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Free Printable: Recipe Card – What’s cookin’, good lookin’?

5 Nov

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One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to try a new recipe each week. My husband and I were in a dinner rut, eating the same few meals each week. I’m happy to report that I have been pretty good at keeping this resolution and have incorporated many wonderful dishes into our weekly meal rotation.

But now I’m running into a bit of a problem. I have dozens of new recipes and they are all saved in various places: Pinterest, Google Docs, Evernote, printed and stuffed in my cupboard. Every time I go to make a recipe I have to dig for it. Now I know I could just pin everything to a board but this presents a few issues: cooking is messy and I have gotten food on my iPad on more than one occasion, if the web page expires, I’m out of a recipe (this happened to me before and I was devastated), and I kinda miss hard copy recipe cards that are allowed to get a little grimy. Plus they go in cute little boxes.

With my husband’s encouragement (he’s tired of me ranting when I can’t find a recipe), I have decided to come up with a recipe saving system. Basically I’m going to copy each recipe down on a cute recipe card and then keep them in a decorative box. Oldschool I know, but what keeps this practice current is I will also save each card digitally.

Is your recipe saving system a mishmash mess like mine? Then download these cute recipe cards and get to work organizing your favorite meals. I have designed four different color schemes. For easy printing, the 8.5 in x 11 in paper consists of two 4 in x 6 in recipe cards. For best results, print on heavy cardstock paper.

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How do you save recipes? Do you still have recipe cards from relatives you will never part with?

xoxo,

Andi

Travel Tips – Free Printables!

25 Mar

If you live in the Midwest like me, then you’re probably going stir crazy right now. This winter has been particularly lousy – cold, gloomy, and never ending. There have been a few signs of spring – birds are starting to chirp, tiny plants are pushing their way up and the stores are bursting with pastel-colored spring clothing! One thing that is keeping me from laying face down in my bed over this winter is the promise of escaping Michigan!

I love to travel and have always made it a priority; whether it’s weekend trips to Lake Michigan or globetrotting in Europe. With a Birthday milestone looming this year, my husband and I have decided to do it up big, with trips planned to the west coast, New York (for the Alt conference!!) and Europe. The trip I’m particularly excited about is Italy. My husband and I have decided to go back to Positano where we were married. It will be great to visit the seaside village, minus the wedding stress! In case you missed it, here is a link to our wedding blog post.

As much as I love to travel, planning trips can be stressful and incredibly time consuming. I have found that the more organized I am leading up to the trip, the better the trip goes. I know there are always unforeseen circumstances that can make or break your trip – lost luggage, stolen wallet, bad weather, poor packing (I’ve experienced all of these). However, many of these common trip disasters can be mitigated with the right preparation.

To help make travel planning more painless I have created a document to help keep me organized and I’m happy to share it with you! Just click the download link below.

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What travel plans do you have this year? Do you have any travel tips to share?

xoxo, Andi