from the Fancy Farmgirls.
Christmas is a time that our senses are on overload.
Isn’t it great?
The sights, the sounds, the tastes
The smells. All powerful reminders of what Christmas is to us.
We want to share how we bottle up that fresh Christmas smell.
We’ve done fresh greenery outside where it holds up well
and smells swell! #poet
And stick some branches in a planter with more greens and a pop of berries and so simple!
But alas, it wasn’t us. Credit goes to good ol’ Home Goods. But seriously, how easy!
One fun thing about our house lot is it’s located across the street from a mint farm. It’s divine.
So thanks to the fresh greenery and hardworking farmer next door, the outside smells pretty great.
But come inside! I want you to smell how we bring the smell of Christmas to the indoors.
You’ll smell it the moment you enter.
Best smell ever! You will love it!
This is so simple to prepare
and lasts for days.
Lemons, oranges, fresh cranberries, bay leaves, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks.
Slice up the lemons and oranges and toss all the ingredients together.
Add just enough water to cover and keep on a low simmer on the stove.
Your home will be filled with the aroma of Christmas.
It’s so good!
As the water evaporates, just continue to add water. One batch of this can be used multiple times.
I love to bottle this up and give to family and friends.
Add all ingredients to a canning jar with a festive ribbon and done!
The gift that keeps on giving. And not in calories! Double win.
1 orange sliced
1 lemon sliced
2 cinnamon sticks
handful of cranberries
2 bay leaves
2 t. whole cloves
Simmer on your stove. Replenish water as needed.
(You can simmer over several days).
Now that your house is filled with the smell of Christmas, we wanted to share one of our favorite Christmas treats.
Head over to our Blog
Where we’re sharing our favorite holiday recipe.
And it’s healthy!
You wont be able to eat just one!
It will make your Christmas just that much more Merry!
We wish you all a Merry Christmas!