Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Win 12 Glow Bug Cloth Diapers!!

Are you ready to win a stash of cloth diapers?
We're cloth diapering for the first time and we love it!

This month we are giving away a complete set of 12 cloth diapers from Glow Bug Cloth Diapers. These are bright, one size, pocket diapers that are a perfect   starter to any diaper stash. 

The winner will receive their choice of boy, girl, or solid diaper sets from Glow Bug.

Please use the form below to enter.

*Giveaway is open to US & Canada only. This giveaway is organized by Kerrific so please send any questions or comments her direction.*

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

A few ideas

As a mom of two toddlers who have a lot of toys every toy imaginable, when it comes to Christmas gifts I am open to anyone who wants to give me a few ideas. I have followed this blog for a while that is all about teaching your kids through play. I have gotten so many cool ideas for fun stuff to do with my boys from this page. They have had a couple posts about some good Christmas ideas for kids, they are doing it by age and the one for two year olds is full of awesome stuff. Here are a couple that I am looking into for my boys

And one that I have been wanting to get for a while, and am FINALLY gonna break down and get

Seriously, these look like some awesome toys that my boys would love! I could probably buy all of them :) I can't wait until we are in a bigger house with a playroom and can get all kinds of fun stuff. Go check out the full list of 20 ideas for gifts for two year olds here. I am gonna wait until they post the list for three's before I order much, since my Joshie will be three soon! Any thing specific you could add to this list? Anything you saw on here that you loved?

He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse. Proverbs 28:27

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Sometimes I come across fabric that I love. A fabric that I can imagine being something else besides just a peice of fabric. Usually I just say to myself, "you really need to learn how to sew", then I put the fabric down and continue shopping for whatever we really need.

Last night I went to walmart with my mom, I stopped by the fabric area to get a couple things I need to make diapers, a few cheap things of course (I wanna make sure I can really do this before I spend to much.) but back to the point here, we went to the fabric and of course had to look at scrap fabric. Thanks to scrap fabric I have a little fabric collection going, and can whip up a little blankie if there is none to be found when my 17 momth old feels the need to suck his thumb. My mom found a super soft material that is adorable and I immediately thought it would be an awesome pillow case for one of the boys.

 It is so soft and comfy, who wouldn't wanna sleep with it?? And there is enough that I might make a pair of pajama pants for one of the boys too... the pillow case will be super easy, the pajamas I'm not so sure about. So wish me luck :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Glow Bug Givaway

I have been wanting to try glowbug cloth diapers for a while. I always hear good things about them, but honestly I just need to stop buying diapers! So I am pretty excited about this opportunity. The winner of this awesome giveaway will win 12 glowbug diapers. 12 diapers!! That is practically a whole new stash. That would be awesome for anyone to win. The winner gets to choose their package

How cute are those diapers!? I love them! If you are a blogger that wants to participate in this giveaway go here and sign up, the blogger sign ups will close very soon so don't wait.
If you aren't a blogger that wants to enter, then make sure to check back on November 1st and enter to win these beautiful diapers!
What package would you choose if you won? I would choose the neutral one I think :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My first "fake" diaper

Here it is:

I went upstairs last night after the boys were in bed to get the vacuum... I got a little distracted and came downstairs with that. It only took me about twenty minutes and it was way easier than I thought it would be. I'm not gonna lie... I am pretty proud of how it turned out :) I had this little boost of confidence that I didn't expect. I am gonna make at least one more out of scraps to fix a few little details I know I did wrong with this one, then I am off to Joanns to buy some cute babyville fabric I saw there the other day.

Here is the diaper on my only newborn sized model I could find around the house:

He seems to like it :)

For my first time sewing something that isn't pretty much square it was a success and I couldn't be happier with it! Wish me luck on my second "Fake" Diaper and then on my first real one.

 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Baby Steps

I was hoping to get started on my first diaper by now, but I will admit, I am nervous to start. So in order to help me get over my fears, I went and bought  a a few refresher Velcro packs from my local diaper store. I figure that is a good place to start. I have several Bum Genius diapers that I haven't been using for a while because the Velcro is shot.

After taking twenty minutes to thread my sewing machine, I finally got started and it didn't take to long. Ok, So maybe it isn't perfect. But I have one more diaper today than I did last night :)

The new tab and laundry tab sewn on

A little crooked, but it works.

Things can only get better from here.

I am declaring our desk in our room "My sewing space" we never use our desktop computer since it doesn't work, so now that is my space. I cut out a pattern for a newborn diaper the other day so hopefully tonight I will be able to start that.

Wish me luck as I start to figure out how this is all going to work for me!

 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 
Hebrews 11:1

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A little about me...

I have started this post several times, deleting them all because nothing seems the same in type as it does it my head. I have had my other blog for quite a while, but that is more of a personal blog and I want this to be more professional (not sure if that's the word I'm looking for)... 

My name is Melissa, I am a 23 year old stay at home Mom to two amazing little boys, I am married to an amazing man and we live a pretty amazing life. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to do something. I have all these great ideas, but I feel like I am not capable of actually making these things happen. So this is me trying, again, to make something happen. This time, I am going to try making cloth diapers. I am not an experienced sewer by any means, I have made a couple pairs of pajamas pants for my boys and some curtains for their room. But for some crazy reason, I feel like maybe I can actually do this. I am determined to at least try it for a while and see how it turns out. 

So stick around, see my attempt at doing something I want to do for a change. 99% of my life is not about me. I get it, that's what being a Mom of two toddlers is all about. But after they go to bed, after the sippy cups are all clean and the diapers are in the washer, this is something I truly want to do for me! If I could make some money off of it that would be an amazing bonus, but if not then at least I set out to do something I wanted to do and didn't give up. Wish me luck on my journey and I hope to see you along the way. 

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  Psalm 13:5