Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summertime Simmer

As you probably know by now, we are trying to sell our house. This has been going on for a solid 6 months and is beginning to wear on us. We are experiencing a strange enigma of having 3-4 showings every week for 6 months with no offers to speak of.

A few days ago, we had someone coming for a second showing, which always gets my hopes up a little bit. But I feel a little better because I don't think the lack of offers is a result of anything I have neglected to do. This time, I even set out to deliciously scent my entire house. Here's how I did it:

  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • Juice from the above lime
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Combine all these ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer for as long as you want! Replenish the water as it gets low.

I simmered mine for about 2 hours before I felt compelled to clean up the kitchen. We left for the evening and returned about 4.5 hours after I had stopped the simmer. The house still smelled lovely and fresh!

{Linked on My Pinterventures, Huckleberry Love, Carrie This Home, Uncommon Designs, All Things Fee, I Should Be Mopping}


  1. Thanks for the tips. I love good smells and it's nicer to not get them from a spray bottle.

    1. I totally agree! I hate air fresheners that smell too chemically. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday linkup! Visiting from great idea! Love the fresh smell idea!

  3. Great idea and perfect for this time of year! Thanks for sharing!


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