The Peaceful Housewife $20 gift certificate giveaway!

We here at Grateful Moms of Many are pleased to announce that the owner and founder of The Peaceful Housewife has generously offered a $20 gift certificate to one of our wonderful readers.  I first met Jenny back in the early days of my blogging journey when the idea of an environmental responsible home business that offered quality homemade household cleaners was at it’s very beginning for her.  The idea was to connect with others that had very real concerns about the impact of most cleaners found on store shelves today and offer to them, at responsible prices, a product that not only would offer them an alternative but was made with loving care by her own hands.  I was delighted as I watched her idea not only blossom and reach quick success but branch out into other products I had not even anticipated her offering.

She has a beautiful array of homemade soaps in some truly delicious scents, lip balms, window cleaner, scented laundry detergent in case you want to add a little pizzazz to your regular laundry routine, dish soap, candles and the list goes on!  I am so proud of the success Jenny has experienced and can hardly wait to watch her business, undoubtedly, grow even more in the coming years.  I look forward to being able to beam and tell others about how I “knew her when”.  So now is your chance to have a go at winning a little mini shopping trip.  I am sure once you try her products you will be as hooked as her other customers have been.  To enter the giveaway is simple just leave a comment below.  For extra entries you can like The Peaceful Housewife’s facebook page, like our facebook page, join The Peaceful Housewife’s mailing list or subscribe to our blog by e-mail.  Be sure to leave a separate comment below for each extra entry you do and make sure you leave a valid e-mail address so that we can contact you if you win.  The giveaway will be open until midnight of this Friday May 4th 2012 and a randomly selected winner will be announced on Saturday May 5th 2012.  Good luck to you all!

McCrenshaw’s Newest Knits Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all that participated. 

McCrenshaw’s Newest Knits is the creative outpouring of my friend Alicia.  Alicia and I “met” online a couple of years ago while I was still writing for my personal blog.  We instantly liked one another and quickly found we had similar opinions on… well just about everything!  As the months wore on we also became facebook friends and started talking through private message.  I enjoyed watching as she learned to knit and looked forward with anticipation as she began to talk about opening her own Etsy shop.  Alicia has a passion for the enviroment so for her it was second nature to incorporate that passion into the things she makes.

I create crocheted and knitted items that have purpose. Many of my items are made from repurposed materials: things destined for the landfill. I unravel sweater with holes, make yarn from t-shirts that have been stained, belts that have become broken or are no longer stylish, make strong yarn from plastic grocery bags with a drop spindle, and many more found items that no one else seems to care to keep.

I also use new materials to create items that can take the place of disposable products: thick towels that work better than paper towels, mesh produce bags so you can leave those plastic bags in the produce section, reusable totes, etc.

Who knew that yarn spun from what would have otherwise been discarded plastic shopping bags could look so pretty?

Alicia also has a wonderful policy for her shop that if you see any item that you would like in different colors she will not only make that for you but she will send you a picture before shipping it out or charging you to make sure it meets your aprovale.  What does that mean?

If you ask for a custom order and I make it, but you do not like the final product, please don’t be shy about saying something! Unless the item is personalized, I can always just list it in my shop. I never want anyone to spend money on something that they do not like. I will always make a listing for your custom item with a description and photos (just like all of my other listings) so you can see it before purchasing. Do not buy it if you don’t like it! Just convo me, telling me what’s wrong and I can make a new item or attempt to change the one I’ve already made. You will always have the option to just say “forget it”, too. Just, please, be honest and keep the lines of communication open!


Just one example of her wonderful custom creations.

I just love her dish towels.

Alicia has generously offered a medium size mesh produce bag  for our readers as well as the discount code GMOMs for 10% off anything in her shop for the next week!  To enter just leave a message below.  For extra entries you can like McCrenshaw’s Newest Knits on facebook, like this blog post or like Grateful Moms of Many on facebook.  For each extra entry be sure to leave a comment below ,for each one you do, letting us know you did.  Good luck to all and the winner will be announced next week on April 21st !

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all that participated.