I've been on a mason jar buying binge recently. I bought several boxes full for the mason jar picnic (which you can see here) and when we were home and had everything cleaned up I realized that I should put all of these different size jars to good use. So I did! Not before buying some more that is.
One of the things that has been bothering me for quite awhile was our spice cupboard - it was a hot mess! I couldn't seem to figure out what kind of jars I wanted to store all the spices in. Since I needed quite a few jars, I felt that it was a big commitment and I could never decide if I wanted IKEA jars or dollar store jars or mason jars or something else. Well I looked at the counter crowded with mason jars and my decision was made.
I took everything down, wiped down the shelves, threw out old spices, recycled containers, filled containers, and wrote the name of the spices on the lids. I was a whirling dervish - and finished everything in about an hour.
And then I was in love. I made everyone admire the cupboard - several times - and I couldn't stop admiring its gorgeousness. Why didn't I do it years ago? I know lots of people have used mason jars to store their spices ... but not in my kitchen. Until now that is!
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