Sunday, May 1, 2011

Show 'N Tell: Recipe Binder {FINALLY!}

Sorry for being MIA, folks. I promise, I'm going to try to come back, be it ever so slowly. Life has just...gotten in the way...although that's a weird way to put it. Maybe I should just say I've barely had time to log onto the computer in the past few weeks, let alone blog, read blogs, catch up with all that's going on.

Here's my latest project, though I have a few confessions.

1) I've been working on this since February. {Yes, I just said February!}
2) I hate it that sometimes it takes me months to finish a project.
3) I loved this project and have enjoyed every single moment I worked on it.

I wish I could take credit for this. And maybe I will {a little} because I did have one of these, it just wasn't as extensive or cute. And it didn't have all my recipes, which didn't help much.

Don't get me wrong. I still have my cutsie recipe box that houses most of my mom, auntie's, and gramma's favorite recipes {in their own handwriting! How special is that!?}. This is just a collection of my collection. You know...all those recipes I get from others, write down, get off-line, tear out from mags, etc. They were in ziploc bags, people. Gallon-size ziploc bags. Just sitting. Never even been looked through.

Until one day, Jen over at IHeart Organizing {who is fabulous, by the way}, sent out her monthly challenge (again, back in February) to help organize recipes. And though I would have liked to have completed it then, I'm happy with it now, too! I think I will send her an email so she can be proud of me, too!

Here are my sections {subsections will be noted}:
  • Appetizers
  • Bread
  • Breakfast
    • Muffins
  • Crock Pot
  • Dessert
    • Bars & Brownies
    • Cakes
    • Cookies
    • Holiday
    • Pies
  • Main Dishes
    • Beef
    • Chicken
    • Pasta
    • Pork
  • MISC.
    • Cooking Info
    • Recipes
  • Salads
  • Sides
  • Soups
Don't make fun of me that it's Alphabetical. I can't help myself.

Now for the pics!
 Found these at the clearance rack @ Wally World for a quarter each. I kid you not. I bought all 8 packs they had left. Who doesn't need dividers?!
 Oh my word. It's so cute!
 Yes, I used my label maker. It's the best way to label things if you ask me.
 These are the sub-categories. They're on top.
Ahhhhh....Project Complete!
Also - cost of project = less than $1.00 {I used 3.5 packages of the 25 cent dividers...everything else I had on hand..} In case you're wondering...I just patted myself on the back. Literally.

You'll have to excuse me, I am going, with great gusto, to mark this off my to do list. {And also look up and see if that last sentence is a run-on...I just hate run-on sentences.} Until next time...

P.S. - I'm linking up with:
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Skip To My Lou's Made By You Monday
Don't Waste Your Homemaking
Get Your Craft On 
Thrilling Thursday Linky Party 
Hookin' Up with HoHepworths
Delightfully Inspiring Linky Party 
Night Owl Crafting 
What I Made Wednesday 
Sundae Scoop Link Up Party @ I (heart) naptime
Friday Favorites @ Inspiring Creations 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest


  1. Incredible deal on the dividers and the binder itself is absolutely FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for sharing! Love it!


  2. Great binder! I love functional and pretty projects! I'm also a big fan of I Heart Organizing. Have a great week! :)

  3. WOW! So cute and organized! You did great!

  4. awesome project! I have wanting to make something like this for soooooo long.

  5. We have a fave recipes binder, too, but it's nowhere near as fancy as yours! I may have to fix that :D

  6. Wow! Awesome, I so need to get my Recipe Binder act together! Thank you for your lovely blog and God Bless :)


  7. love it! :) I became a follower of your blog! :) Erin