Friday, July 30, 2010

Family Memo Board

A couple of weeks ago I made this memo board to help keep track of all the goings on in our family.

In our old house I just taped a calendar to the side of our fridge and I would paper clip things to it. Well, here I can't do that. Our fridge is sandwiched between cabinets and plus it always looked really messy.

This baby hangs in our mudroom.

I bought this cork board from the thrift store for 99 cents. It is a big one, 24" x 36". I painted the frame and distressed it a little. Covered it with some fabric I already had by using staples and then I glued on some ribbon.

Of course, since my cricut is finally out of storage I just had to use it.

I found a little white board calendar at Staples and then I also printed out calendars for the next 6 months. That way when appointments or practices are scheduled during the coming months I can keep track of them.

Once school, football and hockey start I foresee this guy getting lots of use. This is where I plan to hand field trip notices, supply lists, etc.

I am hoping this helps us to run like a well oiled machine. Or at least one that isn't in a dire need of an lube job.


Sarah said...

Looks great!!

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Aspiring Millionaire said...

Love your blog!

I'm a new follower

Heather said...

Stopping by from TGC to say what a helpful idea. I love organizing though I never seem to find the amount of time I should to do it in...hmmm, maybe I should organize my time first?! :) Would love for you to come link up to Fabulous Friday!
Heather @

Melissa said...

Cute idea! Glad you are finally getting your stuff out of storage and are able to use it!

What? 3 posts in one day? Glad you are getting back! Can't wait to see more pics of your house!

Lauren said...

New follower from New Friend Fiday Follow!I love this memo board!!! Such a cute idea!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!


PS i also host a weekly blog hop! Feel free to link up anytime :0)

Erin Wallace said...

I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follows. Nice blog! Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

Erin Wallace

the cape on the corner said...

love it! can't believe you found that for 99 cents, that's a steal and a half! lucky girl!

so glad you for your sweet comment, and i am dying to know what you did with your pumpkin jar! i don't know what to do with it, i felt it was like an apothecary jar in that it's glass and clear, and i thought maybe i could group it with them? who knows! lol!