Making Scents of a South Texas fall…

If there is one thing I could obsessively collect (aside from books) it would be scents.  I’d bottle up all those amazing scents that have the power to transport me across time and place and I’d sniff them as needed.

You know the scents I’m talking about, right?  The ones that make you think of summer afternoons baking apple pie in Grandma’s kitchen.  Or the scent of lemony chlorine that reminds you of your elementary school hallway.  One sniff and you’re suddenly 8 years old again with knobby knees and Lisa Frank stickers decorating your binder.

It’s amazing how the brain works.  Smells enter the nose and pass along the cranial nerve through the olfactory bulb where the brain then processes the smell.  The olfactory bulb is part of the limbic system, which is closely associated with memory and feelings.

Pop on over to Corpus Christi Moms Blog to continue reading and to get a great recipe for homemade autumn play dough.

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