Those who have been around me recently may have noticed my obsessive compulsive tendencies about smell. It's not the usual, beginning of pregnancy thing where everything smells disgusting (although I have most definitely experienced that).
This is one where everything
smells SO good. Like, good enough to eat.
I've noticed that it's started to invade my life a little bit.
For example, I'm now OCD about using this:
ALL the time. Now, it's got good side affects, such as it seems to have helped me stay fairly healthy, but it also leaves my hands pretty dry. (I pulled out some old Mary Kay hand cream that I have last night and it seems to be doing the trick... so multiple times a day I'm compulsively squirting hand sanitizer on my hands and then rubbing Mary Kay hand cream
on them. And then smelling my hands.)
Along the whole hand cleansing thing (which is purely about the smell of things, it's not really at all related to keeping clean, which is strange to me), I've been LOVING this:
I love it so much that I went ahead and bought the dishwashing soap in the same scent. I figure- heck, I don't have a dishwasher. Might as well enjoy the task, eh? (I'm usually a cheapskate when it comes to cleaning products.)
While I'm in the cleaning mode, I love to squirt this stuff all over my house:
I put some in a squirting bottle and diluted it with water, and every morning I "swish and swipe" my bathroom (you old Flylady
veterans might be familiar with that term) with it. It honestly is a "clean" thing with this particular product. With only one bathroom and a potty trained two year old, my ol' pregnant nose is particularly sensitive to the gross smells that can emanate from that room. The Clorox Floor & Surface cleaner smells sooooo good. Nice and clean. I wish I could drink it.
I use it in my kitchen, dining room, and non-wood floors. :) It makes my nose happy. I highly recommend it.
I've been using a Glade Plug-in, in the Clean Linen scent, which rocks my world. My husband is very sick of it, I think.
So I try to mix things up by using this candle:
And also this one, which is a Christmas tradition in my house now since Monique
introduced it to me about 2 years ago.
So there you have it, folks. You know now that I am:
-extremely neurotic about smells
-wish I could eat some of them (but I don't)
-probably making everyone who comes into my house gag at the strong aromas
-and am a little bit photo happy today
And since I'm in the photo happy mode, check out my Christmas Countdown Calendar that I made out of a cookie sheet from the Dollar Tree (Mandy
, it's my favorite place too). Only 21 days to go! Gulp!
(Click to see larger images. Also, "Click! Take a pic!" ... we've been watching a lot of "Dora" and "Diego" lately...)
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