Keepin' it fresh.

 
It was a busy weekend, filled with Christmas-y activities & to-do's, a few good meals, a couple of Belgium beers [enjoyed during a much-needed night out with friends], AND a new holiday tradition to add to The list.


                                        
                                           
                                         
... discovered pomanders last year over at Michelle's place, & was sort of mesmerized by the idea of decorating & curing an orange, while at the same time perfuming & freshening the air... what a lovely, simple activity!  And NO stress... NO fighting children... NO digging my way through the craft store to stock up on supplies... Win, win, & WIN.
 
{*next up (also from Michelle's post)... a little less simple, but equally lovely & mesmerizing... window stars}
  
happy monday =).
     

11 comments:

  1. Hey friend- I used to do this with my mom and grandmother at christmas and i totally forgot about it. like you said it is a fantastic craft for the kids and it has an added bonus of making the house smell so good!

    Not sure if you have been on my blog last week but I now have a beautiful little baby boy! Grant is so in love with him as are we all and he is doing wonderfully! Just thought I would let you know!

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  2. I adore the smell of oranges and cloves. Send one my way ;)

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  3. Oh I totally forgot about these! I did them last year, as I used to do them every year when I was a kid, and I love them - the smell is amazing! Okay, going on the grocery list for this week. thanks for the reminder!

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  4. Love the little initials on the oranges, never thought of that one. In New Zealand Christmas always fell on summer but our biggest Santa treat was oranges from California and a red apple from Canada

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  5. @Kitchen Belleicious Oh wow- How did I miss that?? I'm heading over right now!!

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  6. I remember doing this a kid! I'm definitely going to do it with the kids when they are out of school next week...thanks!

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  7. That's a realy neat thing to do!

    -Tricia
    http://stylesofapharmatrician.blogspot.com

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  8. love this idea...if we find some extra time this weekend, we may just have to try!!

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  9. so pretty!! my mom used to make those around this time and i was always fascinated! you'll have to let me know how long they last

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  10. Saving this one! Love this idea!

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