Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Recipes Organized!

While I was camping earlier this month, I finally finished organizing my recipe collection! I had a bunch of recipes on 8.5 x 11 paper, hand-written on pieces of paper, and recipe-themed magainzes piled high. I ordered a recipe book, with matching recipe cards, and plastic pages.

Then I started sorting through the recipes and magazines. Once I had the recipes I wanted to keep, I wrote them on recipe cards. If there was a picture associated with the recipe, I included that on the recipe card. I need a visual!

Here's what I started with when I remembered to take a picture. I had already sorted through a stack of recipes.

And here are the recipes all organized and neat!

I also stole this idea from Barb at A New Chelsea Morning. She created a Good Things notebook with sheet protectors. It includes all kinds of useful and fun information. Now, when I'm reading a magazine, I tear out any articles I want to keep and they go in the notebook.
Here's mine:
I love having things organized, but sometimes it gets overwhelming. I just made up my mind to get these two things organized, and I did it! It took some time, but it's d-o-n-e! And I'm h-a-p-p-y!


Barb said...

Good job, Jada! My good things book is so much fun - I love filling it up with every random little good idea I come across. I started mine years ago. My recipes aren't in a binder like yours, but I'm making binders like that, of family recipes, for both my daughters, for Christmas.

Don't you love it? It's so much better than a huge pile of magazines sitting around. :-)

Susie said...

Looks great Jada,
I have some very similar binders filled with way too many recipes. I need to do some serious decluttering!

Jill Scott said...

It's so nice to have your recipes organized, isn't it. It kind of makes me want to cook.

Marybeth said...

Wow! I love this-- thanks so much for commenting so I could drop by and see what you did. I am inspired!!