I was at the grocery store and bought a bag of oranges (Cuties) for my cutie (my son). As the youngest child at home, one of the many priveledges is me and his dad jump into action with most of his requests for food. And, as long as his request doesn’t include the verb, clean.
So a bag of Cutie oranges was a no-brainer!
Bag of Oranges
And, then a few days later I noticed the oranges were still in the unopened net bag with nary a teen in sight. And, the dogs don’t like anything with a rind around it.
So I stashed the oranges in a tiered tray and in caught a glance with the orange and green color contrast. So I fussed with the oranges and pried the stickers off each orange (can’t get the realtor out of the girl) and grabbed my camera.
Sidenote: I was with the photographer on a new listing and she stopped everything and peeled the stickers off the produce on the counter. As a realtor, I just hoped my clients weren’t married to the produce stickers. Turns out we all agreed, “Why didn’t we think of that?”
And, this is how a blog post titled, “If you give a mom an orange” begins.
In my haste to stash the bag of oranges into something neater than what looks like a fishing net, I discovered the decorative properties of fruit.
Collective eye roll from many of my family members and friends after that last sentence.
A few of the cuties looked wrinkled so I tucked those inside the fresh garland in the kitchen window. And, you thought garland only disguised dust.
I could tuck the contents of my junk drawer under the Christmas tree skirt with a few moments notice.
So in the days leading up to Christmas and New Years, don’t discard the fruit; disguise it! Merry Christmas!
How do you work your fruit into your kitchen counters?