Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Tips

For this week's Tuesday tips, I am going to help you
have a sweet smelling home this holiday.
~One of the best ways to do this, is to buy a real Christmas tree. You can't
beat the smell of fresh pine.
~Put bounce sheets every where! Under cushions, in the toilet paper roll
when you change it. In your clothes drawers.
~Put a small saucepan on the stove, and simmer together: 1 cup of water, cloves, cinnamon,
and a few drops of vanilla or orange extract. A yummy smell, for a low price.
I've done this many times. Sometimes I'll throw in some apple peels as well.
~If you have extra time, bake some Christmas cookies. Then you'll be doing two
things in one shot... getting your holiday baking done, and making your home smell great!
(If you don't want to eat them, package them with some colored saran wrap and
a bow to give as gifts!)
~You can also make your own room spray to freshen up your home.
Here's a recipe that I found online:
1 cup water
1 cup household (white) vinegar
1 TBS vanilla extract
1 tsp cloves
Bring all ingredients to a boil. Then simmer over med. heat for two min.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Strain cloves, pour liquid into spray bottle. Shake and spray as needed.
Thought that sounded yummy smelling. :)
Happy sniffing! LOL.


lilscorpiosweetie79 said...

I might have to try that home made recipe for air freshener! Thanks Linda!

Rachael Mory said...

:) good tips :)