Keeping Some Order in the Kitchen and a Blog I Love

Hiiii everyone.  It’s Wednesday.  AKA hump-day.  Actually it’s Wednesday night so I think hump-day is over but I work almost 7 days a week so I’m not even sure if I get a hump-day.  Whatever, that is neither here nor there.  Definitely not the point of this post.  The point of this post is to show you something amazing that I found on Pinterest.  

I told you about Pinterest in my last post…I’m mildly obsessed with it…okay totally obsessed with it, but it’s okay, I’m admitting I have a problem… that’s the first step to recovery…although I have no intention of recovering because Pinterest allows me to find things like THIS.  Yes, I know…amazing, breathtaking, beautiful, simple organization.

I was SO in love with the way these jars were labeled, I immediately went to Kristine’s blog to find out how to do it.  She gives a brilliant tutorial and includes free printables!!!  I was so in love with the style, I basically followed it to a T (is it “to a T” or “to a Tea”?? what does that even mean??).  I didn’t want to use her printables, though, because I wanted to use these labels on umm pretty much everything, so I made my own, following the simply beautiful theme of dictionary definitions.  (I also didn’t want to use hers because they are from photoshop (which sadly I don’t have) and the fonts are too and I would have an OCD coronary if 8 looked one way and the others looked different because the same fonts weren’t available…I know, I may have more than one problem)

Kitchen Labels

It took me about an hour and a half to make these bad boys but I’m so happy with what I ended up with.  I changed the numbers a bit so that they would be numerical (PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THEY ARE NOT and I missed something because if I print them out on that super expensive decal paper I ordered online just to find out I messed it up, I’m going to be peeved…yes, I’m OCD about really dumb stuff considering my apartment is kind of a mess right now).  Hope you guys like them!  Head over to her blog to see some other amazingly cool techniques and DIY things… she’s phenomenal!

If you want a word version of it that you can edit, just shoot me an email at and I’d be happy to send you one in word that you can edit.  For the fonts, I used “Baskerville-Semibold” and “Courier”.  <–this also bugs me because in law school we are taught that it goes like this {.”} not {“.} but oh well.  The descriptions of the items (i.e. Brown for the Sugar) were put into “small caps” and the numbers are a dark grey instead of solid black.  I think that’s it!  Comment if you have questions!

The Verdict:  Totally worth the time and effort.  I cannot wait for my decal paper to arrive and to move all of our stuff into a new world of organization (except for the minor detail that I have to go buy the jars… but that’s all for another day).  I will post again once it’s all done and show you how they look!  I can’t wait!  Now go check out Kristine’s blog, because she is amazing.

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