Home Living with Veyali + A Giveaway

Nesting has always been one of my favorite hobbies. I tend to be a homebody so I love little details that make our space, our ‘home’. I recently discovered Veyali room and linen sprays through their founder, Gina. These all natural, 100% botanical sprays are created by combining natural ingredients with the purpose of enhancing your home life. 

In their words

Made with measured magic and botanical science, Veyali reimagines the ancient artistry of parfumerie. Every scent has a story and a purpose, a whisper of nature that evokes the sweetest of memories. Without leaving you lost in a chemical haze or with a residue of regret. Our perfumes are hand-blended in expertly-curated small batches for optimal freshness and quality.

Just that description moves me. It’s romantic and whimsical, exactly what you would want in something labeled botanical collection.

When Gina reached out to send me some samples of her room sprays I jumped at the opportunity. Incorporating all natural scents into our home has been a great change for our household. I’ve been working towards chemicals and carcinogens from things like Fabreeze and candles with harmful ingredients. This has helped us with allergies and asthma sensitives, while giving me peace of mind about the products I use around myself and my family. 

Veyali has four room/ linen sprays

Awaken: Eucalyptus + Palma Rosa, a refreshing blend to uplift spirits, energize, and ease fatigue.

Ground: Black Spruce + Frankincense, a comforting blend to slow and deepen the breath, calm the nerves, and relieve stress.

Purify: Palo Santo + Cypress, a blend of sacred woods to energetically cleanse, restore balance, and calm the mind.

Uplift: Lemongrass + Basil, an herbaceous blend to promote mental clarity, relieve exhaustion, and ease nervous tension.

Gina graciously sent me samples of each to try out in our home. The Ground and Awaken scents really resonated with me. My favorite time to use Awaken is in the morning after I’ve showered and made our bed. Throughout the day when you walk around the house the scent lingers and keeps things fresh. The Ground scent is wonderful to spray after folding some laundry or right before I cook dinner so when we get in bed, the room feels coz you and helps us to unwind.

I love the idea of having these on hand for hostess gifts and birthday or Christmas gifts for friends. They  or only smell amazing, have benefits to using in your household, but they are in beautiful custom made 8oz UV protected glass bottles with trigger sprayers. These bottles look beautiful on a dresser in a book shelf. You won’t need to hid them away in your linen closet. 

I have loved incorporating these scents into our home. 

If you would like to read more on Veyali check out the website here.

Now for the good stuff, our giveaway! We are giving FOUR of my followers one of Veyali’s botanical room sprays. You can choose from AWAKEN, GROUND, PURIFY, and UPLIFT.

To enter head over to my Instagram and like the photo below photo and comment with your favorite emoji and follow both Veyali and EmilyAlder

Thank you Gina for introducing me to Veyali and providing your products.

Some of the products provided were gifts, as always I only share with you things that truly resonate with me and all opinions are my own.



I recently stumbled upon Zara’s home sale and was impressed with some of the items they have to offer. I had checked out their tableware and linens before, but didn’t realize it went much further than that. I put together a couple of picks I’ve added to my wishlist, not that I need any need for more home decor. 

I especially love those pillows and unique stoneware bowl. Definitely worth working into a clean coastal home design.

Curtains | Mirror |Textured Pillow | Pillow| Book End | Stoneware Bowl|Lantern | Rug | Pouf | Basket



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We are an avid Amazon Wishlist family, and while I love being able to pick out items our family wants and needs, I really love spending time on friends. Gifting with my gals, aka ‘hosts”, is one of my favorite gift giving plans because it reminds me of a relationship I have cultivated. I love the idea of gifting back to these ladies who give me so much each year. These are just a few of the items I’ve had my eye on and stay tuned for another perfect host gift to come!

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One of my go-to gifts for my husband and father is a nice bottle of Irish Whiskey or Scotch. It’s something that I know they enjoy and something that can bring us all together around the table or in the hot tub.

While I love the idea of a simple go to gift, it’s nice to liven things up a bit so I recently put together a DIY Bar Kits that was a little more personalized. A nice Irish Whiskey (Tullamore Dew is Matts favorite), a flavored soda or syrup, ice mold, muddler, metal straws, and some fresh fruit to garnish it off.

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