I have promised myself I would clean my house-in its entirety top to bottom today, before I got ANYTHING recreational/work related done. I have been neglecting that duty far too long. Due to all my hustle and bustle for release after release I notice a nice layer of FUZZ growing on my nick knacks! Its no wonder I feel like I have allergies this year-my house is a DUSTY mess!! So not like me. I also notice things creeping into corners that don’t belong. In other words-SPRING CLEANING is in need. My mom owns a cleaning company. Maybe I should hire her to come to help me get my life back together! My closets look like someone ransacked it! Not good :C

You know its getting unkempt when your HUSBAND notices! LOL! Granted I do a quick clean daily, but my house really needs a scrubbin. Now I don’t want it to sound like my house is a disaster! Its always picked up and my bathroom is ALWAYS clean, but the BIG cleaning hasn’t been done. So I’m decaffeinated up and on a mission before the holiday weekend.

Now here is the FUNNY part. Thinking of cleaning my house, got me into creating a house! LOL! See what the mind can do when you are trying to subconsciously AVOID something?! I somehow ALWAYS manage to get distracted. I really do have stamper ADD.

Now I really AM cleaning today, but wanted to share this first 😀

It is a House Box I altered, filled with recipes inside!

I about did a cartwheel for this project! I swear 😀 Lots of time and love went into this


I just fell in love with this paper from October Afternoon-Weathervane. I did a little distressing too.

I lined the edges of my chimney, roof, and peak with Doodlebug Paper Frills. Makes is all nice and neat.


Having new paper is just the BEST feeling. See it applied to a project like this is SO rewarding.

 I love the colors and everything about this box! LOVE! I am parting with it though-its going up on my Etsy Shop!

I purchased the Recipe Borders and Centers and have been DYING to make my own version of a recipe box!

I love all the little recipes that can be punched with the 1 1/4 circle OR the 1 3/8 circle-which is what I used 😀


I used the “Homemade” border sentiment for the sides of my box 😀 I love the “pun”. The little house in the center is from Papertrey Ink Holiday Treats set, as is the ribbon, and button in Aqua mist. Flowers are May Arts. Also found atPapertrey Ink


On the door I used the “Family Favorite Recipe” border! I thought it was wicked cute 😀

You can also get this set as ATS–>HERE!

I also used some May Arts velvet ric rac in Sweet Pea along the bottom for my “grass”. You can’t see it in the photo, but its a sweet touch I think!

The top peak comes off and reveals the recipe cards inside.


I also found a Weekly Meal Planner magnetic note pad to match!

Recipes inside-


I had no real recipe cards (EEK! I have some on order though!), so I used blank index cards, and then made my dividers.

This went together easy peasy!!

OK now I can’t go on and on like my usual-I need to get back to cleaning!!

I hope you have a great day, and THANK YOU for stopping by to visit. I know first hand how busy everyone is, and to think YOU took time out of YOUR busy day, to visit me, makes me so happy!! I myself rarely get “out on the net”. I’m in my own little crafting world here, caring for the kids, and “working”! So I want you to know I appreciate you! With ALL the amazing blogs and talent out there, I’m just amazed anyone ever stop by here :D) So thanks again!!!

Till tomorrow……..