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Keeping order

Kids' collections

My kids are forever keeping little stashes of things that they collect that Mom Must Not Throw Away. Under any circumstances. This makes it rather hard to keep any order in my house, and honestly, order is not a forte of mine, diligently as I try.

Luckily for me, I requested — and got — a label maker for Christmas several years ago. My Mother-in-law laughed and laughed at me (in a nice way), but this has been one of my all-time favorite possessions. Sick, I know.

The jars are the same spice jars I used for my snow globe adventure. If you’ve got a Cost Plus near you, they’re only 99 cents each (I couldn’t find these jars in their online marketplace…). Not too terribly spendy.

{Update: as I was taking this picture, I was laughing because Little T kept wanting to play with the bottles. There was no way to keep that little hand out of the frame. I knew that I had seen a similar shot recently, but couldn’t remember where. Well… I finally remembered! Over here on Outi’s blog! Do go take a look, I’ve become a loyal fan of hers. Her style is classically Scandinavian. Lovely.}