Scent is such an important part of my life (as evidenced by my bank account which shows several trips to the "smellin' good" store over the last couple of months totaling… ehem… X number of dollars).
Scent is such an important aspect in setting the ambience of a home. It's also sometimes the very first impression you make when you meet someone new. And, I think it's also one of the reasons why I've grown to love cooking so much.
When you walk in the door after a long, hard day and your house is filled with the aroma of something delicious it's like your home is saying, "I love you. Welcome home."
I kind of think of myself as a "scent mix-master" combining different candles or scented oils to add to the feel of fall or to achieve a coziness in winter. Food does that too as we all well know (at least in my case, I know my desire for a cup of hot chocolate or a bowl of warm soup goes up like 172% once there's twinkling lights on trees and colorful leaves on the ground).
So whether you're enjoying the smell of a roasted bird, crunchy pecan pie, or firewood drifting from your neighbors home, I encourage you to close your eyes, take a deep breath in, and savor all the smells this Thanksgiving.
XO & Sniff Sniff,