Mr P & I Can't See "Nose" To "Nose" On This
As I said the other day, I just love this time of year when I can open up the windows and let all the fresh air in and all the stale air out. But, what's a girl to do all those other months? Herein lies my conundrum. Conundrum,hmm, don't you love that word? lol Mr. P & I do not see "nose" to "nose" on this issue at all. No matter what I do to try to make the house smell nice, he doesn't like. Come on, fess up girls, y'all know what I'm talking about! If you don't, here are some examples:
I discovered this wonderful candle last year ~ it's made by Yankee and the frangrance is called Mulling Spices, it smells just like you are brewing a delicious batch of apple cider. However, almost as soon as I lit it Mr. P looked at me with furrowed brow and said, "what's that smell?" Notice, he said smell, not scent. Y'all know the difference, right;) i.e. A skunk smells, honeysuckle has a lovely scent. A dirty diaper smells, a rose bush has a sweet, delicate scent. Hmm....not quite the reaction I was hoping for. Now, I'm quite sure if one of my girlfriends dropped by when it was burning I would get this reaction, "oh, I just love that fragrance, it smells just like Fall.! Makes me want to get out my decorations and bake something. Where did you get it? I must go and get one, too!!!!" Y'all totally get this, don't you girls? HA
Okay, obviously candles aren't going to work, because he's like that with every one I burn. So, on to plan B. Yankee also makes some wonderful smelling plug-ins and I figured I'd put it behind the chair where Mr. P couldn't see it. I thought "surely, he won't notice this." WRONG!!!!! As soon as he opened the door that evening he said, "what's that smell." Are you kidding me?? Who in the world doesn't like Butter cream??????? Ugh.........................
So, on to plan C. I do a little spray dance all around the room ~ ah, smells so good! I can fill my spirits lifting! Guess what? Febreze makes him cough...............
Potpourri? This darling bag of potpourri that smells like lavender fields and has the cutest little rosebuds you ever did see. I tried putting it into delicate little containers, you know, the cutesy kind we women love. Yep, you guessed it. It gives him a headache!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, after giving up almost all hope I discovered a "new to me" thing on the market ~reeds with infused oils. Y'all know I redid my bathroom recently so I went and bought this darling little container to put the oil and reeds in. Now, I promise I'm not kidding y'all ~ that very evening Mr. P came home and went into the bathroom to see what I had done. He was very complimentary, but then gave me this strange look. He asked, "what in the world are those sticks in our bathroom for?" Uh, oh! I very innocently told him they were just for decoration (well, they are kinda, sorta;) He shrugs his shoulders and then goes into the study which is next to the powder room. Not two minutes have passed and I hear him calling, "what's that smell?"
Oh boy.................................. I give up! I guess I'll just go back to doing what I did before ~baking yummy things like pies, brownies, cakes and bread ~ he NEVER complained about that! On the bright side, I guess there's nothing wrong with our home smelling like chocolate chip cookies;)