My Everything Binder

My Everything Binder is exactly what it sounds like. This binder holds a lot of important projects. This is not my House Binder or my Finance Binder, however. This Flex binder (surprise, surprise) contains six dividers thus creating six sections.

1st Section:

Divider: a pocket divider

This section is kind of a catchall, but mostly used for working on my monthly targets for my goals, writing out recipes, writing out blog posts, and blank paper to write on.

2nd Section:

Divider: pocket divider

This is my Writing Section. Notice the capital W and S. I’ve filled up the notebook I’ve been writing my current novel in, but the story isn’t over. So I’ve continued the novel on notebook paper. This section also has several lists of “Other Ways to Say” writing aids.

3rd Section:

Divider: pocket divider

This is the Passion Planner (PP) section! I’m still playing around with my PP and setting it up. I have a separate video showing my set up so far. Also, more videos on this section are in the works.

4th Section:

Divider: page protector style

This is a small section where I put random things I’ve written down, i.e. Project Bag theme and Blick Mead notes from my trip to England.

5th Section:

Divider: page protector style

This section has my receipt for buying Alton Brown: Eat Your Science LIVE tickets in April. Nothing else in this section at the moment.

6th Section:

Divider: page protector style

And this section is empty. I don’t know if I’ll put anything back here or if this divider will act as a protector of papers in Section 5.

This binder goes with me from home to work. I work on blog posts and writing recipes when I’m on my lunch break, and the Passion Planner keeps me on track.

YouTube video link:

© Cori Large 9 January 2017

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Monthly Check In


  1. Reading…100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today by Stephen Le.
  2. Watching…the final season of GRIMM
  3. Knitting…last baby blanket for craft show inventory and cotton dishcloths for craft show inventory.
  4. Writing…finishing up the final chapter in my current novel.
  5. Favorite recipe so far this month…souvlaki. I love making souvlaki!

How’s everyone else doing mid-month? Feel free to copy and paste this check-in list into your blog!

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Yarn Cone Holder

I knit a lot. Those big Bernat skeins of yarn, pre yarn cone holder, would flop around on the floor whenever I knit them up. My husband, who found this highly amusing, decided to build me something that would hold both those plastic cones that came with a yarn winder and the cones of yarn from Walmart.

This is one gift I use almost every day. I wind the Bernat skeins onto the cones, and the cone holder holds them at the correct angle so the yarn pulls off easily.

To keep the yarn cake from sliding off the plastic cone, my husband put skateboard grip tape along the sides of the cone.

One Bernat skein fills almost two of the plastic cones.

I have four of the plastic cones right now, which allows me to cone up two Bernat skeins at a time. Also, if I have multiple balls of the same color from Peaches & Cream or Sugar & Crème, I cone those up at well.

Not only will my cone holder hold the plastic cones full of yarn, but it will also hold the cones of Peaches & Creme and Sugar & Cream yarn.

The basket that it sits in used to hold my scissors, clapstick, and a small tube of hand lotion. But now that I have my awesome Husky bags, I put it in there. The cone holder fits snuggly in the medium sized Husky tool bag as well.

There are pockets along the side where I stick my empty needles. No more fishing around for them.

I have noticed when the amount of yarn on the cone is almost gone, it does become a little harder to pull the yarn off the cone. Brand new, full cone…yarn pulls off easily.

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My husband has made and bought me some cool stuff over the years, but this is the most used one by far. (Okay, maybe second to my wedding ring.)

© Cori Large 9 January 2016

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