Leah Behr: It's Beginning To Smell A Lot Like Christmas + Cyber Sales

It's Beginning To Smell A Lot Like Christmas + Cyber Sales

Thanksgiving is over, and I'm finally allowed to deck the halls - per our family rule to not even think about Christmas until Turkey Day has passed. Does anyone else follow that rule? Sure, I've broken it a few times, as I do every year, and may have listened to a Christmas song or two. But now, it's all Christmas all the time for the next 25 days. #sorrynotsorry

We rung in the official kick off of the Christmas season by spending Saturday evening at The Broadmoor's lighting ceremony, then picked out the perfect Christmas tree on Sunday morning. We spent the rest of the day unpacking our Christmas boxes, and blasting our home full of Christmas music and cheer. To top it off, I put a pot of fragrant stovetop potpourri on.

This concoction is filled with all the best scents of the season: cranberries, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and pine branches, for good measure. You would not believe how amazing this smells! I can easily see this becoming a yearly tradition, to christen the home for Christmas spirit. If you have a party to host in the coming season, I highly recommend throwing this on first thing in the morning, and letting the fragrance fill your home all day as it simmers. Your guests will be in for a treat!
I got all these ingredient with a little help from King Soopers, and their Live Naturally line. They just released a new campaign where you can get a free goodie here. I picked up this Castor & Pollux bone for Kygo, completely free of charge! Let's just say, he had something to be thankful for this holiday.

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri 
Recipe Adapted From Half Baked Harvest

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3 tangerines, halved
  • 3 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise 
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean + 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 small branch fresh pine
  • 1 cup pomegranate 
  • water

Combine all ingredients in pot, filling 3/4 of the pot with water. Bring to boil, then turn down heat and allow to simmer for at least 4 hours. Continue to add water to the pot, as the liquid evaporates. You can let the pot cool down overnight, and reheat and simmer the next day, for a full weekend of Christmas goodness!

By the way, get $15 off your purchase of $50, plus free shipping, at King Soopers with the code SOOPER15.

If you still have items to check off on your Christmas list, be sure to check out the list of Cyber Monday sales below. I COMPLETELY finished my shopping this weekend, but see a few things I may have to get for myself on these sales below. Tis the season!

Anthropologie // Cyber Monday 25% OFF Sale + Free Shipping

ASOS // Cyber Monday U.S. 30% off everything

Azalea 25% off sitewide excluding jewelry 

Banana Republic // 40% off everything

BaubleBar // 35% off site wide

Carbon38 // 20% off everything (one of my favorite places for athletic gear!)
Chicwish // 15-60% off site wide (codes vary) 

DL1961 // Cyber Monday 40% off sitewide

Dolce Vita // Cyber Monday save an extra 20% off sale items

Forever 21 // 21% off your next purchase + free shipping

Gap // 40% off everything

L Mae Boutique // 50% off site wide 

Kate Spade // 30% off everything in stores and on site

Kenneth Cole // Cyber Monday 40% off sitewide

Macy's // Buy 1 Get 1 Free Boots!

Madewell //Cyber Monday 25% off everything

Nasty Gal // Cyber Monday shop up to 50% off for  right now

Nordstrom // Cyber Monday Savings of up to 50% off select top brands

Old Navy // 40% off everything

Patterns and Pops // 25% sitewide 

Rag and Bone // Cyber Monday take an extra 25% off sale items

Rebecca Minkoff // Cyber Monday All Orders Get 25% Off + Essie Nail Polish + Free Shipping

Reef // Cyber Monday 30% off + Free Shipping

Revolve // Cyber Monday up to 80% off + 20% off all sale (11.29), 50% off final sale items (12.1)

Sole Society // 30% off everything

The Stylist LA // 20% off 
Code: CYBER20

Tobi // Cyber Monday save up to 80% on your favorite designers

Tory Burch // 30% off your purchase of $250
Code: Thanks

True Religion // Cyber Monday up to 40% in savings + free shipping

Urban Outfitters // Cyber Monday  $15 off $75 or $50 off $150, Urban On Members receive early access on 11.29 at 10AM – 7PM EST.

Victoria Secret // Cyber Monday free tote with $65 purchase excludes clearance online only

Vince // Cyber Monday 25% off

Wilsons Leather // Cyber Monday  70% off cyber deals + 50% off entire site, free shipping over $50 


  1. I can only imagine how delicious your house smelled after that assortment was being made!! I need to try that for sure! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. So many great sales!! And I'll have to try this - I can imagine how great it smells!


  3. Yay!! Love this post! xo

  4. Your potpourri recipe looks amazing! I've only ever bought it pre-made in stores but I bet that it smells even more heavenly when it's homemade!


  5. Wow I can't wait to make that potpourri recipe Leah and thanks for the heads up on the sales!!!


  6. So many great sales! Sounds like you all had a great weekend. I usually don't, but my tree went up before Thanksgiving this year.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. We just put out tree up last night, but mostly because we'll be away soon and won't have time otherwise. Love the smells of Christmas. Have a great week.
    Frenchie Christmas

  8. I love that potpourri - it reminds me of when I was little and my mom would always make this. Happy Cyber Shopping!

    Daily Style Finds

  9. Amazing, I'm going to make this! My mom used to make stovetop potpourri and I LOVED it. Have a great week Leah!


  10. I love this idea for stovetop potpourri! A great way to add some humidity back into the dry air too. Thanks for sharing!

    Wishes & Reality

  11. It looks yummy! Gotta try it!




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