Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Personalized Kitchen Menu. Photo Blocks

Happy Tuesday!

I haven't really written a really decent blog post in quite a while. For that, I apologize!

Being a wife and mommy has kept me soooo busy!

Personalized Kitchen Menu

Over the past several months cooking in the kitchen has been a real challenge for me! When five o'clock rolls around, I start to scramble. Then the question comes to mind, what should I cook?

As the stress level starts to build, I find myself reaching for anything "simple". Something that I can have cooked in about 30 minutes or less.

The problem with this is, I used to LOVE to cook! I found joy and satisfaction in cooking!

As my life has gotten busier, the kids demands have grown, cooking has been put dead last on the to tum pole!

A few days ago, I decided to try and bring back that spark in cooking again.

The first step to achieving this was to, be prepared!

By being prepared, you have the items you need, you already know what you are going to cook ahead of time, allows you more time to cook! Eating healthier is now more of a priority.

The best solution I could come up with was a month long MENU! It doesn't take long to fill out either!

Once you have your menu planned, you can then fill out your shopping list week by week or by the month!

I created my cute little menu in Heritage Collector. I thought by having my children's cute little faces next to the menu, it would brighten my experience!

I created this using Heritage Collector's Calendar module. I erased the numbers and added a few pictures.
This is a 10x8 size. I use a dry erase marker to fill out and use again and again!  Took about an hour to make.

Photo Blocks

I enjoy decorating. I love to fill my house with things of value and memory. I'm very sentimental!

I came up with this cute idea because I also like to decorate using very little money.

I re sized my pictures in Heritage Collector Storybook, printed them out, then modge podged them to the painted wood blocks. To add a finished look, I added a painted wooden finial to the top!

Super Easy! Super cheap!!

Heritage Collector has made my crafting needs so much easier, fun and much less expensive!

To find out more about Heritage Collector, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you come back really soon.