I'm starting a new post feature, Pin it or forget it? I am on Pinterest a lot and always pinning things. I will say I have tried several recipes that are just as delicious as they look, but there are always home remedies and diy ideas I pin that I never really do much with except remember they are there. Pin it or forget it is going to be a test of one of my pins (maybe each week, maybe once a month, more likely when I remember to do!). Ultimately, should you pin it, or forget it because the end result isn't quite what pinterest implies.
So for the first edition I am testing a home remedy for making your house smell yummy. Unfortunately the link on pinterest is to a blog that doesn't exist so I can't give the original owner credit that I got it from. However after looking at pinterest, it appears that several people have pinned this technique.
Here is what you do: Gather a coffee mug and some vanilla extract. Place anywhere from 2 caps full to 2 teaspoons full of vanilla and put in the coffee mug. Turn your oven to 300 degrees. Place the coffee mug inside the oven and leave for 1 hour. This is supposed to be a trick that realtors use when selling houses to make them more homey and inviting.
Here is what should happen: Within about 10-20 minutes the house is supposed to take on an aroma of vanilla and smell like you've been baking your heart away.
What really happened: I put this in the oven and hopped in the shower. When I got out I couldn't smell much...until I headed into the kitchen. It smellled awesome in there! Just like I had been baking. I will say the aroma carried into the living room but not much further past that. We will see if this helps us sell our house now!
The Verdict: Pin It!