Thursday, December 23, 2010

Surprise! My early Christmas gift!

Oh boy (or girl), Here we go again!!!

We had our first OB appointment yesterday and there was our "bun" with a healthy heart beat of 128bpm. I am not due till August so we have a ways to go!
If you could keep us in your prayers for a healthy uneventful pregnancy and the strength and peace to handle three kiddos ;)
I am back on my lovenox injections, prometrium, and vivelle dot patches. I am also on Zofran to try to help with some serious morning sickness. I sure hope that part passes quickly! I miss food!

I can not believe we are doing this again so soon, and it still doesn't seem real. I know that it will sink in soon enough. And I know God's plan is perfect and what He brings you to, He will bring you through! So meet bun, our third and final :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thirsties review/giveaway!

First of all I want to apologize for being absent lately! We have been under the weather (aka battling one of the worst bugs this year!) and I had to take care of two little special someones. We are not yet 100% but thankfully much, much better!
Thank you all for being patient!

Now on to the review ;)

Thirsties is a well known and well loved company! Started in 2004, they have strived, and succeeded to make fab diapers for fab babies! Here is their mission:

 "Thirsties line of cloth diapers were launched in 2004 in an effort to offer sustainably produced and quality designed diapers at affordable prices. Our mission is to make it easy and attainable for every family to choose cloth while simultaneously investing in our local economy and sustainable business practices."

One of the things that I personally LOVE about Thirsties, is that all of their diapering products are made here in the USA. This is important to me and I love supporting local companies!

Also, their diapers are adorable. Seriously cute fluff! Look at some of their new prints!

Aren't those gorgeous!?

Thirsties is currently making their famous fab fitted which comes in many beautiful colors, their sized diaper covers, their new duo wraps (a two sized cover system), and their new duo diapers (an all in two). They also provide prefolds, inserts and an assortment of different accessories!

For review I received the duo wrap and a stay dry duo insert to use inside it.  

The duo insert is WONDERFUL!! It is two inserts, one polyester and one hemp/cotton blend. They snap together for easy use and easy laundering. The insert is super soft and after we prepped it, it is super absorbent! All I have to do is lay it in the wrap and put it on EJ. Like a trifolded prefold but without the work, and with much more absorbency. Also I love that I can decided what material is against EJ's skin. You could use the fleece or the hemp if you want all natural fibers against babies bum. An extremely versatile item. I bet you could use these as a pocket insert as well and would work fabulously! Few things can beat the combo of microfiber and hemp for heavy wetters!

As far as the duo wrap is concerned, it is one of my favorite covers. You all know I love wool, but this is a close second. I love how the cover is soft and moves easily so it is not sticky, sweaty, and it doesn't restrict movement.  Another thing I love is that they come in your choice of aplix or snap closure. I prefer snaps as they tend to last longer and my little magician can't get it off!

They thing that really surprised me about the duo wrap was the sizing. They come in two sizes (size one and size two) and each size is adjustable by a snap down rise. With EJ being 26 pounds now and having a 18 inch rise, I need adjustable. I need a diaper that will fit him well and will fit through potty learning. A generous diaper will fit over his huge fitted diapers, and will be comfortable while being leak free. The duo performs! The size 2 duo is a large cover and very generous in its sizing.  While all other covers either don't fit, or are on the largest setting, he wears the duo comfortably on the medium setting. He has plenty of room!! I was thrilled with this! When he wears this over his duo insert, the trimness can not be beat.

I have been a long time fan of Thirsties. I have had their covers since we first started cloth diapering. I will attest to their quality and customer service. Almost two years ago, when one of my diaper covers had a seam that came undone, Thirsties paid to mail the cover back, fixed it, and sent it back to me within a week. Time and time again they have proven to be one of the best products out there and they stand by their products.
True work horse covers for a great price!

So I just know you are wanting in on the Thirsties love!!! Well you are in luck!
Thirsties is generously offering to give one of you a duo wrap in your choice of color and size, and a stay dry insert!!

All you have to do is visit Thirsties and leave a comment letting me know what color and size of duo wrap you would want!

For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Be a public follower of this blog via google friend connect
2. Request a Thirsties Catalog
3. Be a fan of Thirsties on Facebook
4. Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link
5. Follow me on Twitter

Contest is open to Canada and USA. Giveaway will end December 31st, 2010 and winner will be announced January 2, 2011. Good Luck!

Bitty Bumz winner!!


Chany said...
December 13, 2010 1:41 PM

Please email me asap!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

OweWhoaWhen review/giveaway!

OweWhoaWhen is an amazing shop run by Linda. You can find her on etsy or at her other site Linda specializes in wool soakers and the quality of her products are incredible. It never ceases to amaze me when I receive an item that has been handmade and it is flawless.You can tell so much time and talent go in to each and every one.

This is the soaker Linda made for EJ. It was a semi custom soaker, so I picked the embroidery and she picked the wool. Isn't is just gorgeous!? Her embroidery is what really sets her apart from other shops. I love having such a unique piece in our stash and I am always showing this off to people. I am just in love!

As far as functionality goes, it is great. It has a second layer stitched into the wet zone for better protection and fits like a glove even on his chunky thighs. The waist and leg openings are nice a stretchy and are soft against his skin. He loves this cover because of the turtle and I can't blame him ;) We have worn this over prefolds and fitteds and it fits great over both types. Because of its stretch it really can accommodate any diaper. The rise is high enough to cover the top of his diapers generously but does not go too high like his night time covers do. An ideal rise for an anytime cover. So if you are looking for function and one of a kind designs, OweWhoaWhen is perfect for you.

In fact, one of you will win an OweWhoaWhen cover for yourselves!
(Winner can choose any in stock soaker!)
All you have to do is be a public follower of this blog via google friend connect, visit OweWhoaWhen and leave me a comment letting me know what cover you would get if you won! That's it!

For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Follow me on twitter
2. Like OweWhoaWhen on facebook
3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link (can be done daily)
4. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
5. Have the cool cloth event button on your site

Giveaway will end December 31, 2010 at 12pm and the winner will be announced January 2, 2011 at 12pm. Good luck!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Grateful Buns review

Sometimes, there is something I come across that is so great, I just can not wait to share it with you! This is one of those things!
Marion, owner of Grateful Buns, has the most incredible talent! Her etsy store is overflowing with gorgeous hand made items from amazing super soaker wool diaper soakers and longies, to hand knitted items galore.
Marion stays super busy with a farm and two boys but still has time to creat these one of a kind items.

When I received a soaker for review, I was thrilled with it from the moment I opened the package. Marion's most absorbent and thick soakers are called "underwater" and the soaker I received was a "half underwater". There are a couple of things that set her soakers apart that I just love. First of all, notice how the stitching is outward? I loved that! That means only the softest seams are facing EJ. Babies are super sensitive and I know I wouldn't want any itchy serging against their tender skin. However, you could always turn it inside out if you wanted for a more finished look.
Also, her soakers are the thickest most flawless wool ever. If you are familiar with an aristocrat, these are even more thick and wonderful. The fit is great and there is just enough stretch. Her sewing skills are perfection and I have to add that she must lanolize her soakers with a lanolin/lavender mix because they smell heavenly. We have been using ours at night for a few weeks and it still smells so so good! If you have a super soaker this is definitely the cover for you! There is nothing going to get past her underwater soakers! Definitely the most bulletproof cover we have! Lastly, her prices are amazing and you truly are getting the most bang for your buck with a Grateful Buns cover. Beautiful, well made, and a workhorse diaper cover all for under $20. Can't beat it!

So now you are wondering how you can get one of these for your very own? Just hop on over to Grateful Buns and order to your hearts content. Trust me you will love your new soaker! Also, any of you who order, just let Marion know you came from Nault's Nook and she will discount any item $2 for you! Now what are you waiting for!?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Flora Gayle- wool longies and soakers (review and giveaway)

Flora Gayle is a wonderful etsy shop, owned by Amanda, and has beautiful recycled wool longies, soakers, and unique fabric necklaces. What drew me to her store was her gorgeous soakers but after talking with her more I knew what a great company she has. Amanda's husband has been serving in Iraq, and I can't help but feel good knowing that when you buy a soaker from her, you are supporting a military family! But back to her wool, they are truly one of a kind!

See what I mean? However when it come to cloth diapers, it doesn't matter how cute it is if it doesn't work! Function is key especially with a diaper cover. Wool is known for its benefits with cloth diapering. It is highly absorbent, leak proof, breathable, and all natural. I find that a good fitted with a wool soaker is bulletproof for night time diapering. There is no way I could do it without wool! I think it is safe to say I am a bit obsessed with all things wool. Especially cashmere! So when Amanda generously sent me a pair of cashmere longies I was over the moon! Cashmere is the softest material I know, all while allowing one to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I love that EJ has something so soft and wonderful to wear to bed at night. Also, our longies have a double layer of wool, with a heartier wool in the soaker area sewn right in to the inside. We have used these longies for a couple weeks now and we have never had a leak or compression wetness. The fit is perfect on my hard to fit toddler. EJ has short legs, chubby thighs, and a 19 inch waist and she was able to send us something that fits like a glove! Another thing about Amanda's shop is that she strives to make wool affordable for all. Almost all of her wool in under $20 so there is something for everyone. Her what she says:
"One of my main goals in making my diaper covers is to make wool affordable so that more people will be willing to try it. I got in to cloth diapering to try to save some money (among other things), so I couldn't justify paying $30 or $40 on one diaper cover--no matter how cute it was! Especially considering how fast babies grow.

I'm lucky enough to have learned to sew as a child, so now I'd like to offer some cute, functional, eco-friendly, well crafted, recycled wool diaper covers to others who might not be able to pick up a pre-loved sweater at a thrift store and turn it into and item of baby-couture. Don't be intimidated by wool, either. It's not hard to care for! "

The best part of all of this, is that Amanda is going to give one of you a wool soaker/longies of your choice. You pick the size, let her know if you have a boy or girl, and whether you want a soaker or longies and she will do the rest!
All you have to do is be a public follower of this blog, visit Flora Gayle and leave a comment letting me know what item is your favorite!

For extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Follow me on Twitter
2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link (can be done daily)
3. Blog about this giveaway (leave me the link)
4. Have the cool cloth button on your blog

Giveaway will end November 12/31/2010 at 12pm and the winner will be announced 1/2/2011 at 12pm. Good Luck!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Knit Together review/giveaway

Beautiful right? Well I think it is no secret that I love wool. I believe there is a place for a PUL cover, but for me, wool is supreme. Especially with sensitive little ones with eczema and prone to rashes, wool is our best option! I have some super soakers for bed time, but what about a perfect daytime wool cover? Something super light weight and breathable. Something super cute :)
Knit Together has the answer!
These shorties are so darn cute I can barely stand it. For review I received a pair of shorties in this gorgeous turquoise color. Right from opening the package, I knew I would love these. Debbie, the owner of Knit Together,  has an amazing gift! I only wish I could knit like this. She also hand dyes her wool yarn! Talk about talent!
The shorties she makes are flawless and squishy soft. They are only one layer which makes them ideal for day time use. My favorite thing about them is that they have a drawstring waist. I just pull them on, just like shorts-Ha!, and then tie them up. Never an issue with fit this way! I bet these will be our go to spring/summer cover. Ej loves them because of how comfy they are for him. No tags, no tight waist to hinder movement. Perfect for my little "on the go" EJ. I truly think everyone should have a cover like this. If your babe needs to air out, especially during illness or during a bad diaper rash, but you don't want them to go completely coverless, you have to get one of these. Or two! have you seen all the colors!! Sigh :) Also for a hand knit item her shipping was super fast! I was amazed at how quickly it came!

The best part of all of this is that Debbie is going to give one of you a pair of her fab shorties! You pick the color and the size and she will get them to you!
All you have to do is be a public follower of this blog, visit Knit Together, and leave a comment telling me what color/size you would want if you won! That's it!

For extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Follow me on twitter
2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link (can be done daily)
3. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
4. Have the cool cloth button on your blog

Giveaway will end 12/31/2010 at 12pm and the winner will be announced 1/2/2011 at 12pm. Good luck!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Eco baby review

My Eco baby is a wool lovers paradise. An adorable etsy shop, owned by Gabriela, and has the most gorgeous wool sweaters and longies. Her creations are just to die for. With a heart after all things eco friendly and talent for recycling wool, her wool sweaters and longies are one of a kind.  

The thing I love about the longies she sent me for review, is the fact that they have elastic in the waist.  With a generous and roomy fit, the elastic is key. Now you don't have to worry about your little ones cover constantly coming off, or pulling up their pants 10 million times! My Eco Baby longies are only one layer of wool, so this is a great day time cover. Now that it is fall, and now that it is getting chilly out, a nice pair of wool longies are perfect. Put on your favorite prefold or fitted, and slide these right on over it! Diaper cover and pants in one! Plus, with as cute as these are you wouldn't want to cover them up!
These longies will definitely fit over the bulkiest of diapers. EJ often has a nice big fluffy bum, and these longies fit over it with room to spare! He can move around, run, play, and they stay up perfectly without restricting movement.
So head on over to My Eco Baby and have a look around!  Whether it is a gorgeous sweater or some comfy longies for your little eco baby, I know you will find the perfect gift! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Crunchy Angel-Toodle Bugz (review/giveaway)

Crunchy Angel is a cloth diaper boutique selling cloth diapers and accessories! When Wendy contacted me, I was thrilled! Wendy is super sweet and has excellent customer service! She always responds super fast to my emails and always goes above and beyond helping her customers.

Wendy generously sent me two pairs of Toodle Bugz leg warmers for review. I choose the Bambooz Navy and she sent me the Monkeying Around pair as well.

The first thing I will say is that I love these leg warmers. I have a ton of babylegs and I do like them, but these are so much better in my honest opinion. For one, they are sized so you can ensure a perfect fit, they are super soft, and they have gentle elastic so no red marks on your little ones thunder thighs! I got the toddler size and they fit EJ perfectly and they also fit Austin! The bamboo pair I received are a just a bit softer than the regular and almost silky. I love bamboo so much! The Monkeying around print is adorable and EJ loves the "mokeys". I have washed both pairs several times and they show no wear at all.
These are perfect for under pants to add extra warmth in the winter, great for those who are still crawling to protect their knees, and great for quick diaper changes! You don't have to hassle with pulling down the pants first and then leaving their little legs exposed while doing so. Toodle Bugz would also be perfect for your arms! I have Austin wear them with short sleeved shirts to warm up his little arms when he gets chilly! So versatile! I just love leg warmers and Toodle Bugz are the best I have tried.

The best part is that Wendy has generously offered to give one of you a fabulous pair of Toodle Bugz in your choice of print and size! All you have to do is be a public follower of this blog, visit Crunchy Angel and leave a comment telling me what pair of Toodle Bugz you would love!

For extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each)
1. Follow me on Twitter
2. be a fan of Wendy's facebook page
2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link (can be done daily)
3. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link
4. Have the cool cloth  button on your blog

Giveaway will end 12/31/2010 at 12pm and the winner will be announced 1/2/2011 at 12pm. Good Luck!

Winner of the Petsmart/visa giveaway!!!

Congrats Trista! You won the $150 petsmart giftcard and the $50 Visa giftcard!!! I sent you an email :)

Anonymous said...

I follow you on twitter @tristawalker007

Thank you everyone who entered!!!

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