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it's only taken, oh, about 4 years

the path less traveled market: it's only taken, oh, about 4 years

8.23.2010

it's only taken, oh, about 4 years

Yeah, you read that right. Four years.
It was at least that long ago that I started to collect recipes from magazines that I had tried and liked, or that looked tasty and I wanted to try.
I had whole file box full of clippings (it was pretty heavy). I kept adding to it whenever I cleaned out the stack of magazines, and we've moved that box with us three times. I planned to "sometime" go through it and put them all in a binder or something so that they would be more organized and accessible, but that "sometime" kept get farther and farther away.
Then I found these pretty downloads on Prudent Baby and decided that it was time to finish the project that I'd started.

the dessert binder
I really liked the aqua version of the binder cover, but our printer ran out of color ink in between the time that I printed the first one and the time that I realized that I'd need more (a span of about 2 months, since I started in the week before Ian was born). I had some pieces of vellum on hand, so I printed out a few sheets of the gray version and layered them over some full-page pictures that I pulled out of MSLiving (they have some really gorgeous images in there).
the baking binder
I tossed a ton of the clippings (I really only need one or two versions of buttercream frosting, right?), but there were still a lot of keepers - three whole binders worth (so far)! So now I have the recipes divided into Side Dishes and Main Dishes, Baking, and Desserts. Can you tell where my priorities are? ;)

It's so nice to be able to have them all at my fingertips!


Linking to these parties - check them out! There are some really amazing things being posted!


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7 Comments:

Blogger Jane said...

Wow. Congratulations!!! Big sigh and drool. Y'know what I'd like for Christmas???? Just hinting....

love from Mom

August 23, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Jill & Dana said...

WOW!!! I am amazed! How do you find time to chase Emma, feed and take care of Ian and still do all of this work? You must be superwoman! I am jealous! Will you share your secret of coming up with all this time and energy???

August 23, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Heather (wife to Dave, mom to Jenna and Adam) said...

Just stopped by from somewhat simple. I just found a binder on the clearance back to school rack, and also found a big pack of cover pages in hopes of finally organizing my recipes. I was thinking of doing one for recipes and what not, and another for home decorating ideas. Great work!

August 25, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Sassy Sites! said...

I am hosting a giveaway over at Sassy Sites. Come on by and join in on the fun! We would love to have you!

-Marni
http://sassysites.blogspot.com/

August 26, 2010 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

What a great idea! I would absolutely LOVE to do this with my recipes -- it's so convenient. Thanks so much for sharing!!

August 26, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Terrell said...

Love this!!! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decor today!! Have a great weekend!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

August 27, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Wow, you are a)quite a cook and b) amazingly organized! I love it! Thanks for sharing it on my Friday link party!!

August 27, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

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