Monday, June 28, 2010


I love to find great recipes that some of our bloggers share, print them out and save them. As of last Saturday, for just 50 cents, I found the perfect way to keep them. No more printing folding and sticking in other cookbooks. It was brand new! Never been used. I was delighted!

(if you are interested in getting one, I just found them online. Just type in the name of the book and it will pop up for a very reasonable price!) :)
I found this absolutely great notebook put out by Betty Crocker to save my recipes in. I usually use a recipe box..and of course I will keep the one I have, however...
This is just so sweet. I love it!
Like a regular cookbook, it has the usual..
..but it has little special things like sheets of plastic to protect the pages...
..and what cute pages they are! There are a lot of them but you can also print more, as many as you like! Nice? :)
I loved the colors, the checks and the little decorative pictures on each page.
You can cut out recipes from magazines and glue them on, and be as creative as you want, like a scrapebook!
You can print out a recipe such I have done, from October Farm, perforate it and ...

just find the right catagory it fits and add it...or...
...just slip it into this handy dandy pocket provided on each page!!
Would you just look at those adorable polka dots on both the front and back page?? :)
I LOVE it when I find something that is so useful! I can put it right up there on my counter with the rest of my cookbooks and know exactly where that recipe I cut out of that magazine or printed from a favorite blog, is!

It's one of those neat little things in life that make me smile. :) Yes indeed!

Soo...what do you think? Do you like it? I hope so!!

Love and hugs,


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Joanne Kennedy said...

I love it and I love the idea of using it as a blogger's recipe book too! It's so cute and such a great price!


Dawn said...

It has "Mona" written all over it! I love how you can keep adding and adding yet it all is so organized and cozy.

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I love it! The color and everything about it...

NataliA said...

I need one like that...As you said: Just perfect!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Mona.....Very sweet! Looks like a good deal and so useful!~Hugs, Patti

Snappy Di said...

I really like it, Mona, and could use something like that myself. Hubby and I sometimes print out recipes from the internet and I end up tossing them into a large basket that I keep in a cupboard in our kitchen. A book like that would be perfect!


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

So sweet and cute!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I found one at the book store but I haven't done anything with it yet! You've inspired me to get it out and work on it! Hugs! ♥

GardenofDaisies said...

I do like it!! It's red, so it's perfect for a Mona cookbook!! :-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that!! I have been looking for something just like that. What a great idea. Lucky find...

Leann said...

Hi Mona

Thanks so much for visiting with me last PS. I love your latest find - I'm a recipe hound too!

Just signed up to be your latest follower so we can become fast friends.


Sue said...

Mona, You're on your way to getting real organized!! And what a fun way to do it, too. It's adorable.
hugs, Sue

Amy said...

It's a great find indeed! It's so sweet. I'm going to check it out now. Thanks.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mona, it is SO cute, and it's also very practical, too! Loved seeing this.


Sheila :-)

Laura said...

Hi Mona-
That is wonderful.
I have been working on a cookbook for my girls (for a long time) and I wish I could find 3 of what you found!

I linked to the same party-
White Spray Paint

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Diann said...

i love it! My mom got me one very similar about years ago from Hallmark and I still use it and love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I do indeed love this. Although I created somethig similar for myself this would be a great thing to have on hand for a bridal shower or housewarming gift.

Thank you for your kind words and support. May you open your door to only beautiful things.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love it Mona!
And it's checked, so charming and so cute!
Hope all is well and your enjoying your summer!

Candy said...

You put a BIG grin on my face! Love your page borders WOW. You asked about the pics on my sidebar...they are pictures of my dream house you know the one in my head. Speaking of that white hair looks fabulous ;-)
Come back anytime ;-)

Marydon said...

Your header is fabulous, & the sidebars, Mona! How great a find.

Love this handy dandy keeper for recipes.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Gaston Studio said...

A fab idea Mona and a great find on your part. If I was a cook, I'd want one myself!


T.Bird said...

Hi Mona! Wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting Nestled In Rosenberg! You left me such a sweet comment!! :) Thank you! I love your notebook!!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Mona! I love this! I found a similar one by Susan Branch and have just been writing some of my special recipes down, but I like the idea of printing them from the computer and glueing them down! I'm going to do that!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

I love your blog!! I love this recipe keeper..I have a Mare Engelbreit one..same thing!! I love all your Pink Roses..I love to paint them too. (not that beautiful but ok)

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