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I had a problem, and maybe you've had it as well. I love to peruse Pinterest and blogs for those yummy new recipes that are so available out there online. But the problem was that I would find and make a great recipe and forget to pin it and then when I wanted to make it again I had to remember where I found it and search for it again, sometimes ending up disappointed because I couldn't find it.
Or, I would pin the recipe and then I would have to search through my myriad of pinned recipes to find it again. Sometimes, the link would be broken or something.
Finally, I would often print out the recipe, which seemed the best solution to save my favorite new recipes and pretty soon I had pages stuffed into random books or stacked, disorganized in my kitchen.
Well, guess what! I don't have that problem any longer because I finally took matters in hand and designed an adorable binder to hold and organize my recipes from blogs! I call it Bloggelicious Baking! And guess what else? We are using this new product to launch our new Etsy shop, 3WinksDesignShop! WE ARE SO EXCITED!
First, let me tell you more about the binder.
Of course, I used the owl theme when I drew these pages. I used my computer to do the art work, and it was a challenge for me, but a lot of fun. The great thing about the pages is that they are cute without taking too much ink to print. This binder is specifically for baking. We will soon come out with one for cooking.
The Bloggelicious Baking pages include 9 prints: The Cover, Bread, Pies, Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts, the Spine label and 2 Index pages for you fill in yourself. Here are a few examples, (click on them for a clear view).
All you need to get yourself organized is a 3 ring binder. I used this one from Avery. I wanted something durable. Also, It has the clear slip in area on the outside for the front cover and the spine.
I also used these indexed divider sheets from Avery to slip the divider pages into. These are nice and heavy and the package comes with printable tab labels that you can easily print on for free at the Avery website.
Then, I don't know about you, but I spill things on my recipes and the pages tend to stick together. So, I ordered these inexpensive sheet protectors on Amazon to slip my recipes into. Now my recipes can easily be wiped off and kept clean. The sheets also eliminate the need to punch holes in all of the recipe sheets. And, the pages won't tear out so easily as I use the binder.
I just printed off my prints, slipped them into place and organized my book the way I wanted it. Then, I started filling it with recipes!
As I put my binder together, I thought about what a great gift this would be for people who love to bake and who are always finding new recipes online. Or for a new bride to start her off organized. You could slip a few good recipes in to get her started and then some empty sleeves for her to add to the book as she goes along. When you go to our shop (3WinksDesignShop) to order, you will be sent a pdf that you can print off as often as you like to make as many gifts as you like. And, the spine page will work for 3 different books, so that saves you time and ink!
So, go ahead! Visit our new shop (3WinksDesignShop) and tell us what you think! And, don't forget to get your baking recipes organized by picking up our Bloggelicious Baking Binder Prints to make your binder beautiful! (Wow! Say that 3 times real fast!)
One other thing, if you go to our printable page here on the blog, you will notice that the Hot Cocoa Bomb Idea Book is no longer there. We gave notice a while back that we were going to remove it. It is now in our Etsy shop, but if you procrastinated before printing it, it is on sale right now for just $3.00. Get it before it goes up!
Thanks for all of your support!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!