Friday, December 17, 2010

Studio 5 Excitement

Recipe Organization Overhaul!!!


So I have to admit, I have been working on this system for quite some time, and now I have finally completed it! Thanks Studio 5!

I mentioned on the segment some fun tips and giveaways ... and so lets get to the first giveaway! (That is right ... there will be 2!!!)

I created my Recipe Binders using this DARLING product from Doodlebug Design.Doodlebug has been SO generous in giving away a lucky reader some of these cute products so you can get to start your new recipe binder. Leave a comment to tell me why you deserve to have these products!!

Next is something I didn't get a chance to talk about on Studio 5, because there wasn't time! A few years back I got this book.
IT CHANGED MY LIFE! and I'm not just saying that ... nor is the author giving me anything for endorsing her book. Up until 3 days ago, I never knew Marie Ricks ... but now after meeting her I respect her even more. What an amazing and talented person. Her website is www.houseoforder.com

In this book is some AWESOME tips for Menu Planning. I don't know if you're like me, but I often find myself wondering at 5pm what is for dinner, and then if I am too tired to do anything about it ... it is the $5 hot and ready option :)

As I was hoping to explain how amazing this system is ... I found a website that is FREE until January! They will start charging to sign up in a few weeks, so I thought I ought to let you know about it! Go here!


This website allows you to create a meal plan by Selecting pre uploaded recipes, or uploading your own recipes. Then it will calculate what you need to buy at the grocery store, according to your menu plan, You can add it to your phone so you can check off the things you buy! (This would be fantastic for me, because I always loose my list before I get to the store :)

Each week I plan out a menu of what I am going to eat each night. Then I make a list of the ingredients and head to the store. This will help you prepare so you get a wide variety of foods, and can do it quickly!

If online isn't your first choice, I am giving away Marie's other book: This is a $10 value, and really great to get you started! Be sure to leave a comment.

I will pick one winner randomly for the Doodlbug Prize, and one for the Book! If you become a follower of my blog, You can have 3 chances of winning! Good Luck!
M

54 comments:

Lyndee Lloyd said...

I just saw you 5 minutes ago on studio 5 I have re arranged my cook books a hundred time and finally yours seemed so easy and its so cute too, I can't wait to do it!
Sign me up for the giveaway please

I also follow now too!
Thanks

Sarah Mullanix said...

Oooh fantastic giveaway!! I am in such need of that collection to create a recipe book as well...I have soooo many recipes that have been passed down to me from my mother and grandmother that needs a good home. They are our traditional family food, side dishes, and deserts that we all look forward to having anytime we get together so I definitely need to create a beautiful and safe home for all of these family recipes so that I can one day pass them on to my children! Thanks for the chance ton win!! :)

Sarah Mullanix said...

almost forgot, I'm a follower too! :)
Happy Holidays!

Donna Vest said...

I saw you on Studio 5 today. You don't know how much I needed to see your ideas. My receipe stash needs HELP! It's been bugging me for awhile now so now I have some cute ideas to get started. No excuses! Would love to get the cute paper. Thanks for sharing.

joel & ginny said...

This is a project I've wanted to start for some time, and I love the colors in that DB kit! Can't wait to see the segment. I follow you using Google Reader.

Donna said...

I'm a follower now too!

KIMLEY said...

Hi Mandy! I loved your Studio 5 segment. I also love the way you've put your recipes together. The Doodlebug papers are so cute! I will have to check out Marie Ricks as well - looks like she has some great ideas as well.

Thanks!
Kimley

KIMLEY said...

I'm also a follower now!

Laura T. said...

What great giveaways! Thanks for the chance.

Laura T. said...

I have become a follower of your blog.

Summer Miller said...

I am inspired to get this project done!

Summer Miller said...

I now follow your blog!

Knudsen's said...

I'm new to your blog after I saw your segment on Studio 5. Great job, bytheway. You've inspired me to do something with my overgrown pile of recipes! After the holidays, that's my first order of business! Thanks! Camille

Camillia said...

I would love to win these!! I have a recipe book that has so many loose recipes that I need to find a home for. I love to cook and it would be so much easier if I could get organized. I have been wanting to do this for a long time and now after watching your segment on Studio 5 and I am going to!! THANKS!

Tiffany Dixon said...

Loved your segment! You gave me some great ideas!! I would love the giveways! Thank you for sharing!

Heather V said...

I would love to win either of these wonderful prizes! My future husband is an extremely picky eater, so any and all recipes that he will eat go in my recipe box - which is in total disarray. Thanks for the chance!

Britney said...

Repeat follower here! Love the segment, great job!

Thanks for the chance to win!
brit.barker@gmail.com

Britney said...

I'm a follower too!

ruth said...

I follow your blog and enjoy the inspiration. To be honest I do not deserve this any more than anyone else. But I would be putting it to good use. My DS is getting married next fall (our first to get married) and I am creating a cookbook of family favorites and would use this for it.

Annette said...

So, just this week I looked at my pile of recipes.. overwhelmed. I have been unemployed and thought I would "get to it" and compile them into a book. Your ideas are great and just what I had in mind. Another job has passed me bye, so I guess I will start on the recipe pile. Winning the Doodlebug paper would make it a "Fun and Happy" booki!

Annette said...

I became a follower.

Kadi Abel said...

Awesome segment on Studio 5 today!! I've been married for 7 months and I still have not put all my recipes together that all the ladies in my family have given me! I loved all your great ideas! I am really excited to organize them now and the Doodlebug supplies would definitely make it easier for my budget!!
Sign me up for the giveaway and thanks for all the tips!

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Heather said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea. I have recipes everywhere... stuffed in other cookbooks, in my top drawer, on the computer and hidden on the counter behind the Kitchen Aid mixer. I am normally a very organized person, but this is one area that I could use some serious help. Thanks for the wonderful idea. The paper is adorable and I would LOVE to win it. Thanks again. I also love your blog.

sheri said...

I saw your segment today on Studio 5. I started collecting recipes from the people I would babysit for from the age of 14, I am now 54 and the collecting never has left! I need the challenge to organize in a better manner than what I have tried!
Merry Christmas everyone!

sheri said...

I am now a follower!

Erica Hettwer said...

This looks awesome!

Erica Hettwer said...

Oh, and I already follow your blog. ;)

sarahw said...

I promise myself each Sunday I will sit down and figure out the meals for the week. Sometimes I do and other times I don't. This is perfect for organizing all of that.:) Thanks so much for the chance. I am also a follower.

Pam said...

I have followed your blog for quite awhile. I would love to win this giveaway. My recipes are a disaster...scraps of paper thrown in a cookbook. Everything else is extremely organized in my life, but I really need help with this!

Becky said...

Love your ideas! This is a task I have been wanting to tackle for some time now! You make it soooo easy! Can't wait to get started! Thanks!!! :D

MELODY said...

WOuld love to win one of the books! I am always looking for new ways to organize my crazy life!! I would also love to organize my pile of recipes!

MELODY said...

I am already a follower of your wonderful blog!

Wendy Sue said...

Hi Mandy! I missed Studio 5 today (I was out VT-ing)...so I need to get online and watch it. I always love your ideas so I'm excited! :o)

Brandi said...

WooHoo, I'm a follower :) Great job today and thank you for sharing!

Wendy Sue said...

I'm a dork - I was reading your post through my blog reader - but when I clicked over to your blog, I found that you have your segment right there! Thank you! LOVE your projects and tips! :o)

Stephanie W. said...

Loved your segment! Very nicely done. I love the Doodlebug designs and would love to attempt to organize my recipes. Thanks for the chance.

katie t said...

I soooo need to do this, great video.

amyp said...

Wow!! Great Job!! I can use any help I can get to organize my meals for my family. My husband tells me all the time that I should cook something different. The book sounds like it could help me out!!I am going to check out the website as well!!! Thanks so much!!
Oh, and I already am a follower.

Cindy d said...

Fabulous! I'd love to win the Doodlebug stuff- they're one of my favorites and I'd definitely put it to good use organizing my favorite recipes.

Jennifer said...

I am so bad at meny planning and would love anything that would help me.

Kari said...

Hey Mandy,
Thanks for sharing your segment. You did awesome. Sign me up for the giveaway if it's not too late. I've been wanting to redo my recipes for quite sometime. I just end up calling my mom and getting it again instead of digging through to find it in my mess!

Kari

Angela said...

My recipe binder is out of control! Your ideas will help tremendously - thanks! And thanks for the chance to win some seriously cute stuff to get started on this project with!

Angela said...

I have been following your blog in my Reader, but now I'm official on the Follower section of your blog! :)

wendy said...

Organization for cooking??? Sign me up! Thanks for a great chance to win. I've been reading your blog for a while, now I'm an official follower.

Naomi said...

what a great idea!!
thanks for the info :D

Wendy said...

I would love to get the recipe for raisin custard pie that comes up on the video window when you first open this blog post, please :)

Erin said...

I have a recipe that is kinda organized but could be way better! I loved your segment and plan on getting my books in order but would love the Doodlebug stuff to do it!

Erin said...

Blog follower!

LouAnn said...

I always have the best intentions of organizing my recipes. I have so many that I have printed from the internet or torn from magazines. They are such a mess. Someday I hope to get them manageable.

LouAnn said...

I'm a follower.

Julie said...

love this stuff! I'd love to win!

Wendy said...

P.S. You did a fantastic job on Studio 5!

cmay said...

I would love these papers. As a scrapbooker myself I have been wanting to make a recipe book of my grandmas reipes. This paper would be to perfect and cute. Thanks for a chance and I hope Im not to late. momof3litttleboys@yahoo.com is the way to get a hold of me.