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Romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot

Romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

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This is a romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot that will fill your home with a spicy aroma and looks beautiful on the stove too!

I am obsessed with smells. And while I love burning candles and using my diffuser, simmer pots are one of my most favorite ways to make your home smell good and feel cozy and fresh too!

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is basically a pot of water filled with herbs, spices, fruits or florals that you heat over the stove and makes like a natural potpourri for your home.

I’m sharing this romantic Valentine’s Simmer Pot and it’s a great way to use those leftover rose petals after love day <3

Romantic Valentine’s Day Simmer Pot


  • rose petals
  • a few slices of fresh grapefruit
  • chopped ginger
  • peppercorns
  • cloves
  • water


Start by adding some rose petals to your simmer pot.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals

Add the grapefruit slices, chopped ginger, peppercorns and cloves.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

Fill with water.

A romantic Valentine's simmer pot with rose petals and grapefruit

Let simmer on low for several hours. You can add more water as necessary.

Romantic Valentine's Day simmer pot with roses and grapefruit

A few other things you could add to your simmer pot:

  • lavender
  • citrus slices
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh cinnamon
  • all spice
  • vanilla bean or extract

My favorite winter combo:

  • fresh cranberries
  • orange slices
  • cinnamon sticks
  • cloves
  • rosemary

My favorite spring/summer/all year long refresh combo:

  • lemon slices
  • lavender
  • rosemary


You can use any pot but I think this glass one is just beautiful!

glass simmer pot glass simmer pot


It makes a great housewarming or hostess gift too! Click here to see my simmer pot gift idea.


So give it a try and let me know what you think! And let me know if you have any other favorite combos to simmer!


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A romantic Valentine's Simmer Pot

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Weekly Link Party #333

Weekly link party #333

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Link Party #333! We’re continuing with our Valentine’s Day inspiration!

Happy 1st of February! It’s officially <3 LOVE MONTH <3

I always loved Valentine’s Day as a kid! I loved writing out all my Valentine’s to my friends and making my little mailbox. I get even more joy doing it now with the boys for school. If you’re looking for non-candy Valentine ideas for the kids, I shared these this week!

We also made our annual Valentine’s popcorn. It’s the perfect combo of sweet and salty and great for a movie night! Click here for the recipe.

Valentine's Popcorn

Now here are this week’s features:

Valentine’s Envelope Pastries from County Road 407

Cindy made these adorable pastry valentine envelopes and these are just darling!!! Perfect for a Galentine’s brunch or tea!

large cherry pastry envelope with heart

DIY pink pinecone wreath from WM Design House

Would you believe this wreath is made of pinecones? This is just stunning. Click for Wendy’s DIY.

Pink heart wreath made of

Winter Valentine Home Tour by Simply Beautiful by Angela

This home tour is beautiful! Angela combined touches of winter decor with some neutral hints of Valentine’s Day and the result is so cozy.

Romantic Outdoor Grilled Dinner by Karin’s Kottage

If you’re staying in for Valentine’s Day, check out this romantic outdoor dinner from my friend Karin for some inspiration to surprise your sweetie.

Grilled halibut, corn and asparagus with a green salad for our romantic outdoor grilled dinner

Now on to this week’s party!


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9 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas on Amazon

9 Non candy valentine ideas on Amazon

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you still looking for cute Valentine’s ideas for the kids for school or their friends? Here are 9 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas on Amazon. Scroll down below to see all the cute finds and click the links to shop.

9 Non-Candy Valentine Ideas on Amazon

Mochi Squishy Toys

JOYIN 28 Mochi Squishy Toys Filled Hearts and Valentine Cards for Kids Valentine Classroom Exchange Party Favors, Kawaii Stress Relief Toys for Valentine Gift Exchange, Game Prizes and Carnivals Gift


Paint Your Own Valentine

Shemira Valentine&#39;s Day Cards for Kids- 24 Pack of Plaster Painting Kit with Valentines Greeting Cards for Kids, Valentine&#39;s School Classroom Gifts Exchange, Valentine&#39;s Party Favor Supplies

Sticky Wall Climbing Ninjas

JOYIN 28 Packs Valentines Day Gifts Cards with Sticky Wall Climbing Men Ninja Set, Wall Climbers Stress Relief Tricky Toys for Kids Party Favor, Classroom Exchange Prizes, Valentine Greeting Cards

Diamond Painting Valentines

Valentines Day Cards for Kids - 28pcs Diamond Painting Kits+ 28pcs Valentines Cards, Kids Valentines Day Cards with 7 Different Gem Stickers for School Classroom Valentine&#39;s Gifts Exchange Decorations


Hatching Dinosaur Eggs

30PCS Hatching Dinosaur Eggs Valentines Day Cards for Kids School Classroom Novelty Dino Toys Valentine&#39;s Day Exchange Gifts for Toddler Boy Girl Class Valentine Party Favors Treat Bulk


Bath Bombs

JOYIN 12 Packs Valentine’s Day Heart Shape Bath Bomb with Cards for Valentine Party Favors, Valentine Exchange Gifts, Valentine’s Greeting Cards


Valentines Day Gifts for Kids - Valentines Day Cards for Kids - Set of 24 Pop Heart Fidget Toys Bulk - Valentine Exchange Cards for Toddlers Girls Boys School Classroom Party Favors Age 3 Year and Up


Dinosaur Building Blocks – comes in sea animals and other options too

JOYIN 24 Packs Valentines Day Prefilled Hearts with Valentine Cards Filled with Dinosaur Building Blocks for Valentine Party Favor, Classroom Prize Supplies, Valentine’s Gifts

Rainbow Scratch Off Bookmarks

WATINC 28 Set Valentine&#39;s Day Animals Scratch Bookmarks with Cards for Kids, Valentine Rainbow Scratch Off Card Art Craft Kit, Exchange Gift DIY Magic Color Paper for Classroom School Home Party Favor


If you’re feeling like the DIY type, check out these A-Doh-able playdoh valentines with my free printable!


I’ve also got some of my favorite Valentine pajamas, shirts, book and other fun things for the kids in this post. Click here.


And for a fun Valentine’s treat, check out my

Valentine’s Popcorn

Valentine’s peanut butter cookie bars

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Nesting on the last weekend in January.

We had a busy weekend. Back to back hockey (my boy got a hat trick!) snow tubing, and working on some things for Dude Man for school for his upcoming Valentine’s Day and 101 Day of School Celebrations.

I’m going to a Pajamas and Prosecco Galentine’s Event in a few weeks and bought the cutest pajamas. Don’t these look sweet for Valentine’s Day?

Ok now here’s what we talked about this week:

weekly link party #331

Those of you who have been here for awhile, remember when I used to do weekly meal plans? Well I’ve decided to get back to it! I’ll be sharing it in the weekly Nesting posts. So here is this week’s.

Weekly menu:

Monday – Caprese Pasta Salad

Tuesday – Sheet pan chicken fajitas

Wednesday – Dill pickle chicken salad with air fryer sweet potato wedges

Thursday – Slow cooker beef and broccoli

Friday – Pizza night

Saturday – out

Sunday – Rotini with chicken marsala ragout

Quick and easy caprese pasta

Here are some of my favorites from around the web this week:

If the price of eggs has you seriously contemplating raising chickens in your backyard, here are some things to consider, read them here.

This DIY Valentine’s Day wooden wreath from my friend Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill.

These spring wardrobe capsule pieces.

spring wardrobe capsule crewneck sweater spring wardrobe capsule white button down spring wardrobe capsule white sneakers spring wardrobe capsule


These tips on how to plant and care for dahlias because I’m ready to start planning my garden.

Dahlias growing in raised beds

Coming next week, I’ve got a Valentine’s inspired cocktail and mocktail and more fun ideas and Amazon finds!

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