Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Merry Fluffy Christmas Starts TONIGHT!!



Who's excited??? I know I am!

Be on the lookout at 12:01AM EST (that's just 9:01PM for your Pacific people!) for the event to go live!!!

I'm so excited to enter all the giveaways! There are THOUSANDS of dollars in prizes to be given away!!


And ours will be a super easy Rafflecopter form!!

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight *Red Barn Cloth Diapers*



You see, Nifty Nappy diapers has closed down as of a while ago. But the GREAT news is that Red Barn offered to take on the pattern and be the official licensee for Nifty Nappy. 

I have reviewed a Nifty Nappy OS Fitted AND a Wool Wrap while they were still around, and they were my FAVORITE diaper combo EVER. I loved that diaper. So I was super sad to see she was shutting down. But I was very thankful when I found out Red Barn was taking over. 

So this time I got to try a different product! The Bitty Bum



I love the original Nifty Nappy and I love this Bitty Bum just as much. First of all, It's just as adorable!

It has the standard fleece inside to make it so super soft. There's one row of snaps to make things simple, and the insert is AWESOME as well. The insert is made out of Organic Hemp Fleece and Organic Hemp Velour.

There is a layer in between the fleece and cotton outer which is Organic Hemp Fleece, makes for more absorption.

The Bitty Bum is meant to fit from Newborn up through about 12 pounds. It is designed to fit under the umbilical cord. And can be folded down for a preemie size! I like that it has the overlap snaps so you can get a great fit. 

I haven't washed or prepped this yet, so I'm not sure how it will hold up, but with my original nifty nappy, besides the fabric getting a bit faded on the outside it still is in great condition, so I'm sure this Bitty Bum won't disappoint!

Price: The Bitty Bum retails for $22.50. It is a bit high, but it's an amazing diaper. The Original OS (which can be folded down to fit 7 pounds up to 35) is $23.50 so it might be more economical.

Overall: ***** can't wait to use it!

MERRY FLUFFY CHRISTMAS
Merry Fluffy Christmas is December 1st-5th this year and there is ONE package per blog! So lots of goodies. 
For MFC Red Barn offered A Bitty Bum $22.50
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Red Barn in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Red Barn for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight *Jack Be Natural*



Jack Be Natural is another everything store. Diapers, things for baby, toys, things for the nursery, things for mom and beyond! They have a ton of different things to choose from. 

A while back I won a $15 certificate. With it I purchased the GroVia NB AIO in the Owls Print (I think)

I forgot to take pictures of it though... Darn it!
Here is how it looks on the inside
Diaper is pretty simple. It has 2 rise adjustments on the front which I like, it helps it get a better fit and a lower rise to fit smaller babies. It has one row of snaps to make things nice and simple. Only thing is it doesn't have the umbilical cutout, BUT that's where the lower rise comes in handy. 

The inside is organic cotton and although it's an All In One it's easy to dry. The insert part is just attached at the back so it's still connected and you won't lose the insert, but it's loose in the front and middle so it dries a lot faster. It seems very absorbent, but not overly so, which is great for a newborn and it means it's not bulky. 

It has a PUL outer so it's waterproof and won't leak. 

I've prepped my diaper fully. It's been washed and dried on hot 5 times now and seems like it's still brand new. No loose threading, no pilliness on the inside etc. It seems like a great diaper. And I'm sure it will be this baby's first diaper used. It's just so cute!

I love that Jack Be Natural carries all natural items. It's nice to come across that. 
Teething Toys
Rattles
Postpartum Herbs
Shampoo
and Lots more!

Price: The GroVia NB AIO is $14.95!

Overall: ***** so far!

MERRY FLUFFY CHRISTMAS
Merry Fluffy Christmas is December 1st-5th this year and there is ONE package per blog! So lots of goodies. 
For MFC Jack Be Natural offered A GroVia NB AIO $15
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Jack Be Natural in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Jack Be Natural for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight *Bummis*



I'm so excited to be working with such a big company on this event

Bummis has been around for a long time and they're really known for their simple cloth diapers. 

I received a Beautiful basic Pack in the boy print for review. As well as a Newborn Super Snap
The basic kit is 3 prefolds and one cover. I got the infant size which is 8-15 pounds.
The reason she threw in the newborn is because the pack fits at about 8 pounds. The Newborn Super Snap is about 7-10 pounds!

I got the Super Snap in the Froggy pond Print which I LOVE and the Pack came with the Rocket print (which is new)

I like that the super snap cover has a bit of a dip in the front so it's great for the umbilical stump. And I of course love the snap option!

I like that the pack comes with velcro though. When you need a cover on such a small baby velcro is easier to adjust so you can get the perfect fit. 

I washed and prepped these prefolds and they quilted up quite nicely. They've been through 3 times now and I'm going to finish all my prepping this weekend so they'll get their final 2 washes!

She threw in the newborn because Avery was 6lb 10oz and I'm not expecting this one to be bigger than around 7 pounds. So I will need that newborn for probably at least a month!

Bummis has plenty other products to choose from as well. Like the Easy Fit, and Tini Fit, Training Pants, Swim Diapers and wet bags among other things as well. 

Price: The Super Snap is $11.75 and the Beautiful Basic is about $20.95

Overall: ***** Just can't wait to use them!

MERRY FLUFFY CHRISTMAS
Merry Fluffy Christmas is December 1st-5th this year and there is ONE package per blog! So lots of goodies. 
For MFC Bummis offered A Beautiful Basic Pack (either in Infant or Toddler size) $21
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Bummis in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Bummis for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight *Mom Becks*



I was super excited to try out a diaper from Mom Becks. It was a diaper I've been wanting to try out for a long time, so I'm glad I finally had the chance. 

I received the Tots Bots Easy Fit in the Chocolate Color
 Smallest Setting
 Medium Setting
 Largest Setting
 It's an AIO with a Bamboo/Microfiber insert
 But is also stuffable!!!
I LOVE that this diaper is an AIO with bamboo touching the baby, but is also a stuffable pocket! Meaning you can add more absorbency to it without all the drying time. You could easily put in a microfiber or hemp/bamboo insert here OR a prefold for a little extra. 

I know that in the beginning this diaper will be more than enough with no added absorbency. But for later on and for night time it might be good to be able to put a prefold in there for something extra. 

This diaper claims 8-35 pounds. But even the owner said probably not until 10 pounds it will fit. I can't wait to try it out though. It's a different type of diaper and I love that it's bamboo! So soft against baby's skin!

She has plenty of other diapers and items as well
Bummis Cover
Babee Greens Fitted
Swaddlebees Flats
Price: The Tots Bots is $23.95. It is a bit pricey, but so worth it! It's a really nice diaper with nice features. 

Overall: So far *****

MERRY FLUFFY CHRISTMAS
Merry Fluffy Christmas is December 1st-5th this year and there is ONE package per blog! So lots of goodies. 
For MFC Mom Becks offered A Bamboozle, Super Lite AND an Easy Fit $53!

*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Mom Becks in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Mom Becks for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


36 weeks!



I can't believe I'm here already!!!
EEK!
I delivered Avery 3 weeks from today!

Had an appt yesterday. Gained 1 pound, which is great considering we had 2 Thanksgiving's and I put down 5 slices of 500 something calorie pecan pie in 2.5 days! I'm at 34 pounds gained! At least I'm at a normal weight gain.
My blood pressure was HIGH, but since my swelling is minimal, I'm not spilling protein in my urine and I haven't gained an excessive amount of weight he was NOT concerned, but it was 157/89!!! EEK. My normal not pregnant is 130/68!

I was dilated to 1cm and he said his head was SUPER low. He thinks another 2-3 weeks!
I started Evening Primrose Oil last night to soften up my cervix and get it ready for delivery. It's supposed to aid in softening and dilating the cervix faster for a quick and easy delivery. We'll see if it works.

 You can see one new itty bitty stretchmark here on my hip!

That could very well be my last belly sticker photo!
 I haven't gotten much bigger in WEEKS! Which I'm perfectly fine with!



Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight *Wild Child for Babies*



Wild Child for Babies makes fleece covers of all kinds. She makes soakers with snapping sides and pull up soakers as well as longies. And she also does shirts!

I received a beautiful pair of Longies for this event!
I received size Small with the Dino print. She put Black trim on them.

 I love that inside is an extra wet zone layer!
The wet zone layer is great for protecting your lap! It's an extra barrier so you don't get wet when that diaper leaks. Fleece is a water resistant material so it's GREAT for cloth diapering. 

It's also great for non cloth too. All diapers leak right? It puts a barrier between your child's wet leaky diaper and whatever they're touching at the moment, swing, car seat, your lap, carpet etc.!



Cute stuff!! She has some adorable items. 
I can't wait until little man can use those longies. They're precious and will look great with just a plain white tee!

Price: Her regular one fabric longies are about $8-$10 depending on size. Those striped ones are about $14. 

Overall: ***** Her sewing is great!

MERRY FLUFFY CHRISTMAS
Merry Fluffy Christmas is December 1st-5th this year and there is ONE package per blog! So lots of goodies. 
For MFC Wild Child for Babies offered Christmas Longies in size of choice $15

*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Wild Child for Babies in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Wild Child for Babies for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway


Monday, November 28, 2011

WOW! 2 Pie Plates for $3 Shipped!!



I think this deal might actually make me break out my pie baking skills!  Right now, ShopWorldKitchen has a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale on 9″ Pyrex Pie Plates!  Purchase 1 for $3.00 and get the second free!
Plus, you can use code REWARDS to get free shipping!  Total cost is 2 for $3.00!  
Keep in mind that since your order gets free shipping… you might want to snag other deals too- like the 9×5 Glass Pyrex Loaf Pan for $2.00!
I added on the Loaf Pan and my total was $5.28 shipped!



Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight *Cloth Baby*




Cloth Baby has the most affordable options around. If you want a good quality but CHEAP diaper, then check out Cloth Baby. 

She has Alva Diapers for just $5.63 right now on sale
Alva Wet Bags are $7.50

She also carries Kawaii Pocket Diapers. The Bamboo/Minky diapers are $12.65!


Kissaluvs

And lots more!!

Her Alva and kawaii are very inexpensive though and I've heard nothing buy good things about both of them!

Price: Prices were explained above. CHEAP!!

MERRY FLUFFY CHRISTMAS
Merry Fluffy Christmas is December 1st-5th this year and there is ONE package per blog! So lots of goodies. 
For MFC Cloth Baby offered a Black Alva OS Diaper and an Alva Wet/Dry Diaper Bag $12.50
*Disclaimer* I was not paid to write this pots*
A big thank you goes out to Cloth Baby for offering a giveaway


Merry Fluffy Christmas Sponsor Spotlight *Earthy Crunchy Mama*



This store has one of everything!
Earthy Crunchy Mama has diapers, Nursing Clothes, Baby Legs, Carriers, Swaddle Blankets, Bath and Body and More!

We received a Thirsties Duo Wrap in Hoot and a Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefold. Both in size 1
She also threw in some samples for me. A Microfiber Sponge and a Pack of 4 Skoy Cloths
 Inside Cover.
 With prefold. It's not that bulky!
I do find that with the prefold inside and the cover it is a bit bigger than say a preemie prefold with a NB cover. It's wider through the crotch and a bit more bulky. So I don't know if this will be a first diaper we try. I think it will be a better fit come 8-9 pounds as opposed to the 6 it claims. 6 pounds is TINY and I'm not so sure a tiny baby would fit in this cover!

All that aside I LOVE the new hoot print. I also love the idea of this prefold/cover option. Prefolds and covers are my favorite diapering system, they're also the cheapest AND less mess since just the prefold needs to be changed unless the cover gets dirty. 

The prefold can't really be folded around the baby. It's best for trifolding which is perfect in a cover. 
The insert is really neat. It's only 2 layers thick in each space so it doesn't take as long to dry, it's also only attached at each end so the middle opens up and allows faster drying time
It's a great option and it's cheaper than pockets or AIOs so it's definitely great. 

The sponge that I was sent is AMAZING too. It cleans the grime off my stove and counters awesomely. The skoy cloths are great too. They can be used dry like paper towel or you can use them wet and clean with them. I've used them both ways and they work pretty well. 

Price: The Thirsties Duo Wrap is $10.41 on sale (from $13.75) and the prefold is $5.73 on sale (from $6.75) so it's a great value and I suggest getting some now while they're on sale! For $33.33 you can get 4 diapers (1 cover and 4 prefolds). GREAT price. That's less than $10 a diaper!

Overall: *****

MERRY FLUFFY CHRISTMAS
Merry Fluffy Christmas is December 1st-5th this year and there is ONE package per blog! So lots of goodies. 
For MFC Earthy Crunchy Mama offered a Thirsties Duo and prefold in size and print of choice $19
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Earthy Crunchy Mama in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Earthy Crunchy Mama for allowing me to review this product and offering a giveaway