Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dinner Planner

I'm back in Chicago! I had a wonderful week with my family, but it is nice to be back home.

Every week, I decide what I want to cook for dinner for the week, so it makes the grocery shopping easier, and I'm able to do things like, cook a double batch of sauce and use it later in the week. Except, I lost my notebook I was planning in! (I am very upset!)

So, I decided to make my own notebook, since all of my scrapbook supplies are here, and free to use!

I wanted to book to be big, so I had room to write down everything I needed, and so I couldn't lose it again (so very very upset!) I decided to make the book 8.5x11 and to have Monday-Thursday on one page, and Friday-Sunday + extras on the other.

The first thing I needed to do was make up a word template. (Which you can get here: Monday, Friday)

I found 9 cream colored pages of cardstock.

On 7 pages, I printed Monday on one side, and Friday- on the other.

On one of the remaining two pages, I printed Monday on one side. On the other side, I adhered some pretty blue paper. This will become my cover.

On the last page, I printed Friday on one side, and adhered a blank piece of cardstock to the other side (I chose navy blue to compliment my cover page).

I used a regular office hole puncher to punch holes on the side of the page with the large margin. After punching holes, I used my Martha Stewart score board to score each page at 0.75 inches (just beyond the holes you just punched!)

Then, I lined up all of the pages, with the cover on top, and tied it together with some twine, and viola! I have a new dinner planner!

PS. Next time I will take more pictures as I'm assembling my project - I just hadn't unpacked my camera yet!


Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks awesome!

Becky said...

This turned out so cute! I also plan out our meals each week, but I just put them in my phone. Nothing nearly this adorable ;)

WhisperingWriter said...

That looks awesome!

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