Christmas Countdown Day 18

Preparing for Christmas company can be a stressful time of the year for many especially with a busy work schedule and family activities that happen right through the last day of school.  With Christmas 6 days away and the countless things that have to be done, take a moment to breathe and think things through.  Make a list of all the things that need to be done and enlist the help of everyone in the family.

As you clean and prepare the guest room, take a moment to throw in a load of laundry;

as you bake, throw in another load of laundry; it may not be the way you are used to doing laundry and it will feel like you are doing laundry every day (which technically you are) but the loads will be smaller, you will have clean clothes, spend less time folding, and putting them away.

For an added treat make your home smell inviting with this simple recipe:

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1 tablespoon of bay leaves

1 tablespoon of sage leaves

1 tablespoon of rosemary

1 tablespoon of lavender

2 cups of water

Mix all of these in an old medium saucepan and let it simmer on the stove on low heat and your home will be scented.

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