Another Use for Your Dishes

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Remember the Great Wall of China from a couple of weeks ago? Well, I found an additional use for it! πŸ˜€

Is that a gravy boat, you ask? Why, yes, it is!


Is that a serving bowl? Yep.


China (and other fun dishes) make great catch-alls for odds and ends, especially jewelry, hair clips, and other everyday items.


I know we’ll use our china for dinner parties and special meals, but I figured that I might as well put it to use in other aspects of our life as well. It’s too pretty not to use!



Lunch came early today. Around 11:00, my stomach started to grumble, so I wiped-up some scrambled eggs with leftover roasted cauliflower and crumbled feta on top.


On the side, I had some Stonyfield yogurt and a couple of clementines.



After lunch, I had a serious craving for peanut butter (I missed my usual scoop in this morning’s oats), so I baked a small batch of Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.


I love this recipe because it only requires 3 ingredients. Ok, it’s delicious too! πŸ˜€


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  1. Oh man! I was trying to think of something easy to prepare for a treat for our small groups tonight. I didn’t even THINK about those cookies and I love them. They would have been perfect, but sadly we are out of sugar. I don’t know how that is possible either. LOL

  2. I love that you eat lunch as early as I do. When you’re hungry, you’re hungry!!

    I’ve been using a pretty flour canister for my hair things for years now. My mom got me one as a kid and they make the best storage items!

  3. Love this!

    I use antique dishes for my jewelry, too. I have a teeny tiny plate in my bathroom, a bowl in my office and a bowl in my kitchen. I know those aren’t traditional places to store jewelry but they are the places that work for me πŸ˜€

  4. china teacups can make pretty candle holders (just make sure you usea tealight or somethign that has a way to catch the wax so you don’t end up with a messed up teacup!)
    i use a cream and sugar on my nightstand for things like pony tail holders and jewelry too

  5. Beautiful! I love using old dishes and even bottles for jewelry and other knicknacks. I’ve picked up some really cool old glass bottles at flea markets and hang bracelets and necklaces from them.

  6. I’ve been making those PB cookies for years since they are gluten free. But I like to add either a tbl of flax, oats or chocolate chips!

  7. Tina-what memories your post brought back about the china-my mom, who passed away 3 years ago, was a firm believer in china being used all over a home-even at the kitchen sink! I have my sponge in the most beautiful little dish you’ve ever seen and every time I look at it I remember my mom-thanks and enjoy decorating your new home-take your time and treasure the journey! Regards, Lisa

  8. I’ve been using dishes as containers for various household goods since I moved into my first College apartment. They are so fun and add a cute touch to rooms. I love yours!

  9. I make small batches of those flourless peanut butter cookies all the time! Best recipe for when you want something sweeter than just eating peanut butter straight with a spoon πŸ˜‰

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