Don’t forget to upload your pics today on the Facebook page. How about some Mothers day smiles? Real life isn’t always mud.
You’ve heard me say before that I wished socks were disposable. But I came up with something better. Holey socks turned frugal. Now I’m obsessed with saving holey socks. Somebody stop me!
Before I reveal my sock upcycle let me tell you about my weekend.
I spoke at a women’s conference for the first time, co-teaching a class called Frugal, Thrift and Thriving. My friend Danna and I had a great time. She gave away coffee from her Toddy that tasted better than my favorite barista’s and I gave away holey socks.
My favorite tip from Danna was to batch tye dye old white clothing to create new fun clothing! I can’t wait to try it.
Okay here’s the truth. My holey socks were upcycled into wool dryer balls.
These cut drying time and replace the need for dryer sheets. I’m excited to give this set to my friend Mindy Peltier.
What was your mother’s day like?
I spent mine basking in the sun, smelling the BBQ and visiting with my mamma, dad and grandma. In the evening I got to help consult for my chicken tractor project. That’s what this ugly beast is, a movable pen for meat chickens so they can forage on green grass, bugs and seeds.
We’ve got 100 broiler chicks on their way. Yikes! Chicken farming, here I come.
And my favorite part of the day was the time I got to spend with my girlie, Little Miss Colonel. We tried cornrows in her hair. Secretly I was trying to cover up the chopped hair that’s still growing out. She looks so cute!
I learned that it’s all in the part.
Last week I ran a giveaway for my good friend Gina’s recent book Cherry Blossom Capers. You’ll want to pick this one up to read this summer. But one lucky winner won’t have to purchase it.
Ladette, you’re the winner! Thanks for entering.