Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Shopping Site

Online Shopping has become a recent obsession of mine. I have found a bunch of items for half the price or less than what I would if I hopped in my car and drove to the mall.
I especially love the websites that compare prices and offer product reviews for you, to make the right decision for you a lot easier and less time consuming. is one of those websites, they are an online shopping site that offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for some 18x23 hepa filters or original desa fireplace part #103581-04 motor only, you can find it at

Their product research engine is one of the greatest tools, Shoppers can find advice on the product they are looking to purchase, they have buying guide, as well as product reviews on everything from that hot DSLR camera you've been wanting to the hottest baby products you need. With Summer quickly approaching you may want to check out the finals funkies pink panther butterfly back 1-pc for the competitive swimmer's in your life. Better yet, check it out now for the indoor pools and save!

Be sure to exercise your fingers today by heading over to and click away on those deals!

Alphabeasts Review & Giveaway

We have been working with Spank on letter recognition for a while now, some ouble with. have been easier for him to recognize than others. Y has been one of the ones he has had the most trouble with, so when I found Alphabeasts I thought this would be a great learning tool to help us.

About Alphabeasts:
"26 colorful, lovable, whimsical creatures that capture children’s attention and motivates them to learn the ABC’s through a variety of self-designed lessons and games that makes learning fun and entertaining. Each Alphabeast has a unique gift. Some are strong. Some are swimmers. Some can soar. Some are speedy. And each duty or problem that they encounter and need to solve calls for a different solution, so it’s very important that the Alphabeasts work together as a team not only with their special abilities, but also by coming together to spell words with their letters."

Spank loves Yakityak, the letter Y Alphabeast. I frequently find him playing with it, and Chunk has become quite sneaky with stealing it from him for himself to play with. It is very soft with a plush, washable velveteen outer body and fleece lettering in uppercase on one side and the lowercase on the opposite side. It also has a  perfect double purpose for my pillow loving son, Chunk. It's 15" height makes it just the right size for his little head. I also love that on their website they have a great section with activities to use your Alphabeasts as  learning tools. I've printed a couple of the coloring pages for Spank to color, and you know he had to have Yakityak in the chair right next to him, especially because the colors had to be just right!

Buy It:
Want to get an Alphabeast for your little one? You can purchase them on their website. Be sure to add them on Facebook also.
Win It:
One lucky Reader of mine will win an Alphabeast of their own, Winner can choose from Letters F, I, K, N, V, X, Y or Z. To enter follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form below. Click "Read More".
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No More Rack Deals

I'm sure if you are a frequent reader then you have caught a post mentioning how much I love daily deal sites.
I've heard people mentioning No More Rack, but hadn't checked it out, until today. is a daily deal site that helps you score some great items at an amazingly cheap price. They also have a shipping price of only $2 per item, so you don't have to worry about your shipping being more than the item itself. I know all of this seems a bit too good to be true, but what allows them to be able to offer such great deals is they are always searching for great deals on closeouts, overstock or cancelled order products and pass those savings along to us. Everything they offer is 60-90% off retail price!

I've been eyeballing the 1600 thread count bed sheet set for $34.00 that is 74% off the $129.00 retail value. They also have a great selection of Children's items, I found Spank this really neat robot kit a while back that was 6-in-1 solar kit. It was only $12.00, when the retail price was $29.99, only I didn't convince Hubby quick enough and it Sold extremely quickly!

Be sure to go check out those Daily deals so you won't miss the good ones, like I did!

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Review & Giveaway Review & Giveaway was established with little more than a small press and a dream. Ten years later their company became one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California. Their commitment to provide the best value and high quality full color printing at affordable price made the company grow.  PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company located in Chatsworth, California. offers online printing for all your custom sticker printing needs, so be sure to check them out!
They are offering a Giveaway of 250 custom printed Stickers to one lucky winner.
Details on the stickers are:
                       Sticker Shape: Standard Stickers
                       Flat Width : 2"
                       Flat Height : 3.5"
                       Quantity : 250
                       Paper: Premium Sticker Stock
                       Colors: Full Color ( 4 Color Process), Black and White
                       Proof: NONE
                       Ready to Ship In: 3 Business Days
               *Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pride and Joy

Pride and joy
Contribution by Kennith Griffin
My business is my pride and joy and I don't mind investing in it when I need to. I'm thankful that I'm young enough to understand the importance of technology when it comes to owning your own company and that's why I just got voip for business. My interns had been complaining about the phone quality when clients would call in and that just wouldn't do… I had to make sure everyone had a great experience when they call us. The kidneys is things are flowing smoothly again and I'm happy to say I think I'm about to hire a full-time IT personto work behind the scenes here. I know it's just crucial to be on the cutting edge of technology, particularly when the bulk of your business exists online so I'm doing what I can to make sure my little company is up-to-date. The last thing I want is to look back down the road and regret I didn't invest in the right types of resources from the beginning with my small business.

Have you shopped with Totsy?

I am a frequent daily deal browser, Totsy is one of my favorite ones to check on every now and then.
Totsy has items up to 80% off retail, for Kids from birth to age 7, Moms and moms to be as well. They sell Top brands of everything from bedding and bath,baby equipment, kid's clothing & toys, and at such a great discount it is well worth checking out!! Creating an account is quick & free, then you can start browsing the great deals!

Also, How great is this from Totsy's Website:
"One baby, one tree: With every purchase you make through Totsy, we will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation. Who says shopping can’t save the world?"

StinkPot Cloth Diaper Detergent Review

 Natural Detergent for Today's Cloth Diapers!

I love trying out new cloth diaper detergents, especially those with unique scents. We make our own detergent, and while it is lightly scented, it is always nice to try different fun scents on Chunk's Cloth diapers. Especially when you try a detergent that is made from scratch with 'simple wholesome ingredients'.  
 StinkPot, cloth diaper detergent by Shower Treat Soap, created by a small family living in Vicksburg, MI. in 1997 who began with a bar of soap, then added products over the years as the business grew.  When their Children were babies, Shower Treat Laundry Soap worked great on the Pre-fold diapers they used then.  Customers begged for a detergent that was safe for Today's cloth diapers, after testing it until they got the formula just right, StinkPot was born!
I was sent the Tangerine Dream to try out on Chunk's diapers. The smell of the detergent was really nice, it wasn't an overpowering citrus smell, it was a pleasant blend. I loved that my diapers had no stink and they we're more absorbent after using the detergent.

I took this from StinkPot's website and wanted to share it with you, because I LOVE how the whole family is involved with this business!!
"Every bag that goes out is handled entirely by our family.  Jen (she has Down Syndrome if you were wondering) often puts the labels on the bag, so if you get a crooked one from time to time you'll understand.  I make the products, Alex is in charge of tech support (thank goodness for teenagers!) and Kent is the muscle of the operation.  From our family to yours, thank you for buying StinkPot Cloth Diaper Detergent!"

StinkPot is available in Three Scents: 
Lullabye Lavender
Tangerine Dream
Sweet Nothing's (Unscented)

They also have many sizes available too: (Sample) 5 Standard loads/10 HE Machine loads-$3(shipping included)
25 Standard loads/50 HE Machine loads-$7.99
50 Standard loads/100 HE Machine loads-$12.99
100 Standard loads/200 HE Machine loads-$23.99
200 Standard loads/400 HE Machine loads-$45.99
They also have a $6.00 Flat Rate Shipping cost!

To Buy:
Want to purchase some StinkPot to try out on your own diaper stash? There are a couple ways to buy some. They are offering my lucky readers a 25% discount if you purchase StinkPot on their Etsy between now and 2/29, just use the code "WELCOME" at checkout. StinkPot can also be bought at or you can go to Shower Treat Soap and fill your cart with some of their other Natural Laundry detergents & Soaps.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Love Your Teeth Children's brushing Charts

February is Children's Dental Health Month, so what are you doing to teach your children how important it is to brush their teeth?
Spank has always loved to brush his teeth, but recently it has become a chore to get him to do it! When Mindy from Love your Teeth told me about their teeth brushing charts I was excited to try this out with the boys! I obviously still brush Chunk's teeth, but I thought it would be fun for him to have a little competition to keep him motivated. He loves knowing that after he fills the paper up he can pick a new toothbrush from the treasure chest. (Good thing I stock up on character tooth brushes when they are on sale and I have coupons!)

It is really simple, just visit Love your Teeth and enter your child's name and it will generate it for you, all you do is print it. You can make multiple sheets with different names, so you can do one for each child or Teachers cane do them for their classrooms to take home as well. We laminated our sheets and use dry erase crayons to mark each brushing. So far he has been excited to brush again, really hoping that excitement sticks around for a while!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jasper Lily Review & Giveaway

Jasper Lilly Review & Giveaway

I'm always looking for different style frames to go in our house, you know not your basic square or rectangular shaped frames for Photos. Well, I recently stumbled upon JasperLilly, a family owned company that offers a unique product line that will fit in anyone's home!

I love that the frames are so uniquely shaped, along with many sizes and colors, they also will customize a frame for you! The frames have a distressed look to them with sanded edges, it really goes well with the shape of the frames. These would be great on a photo wall or even in a Child's room, with so many colors and sizes the options are endless!

Buy It:
Wanna purchase one of these Great frames or check out their other products? Visit to purchase, Be sure to add them on Facebook as well.

Win It:
One lucky reader will win a Jasper Lilly 5x7 Iris Frame in Onyx. To enter follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form below. Click "Read More".

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Being from Michigan, we usually spent our Fat Tuesdays eating a Paczki, but since moving to Georgia they are hard to find. While grocery shopping in the Bakery section today, I came across freshly baked Paczki's, so you know I bought a 4 pack, enough for all of us, of course didn't give the boys their own, so someone will have to eat that last one. With them being roughly 500 calories a piece, I doubt it will be me! They we're delicious and It was a good thing that we had decided yesterday to start running today. Our family ran 2 miles today, we did take breaks because we are just starting out, but I am excited to start running again. I used to be a hardcore runner, until I got pregnant with Spank, I stopped and started again after his birth but quickly learned it was difficult to find time while working and taking care of a baby. So, now that hubs and I are back to working out, I am hoping to shed some of this terribly unwanted weight!
How did you celebrate Fat Tuesday?
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Bean-b-Clean Review

Bean-b-Clean Review

When both boys were born, they had Cradle Cap(a yellowish, patchy, greasy, scaly and crusty skin rash on babies scalp), we tried everything to get rid of it, we would scrub for hours and just when I thought it would be taming down, it would be back again and worse within a month. We still hadn't figured out a way to get rid of it, or keep it less noticeable. What makes it worse is both boys have dark hair, and Spank has longer hair, so having those huge flakes in his hair randomly isn't very appealing. Yes, thats right Spank still has it! I guess the would call it dandruff now since he is older, but it looks the same as it has since he was an infant. Whats worse is his skin is so sensitive oils and special shampoos will only make all of his skin terrible with a rash.

We were sent Bean-b-Clean Cradle Cap brush to treat their Cradle Cap. After using it on the third day, Both of my boy's had clear scalp, I was overjoyed! They didn't mind me using it either, they sat there and let me, Spank even commented it felt good, I think it was relaxing to him. Especially, because he complains about having his hair washed & brushed. We have continued using it to keep it at bay, I would hate it to come back with a vengeance. If it does though, we will be ready with our Bean-b-Clean!

A Little information on the Creators of Bean-b-Clean:
"Bean-b-Clean is a USA "grandmom and grandpop" company whose goals are to provide needed, functional products at affordable prices. It was formed as a wholesale company in early 2009, as the result of the birth of their first grandchild who developed cradle cap. After extensive and unsuccessful searches in stores and on the internet, we researched, repurposed, tweaked and tested an existing product as our first mission and brought the now named Bean-b-Clean® to the thousands of infants facing the same crisis."

I would recommend the Bean-b-Clean to any parent battling the annoying Cradle Cap on the infant or child.
To Buy:
Want to know where to purchase your own Bean-b-Clean? Visit their Website, also add them on Facebook.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

We have Winners!


The following Giveaways and ended and winners have been notified & have 48 hours to reply until another winner is chosen!

Congrats to our Winners:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rock Bottom T-Shirts Review & $25 GC Giveaway

Rock Bottom T-Shirts Review

I am excited to be able to share a Review & Giveaway from Rock Bottom T-Shirts with you today.
Rock Bottom T-Shirts offers casual, comfortable clothing for men, women, kids, babies and even dogs at near wholesale pricing.

I chose a long length shirt tail tank  from the Junior's section. They have six different colors to choose from, but I chose Mandarin, I thought it would be a bright, fun Spring & Summer color! I love the way the shirt fits, it isn't clingy in the stomach area, but isn't baggy either. It is such a great fit, I cannot wait to pack it on Vacation this Spring.

I also received a Toddler Polo shirt for Spank, It comes in Eight different color selections, I chose Black because he needed one to match his Plaid shorts this Spring, and Black always seems hardest to find. I like this shirt, it is a little big on him, but it is 100% cotton and I think it will fit him great for Spring/Summer. 

The Last Item I was sent from Rock Bottom T-Shirts was a  short sleeve baby tee, I needed a charcoal shirt to match some shorts I had bought for Chunk and this shirt matches perfectly! It am planning on putting an applique on it, but for now it works plain just as well. I like that the shirt isn't short and wide, like most t-shirts are when you buy them wholesale. It is a great fit, I did read before hand that these run small, so I ordered him a larger size and it fits wonderfully. They have 42 different colors, and sizes 6 months ,12 months ,18 months  & 24 months.

Buy It:
To purchase any of the great Items featured above, plus many more items visit
Win It:
One lucky reader will win a $25 gift certificate to Rock Bottom T-shirts. To Enter follow the steps on the Rafflecopter form below. Entrants must be 18+ and Sorry, this is Giveaway for US residents only.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Earth Monkeys Review & Giveaway

Earth Monkey
Eco-friendly baby & toddler Accessories

I am notorious at forgetting bibs for Chunk, It never fails that the one Item I ALWAYS seem to forget in my majorly overloaded diaper bag is a bib! So when I received some of Earth Monkey's products to review I was overjoyed.  They sent me one of their bibs, a porta-pad and a paci-pack to try out on my little man.

The Bib I received was Earth Monkey's Dude Bib in Blue, It also comes in Pink and Green and many other hip prints. My Favorite thing about it had to be that it was lightweight and folded up and into a tiny bag(approx. 4.25x2.5) with a carabiner attached, so you can clip it onto keys, purses or diaper bags! This has been the perfect thing for me, I haven't forgotten the bib since we received it! I also love that I can toss it right into the washing machine for easy clean up!

I also received the Porta-pad in the Dude Print, it is available in other colors and prints as well. The Porta-Pad is a diaper changing pad that folds up just like the bib into a small bag on a carabiner,  so it can attach to purses or diaper bags too! I usually do majority of my diaper changes in the vehicle, as I am not a fan of public changing tables. We were at Chuck E. Cheese a couple of weeks ago and It was extremely cold out and to make a long story short it seemed ridiculous to get two kids dressed in winter gear to change a diaper when I could do it a few feet away in warmth. So I got over my fear, but not before I scrubbed down that changing table, and then remembered I had my Porta-Pad as well. I put it down, and changed Chunk, then folded it back up and through it in the wash when we came home. It was so simple, and I was so happy I had it!

Lastly, I received a Earth Monkeys Paci-Pack I plan on giving this to my friend who is having a baby this summer because Chunk doesn't take a Paci anymore. I love the idea of this though, I cannot tell you how many times I have had to dig for a Pacifier in the past!

What makes these products even better than they already are? They are made of 100% recycled bottles! How Great is that? I love knowing the product I use is a recycled and Is cute too!

Buy It:
I'm sure you are all itching to know where you can purchase one of these awesome items featured above. You can purchase any of these, plus more great products at Earth Monkeys or visit their Facebook. They also have a $5.00 flat shipping rate.

Win It:

One lucky reader will win a set for yourself, your choice of color. To enter follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form  below. Click "Read More".

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank You 7 Kids and Counting for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award.

When you receive this award there are 3 things that you are asked to do:

1. Thank the person who nominated you with a back link to their blog.
2. List 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 16 newly discovered or fondly followed blogs.

7 things you don't know about me

1. As ter
ribly un-healthy as it is, I could live off of extreme pickle pringles & coca-cola.
2. I want to be an organized person, but I function better in dis-organization.

I forgive people way too easy, and it tends to lead to me getting walked over.
I am the oldest of three girls in my family, and I LOVED everything Boyish when I was little.
My roots are country, I was born and spent most of my childhood in a small town in Michigan.
6. I still, as a 26 year old LOVE the Disney Channel.

I often catch myself singing the theme songs to my children's cartoons, and I continue once I realize it. :)

16 Blogs I have discovered and would like to Award.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Repurposed Tv Cart

Repurposed Tv Cart

Chunk already LOVES his books, even at only One years old he will always crawl to his books and flip through them whenever he is playing. Since he was little he has loved sitting and listening to me read to him, so I've been wanting to give him a reading area in his room. I just didn't know exactly what or how I wanted to do it. His room isn't all that big, so I didn't want it taking up too much room, and he doesn't have any awesome little nooks or extra closets like all those Great Pinterest ideas!

What I did know is I wanted something he could use now and that would grow with him. So I set out looking for furniture that I could use, I'll admit at first I wasn't thinking outside the box. I was just expecting there to be the perfect piece of furniture that would be in our price range and work, I learned quickly and remembered from other projects that I needed to think outside the box.

I found a Tv cart on castors, you know the kind I'm talking about I'm sure. The Tv stand is only made of pressboard, but I thought I could do something with it, especially because it was only $2.50. So I bought it and brainstormed on the drive home, I knew I would need to take the Castors off of it, because Chunk would be wheeling that around the room. I also knew I wanted a bench in there, and with wheels on it, that would be a danger to him. I decided if I flipped it I would have a front and back shelf and the seat would be lower, I would also have two sides that would hold a cushion perfectly, I would just need to add a back to it. My goal was to keep it as cheap and safe as possible for a One year old's room. I found a piece of wood at Home Depot in their scrap section and had someone there cut it down to the dimensions I needed.
I screwed the board to the back of the tv stand and through the bottom and capped it, so it wouldn't scratch our floors. I sanded the top and covered the edges with baby bumper safety covers, but I didn't bother painting. I may go back and paint it, but for now the wood will be covered, so I didn't see much of a point.
Next up was the cushion, I bought some foam from Joann's in the size I wanted. When I got home I cut it down to the exact size I needed, and covered it with batting to make it puffier. Then I layed my fabric out, I only needed a yard, but my cushion cover was smaller, and started pinning around three sides of it. I left the Third side open because I was putting a zipper on there to be able to take the cover off and wash it. With the third side I put the zipper in and finished up.

My projects are always quick ones, so I didn't add piping or any special touches or anything, but you can always add anything to it depending on how fancy or embellished you'd like it. I wanted the cushion to be removable so Chunk can pull it down to sit on right now until he gets a bit taller to climb safely onto the bench to sit.
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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope everyone had a great day. We don't do much for Valentine's Day, even more so now that we have two and It being on a weekday this year. Hubby & I went to see the Vow this weekend and that was a nice night out without the Boys, its nice to get out every once in a while. Tonight, we ordered from our favorite Chinese restaurant and that in itself was a gift, not having to cook dinner! We are going out of town this weekend on a mini trip, so that will be our Valentine's weekend!
We sent out our Valentine's Day cards from the boys. I wish I had taken a photo of them before I sent them, But I'll share the Photos with you! If you know me, you know my obsession with mustaches, and It has carried over to my oldest.

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Moja Creations Review

My boys love their snacks and I, like many other moms don't leave the house without snacks for the trip. Even if it is only to the grocery store, a snack bag full of kiddie mix makes the trip a lot easier for all of us! Using a ziploc everytime just seemed ridiculous to me, and those snacker trappers that "claim" to keep your child's snack from spilling every don't always keep the snack from spilling all over the diaper bag.

When Moja Creations sent me one of their reusable snack bags, in an adorable Dinosaur Print a couple months ago, I was thrilled. I can honestly say this is hands down the greatest bag! This bag is made of Cotton Fabric with a Nylon Lining and a 6" Velcro strip. Its size is 6.5" x 4.5" and has a handy Elastic loop for easy carrying and to roll up and close.

We have used our bag for everything from Kiddie trail mix to raisins or grapes cut up. It wipes right out and is extremely easy to clean up, which we loved. The velcro is very strong, so little ones would have a harder time opening it, but that will help any unwanted messes. My oldest, who is 4 had no trouble opening though, and he can roll and close it as well. It is the perfect size to fit a small snack for running errands, and the size is perfect to toss in the diaper bag.  I think my Favorite feature is the elastic loop though, I especially love it because we are going through the "lets see how many times mommy will pick this up after I drop it" phase, and with the loop I can attach it to his toy leash and hook that onto the stroller or cart cover and I don't have to keep stopping to pick it up or worry about him tossing it out when I don't see and us loosing it!

Moja Creations has other Great Products, such as Cloth Napkins, sandwich bags & wraps, and some adorable Lunch Totes, and you choose out of all these cute fabric choices! I know where I will be shopping when Spank starts School next Fall!

To Buy:
Want to buy one of the products listed above? Shop Moja Creations online at or visit them on Facebook.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Happy Green Life Laundry Wash Review

A Happy Green Life Review

I was recently given the opportunity to try out A Happy Green Life's Laundry Wash on Chunk's Cloth Diapers. A Happy Green Life was started by Amanda Wucher-Aller and Kristin Ward in 2012.  Their Goal was to provide buyers with products that made living a green life easier in the modern world, and educate people about Green Living. With both ladies cloth diapering their own babies, and having to wash their husbands work clothing with specific laundry needs due to their occupations, they wanted a wash they could use on both diapers & work clothing. After Vigorous testing, a laundry wash that was safe and gentle, but effective was born. I was sent 3 different scents to review: Lovespell, Mountain Fresh, & Country Apple.

Lovespell was possibly my favorite. "Lovespell is a tantalizing fragrance composed of sweet bouquet of mandarin orange, bergamot, and tangerine enhanced by hints of fresh peaches, strawberries, and raspberries on an undertone of white musk"  I loved the smell of Chunk's Diapers coming out of the dryer, they smelled delightful!

We decided to try out Mountain Fresh out on Hubby's work clothing,  he works in a factory, and while he doesn't get greasy, his cloths can sometimes become smelly. I loved that the laundry wash not only got his clothing clean, the scent also stayed in his clothing, but wasn't overpowering. Their Mountain Fresh scent is
"herbaceous green ivy, Brazilian orange, and Italian lemon;  middle notes of Damascenia rose, ylang ylang, and violet; base notes of patchouli, cedarwood, musk, and vanilla."

Lastly, We have Country Apple, I must tell you I am a bit bias, as I love everything Apple scented.
A Happy Green Life's Country Apple Laundry Wash Is a "very nice complex fragrance which begins with top notes of pineapple, jasmine, and tiger lily; strong middle notes of juicy McIntosh apples and tart granny smith apples; with a dry down of vanilla beans."  I could smell this scent In Chunk's diapers when I would open his Diaper drawer to grab a diaper out at changing time. 

All three of these scents were wonderful, and cleaned our clothing, as well as diapers & inserts well. Chunk & Spank also have extremely sensitive skin and neither had any problems with the three detergents. They have a great variety of other scents as well, I myself would love to try the Doodle Bug Laundry wash,  which is
"a blend of cream soda, fresh watermelon slices, hubba bubba bubblegum, with a hint of newborn baby."

To Buy:
Want to try out some of A Happy Green Life's Laundry Wash on your little ones diapers, or just your daily laundry? Visit A Happy Green Life and order some, you can purchase a 3 pk sampler for $3.50, if you are interested in trying it out first. They also have a Scent of the Month club for only $14.00/monthly or $156.00/yearly. Be sure to add A Happy Green Life on Facebook as well for deals and new products!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lotus Bumz Cloth Diaper Review

Lotus Bumz Review

Lorain, Creator of Lotus Bumz, started her business when she realized that there is a great need for an affordable cloth diaper. After deciding to go with cloth diapers with her new born and seeing the physical benefits that it had on his skin, she decided more parents needed to know their was a way of diapering their children that was better for the environment, as well as being affordable.
I was sent a Grassy Green Lotus Bumz Diaper by Lorain to Review.

Here are My Thoughts:
Diaper Type:Pocket
Sizing: OS
Closure: double row of waist snaps
Number of snaps on each wing:5, including hip snaps

What Diaper: We received a Lotus Bumz 1.0, in Grassy Green.
Diaper Type: Pocket
Sizing: OS
Material: This diaper has a Microfleece lining , and has an outer layer of waterproof PUL. This diaper does not need a cover.

Insert material: The Insert provided was a 3 layer Microfiber Insert.

The Fit: The fit of this diaper is good, Chunk is a good 20 lbs. and I had it on the second rise setting, and it just fit, the legs were a bit large though.   It has a cross over snap option with 5 snaps straight across, and the hip snaps, which we know I love!

Print: The Print we received was a green, I liked it because we have a couple different green diapers in our stash, but none this shade. Lotus Bumz also has a couple of different print patterns that their Cloth diapers come in, and they are adorable!

Leaks: We have not had a leak yet, we haven't used this diaper for overnight use yet, as it gapes a bit in the legs. Maybe in a couple of months I will, once he has grown a bit more.

Cost: The Printed Patterns & Solids vary a bit, but both diapers range anywhere from 11.75-16.95. That is a good price, especially for a cute diaper that works well!

On the scale of 1-5:
Fit: 3/5
Print: 3/5
Cost: 4/5
Overall: 3/5
I would recommend Lotus Bumz to anyone using One size Pocket diapers or anyone looking to try a One size pocket, this would be a great diaper to start with, and stick with! I would recommend it more for larger babies though, as it seemed like it ran a bit bigger.

Buy It:
Want to know where to purchase your own Lotus Bumz Diaper for your stash? You can purchase by going to their Website, Or you can contact Lorain on Lotus Bumz Facebook page. Be sure to "Like" their page to keep up with all their latest and greatest products and deals. You can also follow them on Twitter.

Snappi Review

Snappi  Review

We have had some Prefolds sitting in the drawer since Chunk was born. I haven't had the courage to try them, they have always just seemed too time consuming for my little wiggle worm. Well when I was sent a Snappi to try, I decided to dig out those Prefolds and try them out!

So What is a Snappi? Its a diaper fastener, that works as a replacement to diaper pins. They are made of a stretchable Non-toxic material, which is t-shaped and has teeth on the 3 ends to attach to the diaper. The elastic of the Snappi helps to hold the diaper in place.

We tried our Snappi on a couple different Prefolds and I wasn't sure if it was the diaper or my squirmy child. I decided to try it on Mr. Bear and realized its wasn't the diapers, but indeed the squirmy child! This doesn't surprise me, considering that It takes every toy in the room to get him to sit still during any diaper change.
We will keep at it, and hopefully it will get easier, or little man will stop wiggling as much.

My Overall opinion of the Snappi is that the purpose of it works wonderful. It is a wonder of improvement compared to using Diaper Pins, especially if you have a child who wiggles. It would work awesome with younger ones too!

To Buy:
To purchase a Snappi to try for yourself, you can visit them at They have six different colors to choose from, as well as two different sizes.

Guess WHOO turned ONE!

I'm a bit behind on posting this, but here are the photos from Chunk's 1st Birthday! We went with an owl theme, because he is our little Hooty. His nursery was done in an Owl theme and when he was born his little eyes were so large & round he reminded of us of a little Owl.

Chunk's Party only had a few kids attend, so I kept it smaller and didn't go overboard like I wanted to, Maybe next year! 

Hard to believe it has already been a year! 

A bunch of Handmade goodies I whipped up for his Big Day!

Chunk's Birthday Cake, and the sign we put in a frame next to his cake "Owl have a slice". We don't do fondant in our family so big elaborate cakes aren't really a possibility We get our cakes from Publix, They have the best bakery section! I really wished his photos would have come out better, He was sick for two weeks before his birthday. It also rained for nearly a month straight during that time, making it difficult to say the least.

This was him after his smash cake! He went to town on that thing, You're only One once!

Little Man's Smash Cake photos

For these cute little bag toppers, I used the Owl Bag topper tutorial from Shabby Tea Party. Directions were great and these were such a cinch to make! I am so glad I found her tutorial, they were simple enough that when we had 6 more RSVP the morning of the party I had my sisters help me by whipping up a couple more, and Quickly!

The Goody Table- Mask, Owl wings, Goody bags with beanbag owls in them, party hats, crayon favors, owlet mix, and party blowers.

Little Man's Owl shoes I Modge Podge for him! I used to fabric that matched his tie. This was a first time using Modge Podge on shoes, I'm still deciding how I feel about it. Its a simple project, It just makes the tops harder. It would probably work better on older kids or adults shoes, or maybe a different style of shoes. Either way, it worked well for the day!
My handsome little man in his suspenders & little Owl tie I made him. Not perfect, I'll admit I took on too many projects last minute and forgot about the tie I had planned to make!

I found this awesome Owl Sucker mold off Amazon, and knew I had to have it! We made Blue & White, the Blue didn't last long!

His horn Blowers and I made a circular tag and glued on the print outs that said "Thanks for coming, It was a 'HOOT'."

Owlet Nature Mix Take homes- Kix cereal,raisins,cranberries,M&M's, & Pirate booty Puff Corn.
I found these tins after Christmas in the dollar section at Target, for 75% off, I paid a Quarter a tin! The print offs said "Hoot, Hoot, Hooray! Thanks for sharing My 1st Birthday!"

Owl Wings that I made as Party Favors, these were just made with felt and cut out by hand. No two sets were the same. I attached elastic to the backs so they could slip them on their arms and paired them with an owl Mask! These were a HUGE hit! I forgot to get a photo of them before, so Chunk was playing with them another day and I snapped a shot of him.

Photo booth- For my oldest son's 1st birthday we did the traditional matted photo and had guests sign around it, and hung it in his room for him. I wanted to do something like that, but different. I had remembered seeing people doing Photobooth's for weddings and such with props, but never as a message. I thought this would be a great idea to cut out the speech bubbles and let guests write their messages to him, and we could mat and frame it later for him as a keepsake. These are a few of his messages!

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