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The coziest fall simmer pot

The coziest fall simmer pot

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This is the coziest fall simmer pot to make your home smell so good and feel warm.

We are heading into fall and cozy season. One of my favorite things to do is simmer a nice simmer pot and make the house smell amazing. This one reminds me of coffee cake or like you are sitting in a cozy coffee house with Rory Gilmore in your favorite cableknit sweater.

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with warm spices like cinnamon and clove and they make a great gift too! (Click here to see my DIY simmer pot gift).

I’ve tried alot of different combinations and recently I started adding coffee beans! The smell is incredible! Not only does it neutralize any odors, but it will make your home smell like your favorite coffee shop and is perfect for fall.

To make the coziest fall simmer pot

You will need:

  • a pot (I like to use this glass simmer pot because it looks pretty too!)
  • coffee beans
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 slices of orange

The coziest fall simmer pot - glass pot with coffee beans, cinnamon sticks and oranges

Directions:

1.) Start by filling your pot with some coffee beans and cinnamon sticks.

2.) Slice two wedges of fresh orange and add to the pot.

3.) Fill the pot about 2/3’s full of water.

The coziest fall simmer pot - glass simmer pot filled with coffee beans, cinnamon and orange slices then filling with water

4.) Put on the stove, bring to a simmer then lower the heat.

5.) Allow to simmer for 3-4 hours, you can add more water as needed to avoid drying out.

Glass simmer pot on stove with coffee beans, orange slices and cinnamon for the coziest fall simmer pot.

 

Linking some things below to re-create a simmer pot and cozy up!

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the coziest fall simmer pot with coffee beans brown hooded cableknit cardigan rabbit fur sandals

For more cozy fall ideas check out

My pumpkin cold foam coffee

Cozy fall home decor

My pumpkin baked brie

 

 

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A cozy fall simmer pot with coffee beans, cinnamon sticks and orange slices for a hygge fall

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20 In decor/ DIY

Summer on a tray – Coastal Tray Decor

Summer on a tray - Coastal Tray Decor. Rattan round tray with hurricane vase with candle, sea glass, sand and a tray of seashells

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We are in the full swing of summer, it is hot and we are counting down the days here until we’re at the beach! I decided to bring a little bit of the ocean to us with this easy Coastal Tray Decor. Scroll down to see my Summer on a Tray Coastal Tray Decor and other summer decor ideas from my friends.

Decorating with trays is one of my favorite ways to switch up the decor in my home. Sometimes you might also hear it referred to it as a vignette. Today I’m teaming up with 13 other bloggers to bring you some inspiration for creating your own summer on a tray. And a big thank you to Katherine from Katherine’s Corner for putting this together and inviting me!

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Summer on a tray coastal tray decor round rattan tray with seashells, mercury glass with sand and candle and faux palm

To make your Summer on a Tray Coastal Tray Decor:

1.) Start by choosing a theme or a vibe that you want to go for. I chose to do a coastal, beachy theme since I am craving the sand and shells. Then gather all your items. I’m a big believer in “shopping your home” first. Go around your home collecting any items you may have that you can use. I have a few different trays in my collection that I like to use. I will link them at the end of this post.

Summer on a tray coastal tray decor - rattan round tray with seashells, hurricane vase with sand, candle and sea glass, beaded garland and potted palm

2.) I filled a large glass canister with some beach sand then added a candle. Then I topped the sand with some sea glass to add a pop of color.

Summer on a tray coastal tray decor. Glass vase with large candle, sand and sea glass

3.) I knew I wanted to display some seashells that we’ve collected so I grouped them in a little wooden tray that I had.

4.) I always subscribe to the notion of adding some greenery whether it be real or faux. I had this little faux palm and placed it in this mercury glass vase. I love how the silver pops and complements the cool blues and greens.

Summer on a tray coastal tray decor - rattan round tray with seashells, hurricane vase with sand, candle and sea glass, and potted palm

I think it adds just the right amount of beachy coastal decor!

If you visit the beach this summer, make sure to bring home some sand and shells so you can a similar vignette and remember your trip!

Summer on a tray - Coastal Tray Decor. Rattan round tray with hurricane vase with candle, sea glass, sand and a tray of seashells

 

I’ll link some things below if you want to re-create a similar coastal tray

summer on a tray - coastal tray decor round rattan tray with handles summer on a tray coastal tray decor faux seashells summer on a tray coastal tray decor sea glass summer on a tray coastal tray decor wooden beaded garland

summer on a tray coastal tray decor - blue hurricane glass candle holders Summer on a tray coastal tray decor wrapped rope vase for coastal decor Summer on a tray coastal tray decor faux monstera palms greenery summer on a tray coastal decor wrapped rope orbs for bowl filler

And if you are looking for more DIY and craft ideas with your beach sand and seashells, check out how to make this DIY beach memory box as a keepsake of your trip.

Check out some of my other seasonal decor ideas:

This easy fall centerpiece

Winter tray decor

 

Now head on over to Katherine from Katherine’s Corner to see her Summer on a Tray idea.

 

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Summer on a tray coastal tray decor idea

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16 In DIY/ home

Spring lilac simmer pot

Spring lilac simmer pot with lilacs and lemons

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There is just something about the smell of fresh lilacs, it brings me right back to my childhood as a little girl, picking lilacs from my grandmother’s lilac bush. I would love to bottle up the scent. I have been really into simmer pots lately and got the idea for this spring lilac simmer pot once my lilacs bloomed.

What is a simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with warm spices like cinnamon and clove but they can be enjoyed all year long. In the spring and summer I like to do more uplifting scents like citrus and thyme or rosemary.  (Another one of my favorite simmer pot combos is rose petals, grapefruit, and peppercorn, you can see it here).

Spring lilac simmer pot

You will need:

Directions:

1.) Start by slicing a lemon.

2.) Add the fresh lilacs and lemon slices to the pot.

Spring lilac simmer pot

3.) Fill with water.

spring lilac simmer pot

4.) Put on the stove, bring to a simmer and then lower the heat.

Spring lilac simmer pot

5.) Allow to simmer for 3-4 hours, you can add more water as needed to avoid drying out.

Spring lilac simmer pot

Note – as the ingredients simmer, the lilacs will lose their purple color but will still hold their fragrance.

Linking my glass simmer pot below, click the photo

Glass Saucepan with Cover, 1.5L/50 FL OZ Heat-resistant Glass Stovetop Pot and Pan with Lid, The Best Handmade Glass Cookware Set Cooktop Safe for Pasta Noodle, Soup, Milk, Baby Food

This would also be a sweet gift for Mother’s Day or a housewarming. You can see my holiday simmer pot gift I did in the past here to give you some inspiration.

If you love lilacs, then you need to try my lilac lemonade. Sharing the recipe here.

And for more ideas on how to use lilacs, check out this post here. I’ve got lilac ice cream, beauty reigmens and more.

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Spring lilac simmer pot

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0 In decor/ home decor

Bunny Decor

Bunny decor for easter and spring

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It’s time to release the bunnies! With spring and Easter on their way, bunnies are starting to seep their way into all of the spring decor and I am here for it!

Here is a collection of some of the sweetest bunny decor from Amazon, Target, Walmart and more.

Click the photo to shop.

3 Easter Gold Bunny Figurine Decor Table Topper Holiday Spring Resin Golden Rabbit Bunnies Sculpture Decorative Tabletop Centerpiece for Office Dining Room Mantle Home Party Supplies Decorations

LA JOLIE MUSE Cupcake Stand, Easter Decorations, Ceramic Dessert Plates for Eggs and Cookies, Bunny Candy Dish Gifts, 8.3 Inch White

Spode Meadow Lane Salad Plates | Set of 4 | 8-Inch Dessert, Appetizer, and Lunch Plate | Small Dinner Plates | Round, Porcelain Plates with Assorted Motifs | Easter/Everyday Dishes

Phantoscope Pack of 4 Happy Easter Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Wonderful Rabbits 18 x 18 inches 45 x 45 cm

Faromily Vintage Farmhouse Bunny Throw Pillow Covers Retro Farm Rabbit Feed Home Décor Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover 18" X 18" Set of 2 (Vintage Rabbit)

LARMOY Easter Bunny Table Runner 13x72 Inches Long,Funny Bunny with Flowers Leaves Spring Table Runner for Home Kitchen Dining Room Holiday Party Coffee Table Decor

 

NIKKY HOME Easter Bunny Decorations - Vintage Metal Tealight Candle Lantern Holder Rabbit Resin Sculpture Bunny Figurine

Decorative Kitchen and Bath Hand Towel | Religious Christian Easter Flowers Orange Pink Green | Spring Summer Garden Themed | Home Decor Decorations | House Gift Present

TRM Easter Bunny Cottontail Door Wall Wreath

13.5oz Stoneware Figural Bunny Mug White - Threshold™, image 1 of 4 slides

Arch Window Frame French Country Wall Decor Shabby Chic Easter Bunny Signs Decor Nursery Wall Decor Farmhouse Living Room Entryway Decor Rustic Linen Wall Hanging Rabbit Wall Decor(Frameless)

Creative Co-Op Cement Rabbit Planter with Saucer (Set of 2 Pieces)

New English Teas Classic Peter Rabbit Tea Caddy with 240 English Breakfast Teabags, Beatrix Potter

Cg 10445 White Bunny with Pink Ribbon and Flower Designs Teapot Collectible

 

If you are really can’t get enough bunnies, click here to see this adorable Easter door basket I made!

For more spring decor inspiration click here.

spring decor finds

 

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