Stonewall Kitchen

Whenever I'm in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I always stop by Stonewall Kitchen to stock up on sauces and dips, and my favorite, the Barefoot Contessa butterscotch caramel - it's simply to die(t) for. Great when heated and drizzled over vanilla ice cream on homemade apple pie. Aside from delicious specialty foods, Stonewall Kitchen also carries everything for the home and garden, too. Check out their website, there's so much to browse through. Best part, you can order the yummy butterscotch caramel online, which I'm thinking can be quite dangerous. I don't know why, but I never thought to order it online until today. Duh.

I have these jars (top right) and use mine to store ribbon, buttons, and mini toys that I collect from candy machines and all the chocolate eggs, Kinder Ueberaschung, that I buy (just for the toy inside) when in Germany.

Numbers are always in style, but I'm seeing lots of them popping up again on bowls, cups, wine glasses, pillows, and especially in mixed media art.

I love all of the Stonewall Kitchen garden supplies too. I recently planted a mini flower bed near my front door using flowers and plants from the nearby garden shop and seed packets that my husband so sweetly gave me with hopes that it would encourage me to garden again. His hopes turned into a reality because I planted everything last month and now that the seeds have sprouted, I'm constantly peeking in on them to see what happened from the last time I checked (ten minutes before that). In addition to a flower bed, I planted some pots in various sizes and colors, and a kitchen window box, too. It's so rewarding to have a few little plants or flowers to call your own. If you haven't planted lately, please do.

If you live in the city, there are plenty of options to grow things indoors, and if you have a patio or balcony, you can plant there too. No excuses, okay? :) And with all these pretty things from Stonewall Kitchen, you can even cultivate little egglings beneath a glass dome on your coffee table. Easy! This Pedestal Green House is on sale for under $20 - pretty, affordable, and simple. If you have a black thumb, plant succulents indoors. They are nearly impossible to kill, and you can plant them in almost anything, even inside of a shell.

(images from stonewall kitchen)