Welcome to My Kitchen Sign

Isn't this a fun welcome to my kitchen sign?

Isn't this a fun welcome to my kitchen sign?

Welcome to My Kitchen Sign

I have terrible handwriting so I admire people who can beautifully write with chalk on signs. That's not what caught my eye about this sign, it was the hectic daily schedule it outlined.

Cooking for me is more of a fall and winter sport. Soups are a favorite, and cookies for our local bee club. This year I will be doing some experimenting incorporating honey into some recipes but when it comes to spring and summer...well, this sign better reflects my cooking routine.

It's not so bad. I have lost 40 lbs keeping to fresh salads and fruits, not eating after 6 p.m. and sticking to cooked chicken, salmon and turkey. I also try to button up my kitchen early in the evening so I am not tempted to eat later in the evening. All except for my hot cup of water with lemon.

Sometimes I skip the fresh lemon. Must be a Friday.

Charlotte

Spoon Rest Gift

This sweet spoon rest was a gift from a gardening friend because she said it reminded her of me.

This sweet spoon rest was a gift from a gardening friend because she said it reminded her of me.

Spoon Rest Gift

A gardening friend shared this little bag with something she said had my name on it. It's interesting to see how others see us so I opened the bag with a smile, I love surprises!

Inside was this charming spoon rest, purchased from a nearby family-style restaurant gift shop in case you like it as well.

Besides the thought, I could quickly see why she thought of me when she saw it.

Before you ask, this came from a neighborhood family style restaurant gift shop.

Before you ask, this came from a neighborhood family style restaurant gift shop.

The spoon rest is large. We had recently talked about wanting larger spoon rests for soup spoons so I suspected that conversation had inspired her to look at these often overlooked kitchen assistants.

The rest was easy. Honeybees, for my apiary Home Sweet Bees; ladybugs, the logo for Bluebird Gardens, and flowers, all hand-painted. 

Bees, ladybugs and flowers, my favorites. What luck to have them all together!

Bees, ladybugs and flowers, my favorites. What luck to have them all together!

Sometimes when I find something perfect like this for a gift I also can't wait to present it. Thank you, Emily, I love it!

Charlotte