Girls Just Want to Have Fun Giveaway

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Do you have a little girl (or a little boy who rocks pinks and purples)? Today Thirsties adds a few new items to their collection of cloth diapers.  They have added a new purple color, Iris, and a revamped print, Alice Brights.  Alice Brights has been retired for quite a few years now, but has been revamped with poppy and iris colors. The trend this year with cloth diaper companies is to freshen up their color palette and Thirsties has done a great job with that task.  While some of the soft "baby" colors remain, they are now complemented with some brighter, more vivid colors.  As we near the end of summer, Iris, Poppy, and Alice Brights are the perfect transition from Summer to Fall. Alice Brights is available in the Duo Wrap, One-Size AIO, One-Size Pocket, Newborn AIO, and wet bag.  The mailman delivered a wet bag to me today, but my daughter has already stolen it and filled it with toys! That's what I get for asking her to get the mail for me. Iris is available in the Duo ... [ Read More ]

Remember When…

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This post is sponsored by Stonyfield Yogurt. Keep reading to enter to win a YoBaby prize pack.  When did my kids grow up? I'm a mom of an almost 12 year old and a 6 year old.  They are hardly babies any longer; even if they do still like to cuddle with mommy. I decided to pull out the baby book from my youngest's first year and reminisce over all the "firsts." You know, the first time they roll over, the first time they crawl, the first time the stand up and of course the first time they walk.  I remember the days when they would try any food (or toys, noses, and anything that would fit in their mouth) you put in front of them. Both of my kids were fond of yogurt as babies and I love that my kids have been able to grow up as YoBabies, YoKids and now big kids who enjoy their yogurt.  YoBaby contains organic whole milk, real fruit and nothing artificial.  It was a great first food by itself or mixed with other ingredients.  I love mixing a little fresh banana and avocado ... [ Read More ]

The Secrets of Cloth Diapering

The Secrets of Cloth Diapering

This post is sponsored by Project Pomona and you can enter to win some amazing prizes (over $1200 worth) if you scroll to the bottom! Good luck! I have a huge secret for you... Cloth diapering a baby is easy! If you're new to cloth diapering and just starting to do your research you may be a little overwhelmed.  I'm going to share with you some of my secrets so that you won't be scared any longer!  I promise, you can do this!! 1. Start with the basics! There are a LOT of different styles of cloth diapers, but the main ones you need to know in the beginning are pocket diapers, all-in-one diapers, and diaper covers with prefolds.  Pocket diapers are the most popular style because they are so versatile.  All-in-ones are the easiest style and the style that is most like a disposable diaper; however they tend to cost the most.  Covers with prefolds are the "old fashioned" style diaper and the most cost effective. Pick the style that best suits your financial and personal preferences ... [ Read More ]

Congratulations, it’s a…brand new Thirsties Newborn All-In-One

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Sponsored by Thirsties Warning: Your ovaries may burst after reading this post. I am not responsible for any babies born 9 months from now. BONUS: Keep scrolling down to enter to win a 2 pack of the Thirsties Newborn AIO cloth diapers. Don't say that I didn't warn you!  I mean, just look at those tiny little toes. Can't you just smell the new baby smell? Ok, focus...and try to convince yourself that you don't want another newborn. ...but if you are pregnant, expecting, or planning on having a newborn anytime soon, Thirsties has a brand new diaper just for you! When Thirsties released their new one-size all-in-one last year, people were concerned that they would no longer have a small newborn option.  The OS AIO begins fitting around 8-10 lbs but one-size diapers tend to be bulky on newborns.  That was one of the features that I truly loved about the Duo AIO (now retired), was that the Size 1 would fit those small newborns.  Problem solved! About the Newborn ... [ Read More ]

Thirsties NEW Ocean Collection {and a Giveaway}

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With the chill in the air across most parts of the country today, the new Thirsties Ocean Collection makes me want to pack up and move to a tropical island paradise.  I know I really shouldn't complain with highs in the 50-60's here in Florida, but those 35-45 degree mornings are chilly for my thin blood.  (I don't expect any sympathy from my northern friends.) Thirsties actually revealed their Ocean Collection earlier this Fall but they weren't done with production yet.  You don't have to wait any longer though, because retailers have them in stock starting today! There are 5 new prints and 2 new solids making up the Ocean Collection.  The prints are all soft tones of blue, yellow, grey and salmon on a white PUL.  The 2 new solids are Coral and Fin.  The prints include fun little fish, whales, squid, and sand dollars.  While the prints do have a lot of blue; they are very gender neutral and would be adorable on your little sailor or mermaid. The Ocean Collection are available ... [ Read More ]

Giveaway – New Thirsties OS AIO + Rumparooz Sherbert

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Did you see what was released today?  Thirsties released their new One Size AIO and Rumparooz released their new Sherbert color.  Both of these brands are based in Colorado and run by amazing families. Would you like to win one of each? I'm giving away one pair of these new diapers to a lucky winner!!  All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below. Short cuts:  As part of the Rafflecopter entries you'll need to comment on one of the release posts for either the Rumparooz Sherbert or the Thirsties New OS AIO.  <---click the names to get to those posts! This giveaway is sponsored by Rumparooz & Thirsties and each diaper will be shipped to the winner from them. Giveaway is open to residents in the US over the age of 18 yrs. Ends Oct. 30th at 12:00am ET.  Winner will be announced here!  Good luck!! a Rafflecopter giveaway ... [ Read More ]

10 Tips for Reducing Plastic in our Lives

Balm Baby Plastic Free Challenge and Giveaway

Take a minute and look around you.  How much plastic do you see?  So many products that we use everyday are made of or stored in plastic.  Plastic will NEVER break down - EVER!  You may be able to upcycle it or recycle it but there is a limit to the number of times it can be used.  In the end, it will end up floating in our oceans as tiny little plastic pellets that will harm the animals and ecosystems.  I won't go into the details behind all of the waste but I encourage you to visit a friend of mine, Beth Terry, and her blog My Plastic Free Life.  While she may be one of the biggest advocates for living plastic free; we can all make little changes in our lives to help the problem. Keep reading and scroll down to enter the Balm Baby Plastic FREE July Challenge and Giveaway! I have compiled a quick list of practical tips on how we can all reduce the plastic in our lives.  Don't let these overwhelm you - just pick a few of the items on the list and pay attention to the things that ... [ Read More ]

Green Scene Mom Summer Fun Giveaway Event #summerfungiveaway

I've recently joined the Green Scene Mom Street Team, a group of bloggers who help promote a very large giveaway prize package.  This giveaway is hosted by the Green Scene Mom and the sponsors listed below.  Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter to win the prizes listed.  The giveaway will end the first week of June. Green Scene Mom is celebrating all things summer with a fabulous giveaway featuring everything a mom needs for her little ones! One lucky mom will win this great prize package worth more than $500! Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Crib - $249.95 The Lotus travel crib is so easy to use and easy to take with you, you will want to use it everywhere. I really wish they had these back when my little one's were that small.  It really would have been nice to travel with.  Learn more at guavafamily.com. Loved Baby $50 Gift Certificate L'ovedbaby is a boutique brand of baby clothes and nursing shawls. Learn more at lovedbaby.com. Yummi ... [ Read More ]

MightyNest Earth Day Challenge & Giveaway

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Will you take the MightyNest Earth Day Challenge with me? Putting toxic chemicals under your arms stinks!  That's why MightyNext, an internet retailer of extraordinarily high quality and safe products for your home and family, asked me to put non-toxic Pit Paste to the test.  Find out why you should use a natural deodorant, then take the pledge below.  Your pits will thank you, and you could win a Happy Pit Pack from MightyNest! Yesterday in my, Got Stinky Pits, article I explained that I haven't used a 'traditional' deodorant in over a year.  I choose to use the all-natural deodorants because they are non-toxic and do not contain aluminum, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and other hidden toxins.  I challenge you to switch your deodorants for just one week to see what you think. For the past week, I've been personally using the Primal Pit paste deodorant that MightyNest sent me to review.  I have the 2 oz stick in Thyme & Lemongrass scent along with some other ... [ Read More ]

Cloth Reviews Grand Opening Giveaway Event: Day 1

Ready to win some cloth diapers?? Together with 20+ bloggers and 10 cloth diaper retailers, we are hosting 5 days of cloth diaper giveaways to celebrate the launch of a brand new website, ClothReviews.com! Finally there is a website devoted to consumer reviews on cloth diapers! With extensive search options to help you find the "best" cloth diapers and all kind of nifty features that allow you to submit and read reviews and pictures of hundreds of cloth diapers, Cloth Reviews is an exciting resource for the entire cloth diaper community. This newly launched site also has a blog review directory, recommended retailers list, and they will constantly be hosting cloth diaper giveaways. Woohoo! To kick start the launch of this awesome new resource for cloth diaper users, we are giving away $700 of cloth diapers and accessories this week! Each giveaway will only last 24 hours so make sure you come back each day to enter! The best part is, there will be 5 WINNERS EVERY DAY! That means ... [ Read More ]