Item of the Day: Mason Jars

These aren’t new.

In fact, they’re so old that they are hard to find in stores if you don’t know where to look.

But you know what? I don’t care. Because mason jars are awesome. I love them. Here’s why:

Mason jars are one of those things that have never been “new” – they have just always been there and I feel like they don’t get enough love. As a kid, I had to pry open my mother’s spaghetti sauce with a spoon because the lid was vacuum sealed to the glass. As a teenager, I hoarded them for nostalgia’s sake.

I don’t know what was wrong with me, okay? At sixteen I was convinced that nothing would ever be the same again. I wanted to preserve every single happy memory even in the form of jars with lids that rust.

Now, I use these bad boys to make delicious overnight oats for my breakfast everyday. It makes waking up long before I want to a little bit more bearable.

When I came home with two of them, told my roommate I had brought her a present and produced two mason jars so we could start obsessively making our overnight oats in them instead of in pieces and parts of my sad collection of tupperware, I was giddily expecting the joyous reaction I had in the store a half hour before.

It’s okay. At this point, Meghan totally knows I’m weird. We’re roommates after all. She appeased my need for drama with an “ohhhhh.” She’s a good sport. She has wigs.

So next time you are sobbing into your cereal bowl, staring at your disorganized pile of jewelry, or wanting to make almond butter, remember that mason jars may be exactly the whimsy you need to get you through your day.

They are available all over the internet and in most hardware stores and grocery stores.

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