Had a great day with my 5th graders yesterday! Spring has FINALLY arrived here in Chicago! IT was sunny and in the mid 60's! After walking and being outside all day, coming back to school, playing SPUD with a few students after school (Part of a mentoring program we are doing), going to Yoga with Cort.........it was an exhausting day! But a GOOD exhausted.
Anyway, on to my crafty project here. I don't know about any of you, but in our household we collect recipes. Ya know books, magazines, clipped recipes from family and friends?! I have an entire cabinet filled with books and papers. My husband is just as bad. EVERY single time he makes a run to the store he comes home with one of those mini recipe books you see at the check out. He comes in like a proud little kid with his new cooking magazine! We also get those Kraft Food magazines every couple of months. You'd swear we were gourmet cooks here. I decided that enough was enough! All those misc. papers and clippings need to be in one spot where I can find them. I ordered this recipe box from Papertrey Ink. I covered it with papers from Crafty Secret's Radiant Pad.
The handle of the box is actually a toy rolling pin that I picked up at Michaels. (Cute right?) I used rub ons to title it. For the top I added a Melissa Frances glittered heart that was sprayed with walnut ink to "dirty" it up a bit. There are various ribbons, buttons, and the circle was stamped with Crafty Secret's So Sweet set, and the Desk/Library/Kitchen set from Just Rite.
So at least now I can channel my addiction into one little box instead of loose all over the kitchen!