Make Your House Smell Like Fall

Fall to me is not only about the cool weather and the comfort foods, but the smells. The smell of pumpkin, hot apple cider, and cinnamon — it all puts me in a fall mood.

You know when you walk into a home and it smells cozy, have you ever wondered how they do it? Well I recently turned my house into a cozy, fall oasis. I used some ingredients I had on hand to infuse citrus with a light earthy scent. It smells so good that I wanted to share it with you.

Some of the ingredients you may have in your pantry, but if you don’t they aren’t that expensive. There are lots of recipes available online, but I chose to use orange and lemon, cinnamon and whole cloves and bay leaves as my key ingredients.

Just a few ingredients from my pantry created this wonderful fall smell in my house. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Just a few ingredients from my pantry — cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, bay leaves as well as orange and lemon peels created this wonderful fall smell in my house.
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This is truly what you make of it. I mean instead of using lemon and orange peels you could substitute a gala apple and you could take out the bay leaves and use fresh rosemary. Or if you want your home to smell like pumpkin use pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and cinnamon.

I took my ingredients and filled a large pot with water and let it boil. Once it struck a good boil then I let it simmer on low. Make sure you watch your pot because the water will eventually boil out, but all you have to do is fill it back up.

Cinnamon brings this simmer pot together along with orange and lemon peels, whole cloves and bay leaves. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Cinnamon brings this simmer pot together along with orange and lemon peels, whole cloves and bay leaves.
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You can reuse your simmer pot concoction, just store it in your fridge in a closed container for up to one week.

Blogger Bonus: For apple juice, cranberry juice, herbs and spices that are outdated, don’t throw them out just add to them to your simmering pot.

If you try my fall simmer pot recipe let me know how it turns out or if you have your own that you would like me to try share with me via instagram, twitter or just comment below.

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Fall Bucket List: 30 Fun Fall Things To Do

Fall is my absolute most favorite season. It’s the perfect mix of cool temperatures that are sometimes warm and a little rainy. It’s synonymous with hot cocoa, orange and yellow leaves, football, and of course pumpkins.
It’s that time of year where you can wear sweaters, scarves, and boots. Soups are heartier and meals are more comforting. Here in Salisbury we have fall festivals, corn mazes, hayride and family events downtown.

Oh and I must say I do love some pumpkin. Now that is the best part of fall for me. It’s my favorite scent hands down. I love it in candles, breads, cookies, tea, soap, Pop Tarts, cookie butter — everything. I go pumpkin crazy each year during the fall. You will be seeing more of it on the blog in the coming months.

There’s so many activities I want our family to take part in this time of year. I figured what better way to share some of those plans than with our family’s fall bucket list. Below are the 30 fun things we plan to do this fall.

 

The Walker family fall bucket list has lots of fun things to do. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

The Walker family fall bucket list has lots of fun things to do.
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Comment below and tell me what’s on your fall bucket list? Or tweet me or tag me on instagram.

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