August 30, 2012

Plannin' What's for Dinner!

You know those ecards people use to express their sentiments? Yeah I never usually connect to those, but this one is too good not to enjoy!

Dinner is generally one of my responsibilities and it's hard in the middle of every crazy day with my 4 month old to answer the classic question: "What's for dinner?". I've never quite found a niche that works for me in keeping my meal plan in place, and sometimes I'll forget mid-week what meals I shopped for!

So let's just say I was a little EXCITED when I was inspired by a Pinterest find awhile back & now made my own "What's for Dinner" Frame. Practicality + beauty, I'm in!!

{planning dinner doesn't seem like such a chore anymore!}

Here's how to make this quick DIY project for yourself!

Supplies needed: 8 x10 picture frame, scrapbook paper, stickers, glue & a dry erase marker.

What's great about this project is that you can make it as simple or as unique as you want. You can also completely coordinate it to your kitchen's style or to the current season. I chose calm & cool colors from my Stella Scrapbook Papers. Here's another fun paper packet for fall:

 1) Once you have all your supplies, measure and cut paper to fit the frame. This was super easy to do with my Fiskars Paper Trimmer.
2) Print out or write out the days of the week and attach these to the scrapbook paper background.

{Design Tip: Choose a lighter color & less busy patterns for where you'll be writing.}
3) Add embellishments & pop it in the frame. Easy, right? The dry-erase marker makes for easy menu changes & makes this a meal planner for the long run!

Bon Appetit with redeeming hands,

p.s. Don't you just love soups in the fall? I love soup any day haha and would love to share a favorite Chicken Noodle Soup recipe (with fresh Thyme sprigs, yum)!


  1. Thanks Rachel for always being an inspiration to those who around you. This is a fun idea!

    1. You are welcome! I'm always inspired by others & just want to share the fun:)

  2. I started planning out a menu on Sunday's. It is SO helpful and I actually was able to create meals for 2 weeks from what we had already in our fridge, freezer & pantry. So I was actually able to save money for Christmas gifts by planning our menu :)