Every now and again something so simple makes so much sense that you are sorry that you didn’t think of it before. I wish that my Kitchen Journal came into my life much earlier than it did. I keep it in the kitchen near the stove and I use it for a lot of things. When I am cooking something and developing new recipes, I take notes on ways that I may have changed the recipe or things that I added or omitted. By the time I go to actually write the recipe, those details are long forgotten. Now when I go to write my recipe, I just re-read the notes that I took and it helps me remember and helps me recreate the dish. My Kitchen Journal also is a place where I keep a list of things that I am running low on or things that need to be replaced. It has proven to be rather handy indeed.
I got the idea from the sisters at eighteen25. They made a Christmas version, but as soon as I saw theirs I knew that this was exactly what I needed in the kitchen. Sure, a plain notebook would work perfectly well, by why not make something beautiful? It makes me want to write in it. I did not really have a plan when I started this project, I just went with it and was really happy with how it turned out. Pretty cute, huh?
I have made a pact with myself that I will whittle through the scrapbook stash that sits in my craft closet and everything that I use would be something that I already had.
scrapbook papers (I used 3 different ones)
ribbon (a thicker ribbon)
stamp pad for inking papers
Using glue dots, attach the ribbon. My ribbon was about 36 inches long.
Lay the notebook on top of the paper and trace around the edges. Cut the paper.
I used two papers for the cover of the book. I cut the lined paper in about an inch and a half strip to use for the title.
Ink the edges of the paper.
Glue the paper down.
Do the same thing to the back.
Using the letters, title your book.
And there you have it, a notebook to keep in your kitchen.
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Bree is a food blogger and photographer based out of Carmichael, CA. She lives with her husband and 3 children. Her blog, Baked Bree, is a recipe blog for the home cook who wants to eat well and laugh often.