Nov
18

Crock-Pot Popcorn Balls

By Danae Castellaw Kettle corn. Marshmallows. Confectionery chocolate. It’s that simple— just three ingredients come together to make one incredibly delicious, addicting, and EASY holiday dessert. The best part? No teeth-shattering corn syrup! After playing around with a few ideas on how to avoid another batch of impossible-to-eat popcorn balls, I decided to use Velata Meltables. And let me tell you how excited I was to finally make a popcorn ball that’s as easy to eat as it is to make! If you’re in a rush (which,  let’s be real,—who ISN’T during the holidays?), here’s how to make a QUICK treat that’s sure to be the hit of the party: You will need: 1 pouch of Velata Meltables (Choose from four flavors: Milk Chocolate, Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, and Dark Chocolate Mint. I used Milk Chocolate for this recipe) 2 bags microwave kettle corn, popped 3 tablespoons butter 1 bag mini-marshmallows ...

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Nov
12

A Very Snowy Spruce and a Very Merry Wreath

By Noelle Perner For November’s Scent of the Month video, we had a little help from some adorable elves. They showed us how to create an easy, beautiful Christmas wreath to compliment the holiday ambiance created by Very Snowy Spruce. If you haven’t seen the video yet, it’s a must watch!! Don’t you love the simple elegance of that wreath?!We’re taking you behind the scenes to show you how to make your very own wreath. Start warming some Very Snowy Spruce, grab the following supplies, and let’s craft! Supplies:     Basic grapevine wreath frame (you can find this at any craft store)     Fresh evergreen boughs (any type of evergreen will do. We used several assorted evergreen types)     Pine cones (If you can’t find real ones, they’re sold at craft stores)     Assorted branches of red and white berries (you can find them in the floral section of ...

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Nov
11

Let’s Talk Turkey

By Noelle Perner Moms of the world (and dads!) are we going to wait until the day before Thanksgiving to drive to the store in a mad panic because we forgot to buy the turkey, then stare blindly at the weight as we try to calculate whether 25 lbs. is way too much or just enough? NO!   Are we going to buy a turkey three months early and pat ourselves on the back for being prepared, then remember at 9:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve that we never defrosted it, and spend hours hovering over it with a blow dryer? NO! That’s right. We’re going to do Thanksgiving like a boss this year. And this blog post is going to tell you everything you need to know to make sure your Thanksgiving feast is as delicious as this turkey looks! The Basics: Count on buying about one pound per person you’ll be feeding. This will give you a good serving for Thanksgiving dinner itself, and a reasonable amount of leftovers. Thaw your turkey 24 hours for every 5 pounds of meat. So, if you’ve go ...

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Nov
07

Thanks and Giving

At Scentsy, generosity is one of our core values, and our Consultants exemplify giving more than they take. This holiday season will be no different. Scentsy will be showing their thanks by giving. We are asking fans and Consultants to help us in this effort. Whether you are from a small town or a giant metropolis, you can help families by donating to your local food bank. Donate $10 between November 10-23 and Scentsy will match every donation given by the top 10 states or provinces, per capita, by contributing to one food bank in each state.* Just donate online or in person and take a picture of your receipt, (selfies are encouraged), post it on Instagram, and hashtag it with #ScentsyGives <insert name or state or province>, for example #ScentsyGivesTexas, #ScentsyGivesAlberta. That’s it and we’ll do the rest! We’ll track donations by state/province and we’ll map every city that has at least one donation. Together we can make a difference. Even Barman has joined the effort ...

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Nov
07

Ease the Holiday Stress

By Amanda Hammond  Do you struggle with expenses during the holiday season? Or maybe your biggest struggle is time management and getting everything done! This time of year is hard on everyone, and in our attempt at making the holidays the best we can, we stress ourselves out! What if you could ease some of that stress? What if owning your own Scentsy or Velata business could help? November comes with certain advantages, and you should DEFINITELY be using those advantages to start your own business right now!If you’re looking for new opportunities in 2015, let us share a few reasons that will make the decision to enroll with Scentsy or Velata easy-peasy!  1.   Holiday expenses. At this time of year, it’s common to think about the cost of holidays. It’s not just presents that are expensive, it’s gas money running around to buy those presents, the costs of entertaining, the holiday dinner! To bring in some extra cash and help cover those holiday expenses, if ...

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Nov
06

A Holiday Warmer to Go Nuts About!

By Annie Singer Nothing sets the tone for the holidays like Scentsy’s new Nutcracker Warmer and your favorite holiday fragrance! While nutcrackers are a classic holiday decoration, we bet you didn’t know these fun nutcracker facts: The world’s largest nutcracker measures 33 feet and 1 inch tall, and it is fully functional!! German legend says nutcrackers bring good luck to and protect your family and home, which is why nutcrackers were a popular Christmas gift for children.  In the Nutcracker ballet there are 120 feet of popcorn garlands and 215 feet of other garlands. If you hung them, end to end, they would stretch longer than the length of a football field! Now that you know a little more about the history of nutcrackers, get your own Scentsy Nutcracker Warmer with matching tree ornament for $60 (USD)/$72 (CAD) while supplies last!, With only 25,000 of this limited edition, hand-painted warmer  available it’s time to ge ...

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Nov
03

It’s a Holiday Brick Bazaar!

Have you ever loved a fragrance so much that one little bar just isn’t enough? Well, 10 of our most-cherished Holiday and Fall & Winter fragrances will be available as…drum roll please…BRICKS!

You read that right! Our Bricks are back! During the month of November, we’re offering the following 10 fragrances as Scentsy Bricks for a special Holiday Brick Bazaar!  

You can choose from:

1. Autumn Blaze Maple
2. Cedar Cider
3. Christmas Cottage
4. Cider Mill
5. Crumb Top
6. Eskimo Kiss
7. Everything Nice
8. Pumpkin Roll
9. Salted Caramel Cupcake
10. Winter Pine

Scentsy Bricks are available while supplies last for $20 (USD)/$24 (CAD)! And they are eligible to be purchased using Host Rewards. Which fragrance(s) are you going to stock up on!? 

We hope you’re as excited as we are to get even MORE of your favorite seasonal fragrances to adore! Find a Consultant before they’re gone!





Nov
01

An Ode to the Light Bulb

By Megan Holbrook 

On this day in 1879, the electric light bulb was patented. The electric light bulb initially eliminated people’s dependence on candles and gaslight, improved lighting at night, decreased fires caused by candles, and changed the way people lived their lives. Well into its second century, the light bulb is still changing lives – by powering Scentsy warmers and Velata fondue warmers, of course! So flick on a warmer, turn on a lamp, and celebrate this humble but oh so essential marvel of modern convenience:

You brighten my day by warming my wax

You light up my home and help me relax

You help us be safe and light up the night

You symbolize ideas that are brilliant and bright

You make it easy to keep chocolate warm

You have no flame, so you’re safe in a dorm

Whether colored or clear, frosted or white

Light bulb, dear light bulb, you’re outta sight! 


(photo via http://www.pinterest.com/pin/189643834279307671/)

Oct
31

Tomorrow Will be a Better Day

By Cindy Angle Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women with one in eight women affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness throughout the month and honor the brave women who have been touched by breast cancer, we are sharing some of our Scentsy Consultants’ stories. Many Scentsy Consultants have been touched by this disease, and we are grateful for their candor in sharing their stories with all of us. We hope you will check back on the Scentsy blog throughout October to read more of these compelling stories. Here is Cindy's story: My journey began in November 2011, when during my self-exam, a harmless cyst that I had previously had in my left breast was bigger than the many years prior. Fortunately, it was time for my annual exam where my doctor concurred and a mammogram confirmed our suspicions. Before I knew it, I was lying on a table in a dimly lit procedure room, having a ...

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Oct
29

Halloween Scentsy Style

By Annie Singer Fall is in full swing and with Halloween right around the corner, we know you’ve been itching to show off your best Halloween décor, and we been dying to see it! We’ve scoured Instagram to find out how you’ve been celebrating Halloween with Scentsy, and we thought we’d share some of our favorites: An itsy bitsy puppy with an Itsy Bitsy Warmer. Just too cute not to share. Thanks so much, @careinhi!! A true work of art by @jenaudette. Can you believe this is a cake? It looks like the real thing! We should make one of these for our #scentsy office party! Now that we’ve got the cute and the crafty out of the way, we can move on to the sinister setups you’ve created to celebrate this Halloween. @Scentville shows us the perfect way to style an end table for Halloween with the Bonehead Warmer. @kathleen_desio nestles her Bonehead Warmer next to a bucket of eyeballs and nasty gnat and slug cream. What a spooky arrang ...

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Nov
18

Crock-Pot Popcorn Balls

By Danae Castellaw

Kettle corn. Marshmallows. Confectionery chocolate.

It’s that simple— just three ingredients come together to make one incredibly delicious, addicting, and EASY holiday dessert.

The best part? No teeth-shattering corn syrup! After playing around with a few ideas on how to avoid another batch of impossible-to-eat popcorn balls, I decided to use Velata Meltables. And let me tell you how excited I was to finally make a popcorn ball that’s as easy to eat as it is to make!

If you’re in a rush (which,  let’s be real,—who ISN’T during the holidays?), here’s how to make a QUICK treat that’s sure to be the hit of the party:



You will need:

    • 1 pouch of Velata Meltables (Choose from four flavors: Milk Chocolate, Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, and Dark Chocolate Mint. I used Milk Chocolate for this recipe)
    • 2 bags microwave kettle corn, popped
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1 bag mini-marshmallows


This is seriously SO easy, guys. It will only take you about 15 minutes. Here’s what you do:

  1. Combine all ingredients in your Crock-Pot. Set the Crock-Pot on high, stirring frequently until marshmallows, butter, and Velata Meltables are melted.
  2. Allow to cool for a few minutes (long enough so it won’t burn you).
  3. Spray your hands with nonstick cooking oil or melted butter.
  4. Form popcorn balls by rolling small to medium pieces of the mixture between your hands.
  5. Set on wax paper and decorate with sprinkles (optional, but totally festive). Let harden and enjoy!

So there you have it, the simplest popcorn ball I’ve ever made! I hope you enjoy these tasty treats as much as I did! 



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Nov
12

A Very Snowy Spruce and a Very Merry Wreath

By Noelle Perner

For November’s Scent of the Month video, we had a little help from some adorable elves. They showed us how to create an easy, beautiful Christmas wreath to compliment the holiday ambiance created by Very Snowy Spruce. If you haven’t seen the video yet, it’s a must watch!!

Don’t you love the simple elegance of that wreath?!We’re taking you behind the scenes to show you how to make your very own wreath. Start warming some Very Snowy Spruce, grab the following supplies, and let’s craft!

Supplies:

      •     Basic grapevine wreath frame (you can find this at any craft store)
      •     Fresh evergreen boughs (any type of evergreen will do. We used several assorted evergreen types)
      •     Pine cones (If you can’t find real ones, they’re sold at craft stores)
      •     Assorted branches of red and white berries (you can find them in the floral section of any craft store)
      •     Flexible green craft wire (sold at any craft store)



To begin, lay your wreath on your work surface, and arrange your pine boughs along the bottom half of the wreath. Next, take 10-inch sections of craft wire and use it to secure the boughs to the wreath frame, at5 -inch intervals around the wreath. Arrange the boughs after they’ve been secured, so that most of the wire is hidden.



Next, take the berry branches and cut them into small sprigs. Weave the sprigs into the branches (they should stay put without glue).



Glue one or two pinecones at the bottom center of the wreath. 



Voila! You’ve got yourself a holiday stunner! And while you may want to keep this beauty indoors, we recommend you use this wreath on your front door since the needles inevitably shed. 

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