Slicing & Spicing


A bowl filled with cinnamon sticks and apples has never been more pleasing. Throw in a few orange slices and cranberries, heavenly. Can you smell the autumn aroma yet? It’s subtle yet soothing scent awakens the soul. For those of you that know me, may be very well aware of my candle obsession. Particularly fall candles. 

This past weekend the weather was cool and drizzly so we decided to lock ourselves inside and watch an entire day of college football, my second obsession. At any moment when I know we will be home for awhile, I always light a candle. It makes my heart happy and fills our home with joy.

Normally, I purchase a few candles at a time and have them stored in the pantry whenever one runs out. A few of my favorites include this one from Anthropologie, this Nest candle and this Jo Malone candle. When I ran out of candles to burn this weekend, instead of running to purchase one, I decided to make a fall scent myself. It’s seriously so easy, you should try it at home too.

Now let’s please note, I’m generally not too savvy when it comes to DIY projects. In fact, my mother is a wonderful crafter, DIYer, pretty much anything she gets her hands on turns out very similar to something Martha Stewart could create. I, however, did not get that gene. So when I came across this recipe (after tweaking it to my liking), I was pleasantly surprised just how easy it was to put together.

Recipe Below:

1 apple, sliced
1/2 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
4-6 cinnamon sticks
2-3 tablespoon cloves, whole
1 teaspoon all spice
fresh (or frozen) cranberries, optional


Once you have filled the saucepan with all ingredients mentioned above, fill the remainder of the saucepan with water. Simmer on low while your home fills with happiness and joy. We enjoyed this luscious aroma all weekend, literally. If the water gets low – just add some water to the pot and keep simmering. Although some candles don’t last as long as we would like them to, as long as you keep this pot filled with water you don’t have to worry about the scent running out.








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    Shay Shull
    October 2016 at 6:45 AM

    Okay, I have officially spent way too much time on your blog! It’s so stinkin’ cute! I love the recipes, your house decor, your style (hello leopard!). Love everything about you and your brand! xo

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    October 2016 at 2:05 PM

    I bet this smells amazing! I don’t think there is a better way to welcome fall!
    Xo, Kelsey

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    Heather Pool
    October 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Mmmm I’ve done this before with similar ingredients. My place has literally never smelled as good!

    xo, Heather

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    October 2016 at 10:34 AM

    I just came across your blog! This is a must-try to do for me!! Love it and I’m sure it is going to be smelling amazing!

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    October 2016 at 11:54 AM

    This must smell amazing! Definitely want to try it out soon! 🙂
    Kate // This Side of Paradise

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