My 31 Day challenge has not afforded many opportunities for "linking up." No blog party worthy projects. But I love how my to do list of projects is shrinking!!!
Today I finished a project that I have been working on off and on for over a year - woo hoo!!!!
I do not know if I have mentioned it, but clutter drives me insane. Well - technically not all clutter. I am selective about my clutter insanity. One area that is of particular insanity provocation is the cabinet above the stove. It is where I keep cookbooks and pot holders. It can get to be a mess!!!!
I want to do something with my kitchen cabinets - refinish them, paint them, burn them. You get the idea. But before I do that I feel like I need to get the insides in good shape.
Over a year ago my mom-in-law gave me an empty cook book. I love it!!!
I add all the recipes. I had started copying all the recipes that I like from the incredibly too large amount of cook books I had (key word - had!!!) And I also find lots of recipes on line that I print. Those generally get shoved into the cabinet too. So you can imagine the mess that the cabinet stays in. I never seemed to be able to find the hole punch when I print something, so everything was shoved in the cabinet or in the book.
Today I had a brainstorm - page protectors!!! No hole punching, just slip the recipes into the pockets and done. Plus it will protect them when I am cooking.
How easy is that!! And I was able to get rid of this:
And now the cabinet above my stove looks like this
Woo Hoo!!!!! Double woo hoo!!! (And yes I have burned all of my potholders)
I have gone in a year from over 40 cookbooks to 4. I cannot get rid of my church cookbooks, they are filled with wonderful recipes and they hold wonderful memories of the women who submitted the recipes - including one that has some of my mom's recipes. In most of the other cook books I only used 2 or 3 recipes from each one so those were easy to get rid of after I copied the recipes.
For now I am off to stalk more kitchens in blogland so that I can eventually decide what to do with mine!!