Home Sweet home.

There is something that just feels good when your house smells good, isn't there?   Sometimes it gives us that nostalgic feeling that reminds us of a holiday, or a happy time in our child hood.  And we all love when someone comes over and comments about how good our house smells.  It instills a sense of ownership pride. But really, over all, it just makes the home feel even more enjoyable when there is a sweet aroma in the air.  I get to have that almost daily due to all of the baking I do, and so I wanted to be able to share some easy and quick ways that you all can have the same thing...with out having to bake cookies and breads and cupcakes.

Orange peels & Vanilla extract:

If you want your house to smell heavenly, boil some orange peels with a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon on medium heat for about 10 minutes, and enjoy the sweet aroma of some southern hospitality.

Heat a little Vanilla up on your light bulbs:

Put a dab of vanilla extract on light bulbs when the lights are off. Once the lights are turned on, the bulb will heat up the extract and emit a yummy smell.  What a quick trick for when guests are coming over, huh?

Make your own Lemon Potpourri :

Fill water to about 1 inch below the rim in you pot, place it on the stove and simmer on low heat.  This has an awesome scent!

Recommended amounts:
  • 1 – 2 sliced up lemons:
  • 2 – 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons vanilla

Coffee beans paired with a Vanilla candle:

Coffee lovers will love this one!  Simply place a vanilla scented candle in a secure (and safe) place in the middle of a good amount of coffee beans and enjoy the scent you'll get as the candle warms up the beans...simply delicious!

Look for more home recipes as I come across them and share!

                                              To a happy home...with a sweet scent!!

                                                               ~Mama C's

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