Friday, September 21, 2012

Candlestick Apothecary Jars

I accidentally stumbled upon this idea a while back, and immediately had to make my own. Now that I've made them, I want to make more. Will my house look odd if I have sets of apothecary jars in every room of my house, I wonder? After reading blog after blog, webpage after webpage, I armed myself with supplies. Here's how mine were made: (Click on the pics to bring up the full size. I've got to tweak this layout. Ugh!)


The supplies--3 candlesticks I picked up at Hobby Lobby, 50% off; 3 jars I liked the looks of, Hobby Lobby, also 50% off; 3 finials I found at Michael's that I liked, NOT 50% off; black spray paint. (if I do more of these with glass holders, I will prime them first, I think. If I dig with my nails, the paint chips ever so slightly... so I just won't dig on these with my nails ;-) Ha!) 


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I put mine out on the grass on newspaper, because it's nearing the end of grass growing season and I didn't want rings of black grass for months. LOL


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I used E6000 glue on mine. Tough stuff!


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Here they are, waiting the 2 minutes before I smashed them together:


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Attached and waiting the suggested 24 hour period before I could see them all together. Ok, ok, I didn't wait a full 24. More like 20, but they seem to be pretty much welded together for eternity. =D


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Tadaaaaa!!! I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!!! (If you know what movie that comes from, you're awesome!)


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And one more look, just because I love 'em! I plan on changing them up for the seasons. Christmas will be fun! The possibilities are endless, really. Google "candlestick apothecary jars" for your own hours and hours of inspiration, and let me know if you make your own! I'd love to see them! =)


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Glade Expressions Bzzzzzzzz!

Thanks to http://www.bzzagent.com I got to test out Glade Expressions, which I've seen in stores, but never got around to trying out. (They sent me a kit with one of each free for me, and tons of GREAT high value coupons for you!) I liked the look, I just like to know someone who has tried them before I "invest". So if you've been waiting on a bud to sniff and tell, here you go!!! =D

First, let's talk about the Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser. I. LOVE. IT. Glade has come up with four deliciously natural smelling scents for their new line. (Check 'em out here: http://www.glade.com/en-US/Collections/expressionscollection/Pages/default.aspx>. If only our computers were scratch and sniff!!) At my local store, the starter kits are $5.99 each.

Here's what your kit comes with:

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Just pop in your diffuser...

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Pop the diffuser and little oil bottle into the beautiful bamboo holder...

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And place in room of choice! It's versatile enough that it will look good in any room! I chose the bathroom for ours. I keep popping my head in the door, just to smell it! It smells sooooo good! No chemical smell at all! Like I have a sliced pineapple sitting in the bathroom. Which would be weird... 0_o But since it's a Glade oil diffuser, it's not weird at all. =D Look how pretty!

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Now, on to the Fragrance Mist Starter Kit. They are $2.99 at my store.

I like the style of the misters. I really do. They look a lot more attractive, since you can peel the label off, as I did. I like how the base unscrews and you just slide the new refill in. BUT, and maybe it's just my bottle I picked up, it just doesn't spray as well as other Glade products. I seem to get a lot of STREAMS of delicious scent, rather than a nice MIST. Plus, I find I have to squeeze pretty hard sometimes, which I'm sure you're not supposed to need to do. Overall, I like it, but I don't think I'd use it as much as I would their regular cans (or my new favorite, oil diffuser!!) See for yourself! Maybe I just got a bum bottle. =)

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It does look nice in the bathroom. But I still prefer the oil diffuser, hands down. I plan on taking the mister to my office. With all the leaky ceilings and walls in that place, it can smell kind of funky. I prefer the scent of Fuji Apple and Cardamom to moldy carpet ANY DAY.

Thank you, BzzAgent, for a fun campaign! If you'd like to join in on awesome campaigns, where you get to try awesome products for free, sign up! (Did I mention it's free????) http://www.bzzagent.com