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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Homemade Simmering Potpourri!

Simmer Potpourri  1

So I was decorating my house for Fall the other day and came across my little Potpourri Crock.
That caused me to go searching for some things that I could simmer in it to make my house smell all "Fallish" and stuff.
Here's the mixture that I came up with.
4 cinnamon sticks
1 TSP. of whole cloves
1/2 tsp of allspice
2 orange slices
water for simmering

Just throw it all in your little crock, if you have one, if not you can do this on the stove in a little saucepan.
Just keep an eye on the water level. Keep plenty in there for simmering!
The house smells sooooo good right now!
Enjoy!


Kim

14 comments:

  1. Oh man, I bet it smells heavenly. Thanks for the recipe. Might have to try this!

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  2. sniff.sniff...yep it is smelling fallish....

    thanks for sharing your scents....

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  3. The picture just reminds me of fall and I can smell it...we are having rain so I need to go put some of this one!! Thanks for sharing

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  4. LOL! Do you ever glance at something and 'see' the wrong word? I was sure you were sharing a recipe for homemade simmering popcorn! Like, huh? OK, I'll bite. I read the post and wondered, 'where's the popcorn come in?'. LOLOL! Anyhow, I love simmering spices and making the house smell like apple pie or some other wonderful something-or-other. And I actually found some REAL cinnamon sticks at World Market a couple weeks ago. Can't wait to try those.

    Love ya loads, scented sister!
    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

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  5. This looks / smells YUMMY!! Can't wait to try it. I just found your blog and am so happy I did! My husband and I are considering homesteading. In the meantime, we're baking our own bread, making our own butter...and researching land! I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to dig in!

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  6. I do this exact thing!! Love the smells it creates! My little pot even looks like that!

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  7. I can just imagine the smell- it would fill the house with Fall!

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  8. Love those smells!! I've been following Joanne from Blessed's exact recipe for the last couple of years and I LOVE it!

    Big gonna-always-smell-like-you're-cooking-up-something-yummy size hugs to you!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend my friend!! Love ya!

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  9. I was hoping to find the recipe on your blog...I saw the pic on your daughter's blog and wanted to know how to make it. I can't wait...

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  10. Mmm. Great idea! The weather has finally turned fallish here, so the timing is perfect!

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  11. I will try this immeadiately. Fall is finally emerging after a summer of drought. This lovely aroma is perfect to lift spirits, especially since candels do not like me so much! Thank you!

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  12. Orange, clove and cinnamon...there's almost no better scent to fill your home. (Homemade bread is another favorite!) :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing! Fall smells wonderful!

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