There’s little you can do to give me a bad gift because I love just about everything. Yes - a spatula, handmade frame and even macaroni art are all great gifts in my book. So let’s break down some cool items I received recently that is going to make cooking, baking, eating and working on my blog so much more fun.
First, my Bamboo Capture. This is something I’ve had on my list for a while and though I could’ve purchased it for myself, it’s one of those items that are best gained as a gift, so thank you friend for providing me with a present I can use to create my own personal artwork for my blog!
Oh bento, you are too cute! My sisters and I must think alike because I love bento boxes and even have a pin board dedicated to it, and while they didn’t know this, they purchased a few cute bento items just for me. Sisterly intuition.
The hubby did a great job this year too. He knows me all too well and got me my second food photography book. I’ve been thumbing through the pages between homework and have enjoyed it so much. Maybe I’ll learn some new tricks to make my photos pretty.
Of course, with a little birthday cash from the hubby too, I headed out for a little shopping. Because I like to be thrifty and stretch my money as far as it can possibly go, I stopped off at a store I knew would have a few items I might like. And sure enough, I found this baking book from Sur La Table that was originally $40 and I got it for a steal at $5! You know it’s a good one too when it’s part of the Gourmet Cookbook Club Selection. That goes to show you that a little hunting and not buying during the release year can earn you a wonderful addition to your cookbook collection.
There were many other gifts as well that I’ve yet to photograph, but I hope to capture fun photos when I finally get to use them. (Ninja cookie cutters and funky chopsticks – you definitely have not been forgotten.)