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How To Subscribe to the LTD RSS Feed in Chrome

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If you do not already have a reader installed, please click the ?Cancel? button to close this modal. Then, you will need to find and install an RSS Reader for your Chrome browser before you can subscribe. You can find an RSS reader for the Chrome browser by searching the Chrome Web Store.

What is RSS?

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How to Subscribe to the RSS feed on a mobile device or tablet

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Otherwise, click the "Cancel" button and choose one of these options:

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  • iOS devices may also subscribe through Bookmarks in your Safari browser
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    • Tap on done

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.


Holiday Spirit:

Ideas to Make Your House Smell Like Christmas

The holiday spirit grabs at all our senses: the sparkling Christmas lights dazzle the vision, soft scarves and hats are fuzzy to the touch, bells jingle and carolers sing to soothe the ear, and the flavors of a turkey dinner and pumpkin pie are unmatched at any other time of year. The holidays also create scents that take us to a time and place we treasure even if we're not aware of it. Even without a big dinner or baking spiced cookies, we can build scents to make our homes welcoming through fragrance. Here are a few easy ways to make your house smell like Christmas.


Tea Time

If you've ever bought tea and didn't like the flavor, but enjoyed the aroma that wafts off a steaming cup, it doesn't have to go to waste! Put about five tea bags in a slow cooker, fill it with water and turn the dial to low. You can let it go all day, just remember to add enough water to keep it full when the slow cooker is on.

Old Spice

Though spices don't actually go bad, they do have a shelf life of about four years. That said, most people with a kitchen know there's a time you need to clean out the spice rack and refresh supplies. That doesn't mean you have to throw them out -- if they are still fragrant, you can use them to scent your home. Similar to using unwanted tea bags, you can throw your favorite holiday spices in a sachet and let them simmer in a slow cooker to make your home smell lovely.


Fruit Fragrance

Though we eat fresh oranges in the summer, in the winter, a whole orange transforms into an air freshener when it's dotted with whole cloves. These are called pomanders. The cloves puncture the skin of the orange to release the citrus scent and the spice and fruit mingle to make an extraordinary aroma. Pomanders can be hung with ribbons around the house or strategically placed in bowls on end tables or coffee tables. If you have a knack for design, you can even create little shapes with the cloves.

Stove-Top Blends

Blending fruit peels and spices with water and bringing it all to a simmer in a saucepan adds holiday warmth to your home without turning up the heat! It's best to try out stove-top potpourri if you're in the kitchen while it simmers. The slightly bubbling water is similar to way to get the fragrance moving in your house as you would with a slow cooker. All you do is toss your ingredients in a sauce pan, cover it with water and let it simmer on low. You can let it go all day if you can keep an eye on it and add water as it's needed so it doesn't burn.


Here are a few ideas for holiday brews:


  • Spiced Orange

    • 1 orange peel
    • 3 cinnamon sticks (break to release the scent)
    • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
    • 1 tablespoon nutmeg

     

  • Lemon Appeal

    • 1 lemon peel
    • 3 cinnamon sticks (break to release the scent)
    • 1 tablespoon allspice
    • 1 tablespoon nutmeg

     

  • Apple Aroma

    • 1 apple, sliced
    • 1 orange peel
    • 3 cinnamon sticks (break to release the scent)
    • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
    • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon allspice

     


Waxing Nostalgic

You can trade in your water for wax as a vehicle for your holiday fragrance in the form of candles or tarts for a tart warmer. The process is very simple: melt down paraffin wax in a double boiler (a heat-safe bowl over a saucepan with boiling water). Have spices ready with your tart molds or jars and wicks ready for candles (jars are easy to find at thrift stores and you can find wicks at craft stores). To secure the wick in your jar, tie it to a chopstick or skewer to suspend it over the jar to keep it in place while the wax cools. For both tarts and candles, layer the spice mix with the hot wax -- pouring a little bit at a time for even distribution.


Holiday Candle Blends


Vanilla Cappuccino

  • Whole coffee beans
  • Chopped vanilla beans

 

Holiday Spice

  • Ground ginger
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves

 


Spiced Vanilla

  • Chopped vanilla beans
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves

 

Pumpkin Spice

  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground allspice

 


Parched Perfume

Potpourri is about the most low-maintenance way make your home smell like Christmas -- it's also easy to mix it up yourself to put in shallow bowls to sprinkle around the house. The fragrance is more subtle than heating spices until the fragrance blooms, but it keeps your home perfumed throughout the holidays. Mix and match a few dried ingredients like orange slices, pine cones, juniper berries, rosemary, cinnamon sticks and more with a few drops of essential oils like cedarwood and pine to add holiday essence to any room.


Making your home warm and welcoming for the holidays is our top priority at LTD Commodities. Whether you want to browse our books for sale to give your guests something to read or you need extra linens to make up your holiday guest room, shop LTD to make your house a little brighter with great products and discount prices.


 
 

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How To Subscribe to the LTD RSS Feed in Chrome

Your Chrome browser requires you to install an RSS Reader first. If you have a reader installed already and wish to subscribe, please click the ?Continue? button below.

If you do not already have a reader installed, please click the ?Cancel? button to close this modal. Then, you will need to find and install an RSS Reader for your Chrome browser before you can subscribe. You can find an RSS reader for the Chrome browser by searching the Chrome Web Store.

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.

How to Subscribe to the RSS feed on a mobile device or tablet

Most mobile browsers do not support RSS. However, if your browser does support RSS and you wish to subscribe, please click the "Continue" button.

Otherwise, click the "Cancel" button and choose one of these options:

  • You may subscribe by using an RSS Reader app. Please install an app and follow the directions to subscribe to this page.
  • iOS devices may also subscribe through Bookmarks in your Safari browser
    • Tap on the Bookmarks icon in your Safari browser
    • Tap on @ at the Shared Links tab
    • Tap on Subscriptions
    • Tap on Add Current Site
    • Tap on done

What is RSS?

Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a web standard that allows users to subscribe to a feed of content from a web site. By subscribing to the LTD article feed, you will always have access to the most recent articles through the feed reader in your browser.


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