Home Bible

A Home Bible contains handy information for quick reference and keeps track of household activities and corals other materials you may need to hold onto, but don’t know what to do with.


Where to Start

I made a home bible from a white 3-ring binder, some insert-able page protector sleeves, and some organizing separator tabs. My categories include takeout menus; reference – for items like trash recycling schedule and calendar of events; emergency preparedness, etc.


Items to include:

  • school calendar
  • address book
  • to-do lists
  • take-out and delivery menus, coupons, restaurants, and numbers
  • master shopping list
  • family health records
  • school lunch schedules
  • little league schedules
  • measurements, sketches and swatches of home decor
  • post office information
  • neighborhood information
  • disaster plan
  • theater seating charts
  • remote control and electronic device instructions


Other “Bibles”

I keep this binder in an area where I have similar reference “bibles”. I have one for craft projects which contains swatches, pictures from magazines, and art clippings.

I keep one for all the electronic or device manuals I need to reference every once in a while. I used to keep these in the home bible, but there are just too many and it was making that binder heavy and unwieldy.

And, I have one for all my Halloween reference materials. It’s like my Pinterest in a notebook. But Pinterest is more fun. I also discovered that the binders are a good place to store the decorative cling gels.



Taste is defined as a single sensation, whereas a flavor is a combination of multiple sensations experienced at the same time. Flavor involves taste and smell. Approximately 80-90% of what we perceive as “taste” actually is due to the sense of smell. This is because some scent molecules volatilize and travel up to the olfactory organ through the passage at the back of the throat that connects to the nose. Since we can only taste four different true “tastes”, it is actually smell that lets us experience the complex, mouth watering flavors that we associate with our favorite foods.

Flavor vs. Taste

The difference between flavor and taste can be illustrated by holding your nostrils closed while eating a lemon. The sensation perceived as the lemon’s sourness cannot be distinguished from that of of the vinegar’s sourness. When the nostrils are released, however, the citrus scent from the lemon or the fruitiness of the vinegar becomes apparent.

Flavor is as much an emotional aspect as it is a chemical one. The emotional connections that one has to certain foods determines their likability or tolerance for those foods.