Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Getting sorted for the year


I'm trying really hard this year to be organised 
and one of the things I wanted to do is have a good weekly menu to follow.
I find if it's written down, it is easier to do.


I found a fairly manky white board in the back of the cupboard
just ripe for a make-over. I had a box of goodies from the lovely people at Scotch
and so I decided to use some washi tape to brighten it up.


It was just a matter of sticking it on the edge really,
except at the corners where I had to make a couple of little cuts
like darts, to make it sit nicely.


I found an ugly little wooden box at the opshop
and decided it would be good to put the shopping list and a pen in.
So I just covered it with washi tape too.


There is a magnet which I covered too.


It was a simple project but really effective.


Not only does it look really nice, it is super practical too.


I have an awesome package of goodies to give away too,
it's really fun stuff, so leave a comment and I'll draw a name.

Also click on this link and enter the competition for a mini ipad.


33 comments:

  1. cute! I just did over a clock with washi tape :o) it was $2 at the local oppy. If you're happy to post to Aus I'd love to put my name in the hat xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Washi tape is so fun. Looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I always admire anyone who is able to set up a menu for the week. I always think it is a good idea, but somehow I never get to it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Going to have to try out some Washi tape; sure there are things here I could pretty up.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great little project. I have only just started using Washi tape. It seems to have 101 uses.

    Yes, so much easier if the menu is planned. We plan ours for 2 weeks.

    Yes please put my name in the hat for goodies!

    Cheers

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the many uses for washi tape! I'm gearing myself up for meal planning too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I start off with a hiss and a roar with writing my weekly menu down, then it fizzles out :( I always feel so organised when I do though. I'd love to be in the draw.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I don't know how people get by without meal planning....or maybe that's just because I'm so obsessed with food! I love how you beautified your menu xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. I lost my meal planning mojo over the holidays. I'm spoilt to have a stay at home husband who does the weeknight cooking but he lacks inspiration (don't we all). We've been having homemade pizza, nachos, rice risotto and pasta and sauce every week because of my lack of planning. I must get back on it. You've inspired me.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oooh, count me in! A) trying to get sorted this year & B) Loving the scotch tape range... Might have to try something like this...

    ReplyDelete
  11. I just saw this brand 2 days ago!!! I had no idea Scotch made such colourful groovy looking tapes. Would live to try some :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Meal planning is great! It's so good that if I'm running late, my husband can look at the list and start the dinner! I love washi tape, it looks like so much fun so keen to try some out!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am looking at the weekly menu thinking Sunday night Ratatouille looks like a good night. Great transformations.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Very cute! We plan all our weeks meals too. Makes things so much easier! I'm lucky enough to have a husband who does all the cooking too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Good idea. I make a menu for the whole fortnight, but don't assign the meals to particular days. It helps with the shopping and not having to decide what to cook.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great job Deb! Washi tape is so versatile and fun to work with, isn't it?!

    ReplyDelete
  17. We are trying to do the same with meal planning and I pop it on a little stick on blackboard in the kitchen.
    I was thinking of making a revolving six week plan so I don't have to think up the weekly plan - lol.
    Love colourful tapes, will have to look for those Scotch ones.

    ReplyDelete
  18. these are such cute and effective ideas! i love having a menu plan, it keeps things running so much smoother.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Looking good - I need to get into menu planning again too, sometimes even that is too hard to think about:)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Cool. It looks super nice on your counter. Made me hungry. Always up for winning something...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Trying hard to be more organised this year and I love your menu. I menu plan, but have trouble sticking to it!!!! I've heard great things about the washi tape still to try tho'.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Nice... I like to follow my lists too :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. awesome project - it certainly does make life that much easier/simpler when there is a bit of a plan - reminds me to get back into gear on that one. Washi tape ROCKS!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a difference the washi tape makes to update things. Must go and find some

    ReplyDelete
  25. It's lovely Debs and meal planning is so organised. I always start the year being organised and it slowly goes downhill from there. Good luck with it all. karen.schulz@paradise.net.nz

    ReplyDelete
  26. That board looks so much better with the tape! I prefer to see my plan as well otherwise I will completely forget. Did you know that Taste has a new menu planner now? You can try it for free for 28 days. The code is TASTE28. Good luck with the organising, I am in the same boat.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Pretty and very pratical!
    I really need to start using the menu board I made ages ago...it still has a weeks menu from months ago on it!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Very cute makeover! I think I need to look around and see if I have anything needing brightening up as I've got a little washi tape stash.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love that idea and love that you prettied up something that you have! Yes to may name in the hap please x

    ReplyDelete
  30. Just last week I bought white boards for my kids. Lately, I have been nagging and nagging to no avail. I decided to attach white boards to their bedroom doors. On it I write the job that needs to be done and when it needs to be done by. If they don't do the task by that time they lost a privilege. So far it is working out beautifully. I have not had to ask them to do a single chore and the chores on the white board are getting done. Now I want to fill my house with white boards and use them for everything! I really like the idea with meals. Cooking meals is something I do not enjoy and it is a great idea to plan in advance.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Reading this post again, inspired me to dig out my old whiteboard & put up a weekly meal planner.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great ideas. I've never heard of washi tape before - looks like fun.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Love this idea - I have an old whiteboard somewhere - must hunt it out and see about giving it a makeover :-)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for dropping by. I love to hear from you and I want you to know that I really appreciate each comment!!