Thursday, September 15, 2011

Menu Planning Board, Take 2

Several weeks ago, I posted about my menu planning board.  While I was really happy with the way it turned out and I thought it was very cute, it wasn't working for me.  I'm all about convenience and this wasn't it.  It was taking entirely too long to dig through the envelopes to find each of the meals I had on the plan for the week and write down new meals on new cards. 

Last week, I won My Memories Suite software over on Cupcakes Kisses 'n' Crumbs.  I immediately started working with it and designing layouts.  I have come up with several projects I am planning to create using the software (including some Christmas gifts).  This is my first creation:

How cute is that?  I printed this out on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, cut it down to size and put it in an 8 x 10 frame.  I can now use a dry erase marker (or, as in the case, my daughter's dry erase crayons) to write our menu out each week.

I'm thinking I might paint and distress the frame.  What do you think?

If you'd like a copy of this menu planning sheet you can get it here.  If you share this printable with others, please link back to this post.  I'd love to see how you use it!

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  1. That is adorable. I have one that I laminated, but I never thought of framing it! How cute! It looks a lot prettier framed. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love this idea! I just pinned it because I will be making one for sure. Right now I use a paper one but I love the idea of a dry erase one.

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  3. Really neat idea! I love it...and your idea of painting and distressing the frame!