Thursday, January 13, 2011

DIY: Magnetic Spice Rack


In welcoming the new year, I thought I would do some posts about house hold organizing! Coming from Brooklyn to Austin 3 years ago made me think my little house is this huge house, but in actually It's still a small space. I really need to be thinking more about space saving organizational ideas and for me the kitchen is the best place to start.
While I was looking through Lotta Jansdotters new life style book called handmade living, I spied a really great idea. I have about a million little baggies of spices pouring out of every angle of my kitchen, plus a full spice rack above my stove. On Lotta's fridge she has all her spices arranged in little magnetic containers. So I decided to recreate this a DIY project of course. I went online and ordered about 15 clear top containers 4oz. each, hot glued some ceramic heavy duty magnets on the back and voila! I was going to label the front but I really wanted to keep the clean simple design so I took a thin sharpie paint marker and just wrote on
the back instead.

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Letter to my good friend Coffee.



I have gathered you all here today to tell you that I think we can't be best friends any more. You hurt my stomach daily and I try to ignore it but I just can't any more. The messed up thing is that I feel very dependent on our relationship mainly because if I don't drink you I get a head ache. This so so upsetting because of all the time I have invested in our relationship, I really don't want to kick you out of my life completely but I think we need a break. I still love even thought your too acidic for me. xoxo, LKA

any advice?