Here it is! The big project that I'm working on and I'm so excited about it!! I found this scrapbook kit (an 8x8 album + pages kit) that allows you to put together a personalized cookbook. I started looking through the kit and there's the cutest recipe cards, pages, stickers and embellishments that all go together to make a cohesive album.
Well I thought it would be a great opportunity to start writing down some of my most treasured and often used recipes for my daughter Annie. She already shows some interest in cooking and loves to help me in the kitchen...especially when I bake. I thought this would be a wonderful keepsake that I will give her one day when she goes off to college or wants it for her own home.
I think even the cover is adorable and it has a lot of recipe cards and papers in the same colors and with that same flower.
First of all, of course, I needed to personalize it just to her on the front cover.
I thought you might find it amusing that the first recipe I put down was the prized sugared pecans I shared with you all at Christmas time. A treasured recipe for sure! I hate my handwriting but I know that's one of the most important parts of this book. That it's truly personalized by me. As I'm going through recipes I'm going to see if I have any with my Grandma's handwriting (Annie's namesake) and even my mom-in-law in the past when she would cook (before her dementia), so I can put those in here too with their handwriting. I'll have my Mom write one or 2 up for this book too. Extra special!!
Here's a close up of a few of the cute embellishments:
This is truly one of my favorite scrapbook projects yet! It's been so fun going through recipes and I have lots more I want to look through. I also have my other Grandma's old recipe box and I haven't even looked in that one yet. I'm hoping there will be a gem or 2 to share in there as well. I want to take my time and complete this extra special album really well, so it will hopefully be well loved and used for years to come by my precious Girl.