Monday, January 20, 2014

Family Recipe Project

This weekend we celebrated two of my sister's birthdays: Frances and Maryl. I hosted the celebration with a  a family recipe book project. Each person brought recipes to share, and we decorated the pages and divider sections. We had a great time and I love the end result. Here are some pictures of our party and project.
Not pictured: Lana and Kacia who left early
Below is a quick video of me flipping through the pages of the recipe book.... 

On another note, I'm currently loving chalkboard style art. These are some items I found at Joann's from My Mind's cute!
 Also, here are stamps I just purchased from HSN - Anna Griffin's chalk board stamps...
 The kit includes the stamps along with the green and black chalkboard inks!

 Have a great week!


  1. You sisters always seem to have the best time sharing what you all love to do " CREATE". Not very often you get 5 sisters that all love the same hobbies.........what fun and I know you all have wonderful memories together! Thanks for the recipe idea!

  2. Thx Connie for hosting our BD celebration in such a spectacular way. Thx Maryl for binders, Connie for great supplies & Pat who suggested this project. Love how everyone's recipe & divider pages came out & of course the end result will be a family keepsake to pass on to our kids. Thx also to everyone for their contribution to our fabulous lunch. Will cherish this day forever! Many thanks, Frances

  3. Connie - Thank you for capturing our special day in pictures! Thanks to all who brought food and gifts. Connie - thank you esp. for hosting and for allowing us the generous use of your supplies and for all your great ideas! I will cherish our Family Recipe Album!

  4. Enjoyed seeing the pictures from our bd get together. I really enjoyed seeing every one's recipe come together in such a creative album - great video Connie. Thanks Connie for providing us with the supplies and your creative inspiration and Pat for suggesting this project. This was a fun way to celebrate Maryl and Fran's birthday. Thanks for sharing the new chalk board stamps by Anna Griffin - very cute!

  5. I love to visit your page and see your "sister" gatherings. You have so much fun together. Is this your kitchen? What a great multi-purpose table. Where did you get the washi tape dispenser? Love it. Love the recipe book. Great idea.

  6. thank you for preparing so much for the recipe book we assembled. you did a lot ahead of time to make it easier for all of us. everything was so original and fun. it was nice having kacia and joanne there. the food was great. happy birthday maryl and frances.

    the next day's outing with you was so much fun. we found so many new embellishments to use for more recipe pages and other projects.

    you are the best, connie. how do you do it all! merci beaucoup

  7. Connie, Thank you for the beautiful handcrafted valentine! I love it! You really do some unique crafting.