April was a VERY busy month in the Dever household. VERY BUSY!!! I think we actually spent more time cluttering up our house, rather than decluttering it. So, due to our schedules and time, I picked a pretty simple and easy decluttering project for this month. And, as you can tell by my late night post on the last day of the month, I waited to the very last minute to work on this project.
See this shelf, these are my recipe books and above that is my recipe PILE!! Yes, I said it, my Pile O' Recipes. You know, all the recipes you pull out of Southern Living, get from a friend, print off the internet, jot down at a party...yes, all of those are in that pile. The funny thing is, those are usually my "go to" recipes; the ones I use more often than the recipes in the books below.
The Pile O' Recipes out of its hole and ready to be sorted.
I sorted all the recipes into categories. The categories I chose to use for my recipe binder were: Appetizers, Bread, Side Dishes, Dips/Marinades, Soup/Salad, Pasta, Chicken, Beef, Main Dishes, Breakfasts, Desserts, and Beverages.
I used the recipe binder printables from Prudent Baby for my spine label and front cover. Then for the dividers, I used regular Big Tab dividers. If I can find cool dividers like Prudent Baby used, then I will replace the Big Tabs, but they'll have to work for now. Prudent Baby's post for a recipe binder was super helpful and her printables are great...you can find those here and here.
THAT'S IT...short, sweet, simple, and to the point. I can't wait to keep adding recipes to my new binder and hopefully, start a second one if this one gets too full!! Now, if I can just find time to start cooking some of those recipes!!!