Thursday, July 29, 2010

~something new to do with back to school supplies~

Do you remember back in May when I decided it
was time to organize my mess of recipes?
Well, I am finally getting around to finishing that project up! Recently we were at the office supply store buying back to school supplies....
{glory, glory, hallelujah!}
when it dawned on me that I could use some of those products to finish my little project.

So I picked up a new 3 ring binder and some 4x6 page protector sheets,
and some dividers. When I got home I got serious about only saving the recipes I use on a regular basis.
Turns out I eat a whole lot of cookies,
because 95% of the book is cookie recipes!
I then went here and typed up all my recipes.
If the recipes were from a magazine tear out, I just googled the recipe and then copied and pasted it onto the card on the website above.
This will save you a whole lot of unnecessary typing!
Then I right clicked on the recipe I had just created
and copied it into a word document where I adjusted the size to 4x6,
the size of the page protectors.
I printed them out on card stock, cut them on my paper cutter and put them in the binder.
I used the dividers to separate the drinks from the cookies and main courses, etc.

I will leave you with one of my favorite recipes from my mom!
I LOVE this bread!
{probably because it has a lot of sugar in it!}
oops, just saw the typo in the recipe, that's 1 1/2 c. flour, not 12 cups, sorry you carbaholics!


Lindsay said...

OH this is such a good idea. I am doing this! :)

TuesdaySusan said...

You're soooo GOOD! I love this sweet idea very much - your typed cards with the comments on them has a "retro look" to it too! Thanks for passing along this great idea!

Sandra said...

Having not long ago found your fabulous blog, I'd like to thank you for the inspiration and the links ... looks like I know what I'll be doing with my summer now :)

Sandra said...

Having not long ago found your fabulous blog, I'd like to thank you for the inspiration and the links ... looks like I know what I'll be doing with my summer now :)

Time Worn Style said...

great idea, I will have to get our recipies organised too, will put it on the loooong list of things to do!!

Between You and Me said...

thank you for this link...I've been wondering about typing recipes out.....

gonna do this SOMETIME when I have more time!

You've been super busy with organizing recipes and making pillows!!

to buy a fat pig... said...

I love this card generater that you found. Its awesome. I have been wanting to do my recipes for ages but have not been able to find tha right thing. Thank you for sharing the idea and how to do it also.

Simply LKJ said...

I did the same thing with all my recipes a few years ago. There are all in one place, neat and organized and I don't worry about them getting dirty because the page protectors wipe clean. I did however put all my recipes in a file on my if someone asks I can easily send it to them.

Judy @ A Meek Perspective said...

I am working on the same project. My husband found me a cookbook binder at Hallmark with the page protectors, dividers, and tab stickers. I decided I also would only put the recipes that I come back to time and time again. Something maybe my grandkids (someday) can look in for that special cookie, cake, or casserole recipe that grandma always made. A great idea for everyone!

Alecia said...

Oh my gosh!!! I'm in love with the Recipe Card Maker....I see a really fun Christmas Project ahead of me! I may even add your Mom's bread recipe to it :-)


A Lasting First Impression said...

I think you are so funny, my dessert section is the largest too! Way to get a project done, I hope you find the finished product user friendly!

poppies said...

Thanks so much for the amazing idea. I just printed out a test card - I love this! And thanks also for the recipe - looks delicious!

simpledaisy said...

What a great idea!!!
Thanks for sharing:)

Simone E. said...

That is such a great idea! Thanks for the recipe :)

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