This is the story of a working mom who has decided to follow her bliss. New to the world of DIY and learning as I go, lover of fashion, home decor, bargain shopping, and reading. Trying to bring our recently purchased 1996 split level into 2013, on a tiny budget, and sharing the journey. Join me as I follow my heart's desires and try to balance house projects, motherhood, a second marriage, a dog, a career, and the occasional rant about anything in between. Welcome to my world!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Glass Problem Solved!
Hey hey hey! Happy Monday, right? Not so much since it is 12 degrees here t his morning and I have to get my butt out of bed! I wanted to show you a small little thing I did in my kitchen today. We have a big problem around here, with 5 family members. Too many dirty glasses! The goal is to use the same glass all day, but that did not seem to be working. Everyone would get their glasses confused and there were way too many glasses ending up in the dishwasher. I did not k now what to do about this problem, until one day, through the magic of pinterest, I found a solution! Here it is:
Each family has a coaster to place their glass for the day!
Shazam! I love this idea! Why didn't I think of it??? Isn't the one from Bee In Our Bonnet adorbs? Mine is nowhere near as sophisticated as that, but just as effective- small saucers that I purchased for $3 at Target. That is $3 for the whole set, on clearance. Here they are.
These are perfect for what I need them for. First of all, they are each different, so I designated a saucer for each family member (not including our 5 year old, his cups are easy to keep separate), second, these are plastic, so they won't get broken. And I think they are cute! When we have company, I can just put them away! So I have them out for every day, and if we entertain, I put them away. Easy peasy!
Here is a view of them in the background just to give you an idea of where they are. The wall back splash behind them looks totally transformed now, can't wait for the big reveal! And the island got a little tweak yesterday too. I'll show you soon.
I know many of you have this same problem, right? Well, here is your answer! You can make something like the one I found on pinterest, or just go the simple and easy route and get some cheap little saucers that will do the trick!