It all started about a year ago when I got this ridiculously awesome idea for homemade Christmas gifts. So I started saving glass jars after I used them. Jars from spaghetti sauce, jars from salsa, almond butter, jelly jars, etc. etc. etc. Well, at the time, I had a 6 month old around the time of Christmas I barely had the time to scrounge up some gift cards for my family much less spend time being crafty with their gifts. So I stuck those jars away in my cabinets in hopes of my idea to come to fruition this year.
Fast forward to about a month ago when I was out in the blogosphere bouncing from blog to blog. I found this post about mason jars. I suddenly remembered that I had started to collect glass jars about a year ago. I rummaged in my cabinets and pulled them out and started filling them with nuts and seeds and dried beans.
Now I can't stop.
I am obsessed with how wonderful they look in my pantry. All neat and organized and fun. Oh so fun! Big jars, little jars, round jars, square-ish jars, big at the top/small at the bottom jars...such a montage of glass wonder. It makes me so happy to see my jars in my pantry. Sometimes I just open up the doors to marvel at their beauty. I have even been known to open a jar of spaghetti sauce and, even before it is done, transfer it to a different container in the fridge just so I can clean out that jar and use it in my pantry.
It's an illness. I think I need a 12-step program.
BUT, just you wait till I reveal my homemade Christmas gift idea this year. It's a gem.
Night all. I'm off to rearrange my jars.