I love all the Christmasy scents around home this time of year. Cookies baking in the oven, a fire crackling in the den, candles burning, and a big pot of coffee brewing. All of these aromas really complete the picture of a cozy holiday scene. I recently fell in love with a new coffee that our guests brought: it’s called Anderson’s Holiday blend. It’s from Austin, Texas. I also found it online over here. I’m not exactly a coffee connoisseur, so forgive the simple description, but it was tasty and rich without being too strong, which I love. Whenever it brews, the whole house smells so homey and Christmasy. I highly recommend!
Enjoying my coffee and a rare, quiet moment early in the morn…
I love it when our Texas cousins come and visit us and bring us treasures from a “big city.” It’s a little bit like living on an island here in the sense that we don’t always know the latest and greatest of what’s going on in the big stores. Sometimes I feel like Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island with my simple blue shirt and a basket of palm tree clippings for decorating, haha. Not really, but you get my gist. They also brought us the most beautiful candle called Holiday Classic by Nest that has the best Christmas fragrance. A dash of woodsy mixed with orange, clove, and vanilla notes. It literally smells like Christmas when it burns!
And here’s another goodie you can easily make at home. It’s this amazing stovetop potpourri - promise you will LOVE! Our dear friends made if for us last year (thank you, Melissa!). It’s one of my favorite holiday gifts we’ve received. Our house smelled so cozy and wintery pretty much throughout the cold months – even weeks after I had not simmered the mixture. Here is my non glamorous picture of it simmering last week. There is even a free printable recipe card you can include with your gift mixture – cute pics of it all here.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with holiday fun!