Friday, September 25, 2009

3 boys, 2 toilets, and why I really really needed this air freshener. Really.

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Febreze NOTICEables

Snakes and snails

and puppy dog tails

that’s what little boys are made of.

Boogers and snot

old socks full of rot

that’s what little boys are made of.

Stink and sweat

too bad to forget.

Belches and farts

and jokes about ‘parts’.

‘Nuff toe jam and dirt

to cause an alert.

Grime and grit,

a whole lot of spit.

That’s what little boys are made of.

And I have three of them.

Now granted, mine are 5, 7, and 10, and although on occasion they get a bit ripe, they’re not yet at the phase of needing deodorant, cologne, or dose of napalm in their rooms. However, due to their ages, their height, and their aim, their bathroom is . . . shall we say . . . not always the most fragrant room in the house.

Seriously, that room could be spotless and sweet smelling at 3p when I’ve cleaned it, but after they’ve used it, bathed, and brushed teeth, by 8p it’s full of spilled bathwater, smeared toothpaste, and other unfortunate happenings as such that befall the area around the toilet.

Maybe I should have the boys go back to sitting down to ‘go’, if you get my drift.

All this to say, when I was asked to review these Febreze NOTICEable plug in air fresheners, I jumped at the chance. I knew precisely where I’d put mine. As luck had it, I was given three with a variety of different scents to try, so I’ve actually been altering the flavors in the unit as well as moving them around the house as needed.

There are so many choices. And the draw about these is, two flavors are plugged into each unit.

See how it’s two bottles in one? They don’t mix – they aren’t going off at the same time. Here’s how it works.

You put your choice of Febreze NOTICEable into the unit.

Like so.

You set it on low or high. I actually set mine on low because I was worried about the scent overpowering such a small room. I have a teeny house. :)

Next, you plug it in.

And then over the course of the day, the unit will alternate the stimulation of either scent, with the idea that you don’t ‘get used to’ one scent or another. As it’s constantly switching, you constantly NOTICE the yummy smell. Get it?

This flavor is what I have going on in my boys’ bathroom right now. And I have to tell you, I am the biggest NON-fan of pumpkin that you’ll ever meet. But the two of these flavors off-setting each other . . . the berries and the pumpkin . . . very yummy smelling. (And don’t you love how each box has both flavors available for scratching and sniffing so you can get an idea of how they smell together? I know I do!)

During the day, you’ll notice the light change from one side of the plug-in to the other, and that just tells you that it’s alternating between the two scents. Kind of ingenious if you ask me. And my boys’ bathroom smells like the wild outdoors. Well, at least it doesn’t smell like someone’s gone wild indoors. :)

And now for a giveaway!

Febreze is giving away a $100 Visa card and a free Febreze gift basket to one lucky winner from my blog.

The contest will be open from Sept 28th until October 27th.

All you have to do is answer the following question: What is the most important thing you do to maintain a clean, fresh home?

You have 9 chances to win! Go check out other reviewers’ blogs here and enter their drawings for the shot at the $100 gift card.

Now for the legal stuff:

To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me what is the most important thing you do to maintain a clean, fresh home - or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below. The contest will begin at Monday, September 28, 2009 and will end Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.


  • No duplicate comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents, aged 18 and older
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Good luck!

(be sure to check out my blog Life with the Boys)