Monday, November 08, 2010

Menu board Contest

I am a very visual person. If I see something, I remember it. Likewise, if I write something down on a checklist, I'm more apt to do it. I've been working off a menu for a while and wanted a cleaner way to see it (the papers stuck to a magnet on the side of my fridge was becoming an eye sore). So, I saw this online somewhere and modified it to what I wanted.
Meet, my menu board.
An 8 1/2 by 11 inch picture frame (use any size you like. I wanted white and this was on sale at Michaels, I really wanted a 12X12 frame, but they didn't have them in white. I'm COMPLETELY happy with this size though).
These frames were $5 a piece
I purchased some black vinyl and my friend used her cricut machine to cut out vinyl letters for me (cost $6.50 with Michaels coupon plus I only used an eency bit of the vinyl. I have lots left.)
I adhered the vinyl letters to the glass
Placed a piece of decorative paper in the frame (you want to go with colors or something light so that you can see what you write) and VIOLA. Use dry erase markers to write in your menu every week.

(mind you that says chicken and salad not chicken salad with rice-a-roni, thats home made chicken pot pie and home made salmon fish sticks, Don't get all grossed out by my menu by thinking of the store-bought versions, okay? hahaha)
My chore board has been the best idea ever to help me get extra chores done. I always make time for the essential cleaning but the extra's get pushed to "tomorrow." Sometimes tomorrow comes and sometimes it doesn't. I've been using this board for 1 week now and so far, I love it.

I also write next to mine another chore and underline it. This is the chore Dominic is expected to do on that day. Since its written down, I've had ZERO complaints from him..... its like magic.


So, drumroll please.
I have an extra menu board.
*****CONTEST*****
Please leave a comment and tell me how I know you (I will include comments in my printed version of my blog so now I'll have a record of who you are and how I know you).
If I don't know you, just tell me that. =)

I will use random.org to draw a name from the entries and one person will win my extra menu board (blank, you have to add the paper).

Contest ends Friday, November 12th at 10pm PST and will be announced on my blog.

Are you excited? Read, set....GO!

**Julia, you have no need to enter (unless you want another one to give away).
Happylatebirthday!! Yours is in the mail tomorrow.

25 comments:

Nikki said...

That is just rad! I know you from church...we moved in within a week of each other..I still remember how itty bitty Penny was!

Bethany said...

Creative, well done! You know me because I'm lucky enough to be in your ward and you're my VT. The contest is a cute idea Katie:) You and Liz should swing by next week:)

Shannon said...

You known me for who knows how long...we grew up together in Fairbanks! We had the most exciting summer of my teen life together, which included lots of roller blading/biking, swimming in the slew, unrippable toilet paper, climbing trees (we will keep it at that;) and so much more. Then we kinda grew up to into adults and you became my living infomercial. You know all the good stuff. Now you live so far but......you still know me! (That should count as two entries!) Maybe I'll see you next summer.

momhirt said...

HI! You know me because I was there when you were born. I think your idea is great. Put me in the drawing!!

Grandma Gale said...

I love this! I too am a visual person. I know you from church and to be honest, think you are one of the cutest families I have ever seen, plus you are great neighbors to my parents. If it is ok I think I will have to borrow this idea for Christmas for my daughters.

Jodi & Justin said...

I need one! What a great idea and so simple. If I don't win your extra one, I am going to attempt to make one- though I don't know anyone with a cricut(I want one!!). I will improvise.

U know me from Barrow High- volleybal with Jen Evens.


Jodi

Katy said...

Pick me! You know me because we lived in Sac together for a very short time- and swapped mothering advise every Tuesday.

Tracy the GREAT said...

Super cute idea! I love it! We go waaaayyyy back... alaska, california... but it's all good. I don't need to be in the drawing. I'll go get some stuff here and make one. Just wanted to leave you a comment on how creative and cute these are. Great idea!

Emily said...

I know you from Alaska. Our families know each other well and you made my Prom dress when I was in the 10th grade!

Melissa said...

I met you in the singles branch in Fairbanks, I'm so glad that we have blogs and such so that we can still keep in touch even though life has taken us both hither and yon.

Cristin said...

Oooh! I want to win this! You know me from church. Awesome idea. I'll probably make one if I don't win it.

Lene and Bry Family said...

Those are so cute. You know me from the pocket area. Sariah and Penny are only 2 months apart, and Micheal and Kyle are 1 1/2 months apart. You were a great friend to me. Now we both moved and we never see eachother execpt for your blog.

Julia Harps said...

they look great!

TanyaD said...

We were in Sacramento 2nd Ward together. You let me borrow your Twlight books! Thanks I loved them be the way! I have wanted to do this for so long.

Mackenzie said...

AWESOME- love it. You know me from childhood/growing up in Fairbanks!!!

Eva Jane said...

you better know me! great idea Katie!!

The Wiseman Life said...

You know me because of my amazing man! Put me in.... You are quite creative chica!

Vicky Shawcroft said...

Like Melissa, we also met at the singles branch, you know, when we were still singles,.....Oh! And we shared an apartment for a couple of months until I "graduated" from the singles branch. What was that, 12 years ago? Fun times!

Merilee said...

I love that! I am a total visual person too! We know each other because our husbands served a mission together and are good friends. :)

Colleen, Mike, Abbie and Aimee said...

I'm a friend of Julia's...I think I may have met you once when Penny was a baby...I'm just a blog stalker!!! :) (In a good way, of course!) I love the little bits of good info I get from you (like the boob tube...our babies are just a couple weeks apart) and your kids are so dang cute! I think Michael may have stolen all the cute baby chub...My little Aimee is only 13 lbs and in the tenth percentile...She's just a little pipsqueak...Anyway...fun looking at your blog! Hope I win! :)

Kristina and Robert said...

Katie - you are so creative! We've know each other for a long time; how did we get so old?

cambridgeclan said...

Hi Katie. I think I have a whole ten minutes before the contest is over. You know me because our daughters demand to see each other. Now that we have kitties it will probably be at my house more often:)

Anonymous said...

I know the contest is looooong over but I just wanted to put how I know you because you will always have a special place in my heart. I know you from growing in Fairbanks together (at least the awkward tween years anyway). We weren't besties but you were always someone I looked up to. And 13 years later you were the one I turned to when I decided to come back to church. Best. Decision. Ever. Thank you Katie. I love you and your family is so stinkin cute! :)

The Good Life said...

I could have swore I left a comment. I love your idea for a menu board. I know you because at the first park group you came to in Sacramento I pinned you down and asked a hundred really personal questions and you answered them without hesitation. I was so excited to have a new friend and you have been an amazing friend to me. I hope that NEVER changes. You are the most unpretentious girl I know. What an awsome quality that I hope to gain.

Sean said...

I want one too. My wife has a real hard time staying on top of her chores. We met on LDSSwingers.com.