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Contest On Mom Blog !

Monday, May 30th, 2011

The Diffusery is giving away several sets of reeds diffusers at Mom Blog ! We will be giving away 1 reed diffuser set to three different winners !

Lavender-A classic scent, this smells just like fresh lavender. Smooth and slightly on the herbal side.

Rainstorm- A beautiful fresh rain scent ! Imagine how the air smells after a summer rainstorm. Fresh air, dew and subtle notes of florals make this a winner !

Grapefruit Vanilla- This is a fabulous combination. The warm, rich vanilla softens the fresh citrusy smell of the grapefruit.

To enter, visit: Mom Blog Contest ends 6/7.
 
 
 

 

Better Homes and Gardens

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

 

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The Diffusery has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens May Gift Guide ! Check out page 99 of the May 2010 issue under “Gifts For Grads” to see our green ball glass reed diffuser bottle and reed diffuser reeds.

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We were so happy when we received word that we would be featured.  Our first feature in a national magazine !

We were very excited and went out very early to get the new issue that went on sale today. Only our grocery store still had the April issue out. Darn. My mom searched a few stores in Milwaukee. They all had the April issue out still.

We went to Madison to buy our son some birthday presents. We went to Barnes & Noble at the mall in Madison and they also only had the April issue out.   What the heck ? Next we tried Wal-mart. No such luck. So we decided to give up and try again tomorrow. But……

My husband had to run to the grocery store this evening to get some soda. Guess what ???? There she sat in all her glory…the MAY 2010 issue of Better Homes and Gardens !

When he brought it home you would think we just won the lottery.  We turned the pages one by one in great anticipation. Finally we spotted it ! Page 99…right on top (#1 in fact !) was our mention.

The photo features our green glass bottle and a set of reeds in a Tiffany blue box.  The description below tells readers our website address and pricing on some of the items from our site. The description also says, “A sweet smelling and customizable substitute for dorm-room banned candles.”

Many a hi-five was exchanged and tonight I go to bed feeling like a celebrity. Sort of. :)

Thank you Better Homes and Gardens for the feature.

In memory of Layla Grace

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Several weeks ago I ran across a tweet on Twitter about a 2 year old needing prayers. Curious, I went and checked it out and my life has not been the same ever since.

I read the entire story of Layla Grace Marsh- a 2 year old girl from Cypress, TX that was suffering from high risk stage 4 neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is described as being cancerous tumors that form from the nerve tissue in infants and children. I cannot tell you how many times I cried while reading the entire blog at LaylaGrace.org  It was touching, inspirational and heartbreaking all at the same time.

 

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Her parents, Shanna and Ryan Marsh, took to the internet to inform family and friends of Layla’s condition.  And word spread. Well-wishers started reading Layla’s blog (written by her parents). People began to follow Layla at Twitter. Tens turned to hundreds and hundreds turned into thousands as people all around the world empathized with and prayed for the blue eyed little girl and her parents. The world was cheering her on !

 

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Layla endured much. Far more than a baby her age should have to tolerate. Chemo, countless surgeries, ventilators, central lines, blood transfusions, radiation, a bone marrow transplant and more. Although there had been signs of promise along the way, in late January they learned that Layla’s cancer was growing and multiplying. Doctors gave Layla only a few months to live.

Layla’s life was very purposeful and delivered many lessons to us all.  Layla brought people together.  Layla renewed our faith in god and, in some cases, introduced them to god for the first time.

Layla brought us closer to our children. She strengthened families. We learned just how valuable our time was with our children and how short time really could be.

Layla Grace and her parents also did something else that was very important- they brought much needed attention to childhood cancer.  Although we had never met Layla- we all felt close to her because we read about and “shared” in her struggles. Her ups and her downs. Layla Grace Marsh put a face on childhood cancer and made it very personal to us all.

This 2 year old girl accomplished much in her lifetime.

On March 9th, 2010 Layla Grace lost her battle with cancer. Thousands cried as they read that tweet on Tuesday morning.  It read simply…

Layla went to play with the angels early this morning. Rest in peace precious Layla. 11/26/2007 – 3/9/2010 

So in memory of Layla Grace Marsh and all the important work she did in her 834 days on this earth, we are hosting a fundraiser on March 13th and 14th. We will donate 30% of all sales  to the Marsh family to help with medical bills and toward their future vision of The Layla Grace Foundation which will help fund childhood cancer research. (Currently only 2% of cancer research funds are used to research childhood cancers.. this foundation will aim to change that).

We will also introduce the scent of Peony in honor of Layla. Layla loved flowers and often wore Peonies on her hat.

RIP little Layla. You will never be forgotten !

 

In Memory Of Layla Grace Marsh

Paper Or Plastic ?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

I read an article this morning about how some Washington residents are being given the choice to pay for their plastic bags at the grocery store or provide their own baskets or bags.

The cost of the plastic bag ? 5 cents each. The movement is aiming to reduce pollution, litter and waste.

Some are arguing that they pay for the groceries at the establishment, shouldn’t they give you something to put them in to get them home ?

How do you weigh in ?



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