Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In

I lost 1/2 a pound this week.  I'm actually VERY happy with that.  I ate a LOT of junk food (pizza, cupcakes, girl scout cookies) this week, and I seriously expected to have at least a 1 lb gain.  Most of the junk food is all gone, and I can get re-focused on my goal.  I've lost 8 pounds total, and I'm really looking forward to seeing a *10* on my ticker! 

If you're dieting, how's it going?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Design Requests?

Is there anything special you'd like to see in my shop? 
More hats for boys?
More photo props?
More stuff for adults?
More items for the kitchen?
Something totally new?
Or maybe there's one of my current items that could be better if.....

Let me know!  I'd like to add some new items and/or patterns to my shop soon, but I'd like to know what you all want!  Thank you!! :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

BIG "4000 fans" Giveaway

Love is in the air & we haven't had a giveaway in a while.  CrazySocks Crochet is nearing 4,000 fans on Facebook, and to celebrate, I want to give away some awesome prizes to my faithful followers!  You help promote my shop... I give you free stuff.  Sounds great, right?  There will be 3 great prizes! 

Here's what you could win:

Prize #1:  Best Beanie Ever (0-3 month size only).  See the color choices HERE.

 Prize #2:  Bear Ear Beanie (Newborn - Toddler sizes only).  Any color.  See more HERE.

 Prize #3:  Angie Hat (Newborn - Adult sizes).  Any colors.  See more HERE.

All 3 of these hats are great for photography props, baby shower gifts, birthday gifts, or just for everyday use!

Congratulations to Trisha, Emma & Michele!
~ Danyel :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weekly Challenge #2 - The Launch Pad

A "launch pad" is an area in your home where you put your stuff for coming & going... like shoes, keys, purse, coats, etc.  We have a tiny foyer... OK, it's not even a foyer... we have a tiny "entryway" in our house, so this is naturally the place for our launch pad.  The coat closet is on the left & there is a small sofa table on the right.

This table is also conveniently located between the front door & the garage door, so it's the prime location to put shoes, purse, any outgoing mail, or anything else you might need on your way out the door.  My husband puts a stack of his clean army clothes on the stool in the corner each night so he can take it with him in the morning (they wear PT clothes in the morning & have to change into their work clothes afterward).  If we have company, those clothes get put away.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Weekly Challenge #1 - Home Management Binder

I love making lists & organizing stuff.  This was a fun challenge for me & hopefully it will help keep all of my daily tasks in check.

In my binder are the following tabs:  Invoices, Weekly, Cleaning, Menu Plan, School, Birthdays, Contacts. I haven't filled out any of the schedules/lists yet, but I'll do that tomorrow.

The Invoices tab is where I'm keeping all of the invoices for my crochet orders. (Duh)  I figured I'd go ahead and keep my work & home stuff together in one tidy binder.

The Weekly tab houses the weekly household schedule.  We don't have a bustling schedule full of band concerts or sports games (yet), so this won't be too helpful to me, but will help get me in the practice of writing more stuff down.  HERE is the free printable I used.

The next tab is my Cleaning Schedule.  Some chores I really need to keep track of are laundry, dusting, mopping, and changing the bedding.  HERE is the free printable I used.

The next tab is for monthly meal planning.  I probably won't be able to plan out a full month's worth of meal ideas, but it'll be nice to see what we've had recently.  I want to try some new recipes & get a little variety in our lives.  HERE is the free printable I used.

The next tab is for the kids' school stuff.  My son is only in preschool, so this will be where I keep the newsletters & info about field trips.  This will come in handy a little more when they get older.

The next tab is for Birthdays. I printed THIS perpetual calendar so I could write down birthdays. I actually have a really good memory for people's birthdays, but my husband doesn't, so this tab is really more for him.

The final tab is a Contacts tab.  All of our important relatives, friends, neighbors, schools, restaurants, doctors, and utilities can be found here.  HERE is the free printable I used.

I would also like to thank Amanda from First Day of My New Life for sharing her compilation of free printables.  It was very helpful!!