Home Sweet Smelling Home



Being a working oilfield wife, I do not always have the cleanest of homes. Sometimes it is hard to keep up with kids, pets, dishes, laundry, and all those other little chores that can not only make the house look dirty, but smell unpleasant as well.

One of the newest, greatest Pinterest addictions for me is Home Made Potpourri! As the weather changes with the seasons, I love to transitions the smells in our home to warm, sweet scents like vanilla, cinnamon, and spiced orange. Homemade potpourri is not only easy to make, but much more in expensive than some of my all time favorites like Scentsy and Gold Canyon Candles. Follow these steps below or follow me on Pinterest for my potpourri recipes!

Stove Top Potpourri – Ingredients

Mix 1 whole chunked orange or just orange peel

1/2 cup cranberries

1 Tbsp. whole cloves

3 sticks cinnamon or small handful of pieces of cinnamon

A small pinch of grated nutmeg (if desired)

Mix all your ingredients in a pan on your stove top combined with 6-8 cups of water. Add additional ingredients or more to strengthen the smell. Simmer for amount of time desired. Do not allow to boil. Clean pan as normal.

About rebecca

Becky and her family live in the beautiful town of Grand Junction, Colorado. She has been an OFW for almost three years, has a degree in Business Management, and works fulltime as a Digital Sales Manager for a local news station. She and her husband have one three year old daughter, Riley who is sweet, sassy, and even in heels and boas likes to pretend she is a dragon, that’s right ladies a dragon. In addition to work, Becky also volunteers on a fundraising committee for a local hospital, is a marketing chair member for a local not for profit, and helps pitch in at her daughters pre-school to raise funds. In her spare time (because she has SO MUCH of it) this OFW enjoys gardening, building projects on Shutterfly, cooking, golfing with her hubby, playing volleyball, and enjoying time on the lake with her family. Follow Becky on Pinterest and Instagram.


  1. Chelsea Niehaus says:

    I love this! Definitely going to have to give it a try soon. So glad you shared it!

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