Dry Erase Menu Board – with free printable!

Menu planning as always been a bit hit and miss for me, but whenever I do it, my week seems to go SO much smoother. And I’ve discovered a cute idea that really helps me get my menu planning act together – a dry erase menu board!

Make menu planning easier with this dry erase menu board with free printable 8X10 and 12X12 | itworksforbobbi.com

So, I found a 12X12 picture frame at Michaels about 3 years ago that matched my kitchen nicely and it was on clearance! I brought it home and cut out some black vinyl with the days of the week and a “menu” title. I cut it out backward so I could adhere it to the back of the glass and it would read correctly. Then I used a piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper I had on hand and put the frame together. Voila! A dry erase board where I can write our menu each week and have it on display in my kitchen.

Voila! A dry erase board where I can write our menu each week and have it on display in my kitchen.

Make menu planning easier with this dry erase menu board with free printable 8X10 and 12X12 | itworksforbobbi.com

I only plan out my supper menu – our breakfasts and lunches are basically set and the kids fix their own. Planning out my supper meals helps SO much. I start on Saturday and take a quick inventory of what we’ve got in the fridge that might need to be used up. I also take a peek in the pantry and freezer as well. I also take a glance at our family’s schedule for the week so I can plan around the busy nights.

Then I look through my cookbook and decide on what we’ll be having and write it down with a dry erase marker. Super easy to change if I need to. Then, I can see well in advance what’s coming up and I can do a grocery shop, and make sure I’ve got the right things defrosted etc. in time for cooking each day.

Make menu planning easier with this dry erase menu board with free printable 8X10 and 12X12 | itworksforbobbi.com

The best part of menu planning? Leftovers for lunches!!

You can create your own menu board the same way I did, or – if you don’t have access to a die cutting machine, you can download these free printable inserts I created and simply add them to a frame. Boom! Easy menu board in minutes.

You can download either the 12X12 size, or the 8X10 size, depending on how much space you have in your kitchen or what frame you have handy. These boards could also be hung on the wall in your kitchen for easy access – plus, they are so pretty!

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Click to download 12X12 printable
Make menu planning easier with this dry erase menu board with free printable 8X10 and 12X12 | itworksforbobbi.com
Click to download free 8X10 printable

 As with all my printables – they are designed by me and shared for your personal use. They are not for resale or passing off as your own. Be the cool friends I know you are! Thanks and enjoy your menu board!

bobbi

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Jar of Sunshine – Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

Hi friends!
Today I am sharing a fun (and pretty easy) gift idea – perfect for Mother’s Day or ANY occasion on HowDoesShe.com. This is a ‘sweet’ and sentimental gift that will show someone how much you love them and give them a small ray of sunshine…day after day!

 

 This is great for anyone, but especially for Mother’s Day!
I’d love for you to pop by and say “hello”! Share what YOU would put into your jar of sunshine 🙂

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Best and EASIEST Paper Snowflakes EVER!

It has long been a tradition in our family to spend an evening making paper snowflakes together – to decorate the house for the winter. While it is fun, it often ends in frustration because the kids get confused about how to fold the paper, cutting it into the right shape, and not being able to get their scissors through all of the layers. Truth be told, I often end up doing most of it myself. 
THAT CHANGES THIS YEAR! Thanks to Pinterest, I will forever be making my paper snowflakes this way…with coffee filters!
I have found SO MANY reasons to love making them this way:
1. They are already in a circle shape – no cutting papers just to PREPARE
2. They are thin = easy to cut through, even when folded
3. They are CHEAP! Much cheaper than using white paper
4. Once finished, they have a very “fluttery” look about them, which is gorgeous!
5. Easy to fold and get started, no prep work at all. 
Here is a visual to help you see the best way to fold them to make a 6-point snowflake:
I hope you’ll enjoy making some of these with your family. Here is how we like to display them in our home:
Stitch them together in a line, then hang from the ceiling. You could also hand them like a banner as well. Have fun!

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