What is a HAPPY Home?

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HELLO to all my trunk loving friends! I wanted to spread a little HAPPY with you today. We’ve been working hard at Season in a Trunk  producing a video that captured the purpose of our new product line. YES, we’ve launched! Unlock Home is my journey in design to create happiness in the home   The first trunk released is HAPPY and is the foundation behind my mission to create happy homes.Please watch. Enjoy. Share.  Happy lives in all of us, sometimes we just need to unlock it.

 

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Behind the Scenes at the Happy Scent Event

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Last week I hosted my Happy Scent Event in order to collect research for my upcoming trunk, HAPPY HOME. This trunk is near and dear to my heart, so I had to call in my besties to give me some straight up honest advice.  I teamed up with a fantastic Aromatherapist Rand Hill Naturals to develop our signature scent, HAPPY.  Now when you receive a trunk delivered to your home, you’ll take one sniff of the box and you’ll be sent into happy land, at least that’s what I am hoping for!  It will also be included in the Happy Home Trunk, which will be released to the public in September and feature products that promote happiness in your home.  I will also be releasing it as a stand alone product to aid in my mission to spread happiness on our planet.

Let me tell you,I have been having so much fun! Learning about essential oils has been so uplifting, invigorating and totally HAPPY.  We put together 8 different samples and let the ladies go to town.

Here’s how it worked:

1. My sweet daughter and I prepped some fun appetizers to feed my guests, assorted cheeses and crackers with mixed veggies were on the menu, and of course WINE!  I had to get them a bit tipsy to get their honest opinions :)

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2.   Next, I set up 8 different stations around my house, spread out so each scent had its own chance to shine.

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3.  Coffee Beans were at each station to cleanse the sniffer to allow for the full sensory  experience.

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4.  I prepared a sheet that each guest received as they made their way around to each station. I asked them to be open and honest about each scent and to write down how it made them feel, if they liked it, what memories came to mind, or their overall experience. They had to pick their top 3 favorites, then narrow it down to the one that made them feel the most happy and explain why.

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5. Lots of sniffing, spraying, thinking, rubbing on their body, getting into happy. It was so fun to watch.

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6. Everyone was having so much fun, it was a great mix of socializing and truly getting into the spirit of happy.

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7. Final hugs goodbye and many thank you’s for all the fabulous words of wisdom.

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 Now, ya’ll get to wait patiently until September when we unveil the scent that made us feel the most HAPPY. EKKK, I can’t wait!

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Here’s a few fun quotes from the ladies regarding their favorite scent:

“Makes  me want to run and jump and dance in flowers.”

“I love a clean, organized, uncluttered home! Simplicity, refuge, quiet, calm=happy home to me. This scent fits the bill.”

“Reminds me of family time”

“When I come home from a long day, I not only want ot feel uplifted, but also grounded.  This is a balanced scent.”

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5 Ways to Make Your Home HAPPY -Unlock It.

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1. Make your Bed. Start off on the right foot, when you make your bed you’ll crave a little more organization in your life because you’ll appreciate how good it makes you feel. And if we feel good, we are happy. Don’t you just want to jump into that nicely made bed!

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2. Fresh Cut Flowers-I love this photo, I think she looks so happy. Whether it’s cutting your own flowers in your backyard, going to farmer’s market or hitting your local grocery store, fresh cut flowers will make you smile. Their cheerfulness puts a spring in your step and lightens your home with fresh positive energy.

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3. Choose Colors that Flatter YOU! I know this sounds a bit crazy, but for example,  if you have bright red hair and you walk into an orange kitchen, I think you might clash a bit. Choose colors that flatter your best assets, make you shine, make you the king of your castle. I love green, I wear a lot of green as it goes with my green eyes and blonde hair, so I naturally find myself accenting my home with the calming color. Find your color in the rainbow and slide down to your pot of gold, then sit back and watch it brighten your mood.

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4.  Express Yourself- Art tells a story, I am not talking about the stock art you pick up in the store that half your block might have hanging on their walls, I am talking creativity. Art that crates a memory, a feeling when you were on vacation, a handmade piece from your kids, or a family symbol that keeps your tradition alive. What makes a home happy is putting YOU in it, so take a look around your home and ask yourself if your art tells your story. Here’s what I came home to the other day, my kids got a little crafty. Total Framer!

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 5. Let go of the Crap. Sorry, that’s a little harsh, but really so many people hold onto things that make them hold negative feelings. We feel this obligation to keep things just because they were given to us, don’t get me wrong, I am all for memories, but if you hate it, here’s what I am telling you, bless it and move it along. So I wanted to share this quote with you.

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 I am gonna let you in on a little secret I do daily. When I walk through my front door everyday, I say, “thank you.” I might not say it out loud, but I am thinking it! It’s a fun little game I play with myself to recharge my mind into HAPPY and to appreciate the support my home gives me everyday.  It is as simple as that.

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