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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


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!



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!


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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