Scents Of Fall

I love fall, tis no secret! It’s my favorite because it’s not blistering hot or too cold I can’t feel my face. The weather is perfect, we have some hit-or-miss hot days but they usually don’t last long. These scents of fall will really get you in the spirit even though it’s getting chilly and the days are getting shorter.

I took a smallish break to revitalize and just be with myself for a few weeks. Now that I’m back you guys are going to love the new content, I promise & pinky swear. I take promises and pinky swears very seriously.

Scents of Fall, my favorite fall candles that are lit in rotation in the living room, my room, and my office but I’ve recently discovered essential oils.  The smell just makes me feel comfortable and to where I can concentrate, all in a few simple drops of oils.

My Favorite Scents of Fall:

Spiced Coffee

2 drops Vanilla

2 drops Coffee

1 drop Cardomom

1 drop Cinnamon Bark

1 drop Clove

Pumpkin Spice Latte

(Yes, the basic girl in me really loves this one.)

2 drops Cardamom

2 drops Cassia

1 drop Clove

1 drop Orange

Apple Pie

4 drops Cinnamon Bark

2 drops Lemon Grass

2 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Bergamont

Caramel Apple

4 drops Bergamot

4 drops Lime

4 drops Nutmeg

4 drops Copaiba

Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte

3 drops Ylang Ylang

3 drops Nutmeg

3 drops Cinnamon Bark

2 drops Bergamot

4 drops stress a

1 drop Nutmeg

Evening By The Bonfire

1 drop Frankincense

2 drops Douglas Fir

1 drop Sandalwood

1 drop Lavender

Cranberry Orange

6 drops Grapefruit

4 drops Orange

2 drops Cinnamon Bark

Fall Sangria

4 drops Lime

4 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Copaiba

4 drops Cinnamon Bark

When I was a kid I always smelled the sweet scents of apple pie, pumpkin spices lates, and bonfires. These bring back my childhood while the sangria blend reminds of of my adulthood.

IF you try any other these blends pop back in to let me know which was your favorite and how your family or guest react. I love hearing what everyones favorite is and what we have in common.

Homemade Chocolate Strawberry Boxes

I previously said there would be no. food on this blog but there will be a few, don’t worry they won’t be yucky. They’re quick and easy because as much as I love my kitchen I don’t want to be in it for hours and these homemade chocolate strawberry boxes did not disappoint.

Over the weekend it was raining but I was craving something sweet. Strawberry and chocolate are sweet! So why not make a few homemade chocolate strawberry boxes for dessert, right?

I’d saved a recipe (I can’t remember what website it was on because I’d saved the ingredients and “how-to” in my phone notes) and wanted to give it a try for a few months now.

I love the combination of strawberries and chocolate. Sweet and a little tangy depending on what type of strawberry you’ve dipped. The thought is making my mouth water.

I dipped the left over strawberries in chocolate to save as an extra treat. I love strawberries in their true for as it but add a little chocolate and I’m ALL over it.

The boxes held up well, we’re tasty, and worked out perfect in the fridge. They didn’t lose shape, leak, or break. I was very pleased with myself and our guest was too. They thought it took house so that is what I let them believe but it only takes about 30 minutes.

I like that this recipe is so verities because you can add any kind of add in you’d like, some suggestions are peanuts, almonds, strawberry jam, caramel, you name it! Whatever you like in your chocolate will be tasty. I do plan to try a few things with these next boxes, although I need another silicon tray because this one is huge. It did take a little finesse to get them out as I used a lot of chocolate as lining.

The recipe was a hit as my boyfriend has taken one to work with him to work this week and has asked to take the others for the rest of the week. He doesn’t even like that much chocolate. Since the boxes were so big he split it with his best friend at lunch. Aww, sharing is caring, huh? (And that’s how you get Covid! jk)

I did learn a few tricks. I used a huge ice tray for this one. It was tricky because i had to make sure the sides were coated enough which left a lot of chocolate at the top.

The thick chocolate on top makes these yummies a little hard to crack open but not impossible. My tip is to make sure the bottom is lightly coated. 

Another thing is with the ice tray and with the chocolate hardened I couldn’t really “twist” the chocolates loose.

I used a butter knife to loose the edges that were back to back and popped them out of the silicon tray.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups Melted chocolate Your choice of dark, milk or white
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments and use a paintbrush to paint chocolate in each cavity of an ice cube tray. Freeze this tray for 20 minutes.

2. Remove the tray from the freezer and fill it with your choice of add-ins.Pour spoonfuls of chocolate on top of your add-ins and freeze this tray again for another 20 minutes.

3. Turn the tray onto a sheet of wax paper and tap it a bit until the chocolate cubes come out. And you are done.

So easy! I was surprised as of how fast everything went. In almost an hour these beauties were ready to eat.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth and about 30 minutes – my suggestion is grab some chocolate and a mold then get to work melting that chocolate. You can even use an ice cube tray if you don’t have a mold. Then they’ll be bite sized! If you give the recipe a try please let me know how they turned out!