Home Keeping:Simmering Potpourri

Today was a day to refresh the house.  After a few weeks of cold weather, it was very warm today.  And breezy, too.  Have I ever told you I love the wind?  No?  Well, now you know something new about me!

It was so very lovely.

We opened doors and windows and let the fresh air in!  It was so nice, and especially nice because on Wednesday of this week we are supposed to get six + inches of snow!  Amazing since it was almost 70 degrees today!

I also made a homemade simmering potpourri today.  It smelled so good, and I can use it over and over.

Here is how I did it.

1. Thinly slice two oranges and two lemons.

2. Fill a pot with water and add the citrus slices.

3.  Add cinnamon and cloves.

4. Turn the simmer burner on your stove on and let it simmer away.

That's it - easy peasy.  Oh, and as the water evaporates, you can just add more water.

I'm loving the simple, homey, projects I've been doing.  I love caring for my home and family in this way.  

Have you been working on any project lately?


  1. Love it! I can almost smell it:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. I've been thinking about doing this for days. Maybe I.ll get to it this next week. Do I have to use cloves? Eww

  3. Mmmmmm...I think I can smell it from here!! :)

  4. I can almost smell what's on your stove! I hope you don't get too much snow to deter your plans for Thursday.

  5. No, I haven't. Too many calls to work and then too tired in the evenings. But I'm hopeful that this will ease and I'll be able to work on other things. The potpourri looks wonderful!

  6. No projects except for the 2 dishes I'm taking to a small family gathering this evening. Gary & I are splitting up this afternoon and going 2 different directions for Thanksgiving. Kind of a first and very unusual Thanksgiving this year....but our hearts are as close as ever :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to You and yours.

  7. I have simmered oranges and cloves before and they do scent the kitchen with yumminess.
    I've been busy making handmade Christmas cards, which I enjoy doing and find it relaxing.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. as if my home isn't already smelling mighty wonderful, i **need** to add this to the sensory mix. thanks for the idea!


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