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I remember as a child going over to my grandparents home and it had this sort of bookstore smell mixed with the scent of just baked cookies. It felt warm and inviting like a big fluffy blanket. In college, I vividly recall the walking through the door to the smell of scratch made lasagna and a clean citrus like smell of pledge. I love how these specific smells can bring back memories and evoke a sense of home.
There are those accidental homemakers that just naturally can build that feeling of home and then there are those of us that have to study the art of homemaking just a little bit more. I have learned through the years how incredibly powerful that sense of smell is. For our home, it is the smell of kitchen spices like cinnamon simmering on the oven mixed with fresh baked bread cooling on a rack.
In college my aunt would make dozens of simple gifts that she called a Christmas Simmer. It was a little bag filled with cinnamon sticks, an orange, a small candy cane, bay leaves, and cloves. You would take the orange, cut it in half and then throw everything into a pot with slow simmering water. It filled the house with the most warming aroma and for us that has become synonymous with Christmas. As newly weds on a budget, this also became the best office gift for everyone we worked with. We quickly learned though that the poor bachelors Jason worked with had to be warned that it wasn’t to drink. What are some of the smells that evoke a sense of home to you? Leave a comment below or send us an e-mail about what Newly Married Life has been like for you.
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