Since coming home from our trip I've tackled a few household projects. Putting away Christmas decorations (now that we're down to one bin of decorations that process is almost painless), setting up a new winter wear system in the front porch with repurposed toy storage bins, and cleaning the fridge.
I love organizing our home and simplifying our space but one particular little "genius" of mine makes me smile the many times a day I find myself standing at our kitchen sink. I use a bar of my handmade soap (an extra sudsy recipe) for washing dishes. I also keep a container of baking soda handy for everything and anything. You all know how baking soda is good for whatever ails you, in terms of household cleaning. So I like it nice and handy by my dishes.
Problem was, I was having "soap drip" and baking soda storage problems. Last fall I devised a short term solution of re-using a styrofoam mushroom container (what on earth am I supposed to do with these things??) to hold both my soap and baking soda.
Functional, yes. Pretty, no. Teacup to the rescue.
Before I was married, almost 15 years ago, I was given a bridal shower where each guest brought a used teacup & saucer. Back in the day I actually used teacups. I don't use teacups any longer, a hefty mug suits me better these days, but I still love those pretty cups.
I decided to put one to good use and enjoy it's daintiness in my kitchen by converting it into a soap dish and soda sprinkling cup.
It might not be everyone's cup of tea but I like it's functional beauty.
Thanks Jamie at Steady Days for her Moms' 30 Minute Blog Challenge. A fun challenge for this wordy blogger.