To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TMI, Something That Smells Good and a Link

I read an interesting article once explaining the hormone induced emotions to a young lady about to embark on the joys of womanhood. Basically it compared the crazy feelings to a horse...one that she can either let run away with her into some dangerous territory or control and she can enjoy the ride. Occasionally a woman will go through a bout of excessive emotion. Through no fault of her own, mind you. She's just tending to her home and hearth and bam! Out of nowhere the horses are off to the races and she's hanging on for dear life, yelling, "Whoa, nellie!" A woman might be tempted to self medicate with a doughnut or (okay, and) a reese's peanut butter Easter egg. A woman might fight off that crazy urge because she knows she's heading to the gym tonight and she'd like to make that count for something.  Instead she really gets into cleaning the house  and feels slightly less bluesy but still a little meh. So she brings some extra fresh and citrusy smell to the situation by mixing a little rosemary, lemon and vanilla to simmer on the stove top.


Ahhhh, a soothing, clean, and wonderful scent.
If you're really a happy little kitchen crafter you can head on over to A Peaceful Dwelling if you'd like to know how to make your own vanilla. We were given a bottle as a Christmas gift and it is way better than the store bought stuff. Bonus is that it is super simple to make.

And a bonus link...as of this morning 52 Weeks is current.

2 comments:

I Are Pilots Wife said...

We're making our own vanilla too. I'm going to try two types, the vodka kind and the bourbon kind. I've also read about making other kinds of extracts as well. I think it will be fun.

BeckyJ said...

What a pretty bottle and tag!