How wonderful it is to be married to my best friend! Jed knows me so well that when he spotted the stool pictured below on the side of the road, he made a special detour on his way home from the grocery store to bring it home for me.

He hid it under the table and surprised me with it later that same evening. I gravitate to all things industrial and have a particularly soft spot for stools, so naturally it was love at first sight. I recently decided to give it a facelift by sanding down the wooden seat and giving it a fresh coat of white paint. My stool fits in seamlessly with our recently renovated kitchen (more to come on that subject in future blogs) and gives me a spot to scoot up to the island, unwind with Jed, and contemplate our menus and meals.