An Instagram Magnet Legacy and Giveaway from PicPack!

August 18, 2014

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I have a few pieces of news (ish?) to share today. We have lost not one but two of our beloved chickens from our brood in the last few months. Lorraine was the first to go beofre we left for the States and when we went away to my brother-in-law’s wedding we had three healthy chickens (or so we thought) and we returned to two healthy chickens and one very dead chicken. Lorraine and Sou were unfortunately lacking in calcium, which apparently can happen to chickens in their second year of laying. And despite adding oyster grit to their feed, their eggs got caught up inside them and fast-forward-fast-forward-ick-ick-ick they died.

We are currently contemplating whether we are ready to replace them (Michael’s ready but I’m still traumatized), and in the meantime I thought I would memorialize our gone-but-not-forgotten chickens in magnet form. This is where the blog post picks up, I promise!

PicPack reached out to ask if I’d like to try their Instagram magnets, and they’re just great – especially for memorializing chickens, but also for reminding us of our loved ones far away! We’ve already receivedΒ quite a few compliments from family and friends.

Since we don’t have a magnetized fridge door, we installed magnet boards on one of our kitchen walls so we could hang up wedding invitations and reminders that come in the mail. It’s surprisingly not as cluttered as I had thought it could be and we’ve gotten lots of use out of them already. However, we were lacking in the magnet department. These are the perfect fit for our boards, and the images are nice and clear despite using Instagram photos.

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Now the fun part! PicPack has generously offered to give away a pack of magnets to one reader. You can enter below through Rafflecopter – don’t worry, you don’t have to sign up for anything, it just helps me keep track of the entries and pick a random winner.

But even if you don’t win, I’d recommend buying a pack anyway – they’re sturdy and strong, and they ship worldwide the next day, shipping included.Β  magnet giveaway 2

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

p.s. If you like the look of my rock magnets, see the tutorial here!


  • Reply Shayna August 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I love this idea!

  • Reply Lynn Caldwel August 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    A great little stocking filler or package tuck in for Grandma!

  • Reply Magda August 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I always wonder how my Instagram photos would look like when printed πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amy August 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    defiantly something from my insta account πŸ˜€ I have lots of lovely ones on there πŸ˜€

  • Reply claire August 19, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Great use of your photos, would live some magnets to liven up my fridge. Sorry to hear about your chicks

  • Reply karen August 19, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I miss magnetized our fridge back in the States, but our bright orange Ikea magnet board will do the trick.

  • Reply Gerry Boyle August 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    We’ll need another fridge! Love the chicken, standing tall and free. Sorry about her pals’ misfortune. Farm life isn’t for the weak of heart.

  • Reply Christine August 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I would make magnets of summer photos for my kids’ lockers at school.

  • Reply Meagan August 22, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Would love these for my new fridge!

  • Reply christine b August 23, 2014 at 10:15 am

    How cute are these perfect for remembering those little forgotten moments !

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