Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Round Robin Challenge: The Creative Side Of You!

"Trust that little voice in your head that says, 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...' And then do it."

-Duane Michals

If it's autumn, it must be time for me to make a cinnamon broom! Every autumn I make one or two of these brooms, and place them in different parts of the house, so that the sweet, spicy scent of cinnamon makes the house smell warm and inviting. Cinnamon has such a nice scent, the only other scent I enjoy more would be clove. MMMMMmmmmmmm... it just gives me such a calming feeling. Cinnamon is a so good for you, it has been used for many years in herbal remedies for calming the stomach, and is often used in aphrodisiac cooking. So ladies, never underestimate the power of a good Snickerdoodle! ;)

Plain Cinnamon Broom

A Few Seasonal Delights

All that's left is a glue gun and some imagination, and viola! A lovely seasonal decoration... A Cinnamon broom!

This Round Robin Challenge, comes to us by way of Pat (DesLily), author of the journal, "Here, There And Everywhere 2nd Edition." Be sure to pay a visit to her journal, and all the journals and blogs on the Linking List, to see all the talented members of the Round Robin Challenges, and their creations! Thank you Pat, this was an anwesome choice for a challenge theme!

Linking List

Pat... POSTED!
Here, There And Everywhere 2nd Edition

Carly... POSTED!
Ellipsis...Suddenly Carly


Janet... POSTED!
Fond of Photography

Karen... POSTED!
Outpost Mavarin

Sara... POSTED!
Animated Seasons

Linda... POSTED!
Blah Blah Blog

Suzanne R... POSTED!
New Suzanne R's Life

Teena... POSTED!
It's all about me!

Steven... POSTED!
(sometimes) photoblog

Marie... POSTED!
Photographs And Memories Too (AOL)

Robin... POSTED!
R's Musings

Julie... POSTED!
Julie's Web Journal

Chris... POSTED!
It's all about me...I think!

Sassy... POSTED!
Sassy's EYE

John... POSTED!
Personal Effects

Brad G... POSTED!

Gattina POSTED! **Welcome New Member**
Keyhole Pictures

"Cinnamon Broom"
Berkeley, California
October 30, 2006


kmm said...

What a lovely thing. I have never seen these before. Plus nice photos. creative +++

DesLily said...

oh pretty Carly! I didn't know you were "crafty"!

The closest I came to something like that was to buy a small bag of clover (i think) smelling pine cones to put in a room for the neat smell...

Teena said...

You make it look so easy! I used to buy these all the time but haven't seen them in a while.

Linda (Lou) said...

Hey Carly! I bought a bag of cinnamon smelling pinecones for my house and put them in a bowl. NOT creative! Cinnamon broom with fall decoration? Very lovely!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

That's so pretty! I love the smell of cinnamon, too. I think it has antioxidant properties, or some other health benefit besides the ones you mentioned. I know John goes through a couple of boxes of ground cinnamon a year.

I'm not at all good with crafts, but maybe I'll go buy a bag of cinnamon-scenteed pinecones.

Suzanne R said...

Beautiful creation, and I can almost smell it in my mind. :-) I'm not sure where I would get the ingredients for something like that around here, but at least I could put some stick cinnamon and whole cloves in a saucepan of water and boil it for a few minutes. ;-) You are inspiring me!

MariesImages said...

oh my, very pretty, perfect of November!

Janet said...

oh, I love the smell of cinnamon and cloves, too! Yum!

r's musings said...

Hi Carly,
Lovely idea! I love the smell of cinnamon (and cloves), too!

Steven said...

I love the smell of cinnamon too. Neat arrangement of colors, perfect for the season!

Sassy said...

Love your cinnamon broom and also your last feline Friday--adorable! >"< Sassy

julie said...

Oh, wow! Instructions and everything. Oops. Did you say a glue gun? I've been banned from using that around the house, LOL!

Gattina said...

Beautiful arrangements ! One can see that you love to do it ! Thanks for your kind comment on my first entry !