now fast forward to today- i have a hell of a lot of scrapbooking gear that is just sitting. and my mom made fun of me when she was out here for how much stuff i have- but i need to remind her that she bought most of it for me. anyways, like i said for the most part it's just sitting. i use bits and pieces of stuff for cards or packaging for my etsy shop (remember when i was motivated and did that?). but i told myself i am going to make better use of it all.
with the not-so-baby velzy starting school and the need for a morning routine i made a chart for her a few weeks ago. she loved making hearts in the boxes every morning when she had finished getting ready and it really did make things easier in the morning. last week i got out "the paper" and "the rub-on's" and made some charts for the girls:
i had a lot of fun making them- the girls picked out "their papers" for their charts and i excitedly took them to the copy center today to have them laminated so we could use dry erase makers on them all year (in case your wondering, the blank strips on the bottom are for rotating weekly chores). i was so proud of myself. the little college girl who laminated them said they were so cool. i actually felt cool. and then i came home and tried a dry erase marker. and it didn't just rub off like it should. i had to really scrub with window cleaner to get if off. and now i am no longer proud of myself.
my question for you- any suggestions on how i can make these re-useable for week after week? i have not come up with any good ideas but i really want to be able use and re-use them. i did just read that clear contact paper works with dry erase markers... who knew?
oh, and head on over to the how about orange blog and download this template for a really cute weekly menu planner. i may have made one for myself to put on the side of my fridge and motivate me to not suck and weekly menu planning. but of course, it's now laminated and i have to figure out how to make it re-useable too.