Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Smell that?

My house smells soooooooo good! And here's why:

While at the luncheon this past weekend in Florida, Dana and her mother had this as a centerpiece on our thanksgivingy-decorated table. It created such a warm, comforting scent that I had to come home and make one. And it's so simple!

Here's what you'll need to try it:
  • 1 medium size glass hurricane candle holder (make sure it has a bottom to it). I got mine for $3.99 at World Market.

  • 1 short cinnamon scented pillar candle. I got a 3" one for $4.99 at World Market.

  • About 3/4 a bag of whole bean French Vanilla coffee.

You can dump the whole bag of beans in, but I'm betting once you smell it for, oh say 6 minutes, you're going to want to grind some and brew a pot of that French Vanilla!

Even unlit the sweet coffee smell is amazing, but lit you get the cinnamon scent too, plus it heats up the beans a bit, making them release more aroma. Mmmm. If you try it, come back and tell me how much you love it!


  1. What a neat gift idea!! Thanks so much!

    God Bless!

  2. Hello Noah..I mean Rachel! Thanks for this idea! I can't wait to make it!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Krystal in TX

  3. Ooh, I love smelly things, and my cinnamon broom (which is low on the attractive scale, but high on the good-smelling one) is losing its scent. Time for some coffee beans...

  4. What a lovely idea. I wnet and bought all things necessary to do this but got a pumpkin scented candle. Right now my home smells like a pumpkin latte from S'bucks!! I'm scenting the house with fall scents and as I type hubby is getting my Christmas tree out of the attic! Life just does not get any better!!!!

    Thanks for the candle idea!
    Sweet smiles all around!

  5. So glad I found your blog through P31! I love the hurricane candle idea....I have a small wreath with berries on it, that has a hurricane in the middle of it that I made at MOPS a few years ago. Well it was missing something, as the candle was small and it didn't fill the hurricane up enough. So now I am so glad I know what to fill it up with!!!

    Thanks for the great tip!

  6. Mmmm! Love it! And love that I know have a great gift idea for this season.


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