Have you experienced mason jar mania yet?!? It's officially come to the aJ household!
If you spend any time on Pinterest recently, you know every 4th pin is a mason jar repurpose, hack, tip, or craft. And they're all so precious I'd actually consider having them in my own house!
But, mason jar mania is NOT just a Pinterest phenomenon! I see them popping up everywhere, like... this New York Times article from about a year ago that digs into the history and collectible value in light of the trend... or this Fox News Magazine article from last August called simply "Do More with Mason Jars"... and you know it's a major deal when Country Living features mason jar crafts!
Bottom Line: Mason Jars are the newest Southern Classy trend!
So what do you think??? Are they really all that awesome? We did... we bought a set of 12 (12oz) mason jars from our local store and have had one in hand ever since! And now I've developed a lovely little product to go with my mason jars and I'm selling them so you can join in the fun, too >
Are you hot yet??? Here in deep East Texas, Summer has officially arrived with soaring temperatures and scorching sun! The swimming pool is set up in the backyard and we grilled for the first time last night. I love Summer!
So I thought it would be fun to say, "Hello, Summer!" with my very first Linky Party Link-Up! Read on for the links >
This project has been a long-time coming... since my kitchen canisters were invaded by weEVILs several months back, in fact. Note the spelling of their name...
Well, we got rid of the pesky pests and promptly purchased a new set of kitchen canisters. But we were on a budget and we chose a tight seal over a fancy finish and opted for simple clear plastic containers. I loved how they lined up so neatly on my shelf, but they needed a little pretty-ing up. Fast forward 3 months or so, and...
Shhhh... I'm back-dating this post a couple days because it should've been posted then... and I forgot!
Every year as soon as the sun starts to shine through our giant pine trees (sometime around mid February), my daughter thinks it's Summer... and wants to go swimming! If you ask what she wants to do today, her answer will 100% of the time be, "Go swimming." It's so hard for a 3-year-old to understand water temperature and warming time, ya know?!?
So this year, I changed my strategy! I found an outdoor water activity she could do *almost* year-round and it only cost me $5! Read on to see what I did >