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Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents

Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents

“Being in a garden is very relaxing and peaceful
as plants are restorative to our health and emotions.”

I was sharing some images of my lilacs on my Instagram stories the other day and I learned something new. Some parts of the country don’t have lilacs! WHA? How sad to be deprived of these luscious smelling beauties? If you don’t have them where you live, if only this post could be scratch ‘n sniff so you could experience them in all their glory (actually if you scroll to the bottom of this post I’ll tell you one of my favorite ways to enjoy all kinds of plant scents!).

Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents

When we moved into this house three years ago in September, I had no idea that we had huge lilac trees in our backyard. You can imagine what a wonderful surprise it was that first spring when the scent of lilacs filled the air as they began blooming in our backyard. First the purple ones, then on the other side of the yard, the white ones. Oh, the scent is HEAVENLY!

We discovered we have a magnolia tree, camellias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons, among others! Each plant, tree and flower has a unique scent, too.

Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents

I’ve said before that I love puttering around and improving a garden almost more than I love working on my house, so that’s saying a lot. I’m not a skilled gardener at all, but I still love plants. Every day at least once I go outside and walk around the yard to breathe in the scents and just relax and enjoy the beauty. I also love bringing cut flowers and stems inside, so it’s fun for me to be able to go outside and forage around for something pretty to bring inside.

Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents

Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents

Discovering all of the blooming trees and shrubs in our yard was a dream come true.

A couple of our past houses had mature plants, trees and flowers and it was literally the best thing ever for me! Being in a garden is very relaxing and peaceful as plants are restorative to our health and emotions.

Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents

Garden Therapy + Lilacs + Plant Scents

Did you see Lily’s Garden? I planted all kinds of fragrant things there like lavender, lemon verbena, and honeysuckle. It’s going to be a sweet little spot as all of the plants grow and fill in. She loves being out here, too!

I’ll show you much more of our various gardening spots in the upcoming weeks. I’m especially excited because now we have climbing white roses, several peonies in whites and pinks, and jasmine. My senses are HAPPY HAPPY! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, I show videos of some of the plants and flowers there, too (along with the house and pups, of course)!

Tell me about your yard or garden in the comments! I’d love to hear about your plants or plans :).


Speaking of happy senses and the therapeutic value of plants, there’s a big sale right now on my favorite set of “plant potions”, aka essential oils. :) It’s been two years since this set was on sale. Between today and Friday May 25th 11:59 PM MST, you can get 10% off a set of 11 everyday essential oils + a pretty diffuser + my favorite non-toxic cleaner concentrate that will make you 2 spray bottles, PLUS an additional $25 back from me. The details are here.

I diffuse oils every single day to make my home smell amazing naturally (I’m always trying out different fun blends, I ditched most of my candles and don’t miss them one bit!). I also use oils daily to support my family’s wellness (for better sleep, supported immune systems, balanced emotions and happier hormones, natural skincare and so much more). My home would really not be the same without them.

When you get the kit, I send you a pretty welcome packet and a helpful oils book in the mail, as well as an invite to my private community called the Pure & Lovely Tribe. My girls and I have so much fun hanging out with women in this group who are all excited about wellness, making natural changes, and using essential oils to enhance our lives.

We host free weekly classes, share our tips and favorite natural recipes, and just get to know each other! It’s become a really sweet community and we’d so love to have you a part of it.

The last time Young Living had a 10% off sale like this was over 2 years ago, and with the extra $25 back from me it’s really the best discount I’ve seen. The deal ends Friday May 25th and you can read more here. If you have any questions I’m happy to chat, just send me an email at theinspiredroom@gmail.com!

Hope you have a lovely Tuesday!

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Happy Monday, friends! Hope y’all had a great weekend. We were on the go quite a bit, running around town, having family time, visiting with friends (I even got to catch up with my friend Kate from Centstational Style!), and doing some more winter clean up and spring planting in our yard.

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

I thought today I would pop in to say ‘hi’ and share some phone snapshots from life around our house. Come on in and make yourself at home! The pups are excited to say hi, too. Clearly they are not camera shy…ha!

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The HouseDaybed / Similar Daybed

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House
Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Door Color: Blue Note by Benjamin Moore / Blue Plaid Rug

Life Lately: Hanging Around The HouseBedroom Details

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Life Lately: Hanging Around The HouseWhere We Got Our Dutch Doors and FAQ

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

Life Lately: Hanging Around The House

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