Good Monday to all!
Did you have a nice week-end? Maybe get a bit of the snow that fell in the South? Here in NH the weather was beautiful with absolutely no snow. I think most New Englanders are enjoying the mild winter but we also know Old Man Winter could throw us a curve ball right up until April Fools Day! Oh how I hate it when that happens.
Two Sundays ago I cut some Forsythia from our backyard to bring in and force. On Valentine's day, last Tuesday, it finally started to blossom. Here it is almost a week later and their golden-yellow petals are still gracing my windowsill. I thought you might like a peek.
The board behind the flowers and canning jars is a piece of driftwood I found at the beach last summer. I love that it's so weathered and beat up with nails still attached. My husband also found a piece of driftwood which was slightly longer and thinner but I haven't figured out where that one will go yet. Over by the mason jars you'll also see a clear, almost beehive shaped container. That holds my dish detergent. The container was only a few dollars and I found it at Homegoods. So much more attractive than a plastic bottle, don't you think?
Last month I decided to put away my winter hand soaps and bring out the summer scents, given to me as a gift last year on my birthday. They're made by Just Naturals & Co and I love them both! The foaming soap is Summertime Breeze while the lotion is Ginger Lemongrass. Oh goodness they smell divine!
Mixed in amongst the Forsythia on my windowsill are a few sprigs from the double-flowering Cherry. Just yesterday I noticed tiny buds beginning to appear so I'm hopeful they too will grace my kitchen in the coming weeks. And if they do you know you'll be seeing them here ; )