Wednesday 8 February 2012

Pinning it DOWN {3} - Menu Planner

Welcome to the Fifth Pinning it Down Tuesday! Do you find yourself pinning projects to Pinterest, but rarely getting around to doing them? Do you need a bit of encouragement to make some of those projects come to life? Join Pam and Sarah every Tuesday for the Pinning it Down link-up, where we're making a Pinterest project happen in our homes every week. This week is hosted over at Sarahs

In week 3 Ann from Building my Catholic Home and in  week 4 Laurie from Keeping it Simple posted their versions of the Menu board from Pinterest.

I have not been a menu planner but loved the idea and wanted to give it a go.  So this week on Pinning it DOWN I made something for me :)

The orginal idea was shared by Little Birdie Secrets over at Make and Takes: Wipe Off Weekly Menu Planner.

I purchased a certificate frame from The Reject Shop
Used Excel to create a weekly dinner planning sheet.
Chose a sheet of pretty paper from my Scrap booking stack
Cut it to fit.
Printed my menu sheet on it.
Done !


Menu plan gifts

Photo Collages done with the FREE software Photoscape . Tutorial over at Great Fun 4 Kids.

Are you ready to play along? Here's how our link-up works:
1. Choose a project from one of your Pinterest pinboards and make it happen. Blog a little about it. Remember, it doesn't have to be elaborate- we just want to see what you've been up to!

2. Make sure you link back here somewhere in your post so others can find us and play along. Feel free to grab our Pinning it Down graphic if you'd like to add it to your post. Also, don't forget proper pinning etiquette and try to include a link back the original idea whenever possible. We want to be sure that cool idea credit is given to the proper person.

3. Link up over at Sarah's . Make sure you're sending us to your actual post, and not to your general blog address. You can add your link all the way through Friday, so if you haven't gotten a chance to work on any of your pins yet this week, you're not too late.


  1. Still love this idea. Do you find that you stick to what you write down for each day? I make the list and then switch the days around as I go. I never feel like making what is listed on the day it is listed.

    1. Don't know Pam. I haven't used Menu planning before. I am keen to try. I will let you know :)

  2. Now that would save the constant "What's for tea" " question, wouldn't it!
    A neat (& pretty!!) idea. Thanks for blogging it!

    1. Had not thought of that !

      You are welcome :)

  3. That's a great idea! I'd have to have three, breakfast lunch and dinner boards!

    1. You could change the orientation to landscape and have the days down the left and have three columns

  4. Yours is turned out great! I love it. This is our first full week using it and it really helps me to have the menu where I see it. The kids also like it. For some reason they always have desperate need to know what's for dinner. :)

    1. Thank you :) I agree having it planned out has lifted the "what shall we have for dinner " routine :)

      I wrote out my menu plan and a certain teen altered it over night ! LOL it was so funny when I found it in the morning ! Think I might take a photo and update this post ...

  5. This is SO pretty! I keep telling myself I need to start menu planning again...


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