One Thing I Do Every Day to Be Happy

One Thing I Do Every Day to Be Happy

I’ve got a VERY happy Anthro-inspired deal for you at the end of this post–don’t miss it!

One thing I do every day to be happy is to make sure I incorporate my senses into my home and activities as much as possible throughout the day.

For years I’ve shared my belief that our senses play a key role in how we feel at home. Senses add to our enjoyment of life everyday, they help keep us safe, they impact our memories, they take in information and process it, and help us to be more aware and in tune with the world around us.

One Thing I Do Every Day to Be Happy

You might remember posts I’ve written about the senses, including how I found inspiration in Anthropologie stores for how I wanted my home to feel. Part of what impacted me so much was how delicious it smelled! The scent of the candles in their store made me want to linger, relax and stay awhile.

While I no longer use scented candles in my home because of the potential health risks, natural scents actually inspire me more than the synthetic ones ever did! I love scenting my home, so I love that essential oils do more than just make a home smell good, they positively impact health and emotions, too.

Incorporating all of our senses, not just scent, can improve our well-being in so many ways.

One Thing I Do Every Day to Be Happy

One of my first blog posts in the summer of 2007 on Onerror talked about the positive impact of senses on our well-being. What sense inspires you the most? I love them all!

  • Some people feel more alive surrounded by color and pattern and sights. They enjoy seeing everything in all its splendor and beauty. Filling a home with visual delights and noticing the way the light casts a shadow or illuminates a painting can send chills up their spine, beauty brings more joy to their day.
  • Some instinctively reach out to touch something with their hands — they want to feel the texture of a fabric or the smoothness of a stone. Incorporating textures can be so important to the comfort you feel in a space.
  • Yet others have a keen sense of smell. Positive memories are often associated with different scents. The smell of lilac from grandma’s garden or the yummy goodness of bread baking in the kitchen can stir up positive emotions of home and safety.
  • To others, music is their heart and soul. They might be soothed by favorite playlists, the sound of a water fountain, the whir of a fan, or even the sound of a soft gentle breeze blowing through curtains.
  • And for the foodies out there, a meal that is full of flavor and quality ingredients, a good red wine, a or a piece of fine chocolate is a source of comfort and delight.

Nothing matters more to our well-being at home than how we feel in it, so incorporating our senses into our every day activities makes such a difference!


One Thing I Do Every Day to Be Happy

If you want to feel your best, I believe it’s SO important to rid your home of toxins.

If you haven’t read my health story, it is what has led me to this journey. I do not believe oils are a cure-all, but I have found them to be a tremendous support to me and my desire for a healthy lifestyle.

So for my fellow scented-home lovers, I have something SO GOOD for you! With our love of Anthropologie in mind, my girls and I created our own special essential oil diffuser blend with Young Living oils.

After many tweaks to original recipe and experimentation to get it exactly right, we’ve developed a what we feel is an inspiring match to the beloved candle that made Anthropologie smell like a dream. We are calling our special diffuser blend ‘Inspired.’

Now our home smells like a dream without any of the synthetic fragrances and toxins that can be found in some candles or room sprays. These oils don’t just smell good, they actually GOOD FOR YOU and your emotional well-being, too! YAY! We’ve been diffusing this heavenly blend all day long and it’s smells so good, you guys!

One Thing I Do Every Day to Be Happy

So how can you get a hold of this delicious smelling Inspired gem?

You won’t find our recipe posted anywhere, because we haven’t posted this one and no one else has it. They may think they know, but trust. ‘Inspired’ is a top secret blend–for the time being. :) BUT, because we love you, for the next few days ONLY we’re giving away a sample of our Inspired blend for FREE along with this adorable custom DIY bundle, to anyone who grabs a Young Living essential oil premium starter kit with us by Friday, March 9th.

You definitely NEED this kit, I promise it’s a game changer. My health was nearly destroyed by the toxins in everyday home products! This kit is truly LIFE CHANGING and gets you on the road to a toxic-free home.

Along with the DIY bundle and your new kit of the most amazing essential oils, you’ll also get the coolest diffuser. It flickers like a candle! You’ll love it. Or you can also select any of the other great diffuser options available. This page shares the details of what’s in the bundle and exactly how to get it. So fun!

One Thing I Do Every Day to Be Happy

Here’s to a happy March, friends!


  1. I love your post, and I agree 100%

  2. ludivine says:

    you are a true inspiration…and when I am a bit down your site makes my day better..

  3. A great post! I love diffusing Joy and Orange essential oils together. One of my favorite combinations.

  4. Ooohhh YUMMM! Thank you!!

  5. Oh yes – I love to tantalize all my senses at home, with smell and sound being the prominent ones. I already have a starter kit, so no “Inspired” for me (sad face), but I bet it smells WONDERFUL!! Which reminds me, I still need to concoct my scent for today….

  6. I always new I liked color around me and I love my essential oils diffusing, but I never knew how much music made such a difference. I just got so sick of the news and I just simply can not watch daytime TV…not for me. When I retired I floundered for awhile, but now I play music periodically throughout the day. The choice based on what I am doing. Love it.

  7. The senses are everything. The feel of our home is like giving ourselves a big hug. We feel safe, warm, content, and happy! Love you, my dear Larysa! xo

  8. Francesca Gunn says:

    I love to tough EVERYTHING. I prefer shopping at the store rather than online for this reason. Plants and blankets and beautiful paper goods and a smooth mug with something warm in it. I use another brand of oils but I am with you in concocting scents with those instead of candles.