Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just a Peek!

Hello everyone, I've missed you!
But... have been busy enjoying my break!!

Thought I'd give you a peek of one of the little projects I've been working on!

If you have even been to my house you have probably noticed this in my kitchen.

I have had this little Longaberger recipe basket for forever.
 And it's bursting at the seams.

So I bought this:

And some refill protectors.
And got to work....

I ran out of space and had to buy a 2nd one.
 Then more protectors...

And yesterday.....
I had to buy a 3rd book and even more protectors!
Who knew I had so many recipes!

I also have tons of recipe books, that I would like to 
copy my favorite recipes and put into my new recipe binders!

(These are just a few of my favs!)

I like this new recipe binder for several reasons.
It has wonderful big 5x7 cards.
And protectors for 5x7's.

Which... I took my old recipes and just inserted them.

Someday I plan to re-write them on the new cards.
(That will be  a great winter project!)

I can also put all my full page recipes in a full page protector.

I love to look up new recipes online.
The best part of online recipes is that other people have already tried them out.
And many write reviews so I don't waste my time on a not-so-good recipe!
I have tons of good one!!

And how about the inside covers!

Measurements, Terms & Techniques
and even Substitutions!

 How helpful is this!

The only thing that I wasn't crazy about was the dividers! 
The categories didn't match up with my old recipe box.
And...they where really hard for these "old" eyes to see.

So I grab my trusty label maker and made new easier to read labels!

as with most of my projects it seemed to 
grow into more than I expected.

But I love my new organized recipe binders!

They grew in to a series ~ I now have
Vol. I ~ Vol. II and Vol. III
Crazy Huh?

Well I best get going...
My guy is taking vacation this week so we are off and running!