So I absolutely love the smells of the holidays. Freshly cut Christmas tree, gingerbread, cinnamon, peppermint and nutmeg are a few of my favorites. My house always smells so warm and cozy during the holidays.
I have bought all different types of “smell good” stuff to get those amazing holidays smells. The little waxy bricks you melt, candles, sprays, potpourri and plug-ins. I have been happy with a few of the “smell good” items, but it never lasts that long.
So I started thinking about something my Mama used to do during the holidays. She would simmer a pot of cinnamon and other spices on the stove during the holidays. Genius! Not only is this a wonderful idea, but it is also cheap and natural.
Right now, I have a small sauce pan of cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, cranberries, oranges, grated nutmeg and water simmering on the stove on low. It smells amazing, and it looks really pretty. Now if I could just get that freshly cut tree smell in my little pot!
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