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Spring cleaning has come and gone. Our apartment is finally feeling homey and clean, although I think I'll always have things to rearrange. I'm also still working on downsizing little by little after that minimalism challenge I did in April.
That being said, after I do a good clean-out I often find myself admiring lovely little things that fit the fresher feel of the place. That's admittedly not the most minimalist tendency, but I don't actually buy things nearly as often as I browse.
The main space I've been browsing for items for lately is the kitchen. I'm loving the citrus-y soap from Bath and Body Works that I have on the sink at the moment. With the light, floral, sunny feel of May and impending summer, I've been compiling a cute batch of summery kitchen items that I like - the "must-haves," if you will. Here's my wish list of Summer Kitchen Essentials!
1. Citrus Juicer
Manual Citrus Juicer
It would be so nice to sit on the front porch with a glass of super fresh lemonade this summer. Swooning!
2. Kitchen Lemon Hand Soap
Bath and Body Works Kitchen Lemon Gift Set
Speaking of lemon, I'd love to add more citrus-y soap to the edge of my sink like I mentioned earlier!
3. Dinner Napkins
As a way to go greener, we switched from using paper towels to kitchen napkins this year. These would be a lovely addition to our collection!
4. Honey Sticks
Sweet fresh lemonade during the day and delicious warm tea with honey in the evenings. Yes please.
5. Utility Cart
3 Tier Wood Metal All Purpose Utility Cart
My kitchen is honestly a bit small for this, but I would love to have a cart like this for coffee and tea fixings! It would look lovely topped with fresh flowers, too.
6. Spatula Set
Spring Shef Spatula, Pastry Brush, and Whisk
I love the color of this set! And I'm a sucker for wooden kitchen items? Plus I'm enamored with the idea of baking pastries this summer.
7. Honeycomb Canister
Creative Co-op Ceramic Canister
I'm honestly a bit obsessed with honeycomb print, especially on ceramics. And that yellow just feels so summery!
8. Breakfast Table
Greenco Bamboo Foldable Breakfast Table
I think I'll use this nifty breakfast table to eat all those pastries I mentioned while I lay in bed. Plus, I could use a laptop desk to do some work from bed!
9. Drip Coffee Maker
Diguo Glass Coffee Maker
Of course, breakfast is never complete without a good cup of coffee. I'm interested in these glass drip coffee makers, especially with the pretty wood and leather details.
Now I'm even more excited for keeping the kitchen tidy and making it feel like summer!
What are your essential kitchen items? Have any summery suggestions?
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I'm a twenty-something trying to figure out this adult thing and using my spare time to run an art shop on Etsy and write a blog about life, art, education, and travel.