Good morning! I hope you had a nice weekend and a lovely Easter, if you celebrated! I spent the weekend visiting with family, attending a concert and celebrating Easter with family friends. Oh, and I baked a pie, too! The first (but absolutely not the last) of the season. Overall, it was a busy weekend, yet oddly relaxing and cathartic.
I learned through researching Iowa for this week’s Kitchen Road Trip that Iowans like to quote the movie ‘Field of Dreams‘ by saying, “Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa.” And I can see why. This Midwest state seems to be chock-full of all things lush and green. Perhaps that’s because Iowa is the nation’s largest producer of corn and ethanol — a fitting fact in light og Earth Day tomorrow. Though I have yet to visit the Hawkeye State, I’m certain a road trip through Iowa would be quite heavenly indeed. // susannah
Click below to see the Iowa gift guide!
1. Amana Corn Cob Syrup* ($3.99) // 2. Color Composition Print by Moglea* ($32) // 3. Barn Dance Candle* ($22) // 4. Flower Spice Tins by Sistudio Design* ($17 for six) // 5. ‘Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life’ by Julia Rothman ($16.95) // 6. River Pilot Vodka* ($25) // 7. Cones Notecard by Little Alexander* ($3) // 8. Herbs in the Garden Print by Lisa Orgler* ($15.50) // 9. Bonjour Hand-bound Notebook by Peels and Posies* ($20) // 10. Floral Ceramic Bowl by Ericka Michelle Creative*
*Made or designed in Iowa
(Photo // Carl Wycoff)