Homemade Apple Cinnamon Fragrance DIY

When I walk into my home, I want it to smell like fall.  Lately, I’ve tried to eliminate unhealthy fragrances in my home ( I’m working on the candles) and using more organic essential oils.  I love adding orange essential oil to my DIY apple cinnamon home fragrance recipe.  The fragrance simmers in my mini crockpot all day and makes my home smell like Christmas!

The recipe is simple and easy.  Most things you probably have on hand or can pick up real quick at the store.

Apple Cinnamon Home Fragrance DIY Recipe 

1 cup apple cider

1 cinnamon stick

2-3 drops of organic sweet orange essential oil

Combine ingredients in a mini crockpot.  As it simmers the fragrance will linger throughout your home.

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Do you make your own homemade fragrances with essential oils?  Comment below, I’d love to know your recipes!




More Helpful Links

How to Create a Fall Atmosphere in Your Home 

Fall Refresh Your Children’s Closet

Pumpkin Spice French Toast 

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Recipe

As the fall season comes, and the weather becomes cooler, I love to cook hot breakfasts.  My family also loves to eat pumpkin this time of year.  Actually the truth is we love to eat pumpkin spice anything!  I love to make french toast as an alternative to pancakes and adding pumpkin spice to this recipe makes it tastes like the holidays.

Today, I share my easy Pumpkin Spice French Toast recipe.  It’s perfect for a fall family breakfast or a Christmas morning brunch.  Make ahead and freeze for a quick breakfast or make french toast sticks for the little ones.  The options are endless!

Pumpkin Spice French Toast  (Makes 4 servings)

4 pieces of apple cinnamon bread

4 eggs

1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk)

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp. cinnamon

Whisk together ingredients in mixing bowl.  Pour into a pie plate.  Coat and soak pieces of bread in liquid mixture.  Cook both sides of bread on griddle.  Top with butter, powdered sugar and maple syrup.


Print Pumpkin Spice French Toast Recipe below:  


What are some of your pumpkin breakfast recipes?  I’d love to hear your amazing ideas! 


5 Easy Fall Decor Ideas and Free Fall Printable

Time for Fall!  I’ts my favorite time of the year.  Even though it’s still warm here in the desert, I felt that urge to pull out all the fall decor and put away the summer blue coastal decor.  After all it was the last day of summer and while we were preparing for Sukkot, it just made sense. What a fun project!  Plus it’s all on a budget.  Yes!

I never unpacked my Fall decor box since our move, so it was easy to find.
Do any of you have a box like this?  Well I’m sort of organized.  So it’s not in a nice clear tub, oh well!

Oops! I labled it “Thanksgiving”.  Ha ha, the things you’ll do when you are packing.

How to Decorate a Baker’s Rack for Fall?
I first started with my bakers rack in our kitchen/dining area.  This is one of my oldest pieces of furniture we bought when we were first married.  This piece has been used for various things and in many rooms.  It’s so adaptable and since I don’t have a china cabinet, it’s my special piece that gets to be all decked out for the seasons.  

Now, I love victorian decor with a little bit of French country, modern trend and some retro 50’s in there.  It’s fun to mix it all in.  So here we go! 

I have a picture frame I painted white and embellished it.  I change it out when I feel like it.  Sometimes I just put scrapbook paper inside and use a dry erase marker and write whatever I want.  This time, I changed it for fall and created my own printable which I’m so excited about because I’m sharing it with you!  

I have pottery dishes that my sweet Grandmother gave me when I was a little girl.  I’ve kept them and they always look so pretty with fall decor, special tea cups, I’d say!

I enjoy displaying my white tea pot and placed underneath is a pretty crocheted pot holder.
I love orange and green for fall.  
Orange leaves mixed with blues is pretty.
 Country mixed with pretty white dishes. 
I display my Precious Moments tea pot for Fall every year. 

I layer my dishes to make room for them all! Here are some more of my pottery that I received from my Grandmother.  
I love this crocheted apron from my Grandmother that was made in the 
1950’s.  I display this by simply hanging it and tying it with a pretty bow. 

I had extra leaves from dollar store and just tied them onto a string of flat lace to make a simple garland.  I love using flat vintage laces for garland.  

Project Baker’s Rack finished! 
As you can see I added my cute little pumpkin on the very top!  I’ll be adding more as we get closer to Thanksgiving, but for now, it’s all about gently ushering in the Fall season. 

Fall Centerpiece
Now on to the table scheme.  I love adding orange, green and earthy colors.  
I created this with some beans at base.  That’s it.  Very earthy, I might say. Simple it is. And we must not forget our candles!  

Deck the Mirrors
Adding a pretty fall piece to any mirror hanging in your home gives it that Victorian holiday flair.

Apple Pear Cinnamon Delight
Want a yummy fall treat for the family? This is great mixed in hot oatmeal or just as a side dish. Here’s an easy peasy fun treat you could make in your sleep!

Apple Pear Cinnamon Delight RECIPE:
2 apples
2 pears
1 TBSP cinnamon
2 TBSP of lemon or lime juice 
1 TBSP powdered sugar

Chop up fruit.  Combine in bowl.  Drizzle lime/lemon juice over top.

Sprinkle Cinnamon and powdered sugar. 
Mix before serving.  

I hope you were inspired by my Fall ideas! 
These are just a few ideas for you to get started and to use what you already have in your own home.  It pays to keep all of the seasonal items together and organized by colors.  I enjoy seeing how others decorate their home for Fall too.  Here are some links for more fall inspiration.

Autumn Home Decorating Ideas:



Here at the little Pink casa, we are so ready for Autumn.  Now, just got to get my fall wreath on the door.  🙂 

Have you started decorating for Fall yet?  

Which one of my fall ideas was your favorite? 

 Are you going to use my FREE Fall in Love printable?  

Blessings and Shalom, 

Visit me on Pinterest and Follow my Autumn board for more ideas.  

“Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”
Joel 2:23 NIV

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