Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It Smells Like Christmas!

You've probably been seeing this on Pinterest.  I did, and I had to try it.  It really is lovely.  The house smells like Christmas!

A couple of the kids help me throw this together today and they thought it was so cool that we were making homemade potpourri.  Before we even put it on the stove we were loving the delicious scent.   

I have finally finished decorating our house for Christmas and now the sweet aroma of Christmas is simmering on the stove.  The inside of our home has the look and feel of Christmas.  The kids say they're just having a bit of a struggle with the Christmas feeling when we're outside because it is so warm and sunny.  I guess that's what we get for living in Chattanooga.  

Homemade Christmas Potpourri

1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
2 or 3 oranges, halved
3 whole cinnamon sticks
1 tsp whole cloves
1 inch piece fresh ginger
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 small branch fresh pine
1 cup apple cider

Combine all ingredients in medium size pot.  Fill the pot with water until it reaches 3/4 the way full.  Place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to simmer, adding more water as needed.  

Mine is simmering now and I'm feeling super cozy.  I'm planning on leaving it on the stove all evening...especially if it keeps me in this festive mood!  :)

1 comment:

  1. I like to do this too. I put it in a pan on my wood stove to simmer. Smells heavenly. :)



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