Now that I am finally kicking this cold, I hope to also feel more inspired. We're still in the middle of our ugly winter...the temperatures have been in the single digits for the last week... but I managed to leave town for the weekend to go somewhere even colder....Chicago!
I planned to take my camera and take lots of pretty pictures of my weekend trip, but I forgot to pack it!!!. I used my sister's camera and hopefully soon she will send me the pictures I took so I can share them with you all.
In the meantime, I used a Crate & Barrel gift card that I received to buy these:
These are the POP storage containers made by OXO Good Grips. I bought two of the big ones for my pantry, to hold flour and sugar. I love these! A 2 lb. bag of flour or sugar fits perfectly in this size container. I used to have canisters for flour and sugar on my counter, just like my mom and Grandma did, but I have very little counter space and discovered that storing flour and sugar in the pantry with all the other dry goods (like pasta, cereals, rice etc.) made more sense to me.
Wouldn't this be cool if this was your pantry?? I know I'd love mine to look this awesome....but alas....this is just a picture from the label. I do have a number of similar containers (most are Tupperware), for things like crackers and pasta and baking supplies. I really like these POP containers though!
And because I had a little extra $ on the card, I also bought this Herb Keeper. It opens from the top (as shown) and has a little tray and strainer inside that lifts up.
You pour water into the bottom and fresh herbs are placed upright into the tray, which is then lowered into the water, so your herbs stay hydrated and fresh longer. This Herb Keeper also fits perfectly in a refrigerator door space. Isn't it lovely?? I plan to grow fresh herbs this summer, and this will certainly help keep them fresher longer.
I love great kitchen gadgets!
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