The story behind my spices!
My birthday is in May! As part of my celebration I went to breakfast with a few of my friends at a restaurant in a neighboring town called the Iron Roost. Afterwards I wanted to go to a little shop in town called C’est La Vie that had caught my eye on a recent drive by. The oddity in this story is that, I was supposed to go shopping with my friend Joan, but in the end she had to run to an appointment, so my friend Micha decided to join me for a quick shop. If she hadn’t I might not have gone into the store because it had started to rain & most likely I would have bailed on myself and would have considered stopping at another time. As we were walking from the restaurant to the store my phone rang, but I didn’t want to answer it because it was a work call and we were on a busy street. Once we got into C’est La Vie & pulled down our umbrellas, I decided to check my phone. At that very moment a text popped up & it was from my BFF who lives in Canada. It read ‘You should be arriving in C’est La Vie just about now. Happy Birthday there is a surprise waiting for you.’ I shrieked and in response to my ‘Oh My goodness Patti says there’s a surprise waiting for me’ statement that wasn’t very quiet, the shop owner lifted her head and said ‘you must be Jodie, Happy Birthday’ and handed me a gift certificate. My BFF had called me earlier to ask what I was doing & decided to surprise me & surprise me she did!
What did I buy?
Several items including this metal rack of sorts. I loved it, but wasn’t certain what I was going to do with it. I brought it home and set it in the garage where my husband frequently asked; ‘what exactly are we doing with this?” I ignored him until I came up with a plan :)!
I purchased rust-oleum hammered finish, black paint. Spread out some newspapers and gave it the finish I really wanted it to have.
I then went down to Lowe’s, purchase my three favorite summer spices to grow; oregano, sweet basil and parsley and planted them in three terra-cotta planters and voila, my purchase finally made sense. Now I am not only enjoying my savory fresh spices, I’m enjoying the amazing gift from my friend and how everything aligned that morning.