Home is the abiding place of the affections.
At it’s very core home is where not just your heart is, but the hearts of those you love and trust.
Lord Byron’s quote from Don Juan about without hearts a home not being real is actually rooted in the very fabric of the word “home.”
Home is a space where you can feel vulnerable.
It’s our source….
To the center or heart of something; deeply.
Is it any wonder that Thanksgiving is at this time?
The Celtic Moon month of Reed prompts you to withdraw from the outer world, to look within yourself and reconnect with the past.
Perform spells that will release old energy, and burn symbols of illness and negativity in your bonfire.
Our homes are deeply personal spaces. They reflect our personality and our interests, so it shouldn’t be surprising that they reflect our energy as well. When there’s tension between people in the home, the home energy feels tense. When you’re sad or grieving, the home holds the space of that darkness. And when your mind is cluttered with chaotic thoughts, disarray will often manifest within the home as well.
Make Your Own Carpet Deodorizer
Baking soda forms the base of this super-customizable carpet deodorizer recipe. For that “fall baking” scent, incorporate cinnamon into the mix. Once you get the blend down, sprinkle on to your carpet, let sit for a couple hours, then vacuum up.
Cinnamon pinecones can make your whole home smell of spiced cookies. If you have a fireplace, you can toss a few into the fire for a more powerful fragrance.
Infuse your home with a warm sugar cookie fragrance by baking two tablespoons of vanilla extract in a dish at 300 degrees for twenty minutes. You could also skip the container and just wipe the oven interior with some vanilla extract, too.
There’s a reason why real estate agents always think about the best scent before a showing. A house that smells like freshly baked cookies can evoke a warm and homey feeling while a refreshing and clean smelling house can evoke feelings of potential and new opportunities.
If you’ve never roasted garlic before, it’s incredibly simple.
Grab a whole head of garlic. Cut the top of the pointy tip off the garlic, just enough to expose the tips of the cloves. Place the garlic on a small sheet of foil with the cut end facing up. Drizzle a little olive oil over the cut end of the garlic head, and sprinkle a pinch each of salt and pepper.
Put the garlic in the center of the oven — place the foil directly on the rack; roast the garlic at 325 degrees for about an hour, and that wonderful aroma is almost too much to bear. That’s it.