Menu Planning….

Meal planning can be quite a chore.  I have been looking for ways to make it easier for me.  One major source  I use to find Recipes  is the internet.  However, my bookmark list has gotten so long that I can never find anything.

In my previous post I mentioned Delicious for help in organizing bookmarks.

I recently found an article A Basic Guide to Menu Planning at Simple Mom that tells how to use Google Calendar to plan menus .  If you page down, she has instructions on how to use the internet to plan menus.   Not only does she use Google Calendar for the menus, but Delicious for saving recipe links.

By using Delicious, again you can put in tags, so you can search for things — unlike normal bookmarks.

I therefore created another Delicious site for managing my ever growing recipe list.  To see what I currently have you can click on MJR Recipes.  The hardest part is the fact you have to log in.  So, I have to remember which account I’m logged into when I bookmark.

Another site that looks promising is Pepperplate

Your recipes, menus, shopping lists and cooking timers – it’s all in here.

Not only can you enter your own recipes, but you can import from other sites — this is limited.  But the other nice thing is if you have an iPod Touch, like I do, or an iPad they have an app for it.  It will sync between the website and the Apple app.  This way you can carry your recipes, menus and shopping lists with you.




How does it all tie together??

Good morning,  I am really becoming amazed at how many places/sites people are updating almost daily.  I can’t update one site regularly, much less multiples.  I really need to look further into all this social networking stuff.   lol.

I just found an amazing Blog  – A Feast for the Eyes it has a lot of wonderful recipes, along with clear pictures, instructions and their modifications to the recipes — as well as a review of how they enjoyed eating it.  In addition they also update a facebook page by the same name.   It just amazes me how they can constantly update so much.  But if you like cooking, take a look at the above site.

I also want to mention another tool that I have found very useful.  It is called Delicious it is like an online bookmark tool.   On it’s get started page it states:

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows you to tag, save, manage and share Web pages all in one place.

To see my bookmarks click here



Found a neat Project….

Good Morning.  I am starting to revamp my website, and blog.  I hope to become more active.  Only time will tell.

As my friends know, I love making interesting things involving rubber stamping.  While verifying links in older posts involving projects, I came across another wonderful project.  I thought I would share the link.

Amy states:  Don’t throw out your chipboard!  Use it with the designer series papers to create great book covers.

You can see her wonderful Post It Note Books, along with a link at the bottom for instructions on how to make them here.


I found the items I need for my tip.

I have purchased the items I needed for my tip.  Now all I need to do is take pictures and write it up.  Hopefully I will be doing this shortly – need to test out my new memory cards for my camera.

I did find another tip that I want to share.  I am moving slowly to unmounted stamps – do to space limitations.  So, I have been trying different ways to store these stamps.  In reading other BLOGs I have found an idea that I might try.  You can read about the tip here – How to Store Unmounted Stamps.  It is a really interesting way to store the stamps.  I might use this idea to keep word stamps handy.  Might be too much for all my unmounted stamps.

I will also write up and take pictures on how I am currently storing my unmounted stamps.

BTW, School is going really well for me right now.  So far I have a 4.0 going after three quarters.  I am really proud of this as I have never done this well before, so it makes me really excited.  This summer I am not attending college due to vacations.  But will be back at it come October (when next quarter starts up).


Unable to find..

Well I have been unable to find the tip I wanted to share.  So, I will have to recreate it myself.  I know basically what it said.  So, I just have to buy the appropriate items, take pictures and write it up…


Neat Rubber Stamping Projects

Well it’s been a few days since I last posted.  I’m back in college, so I had quite a bit of studying to do.

I was searching for a tip I wanted to post, when I came across a couple of neat projects for rubber stamping.  I thought I would share.

First is a Flip Book.  The author indicates it would make a wonderful Mother’s Day project  here .  You can see examples of different Flip Books that were made here and you can find the instructions on how to make it here.

The second is a Stationary Box.  The author of the Flip Book pointed to this site which shows two different versions, along with instructions.  However, Amy Celona (Ustamp4Fun) also made one up, and provided instructions.

These both look look like fun projects to make.

Now to continue looking for the site that contains the tip I want to share.