Although we have only started milking last weekend I have been using the colored circles and the "y's" and "k's". The "y" stands for yogurt and the "k" stands for kefir. I feel that it's been long enough to give an update to see how they are working for our family.
So far I've only had one problem with this system....I don't have enough of them!!! Ha! I have plenty of the plain colored circles, probably too many, though they will come in handy should we loose any. I did not have enough of the y's and k's. Being that I had a large batch of yogurt in my dehydrator, and not enough y's to go around I took action. As I thought more on it I realized how much easier things are to label, and that I should have more of these labels handy for some of my other milk type products. I was trying to stick with one color per day for the milk and one color for the other milk products (yogurt, kefir, etc). I did not have any more brown paint chip cards so I decided to make due with what I had.
It didn't take too long to make the circles, cut them out and write what was needed on them. I then laminated them, and after cutting out the magnets from the magnet sheet, Jonah attached the magnets to the back of them. I was a little bummed that some of the marker smudged. I really wasn't up to using a permanent marker, like I did the last time, as I don't like their smell. So I went with regular kiddo markers. Oh, well, they will still work!
So here is a shot of my current stash of labels: