Tuesday, May 4, 2010

what's one to do...

...when there's no Home Group on the first Monday of the month?  I probably should have graded papers, cleaned house or finished up some laundry.  However, I decided to put my creativity to use.

Let me introduce my meal planning menu board.  I had set of pictures framed in our kitchen already, but I had been wanting to do something different.  I contemplated changing out the three pieces of artwork that were being showcased, but that didn't seem too exciting.  This is a bit more fun, and useful too!  :)

(These pictures were taken once it was dark outside, so the flash had to be used...it left some crazy images on the left side near the knives?!?!  Strange.)


Notes:

  • I don't often follow recipes...hence the open spaces where I wrote in some items.  If I need the recipe, I can easily clip it to the proper clothes pin.
  • Since it's just the two of us, we're not all that great about sticking to our menu each week.  Instead, life comes up...which is something we enjoy!  So, this makes it easy to move things around without having to think too hard.  :)  
  • Saturday and Sunday are great days for consuming leftovers from throughout the week which is why I combined the two on my chalkboard.
  • I'm linking up to this blog (below) for the first time ever...could be fun!  :)  
All it took for this project was some chalkboard paint (already had some from another project), clothes  pins (I've had those FOREVER), a bit of acrylic paint to transform said clothes pins, glue, the already-mentioned-frame, and a bit of chalk (again, something I had in my crafting stash).  Super easy project and I think it will come in handy.

Now I'm going to try and fall asleep...

8 comments:

Hammond Bride said...

Visiting from TCB and I'm very impressed! We currently use a notepad on the fridge for menu planning and I hate the waste each week - not to mention the fact that we rarely stick to the menu created and have to change it on a daily basis. The chalkboard would be the perfect solution! Thanks for sharing!

Chris said...

What a great idea. I like how the dark chalkboard contrasts with the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Chelsea Bell said...

Crafty momma! I love it! good job Anne!

Christie C. said...

That's very awesome! Good job!

Although I did read the recipe for Thursday as Chili Chex Mix at first and thought that was an interesting meal choice ;-)

Christie C. said...

Or I guess that was Friday...I need glasses.

Stefanie said...

you are awesome! So smart!

Jess said...

Love this! Would totally but one if you start mass producing Anne!

kirstin & jordan said...

LOVE this! Menu planning is one of those things that I know is superhelpful, but have fallen out of right now. This might motivate me to get back into it. :)
We have a Friday Fun Finds linky party... we'd love it if you'd link to this. :)