There are areas of my home that I don’t share as often here At the Picket Fence. Perhaps that is because, let’s face it, you probably don’t want to see a big pile of stuffed animals or a photo of me sprawled out on the floor after I’ve stepped on a rogue Lego.
And I’ve realized recently that while our downstairs rooms receive the benefit of a scented candle, our upstairs area is sorely neglected.
Once you get past our master bedroom, you are faced with a long hallway and what we affectionately call the kids’ zone’. Their bedrooms, bathroom and playroom are all clustered together in this wing of the house and these days they seem to be suffering a bit from ‘pre-teen-itis’.
You see, we have entered the tween years. And they have brought a lot of changes to our house.
Some of the changes are awkward, some might not smell the best, some are perplexing but it’s all an adventure and one we are definitely enjoying…most of the time….some of the time…ok so this parenting gig is really hard, right?
So when I was asked if I would be willing to try out the new line of Unstopables from Febreze I knew exactly which rooms should get the privilege of benefiting from a fragrance boost.
Now, as much as I don’t always love the aromas coming from this wing of our home, I’m also kind of picky when it comes to room fresheners. I’m the girl who will stand in the aisle sniffing every single candle until I find the right one. I don’t enjoy a lot of the scents that most people seem to enjoy. Which is why I was super excited when I got a whiff of the Lush room spray. It’s the perfect thing for making my son’s room smell less like my son’s room.
I really love that the scent left behind is subtle and not overwhelming but that it also lingers for awhile which frankly is highly necessary for masking the odors in this room.
And the minute my daughter spotted the pink flowers on the package of the Unstopables Shimmer and Shine Warmer and Refill she immediately claimed it as hers.
We found the perfect spot for it right next to her window seat where she likes to read and play with her stuffed animals.
The Fresh Candle is perfect in the kids’ bathroom, which perhaps suffers the most from pre-teen-itis. The subtle scent just added a nice touch of freshness to the room without being overpowering.
And to my great delight, Unstopables now offers scent boosters that you drop right into your washing machine and let them work their magic. These are especially helpful for those laundry baskets full of clothes that make you want to wear a clothespin on your nose!
You know, as you journey through parenthood you receive a LOT of advice and warnings. And a great deal of them are centered around the adolescent years. Parents seem to approach the teen years with great fear and trembling.
And, I’m not going to lie, we feel some of that too. But, for the most part, we are heading into these years with a lot of anticipation. We’re seeing our children come into their own. We’re experiencing the joy of watching them become these really, really neat people. People with their own gifts and talents and personalities. People with an awesome sense of humor. And we’re getting to experience the rewards of all of our hard work in the younger years.
Now, don’t get me wrong, this season isn’t for the faint of heart. But I guess if we can make it through them (with a little help from Unstopables!) we can make it through anything!