Friday, January 10, 2014

My "Must Haves"

It's no secret by now that I have a love affair with apothecary jars!  They just come in so handy when you need a cute place to store things or want to show off a collection.  I have purchased most of mine at Home Goods over the years.  Kurt has gotten to the point that he knows if we're stopping, we will probably be coming home with a couple more that I couldn't resist! 
  Here I have used them to store all of my supplies.  It really helps to see what you have and because of that, I have found that I get inspired to create much more often!

 Oh and let me tell you, they are the BEST for parties.  They will make you look like a pro without much work at all.  I used them at my dear friends wedding shower and filled them with color coordinated candies.  The labels I designed and printed myself, but you could easily use pre-cut tags from the scrapbook section and hand label them....I adore beautiful handwriting!!
 For this little gathering I had to be quick, so truth be told, I ran to Wal-Mart and purchased all pre-made goodies.....powdered doughnuts, rice crispie squares, vanilla oreos and cupcakes from the bakery section.  The trick is to get them all in the same color scheme and VOILA...instant sweetness!!!
 You'll even find them looming in my bathroom filled with all the daily essentials...soap, cotton balls, Q-tips.  They can make inexpensive items look so much more chic, plus you always know when you are running out!

I'm sure I can find reasons to have more, like a friend had suggested to use them in the laundry room, or how about the pantry, or even some on my office desk with those everyday supplies.  And of course filled with Christmas decor.....I could go on and on!!
 What are some of your favorite ways to store items in your home?

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