Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Getting Organized

I have deemed this my year to finally get organized and get my house in order. On our big list of things to do are:

Replace Kitchen Counter tops
Hardwood for Guest Bedroom/Nursery
Replace Front Door
Finish Landscaping for Pool

(I'm sure there is more but I have no short term memory lately)

Among my little things to do is get my recipes in order...(This list is way too big to even try to write down). Usually when reading through my Southern Living, Food and Wine, and Cooking Light magazines I'm really good at tearing out recipes I want to try. These clippings then get stuffed in a binder with about a 50% chance they'll ever make it to the kitchen table. I began with the idea everything be color coded by course but most things ended up in the back and side pockets. So I purchased this handy dandy binder from zazzle and made myself get started tonight.

I am by no means finished, but I got a good start. I think I made it through a stack about 5 inches thick!


Funny I always thought as myself as a healthy eater but I noticed as I organized my sections (salad section- 3 pages, dessert section- 20+) not so much! Now I'm hungry looking at all these desserts and craving Mississippi mud cake!!
I am also beginning to think I should have added a family favorites section or a Jen's favorites and Shane's favorites.

Anyone else struggle with organization??


  1. I was super organized before I had my daughter. And even when she was a baby I had all her scrapbooks done, photos in albums, etc. etc. I had a planner that I would write everything I needed to get done in. Now, that to-do list resides in my head and about half the time I forget what was even on it....that's what being a Mommy does to you ;) Sounds like you're getting a good head start though!

  2. Good for you! I try to keep the recipes I find in sheet protectors and inside a binder. But sometimes they don't make it in there. I should work on this one too.

    Also, I completely agree with you on the theory that we should have one honeymoon a year! I'm going to try to work on that. :)


  3. I'm organized in a lot of things but not with my recipes! That is definitely something I need to do.

  4. That is such a great idea! I always have a really hard time keeping recipes organized!

  5. I am so not an organized person or a person who is generally good at keeping a clean house...but being pregnant is starting to make me feel OCD! I have a list too of all the things that need to be done before the baby gets here...as soon as one gets crossed off, I add another:) Never ends!