As you all know, I plan a weekly menu for my family. I had a form I would write on each week and post on my fridge. That way, both my family and I would know what was for dinner. But I started thinking that there must be an easier and less wasteful way to be organized with my menu.
Then I stumbled on to this idea from Little Birdie Secrets, the menu board. It is very easy and inexpensive to make.
All the supplies you need are a 12×12 picture frame, a piece of scrap paper, heavy duty magnets, sticker letters, and a dry erase marker. (I also used some crazy glue to stick my magnets on)
I got my picture frames at Hobby Lobby 50% off, I got both frames for $10.00. The letter stickers were also 50% off, paid a little over a $1.00. Scrap paper was $.54. I already had some craft magnets, but I needed stronger ones so I purchased those magnets at Joann Fabrics for $2.49.
The nice thing about using scrap paper for your back ground is that for around $.50 or less you can change it to match your decor for holidays or even the seasons. I started with a color that matched my kitchen but this is what I am going to do next month…
While in the process of making this menu board, I thought of another board I could make. I have a little note pad by the fridge and I use it to write down items that I run out of while I am cooking. This helps me remember what I need when I make my final grocery store list on Sunday’s. This plan is usually pretty good, but sometimes I may loose the little note pad and it’s wasteful.
So I invented the “Need To Get’ board. I attached this to the other side of my fridge. Now I can easily write down items I need and not waste paper or loose the list! Genius!!
Thanks, Little Birdie Secrets, for the idea!