunaWyrick said...

Im following you on Twitter

@ShaunaWyrick

The Redhead Riter said...

Following personal blog

It is a marvelously Super Saturday!
Sending blog ♥
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

The Redhead Riter said...

Following Scentsy blog

It is a marvelously Super Saturday!
Sending blog ♥
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

The Redhead Riter said...

following your blog

It is a marvelously Super Saturday!
Sending blog ♥
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

The Redhead Riter said...

following on twitter

It is a marvelously Super Saturday!
Sending blog ♥
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

The Redhead Riter said...

twittered

http://twitter.com/TheRedheadRiter/status/2834469757

The Redhead Riter said...

following scentsy twitter

It is a marvelously Super Saturday!
Sending blog ♥
Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

justicecw said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/2838058380
thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Andrea said...

I love Scentsy! Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

I am a blog follower.

Andrea said...

I am following you on Twitter (simplyandreah)

Shel said...

7/25 RT:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/2845686472

shel704 at aol dot com

koopermom said...

Ooh! I have always wanted to try these!!

Miss Sassy LaLa said...

added your button...check
following both blogs....check check
love scentsy....check check check
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mommy4life said...

I have heard a lot about Scentsy and was invited to one party, but haven't gotten to see them up close. All I have heard is good.

MrsM said...

+1 Missy Sassy LaLa for following

MrsM said...

+1 Missy Sassy LaLa for following

Henrietta said...

I would love to win one of these! I have bought them before, one for my cousin and one for my step-sis for gifts and never bought one for myself!

hensnest {at} windstream {dot} net

Henrietta said...

twitter follower! @ahensnest

hensnest {at} windstream {dot} net

Henrietta said...

Tweet Tweet!
http://twitter.com/ahensnest/statuses/2862483589

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Henrietta said...

New blog follower from SITS!

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Shel said...

7/26 RT:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/2863421013

shel704 at aol dot com

Melissa said...

you can reach me at mommyisinthebathroom at gmail dot com

Shel said...

7/28 RT:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/2891726576

shel704 at aol dot com

Alicia Arnold said...

I would love to have a sentsy warmer! Please contact me at alicia.arnold(at)ymail.com Pretty Please :o)

Alicia Arnold said...

I follow 'i will bloom...' blog

Alicia Arnold said...

I follow her scentsy blog

Alicia Arnold said...

I follow on twitter

Alicia Arnold said...

Tweet Tweet http://twitter.com/aliciagiveaways/status/2893386978

rookierunner said...

I follow your blog! And I love scentsy!

Jules said...

I am a new follower! :)

Shel said...

7/30 RT:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/2933104028

shel704 at aol dot com

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog

Please include me in your giveaway.

Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

Belinda M said...

I follow you on twitter (prairiebelle)


Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat - join us at CoolCanucks.ca


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Shel said...

Last tweet:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/2953039572

shel704 at aol dot com