Hi... My name is Mimi, and I'm addicted to Scentsy.
It's a sickness, really... One for which I should probably seek some sort of psychological or medical intervention... But OMG! Those tiny little squares of smelly goodness just make me so happy!!!
Growing up, my mom had always been what we like to refer to as a "Tiny Flame Pyromaniac." She always had candles going around the house. The house smelled great, and her obsession with good smelly wax transferred onto my sister and me. We've both been known to have multiple candles burning throughout the house at any given time. ...and then we had children, and we didn't know what to do! How do we enjoy our obsession with hot wax that makes your entire house smell like a bakery when there are little people wanting to play with the flame?!? There are only so many high, out of reach places where you can leave lighted candles!
...Enter - SCENTSY!!!...
So "What is Scentsy?" you might ask... OMG! "Only the best, most amazingly innovative invention since the airplane," I say! It's a cross between potpourri and a candle warmer without all of the watery mess of potpourri or the frustration of the "hidden candle wick" after you heat up a jar candle on a warmer. They have super-pretty electric burners and dozens and dozens of fantastically amazing scents that come in little wax bars. You just put a couple of squares from the bar into the "pot" on the burner and PRESTO! Your entire house smells like you've been baking cookies or have fresh-cut flowers in every room!
I had a feeling that I was going to be in serious trouble when I went to my first Scentsy party at Katie's house right before Christmas. I left there $80 poorer and anxiously-awaiting my three Scentsy Plug-In Packages (Yes! They even have plug-in warmers!) I ordered a package for myself, one for my mom, and one for Christy to try out in the hope that this super-cool product would prevent us from eventually burning down our houses with our "tiny flame pyromaniac" tendencies. We loved them!
Then Katie hits me up with, "I think I'm going to start selling Scentsy myself." Being the fantastic BFF that I am, I naturally had to be the hostess of her very first party. Sales were great, and as hostess, I ended up with about $80 worth of free merchandise as well as four other items at 50% off. I left that party another $80 poorer and the proud owner of about half of the 80 available scents and four additional warmers. (I'm beginning to see a theme here with the "80"s)
A few weeks later, I fell victim again when I received an email about the "Warmer of the Month." It was so cute! And it wasn't like any of the other warmers in the catalog. I had to have it... I also just had to have the "Scent of the Month" (along with a warmer for my office and five other scents that I hadn't seen at the previous parties). "JUST SAY 'NO,' TAMMY!!!" But, alas... $80 later, I was the proud owner of the oh-so-adorable bird nest warmer of the month...
Things seemed to settle down for a little while. I hadn't made any Scentsy purchases in a month or so. I'm sure Katie was beginning to freak out a bit because I do believe that I have single-handedly kept her business going. And that's when it came... Another email from Scentsy Heaven...
Bringing back 20 Retired Scents for July only!!!
I see where this is headed, and it's not pretty. I really could have used that $80.