Sunday, September 18, 2011

~ Weekly Menu Board ~

I came across this awesome Menu board at Made by Meech a while ago and knew that I had to make one.

I had been looking for a way to make myself more organized when it came to meals. This was perfect.  Of course I had to change it up a bit.

I bought an old picture frame from from the thrift store for $3.99.  It was that standard old brown frame but the size was perfect. With a few coats of spray paint, my trusty Cricut machine, some scissors, glue and scrapbook paper I had kicking around I came up with this.

If you take a good look at that picture you will find a crafting disaster. When I was nailing the cardboard backing into place I must have obviously hit it a bit too hard. I didn't notice until I flipped it over but I cracked the glass. I tell you, I'm glad the kids weren't around because there were some terrible words coming out of my mouth. I've been on the lookout to find another piece of glass that will fit into this frame but haven't found anything so far.

I use a dry erase marker on the glass and it works wonderfully. On the left hand side I have made a space for each day of the week. This is where I write in what we're having for supper. I'm wishing now I would have made the letters darker so you can see them, but I like the subtlety of them. On the right hand side there is a space for a grocery list.

My husband and I have iPhone's, so before we head out grocery shopping we just snap a picture of the list instead of writing it out on paper. It works great.

On the bottom right hand side there is a section for important dates coming up. Birthday's, picture day at school, you get the idea.

This menu board has saved me time, money, and a little bit of my sanity. Now instead of asking me what's for dinner, the kids know where to look.

As always, I look forward to and appreciate all the comments that you leave for me.

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  1. I'm so happy my menu board inspired you to make you own! They seriously do help save time & money. I love mine :). Yours turned out so cute too! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Made By Meech

  2. you are as awesome as always. If I were actually "crafty" I would attempt this.

  3. Thanks for the comment on my ruffle pillow! I love this idea. I always scribble my weekly meal plan on my grocery list, which works great for me, but the hubs always asks "What are we eating?" Now I can just point to the board. And I've got just the picture frame for it (old, forest green with shiny gold trim).

  4. This is amazing. I need to do this so I start thinking of what's for dinner before 7 each night!

  5. That came out great and I bet it will be a big help in planning your weeks. I am excited to be your first follower! Found you on DIY Under $5. Vicky @

  6. Thank you Vicky! You just made my day!!