Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What's Your Melting Point?

You finally have a moment to yourself, so you sit down, close your eyes, and go to your happy place. Mine is the beach. I imagine the sound of the surf kissing the shore... rinse, repeat. Then I can feel the mist and sun on my face. I can smell the unmistakable aroma of sand and surf and that's when it happens.... I melt. That's my melting point, when all my stress and tension just melt away. I sink into the chair and I can breathe again.

Of course, I cheat on my journey to my melting point by setting up my warmer and Melt Moments wax melts from Celebrating Home Direct before I even sit down. It's my process to get to my melting point fast. Aromas are the hardest things to recreate in your imagination. But, if you're presented with the same smell - even years later - your brain pulls memories and the emotions tied to those memories from your long term memory and serves them up again. Sometimes our memories need just a little aroma therapy to get back to our happy place.

If you're not sure where your melting point is, now is your chance to find out while we have our Melt Moments wax melts on sale. Try a fragrance four pack for just $8.75 (originally $17). That will give you more than enough aroma fuel to get you to your melting point and relaxation.

Take a look at the combos we're offering and make your way to YOUR melting point! You deserve it!

Baked Apple Pie Melts
Baked Apple Pie four packOur # 1 selling melts! Baked Apple Pie highly-fragranced wax melts features juicy apples baked in cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. What could be better 

Pineapple Paradise four pack -  Fresh melon, sweet pineapple and lush kiwi shimmer over soft pikake, white orchid and whispers of tuberose touched by tender musks and sheer citrus. Our highly-fragranced Pineapple Paradise wax melts will bring that island feel right into your home.

Vanilla Sugar & Berry four pack - Smooth vanilla musk and sweet woodland berries blend with touches of precious woods and sugar dusted jasmine to bring the delightful fragrance of Vanilla Sugar and Berry into your home, office or workplace. Try our highly-fragranced Vanilla Sugar and Berry wax melts today! 
Pineapple Paradise

Mango Cooler four pack - One of our top selling melts, our highly-fragranced Mango Cooler wax melt combines mango, tangerine and lemon scents mixed with star fruits and a hint of red grape. Outstanding! 

Variety four pack - Food - One Baked Apple Pie, one Blueberry Biscotti, one Expresso Bean, and one Frosted Pink Cupcake wax melt.

Variety four pack - Fruit - One Citrus Splash, one Lemon Zest, one Mandarin Mulberry, and one Mango Cooler wax melt.

Variety four pack - Floral - One Dove of Paradise, one Gardenia, one Sea Lavender, and one Sweet Pea wax melt.

Variety four pack - Beach One Beachwood Mist, one Coconut Beach, one Crisp Cotton, and one Sun & Sandcastles wax melt.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What is a Picture Worth?

It's been said that "One picture is worth a thousand words." Though the attribution of who initially said that phrase is up for debate, the meaning remains the same. A picture can coax us out of a dark mood and fill us with peace or leave us staring in wonder at the details of the brushstroke. It can bring back our own memories or take us back in time to historical events long before we walked this earth. One picture is worth far more than one thousand words. 

Napoleon Bonaparte said, "A good sketch is better than a long speech." Anyone who has ever sat through a long speech would more than likely agree. After all, we don't hang speeches on the walls of our homes and it's quite rare to find one worthy of a museum. We prefer lovely works of art on our walls.

This week at Celebrating Home Direct, we're offering some of those lovely pieces of art at a further reduction on pricing. Save 20% off our already low prices on ten of our top selling pieces of wall art. 

Bordeaux Fruit
These are not just any wall art. These are custom framed and include a protective piece of glass to preserve the beauty for you and yours to enjoy. You'll receive your new artwork in gallery wrapping and ready to hang. 

Choose from ten different framed pieces that include floral art like Bordeaux Fruit, Majestic Fruit, or Magnolia Blossom. Or you may prefer traditional religious pieces like Sagrada Cena (The Last Supper) or Our Lady of Guadalupe Busto.

No matter the art you choose, you'll enjoy the beautiful decor much longer than a book and that's worth a lot longer than 1,000 words...

Happy Shopping to our art aficionados!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Science of Scent or "The Nose Knows"

From the moment a human being enjoys (or finds displeasure in) their first breathed-in fragrance, the brain hard wires us to connect scent with surroundings, fragrance with what follows, and commands us to make associations with aromas. It's one of the first senses that's activated when we're born. It's in our DNA to connect the refreshing scent or citrus with the delicious taste of oranges or maybe even a slice of lemon meringue pie. Or the smell of baked apple pie might bring back treasured memories of your childhood. Perhaps the fragrance of fir trees or evergreens being back fond memories of Christmases past. Whatever your personal fragrance journey, every human is wired for smell and the triggers that go along with it.

Diane Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses, explains it like this, "The charm of language is that, though it is human-made, it can on rare occasions capture emotions and sensations that aren’t. But the physiological links between the smell and language centers of the brain are pitifully weak. Not so the links between the smell and the memory centers, a route that carries us nimbly across time and distance."

Smell is provocative and deeply rooted to our emotional state.. It has an extremely significant influence on our behavior, perhaps even more than we realize. Certain fragrances have been shown to improve health, reduce stress, enhance sleep, and improve physical and cognitive performance. There is definitely a "mind-body connection" going on. Although the list of fragrances and their effects are extensive, here's a short reference to get you started when choosing your "signature" fragrances:

Scents to Relieve Anxiety: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Hyssop, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Peach, Rose, Rose Geranium and Violet Leaf.
(Try these Key West Candles, on sale this week for a little anxiety relief: Mahogany Teakwood, Peach Orchard, and Gardenia)
Scents to Improve Memory: Bay Laurel, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon and Rosemary.
(Try these Key West Candles, on sale this week. to boost your memory:Gardenia, Mahogany Teakwood)

Scents to Invigorate and Overcome Fatigue: Cinnamon, Clove Basil, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Lemon, Peppermint, Pine, Sage, Vanilla, and Spiced Apple.
(Try these Key West Candles, on sale this week, for a pick me up: Baked Apple Pie, elevate your mood with Stay Awhile Vanilla, think positive with Pomegranate, and Gardenia)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Are You Ready for Some Bowl Games?

Starting on December 17, 2016, there will be 42 bowl games played before the big Semi-Final playoff on January 9th, 2017. Teams from around the country will be scheduled to square off in a battle to hold their places on the roster and emerge the champion on the field of the modern day coliseum battles we like to call College Football.

Spirits will run high as loyal fans prepare to support their school team and scream them to victory. Faces will be painted, jerseys will be donned, and flags proclaiming their team allegiance will be proudly flown outside front doors in neighborhoods throughout the country. Let the craziness begin!

But you, being the hostess with the mostess, will not be shaken by the insanity on bowl game days. You will present yourself calmly, in your team jersey, prepared and ready for whatever chaos ensues. You, my friend, will be serving your game day grub in durable stoneware from Celebrating Home Direct, so there will be no worries for you on game day. Not only are these stoneware bowl sets great for storing your creations the night before and then warming them on game day, they're also perfect for bowls and bowls of bowl game dip. Hot or cold, the stoneware holds it in to keep your culinary creations tasty throughout the day. And, all of our stoneware is refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. 

Just to make it a little easier to set your prep time, here's a little preview of the final bowl games scheduled just before the semi-finals on January 9th:

For a complete list, click here to download a printable copy of the bowl game schedule.

Don't forget! You'll save bowls of money while our stoneware bowl sets are on sale for just $7.75! That's below cost! Scoop up these great deals while supplies last and only until December 27th.

Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas from Celebrating Home Direct!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How to Enjoy a No-Muss, No-Fuss Fragrance Experience

We've all got choices when it comes to home fragrance. Some are devoted to candles and even the candle-lighting is an event. Others prefer wax melts for the flame-free fragrance. Still others like to use crystals, like the ones for our Ooh La Lamps. Other fragrance fans might like an atomizer or incense. But there's another, often forgotten and even more frequently misnamed fragrance delivery option for your home. Fragrance gels from Celebrating Home Direct.

Not only do they have all the wonderful fragrance throw of our other fragrance products, they are also a snap to set-up, use, and clean up! 

Just to be clear, Fragrance Gels from Celebrating Home Direct are not beads. There are no gelatin caps to clean up and they're not that gelatinous gob that comes in a cone and shrivels into something unspeakable. These are no-muss, no-fuss Fragrance Gels and, once you try them, you'll wonder why you haven't been using them for years! 

All our large, 8 ounce Fragrance Gels are on sell this week. Just $4.50! Originally $18. They come in lots of fragrances, so you're sure to find your favorites and the 8 ounce bottle gives you twice of much creamy, fragrant gel to enjoy for just 50 cents more than our 4 ounce bottles! 

These gels work in any fragrance warmer. Our fragrance warmers are also top of the line and perfect for enjoying these gels.

Your home or office will smell fresh and fabulous with our wonderful Fragrance Gels! Choose from scents like Angel Wings, Honeysuckle, Lavender, Peony Chiffon, Raspberry Lemon Delight, Sandy Beach, Sandalwood, and Sonoma Berry. Stock up while these great fragrance gels are on sell!

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays from Celebrating Home Direct!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Santa Doesn't Need More Cookies...

So just how many cookies is Santa eating on Christmas Eve? 

There are approximately 504,225,579 homes that Santa visits each year. Around 1,008,451,158 cookies are left out around the world for Santa each Christmas Eve night. If Santa takes two bites of each of those cookies, he consumes roughly 336,150,386 cookies OR 5,558 tons of cookies OR the weight of 1,443 elephants. That's a lot of cookies!

Santa, being the jolly old soul that he is, would never neglect to take a couple of bites of the cookies that have been so thoughtfully left out for him by his fans. 

But, just to keep things fresh, why not mix it up for the big guy this Christmas Eve and leave some tasty chips and dip by the tree in a brand new two-tiered, three piece Chip & Dip set from Celebrating Home Direct? He'll be refreshed by the change and perhaps you'll even help him avoid Christmas Cookie burn out. 

Choose from Simply Summer (pictured) or Veranda Home Chip & Dip sets on sale during our Weekly Focus promotion.

This week, you can scoop up huge savings on two styles of chip and dip sets for just $12.50 each! You'll love our stoneware. Each piece is oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe, making it quite versatile when you're choosing Santa's special snack.

Also in the Weekly Focus, save on Fabulous Fifty Scents wax melts for just $2 each. That's more than 50 percent off original pricing! 

Choose from great holiday scents like Baked Apple Pie, Woodsy Evergreen, Merry Christmas, and Bayberry and Holly.

Or, maybe you prefer something a bit more refreshing? Try Mango Cooler, Coconut Beach, Beachwood Mist, or Citrus Splash. 

You're sure to find your favorites in the selection of more than fifty scents!

Enjoy browsing these great deals and... Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Avoid the Fragrance-Free Zone with Special pricing on Ooh La Lamps...

Have you ever walked into a perfectly appointed room - no pillow out of place - and yet you have this feeling that there's something missing? There's an obvious lack of warmth in the room and it's just not very inviting to guests. When you find yourself in an environment like this, you'll quickly realize you're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. 

You've just crossed over into the 

If you find yourself trapped in the Fragrance-Free Zone, there's only one way out. Surround yourself with the magical fragrance you'll only find in Ooh La Lamps from Celebrating Home Direct. Stock up now and wrap up a few for gifts. You wouldn't want friends or family perpetually trapped in the Fragrance-Free Zone would you? Set yourself free with great prices on Avery, Olivia, or Isabella Ooh La Lamps, on sale this week for just $14 each! 

You can also save on lamp jackets for the Avery Ooh La Lamp, now just $3.50! Compare to original price of $16! Slip one over your Avery lamp and you'll see wonderful shadows cast by the light. Plus, you'll also add a little touch of flair to your room decor. 

Ooh La Lamps are easy to set up and even easier to clean and fill with fresh fragrance crystals. The switch makes it easy to turn the handy night light on and warm the fragrance crystals to fill your home, office, dorm room, or just about any room with safe, aromatic, flame-free fragrance. Try layering the fragrance crystals to create your own wonderful recipes and vibrant layers of color to accent your room of choice. 

Stock up now while our exclusive Ooh La Lamps are on sale! Happy Shopping!