Friday, April 3, 2009

Frugal Friday





Happy Spring readers!!! We got hit with a big snow storm at the first of the week (30+ cm) but now its melting away with the warm temps and the little bits of sun.

I am re posting today because I have been working on a big presentation that I am doing tomorrow evening for 200; 8-12 year old gals!

Enjoy! Originally posted Sept 08




The other day as I was cleaning out the spare room I came across a bunch of plastic piture frames I had picked up at the dollar store years ago. My first thought was to toss these things but on my way to the trash can I had an idea.

I don't know about you guys but I have some recipes from people that are written on recipe cards. These are wonderful to have around but I find that my cards are starting to look like they have been in the recipe a few times if you know what I am saying. They get everything splashed on them and I always have to use my grubby hands to flip most of them over when I am in the middle of make the recipe.



Quickly putting two and two together I decide to save these and use them as recipe card holders. First I dug through my card making stuff to find some random stickers I have and placed Kate's Kitchen on the top to give it a little bit of decor. Now if something splashes on it I simply wipe it off with a wet cloth and my card is saved and can be placed back into the recipe box as clean as it came out.

Another idea that a wise friend of mine showed me is she places her cook books into a large Ziploc bag when she cooks. That way it preserves the pages.

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9 comments:

Stam House said...

those are very neat idea!!! Good job kate!

Sherry said...

That is a great idea for preserving the cards and recipe books. I wish I would have done something like this the other day. See my post on this for Frugal Friday. LOL! :D

Bev said...

This is too cute! I need to add this link to my handmade gift ideas list!

Sophia said...

What a great idea! I've been using another modified holder, but it isn't working very well. I'll have to dig around and see if I have one of these! :)

Shaina Herrmann said...

Wonderful idea! I have one of those sitting in my kitchen right now actually haha. I was just going to put a picture in it eventually but I like this idea better!

Laura Brennan said...

Seriously brilliant Kate! My recipe cards have stains and spills all over them as I tend to be a bit sloppy when I am in the kitchen. If you come up with something to protect pages in cookbooks definitely let me know!!

Brenda said...

I really like that idea. I like how you mentioned the idea came as you were heading out to the trash! Funny.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

How clever! Thanks for sharing.

:)

Megan said...

cute idea!

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