Thursday, March 18, 2010

{Recycling} or Finally Finding A Use For Something That Is So Cute I Am Rendered Incapable Of Throwing It Away

I can't even begin to tell you how many of these Costco peanut butter pretzel-y things we go through, and something about the packaging makes my heart go pitter patter.

In other words, we've got a pantry full of them and up until now the only thing they're good for, aside from being incredibly handsome, are to hold big bags of peanuts. Or at least what's left of big bags of peanuts. But guess what I just discovered is the purrrrfect height to fit snugly inside? A big box of spaghetti, and thanks to a screw on lid it will still be safe and sound in the pantry even after I knock it on the ground while trying to find that half empty packet of taco seasoning that's somewhere on the top shelf under a tower of tuna cans. Indeed, it is discoveries like this that make life worth living.

P.S. Since we're talking about reusing, in the spirit of full disclosure to all who attended the shower last week, when I said my gift was dressed in leftover Christmas wrapping paper, I wasn't joking.

Polka dots are good year round. Which definitely includes baby season.


  1. What a good idea! I like it! And yes, I loved the wrapping paper and actually was surprised that it came from Christmas and I would've guessed all wrapping paper from that time would've been either red/green/baby blue and of snow man/snow flakes/Christmas trees/Santa/whatever.

    I got Ikee some of those diapers! Too cute! I have him running around in just his diaper (because I gave him some chocolate and knew he'd make a mess!) and I just love watching his little polka dotted bum running around the house and yard! Adorable!

  2. I was looking for peanut jars on your mantle until I read it was recycling wrapping paper!

  3. I would almost have another baby to get such a nicley wrapped from gift from you. Almost.... Okay who I am kidding, I wouldn't, but it sure is pretty to look at.

  4. I think you need to do a gift wrap tutorial. I've been using an idea you posted a long time ago with dollar store boxes and scrapbook paper. You know, the teacher becomes the student kind of thing....? SInce you have clearly surpassed my eighth grade skills.

  5. Number one, I love the jars. Very cute.

    Number two, nothing wrong with the pokadot paper:)

  6. Sorry, Polka dot. I need spell check;)

  7. David loves those pretzels, too -- thanks for giving me some great ideas for recycling.

  8. Polka dots are great for any occasion. Good choice on your part for the baby shower gift!

    The Blue Ridge Gal


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