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Have You Become Noseblind to the Smells in Your Home? + Febreze Giveaway #Noseblind #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 26, 2014 | Categories: Home and Garden, Reviews

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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I think we all are familiar with the term colorblind, but how many of you are aware of the term “Noseblind”? I wasn’t. It’s funny really, because I’m not colorblind, but not what it is, yet, I AM noseblind, but wasn’t aware of the term.

Whether or not you’re aware of the terminology, there’s a good chance you may be noseblind. Learn more at Noseblind.com.

I am.

Make that… was. I’m not noseblind any longer. With the help of my s-i-l, who came over last night for a movie night and to take part (as my guinea pig) in a #noseblind test with me.

I cleaned house all day before she came over for a girl’s movie night. And then I made pasta with homemade spaghetti sauce before she arrived. So all I could smell was my sauce… spices, herbs (mainly basil), and garlic.

We dined on my spaghetti and salads, and then I asked her to take a noseblind survey for me and not tell me how she answered. I did ask her to be completely honest. I then took the online survey.

Okay, movie time, but first I had to pop popcorn… what’s a movie without popcorn?

After I popped the popcorn and put them in some popcorn bags, I asked my s-i-l to take another noseblind survey, which I took after she took it.

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Finally movie time. I was going to find something on Netflix, but she saw that Law Abiding Citizen was on and had not seen it before, and wanted to watch it — besides, I’m not turning down a movie with Gerard Butler in it. Just saying.

She loved the movie, and since it’s been awhile since I saw it, I really enjoyed seeing it again.

I had another survey for her and I to take. Once again I asked her not to share her answers with me and to be honest.

Last week I received a Febreze gift package that included several Febreze products, as well as two envelopes — one that said, “Open Me” (which included my directions for the #noseblind test and links to the surveys we completed) and another envelope that said, “Open Me Only After You’ve Completed The Test”.

I opened it to find there was one more survey. The last survey; my s-i-l is such a trooper.

We took the final survey and then we were allowed to discuss the surveys and the Noseblind Assessment.

It seems that my spaghetti sauce was overpowering, especially the garlic. It was the predominant odor in my home when my s-i-l arrived.

After I popped the popcorn, it became the predominant odor in my home.

Noseblindness is…

The human olfactory system evolved to help the brain categorize and prioritize different chemical signals from receptors in our nose. Thousands of years ago, the olfactory system was used to identify life-threatening dangers, such as wild animal predators or poisonous plants. Due to human modernization, the olfactory system now has another role — dealing with signal overload — so that it can still be capable of executing its primary role — identifying dangerous situations to enable survival. The olfactory system can be overloaded by “distractions.” It adapts by categorizing and identifying smells that are familar so it can focus on less familiar smells that require an action.

Simply put… Noseblindness is where you become accustomed to odors around you over time. I’m in my home a lot, so I get used to the smell of our puppy, the foods I cook, the cleaners I use, etc. So I don’t “smell” them. Or at least I don’t notice them.

However, when someone visits, they can smell all these things after entering my home. Sigh.

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Now it was time for me to use my Febreze products and let my s-i-l take the final feedback on the results.

The results of my #Noseblind test was that I am used to the smells in my home and that Febreze didn’t mask the odors, but eliminated them… leaving my home smelling clean and fresh.

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I have some great news! Febreze is giving one of my readers a Febreze prize pack (just like I received + a $60 Amex gift card!

  • 1 Febreze Air Effects
  • 1 Febreze Fabric Refresher
  • 1 Febreze Noticeables with refill
  • 1 Febreze Candle

Open to U.S. residents only 18+ older. Giveaway ends 8/4 at 11:59 pm EST. Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


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Going Back to School with Kohl’s and Disney’s Jake and Sophia #MagicAtPlay #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 25, 2014 | Categories: Children, Fashion, Shopping
Disney's Jumping Bean Jake and Sophia at Kohl's #MagicAtPlay

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for many kids across the U.S. are getting ready to go back to school. Sigh. I know, the summer has flown by for […]


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$150 Walmart Gift Card Back to School Giveaway Ends 8/18

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Giveaways
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I can’t believe summer is coming to an end and the kids will be starting another school year in just over 2 weeks here. I know many schools all across the United States are starting back soon. Whether you homeschool or go the traditional route, or private school, expenses can rack up and cause a […]


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American Century Investments and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research #ad #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Causes, Celebrity, Charities
Jim and Virginia Stowers

This post was created in partnership with American Century Investments. I have received compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I recently wrote about the 2014 American Century Championships that aired last weekend and my respect for the golfing community for all they do for great causes. I’d like to […]


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Lapel Pins Change The Way People Dress

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 24, 2014 | Categories: Accessories, Shopping
Lapel Pins for the Cause

Guest Post Lapel pins change the way people dress when they are getting into their Sunday best. Lapel pins are an easy way to show support for a certain cause, but lapel pins are also a way for people to display their status or accomplishments. All the lapel pins listed below are great for people […]


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$100 Amazon GC Pinterest Blast

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 22, 2014 | Categories: Giveaways

It’s hard to believe that school will be starting back soon for many kids. We have three weeks before our son starts back. Where did the summer go? A $100 Amazon gift card sure would come in handy for back to school shopping. I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers to give one […]


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6 Ways to Look and Feel Younger #VLBlurfection #ad @SheSpeaksUp @LOrealParisUSA

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 21, 2014 | Categories: Beauty, Health and Beauty
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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/L’Oréal. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. I love makeup. I loved playing with my Mom’s makeup when I was a young girl. I […]


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2014 American Century Championship – Profits with a Purpose #ad #ACCgolf #GiveLikeJim

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2014 | Categories: Causes
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This post was created in partnership with American Century Investments. I have received compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. My husband and I live a rather busy life, even before we had our son, we were either working or playing. One thing that we never got into, but have […]


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Improving Mother and Child Health Care for Under Served Populations

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 17, 2014 | Categories: Family and Health, Health and Fitness
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Guest Post Having healthier children and improving the health of their mothers will have a huge impact on our society in the future. Women who have access to good prenatal care and quality women’s health care have better outcomes in pregnancy, which results in healthier babies. The future of the nation will depend on the […]


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4 Ways to Prepare for Middle School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Children, Education, Family
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It’s easy to think about how to prepare your child for the first day of Kindergarten. There are hundreds of checklists for what a child needs to know to help him survive those first transitional days being away from Mom. There are even hundreds of articles helping Moms know how to let go of their […]


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