There’s something about fall that stirs our senses to the incredible colors of nature and familiar smells that lift our spirits. Just the very thought of the season brings a sense of comfort and peace to our lives that I think improves our overall mindset and health.
This season, get into the spirit by trying some nostalgic aromas in your home. Simmer cinnamon sticks in hot water or make potpourri with pine, apple or clove scents to add a welcoming touch. Not only do they boost your mood but they make your home instantly inviting for friends and family.
You could also bake pumpkin bread or pie and let the whole house fill up with the smells of cinnamon and nutmeg. Ahhh, now that’s fall.
If you’re into decorating, remember to use things associated with nature’s bounty: (Real not fake) gourds, pumpkins, cranberries, autumn leaves and candles in assorted fall colors and scents. Spread them on the buffet or table or anywhere you want to catch people’s eye.
The important part is to surround yourself with what you like. It’s all up to you as long as it makes you happy.
Stir your senses this fall, and create your own special place of comfort and joy.