Thursday, July 7, 2011

to do: recipe binder

It's July and about time to start making a dent in my summertime to do list.

Last night, Katie, Theresa and I got to work on our recipe binders armed with empty binders, plastic sleeves, dividers, piles of unorganized recipes and our trusty bottle of Moscato.

Our original inspiration came from Kamarah's binder project which was featured on IHeart Organizing a couple of months ago.

It took us a couple of hours (and lots of snacks) but we made it through to the other side.

I pretty-ed it up this morning by adding a cover with old scrapbook paper I had laying around.

I stuck with five tabs to keep things simple but you can use more if you want more categories. I'm going to use the printable from IHeart to list the tried and true recipes that my family enjoys.

I still have some recipes written on recipe cards in a recipe box that I love - I might eventually incorporate those in later but the binder is great for all the loose stuff from magazines, websites, etc. 

We purged the recipes we knew we would never really make (despite our best intentions), laughed at our previous recipe "organization" methods (multiple post-its for one recipe, anyone?) and shared the really, really good ones with each other.

In the end, our recipes are organized, and more importantly, we feel a little bit lighter, a little bit less stressed and a little bit better equipped to take on dinnertime.


  1. Oh YAY! This post made me so giddy!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!


  2. You are a trailblazer and I am off to get some cute paper today:)

  3. I have it in the back of my mind to do that, ever since I saw the one on Iheartorganizing. Yours looks great. So I'm going to get the stuff, and then it will be there when I'm ready to dive in.

  4. Looks SO cute!!! Nice work and thanks for sharing!! :)


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