Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Review & Giveaway - Stick to it! Menu Planner

About Stick to it! Menu Planner -
Stick to it! is handy-dandy magnetic menu planner. It was created by two busy moms who wanted an easier way to plan their family's meals and the grocery shopping required to make them. It comes with 40 blank magnetic "tiles" which you personalize with your family's favorite breakfasts, lunches or dinners, to plan a whole week's worth of meals in advance.

My experience with Stick to it! -
I got mine the week before I had my surgery, and used it to plot out a meal plan for my husband to follow while I was down and out. Having several days worth of meals planned in advance (all the way down to the side dishes) also made grocery shopping a lot easier. Here is what my planner looked like that week -

I only set mine up through Saturday, because I was expecting to be back up and about by Sunday. Alas that wasn't to be, but that's on me. I could have easily planned and shopped for an entire week's worth of meals using Stick to it! as an organizational aid.

You might notice that I used labels on the magnets, rather than hand-writing my menu items on them. I initially wrote on a few of the magnets with a fine-point Sharpie, but found that they were still a bit wet and smudgy even a week later. I spoke with Amy, one of the creators of this planner, and she told me that a regular ball point pen works best if you choose the write-in option.

Your chance to win!
So now we're down to the good stuff - a giveaway! If you think that a Stick to it! meal planner would help to simplify your life and would like a chance to win one, simply leave a comment expressing your interest in the planner and you'll be entered to win! I'll draw a winner and post the result this Friday, the 17th, at which point you can email me your mailing address which I will pass on to Stick to it!, so that they may mail you your planner directly. BUT - if you can't wait that long and want to lay your hands on one now for yourself or as a gift, you can place an order via Stick to it!'s Facebook page.

Thanks for taking the time to read this review and to those of you entering to win - Good luck and Happy Holidays! :)

**Full disclosure - Amy (one of Stick to it!'s creators) is a friend of mine. That being said, my opinion and subsequent review of this product is an honest reflection of my personal experience with it. I don't tend to do reviews because my opinions aren't for sale. If I sing the praises of (or rail against) a product/service/business, you can bet that I'm doing so because of my first hand experience with it. I hope that you will trust that this will always be the case with this and any future reviews on this blog.**


  1. That looks like a fun tool, and one that I could get my husband to play along with, too. I'd love one!

  2. Wow, look's very useful and user friendly. I would love a chance to win :)

    ps. I didn't win the dishclothes I entered for either sooooooooooooo.


  3. count me in hon. looks like a great thing, especially for Dad with my crazy work hours!!
    Thanks, Mom J.

  4. O O O, very cool! I am interested because I would hope it would keep me on track...and prevent random trips to fast food places!

    Enter me.

  5. Looks fantastic, heres hoping your friend makes money from this. It looks like it should help alot of busy mums out there.

  6. oh how cool - i so need one of these! then maybe i'd stop hearing what's for dinner? every two seconds.....lol

  7. I saw this meal planning divise at the craft fair at Kenilworth Elementary. What a wonderful planner to have. I would love to own one as well but with the upcoming Holiday I had to refrain from shopping for myself. Enter me in the drawing I would love to win, I am a mom of 2 girls and a husband who works long hours and also coaches so having things planned would be helpful.

  8. How exciting! I would love a chance to win this! I am all about organization and would love to win this meal planner. Thanks for hosting such an awesome review and giveaway, Chelle!

  9. Awesome idea! I need all the help I can get to become organized.