I do need to get a bumper for the Jeep. It’s a tough call as to which to go with. I like the Poison Spyder, and then I came across this offering from JCR Offroad. Neither bumper includes the disco skid – which I would also add.
Received a new winch line weight from my friend Rob over at BuiltforOffRoad.ca.
His new design allows you to easily wrap the weight around the winch line so that it stays in place. If you use a winch at all, this is a MUST HAVE accessory!
Bought 3 dozen 125ml canning jars – but still have some more spices to get into the new jars – so I think I’ll get a dozen more. The can of chalkboard paint would probably do 100 dozen!
My daughter and I had a challenging time getting some of the spice names to fit – but it was fun. We’ll have to be careful not to rub the names off too!
One thing I’ll have to remember is to burnish the painters tape down along the label edge. I’m also going to see if I can’t source a better quality chalk – one that might allow for a little better control, and maybe add some colour!
After painting the 4 coats of chalkboard paint on the 36 jars, I came across these DIY Chalkboard stickers at Thinkgeek.com. These might be an even better approach!
The array of spices that we’ve acquired over the past while seems crazy – especially with my interest in all the different Asian dishes (Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, etc). Last count, I think I had around 60 bottles (!!!) of different herbs & spices, and various blends. I’ve been trying to come up with a better, more accessible means of storing them – and thought that small mason jars might be a good choice. So, off to Google, and came back with this great idea! Blackboard paint and mason jars – perfect!
On another blog, the recommendation is to use a brushable blackboard paint – for better control, and less mess. I like this – as I can do it in the house then!
I’ll have to practice my chalk writing so the jars look as good as these!
Think I might use shelves to hold all the mason jars – I think the color of the spices would be great out in the open, as well as make sure they are readily accessible.