March 19, 2008

DIY: Smelling Bottles

I am so thrilled to have found these nifty mini salt and pepper shakers at my local Jo*Ann's.

They only measure a couple of inches tall. The lid at the
bottom can hold spices, herbs, or even a cotton ball soaked with scented oil. The best part, they are only $1 each. I was able to use my 40% off coupon that came in the paper and a M*chael's coupon as well. I paid full price for the rest of them but you can definitely just buy a couple at a time. ;-)

(I didn't realize that I didn't take a picture of the pepper shakers.)

Even at $1 a piece they're definitely cheaper than these. So run to the store and get yourselves a set.
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March 13, 2008

Room Under Construction

Dh and I have been working hard on our learning/craft/guest room. The room, as you can tell, has to serve many functions. All in a very small space. The rooms is only about 11x10.

The first thing we did was install an adjustable shelving system in the closet. That's were I'll store most of my crafting supplies, and any Montessori materials we're not using. Here you can see part of the closet shelving system

Next, and most important, is the shelves for the Montessori material. We decided to go with these bookcases from IKEA. The bottom 3 shelves will be for the Montessori materials and the top 3 I can use for picture frames, decorative boxes, etc. I plan on making it uncluttered as much as possible.

For the past few months this room had become a catch-all for all kinds of stuff.


dh taking apart some of the existing storage

We had to shove everything to one side of the room in order to get the bookshelves in there. I'll post more pics as we work on the room. I can almost see it. I think it will be real nice once it's done.