• How to Succeed in Homemaking Without Really Trying: The Febreze Edition

    Posted on September 11, 2014 by Stephens Family Daycare in Busy Parents, Crib Notes, Products.

    I participated in a sponsored campaign on behalf of SheSpeaks for Febreze. I received samples and a promotional item to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

    As a child, I never really cared for fall. Fall, at the time, meant the end of summer camp, and I dreaded heading back to school. Silly young me had no idea how much going back to school pales in comparison to going to work and all of the other things that old me does now. So I never really cared for fall except, that is, for fall food and flavors – Thanksgiving especially. On Thanksgiving, I would go to my family’s lunch, pack it in, and then head over to my best friend’s house for dinner before passing out from eating too much. Pretty gluttonous but it only happened once a year and I was young, so my metabolism was working in my favor.

    Febreze Home Harvest

    Nowadays I welcome the fall – it’s such a cozy season filled with apple picking and pumpkin carving. And I still love the fall smells and flavors, but I am a terrible cook. I am not what one would call a homemaker. Lucky for me, Febreze has managed to capture the scents and flavors of fall in the Febreze Home Harvest Collection scentspiration box they sent me, so I can fake it until I make it (which will most likely be never). The scentspiration box is filled with inspirational fall activities as well as NOTICEables Autumn Harvest pluggable air fresheners for the home in Sandalwood and Chai fragrances. Right now these two scents are filling up my house with a delightful, and not overpowering, cinnamon and sugar smell. It’s as though I just baked snickerdoodles and I haven’t even lifted a finger! I am going to have one very disappointed customer when my daughter gets home and realizes there are no cookies behind this delicious smell. The Febreze NOTICEables not only make it smell like I have been busy baking, they also eliminate odors so that my house truly smells clean (yet another thing I don’t have time to do).

    In addition to the home fragrances inside the scentspiration box, I received a number of activities and recipes to welcome the fall. As I have already mentioned, I am not much of a cook, so I appreciate that the recipes are short and sweet, literally. In fact, I just made oven-baked s’mores, inspired by the Toasted Almond Febreze car vent clip I received, in order to relieve the snickerdoodle disappointment. And, let’s face it, s’mores taste better anyways.

    Here is the quick and easy recipe for your enjoyment:

    3 Minute S'Mores

    Graham Crackers
    1 Chocolate Bar

    1. Line toaster oven tray with tin foil and place graham crackers on top. Alternatively, you can preheat a regular oven to 350 degrees, but that will take longer.
    2. Press marshmallows between your fingers to make them flat, then place them on the graham crackers.
    3. Toast on light/medium or until the marshmallows have turned a light, caramel brown color.
    4. Remove tray from the oven, and firmly press a piece of chocolate down into the marshmallow to melt the chocolate. Enjoy!

    What scents remind you of fall? Are there any other quick and easy recipes you love to make in the fall?

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20 Responses so far.

  1. tweenselmom says:

    I hope we also have Fall here in the Philippines though I doubt it will be much beneficial. Most of the people can’t dispose garbage properly how much more the leaves falling from trees.

  2. Mommy A to Z says:

    As a grown-up, I’ve also developed an appreciation for fall. For me, it’s apple picking with the kids…and the homemade applesauce we all make together after!

  3. Eliz Frank says:

    Very nice way to welcome the fall with the right groupings of scents. For a non-cook, those smores look delicious.

  4. Mel Cole says:

    I miss eating smores. Time to do more camp out or picnics. I love Fall too.

  5. Butternut squash and cinnamon are great scents to be in my house.

    Mhar Mg

  6. maggiesblog2 says:

    Fall is my favorite season! I love the smells, the colors, everything! These scents sound divine!

  7. Danielle says:

    Apple Cinnamon reminds me the most of summer I love that smell. I always have apple cinnamon candles burning in my house all the time.

  8. I don’t care for fall or winter but I truly appreciate a nice smelling house. I must try it this fall.

  9. I’ve always loved fall! It’s my absolute favorite time of the year. And of course there’s no such thing here.

  10. Kylie says:

    Cinnamon really reminds me of fall, also the smell of bonfires.

  11. Misty Battle says:

    I love fall. I am so happy fall scents are back. Nothing smells as good as the whiff of pumpkin spice.

  12. justamom8225 says:

    Anything pumpkin scented instantly remind me of fall. We like making homemade cinnamon apple sauce here.

  13. Rosey says:

    Oven backed smores you say?? Those sound great to me.

    We like Febreze. I’ll keep my eyes open for the Fall scents.

  14. Becky says:

    Pumpkin & Nutmeg remind me of fall…so does caramel apple. I love your oven S’mores, I’m gona have to try that!

  15. Janice says:

    Fall scents are the best. Apples and cinnamon and pumpkin, oh my.

  16. Masshole Mommy says:

    I just made an apple crisp this past weekend. We went apple picking and I wanted to use up all the fresh apples.

  17. Rachel says:

    Maple roasted butternut squash is a staple in our home. You drizzle maple syrup and cinnamon on chunks of butternut squash and roast for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. Yum!

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