Chalkboard Menu {Guest Post}

I am so excited about today’s post! You see, Sarah {from Little Red Brick House} and I have something major in common: a love for chalkboard paint. Combine that with a love of staying organized and menu planning and we might as well be sisters. She is sharing her awesome chalkboard menu here today.


I’m so, so excited to be guest posting here today on Just Us Four! Thank you so much, Shannah, for having me! My name is Sarah and I blog over at Little Red Brick House about all things creative, with an emphasis on DIY and home decor.

I have a small obsession with chalk boards. I mean, there’s one on my Wall Organizer in the front entry, one as a Calendar/Memo Board in my dining room/schoolroom (we homeschool) and now one in my kitchen! I would probably paint everything in chalkboard paint if my husband would let me. ;)

I like to plan my meals for the week ahead and I got tired of searching for my meal planning notebook every time I needed to know what was for dinner. Not to mention, an old spiral notebook isn’t very inspiring! I decided to make a chalkboard menu for the wall so I could just glance over at it when needed. It was such a simple project but it’s been super functional for me and I’m loving it so much!

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DIY Dry Erase Board for $5

I have a chalkboard command center in my house that I love!  But, it is in the kitchen and I find myself always needing to jot down little notes or remind myself {or other family members} of something when I am at the front of the house.  I wanted a really inexpensive and non-permanant option so I delicded to make a DIY dry erase board with a $5 budget. $5 DIY Dry Erase Board #dollarstorecrafts #budgetcrafts #DIYDryEraseBoard [Read more…]

Easy Dinner Strategies – Tips to Get Dinner on the Table

One of our goals for 2014 was to save more money.  Part of that comes with making changes to our lifestyle so that we have more extra money hanging around to actually save.  One of our ways to to do that: eating dinner at home.  We’d recently fallen into a routine where we ate out pretty much every meal from Friday through Sunday.  Our new plan was to limit that to one dinner and one lunch per week.  That meant I needed a plan to get dinner on the table even on our busiest nights.  Want to know how I do it?
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Black Friday Survival Kit with a Printable

Guess what will be here in a just over a week?  Sure, there is Thanksgiving but there is also Black Friday!  Are you a Black Friday shopper?  I definitely am and look forward to it every year.  If you are too, I am here to help you with your black Friday preparation with tips on creating a Black Friday Survival Kit {and printable}!

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{Guest Post} Foamcore Chalkboard with Washi Tape Grid

Today, we have another guest blogger sharing an awesome “why didn’t I think of that” idea!  Thanks so much to Consie, from Atop Serenity Hill, for guest posting here!


Hi everyone! I’m Consie and I blog over at Atop Serenity Hill about face and body painting, cake decorating, photography and anything else that comes along on my creative journey. I am excited to be here today (thanks, Shannah!) to share my Foamcore Chalkboard with you!
foamcorechalkboardwithwashitape I’m a fairly new blogger and staying organized with posts and ideas is a huge goal! I’m also slightly obsessed with my stats. So I decided to make a chalkboard for my craft space that would help me keep track of all those things and be a huge, physical reminder to keep up with my daily blog goals.

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H’s Room Update: Upcycled Paper Tray

Surgery put the brakes on changing H’s room to a bigger girl room but we are slowly moving forward.  While I was resting comfortably with my pain meds and my knee propped up, painters came and changed her room from pink to a gorgeous citron green {selected by H herself}.  Then, once I could move around a little bit, I took on a smaller project and upcycled a paper tray.

upcycled paper tray

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Chalkboard Week: Chalkboard Ceramic Coasters

Chalkboard week continues!  I’ve got another ridiculously simple project today.  This time I am combining my trusty chalkboard paint with ceramic tiles to create chalkboard ceramic coasters.

Chalkboard Ceramic Coasters

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Uses for Mason Jars – The Craft Edition

Mason jars are the jack of all trades when it comes to storage, crafts and recipes.  There isn’t much that can’t be done with a mason jar.  In fact, they are growing in popularity so quickly that new sizes and colors are being introduced.  I recently picked up a bunch from a local yard sale and immediately starting search for uses for mason jars.  Today, I am sharing some of the ideas I found for using mason jars in crafts

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Organizing with Fabric Wrapped Binders

Back when school started {eons ago right?!}, our house was flooded with paperwork and I created artwork binders for each of our kids.  Well, plain binders are pretty ugly and boring sitting on our a bookcases in the family room.  So, I decided to turn them into fabric wrapped binders to blend in a little better while still offering the organizing I was looking for.

Kindly ignore the label still on one of them. H insisted that I leave it in there and it wasn’t a battle I was willing to fight.

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Flashback: Make Your Own Kitchen Storage

I’m prepping for Snap! and spending some much needed time with my little family.  In place of dead air {screen?}, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite posts from the past.  Today, I’m sharing the my make your own kitchen storage project.

Do you remember the cake stand I made and re-purposed to store all of my kitchen soaps? Here it is in all of its loveliness

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