For Christmas Mike got me a very nice necklace from the Iowa Artisans Gallery in downtown Iowa City. It was “chunky” with light pink stones. The ever-so-practical girl in me, however, had a really hard time accepting it. Mike, being the understanding and ever-dutiful husband he is, went downtown to return it but came back with store-credit instead. Yesterday he took me back to the store so I could pick something out. This little doggy clock from Boss Brown Clocks made out of found kitchen items is what I decided on. It’s perfect in our kitchen and I love the whimsical look of it. I’ve been trying to “phase out” all of the chicken stuff in my kitchen and here’s the perfect start!

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