Well, the weekend is here, my friends! Thank goodness, right?? 🙂
So I’ve been excited to show you all a home decorating idea I came up with all by myself!! (Yes, I’m a little proud. What can I say, creative ideas don’t come to me very often). Ha, ha.
For my bridal shower, my mom had asked guests to bring a recipe card with one of their favorite recipes. It was a great idea because it’s not only a special keepsake from family and friends, but it’s also an amazing way to start off married life with a collection of tried and true recipes.
As I was browsing the recipes the other day, I came across a special recipe card. It was a recipe for Drop Cookies, and it was from my Memere. I held it for a moment, closed my eyes and imagined myself back in her kitchen with the smells of those cookies baking in the oven. And I realized this wasn’t just a recipe card. It was a memory. A memory I wanted to be reminded of every single day.
And so I decided to not put that recipe back in its recipe box… And instead, I found a frame on clearance at Pier One and hung up that recipe card, along with a recipe from my mom and a recipe from Nate’s grandmother.
It was the easiest project ever, because all it required was a couple of frames and these special recipe cards. But it’s amazing how proud I am of the end result. I think it’s because I see it and realize that future children will see that on a daily basis and be reminded of some very incredible women.
In addition to my hanging up the frames on a once-empty wall, Nate was able to hang up two of the light fixtures!!!
So we now have a new light hanging over the kitchen island…
… and a new light in our dining room!! (The light in our dining room is a bit nice for our kitchen table though, so I need to invest in a cute table-cloth for now. And in the future, we’ll probably buy a kitchen table / chairs with darker wood).
Still lots to do, but we’re getting there! 🙂