Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Finishing and Starting New Projects

Before I get into my projects.  I have to say I am now the proud Great Aunt of my 4th Great Niece!  Hollis Barrett was born this morning weighing 8lbs 13 oz.  She is so beautiful just like her mama.  I wish I could be there to hold her and touch her little pudgy feet and hands.  So sweet. Welcome to the world Hollis you have many who love you here.

I have been in a spring organizing mode.  I have so many undone projects but I did tackle a big one.  Recipes.  I keep my recipes in several places.  My tried and true I have on a Rolodex file.  I use sheets of shipping labels to print the recipes out on and then attach them to a Rolodex card.  It makes it easy to read and follow when I cooking.  

If it takes more than one label.  I put it upside down on the back of the card.  This way you don't have to pull it off...just flip it over.

By the way.  If you haven't tried Pioneer Woman's meatloaf recipe, it's a must if you like meatloaf and even if you don't like meatloaf.  It is now my favorite too.

Other recipes that I pull out of magazines or off the Internet, I put in a binder.

I use sheet protectors because they flip so much easier and smoother.  I even have a spreadsheet index of my recipes.  Am I organized or what!
So with that done.  Instead of moving on to another undone project like xmas cards, organizing pictures, transferring home movies, and a thousand other things.  I am taking on a new project.  I loved my valentine garland so much (see below) I decided to make one I could use all the time.  I've gathered up lots of ribbon, felt and cord in browns and whites with a little blue thrown in.

I just love these rosettes.  I think it will add so much to it.

So I'm ready to start any day now,  I really am...stay tuned.


  1. I am so glad to know that Hollis arrived safe and sound...such wonderful news! I do the same thing with my recipes...I have a binder I keep them all GREAT!

  2. Found you through Kelly's blog. Just saw about Hollis, Congratulations to you all! And I just wanted to say that I love how you have organized your recipes. I may have to use that. What I do so far is use a big clip and fasten them inside of my Good Housekeeping cookbook. Not very organized. :-) Thanks for the tip.