Thursday, December 18, 2008

Potpourri

So in the rush to get my baked goods done, I come up with yet another idea. Orange spice potpourri. Oh yes. I made it...in addition to covering litterally all of my brite white counter tops in chocolate.
I sliced Oranges, and Lemons and baked in the oven for a few hours on a low temp. I mixed in ground cinnamon, nutmeg, whole cloves, ground cloves, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and whole all spice. I added a few drops of orange and cinnamon oil from the craft store, and my house smells sooo good. It takes a few days for it to dry out completely...but well worth dedicating a bit of foil covered countertop to! I will be using this as hostes gifts during this busy time.

I also wanted to share a sneak peek at the first fabric I bought that is waiting very patiently in my closet to get turned into something fab!

So stay tuned and cross your fingers for me that a) I find the time b) it truly can become something great with my limited skills.


Tonight will be my work Christmas party, I'll share pictures soon...at least of me in my new black dress! wink wink!


And the best news yet when I wake up in the morning...this handsome guy (my brother Justin) will be at my house!
This will be his first Christmas home since 2004! I can't wait!






2 comments:

The Oxford Family said...

homemade potpourri...who would have thought!

You are quite the clever little thing!

Melissa said...

That potpourri looks so pretty, I think I cans smell it. ;)