I cleaned my kitchen for you today.
Just for you, my friend.
I couldn’t help it. This brilliant sunlight was dancing across these old pine floors, streaming in from behind the shutters and I just got a brand new HD card for the camera and I wanted to see if it made a difference with the pictures of the kitchen and the sunlight….but of course….
….I had to clean it up first.
I do not in any way want to destroy the illusion that it always looks like this. 🙂
And after I did the dishes and swept the floor and fluffed the pillows, I went looking for a candle.
The better to smell up the pictures for you.
Can we agree? A candle always makes everything better.
The kitchen was wearing its new spring attire and needed the perfect spring candle to coordinate with it. So I went to the candle stash, rummaged around and emerged with the only candle I could find in the entire house.
I plopped it down on the counter and lit the candle.
Then got the camera ready and took a deep whiff….
….as the smell of “Pumpkin Butter” filled the air.
Pumpkins? Right? Perfect for spring.
In the middle of all my kitchen spring fluffing and pumpkin-smelling picture taking, I came across a fun project my sister made for me that I thought would be a great idea for Mother’s Day.
It’s easy and simple and perfect for a last minute gift.
Hand-stamped dish towels.
But these aren’t just any stamped towels.
To make them extra special, these towels are stamped with geographic coordinates of a specific location.
It could be the location of your family home. Or a place that holds special meaning for your family. Or one set of coordinates could be your house and the other one could be your mother’s home.
You can purchase flour-sack towels like these at any big box store.
They come in sets of 10 for $9.99.
Find the geographic coordinates by putting in your location here then stamp it onto the towel with over-sized stamps from the craft store.
Then wrap it up and tuck it in with another little gift.
I’ve heard pumpkins are big this year. 🙂
Happy day friend!
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