a brilliant idea

Every now and then, I actually have an idea that makes total sense to more than just me.  I had one of those the other day, so I thought I would share.

If your house is anything like ours, you have a ton of these hanging around.

ImageOf course we use them for canning (once in a blue moon that is), but they also are great for storing leftovers — no yucky plastic, hurray.  A while back, I discovered they also make the perfect drinking glass.  They’re just the right size and pretty tough.  Muf dropped one on the ceramic tile this morning and there was nary a crack.  You can also buy these cool screw on lids so your water is instantly portable.  Seriously, I love these things.

What I don’t love is not knowing which glass is mine.  You see, we have at least seven people in the house that drink water all day long — we live in the desert you know.  It’s bad enough having a bazillion cups on the counter all the time, but it’s even worse when no one knows which cups is theirs.  It’s not uncommon for one person to have multiple glasses on the counter because they have forgotten which cup is theirs.  Pretty soon we have a full dishwasher full of nothing but drinking glasses.  Here’s where my idea comes in. 

I found these great little hair elastics at Wal-mart for a couple of dollars.  I think it came in a pack of 36 (some huge number) in a variety of colors. 

ImageNow all we do when we need a new glass is slip on an elastic in our assigned color and we’re good to go.

ImageI’m sure you’re thinking after a week off that’s the best you can come up with?  And the answer is yes, trust me, this is big in our house.  Oh, and I did roast the butternut squash yesterday and it was DELICIOUS.  Unfortunately, I was so excited to eat it, I forgot to take a picture, so you’ll have to wait until we have it again to get the recipe.  Don’t fret though, we have a ton of them, so I’m sure you won’t have to wait long.

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2 thoughts on “a brilliant idea

  1. i’m totally with you. we have enough colors that guests can even have their own — a little white trash, perhaps, but totally worth not having a million cups on the counter.

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