I'm back! It has been a whirlwind around here. Adding an exchange student means one more person's schedule added. I usually use my phone for my reminders and calendar BUT that only HELPS me. So after a friend suggested I make a calendar I went on a search on Pinterest to find a board I could make. I found several ideas using Dollar Tree picture frames as a white board of sorts. That also included make a board etc, well my husband is still out of town and I wasn't into any wood shop projects. So I went to Hobby Lobby and found my own board that matched my kitchen and added what I needed.
What I bought:
Tack Board (Reg $19.99 use their 40% off coupon on the app)
Clips (Found in the Scrapbook section $2.99 on sale for 50% off)
Mini clothing clips (On clearance $1.50 for pack of 4)
Hot Glue or Tacks (my board didn't allow for tacks so hot glue)
My board wasn't very thick so the tacks I bought to hold the clips on didn't want to nail in, so I switched to a hot glue gun and glued them on. I then placed the clips where I wanted everything.
For my Menu Plan I went to google and searched Menu clip art. I found what I wanted and copied. I opened up word and made 4 boxes (use the column maker then you can make how big etc you want. I pasted the Menu photo and added the days of the week. You can also print off many free templates that I found while googling. Our week starts on Sunday and everyone I found starts on Monday so I had to make my own.
For the Calendar again went to word and made the boxes but selecting how many columns and rows I wanted and the wizard created. I googled different clip art for each family member (Rick / Security Guard, Me / Head Set, Cole / Basketball, Caden / Soccer / Ana / Brazil girl for where she is from). I put the days of the week on top and the people on the left side. I then typed up the things I already have like school, YMCA Classes etc. Then room to write in more.
My board cost me around $15. You could make for cheaper using the dollar tree items and plywood. But I liked the look of this more. I will be using more paper but maybe I'll find something else to do.
Thanks for stopping by and putting up with me being MIA lately!