Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pinning it Down

I just recently started exploring Pinterest, and after being initially overwhelmed, I love it.  There are so many clever ideas and when I put them next to each other and start thinking about them they combine in different ways in my mind and eventually become something that I could actually do.  Today's post, not surprisingly is a combination of ideas.

I plan out menus every week before I go grocery shopping, but sometimes my list and the accompanying meal plans get lost in the shuffle of papers on my desk, or Lucy (my toddler) steals them, or I'm just too lazy to go hunting for it when it's time to start dinner.  I needed a way to have the plan where I can easily glance at it to remind myself what I had planned.  I pinned an idea (and saw a couple others) that involve using the glass in a picture frame as a surface for dry-erase or wet-erase markers, and I was planning to use one of these printable templates in the frame, but the printer and I weren't getting along and I didn't have time to fight with it, so I made my own.  (Of course, now that I look at the links I see that the original idea used it as a menu board as well).

I've been finding it helpful.  My mother-in-law says it's the cutest thing she's ever seen, but then, she says that rather frequently; she tends to gush a bit.

Go visit Amongst Lovely Things to see what clever ideas other people are trying out.


  1. I LOVE that this is handwritten. Makes it more beautiful, somewhow. :)

  2. Another who loves this -- handwriting, flowers, practicality -- all of it!

  3. Very nice! And practical. And it would stop my kids from asking me 20 times a day "what are we having for dinner".

  4. Love, Love, Love this. Just pinned it!