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THE SCENT OF AUTUMN

Even though we've had some highs in the eighties, I am in full fall mode. I want nothing to do with summer. I'm ready to wrap myself in my favorite cozies: sweaters, scarves, and wool socks. I love the smell of spice and only have one use for my crock pot (this chili) so I thought it would be amazing to use it to fill our house with the warm smell of cloves, cinnamon, apple, and orange. A jolt of fall into our seasonally challenged home. We also decided since we had everything on hand, to whip up some hot apple cider - and then I started sweating and we had to turn the air down.

Autumn Potpourri
based on this recipe


You will need:


  • the peel of one orange
  • one cut up apple
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 1 T cloves
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1 T almond extract
  • 1.5 cups water

    Place all ingredients in a crock pot on low and enjoy!
    ps i really don't like the word potpourri.

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  • 5 comments :

    1. LOL! I don't like that word either. Funny:)

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    2. When I was growing up, we had a wood stove in the kitchen as our source of heat in the winter (how rustic, right?) and every winter my mom would always have a cast iron kettle on the wood stove and she'd put cinnamon sticks and cloves in the water. It always filled the house with a subtle wintery feeling. LOVE the smell of autumn.

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      1. that sounds so perfectly romantic and rustic. now, if only the weather would cooperate!

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    3. Wish there was smellivision! Sounds Wonderful!

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    4. I swear I can smell it just looking at it! That's a very cool idea: air fresheners always smell like air freshener. Can't beat real cinnamon.

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