Thursday, January 19, 2012

What's For Dinner??

Happy Thursday! I am excited to show you one of my FAVORITE projects ever :) I don't know about you, but "MUUUUMMM!! What's for dinner?" is one of the most common questions at our house. I saw an idea like this on Pinterest and knew I had to make one for my family. I found a 12.5 x 12.5 simple frame at Michaels, and decided it was perfect. Here is what I came up with:

I used Gypsy font, and welded and flipped it on my Gypsy. I laid it all out and cut it out in black vinyl. I cut it out as a mirror image of itself. The vinyl is adhered to the inside of the glass. That way, when I write on it with my dry erase marker, it is easy to wipe off - cause there is nothing at all on the fromt of the glass. Also, I can change out the 12x12 scrapbook paper inside the frame seasonally, or if I repaint my kitchen... all I have to do is pop off the back of the frame and replace the 12x12 paper. The vinyl words are on the inside of the glass. Neat, huh?

I have always used a weekly menu to cut down on grocery costs, and keep my life organized, given the challenges of shift work and a family schedule. This menu board keeps my husband and I organizes, while letting the kids know, at a glance, what's for dinner. Thanks for stopping by today :)

A challenge or two -
Hooked on Crafts - try something new - it was my first time cutting vinyl!
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
Make it Mondays - anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - anything but a card
Truly Madly Crafty - anything goes
UnstampaBelles - anything goes with no stamp
Little Claire's Designs - anything goes
Secret Crafter Challenge - anything goes with blue
Crafty Purple Frog - anything goes

A la prochaine...


Georgiana said...

Love the menu chart, but I need ideas for the meals now. Would love to share some favorites.

Carson's Creations

Merry said...

Wow...wish I was so organised. This is such a wonderful idea and I like how you have added the wording to the inside of the glass. Thanks so much for joining us at Unstampabelles.

Jan said...

This is great, so pleased I saw it on MIm xx Jan

Heide said...

This is such a great idea! Love the pretty paper too. I get the same question at my house and my answer is "Food". There goes my Mother of the year award, LOL! Thanks for joining us at TCC.
Hugs, Heide TCC-DT

Melissa said...

I love menu boards!! :) I'd be lost without one! This is such a great idea for one! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

Lisa M said...

This is fabulous!! Have you written on there yet, "Whatever you find! Mommy's busy crafting." LOL Would love to know how that one goes over. ;)

Wonderful idea for organizing your life and I bet it looks fabulous in your kitchen as well.

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Chris said...

Cool project! Now, that has fixed the ongoing question, huh? Wonderful idea! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

this is a great idea and you have done a wonderful job ;-) Thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Challenge this month.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh my but this is fabulous!!! If I had one, it wouldn't get much use cause I try to limit the amount of cooking I do!!!! Hehehe! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.


julie_woolston said...

Fantastic creation so unusual.

Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Susan Flynn said...

What a great idea now if you could just get someone to do the shopping!! Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations this challenge hugs Susan x

snehal watwe welde said...

This is so clever and I love the idea.thanks for joining us at The Crafter's cafe

HelenR said...

What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's for Anything but a card challenge! HelenR :) x

happyscrapper said...

Fantastic idea. I need to make one of those. Thanks for joining us this week at CCCB. Good luck and hope to see you back next week.
Christine Dt at CCCB

Julia said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe. Hugs, Julia - DT

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great idea. Thanks for playing at The Crafter's Cafe.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such a creative idea!! Thanks for sharing over at Unstampabelles!

Helen said...

What a clever idea - it looks really good!

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs.

Helen x