Sometimes it’s the little things in life that give me the most joy. You know…a good book in the hammock, ice cream on a hot and sticky day, hanging out with Colby on a lake, or upgrading to glass vinegar bottles. Yes…I have dedicated an entire blog post on how I upgraded our bulky, plastic vinegar bottles to labeled, glass bottles. It all started a couple nights ago when I came across these cute glass bottles at the craft store for only $3 each.
And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them the moment I laid eyes on them. Kind of the same feeling that I had when I met Colby (sorry mom!). So here’s what our old vinegar situation looked like.
We like to buy our vinegar in bulk. Mostly because we can buy the larger, gallon size of vinegar for only a dollar more than the smaller bottle. A dollar! AND it’s about 10 times the size! It’s a no brainah! And we go through a decent amount of vinegar every year, especially during canning season, so it makes sense for us to buy the larger bottles. However, the jugs are bulky and simply not cute. AND I have to store the bottles in the depths of the kitchen cabinetry in a not-so-easy-to-get-to-location. I wanted something more convenient and cute. You see where I’m going with this? So I carefully poured the vinegar into the new glass bottles:
Aren’t the tops of these bottles really cool?! They remind me of a wine bottle top or something antique-ie.
Even though I could easily decipher the contents of the glass bottles, I still felt the need to label the bottles. Especially because I had alot of Martha Stewart chalkboard labels from Staples that I used to chalkboard label mason jars in our office space.
So I quickly labeled the bottles and placed them on the lazy susan that hangs out on our kitchen counter and holds various other liquids and cooking supplies including salt, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic.
Please ignore my poor chalk writing skills. I have great handwriting under normal circumstances but give me a piece of chalk and it’s like I’m a two year old just figuring out crayons. I never would have made it as an elementary school teacher in the 50s. My chalkboard writing skills are definitely not up to par.
So now both the white vinegar and the apple cider vinegar are within reach during cooking sessions and more importantly, they’re stored in a cute way.
And have I ever mentioned that Colby built that lazy susan?! He sure did! He’s handy like that. It’s why I keep him around. That and he looks sooooo cute in his Carharts and tool belt. Swoon! Again…sorry mom.
And I must confess how good it feels to take a vinegar bottle break in all the DIY chaos that is going on so slowly in the background (painting…mudding…sanding…it never ends). I kind of miss doing the small projects that make a big impact. Like in the early spring, pre-gutting out our bedrooms, where the majority of our projects were small, impactful ones like adding art to the walls or making curtains. Awww…those were the days. Here’s to a major project reprieve next summer!
Pssst…Happy almost weekend everyone! What are your plans for the weekend? Any DIY projects? Or are you just going to chill out at the lake with your favorite cocktail…or beer?