Jun 12, 2011

Adorable Burlap Menu Board


How many of you make a menu each week?

Planning a menu at the beginning of each week has saved dinner time at our house.  Not only do I feel more organized at dinner time (I'm not scrambling to find something to feed my family every night), my grocery shopping has become much more efficient.  I know what I'm buying and I'm not just buying lots of random stuff.  Plus, a lot of the time, I can get away with going to the grocery store once a week!  Which is a miracle!  
Before I had my second child, I was going to the grocery store almost every day to get a few items here and there.  I just don't have time for that anymore.


I cut out the "Menu" part with my cricut, got my frame at the thrift store (and spray-painted it) and got the burlap from my dad, who had just had some rugs delivered to him in burlap.  I got myself a dry-erase marker and was good to go.

Now at the beginning of each day, I look at my menu board to see what we are having for dinner.  I can thaw out my meat and do any prep I need in order to have dinner ready.  I don't even have to think about it.  That's what I like :)

This menu board is cute, thrifty (it cost me right around $4 or $5 with the frame and dry-erase marker) and practical.  I love it!

7 Nuggets of Love:

Tootsie said...

awesome!!! this is right up my alley! I am a new follower from the dittle dattle hop...hope you will pop over soon! I do furniture/decorating etc and I garden!

UKZoe said...

I've been meaning to get a menu board made up. Hmmmmmm.

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Cute!!

The Yoder's Four said...

Nuggets of love, haha. That is an excellent, cute idea! I really should start planning menus.

Tammy said...

This is really cute! What a good idea! Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon!

A Lived in Home said...

What a cute idea! Burlap is so popular right now! I'm your newest follower. Hopefully you can come share the love on my site as well!

Chrissy said...

So cute! I actually made a menu board this week too! Mine is a long one (attaches to the wall) made with chalkboard paint! Yours is so cute too!

Visiting from TT&J :) Check out what I made at:
www.chrissyandnathan.blogspot.com

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