Happy Spring y’all!
Spring is definitely in the air in Atlanta, and the pollen has arrived. (and so has my daily intake of allergy medicine) Each year I truly am amazed by the beauty of spring and the bounty of flowers around town. This weekend was an extra special fun spring weekend because we spent a whirlwind 24 hours over at Reynolds Plantation celebrating my birthday. It was so nice to have a super relaxing getaway and of course I am so thankful that my parents generously watched the boys. It was our first time visiting Reynolds and I am certain it will not be the last. I hope to share a recap of the trip, although I have to be honest, I forgot to take many pictures. #onlaketime #isleptfor10hours #offduty And yes, if you are counting that was the 4th trip in 5 weekends we have taken. Phew! All great trips but glad we are staying put for the next few weeks!
While spring is definitely in the air and the temps are perfections, with the crazy pollen, we usually keep our windows shut this time of year. No one likes a layer of pollen dust, especially if allergies are a concern. So, I turned to another solution to bring some spring scents indoors without the sneezes. Just a few simple ingredients- Rosemary, Lemon & Vanilla- is all you’ll need.
Last fall I shared a simple fall stovetop simmer recipe and I was hooked on the concept. Simmering a couple ingredients on the stove truly does make your home smell so delicious and I love that it is all natural ingredients. For the spring version, I just snipped some Rosemary, sliced some lemons and added vanilla to some water. It smells DIVINE.
- Fresh Rosemary
- 1 Sliced Lemon (I did wedges)
- Dash of Vanilla (I get mine at Trader Joes)
- 2 Cups Water
- Add all ingredients into a pot, simmer on low. As it simmers down, you can add more water as needed.
- I used one batch several times and even put in a jar between uses in my fridge with no problems. (except for the sideways glance from the hubby wondering what kind of science experiment I had in the fridge, ha)
Rumor has it this is also what Williams-Sonoma simmers in their stores. Not sure if this is true, but let’s run with it, mmmmkay?