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Friday, March 14, 2014

Freshen Up Friday

Sometimes relieving the smallest frustration will allow you to do your normal tasks with ease and refresh your routines!  My aggravation was the paper inside the box of cornstarch!  Every time I needed a couple tablespoons from the box, I'd open the paper, and cornstarch would inevitably go everywhere!  Grrrr. Does anyone else hate that?

Then one day last week as I was making my coconut pie, I had the bright idea to pour the whole box into a jar with a label!


Why did I never think of this before?  It's so wonderful to simply lift the lid and scoop out what I need without getting

  1. A cornstarch bath 
  2. A white powdery shower 
  3. Snowfall on the floor
Now I'm a happier me.  Thank you, little jar!  If you don't have a jar like this, you could use a mason jar and tie a label around the neck using string and card stock.  It's wise to label it, because you could confuse it with powdered sugar, or at least I might!  It also helps so that others working in the kitchen with you (your children) will know what's what.

What brilliant idea have you implemented to remove a frustration in your daily tasks?

See you in the new and revived Boones Creek Bible Church on Sunday!  If you live elsewhere, I pray you'll find your spot in your local church so you can be taught, praise your God, and encourage others!

Be refreshed,


8 comments:

M said...

Good idea. I agree that paper inside the box of corn starch is always fluttering the corn starch everywhere.

Denise said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has that problem!

Whitney Pendell said...

So clever!

Denise said...

Why didn't I think of this long before now?! Amazing how happy it makes me!!

Carolyn said...

Did you make your "chalkboard look"
Label, and is it just white marker?
Thanks for all your ideas and inspiration in the Lord!
A fellow Pastor's wife

Denise said...

Carolyn, I bought the jar with the chalkboard label on it already and then used chalk to write the words "Corn Starch." I purchased the jar at TJ Maxx for under $5.

Carolyn said...

Thank you!Doesnt the chalk rub off easily? Thanks for all your ideas!

Denise said...

Well, yes, it does rub off; I just avoid that part of the jar by picking it up around the lid. Then, rewrite as necessary. =)