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Pot-pourri

If it weren't for my husband, I would already have Christmas decorations everywhere. He thinks that ridiculous, so we compromise... I wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate. That's the compromise. LOL. 

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This potpourri recipe is the second easiest way to have your home smelling like the holidays, minus the Christmas tree. First, you could light a candle, but that wouldn't be very "DIY blog post" of me so instead, I decided to whip up some Thanksgiving/Christmas smells to simmer on my stovetop all day (second easiest way). To be honest, the smell whafting from my kitchen beats a candle ANY DAY. 

It's so simple.  

1 orange, cut into slices 

1/2 c. cranberries  

4 cinnamon sticks (halved)  

1 Tbs. whole cloves 

1/8 tsp. nutmeg  

2 c. water 

2 Tbs. vanilla extract 

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Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and allow to simmer all day, adding more water as it gets low. 

P.S. I suggest preparing this potpourri while sipping a Chestnut Praline Latte from Starbucks because it really adds to the experience. ;)  

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