Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sweet Smell of Spring

My nose loves springtime.

Our garden is bursting at the seems.... we have many bedding annuals that we've planted, our veggies, and those sweet smelling herbs that return to us every year.. like rosemary, lavender, cilantro and mint.
Our neighbor warned us that the mint would take over.... I'm kind of hoping it does.
I made some potpourri the other day... oranges in the fruit bowl were starting to go bad...
I sliced them, baked them for a couple of hours at 250, threw in some dried rosemary, lavender, and cinnamon sticks.... smells heavenly!
I love that my family is breathing all natural, good for them smells... not a chemical.

Do you like to make homemade potpourri?  If so, what do you add to your mixture?


  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, There is Heather again! I love the real you showing up here. Will email momentarily..loving you beautiful person.

  2. You are such a blessing to me....a kindred spirit. I love that you love a back-to-basics lifestyle. I have never thought of growing lavender but I will now! I'm taking Jonell's idea and sending you an email. Chat soon!

  3. oops to answer your question [i forgot] what I add /mix to make natural potpourri is "whatever is blooming' or growing nicely...eucalyptus leaves, rosemary, lavender, rose petals almost anything growing.