Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Bit of Me(Me): Favorite Smells

Danielle of There's a Book, started this meme/feature weeks ago and I've been meaning to participate ever since. This week, I finally am!

The idea behind this is to get to know each other better personally. Each week, she poses a question that you answer on your own blog then link up on her blog with the Mr. Linky. This week's question:

What is your favorite smell and why? Does it bring back memories?

I have a gazillion favorite smells, so I'm trying to narrow down to just two here. First, I love the smell of the mountains. See how I picked one that includes a ton of smells? But mostly, the mountains smell like pine trees, then just trees in general, and wild plant life, and fresh clean air, and dirt (that spongy soft mountain kind) and sometimes rain. It's the best. We have a favorite camping spot we go to every year and when people ask me what I do when we go, I always answer, "sit and breathe." 

I also love the smell of baking. See how this also includes a ton of smells? Favorite baking smells that come to mind are chocolate chip cookies, bread (or rolls), anything cinnamon, banana bread, etc. Even our orthodontist's office catches the importance of this smell. They bake cookies all day long, which they give to patients (and their moms) as they leave... and so when you walk in you smell cookies and not that yucky doctor office smell. Somebody knew what they were doing!

Head on over to There's a Book if you want to play!


  1. Cookies at the orthodontist? Where was that when I was growing up?!

  2. YAY! I'm so glad you jumped in with this meme, I've been having a blast with it, especially this week has been great.

    I think that is the best idea I've ever heard of for a doctor's office! You are so lucky!! I wonder if I can talk my dentist into that...probably not, but it's worth a shot right?

    I love the smell of the mountains! It's just exactly what you mentioned, a place to "sit and breathe". There's something about going there that seems so clean and fresh. I love it!

    Great choices! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you'll jump in again!

  3. I was robbed by my ortho! There were no cookies.

    I love that many of us fondly remember camping. Wonder if there is a correlation between a love of reading and camping??

  4. There is a smell that is uniquely "mountain." It's the same kind of thing as a pumpkin pie which is an amalgam of a lot of different scents.

    Wouldn't dieting be much easier if baking didn't smell so good?!

  5. Oh yes the smell of the mountains - delightful! Couldn't agree more!

  6. I think I need to switch orthodontists! That is great.



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