I absolutely love Potpourri… Especially in the fall and winter. I love having a pot of potpourri on the stove at low temperature, when it’s cold out. Nothing makes the house smell better, than apples, cinnamon etc.…
This blog isn’t really about Potpourri… Although, I do have a surprise at the end. It’s more about a mixture of different announcements in a blog. 😊
First and foremost I want to talk about this amazing podcast that I was on… It’s called “this podcast has autism”. It’s run by an autistic adult and his wife, who has anxiety issues. I had such a good time on their podcast… Hope you take the time to listen to it here. Also, please follow them on Twitter @tphautism and Instagram! Thispodcasthasautism http://www.thispodcasthasautism.com/episode-14-lynne/
I also have another big announcement to make! Not only are we launching Team Awesomism On September 15!! But I’m going to make some changes to this blog as well. I will be updating the theme and having a little different blogs structure.
Monday blogs… Will be written by me… About my current and past experiences as an Awesomism Mom… as well as our family experiences.
Wednesday blogs… Will be by guest bloggers on a variety of topics. They will encompass everything from autism, stress, Anxiety and more.
Friday Food blogs… Will be our Friday food recipes … Where I will share recipes that we cook at home… As well as friends and family recipes, that they share.
Soothing Sunday blogs…This blog will be all about getting that “time out”… Even if it’s only for 10 minutes…I’ve got lots of cool surprises and I hope you join me in finding that 10 minute break… And soothing Sunday!
Remember I said I was going to have a surprise at the end of the blog… Well here is my fall/winter potpourri recipe that I’ve been making for years with my kids.
Start out with 6 to 8 cups of water depending on how big the pot is that you’re going to use. Add 3 Apples, I like to take ones that are a little bit past eating, but perfect for potpourri….slice them up into thin slices and put them in the pot. Add a third of a cup of brown sugar, yes brown sugar… A tablespoon of cloves… I like to use lemons, but you can use oranges, or have both.
Believe it or not, I add a little bit of maple syrup in it… Add 4 to 6 cinnamon sticks… And here’s my favorite thing to add… I add teabags… yes you read that right tea bags! My favorite to use is wild sweet orange tea and Chai tea. Sometimes I add a little bit of cranberries in it as well.
Turn it on the stove on low temperature… It will make your house smell like you’re baking. But PLEASE make sure you check the water level, so that it doesn’t burn dry, as well as make sure you turn it off after a few hours. You don’t want to forget it’s on and have a fire.
As always thanks for following us on our blog… And our journey through life… We love connecting with you and reading your comments. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, we would love to have you! Have an awesome day and please spread love 💙life is too short to be angry!