I have just finished a project I have been working on for the last 6 months. But, before I tell about that, I'm first going to give a little background:
For the last several years when I get magazines (such as Sunset, Marth Stewart Living, Real Simple) I cut out pages, or scraps of recipes, craft ideas, cute gift ideas, home decorating tips, etc that I want to keep, rather than keeping stacks of magazines long term. I decided I wanted to organize my recipes because I have ton I wanted to make, but they were buried in a folder.
I went through them all and separated them into categories, and threw out the ones I wouldn't make or didn't want anymore. When I was done sorting I had 350 recipes! I was a little overwhelmed about all the typing I would have to do. Well, I just started doing one section at a time, until the only section left was desserts. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so they made up about a third of the total amount. Ay-yi-yi!
Well, I finally got them all typed up, printed, and inserted into this binder. I can pull out the page I want, use it, then replace it into the book. I decided to use page protectors so that they kept the recipes clean, but made it easy to add additional recipes. Yay! I am so excited to have it done, and to start using it, in fact I'm make a chicken recipe today, so maybe I'll post about it tomorrow! It's not the most creative, but its functional and that is what I wanted to be able to utelize my recipes. So those of you out there that are in the same dilemma- You can do it!!!
7 months ago