THIS PAST WEEKEND we had a small group of close friends over for a Christmas potluck. It was such a special time eating delicious food and reconnecting with friends that we only get to see every couple of months. The party was the exact motivation I needed to get our house fully decorated for Christmas. Our tree is up, the stockings are hung, the walls are decked with boughs and there is a delicious pot of goodness on the stove making our house smell like Christmas.
If you also wanted to make your house smell like Christmas it is really easy: combine your favourite smells (I used rosemary, pine, cinnamon sticks, cloves, cherries, pink peppercorns and some goji berries) with water and a little oil (I used sweet almond oil) and bring to a boil then simmer for a couple of hours. I had at least five comments about how nice our house smelled! I found the pot was fine to reuse for a few days afterwards, making our house smell like Christmas for about four days straight.