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Each year, we host a little get together for one of the many segments of our in-town family.

To set the vibe, I get the Alexa going on our Christmas music playlist, light the fireplace (aka the Netflix “Fireplace in Your Home” video because we don’t have a real fireplace and I find this hilariously tacky), and set up our home’s holiday scent profile with this quick and easy trick.

Grab some oranges, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. Slice and/or peel the oranges. (No need to measure these. It’s impossible to mess this up.)

In a small saucepan, throw it all in with some water. Bring to a slow simmer and leave uncovered. Add water or create a new batch when water evaporates.

That’s it!

This trick makes your home smell amaaaazing and so, so Christmas-y.

Give it a try this year!



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