Thanks so much for stopping by! As the title of this post state there is in fact a giveaway, which is super exciting because it’s my very first one. I love my blog, small though it may be and I am hoping that it is a place people will enjoy coming. I really like sharing the projects I am working on and hearing what my readers are doing too. So in a shameless attempt to grow my little blog I am doing a giveaway.
When I hit 25 subscribers to my blog and 50 to my facebook page I will be giving away a copy of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget: Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Debt and Save Thousands a Year. I stumbled upon this gem a few months ago and preordered it immediately. I will be purchasing the book from Amazon.ca and mailing directly to the winner. I have not been paid in anyway to do this giveaway. I love this book and I know that you will see big differences in your financial life if you try even a few of the suggestions.
Money Saving Mom has a fantastic blog. If you haven’t checked it out you really should. Mom or not she has a ton of ideas for saving money and making your home run smoothly. In her book she offers advice on a whole bunch of topics from setting financial goals to decluttering your home. I have read and reread this book and I can’t wait to give it to one of my readers.
The really good news for you is that due to the low numbers I am looking for your chances of winning are really good. If you would like to enter you need to do one of two things (although if you do both you will get 2 entries)
1. Follow my blog, there is an email subscription button at the top right hand side of my blog and leave a comment. Leave a comment by clicking the conversation bubble beside the title of my post.
2. Like Little Pink Cupcakes on Facebook (I promise I won’t junk up your facebook page with a unnecessary posts) and leave a comment.
Easy Peasy right? As soon as we hit those magic numbers I will use random.org to determine the winner and I will mail the book directly to the lucky person. It might speed things up if you pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in reading my little blog. Thanks again for stopping by and good luck!
I know you have one too. A chore that you hate to deal with. A job in your home that never quite gets done. Being a large family means that there are certain areas that desperately need to be organized so I don’t lose my mind and so that our house functions better. Usually these are the things that I never get around to but this week I tackled one of the many. Allow me to introduce you to my biggest frustration:
At any given time in our house we have a FULL laundry basket of socks. While it’s great for building early math concepts (sorting and matching) and for starting sock wars it is seriously annoying to deal with every laundry day. Because this has been a problem in our house for so long I decided we needed a better system for our socks and I came up with a great one. Rather than going through the hassle of pairing up socks every Sunday (the only time I seem to get around to finishing the 12 loads of laundry our family generates) when I am folding everything, I decided to implement a snap system.
I assigned each girl in our house a color (we used brown, pink, aqua and green) and attached snaps to each of their socks. The socks remain snapped together when not in use, and they get snapped back together after they are taken off and put into the laundry (hopefully!). Voila! No more sock matching. This will also help to cut down on the fighting over socks (yes, my kids fight over socks, they fight over a lot of things). Easy Peasy.
All I needed to do it were the socks we already owned, snaps, and a snap setter. As my girls get older I am going to just buy a specific sock style for each girl and continue to apply the snaps.
When I applied the snaps I made sure the smooth flat part of the snap was on the inside of the sock so little feet wouldn’t be irritated buy a pokey part rubbing on ankles. I also placed them on the inner ankles and not the heel, so that the heel of the shoe wouldn’t rub on the snap. Hopefully I will never see a full basket of socks again.
Do you have laundry issues? Something in your home that needs to be tackled?
I love Christmas. Like seriously love it. My tree goes up mid-November, which drives my poor husband crazy, so
we I can enjoy the season for as long as possible. So when Christmas is over I always feel a little bit sad. We had a wonderful Christmas but when boxing day is here I want to take the tree down and put my Christmas goodies away. I want to get my home back in order.
Along with the end of the Christmas season comes the dreaded New Year’s Resolutions. While it is a time for new beginnings I seem to fall into the same patterns that most of us do when It comes to resolutions: Go big or go home.
This time around I am trying a new approach. I have a few things that I am going to work on this year. Things beyond the lose weight and get healthy resolutions of years past. Here’s my list:
I am shooting for 45 posts this year. I have a ton of ideas for posts and I have started a list of crafts and cooking projects I am going to try. Plus I got a serger and I am super excited to learn how to use it.
This is always a tough one for me. Being the mom of 4 little girls doesn’t allow me too much time to do Mommy dates with my girls but my goal is to do a Mommy date with each of my girls once a month. Daddy gets 2 dates a month which will work out well because for Christmas the wonderful man planned and paid for 6 dates for us (ranging from his and hers massages to a cooking class for us to do together – yes I know I am lucky!)
Ok yes losing weight is on the list for this year but not in the crazy Biggest loser way that I always think I will. I am committed to moving more and eating less. That’s it. Easy peasy – Right? lol
How about you? Any resolutions you would like to share? Goals for the new year?
I know it’s been a while since my last post but I came across this “blogger’s Choice giveaway” and I just couldn’t help myself. I am a fabric junky. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth but the more sewing I do, the more I find myself drooling over fabric. In fact I have a ton of fabric in my possession.
When I saw this giveaway I thought it would be a great opportunity to get back to my blog and possibly add to my fabric stash.
If you are a sewist and have a bit of time, head over to Quokka Quilts and check out how to enter. At the very least it will give you a chance to drool over the huge selection of fabric at the Fat quarter shop.
Here’s my submission:
Here’s a list of the fabrics I chose:
Hoo’s in the Forest Cute little Blue Trees
Hoo’s in the Forest Green Sweet Trees
Hoo’s in the forest Pink sweet trees
Hoo’s in the forest Pink Plaid
Meadow Friends Cotton Posie Pink and lotsa dots
Meadow Friends Cotton Pond Blue and lotsa dots
Hall of fame Yellow Game
Stella Pink Solid
Stella Yellow Solid
Stella Turquoise Solid
Bella Solids Light Pink
Enjoy your search. I hope you have as much fun as I did!