Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Ok, so I am certainly getting baby fever! And I have a whole 22 weeks to go...

Daddy was weighing Hadassah before our Midwife got here. He even got to catch for the first time. He said it was the most amazing experience he has ever had! Yes he also caught our last and will this one as well :-)                           

Friday, October 19, 2012

Green CHRISTmas Gift Giveaway Hop Sign Ups

With Christmas fast-approaching, people everywhere are starting to think about shopping for Christmas Gifts. It’s up to us to give them some great ideas on how they can make their Christmas greener this year! This promises to be another super fun Giveaway Hop. The Green Christmas Gifts Hop! Event Details Dates: November 28 to December 7, 2012 Price: FREE! Prize Requirements: Min $25.00 prize value; green, natural, eco-friendly, organic or educational gifts of all kinds, for all ages! Hashtag: #GreenChristmas We are working on putting together an exciting grand prize for this hop, and will announce the details once we have them. There will be bonus entries on the grand prize Rafflecopter for readers who enter each of the participating giveaways (as long as you share the grand prize in your post)! This will help everyone get additional exposure for their giveaways!
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lulu's Laundry soap

A few months ago I heard about Lulus Glamour Wash Laundry detergent. it was something I was interested in trying right away.I am always out to find the perfect cloth diaper laundry detergent.
 I received a 2lb bag of Lulus Glamour Wash (from The Happy Baby Company)safe for HE and in just 2lbs I can do 90 loads of laundry! Which usually lasts for 2-3 months, however we are a larger family so I am leaning more towards half that.
                                               (to cute, yes)
Lulu's Glamour Wash is Dye free,
No fillers
No enzymes or
optical brighteners
Phosphate free Great for sensitive skin
and it works Great!

I love that it has a very simple step by step washing instruction label, even special Cloth Diaper Prep instructions. Which is important, because most detergents do not have this and you just have to guess on how much to add for your fluff cycle.Lulu's Glamour Wash is a safe, environmentally friendly cloth diaper and laundry detergent that rinses out completely, leaving no residue behind. Which is also huge in cloth diapering. I mean if you aren't using the right detergent, your diapers will stink to high heaven and could very possibly start causing rashes.
    I know you may not be able to tell just how little this much Lulu's I have to add to my cloth diaper cycles, but let me assure it is not a lot. Especially considering I was doing a load this big!

I have been using Lulu's Glamour Wash for over a month now. I have used it on our regular laundry, as I have several who have extremely sensative skin.It has worked wonderfuly. Even more impressive still, is how well it is cleaning our fluff (cloth diapers). I would most certainly reccomend Lulu's Glamour Wash to anyone! You can purchase your own bag of Lulu's in the Fluff Glamour Wash for only $13.95  or  one very lucky reader has the oppertunity to WIN a bag of Lulu's Glamour Wash from the Happy Baby Company, which by the way carries more than just Lulu's. They carry everything from clothing to carriers.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Newborn Stash Giveaway

Win a HUGE STASH of newborn and one-size cloth diapers!
Welcome to the Newborn Stash Cloth Diaper Giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering and a group of fantastic bloggers! This incredible giveaway event is sponsored by Kissed By The Moon, a cloth diaper and natural parenting store. Together we are giving away a huge prize of cloth diapers and accessories to one lucky winner!

A little about the sponsor!

Kissed By The Moon offers a wide variety of cloth diapers and other natural parenting products. They provide excellent customer service and super fast shipping, along with cloth diaper rental programs, mystery fluff packages, Kissed Cash rewards, and gift registries. Join their newsletter and "like" them on Facebook for special promotions like coupon codes, sales, freebies, double Kissed Cash, and more!
SPECIAL EVENT COUPON: Shop at Kissed By The Moon and get 8% off your order over $25! Use coupon code nbstash at checkout! Expires Oct 27, 2012. Not valid on bumGenius, Flips, JuJuBe, Sloomb, Bumby, Ergo or Grovia items, as well as items already on sale and Mystery Fluff or rentals.

Giveaway time!

One winner will receive this amazing Newborn Stash valued at $295!

Prizes include:

  • Fuzzibunz Perfect Size XS Cloth Diaper
  • 2 Swaddlebees Newborn Simplex Cloth Diapers (1 Swirls, 1 winner’s choice)
  • GroVia Newborn AIO Cloth Diaper
  • 2 Lil Joey Newborn AIO Cloth Diapers
  • Bumgenius 4.0 Cloth Diaper (Mirror, Aplix)
  • Bumgenius Elemental Cloth Diaper (Sassy, Snap)
  • Bumgenius Freetime Cloth Diaper (Dazzle, Snap)
  • Bumgenius BabyLegs
  • Rumparooz Cloth Diaper (Limited Edition White with Black Snaps)
  • Swaddlebees One-Size Simplex Cloth Diaper (Red)
  • Blueberry Minky One-Size Pocket Cloth Diaper (Dinos)
  • AppleCheeks Cloth Diaper with Organic Insert
  • CJ’s BUTTer 8 oz Jar (Warm Vanilla Cake)
  • 2 Pairs of Babee Greens Hemp/Organic Cotton Nursing Pads
  • White BabyLegs
  • Jujube Coin Purse and Key Ring
As you can see, there are many one-size diapers in the prize pack too, so even if you don't have a newborn, you don't want to miss this giveaway!
Giveaway ends October 20, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.
This giveaway is open to USA only.
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
Complete the first easy entry to unlock the rest.
Remember, the more entries you submit, the better odds you have of winning!
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Please Bear with my lack of posts. My lovely husband is renovating our kitchen, and therefore I do not have internet, because it ran through the kitchen. I am eager to get back to my Blog though and am hoping to be able to do so by thened of the week.
thank you

Monday, October 8, 2012

International Babywearing Week Giveaway, 8 Winner, total of $733

It's International Babywearing Week, and to celebrate, we're participating in a huge giveaway event, hosted by Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Mom and Green Moms Media. As part of this event, we’re giving away 8 amazing baby carriers! That means 8 of you will win a baby carrier to help you keep your baby close to you!

Our wonderful babywearing sponsors will be providing the following carriers to our lucky winners:

Onya Baby Carrier {$149 value; US/CAN entries}

The Onya Baby Carrier is the only babywearing option that allows you to wear your baby not only on your front and back – but also enables you to convert nearly any adult chair into a safe seat for your baby! It can be used with children up to 45 pounds. Read Happy Mothering's review here.

Kozy Carrier Mei Tai, sponsored by QuirkyBaby {$89 value; US entries}

The Kozy mei tai carrier features a breast cancer awareness pattern in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This versatile two-shoulder baby carrier works for newborns through toddlers and has flexible and adjustable shoulder and waist straps that fit most wearers. Read Happy Mothering's review here.

Ergobaby Organic Lattice Carrier {$145 value; US/CAN entries}

Ergo Organic CarrierOrganic. Ethical. Ergonomic. The Ergobaby Organic Carrier has all the advantages of the Ergobaby Original Carrier, crafted with soft 100% certified organic cotton twill and sateen. The carrier has padded shoulder straps and a waist belt to comfortably distribute baby’s weight between your shoulders and hips. The carrier holds and cradles your baby just the way you do, with your baby’s legs properly supported in a natural sitting position.

Catbird Baby Mei Tai Carrier {$89 value; US/CAN entries}

The Catbird Baby Mei Tai Carrier features a beautifully simple design, with no buckles, straps or wrapping required. It has wide padded straps, a small hood and can be used with babies from 8 to 40 pounds in multiple carrying positions. Read Happy Mothering’s review here.

Snuggy Baby Wrap {$56.00 value; US entries}


Baby CarrierSnuggy Baby wraps have everything that you could want in a baby wrap; comfort, support, and style. This baby carrier is completely adjustable so one size fits all. It works between various care givers of all body types. Because you create a custom fit every time you tie it on, the wrap grows with your child, ensuring that they get a comfortable secure fit from the time that they come home until you are ready to stop carrying them (generally around 35 lbs. or 3 years). The decorative panel lets you avoid having the same old boring solid wrap that you see everywhere else, and there are many designs to choose from!

Boba 3G Carrier (Value $120-$125; US entries}

Boba Baby CarrierThe Boba Carrier 3G is designed for babies and toddlers alike (7-45 lbs.) with many incredible features not seen on other soft structured baby carriers. Available in 4 beautiful patterns and 3 stunning solid color combinations, the Boba Carrier 3G is the perfect option for any baby wearing family! This carrier is made from 100% cotton, comfortably fits heights 5’0” – 6’3”, and has a waistband range of 25” – 58”. Features include front and back carry options, an adjustable sleeping hood, easy adjustments for easier fit & breastfeeding, removable foot straps, adjustable chest straps, multiple pockets for on the go storage, and more!

Lil Peeper Keepers Woven Wrap {$35.00 value; US entries}

Lil Peeper

KeepersLil Peeper Keepers woven wraps lend needed support far past the snuggly newborn stage, all the way up to the heavy chunker toddler stage! Because of this, woven wraps are the logical choice for a wrap that will work from newborn to toddler. These wraps are ideal for year round use as they are made from very lightweight cotton gauze, offering great comfort for both mom (or dad) and baby. Length: 5.75- 6 yards, Width: 22-25 inches, Fabric content: 100% cotton, Edge: Rolled hem. Many gorgeous colors to choose from!

Moby Wrap, Sponsored by Dinker & Giggles {$44.95 value; US entries}

The Moby Wrap is a versatile, 100% cotton babywearing option that uses your entire back, as well as your shoulders, to carry the weight of your baby. This carrier is being sponsored by Dinker & Giggles, a blog about raising kids naturally, with giggles. Read Alaina's post about the Moby Wrap here.

Are you ready for your chance to win one of these amazing baby carriers in celebration of International Babywearing Week? Simply complete the Rafflecopter form below. The more entries you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win! Please note: you’ll see this giveaway posted on a number of blogs. Please only enter on one blog. Thanks and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveawayThis contest will run through October 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm PST (October 15, 2012 at 12:01 am EST). The winners will be chosen the following day and announced on Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Mom and the participating blogs once winners have been confirmed. US/CAN entries welcome (each sponsor has individual country requirements). Must be 18 years or older to win. The sponsors provided us with free samples of these products to review or compensation, and we were under no obligation to review them if we so chose. Nor were we under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Happy Mothering and not to Facebook. Please note that Happy Mothering, Eco-Crazy Moms, Green Moms Media, the International Babywearing Week Giveaway Event and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

the finished product