Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fuzzibunz Giveaway Winner

The winner of our fuzzibunz giveaway is Kelsey!! Kelsey I will email you and you can get me your address so I can send these to you. Congratulations!!! Hope you love fuzzibunz as much as we do!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fuzzibunz giveaway

Hi everyone I'm so sorry about the giveaway. My computer actually died last week and I've been waiting for my new one to arrive. I finally received it yesterday and got it all set up so I will be determining the winner of the fuzzibunz tonight and announcing tomorrow. Again I'm really sorry about the delay!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fuzzibunz review and Giveaway!!

Ok everyone I know it's long overdue. I really thought I would be able to keep up with this better but as I've said before being a mom of 3, 3 and under is a lot of work and keeps me busier than I had anticipated!!! So, this is going to be an amazing giveaway, I am so excited. I am going to give away a package of 4 fuzzibunz size large or medium, which ever you prefer and I also have multiple colors.

So, let me tell you about Fuzzibunz. In my cloth diapering journey I have multiple brands that I love and swear by and Fuzzibunz is one of them. Fuzzibunz is a pocket diaper, meaning you stuff the pocket on the interior of the diaper with an absorbant insert. You can stuff them with the micro terry it comes with or with hemp or both. You have control over how absorbant your diapers are. One of the main reasons I love Fuzzibunz is because of the snaps, I grew weary of the velcro, although it's a great idea, I don't care for it at all. Another reason is because they have snap adjustments for the legs and waist which really helps with leaks around the leg area, which I rarely if ever have. The perfect size is my favorite, they are trim fitting and so super cute. We really love them. I never have issues with my fuzzibunz, no leaks or problems. I LOVE MY FUZZIBUNZ..and my husband can also use them so they must be daddy friendly. So, about the giveaway, as I said I will be giving away 4 fuzzibunz diapers, size medium or large, you choose, this is a value of $71.80. The following are ways you can enter.

1. Join or already be a follower of my blog

2. get your friends to follow (for every friend that follows you get an extra entry) Just have your friend comment in the comment section that they are following because of you. For example, (I'm Angela and I am following because Jane Doe invited me)

3. Comment below why you love or want to try fuzzibunz
The entry period will end on December 6th, a week from today...I will announce the winner on the 7th. Happy Following!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hey everyone don't forget if you want extra entries into the giveaway get your friends to follow. Suggest my blog to your friends, comment below the names of the friends you suggested and if they follow you will receive extra entries...Good Luck

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The miracle blanket review and giveaway

Ok I know it seems like forever since I've posted but having 3 kids 3 and under is a full time job!! Anyway, I'm so so so so so excited because I was contacted by the makers of the miracle blanket and they are doing a "miracle fall festival giveaway" well the reason I am so excited is because we are one of the blogs that gets to give one away. Yipeeeeee. You know I already did a review of the miracle blanket a few months ago so I'm going to do it again. Seriously everyone if you have an infant or your pregnant the miracle blanket is a God Send. Truly!! I remember being a first time mom with my daughter Grace who is now 3 and not really even knowing about swaddling. I came home from the hospital and wrapped her up in a receiving blanket but as we all know they are way too small and don't really hold a tight swaddle. She didn't sleep well at all, I was up all night long it seemed like. As a new mom I decided I was going to do my research on how I was going to get this little baby to sleep. I came across the miracle blanket and I won't lie I was a bit skeptical but hey I wasn't getting any sleep and I was desperate so I thought I would give it a shot. Seriously the first night I wrapped her up in that blanket we all slept for hours. It was amazing. The key to this blanket that is different than any other is the arm flaps. There are 2 interior arm flaps that restrain the babies arms and then the outer flaps wrap them tight. There is no other blanket on the market like it. Ever since the day I put Grace in the miracle blanket I havne't looked back, I have 2 other children and I took my miracle blanket to the hospital to swaddle them, I knew it was the best product on the market. I swaddled my older 2 until they were 6 months old in the miracle blanket and I am going strong with Elijah my now 3 month old. If you were ever on the fence about a product now is the tim to purchase it at Or maybe you will win this giveaway! So, here is how you can win!! If your a follower new or old you automatically get 1 entry. Suggest my blog to your friends, comment below which friends you suggested my blog to and for every friend that follows you will recieve 1additional entry to the giveaway. On Monday evening I will determine the winner. Also, you must go to the miracle blanket facebook page and become a fan (this is how you will know if you won) Also go to their twitter page and follow!miracleblanket The winners will be posted on their facebook and twitter fan pages at 2pm cst on Tuesday. Ok everyone, get your friends to follow so you can win and get some sleep!!! :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jessica Sharky claim your pettiskirt!!

Jessica Sharky claim your Taylor Joelle Pettiskirt by Friday!! If not I'm giving it away again to someone else...... :) Email me your address!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Belly Bandit

Well I think this is the 5th time I've sat down to update this blog. We will see if I can get all the way through it before someone "needs" me.
Today I'm going to review the Belly Bandit. Ok seriously did you ever think there could be a product out there that could help you shrink just minutes after you give birth?? Well I was skeptical. I had actually heard of the belly bandit and was planning on purchasing it before Elijah was born, figuring I could use all the help I could get. I looked at it on ebay and looked at it on the website and had a hard time justifying paying $50.00 for it so I forgot about it. A few weeks after Elijah's birth I was at the hospital baby boutique and I saw them there, my husband had been out of town and I was depressed, and when I'm depressed I buy things so I bought the belly bandit. I wasn't really sure it would work or that it was for me but I figured it was worth a shot.
So, I put it on and wore it just like the directions say to and low and behold it really did help. Now let me tell you this is no weight loss secret, no hidden plan to help you lose the 60 pounds you gained while you were pregnant. Believe me if it was I would be shouting it from the mountain tops. If you gained 60 pounds I'm sorry to tell you, your going to have to lose 60 pounds. What the belly bandit does do though is help your uterus shrink back to it's normal size and helps get everything back to where it's supposed to be. So, even though I do still have 50 pounds to lose, it really did help me to fit into some pants that I couldn't wear just due to things not being exactly where they should be internally. So, yes it did help tighten and shrink my "belly" too bad it had to tighten and shrink it with an extra 50 pounds but that isn't the point. The point is that if your pregnant and you would like a little extra help tightening your tummy after birth the belly bandit is a fabulous tool to help. I would definitely recommend purchasing the belly bandit to everyone, it was definitely a positive purchase for me.
So, the great news is that I am going to give one away..yes that's right everyone it's our next giveaway, but here's the catch. I have to have 200 followers before I can give this amazing product away. So, get on it everyone if you want to win, all you have to do to enter is be a follower. Call your friends, send them the link, get them to follow. So, the day we reach 200 followers I will do the drawing via
Happy Following everyone!! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We have a winner

The winner of the Orange Pettiskirt by Taylor Joelle is Jessica Sharky!!! Congratulations Jessica, please email me at and give me your address and I will get your prize shipped as soon as possible.

Don't forget the giveaway

Hi all just a reminder that I will be doing the drawing for the Taylor Joelle Pettiskirt at some time today. I may not announce the winner until tomorrow. Have a great day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I've converted

It seems like I'm always thinking about babies, why wouldn't I though I have 3. I was thinking today about my decision to cloth diaper my Elijah exclusively. I tried with Grace who is now 3, I just didn't know enough about it and I got discouraged and basically quit after a few months. I kept the diapers though and again tried with Hannah but again didn't know anything and I thought she just peed to much and they wouldn't work. This time around though I was committed to making it work and I got online and researched brands and cloth diaper topics and really got familiar with how it works and how to care for them to get the best use possible out of them. So, I decided to plunge right in and do it from birth to potty training, for a lot of reasons. Some of you are probably thinking that cloth diapering is expensive, those all in one diapers can cost you upwards of $15 each depending on the brand and by the time you buy enough so your not doing laundry every day your spending a pretty penny. The truth is though that you will spend aproximately $1000 dollars more through out your child's diapering years on disposables. Another great reason to cloth diaper is knowing that your childs skin isn't being exposed to the harsh chemicals and products used in disposable diapers and lets be real it's much better for our environment.

With all that said, I did my research and made some purchases and I now have a stash of about 40 cloth diapers, yes that is a lot, I have my favorites too. Let me give you a run down of what I have brand wise, I have Bum Genius One Size 3.0 and 4.0, I have Bum Genius all in ones size small, Fuzzibunz perfect size, Bum Genius bamboo fitted, Bummis Bamboozle, Flip system, econobum, Grovia, rumparooz, and happy heinys. Well lets talk about terminology first, the one size diapers are diapers that will last your baby pretty much from birth to potty training, you can make them larger as your baby grows, it's a cover with a pocket and you put an insert inside the pocket and then put it on baby. The all in ones are just that, the are the cover with insert sewn in and it's just like a disposable diaper, no tricks or work to it, you just put on your baby and they are sized small, medium and large. The fitted diapers are diapers that have no cover so you have to buy a cover to put over the diaper, I use thirties duo wrap or bummis super whisper wrap. My favorites are the Bum Genius all in ones and the fuzzibunz perfect size. My least favorite are the Happy Heinys but they all seem to work really well so far. I have really enjoyed cloth diapering Elijah, so much that I've decided to convert Hannah, she is 20 months now and will be in diapers probably for another year, I can use the One Size with her and so I am going to give it a shot again.

I never thought I would really enjoy something like diapering but it really is so much fun and they are so cute, it's hard not to spend a lot of money on them though because it can become an addiction. :) I would say if your on the fence, go for it, cloth diapering is really not hard.

So now for what I learned in my research that I did wrong the first time and had NO clue about. First of all who knew that they needed special attention when washing? First time around I just threw them in the wash just like everything else I washed, at the time I was using tide so I put my tide in and then the big no no fabric softener, who doesn't want their diapers to be soft?? Yeah big mistake. Well I learned that fabric softener repels moisture so therefore your diapers won't soak up anything, they will leak and you can't just use any old detergent. So, I researched cloth diaper friendly detergents and found Charlies Soap, I love charlies soap, I bought it just to use on my diapers but quickly converted to full time use. It's a great detergent, and it's safe for your diapers and best of all it's reasonably priced, infact I think I'm saving money and even better than all of that is they ship free to Alaska. I just bought the 5 gallon bucket and they shipped it to me free via fed ex. You know that isn't cheap. Second thing I didn't know a lot about was storage of the dirties. I was spending a lot of time going up and down the stairs to the laundry room to get dirty diapers out of the the babies room. Well, I found planet wise hanging wet/dry bags. just hang the bag on the door, throw the dirty diaper in and I'm telling you there is no smell that comes out of that bag. I have a bag full of dirties and you wouldn't even know there are 15 dirty diapers in the room. Amazing. When it's full I carry it down to the laundry room and start the laundry process. It's a great system.

I have to tell you also that I absolutely love cloth wipes, I especially love Fuzzibunz organic cotton/fleece ones. They are so super soft, I can't believe I ever used regular wipes before. I love these, I put them in my wipes warmer with water and when it's time to use them, I just pull them out and they are moist and soft. I recently discovered too that Planet wise makes a travel wipes bag so now I'm taking my cloth wipes on the road with me. So excited about that. Well I don't know if your inspired now or not but I'm telling you take the leap, jump in because it's something you won't regret. I'm hoping soon to do a giveaway of some "fluff" that is what we cloth diapering mama's like to call it and if your on the fence or baby isn't born yet, maybe you will win and be inspired to take the plunge.
Above is my little Elijah at 4 weeks in his Fuzzibunz perfect size diapers

Friday, September 17, 2010

check out www.theclothdiaperwhisperer for your chance to win

Fluff Friday
1 econobum trial pack
1 bum genius wet bag

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Well I'm mostly going to try to keep my blog postings to one a week, maybe 2 but since I have 3 little ones it's not always easy for me to find enough time to sit at the computer. Today is a special day though because it's my first giveaway. Yay!!! For those of you mommies with little girls you will love, love, love this product. I recently discovered pettiskirts. Oh my goodness, can dressing a little girl get any cuter?? I wish I had known about these when both my girls were born because I would have done their newborn photos in one. So stinkin cute!!! So, today my review and giveaway is on the Taylor Joelle orange pettiskirt. I recently discovered this "mommy" business and they have some of the cutest apparel for babies, girls and boys alike. I call it a "mommy" business because it's an online store started by a mommy, and who doesn't like to support a mommy?? Anyway, the pettiskirt I have as a giveaway is an orange size 2-4 pettiskirt. Just to get it out of the way because I know you are wondering, they did not technically donate this skirt I was in the market for one so I bought one, well the one they sent me had a tiny little black spot on it so I emailed and badaboom badabing they sent me another one and I asked about sending the other back but they said to keep it. Customer service doesn't get any better than that!!! So, I "cared" for the one with the spot and the spot came out and so I am giving away the one they sent to replace it. It is so super cute and my girls love these pettiskirts. It's also perfect timing because it's orange and fall is here and halloween is just around the corner, nothing cuter for a halloween or a fall picture than your little sweetie in an orange pettiskirt. So, this giveaway is going to be so easy, all you have to do is be a follower. If you follow you could win. I will be doing the drawing a week from today through, this way it's totally fair and everyone has a chance of winning. So, happy following mommies and friends. :) Oh and go check out you will find some super cute stuff there and they do a weekly hot buy every week which is usually a huge discount on one item. They have ties for boys and and super cute hats (my girls have some of these fabulous hats and we love them.) Check them out for some super cute apparel.

Above is the orange pettiskirt and the other photo is of my sweet grace in her taylor joelle

pink autumn beanie hat

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ok well it's been a while since I started the blog, I now have a 6 week old, a 20 month old and a 3 1/2 year old. Wow, my life sure is crazy. I was thinking last night about some of my absolutely favorite, can't live without baby products. There are way to many to list but I thought I would start by reviewing one at at time. Today I am so thankful for the miracle blanket, wow, what a life saver. I started using the miracle blanket with my first daughter Grace who is now 3. I had the hardest time keeping her asleep at night, I googled swaddle blankets and the miracle blanket came up. I figured it was worth a try, so I bought one. The first night I used it my Grace slept all night long, what a blessing. From that day forward I have used the miracle blanket with all of my babies starting at the hospital when they were born. It has 2 interior flaps that help keep the arms restricted which eliminates the startle reflex, and they are great at keeping those little houdini's in the swaddle. Before the miracle blanket I would call Grace my little escapee. She was always getting her hands free which in turn woke her up. No more though not with the miracle blanket. The only downfall to the miracle blanket is that it only comes in one size. I swaddled my daughters until 6 months old, they were too big for the blanket probably before 6 months but I made it stretch. Love Love Love this blanket and I know if you buy one you'll love it too!!! Above is a picture of my girls Grace and Hannah admiring their brother Elijah in his miracle blanket.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm just going to do it!

Well I've been thinking for a long time about something like this. I'm a mom of 2 toddlers and a baby on the way and for the last 4 years I have been consumed with baby products, the best ones, the most useful ones, the cutest ones and the most practical. I'm always coming across something new and feeling like I should definitely share this with all of my mommy friends, but the truth is everyone should know about some of these fabulous products. So here I am starting a blog that will research and review and even give away some of the best baby products out there. Things that will make motherhood or fatherhood that much more exciting of an experience.
I'm just starting today with my new adventure so please be patient as I get some of these products and start writing about them. I hope this adventure will be as useful for you as it is for me.