Image from Etsy, SugarandFlour
Friends used to tease me for my love of wearing “Easter egg” colors — I was a sucker for a pastel, and I guess you could still say I am.
But rather than wearing a baby blue peasant blouse, this spring I’ll be enjoying the Easter pallet in my kitchen.
My home is a mishmash of what I like to jokingly call “grandma chic,” except for the chic part. I love our 1958 home, but it was literally my husband’s grandmother’s before it became our own. As we’ve grown into the home, we’re slowly but surely making it our own. Now as I dream of an updated kitchen, I also must say I love its homey charm, especially the butter-colored walls. I know they’re not hip and I’ll most likely paint over them, but they say “home” to me. Before our hopeful kitchen remodel of ’11, I’m going to embrace the grandmother feel this spring and summer. For this spring’s first batch of sugar cookies — I love the smell of sugar cookie dough floating through the house — I’m going to make it easier on myself by replacing the beater on my beloved (and well-used) KitchenAid mixer. Thanks to silicone, this new flexible blade will cut the job in half, as it continually scrapes the sides of the bowl.
Pink Beater Blade for KitchenAid, Amazon.com
And I just can’t resist the sweetness of the pink. It reminds me of the icing I’ll use to decorate my cookies. And my husband’s beloved grandmother, MomMom.