Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hallelujah, it's done!

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!!!



I used colorful section dividers to make it more fun.




The sweets section. Like I said it is about 1/3 of the total recipe book. Yummy!

5 comments:

sharon c... that's me said...

wow, that is awesome!!! can i have a copy? (girl gift!!)

Shavonne said...

I was assigned a boy gift...(for those that don't know what we'er talking about, we're having a sibling reunion and we're bringing a homemade white elephant gift, but gender specific)

shaina said...

I am on the bandwagon. I've been doing the same thing with my recipes. Well, I was...until my computer died.
They look great! Glad you finally got them done.

kdaygirl said...

We were assigned gender gifts? Im all about the copy of that. I am partial to the sweets section too!

Stacy Pincock said...

I know how you love comments:) You rock. Hey thanks for your help on Saturday. I'm excited that you are coming to camp. Love the notebook idea. I bet you will use it a ton!