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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Really quick giveaway!

I have a giveaway running for a free Glow Bug cloth diaper in a group of mommy friends, but we don't have enough entries for anyone to win!  We need a minimum of 150 entries and are at right around 50.  If anyone wants a chance to win a free diaper in a low entry contest you can enter here!  But there's only 8 hours left! 

Enter Here!

Saturday, March 16, 2013


 I love cloth diapers.  It would be really hard for me to pick a favorite.  I've tried quite a few different brands and styles of diapers.  My recent favorites are fitteds.  They let A's bum breathe and you can get a lot of really cute prints that are not available on PUL diapers.  Whenever we're home, I always reach for my fitteds first lately.  I use a few different brands.  Here's what they are and pictures of them on A. I love fitteds coverless, can you tell?

First up is the tried and true Mother Ease One-Size fitted.  This is a regular cotton terry that I dyed with Dylon - color - Bahama Blue.  They fit fairly trim and are quite inexpensive.  This one has a bamboo insert laid inside.  I have enough MEOS to last about a day.

Next up is a WAHM hybrid fitted, Little Fancy Pants.  Hybrid fitteds are a little bit different than normal fitteds in that they have a layer of polyester fleece underneath the knit or woven outer layer.  This helps push moisture back into the diaper so that the outside of the diaper doesn't feel wet as fast.  My experience is that the area around the leg elastic tends to feel wet before the rest of the diaper.  LFP has a really strong following and all of her diapers sell out within a matter of seconds of them being listed!  I have only scored one of my four from a stocking, the rest were all bought from other people.

A is wearing a size 1 Colored Love LFP in this picture.

Next up is the GroVia Kiwi Pie fitted.  These are a regular fitted again and are made of cotton modal.  They are surprisingly absorbent for how trim they fit.  I only have one Kiwi Pie so far, but I really love it.  I would definitely get more.  I just wish there were a few more options available for prints.

A is wearing a Kiwi Pie fitted in the Ellie Print.

Last but not least....I have been making fitteds!  I think these are some of my most favorites because there is pride in letting your little one wear and show off a diaper that you made!  The ones I have made so far have all been hybrid fitteds and were made using the Rocket Bottoms one-size fitted pattern.  I love the fit of these diapers and the fact that I can customize them to make them look however I want, as far as print goes. 

In the top picture A is wearing a fitted I made out of one of Daddy's holey old shirts (I didn't use the holey part).  It's really nice to have a sentimental diaper!  The bottom one is also one that I made.  Probably one of my favorites so far!  A wore that one to her 18 month check up and her doctor said that if she were still having babies she would have me make all of her diapers!  I was surprised to receive such a complement!

So these are the brands that make up most of my fitted stash.  I also have a few Sbish snapless and OBFs that I use at night.  But since they're night diapers, I don't really have pictures of them on the bum. 

Do you like fitteds? What is your favorite brand?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Fish Lips!!

 I love when Daddy and A play together.  And she's at that age where she likes to try to mimic everything he does.  This was captured about a week ago.  Daddy was making fish lips at her and of course she copied.

Oh and where has the time gone?  This little princess is 18 months now!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Day 9: What's on your Bucket List?

Okay, I know, I know, I've been slacking. This one computer thing is slightly annoying.

Today is day nine and this one is a short one for me because I don't really have a bucket list. That's it, I said it.  Yes, there are a few things I'd like to do and places I'd like to see, but I really don't have to do any of them.

Just because you're curious here are a few pf the things I wouldn't mind doing:

  1. Going scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef.  I love the coral and tropical fish.  They're so pretty.
  2. See a few friends that I haven't seen in years because they live in different parts of the country.
  3. Go back to the resort my mom, sister, and I stayed at in Mexico with my husband when I'm NOT pregnant so I can enjoy the "free" booze.
  4. Spend lots of time with my family.  They really are the most important thing.
That's about it.  What's on your bucket list?  If you're a blogger feel free to link up at  Fabulous Finds by Tiffany.

Coming Soon....Gearing Up for Baby blog hop!

I'm excited to announce that I have just joined the Gearing Up for Baby Blog Hop!  I won't announce my prize just yet, but I will tell you that it's a gift card to a cloth diaper retailer and maybe a little extra thrown in by me.  More details on the event are as follows:

Hosted By:
Mommy's Favorite Things
Mama's Baby Cupcakes
"Gearing Up For Baby"
This Blog Hop giveaway is going to be items that are meant for 0-12 month olds. It's a baby hop! There are lots of options for finding a prize for this wonderful event. Your only mission is to find the perfect prize pack for your blog!
Because this is a blog hop, each blog will be responsible for securing their own prize on their own blog. Each prize must be a Minimum of $25. The Prize can be sponsored OR you can self sponsor. Each blog can have more than 1 winner, but each winner must win at least $25 in prizes. 
Joining this Blog Hop is FREE with Announcement.
When: 4/15-4/29
Who: Anybody with a blog can sign up for this one!
Sign ups close 4/8
Click here to find the HTML for the announcement post and Don't forget to add yourself to the Linky Below! You MUST post an announcement post in order to enter this hop!
You can also join the Facebook Group for our events here
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ladybug on a Pug Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Michelle Lee!  She won the set of 12 custom wipes from Ladybug on a Pug!  She has been contacted and has already responded regarding her prize!

As a side note, please do not cheat when entering giveaways.  The original name drawn did not even complete the mandatory options or the option that was drawn.  Winners entries ARE verified.  Please do not waste my time and yours by not following the rules.  On that note, keep your eyes open, I do have another giveaway coming up soon!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Day 4: Best Childhood Memory

For anyone who is checking in today for the first time, I am participating in a 31 Day Blog Challenge.  Fabulous Finds by Tiffany has given us daily prompts for the month of March. 

Day 4: Best Childhood Memory

There are two childhood memories that stand out in my mind as being pretty awesome.  Most of you don't know that I'm a bit of a band geek.  I begged my mom for two years to let me start playing the flute.  She finally let me start playing in fifth grade.  An amazing memory is the first time I played in church.  I didn't do that great and was so nervous, but so proud of myself afterwards. It started a sort of tradition.  I played in church every year at Christmas, during Lent, and various other times of the year, something I enjoy doing.

Another memory was getting my American Girl Doll, Kirsten.  We didn't have a lot of money growing up.  I saved my birthday money and my allowance for a whole year to be able to buy her.  I was so ecstatic when she finally came.  I still have her.  She's in storage right now or I'd take a picture for you!  I loved that doll.  They are still popular and I am quite curious if A will be interested in them when she is older.

Those are some of my best childhood memories.  What are yours?  If you're a blogger, feel free to join us and link up at Fabulous Finds by Tiffany.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Day 3: What Makes You Happy?

Today is day three of the 31 Day Blog Challenge and the topic for today is: What makes you happy?

There are a lot of things that make make me happy and I can't really pick just one, so let's list a few today.

The main thing that always makes me happy is my beautiful daughter.  A can always bring a smile to my face when I am down.  I love that little girl to pieces and she always makes me smile.

A second thing that makes me happy is fluffy mail!  So tomorrow I will be VERY happy because I have at least TWO packages coming!  I say at least because I won a few giveaways recently and who knows when they will show up, but I do know that I have five Bum Genius Elementals, some stay dry liners, and a stack of cloth wipes coming tomorrow and a box full of girly knit fabric for me to make fitteds out of!  I love fluffy mail!  It is the best kind!

Those are just two of the many things that make me happy.  What makes you happy?  If  you're a blogger, feel free to join us in the 31 Day Blog Challenge and link up at Fabulous Finds by Tiffany.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

31 DayBlog Challenge: Day 2

This morning I was going through my emails, most of which are subscriptions to the various blogs I follow.  I saw one that is PERFECT for me.  It's a 31 Day Blog Challenge.  The author of Fabulous Finds by Tiffany has made this very easy for us by providing daily prompts.  I know I'm a day late, but I thought I would join in.  I will still try to write my normal posts throughout the week, which I know have been lacking lately.

Day 2: Favorite Quote

This one is actually fairly easy for me.  I first found this quote in 2006, right after my at the time fiance, joined the Army Reserves and left for Basic Training.  When he was at training and while he was deployed, I said this prayer every day.

This prayer has always stayed with me.  It is by far my favorite quote.

What's your favorite quote? 

If you're a blogger, feel free to join the challenge and link up daily at Fabulous Finds by Tiffany.