November 29, 2016

Win Socks For Life! ($1000 in sock yarn that is!)



Win Socks For Life...well $1000 in sock yarn that is, and who wouldn't want to win that!

Who wants to add even more yarn to their stash!!!  If you are like me, you ALWAYS need more yarn, you can never have enough yarn, right!?

 So here's how:

yarncanada.ca is having this awesome giveaway that is open both to Canada and the U.S. they are giving away a LIFETIME supply of sock yarn! Well $1000 worth which is probably pretty much a lifetime of knitting, right!? So basically there is enough yarn to knit a pair of socks every season for the next 25 years (about 100 pairs!).

The prize will go to whomever can show how their life will most be changed by winning and what you will do with the prize!

 Don’t want to use all the yarn to make socks? That’s okay, no hard feelings.

Anything could happen:

“I’ll use the yarn to start a knitting business on Etsy!” - Beth C, Winnipeg

“My friends always get together to watch The Bachelor, but goodness it’s boring, now I’ll have something to do to keep me distracted.” - Janet G, Toronto

“I’ll knit them all up as fast as I can and give them to charity.” - Nicole

 

 

Judges will pick the top five then it goes to a public vote to choose the winner.
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents.
Entry deadline: Dec 7, 2016. Winner Announced: Dec 14.

Here's the link to enter!

http://www.yarncanada.ca/socksforlife 

Good Luck and Happy Knitting!!! 

 

 

 

 

September 23, 2016

Simple DIY Mudroom Organizer Bins



Having three boys makes being organized a must, especially when it means getting out the door on time for school!  So I decided to try and make things a little easier by giving each of us our own bin labelled with an initial to keep items like hats, ball caps, mitts, scarves etc. separate from one another.

             This is a very simple project with very little cost attached and takes no time at all!



First thing to do is to find some baskets or bins that suit your closet shelving or built ins.  Make sure they have handles so you can easily attach your letter tags.  I purchased mine from Costco, they were priced very reasonably.  


For the letter tags, I went into Micheal's when they had a 75% off sale and ended up paying only cents for each letter tag!
I choose a letter tag for each of our children's names and then purchased a "d" for daddy and "m" for mommy as both my husband and I have the same first initial as our second son.

 









            To attach the letter tags I used jute and knotted each one through the handle of the basket.




 Then all you have to do is sort everyone's items into their own personalized bin and no more digging through piles trying to figure out what item belongs to what kid! Have fun!!!