Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pretty AND Smart

The title for this post was inspired by something my husband and I have said a lot lately.  Our baby girl Charley is 7 weeks old and every time someone says how pretty she is we like to add, "and smart!".  It's just a little joke between us and I thought it lead great into today's post...

I love finding house hold items, especially kitchen items, that are both functional and beautiful.  Over the weekend I picked up this ceramic egg crate from Anthropologie.  I have been eyeing it for some time now but didn't know if I NEEDED it (since I don't host a cooking show out of my house or anything), until now.  Ever since Easter I have been making hard-boiled eggs (actually hard-cooked eggs and I follow this recipe).  I have been putting the hard-cooked eggs in a bowl as opposed to the carton so they don't get mixed up with the regular eggs.  Now we have a reason for a ceramic egg crate!  I have also been stocking up on fresh berries lately. When I was browsing T.J. Maxx I spotted a mini colander and I thought it would be perfect to make the berries easily accessible as a quick, healthy snack.

Both of these kitchen items are functional, but they are also beautiful enough to put on display.  I can picture them sitting on the brunch table making the food they hold look just as good as it tastes. 

So until the next brunch I host, you can find my colander and egg crate in my fridge being pretty AND smart.

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  1. LOVE your blog Miss Liz! I think prettt and smart describes thus blog too :)

  2. I just bought the same colander at T.J. Maxx in stainless steel. Now I'm wishing I got a fun color!