Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I {heart} binders

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I have an obsession with binders.  They just feel so…official.  ~smile~

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Here are the two binders I’ve been focused on lately.

First, there is the “Little White House” Binder.  I had thought about revamping my old home management binder but when I saw Salinda’s binder, I was inspired to pull my binder out and rework it.  There’s still quite a bit of work to do on it but I have a good starting point for getting our home under control.

Some good links on home management binders are:

Salinda got her printables from Clean Mama.

I’ve found information at Homegrown Mom, Household Management 101, and Organized Home (thanks to Salinda for telling about that one).  I bought a cleaning chores system at Motivated Moms.

Salinda and I are also going to be working through the Holiday Game plan this year.  I have dreams of an organized, less stressful Christmas for our family.

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This binder, let’s call her “Bertha”, has been my recipe binder for over seven years.  She’s about to receive a major face-lift and re-organization. 

I may even let her model for you when she’s done.  And I’ll have to tell you how I use Bertha in conjunction with that little black binder in the picture at the top of this post.

You know I love to garden but that’s not in a binder.  For gardening, I have journals.

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I like to add pictures from Country Living magazine, bits of ribbon, and scrapbook paper through out my gardening journal. 

Weren’t we talking about binders…

Oh yes, we were.


What about homeschooling? 

Yes, I use binders for homeschooling too.

How many you say?


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a lot of binders!

And that will have to be a future post!


  1. thelittlegrayhouseJuly 19, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    A girl after my own heart! I have binders for our budget, a price book/coupon binder for the grocery store, and a fab recipe binder I did a couple of years ago. I may have to share on my blog about that one, I've never thought about sharing my binder obsession. LOL When we go to Costco and they have the big packs of the really heavy duty binders my
    heart skips a beat. Sometimes I have to skip that aisle all together. I would LOVE to know more about your holiday binder! I haven't thought of one of those!

  2. Thanks for calling me out! ;) Now, where'd I leave that binder...

  3. HaHaHA! LOVE IT!!! (I think I say that every.single.time. I come here, but it's true!!!)

  4. I forgot about my coupon binder! You must be Type A like me, Melissa! We Type As love binders and things like that! :D

    If you follow that link above "Holiday Game Plan", everything in my Christmas binder is there. They even have other holiday planning systems. Salinda and I are doing the "Holiday Game Plan" and beginning August 28, we will be working through the challenges to have an organized Christmas. I may blog about it more when we are about to start the challenge.

  5. Hahaha! ;) I have to remind myself that "it is only a tool". It's good to lose the binder and not let it rule our lives. Today, I have not followed my plan...just having fun with my kids! :)

  6. Thanks, Sally! Your comments make my day...seriously! Thank you for being my blog friend! :)

  7. thelittlegrayhouseJuly 20, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Girl, you know I already followed the link, made a pact with a friend to print out the stuff, get binders and meet at Panera bread August 7th to plan! (we will actually start the 28th too.) I am sot stinkin' excited! It is a great plan.


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