Mr. Blue Sky (aka Lukie) went to make some cookies last night and was a little surprised at the state of the recipe box.  “How do you find anything in here?”, he asked.  It needed a fix-up.  But I was tired of the boring little dividers and thought that I should make new ones that were pretty and colorful.  Because color is happy, just like Mr. Blue Sky.


And I’ve started writing out all of my recipes on my collection of recipe cards.

I made the new dividers from scrapbook paper, simply by tracing the old dividers and cutting out.  Isn’t scrapbook paper one of the best creations ever?!

I’ll be hand-printing the different section titles when I’m all done with this project.  And I’ll be sure to use a permanent marker on the dividers and recipe cards so the ink doesn’t smear if it gets wet.  My favorite pen for this is a Sharpie, in fine point.  And they come in zillions of colors.

Other sources:

The darling vintage tablecloth is from Retreat.

The recipe box is from Martha Stewart’s Macys collection.

The Farm Chicks recipe cards are available on my website.

The Sweet Potato Bake recipe is available here on my blog, and happens to be one of my very favorite Thanksgiving side recipes EVER.



In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!