A little business before today's post - I'd like to announce the winner of the PDF giveaway of Leath's Legacy by Anne Ashby. The winner is Joanne Guidoccio!
There's nothing like the scents of the holidays. I love the way my house smells at this time of the year. The pine smell from the Christmas tree, the smell of baking cookies, sweet rolls, and breads. I wish there was a way to bottle the scents so I can enjoy them all year round.
I know there are pine/Christmas scented candles, but they just don't smell the same. I also found a Christmas sugar cookie scented candle, but it smells more like vanilla than cookie to me. And the smell of freshly baked bread and/or rolls...well, I haven't found anything close to that wonderful aroma.
I make homemade bread and cookies throughout the year when the mood strikes, but for some reason they just smell better at this time of the year. Maybe it's because of the memories of growing up making these every Christmas with my mom. Or maybe it's knowing I'll be giving the treats away to family and friends who love eating them as much as I love baking them.