|photo via MeMeBev|
One of my favorite kitchen items isn't a kitchen tool at all. On our first Valentine's Day as a married couple, my husband surprised me by disappearing early in the morning and placing a red Gerber daisy on the kitchen table to greet me when I woke up.
At the time, we didn't get much sunlight for the poor daisy and it got the nickname "Scraggles." At one point, we started to doubt that it was a daisy at all because the leaves looked more like a dandelion! Since then, we've moved and right above the sink is the perfect window for growing a daisy. Sigh. Wonderful.
I love watching it bloom, remembering the history that it represents, and enjoying a little bit of beauty as I peel vegetables or wash dishes. It makes me smile, our little Scraggles, and reminds me that perseverance brings its rewards.
Be it cooking or crafting, given time + effort (+ research won't hurt, either), you will experience success!