Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stocking Stuffer Ideas Blog Hop

Hello!

Welcome to the Stocking Stuffers Blog Hop hosted by the Janis of Pause, Dream, Enjoy! and Paper Playtime!!! If you have stumbled across this post, start at the beginning by CLICKING HERE

If you have been hopping along you should have arrived here from the talented Corri! I decided to make a super fun (AND SIMPLE....AND INEXPENSIVE) weekly menu planner.  My hubby and I love to plan our meals at the beginning of the week so that grocery shopping is simple, and thinking is minimal after a long day of work.  I was at a crop and one of the other croppers made something similar to this, and I LOVED the idea!  By using an old picture frame, you can make a super fun (and perhaps even decor matching) design for your weekly menu.  Using a dry erase marker you can then write in your menu plans for each day of the week and the glass protects your original design!  This is such a quick and simple gift idea that you can whip together with a simple photo frame, and any scraps you have at home.  Be sure to scroll down for blog candy!  I used my From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge for the die cuts.



Supplies
Silver Picture Frame: 8 1/2 x 11 (Walmart)
Patterned Paper: Basics (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: Silver (Dollarama), True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Alpha Stickers: 'menu', 'days of the week' (Basic Grey), Tiny Type (Cosmo Cricut)
Die Cuts: From My Kitchen (Cricut)

Blog Candy
Leave a comment below and I will use random.org to draw a name on Monday.  Please note that I can only deliver to Canada or the USA.  Thanks so much and enjoy the hop!  Don't forget to leave a way to contact you!!

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Kathi!  I hope you are having a great Saturday hopping away!  If you give this gift idea a try, link me up so I can come and check it out!!  Happy Hopping!!

Lisa

Blog Hop Participants

95 comments:

Heather said...

I LOOOOVE This idea!!! I find that even with staying home, homeschooling and trying to stay organized, I usually do not plan meals ahead. I really need to! I scramble near lunch time to get it all together. I really am going to make myself create one of these cuties and stick to setting a menu!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Abby said...

I too love this idea!!! i have the simple ones that they sell at Michaels, I need to try this idea!!! Thanks!!!

CricutLvr!! said...

This is a fabulous idea!! Definitely on the scrap-lift list!!
Super cute!!

Alex said...

great idea !

mum of two said...

I am a menu planner. How have I NEVER thought of making something like this?? Well, I will be making 2 in the next few days. One for me, and one for my mum - also a menu planner... Thanks for the great idea!

michelle

MenanBerretts said...

What a great idea! I am going to have to try it out. Thanks.

The Happy Stamper :) said...

This is awesome! I plan my meals for the week & just write them on a piece of paper & tape it in the cabinet. This is sooooo much cuter! Thanks for the great idea!!!
Huggs,
Gale The Happy Stamper ;)

Lynlee said...

GREAT idea!
lynlee4@gmail.com

mcever4 said...

GREAT IDEA! i do a weekly menu as well and this is a neat way to display! I think I will try one of these for myself! TFS!

Robin
mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

Simply AJ said...

Super cute!!! Love this idea - it's practical and easy to make. I would have never thought to use a frame with a dry erase marker. Thanks so much for sharing your project. AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

Hestia's Helper said...

Why don't I think of things like this on my own?... I have to spend HOURS online looking at other peoples' blogs to get any good ideas! And this one is a GREAT one! I've bookmarked it in my "I'm Going to Make This" folder!

Laura said...

I love this idea.

cherpielc@sbcglobal.net

Miria said...

Looove it. I am a big menu planner. Usually my menu plan gets lost or destroyed. I will have to try this out.

craftaholic said...

New Follower of your blog!! That is a awesome Idea!! TFS!!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

GiGi said...

That is such a great idea!!! I love the silver frame! TFS!
booger1 at tds.net

MsJay said...

I so love this project. This definitely a keeper.

Heather said...

Cute idea. I too plan my menus and that would be a great way to do it each week. Thanks for sharing.

Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

Great project!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Maria Matter said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Lisa!!! My family does the same with meal planning and this would be perfect for my home! Everything seems more organized in my home when the meals are planned every week!

A FABULOUS gift idea, thank you!
hugs & blessings!

Carley said...

Lisa I am in love with this I am so going to have to make one of these ASAP! It would help out so much! Thank you for the inspiration

Lavender Angel said...

Awesome Idea!!!

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

girlia said...

this is such a cool idea!! love it

April said...

Oh wow what a great idea! Super cute!!

Sheena said...

Cute & Fun idea!! TFS

Hugs, Sheena
slynne1 at gmail dot com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

What sweet concept I just love it... and you never have to hear

WHAT FOR DINNER... every again LOL
Thank you for sharing your talent
The Scrapbooking Queen

Tanya said...

Love the idea! Yours turned out great :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love this idea!! Super cute and it may even encourage me to pre-plan our menus! :)


TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
cplamond@hotmail.com

Toni said...

Super cute! TFS.
mrs_to_you@yahoo.com

Suzy said...

LOVE this idea! Okay not only do I need a menu planner but I *need* From my Kitchen! LOL! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make some stocking stuffers.
~Suzanne SuzyQ28024@gmail.com

Janis said...

OK, that's just cool! I've never seen a project anything like this before. How neat! :) Janis

bluecrayons said...

perfect for the family members who is always asking whats for dinner mom?

stefeni said...

What a great idea! Super fun for kids.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Savahanna said...

I love this idea. I want to make a menu

Peggy said...

This is a very clever project. Thank you for sharing. {Hugs} Peggy
Stampnmore at aol dot com

buglvr2010 said...

This is a great idea! I want to do this for my own kitchen...my kiddos are alway asking what's for dinner...

Rebecca said...

This is the cutest ever! I cannot wait to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing!
Becky Higinbothom
bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

This is the cutest ever! I cannot wait to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing!
Becky Higinbothom
bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

Sharon said...

What a great idea! Lisa, this is just wonderful!! Our DD needs one of these! They have 4 of our Grands and are always hollaring about supper! This is just fantastic!! :)

Angela R said...

How cute and clever thank you for sharing!
Contact info: in case I get a chance to be a lucky winner! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is so cute, I am definitely going to make one of these so that I don't have to keep the menus in my head. TFS, love it.

shanna13 said...

I love this idea. I like to be organized! TFS Susan
shanna13@frontiernet.net

phonetecgirl said...

Great idea for a housewarming gift. Thanks for sharing!!

Minta's Creations said...

Love this idea!
Also, I'm your newest follower..Would Love it if you could check out my blog.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

I love this idea! So super stinkin cute - how fun would this be to have!!!!! I have got to make one - thank you sooooooo much.
~lori (gallionlori at gmail dot com)

Barb said...

This is a great idea! My husband and I sooo need to do this. I think I'll make one of these over my winter break. Thanks for sharing!

GIJoesWife said...

What a great idea. That would make it easier to plan for shopping. Merry Christmas!!


GIJoesbarbie22@aim.com

Trisha said...

I love your menu board. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

i'm a new follower come and visit me
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspoy.com
rebecca minor
buzzybeedesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com

iluvmybugs said...

What a cute project and great gift idea! TFS

Terry
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Fantastic idea! TFS!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

What a fun project!! Adorable menu planner!!

jenni said...

Great idea! My family would love that. I might have to make that for my husband for Christmas!
Thanks!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Marianne said...

This would be a perfect idea as a gift at my own home for my teenagers. Thank you for sharing your project, I may just have to give this a try and see how well it works for my kids.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love the cards and candy. You are very talented. Thanks for offering.

Donna said...

Wondcerful idea!

Melissa said...

I love this idea and desperately need one of these! I really need to get more organized with our weekly dinner plans! Thanks so much for sharing this.

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Fran said...

I love it!!! Hugs,Fran

Nisson Family said...

Lisa I love your idea! It is so clever and useful all year round!!! :)

Pam
Simply-pam.blogspot.com

Celeste B. said...

How cute!! I love the frame!!! :) Such a beautiful creation, TFS!! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Courtney Bosarge said...

what a great idea. nice job!

Saundra said...

This would be great to plan meals ahead, which I'm not good at doing at all! Thanks!

saundra24@yahoo.com

Glenda said...

What a great idea....super cute project! Just became a follower! Visit my blog if you have time!
Glenda
http:Glendascards.blogspot.com/

scrappymama said...

great idea TFS!
esigmon@cox.net

Wendy said...

This is fabulous! I need something like this AND I know my sister would love it! TFS your idea!
wendy.roos2boys@gmail.com

Melissa said...

Our family can use this for sure!!!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

I absolutely love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

Karelj said...

What a great idea! I'm a weekly menu planner, too, and this is way cuter than my chalkboard! I'm a follower. ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

duchessdee said...

I love your idea so much. i own a diner in rural ND and what a fun way this will be to list my daily lunch specials. thanks sooooooooo much. Dee

sdalla said...

Super cute and useful. Thanks for sharing.
sdalla@aol.com

A Scrap Above said...

Really great idea, I always have a menu planned, this is a great idea!
I am a new follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Craft-A-Holic Momma said...

Neat idea! Love it!

BunnyFreak said...

This is a great idea.

Seachelle said...

Great Idea, I would love to make it the kids chore chart wow this is great. chelle gmellery@bigpond.com

primpedinpaper said...

Your project is sooo cool!!! I love it! What a great way to use a frame. I love that it can be easily displayed and used. Thanks for the chance to win! -Nicole primpedinpaper@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Lisa,

What a great idea!!! :) I love to plan our weekly menus and this is perfect! Not only so you can reuse it, but the frame keeps it clean.

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

debpaint16 said...

Wow, I just Love this idea!! I have never seen this before, but it would be a great gift for anyone to use!!!
TFS

debpaint16@aol.com

ScrappinAnn said...

Thank you for the inspiring blog and for a chance to win. The Gypsy is just great, isn't it?!

Darlene said...

ooh! What a great idea. Now if I could only get that organized.

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Debbi said...

What a great idea! That might even entice me to plan meals in advance, lol.
*smiles*
debbi
hockman1(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Debra said...

So creative! I like how it lets the family know what's for dinner, so they don't keep asking LOL! I am a new follower

Anonymous said...

Nice project...Thanks!
lyn
blply05 at yahoo dot com

CA Scrapper said...

What a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.


lschmitt40@hotmail.com

Leti said...

i luv this idea. my kids hav asked me to do a menu before.
designsbyleti@gmail.com

Anna said...

What a great idea!!! Very creative.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

creativeprincess said...

Love this idea! I am with you on planning the meals ahead. I find it makes for a much smoother week!
Tara

thecreativeprincess at hotmail.dom

Debican said...

This is a real doable project. I like this but need it more. Hugs, Debi

myska said...

This is a cool project! Need to "lift" this one! Thanks1

aremus said...

I love this! I wonder if I made one would I stick to the scheduled menu. :) TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com

VinDeeLoo said...

Cute idea. With my husband being a soccer and basketball official and me going to 4 nieces activities, most of our menus would read "On the Go". :)

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

BABYBORICUA said...

This is a fabulous idea....

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love this idea!!!! Great job !!

MaryNSC said...

What a SUPER DUPER IDEA If U only knew How many times I heard what u want for DINNER.
Thank U for SHARING!!

Dave said...

I really thought your daily menu was such a great idea. I'd love to make that for my wife, she'd love it. Thanks for the tips.

Beth said...

Now that is a fantastic idea Lisa great use for the frame.
TFS

Mari AKA Momo said...

What an awesome project!!! Love it! XOXO Momo

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