I made an update to the hub of my main floor this past weekend. I'm not a techno girl but took a huge leap this year and and used the calendar option on my iPad for our main family calendar. It's worked out pretty well except that only I know then what we have going on. I was in Hobby Lobby looking for something completely different (isn't this the way it always is?) when I came across this framed marker board/calendar, and a light bulb went off in my brain. Why not have the best of both worlds!
Now I can use the Pad for my long range calendar but have a calendar out for the whole fam to see and know what we're up to. I found this for $15.99 but it was on sale for 30% off. To add a bit of color to my space I sanded the edges of the frame and painted it the same color as my garage door.
Apparently I didn't sand it well enough and without even trying I got a distressed finish, where the paint didn't adhere well in a few places. Oh well.....I'm mean, I meant to do that! ;) We used the eyeball method to hang it, and 14 holes later I think we have it!
My "office" is on the corner of my kitchen which makes it really convenient to quick send an email, check a date on the calendar, or surf the web while I make dinner or help kids with homework.
The flowers help to "hide" the cords. I showed you how to make the bulletin board here and this has become quite the pinterest sensation!
So has everybody out there gone totally digital or are there a few of you out there that still kick it old school? What tricks have you found to keep your family organized and on the same page?
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