Monday, April 13, 2009


Remember the day I busted out of the house to get recipe binder ingredients? Well, after a SATC and gummi bear marathon for two days, I finished it. Um sort of. It's going to be a constant work in progress. I'll be constantly adding recipes as I get them. But it's finished for now.

I am so excited about it that I had to put it on the blog.

So here's the binder I got. Before I did anything to it. Yes Mom, it's pink. I thought you'd be excited.
And I bought some black construction paper. (The only package left in the entire store.)

And I got three different types of plastic sleeves. Here we have regular single sheet sleeves, four pouch post card-sized sleeves and double pouch half page-sized sleeves. Notice how most of the words are in Japanese? That was fun.So I busted out my "creative" supplies. I dislike the word "craft" because it reminds me of old women in the 80s who used lots of yarn, cotton balls and puff paint to make hideous monstrosities. Mine are "creative" supplies.

Here is the finished outside of my recipe binder. I'm mildly obsessed with it. Aaron didn't believe that I actually did it all by myself.

Inside, I have cover pages for each section. They are a lil cheesy, but sometimes I like cheesy.
For some of my recipes, I had to glue them to the black construction paper.

For others, I had to put them into the specialized plastic sleeves. See how the index cards fit great into the postcard-sized pouches? Now I can read both the front and back. Or I can even take them out if I want.

So yeah. I really like it. It's way cooler than the ones I saw at the bookstores. It'd be even cooler if I had a Hobby Lobby around here. I guess I'll just have to wait on that.


Hil said...

Your binder is AWESOME!! I am totally impressed by your artistic AND organizational skills. ;)

Anonymous said...

this is way cool! makes me feel like doing one too!