Helloooo Friday, I'm so excited you're here! Today, I have a sweet new album in the shop with a theme I haven't had in quite a while! It's titled Family Recipes and it would make a wonderful addition to anyone's kitchen. It's perfect for saving yummy recipes and photos of family, friends, your kitchen, holiday meals, pretty desserts, baking with the littles, and all your cooking memories.
I designed this with the Simple Stories, What's Cookin' Collection and a 6x8 inch binder in robin's egg blue. It's filled with lots of flowers, cooking utensils, food, an oven, vintage cookbooks, rolling pins, a teapot, cute houses and furniture, woodgrain, polka dots, plaids, and so much more!!
It has 26 pages that include 2 fold-out pages, 3 pockets, 4 cute flip-up cards (aka flippies), and space for 40+ photos. Above is one of the pockets - perfect for saving notes, recipes, labels, shopping lists, meal planning, or a few photos. I created a flippie on the front of the pocket so you can tuck more photos or recipes inside.
Oooo, I love these pages with the 1950's color palette of pastel pink and mint green. And notice the vintage flower print on the page on the left? So cute! I think a little bit of nostalgia in a recipe album is perfect.
Speaking of nostalgia ... how many of you have some time-worn, treasured, old family recipes? I do and I cherish the wonderful memories that are attached to them. This album can be used as part recipe album / part scrapbook for documenting some of your family's stories. Include photos, who the recipe came from, when was it created, and why it holds special meaning to you.
This is also a great way to keep your recipes organized. Save ones that were passed on to you, recipes torn from a magazine, hand-written cards, and any that you might have printed from the computer.
Do you know someone who loves to cook or bake, is about to get married, or is going off to college? This would make a fantastic gift idea filled with a few of your own recipes. What a sweet way to help them get organized, or start their new life off with some homemade goodness!
I love the idea of separating your recipes by season, holiday, family member, or meal category. This album has chipboard dividers with tabs so that you can customize it for your specific needs.