Dry Erase Menu Planner

I've been on again - off again about planning dinners here at home. Recently, we've had a few adjustments in our work schedules and a couple nasty snow storms that have shifted our nightly routines.

Digging out a "potty path" for our dog from  over 12 inches of snow brought by a single one-day storm.

Digging out a "potty path" for our dog from  over 12 inches of snow brought by a single one-day storm.

This evening rush to get dinner on the table has led to my husband suggesting a meal rotation of some of our favorite meals with room for an occasional new recipe and maybe one dinner out each week.  Well, I'm a resourceful lass with an abundance of craft supplies. So today I grabbed some scrapbook paper, rub-on letters, and an old frame. Putting them together you have a dry erase menu planner: 

I started by measuring the height of the frame and dividing it by both six and seven to see which layout made the most sense. I went with seven pieces of scrapbook paper, using the top one for the word "menu" and the bottom one for both Saturday and Sunday (weekend meals often go unplanned at our house as we may go out, visit family or simply munch on leftovers - all day) ;) 

I cut the strips and rearranged them until I was pleased with the pattern. Next, I added the rub on letters. Finally, I glued the strips to a long strip of cardstock to keep them in a line and put them into the frame.

The scrapbook paper I used (from Stampin' Up) matches the paper I used on the clipboards from an earlier blog post: 

http://www.lindsaycarr.com/blog/2015/10/3/daily-creativity-clipboards

Here's what the clipboards look like now: loaded with important papers and other debris.

Here's what the clipboards look like now: loaded with important papers and other debris.

So dig some old craft supplies out and be creative. Then enjoy a nice dinner and warm up from all this nasty snow.

Painting our bathroom

When we moved in 5 years ago, every room in the house was painted flat white. It's taken me a long time to commit to any painting, with the exception of the kitchen and my daughter's room, most every wall is still flat white.  That being said, I'm pleased to present our freshly painted master bathroom!

Tah Dah!  I love it! 

Tah Dah!  I love it! 

When you walk in now it feels so peaceful and relaxing. All the stuff/junk is exactly the same as before - this was just a paint job.

I painted the window trim and sills tan over the white paint that seems to have infected every surface.

I painted the window trim and sills tan over the white paint that seems to have infected every surface.

The garden tub in the corner rarely gets used. I was so excited about it when we moved in but have only used it a handful of times over the years.

Here's a close-up of the birch trees I painted on the wall. 

Here's a close-up of the birch trees I painted on the wall. 

This is the best part, I love how those trees turned out. 

Thanks for checking it out. Maybe you'll be inspired. :)