We are so excited to be partnering with Enviroscents ScentSicles today for this post! I actually used these ScentSicles last year and absolutely positively loved them. In fact after buying my first pack last year I loved them so much I went back and bought several other scents. The cinnamon and pine are my personal favorites! So when we had the opportunity to join them for a $3000 DREAM TREE GIVEAWAY this Christmas we jumped at the chance!
Although all of my childhood Christmas tree memories involve riding a horse pulled carriage out to my uncle's New England Christmas tree farm and cutting our family tree each year this isn't something we've been able to do in our family because it's not practical due to how long we keep our tree up and how much we are gone. We bought our first faux tree right before Lillie turned one and haven't looked back! The first year or two it was a little strange to get used to but now I absolutely LOVE how practical it is for us having a faux one and am always amazed at how realistic they look now! The one thing that was always missing for me though until last year was the smell. Even though I had fallen in love with having a faux one I still missed the smell that came with a real one. So when I discovered that by hanging a few of these little sticks on the tree the whole room was filled with the smell of a real tree I was ecstatic! The best of both worlds!
They have little holes on the top of them so you can hang them like an ornament if you want, but I always just kind of tuck mine in.
For the rest of our tree I went with a really really simple look this year and just used our gold, chocolate and copper colored ornaments and some feathers on top but I have to say I think this is my favorite tree yet. One little tip I learned years ago was that if you cluster ornaments together it really can make an impact. I usually hook three or so together and then hang them that way and love the way they kind of glisten off each other. And then on the top I clustered pheasant feathers for the finishing touch.
We also added some ScentsCicles to our wreaths in the dining room:
And I also sprinkled them in with some real cinnamon sticks that I've had for years that have long since lost their scent. I think the cinnamon ones are my favorite! (I'll be sharing some images of this hot cocoa set up next week!)
Here you can see the whole collection:
And here you can see our tree lit up at night which is my favorite (although it's tricky to photograph).
Now that you've seen our tree be sure to head on over to enter for a chance to win a $3000 DREAM TREE GIVEAWAY designed by your choice of three designers! Head on over to check out all of the cool details and enter! It's such an amazing giveaway!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!