a special surprise in the mail

by jacin on November 19, 2010

today i came home from work to find that i had missed a package while i was traveling this week.  turns out my cousin, who lives in honolulu, send me a wedding gift.  a homemade wedding gift!

i opened the package to find this:

and opened further to find this:

conveniently placed next to my sea urchin salt & pepper shakers

a handmade cutting board made with salvaged Jatoba wood from hawaii.  the fact that he made this for us makes it so special.

and look - it even sits on 2 legs to make it raised while you’re cutting.

thank you so much micah!!

(while you’re at it, check out his etsy page - could make a great christmas present!)

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristina November 19, 2010 at 8:43 PM

brilliant - how lucky!


Sara November 19, 2010 at 10:21 PM



Brittany November 20, 2010 at 1:47 AM

That really is beautiful! Great job!! :))


Young and Fabulous November 20, 2010 at 9:03 AM

thats awesome! happy cooking!! :)

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Krystal November 20, 2010 at 9:03 AM

ooo that is classy looking:)


Frugalista November 20, 2010 at 12:42 PM

what a cool gift. it's so pretty i wouldn't want to cut anything up on it.


Jessica November 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM

I'm so jealous! I lived in Hawaii for four years and LOVE it there, that combined with the fact I need a new cutting board makes me hate you! haha


Victoria *Carolinachic83* November 21, 2010 at 3:09 PM

It's almost to beautiful to even use as intended! ;)


Nicole November 22, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Wow, that's beautiful! He did great work!


Tara of CT Yankees in SC and Traveler's Tales November 22, 2010 at 12:49 PM

beautiful! I would be afraid to use it, haha


Dancy November 23, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Sustainable + handmade = awesome. Seriously Jacin, your lucky to have a family so talented (mom, bro, cousin, etc).

I'd be afraid to use it too. LOL


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