Well I would like to say that I do fancy labels and make my pantry look all pretty - but I do not. I would love to open my pantry and cabinets and see the beautiful labels that some make. I salivate every time I see all the pretty things that Annabel shows over at the Bluebirds (she has such talent). I am sure I have the time to do those lovely things, but I keep it simple.
It seems that some regions are more in-tune to doing the pretty labels and fancy wrappings. I notice it more in posts I see from other countries.
I love it - I love seeing it - I just aint doing it!!!!!! LOL
I am a simple kind of gal. I just want to know what is in my jar - so I do things simply. That is OK. We don't all have to have those beautiful pantries and shelves. Keep things neat and orderly and tidy, mark things in a way you know what is in it, use first in, rotate - and all is good!!!
I cut original labeling off packages and adhere to bottles. I write out my own labels freehand. I sometimes write on the lids with permanent marker (or jar). I do whatever hits me at the moment. I keep and clean many of the flats I used for my home canning. They are great for using on dry goods when you are using mason jars. You can write on them - if you want to use for something else simply use a Magic Eraser to clean the wording and you are ready for another use. I hate to throw those things away - I will use over and over.
Just a few ideas that might help you. Don't feel bad if you keep it simple too!!!! Yep, it is all pretty - but I am just a simple, simple kind of gal and I have no regrets for not being all fancy smancy with my labels.
I admire those that keep pretty shelves and I love to look at them.
As for me - give me scissors, tape or a permanent marker and call me done!
KEEPING IT SIMPLE