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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Munchkins and downloads

I had a hilarious mini shoot on Saturday – one where I feel so glad that I got this shot:

You see, the little guy was having a bad morning and just didn’t like the idea of cooperating for photos. His sister, on the other hand, was more than eager. In fact, she turned out to be quite the little model!~


Seriously, could she be any cuter?? She is almost 3 (her birthday is on Christmas day!) but she sure seemed a whole lot older!

Never, fear, though – even though our time was very short, we managed to do our best to get these shots of the little guy:Notice the hands holding him up? LOL! His dad was lifting him high in the air to make him laugh, while I tried frantically to get the shot. It was the best we could do. I hope they like them.
How have your Christmas preparations been going? Doesn’t it seem like Christmas has creeped up on us so quickly this year? Maybe it’s because there is still no snow on the ground, and we’re enjoying fall like weather outside. Whatever the reason, it seems to be coming quickly! Thankfully we’re all done shopping (including stockings) because we’re making a trip to Calgary for the holidays, so we don’t need the kiddos bringing a lot of “stuff”. We are so, so excited to see family and friends, though it’s going to be kind of a quick trip. Leaving on Christmas day, and coming back on Tuesday the 30th. Quick. But, we can’t miss out on seeing everyone!

I have to post some photos of a baby book I made for a friend of mine who just had her 6th child. I had given her the book before I had taken any photos, but when she asked if I would make another for her 5th child, I had an excuse to take some photos to remember what I had done. LOL! Who doesn’t like keeping a record of what you’ve made? I do! So, here it is without any explanations. What you see is what you get 😉








If you like the idea, I’ve uploaded a PDF of the pages for you, so you can make your own! Just click on the picture below:
http://www.box.net/shared/7cdzea7lnu
Just call it an early Christmas gift 😉