Monday, June 14, 2010

Winner Winner, What's For Dinner...

 Welcome to those stopping in from Tuesday Tag-Along

Now my son can check our new "Dinner" board when he comes home from school instead of it being the first question he asks me. The debate was chalkboard or dry erase since there have been so many great examples of each. But I finally decided last week when Erin at Crafts & Sutch did  a cute dry erase message board ( so cute that it was picked as a favorite thing this week at All Thingz Related ) that dry erase was the winner.

Started w/ a $.01 frame from one of Aaron Bros $.01 sales (they're a national chain and a couple of times a year the have a sale where you buy one frame for reg price and get another one for $.01 so who knows if this frame was the $.01 or the full price one but I digress):

It was too shiny and I wanted to tone it down so I painted it with a taupe acrylic and then dry brushed it with black.  I used the cardboard backing that came in the frame to make the main part, covering it w/ scrapbook paper and an acetate border I got at a sidewalk sale at one of my favorite haunts. They were on sale for $.10 each so of course I bought 10 of them. They were a dime! How could I buy just one? :

That's my stack of acetate thingies in the rubber band. Then I got out some clear acrylic stamps and spelled out dinner and realized there's only one "n" in the pack so I turned a "u" upside down because I didn't want to go back in and squeeze the 2nd "n" in.  Both to fit the letters on the acrylic block and because I knew I wouldn't get them perfectly straight, and then I would be cranky, I put the letters on kinda jumbled.

Here's the whole thing (together with Tuesday's dinner plans ... if you can't read my handwriting, it's chicken skewers, broccoli, pasta) :

I'm not much of a week at a time meal planner....more of a this is what's for dinner TONIGHT kind of planner so you won't see a M,T,W etc. board here lol.

Linking up at:


Fine Craft Guild


Jessica said...

Hi! Just stopping by from Tuesday Tag-Along. I'm following you via GFC. Come visit us at!

Rose said...

already a follower. loved your post. have a good day. rose

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome idea and you did a terrific the .01 frame deal :D
The menu sounds good...any leftovers :D

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

cool idea ... like the dry erase idea!

mle said...

Fancy dinner board! fancier than any of my dinners : ) thanks for stopping by for a visit - happy tuesday!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks for the comments and new visitors/ followers, I'll be by to visit soon! I'll be by to visit existing followers too!

HBrummett said...

WOW THAT IS AWESOME! You have great ideas!
I am a new follower. If you have a moment please check out my blog. There are lots of freebies right now and 2 great giveaways with LOW entries! Have a fabulous day! ~Heather

Jennifer said...

With a blog name like "The Answer is Chocolate", I just had to visit -- only to discover your wonderfully addictive crafts!!! I'm definitely a new follower now!

At the Fence said...

I followed through TAT. Visit me At the Fence and become a neighbor.
Thank you, Lori

Ott, A. said...

the menu board looks great. Just stoppin' by from TTA to say hi and thanks for linking up to the party. I was really surprised to be the hostess today, I hope you found lots of new blogs and followers. Happy blogging!!!!

Jingle said...

What a cute idea! Great job!

Tracy - A Maui Mommy said...

Hi there! Came in from TTA. Cute blog! Hope you can follow me back too. :-)


Life in Rehab said...

That's adorable!

Terrell said...

Just wanted to say thank you for being my newest follower ;) I'll do the same! I love your style!
Have a great day!!

Decor To Adore said...

This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

This is so cute! I agree - I'm more of a "What's for dinner, Today" kind of gal. :)
Very cute. And thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment about my mirror! I appreciate it.

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

That turned out so cute! Thanks for the shout out! :)

Crafts & Sutch

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Your menu board is so cute and clever! Love the dragonfly. In my house the question about what's for dinner was always followed by "When?" My son was a bottomless pit way back then and his sisters were almost as starved, lol! said...

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