Well I got it done! If you missed part one it is here. I have discovered more and more over the last little while that I’m more likely to use something if it’s not only functional but fabulous as well. My old recipe binders were not exciting for me. In fact they were old and falling apart. The rings didn’t work properly anymore and I was irritated everytime I pulled them out. So I set out to correct that. I bit the bullet and bought two new binders from Staples with beautiful one handed operation rings (oh my goodness what a difference this makes!) and clear slots on the front so I could scrapbook covers and slide them in. I gave up scrapbooking a couple of years ago because I hated that my pages were stuck in albums where I couldn’t enjoy them on a daily basis. Then I discovered that I could do projects such as these, still get to use the beautiful paper that I can’t seem to get enough of, and enjoy them each and every day. It’s a win win for me and now I can’t wait to pull my binders out to use them!
So once again here are my binders before:
And here are my binders after. I managed to consolidate three binders into two. Sorry about the dark pictures.
(and yes I did them exactly the same. My creativity only goes so far :) )
I did up new tab dividers inside as well.
I purchased a set of 12 mini tabs and used my Dymo Labeler in tiny mode to print up the labels. It also has the ability to do two lines which helped out a lot. You can read my review of this labeler here.
I got my backlog purged down and filed away and boy does it feel good to have it done! I even found some old recipes I haven’t made in awhile so I’m definitely looking forward to putting those on the menu plan again sometime soon :)
How are you making out with this month’s challenge?