But Mabel is not all about the kids. They have an excellent line of household labels as well, providing a great help in organising your craft supplies, storage bins, pantry, and more. I just received a set of their spice labels for review, and I've been getting busy re-organising my messy spice drawer.
I tend to buy my spices loose and then place them in my own bottles (more economical). But of course this means they need labels added. I currently have a lot of handwritten labels in my spice drawer, along with some pre-printed ones. A lot of them are peeling. One issue I have had, and the reason for the hand written ones, is that the sets I've bought in the past just don't have the variety of spice names I need. I was really happy to find saffron, turmeric, and garam masala in the Mabel's Labels set.
Here's a little before and after shot of just a few bottles. Since my spices are in a drawer, I placed the labels on top of the bottles this time. The slim design from Mabel made this possible where I couldn't with my old labels, and now it will be much easier to grab the correct bottle the first try.
Mabel's Labels has a partnership with Motherword calendars, and right now when you buy your 2015 Motherword calendar, you'll get a code to save 30% on Mabel's Spice Labels. You can organise your family's life and your spices at the same time!
Personally, I'm a big fan of the Motherword calendars for their generous space where you can write down each day's activities and appointments. The calendar has a magnet for posting on your fridge (or in my case, the back door leading out from the kitchen), and comes with a set of stickers to highlight special events, plus a chore chart. The calendar starts in September, so now is a great time to pick one up and get planning for the school year.