my new cake stand arrived in the mail this week and it makes visits to the kitchen so much more appealing. it's a beauty, let me tell ya! something i've learned about myself is that when i buy a new candle for the coffee table, i clean the whole living room. if i buy a new pair of shoes, i clean out my entire closet. and the same goes for this cake stand- my kitchen counters got a good cleaning and i felt baking was necessary! so a box of muffin mix found its way into my grocery cart the very next day.