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Lighting your fireplace

arewethereyetarewethereyet Member Posts: 18,854 Member Member Posts: 18,854 Member
Ok. So you thought it was a metaphor for eating breakfast or something, but it truly is about lighting a fireplace!!

Why in the world would anyone want to light a fire when it is 69 degrees out? I live in Florida and this amazes me every year.

I love the smell though, it reminds me of Christmas up in Tennessee. Snow on the ground, wood burning stoves sending plumes in the air. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

What is your favorite smell? One that evokes a memory so strong you can feel it?
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  • arewethereyetarewethereyet Member Posts: 18,854 Member Member Posts: 18,854 Member
    Ok. So you thought it was a metaphor for eating breakfast or something, but it truly is about lighting a fireplace!!

    Why in the world would anyone want to light a fire when it is 69 degrees out? I live in Florida and this amazes me every year.

    I love the smell though, it reminds me of Christmas up in Tennessee. Snow on the ground, wood burning stoves sending plumes in the air. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

    What is your favorite smell? One that evokes a memory so strong you can feel it?
  • sculleysculley Member Posts: 2,023 Member Member Posts: 2,023 Member
    Honestly I can't explain it but whenever I go back home and I get close to the south I go to get out of the vehicle or out of the airport for the first time and it's just a certain smell...it's HOME
  • rudyannrudyann Member Posts: 33 Member Posts: 33
    69 degrees! So cold, it's 82% out here in CALI
  • michlinglemichlingle Member Posts: 797 Member Member Posts: 797 Member
    I love the smell of vanilla extract, not the vanilla flavored lotions and candles out there. Yes there IS a difference....my mother used to use it in all sorts of things that were very yummy. Actually, my hand mixer smells like vanilla extract and so did my mother's. That's why I love it!
  • amycakes812amycakes812 Member Posts: 441 Member Posts: 441
    I think my sense of smell has the strongest ties with my memory. I LOVE Bath and Body Works Spiced Pumpkin shower gel. I used it 8 years ago during a 4 week stint in Ireland for school, and everytime fall gets here, I rush out to buy a bottle and am transported back to my favorite place on Earth.
  • bugmagntbugmagnt Member Posts: 150 Member Posts: 150
    Homemade baked goods from my grandma and mom.... actually, i got the baking bug from them, too, but there is just somthing about the smell of sweet bread/rolls or kolaches or something of the sort....
  • mizzymizmizzymiz Member Posts: 446 Member Member Posts: 446 Member
    I think my sense of smell has the strongest ties with my memory. I LOVE Bath and Body Works Spiced Pumpkin shower gel. I used it 8 years ago during a 4 week stint in Ireland for school, and everytime fall gets here, I rush out to buy a bottle and am transported back to my favorite place on Earth.

    I totally understand! When I was in Scotland for a year I loved the fresh smell of fresh cut grass and rain ... sometimes when it rains here I catch that smell and I remember my favorite place on earth! :heart:
  • j_g4everj_g4ever Member Posts: 1,925 Member Member Posts: 1,925 Member
    I love the smell of freash bread/rolls baking. yummy. It brings me back too. Or when I smell Lefsa. My mom makes it every year since I was a baby. When I go home and smell it I do my peace offering to get in the kitchen to get some. Now this year my mom taught me how to make it. Now my kids can have those memories. :bigsmile:

    Now what is up with fireplaces in florida. I don't understand this. :noway: I live in Minnesota so you know people have them on since its getting kinda cold. BUrrr. How cold is it in Florida?? Im sure everyone from minnesota would be wearing shorts. :laugh:
  • mommared53mommared53 Member Posts: 9,554 Member Member Posts: 9,554 Member
    Aqua Velva after shave. When I was a kid I loved the way my dad smelled right after he had shaved and put on Aqua Velva after shave. Everything was right with the world. :bigsmile:
  • j_g4everj_g4ever Member Posts: 1,925 Member Member Posts: 1,925 Member
    Aqua Velva after shave. When I was a kid I loved the way my dad smelled right after he had shaved and put on Aqua Velva after shave. Everything was right with the world. :bigsmile:

    Old Spice is what my dad used. He use to put some in hand pat his cheeks and then pat it on our cheeks :happy:
  • pettmybunnypettmybunny Member Posts: 2,011 Member Member Posts: 2,011 Member
    We have a real fireplace in our dining room (it used to be our living room before the addition went on). And we put in a gas fireplace in our new living room. There's something to be said about a real fire, but I really love the fact that I can just flip a switch and whoooosh the fire comes on. In 15 minutes the room is all toasty and warm. LOL The cat hears the fireplace turn on, and comes running. It's his new favorite place to lay, right in front of it.

    And, you don't have to chop wood up in the subzero temps!
  • mizzymizmizzymiz Member Posts: 446 Member Member Posts: 446 Member
    Aqua Velva after shave. When I was a kid I loved the way my dad smelled right after he had shaved and put on Aqua Velva after shave. Everything was right with the world. :bigsmile:

    Old Spice is what my dad used. He use to put some in hand pat his cheeks and then pat it on our cheeks :happy:

    Oh! My dad used to do that too! And take the blade out of his razor and let me 'shave'.... :smooched:
  • mommared53mommared53 Member Posts: 9,554 Member Member Posts: 9,554 Member
    Aqua Velva after shave. When I was a kid I loved the way my dad smelled right after he had shaved and put on Aqua Velva after shave. Everything was right with the world. :bigsmile:

    Old Spice is what my dad used. He use to put some in hand pat his cheeks and then pat it on our cheeks :happy:

    Oh! My dad used to do that too! And take the blade out of his razor and let me 'shave'.... :smooched:

    Ditto. My younger sis still has a scar on her face from when she tried to shave and the blade was sill in the razor. OOOPS!
  • mizzymizmizzymiz Member Posts: 446 Member Member Posts: 446 Member
    Aqua Velva after shave. When I was a kid I loved the way my dad smelled right after he had shaved and put on Aqua Velva after shave. Everything was right with the world. :bigsmile:

    Old Spice is what my dad used. He use to put some in hand pat his cheeks and then pat it on our cheeks :happy:

    Oh! My dad used to do that too! And take the blade out of his razor and let me 'shave'.... :smooched:

    Ditto. My younger sis still has a scar on her face from when she tried to shave and the blade was sill in the razor. OOOPS!

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Opps is right! Oh man, that's too funny! Well...not funny, but you know what I mean. :wink:
  • arewethereyetarewethereyet Member Posts: 18,854 Member Member Posts: 18,854 Member
    Oh I am so happy I posted this. Your memories are making me warm and fuzzy.

    :flowerforyou:
  • j_g4everj_g4ever Member Posts: 1,925 Member Member Posts: 1,925 Member
    Oh I am so happy I posted this. Your memories are making me warm and fuzzy.

    :flowerforyou:

    Im glad that you posted this. Im going to go let my dog outside into the cold weather and then smell the cold air but with that will come the smell of people burning their wood stove. :flowerforyou:
  • arewethereyetarewethereyet Member Posts: 18,854 Member Member Posts: 18,854 Member
    Oh I am so happy I posted this. Your memories are making me warm and fuzzy.

    :flowerforyou:

    Im glad that you posted this. Im going to go let my dog outside into the cold weather and then smell the cold air but with that will come the smell of people burning their wood stove. :flowerforyou:

    Awwwww I really love that smell! Have a good day J!
  • Losing_ItLosing_It Member Posts: 3,271 Member Member Posts: 3,271 Member
    I'm with ya, AWTY...I love to smell a wood burning fireplace. It takes me back to my grandparents when I was little. There was a fireplace in the bedroom we slept in and we would go to sleep watching the embers burn and listening to the popping and cracking. :smile: Thanks for the memories!
  • jamerz3294jamerz3294 Member Posts: 1,824 Member Member Posts: 1,824 Member
    Well, let's see, the smell of pine trees and Snickerdoodles means that it's Christmas.



    But I have a slightly different and warped story for ya, muyhahahaha....:devil: We used to have a Lab/Goldie mix, that was a champ at hunting! She, in particular, enjoyed hunting down the deer gut piles :sick: that we would hide about a half mile (or better) away from the house. Inevitably, she would find the pile, roll in it, and eat until her stomach was bulging! :noway: Then for the next week, she would stink to high heaven, and have the most grotesque farts in the world!:grumble: :cry:
  • kellchkellch Member Posts: 7,891 Member Member Posts: 7,891 Member
    69 degrees! So cold, it's 82% out here in CALI

    :angry:

    it's cold here :angry:
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