Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I Am In Love With Mason!

....Mason jars that is ;-) I have always had a thing for drinking out of them and stuffing flowers in them when I was so poor I could not afford a vase. I would have to say that out of everything to decorate with Mason Jars are hands down my very favorite. I love the country feel they give to a dinner table.

It dawned on me a few months back that I really should replace all my cups with Mason Jars because not only are the cheap to replace, but you can actually mix a drink in them! I love the take a bunch of ice and coffee and then shake it all up to make the most chilled iced coffee around! So, this week I did it...I replaced all our cups with jars.

I bought three different sizes. Are they not awesome? Seriously, the best $30 I have spent in a long time (that bought me 36 glasses BTW)

I took the smaller jar (8 ounces) and made refrigerator oatmeal in them for the week (1/4 cup slow cooked oats, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 cup milk, 1 1/2 tsp chia seed, 1 tsp pure maple syrup, and blue berries shaken together in a half pint mason jar and stored overnight to be kept up to four days) and had my V-8 on ice in the pint jar. Breakfast never looked so good!

I then found this adorable placement at the Walmart clearance rack for a $1 and had to have it for a center piece! I then found the flowers on clearance too. I headed over to the paint section and picked up red, blue and sunny yellow spray paint. I simply spray pained the jars and popped the flowers in them. Of course, I love me some smurfs and the smurfs are the same exact color of my breakfast nook so they had to be part of the center piece too :-) This whole thing cost me less than $15 and so easy and so US!!!!!!

I have big plans for more jars! This is just the beginning. There shall be candle holders, clear canisters, and holiday goodness in them soon enough.

So, do you love Mason too?

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