How to Create a Welcome Home

If you want to create a warm and inviting home, but you like to change fragrances regularly, or scented candles are an impractical option, then wickless wax melts may be just the solution to create a welcoming home after a hard day.
Our homes are our sanctuaries. How can we make them to be cozy places to experience comfort, relaxation and reflect our personalities? Fragrance is that extra layer that can make a house smell like home, and scented wickless wax melts offer an affordable, quick releasing, room filling fragrance that can be easily changed or customized.
As wonderful as scented candles can be, wickless wax melts offer the option of frequently changing your home scent to suit your mood every time you add a new melt. You can even mix fragrances by adding different melts together in the same tray to create your own custom fragrance.
At Country Gourmet Home we offer numerous different fragrances for our wickless wax melts. Shane and Amy carefully measure and add the same amount of fragrance to every melt to insure consistent quality. The amount of fragrance throw is mostly dependent on the fragrance chosen. Not all fragrances have the same throw. Different individuals have different tastes in fragrances. I am often asked what my favorite fragrance is. My favorite fragrance is not always our company’s bestselling fragrance. Some individuals enjoy a musk smell, while others do not. Some like a flower smell, while others like a baked goods smell or a fruit smell. We sell a pineapple upside down cake fragrance that smells just like the real thing baking in the oven. One of my friends told me once that she was melting the pineapple upside down cake melt in her warmer when her son stopped by for a visit. The son stayed and sat for a while visiting. Finally, after a bit, he turned to her and asked when the cake would be done baking. He honestly thought she had a pineapple upside down cake in the oven. We also have a fragrance called doodle bug, which is a fun fragrance that is an exciting combination of cream soda, fresh watermelon slices, hubba bubba bubblegum with just a hint of newborn baby.
If you love fragrance our wickless wax melts can be used for whatever you need. Meditation, relaxation, or just to add a clean highly scented fragrance which makes home the place where you and your family want to be.

These are the scents we currently have for purchase:

Apple & Oak –  a lighter clean scent, wisps of orchard apple bits and light oak breezes.

Apple Peel Vanilla – creamy vanilla wrapped around fresh cut apple slices.

Butt Naked – a fruity twist sensation of strawberry, melon, and pineapple.

Caramel Macchiato – rich coffee, caramel drizzle and vanilla cream.

Chestnuts & Brown Sugar – light notes of roasted chestnuts wrapped in an abundance of creamy brown sugar.

China Rain – refreshing clean aroma with slight notes of rose, sandalwood, & wisteria.

Country Apple – season after season, one of our best selling scents. Ripe apple with a touch of pink sugar and a warm spring breeze.

Country Bumpkin – aromas from a country prim pie, very spicy.

Cranberry Cardamom Clove – each scent perfectly balanced.

Cup Of Joe – for our coffee lovers, straight out of a coffee shop.

Doodle Bug – the fun of childhood! Bubblegum, cream soda, and hints of new born baby.

Egyptian Sheets – Amy Beth’s favorite! Place your self in the elegance and splendor of queens private bath. Soft elegance weaved through rare dried floral.

Palm Island – slight masculine scent from an ocean oasis.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake – simply yum, this dessert is spot on!

Posh & Pretty – Our new scent blend is a “Pink Sugar” duplicate combining fluffy cotton candy, vanilla, raspberry bits, caramel, and a very soft fruity musk.

Raspberry Lime – fresh summer raspberry and drops of lime.

Sweet Grass & Cedar – a lighter scent great for those who like refreshing aromas. The cedar is very light and a perfect match for the fresh cut sweet grass.

This Old House –  splendid! A warm summer breeze picks up notes of antique wood and light spices.



10 Good Reasons Why You Should Drink Water

1. Weight Loss: Drinking water helps you lose weight better than anything else in the world. Water flushes down the by-products of fat breakdown. Drinking water can also reduce hunger and acts as an appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Water has also has zero calories.

Have Healthier Skin and Look Younger: When your skin is properly hydrated you will always look younger. Water helps to replenish skin tissues, moisturize skin and increase the elasticity in your skin.

3. Natural Remedy for Headaches and Migraines: Water helps relieve headaches and back pains. These are sometimes caused by dehydration and replenishing your body with water can help. Although there are many other reasons contribute to headaches and migraines, dehydration is the common one.

4. Better Productivity: Your brain consists of 90% water so drinking more can improve your productivity at work and in doing other tasks. It helps you think better, be more alert, and helps make you concentrate a lot better.

5. Better Exercise: Drinking water regulates your body temperature throughout the day. You will feel a lot more energy when performing exercises and water also helps to fuel your muscles.

6. Helps in Digestion and Constipation: 
Drinking water boosts your metabolism because it helps your digestive system work properly. Fiber and water goes hand in hand so that you can have your daily bowel movement.

7. Less Cramps, Sprains, and Injuries: Proper hydration helps keep your joints and muscles lubricated, so you’ll less likely get cramps and sprains.

8. Less Likely to Get Sick and Feel Healthy: Drinking plenty of water helps fight ailments like the flu, kidney stones, and heart attack. Water mixed with lemon is used primarily for ailments like respiratory disease, intestinal problems, rheumatism and arthritis etc. Drinking water also improves our immune system.

9. Relieves Fatigue: Water is used by the body to help flush out toxins and waste products that the body doesn’t need. If your body lacks of water your heart will need to work a lot harder to pump out the oxygenated blood to all cells. Same goes for the rest of your vital organs, your organs will be exhausted and so will you.

10. It Puts You in A Good Mood: Water makes your body feel good and gives you more energy. Your body will communicate with your brain and tell it that it’s happy.


Recipe For A Happy Marriage

Yesterday I attended the shower for my niece who is getting married next month.  I wanted to share with her my love of cooking so I put together a food basked for her with a few recipe cards included.

Here is the poem that I used on one of the recipe cards

Here are a couple of pictures of the basket that I put together.

What unique shower gift have you received or given?

Have a good Sunday



Review of Country Gourmet Home Products

I came across a blog that is reviewing one of the Country Gourmet Home products so I thought I would share this with you and maybe you can win the prize they are giving away.

Thanks for stopping by!



Country Gourtmet Home Review and Giveaway!

Hey everyone! My next review is for Country Gourmet Home. Country Gourtmet Home is a great website that sells a variety of easy to make food, desserts, and more! As their website says: Country Gourmet Home is “a premier direct seller of high quality, easy to make gourmet food mixes including dip mixes, dinner mixes, dessert mixes, seasonings, soup mixes and more! Country Gourmet is proud that our mixes are made from the finest quality gourmet ingredients using real fruit and vegetables and contain NO MSG! Most of our mixes only require the addition of one or two ingredients, cutting your time in the kitchen and making your life easier! Our commitment to quality insures we provide a product you can trust!” I received their Cheesy Broccoli Soup mix to try out!

To be honest, I have never been a cheesy broccoli soup fan, at Panera I prefer the french onion. But lately I’ve been starting to like broccoli, I blame this on age, I’m getting old and thus starting to like grown up foods like broccoli and beets. So when I received this soup mix I was pretty eager to try it. Then I got sick and didn’t really want to eat any dairy or cheese so I had to wait on it for a bit.

All you do is bring some water to a boil, it says in caps and underlined ROLLING BOIL, but I waited 20 minutes and my stove would not create a rolling boil so I just made it without a roll and it still tasted pretty fine to me! It was super rich and thick though, but you can easily thin it out by adding more water. It is nearly an hour after I ate it and I am still full!

I liked it because it was super easy to make and not made with any gross artificial ingredients. It was super delicious. I went hiking today so it was a nice hearty meal to eat for dinner.

Country Gourmet Home has such a variety of delicious food they sell too. From baking mixes that make incredible breads and cookies, to pancake mixes, they even have home decor products and wax warmers, too!

Definitely check out Country Home Gourmet, they have something for everyone and you will not be disappointed!

Buy It! Head on over to Country Home Gourmet’s website and browse their awesome selection!

Win It! Along with the soup mix I was also sent a Honeysuckle Jasmine wax melt, unfortunately I don’t have a wax warmer so I am giving it away! ONE winner will receive an incredibly awesome smelling Honeysuckle Jasmine Wax Melt!

1. Head on over to Country Home Gourmet’s website and tell me what other product you would like to try in the future. You must do this first or future entries will not be counted. (1 entry)


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ONE winner will be chosen on May 1st, 2012 at 5:00pm (EST) and then will be emailed.

Alternate winners will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. This contest is only open to all US Residents. Thank you and good luck!

I was provided a product in exchange for my review.
You can read more about my blog policies in my disclaimer.

Three Dip Mixes for 1 Cent with any $10 order – Awesome Deal for Easter!

Awesome Deal of the Day for Easter – 4/8/12

If you are pondering with the idea of trying out some of the Country Gourmet Home mixes, today would be a good day to give them a try.

#11 Deal Of The Day – $0.01 Dip Trio w/ $10.00 0rder

$0.01 dip trio with any order of $10 or more. Not valid with consultant discounts.


Choose any three dips from the list below.

Baja Lime Cilantro, Creamy Dill, Sesame Garlic
Blue Cheese, Country Bacon, Southwestern
Buffalo French Onion Spicy Salsa
Crabby Seafood Hickory Ranch Spring Spinach
Creamy Cajun Horsey Vegetable

Happy 50th Birthday To My Husband

Today my husband turned 50 so we spent the day together as a family.  I will just share a few pictures of our day celebrating.

Family is what life is all about.


Country Gourmet Home mixes help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family.  Come check it out.

Salt and Vinegar Popcorn

Unbuttered popcorn is a great low-fat snack and can be flavored many ways. Salt and vinegar is a popular flavoring for home-popped popcorn. The idea for flavoring popcorn this way came from traditionalal British salt and vinegar potato chips. Salt and vinegar flavoring  can be used on popcorn, chips, french fries or just about any other snack.

If you love this flavoring please check out todays deal of the day.

#11 Deal Of The Day – Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Seasoning

If you like salt and vinegar potato chips you will love this popcorn seasoning.

Price:  Was $4.50 Sale! $2.25