Monday, May 28, 2012

Tender Tushies Review and Giveaway

The other day I received a OS diaper from Tender Tushies.  I was super excited to try this brand out because I have heard that their diapers are pretty good!  So of course, as soon as I got this, I had to get it in the wash almost immediately.

When I was feeling the insert, I was like...hmmm, I know this fabric and sure enough it was bamboo!!!  I am a bamboo freak!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE bamboo inserts.  They are like the best inserts there are!!  Well, at least for me.  But then I realized I would have to wait longer to try the diaper :-(

When I was done prepping it, I realized just how much I LOVE the color.  I really love the contrast of colors between the inside and outside of the diaper.  Even though no one will be seeing them both together, I still love the two colors together!!

Also, the diaper is SO soft!  The inside is a fleece and the outside, even though it is PUL is amazingly soft!!!  I looked it up on their website and it is made of a cotton, bamboo blend with PUL!  Amazingly soft!!

Anyways, the other thing that I love about this diaper is that it is SUPER trim!!!  I love trim diapers, that means that my son's clothes can fit know, for the three months that he wears clothes in a year because the rest of the time it is warm enough to show off diapers hehe.  But, he will be in pants again sometime during diaper use!!!  Also, it seems like trim diapers always get more talks when we are out and about because other mom's just don't understand on why it is so trim..they expect the bulky pins and plastic pants I guess :-)

As for absorbancy, it is great!  During the day time I use as it comes (one bamboo insert) and same with nap times.  At night time, I use the insert it comes with doubled with a microfiber insert.  Works perfectly!

Want to know the BEST part about this diaper???  IT IS SOOOO AFFORDABLE!!!!!  Here are their prices (not including shipping):
Microfiber insert: $9
Minky diapers: $10
Heavy Wetters: $10
Bamboo diapers: $12
Tiny Tushies (newborn diaper): $10

They also have many more products for you to look at!!!  Now, here is a chance for you to win a bamboo diaper!

This review was written by Nicki

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Travels of Having a Baby....

Well, as you all know, we have not had the best time with Daniel.   So, I thought I would blog about it a little while.

Daniel was born on October 23, 2011.  They told me he was a healthy boy weighing 7 lbs and 10 ounces.  When we were in the hospital recovering, he dropped a lot of weight and was only weighing 6 lbs and 2 ounces.  They told me not to worry.  He was still healthy.  Just go home and keep feeding him the way that he is being feed now.  So, we got ready to take him home.

Yes, I was just nursing right before this picture was taken haha.
About four weeks later, we were really concerned with his breathing.  He had a few attacks where he acted like he couldn't breath at all.  He was gasping for air, breathing so fast some times.  We were so scared.  So,  I called the doctor in the middle of the night during one of these episodes, half in a panic.  They asked me to hold the phone up to Daniel's mouth so they could hear what it sounded like.  They then told me to be in the doctor's office the next day to run a few tests on his lungs.  That is when everything started changing...and it started changing for the worse.

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Stickers Plus Review and Giveaway

You know all of those cute stickers that people have for their pregnant bellies to count how many months pregnant they are?  Or the ones you put on babies to count how many months old they are?  Well I kept meaning to get them when I was pregnant with my son, but life happens.  Then I kept meaning to get them to count how old he was month by month, but again, life happens.

When I found out I was pregnant this time I knew that I had to get some of these stickers!  I contacted Stickers Plus and the awesome lady behind this company said that not only would she let me have a set of my choice BUT she’d give one away to one lucky winner!!!  I chose the pregnancy countdown stickers, but this company is so awesome that they’re going to let the winner pick their favorite set.

Not pregnant?  Not a problem!  Yes, you can pick pregnancy stickers, but you can also pick from a very wide variety of monthly stickers for babies and even first holidays!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Urban Walls Review and Giveaway

Urban Walls is a shop that provides wonderful wall decals for your home.  If you need to spruce up a room, this is where you should go!  These are such cure wall decals that I had a horrible time trying to pick just one to do a review on!  Well, here is the one that was provided to me:

I have to say, this looks amazing in my living room.  It definitely made it a much more enjoyable space!  Before, all there was there was a bare wall, but not anymore!

This wall decal may look difficult, but really it is not.  Even though I did place the flowers the wrong way.  If you check out the listing then you can see what I did wrong, however, I kind of like it the way I did it too.  So really, you can kind of put it together however you would like to also, which makes the process even more fun and personalized.

I have to say that the directions that was provided to me along with receiving this item are amazing!  They are totally step by step and leave nothing up to guess work!  As long as you follow the directions, it will turn out looking great!

Urban Walls also has so many more designs that I really enjoyed.  Here are a few of my top "I want" list (please note that these are not pictures of wall decals that I personally own...yet...but they are pictures from their etsy webpage):

And of course....if I ever get my girl I NEED this:

Would you like the chance to win a $50 gift card to Urban Walls?  
Well, if you just enter below you will get your chance!!!

This review was written by Nicki

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day Cloth Diaper Blog Hop-Open to U.S. ONLY

Mother's Day is almost here and we are celebrating with our love for cloth diapers!
Welcome to the Mother's Day Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop hosted by Daily Mothering! Nearly 100 blogs have linked up to bring you dozens and dozens of exciting cloth diaper giveaways. Enter my giveaway below and then hop to the other blogs listed at the bottom of this post to enter their fluffy giveaways too! Each blog has a cloth diaper prize valued at $15 or more, and many blogs have prize packs worth over $100. And, don't forget to enter the GRAND PRIZE giveaway at Daily Mothering for your chance to win this amazing $1300 Cloth Diaper Prize Pack!

My winner's package that one person will win is valued at.......$115!!!  Are you excited?  I know I am!  Here are some details:

EcoSprout: EcoSprout allowed us to use samples that were left over from goodie bags from the GCDC.  We had 16 left over, so you get the chance to win those 16 samples!  EcoSprout is a wonderful detergent that I use on everything.  I currently only use EcoSprout on my cloth diapers and mama cloth.  I also use it with my littlest one's clothes!  It is a great detergent that really gets everything clean!!!

Sew Crafty Baby: Sew Crafty Baby is sponsoring the GroVia shell in the package!  Sew Crafty Baby is an online retail store that ALWAYS provides free shipping.  She is super fast and is one of the only cloth diaper stores I order from. Always competitive prices AND for your first order you can use coupon code: "newcustomer10" to get 10% off!  Trust me, when it comes to customer service, Jennifer is one of the best.  Before I was even a customer of hers, she called me to help me with some cloth diaper problems I had.  She is also one of the people that completely got my blog off to a running start.  She is absolutely wonderful!

SoftBums: I am sure you have all heard of SoftBums.  But SoftBums is a wonderful diaper company that has the slide 2 fit option on their one sized diapers.  These diapers are WONDERFUL and are one of my first go to diapers.  SoftBums is one of my favorite one sized diapers.  They have amazing customer service, fast shipping, and are available at MANY cloth retail stores!  Their colors are so vibrant and lovely!  I am seriously a huge fan of their diapers.   SoftBuns is offering your choice of an Echo or Omni shell and your choice of a Dry Touch Pad or Super Dry Touch Pad with a value of up to $28 (if you choose Echo and Super Dry Touch Pad).

Crazy Leggies: This is my Etsy shop.  I currently carry cloth shoes, leg warmers, and some wonderful crocheted goodies!  A little something for everyone! :-D

The pocket diaper is one that I won and am now passing it on in this package :-D  It has a green background with soccer balls on it and the word football printed on it (if you didn't is commonly called football almost everywhere else but here).

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Also, if you go to these blogs, you get even more chances to win!!!