This was not originally my idea. It was “pinspired” by a pin I saw a while back, where somebody let their kids decorate their own tile, which they then turned into coasters. They kept the coasters on the counter and each family member had to keep their cup of the day stored on their coaster. The idea is that it helps to keep track of everyone’s cup, and reduces the amount of cups that are brought out everyday. I know in our house, it seems like there are at least fifteen cups littering our kitchen by the end of every day–it’s a constant frustration for A.T. and me.
Enter the photo coasters that Laura gave me for my birthday. (Check out her post on how to make your own.) I lined them each up on our kitchen counter, and now the boys will have to keep their “cup ‘o the day” on their coaster. We will see how it works, but I thought I’d pass along the idea in the meantime. Laura had some other great ideas for these coasters on her post, check them out!