Sunday, January 9, 2011

Retro Recipe File!

I have been trying very hard to reorganize lately (one of my resolutions was to get the house truly organized, which will definitely take me all year...).  We have been making periodic stops at the thrift stores to look for items that would help with my efforts.  For example, I have decided that we will shift to storing bulk foods, noodles, drink mixes, etc., in glass jars and containers.  And so far it has been so fun to find nice new containers!  We found one perfect for the hot cocoa and for the sugar for our newly organized kitchen 'nook'!

I have also been going through allllll the old magazines I have, and clipping the recipes that I want to keep.  For a while, the task of organizing just the clipped recipes was getting to me....I really didn't like the thought of pasting them all into books.  But now all is well!  I found this handy retro recipe file at the thrift store!  Is this thing not the coolest?!  (This is where my husband asked me when I got so old...LOL!)

I was the first one (evidently) to write on the tabs, even!  (It's the little things in life, right? :)

In other news, I wanted to share these cute stitch markers that my sis made me for the holidays.  They are made of polymer clay.

Cool, right?  I have been using them, and they have been working out quite nice!  Thanks, sis!

And, for something completely different....

I saw this at the store the other day.  I think of it as a mix of an Easy Bake Oven for adults and a Foreman Grill....

Haha!  Don't worry, I did not buy it.  But it did make me think a lot about our society. Now I love my cupcakes, but is it necessary to have them in 10 minutes?? And right under it on the shelf....well a similar item....that made donuts! 

Oh, well.  

Have a great week!



  1. I have one of those organizers myself - and it is stuffed full of recipe clippings too! The cupcake maker is too funny.