Before I begin:
My dad should be getting the results of his two biopsies back today or tomorrow. He goes in tomorrow for an additional biopsy. He begins the process of radiation today. Please pray for positive results and limited side effects of radiation.
Sean’s grandmother (who lives in Taiwan) is very ill. Sean’s mom will be flying out this evening, on a red-eye, to be with the family. Please pray for healing and safe travels for her.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share these things with you. Things that are close to the heart. And I love that I know you are praying. And please continue to send me your prayer requests and praises. I love praying for you too.
1.) Domestic Doris was busy this weekend. Recipe folders are finished! Thanks for all the helpful programs, tips and ideas. I found that what worked for me were 3-ringed binders and tabs (3 bucks at WalMart!). As much as I think computer programs would be exciting and fun, I enjoy the idea of something tangible and transportable. This is what I came up with. 2 folders.
You can do it too! Mine are very basic. Super easy. I held myself back from getting crazy. All I did was take several recipes at once (this is pretty hodge-podge, but it works for me) and put them on a sheet of paper and photo copied them. If they are on the front and back of a recipe card, I just copy that and put it on the back of the paper, so I have both sides:
Super simple. Im hoping to get sheet protectors at some point, but those things are expensive! Even at Wal-Mart! Sheesh!
And wouldn’t you know that my favorite gal makes all of her recipes printable, so once it spits out of my printer, I can just hole punch it and add to my binder! Viola!
I hope that by seeing how simple, basic and easy one of these can be made…that you will make one too! I already feel like cooking and baking will be easier because my brain/recipes are all in one place!
I like that some of you have posted on your blog re: your recipe systems–it really helped me with ideas.
*Domestic Doris pats herself on back*
2.) CTL reader and my fabulous friend, Stacy emailed me last week and asked if I would like an old piece of furniture she had. Um….yes. I rarely say no. And so I was delighted when she brought this treasure to church this morning:
It has room for all my books!
The reason I post it (beside a public THANK YOU to Stacy for this free piece of WONDERFULNESS) is to ask your opinion. I’m officially stumped. Should I leave it as-is or re-paint it? There is a part of me that wants to paint it a snazzy color, REALLY bad. But there is also the vintage-loving side of me that appreciates its original color and purpose and I don’t want to mess with it. What say you?
3.) Did I tell you that we are attending a family reunion in September? This is the first that I have ever attended and Im pretty excited about it. It is for Sean’s family and his cousin Heidi is organizing it (she should get a medal for how all her work). 3 days of fun and we are excited for sure. I am particularly excited to miss my long lost , “soul sista”, Annike. Somehow she is related to my husband (this is WHY you go to a reunion….to figure these things out) and we have been corresponding through email/blogs/postcards for quite awhile now. I. CANT. WAIT. TO. MEET. HER!
4.) Controlled chaos=our office/craft room. There is so much going on in here, that I have decided to just go with that look and hope that it translates into a “happy clutter” type of look. Like when you visited your grandmas house. All the fond memories you had of small things in every corner. That is what Im going for. No? Ok. Well, than it is just a mess. But a re-organized mess, as I labeled and cleaned everything this weekend. Yep. This is CLEAN. And I truly know where everything is. And no…I don’t throw away magazines or books. They remain in my four walls forever.
I got this room on my brain because I began Christmas projects this weekend. Do any of you want to try and cram yourself and your crafts into my room with me and we can create together? I promise I will make you some espresso and let you use some of my buttons and ribbon.
I just realized there is nothing “light” about this post. Oh well.
I’m just wordy today.