Friday, November 30, 2012

Win A stash of Kawaii Diapers

It's time for another giveaway!! Kerrific is hosting another awesome giveaway this month. One lucky person will win a stash of 6 Kawaii diapers and a wet bag. 

These are one size diapers that fit from 8-36 lbs
Each comes with two microfiber inserts
Wet bag holds approximately 12 diapers
Total Value: $55 +

Enter using the rafflecopter form below. Make sure to visit all the blogs and say thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Coming up Kawaii Stash giveaway

When I started cloth diapering I went to our local cloth diaper store All Things Diapers and spent so much time looking around. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to stick with the whole cloth diapering thing so I looked to see what was the cheapest and bought a few of those. Some of the cheapest cloth diapers out there are Kawaiis. Want to try them for yourself? Your chance is coming up... Starting in December Kerrific is giving away a whole stash of Kawaii diapers.

 Disclaimer: This is not the diapers that will be given away, I found this picture here 

These are a great way to start cloth diapering. They are quality diapers and super simple to use. Come back in a week or so to enter the giveaway, or if you are a blogger and want to join in on the giveaway go here and sign up :)

Friday, November 23, 2012


A few things I am thankful for this year:

  • An amazing Jesus that loves me more than I can even imagine, even when I am not the person I should be. He doesn't care who I am or what I have done, He is just that amazing!
  • An Amazing husband who has more patience with me than I deserve
  • Two beautiful, healthy children. Even though they drive me crazy most days, I can't imagine my life without them
  • An awesome family who is always there for us when we need them
  • A home to raise my children in. It might be a little squished and not what I want to be in right now, but when there is snow on the ground and it is 15 degrees outside, we are warm and safe. For that I couldn't be more thankful!

The list could really go on and on... I have an amazing life and an amazing family. I do not appreciate the life I have enough sometimes. Hope you all had a fabulous thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Totsbots Easy Fits Review/Giveaway

I have been wanting to do a review and giveaway for a while now, life has been crazy but it is finally happening! When I started cloth diapering I wanted the convenience I had gotten used to with disposables, I just wanted to be able to reuse them to save money. So when I was told about TotsBots I decided to give them a try. They are a very convenient All In One, which has by far become my favorite kind of diaper. The first time I got mine in the mail I was so excited to get it on my little man, I prepped it right when I opened the  package and he had it on within a couple hours.

The Good: 
Totsbots easy fits are VERY flexible diaper. I have never had my 33 pound 17 month old get a red mark on him from this diaper. The spandex like material is so stretchy I feel like it could fit any size baby and feel like it was made just for them!

These diapers are some of the trimmest diapers I have ever used. I have tried to keep my diapers for day time as trim as possible so my boys can wear regular clothes, and this is always my go to diaper when my little one needs to have jeans on.

The Microfleece liner on the inside is SO easy to clean! I have a diaper sprayer so none of my stinky diapers are particularly hard to clean, but this material is so easy to clean. I always put my totsbots on my youngest first thing in the morning because that is when he tends to poop :) nothing sticks to it and the diaper goes into the diaper pail surprisingly clean.

The convenient All In One design means no looking for the right insert when they come out of the dryer. It is built right in and never goes missing.

The velcro on these diapers are some of the best I have seen. I have pretty much stopped using velcro because they all wear fairly quickly and I am sick of replacing it all the time. I have had my first totsbots for about a year now and the velcro is still as good as it was the day I got it. Laundry tabs and all.

The absorbency of these diapers is awesome too. I have a fairly heavy wetter and I can generally go 4-5 hours without changing this diaper. It's stay dry material helps him not get any kind of diaper rash either

The Bad

It is seriously hard to think of anything bad about this diaper. If I could replace every diaper I have with this one at no cost, I would. I have used these for overnight by adding a micro fleece insert and it has worked just fine every time. Obviously it isn't as trim, but for night time that isn't as important.

You can buy your own Totsbots Easy fit diapers here for 23.95 

or enter below to WIN one in Chicken Little Print with Aplex closure

a Rafflecopter giveaway

These are my personal views and opinions and I have not been paid in any way to write this.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Busy Mommy

When the hubby goes away the mommy will play.... HA! Yeah right. Ryan has been gone since Sunday and I have gotten about 5 hours of sleep a night on average. No fun. I have had a sick little boy since Sunday night, I have had a stye (which of course, means a headache) since Monday morning. Another exciting thing that happened this week is this beautiful little girl!!

This beautiful little girl is my older sisters first baby. My first Niece, Paizley Faith Hope. She was born Tuesday evening at 4:52 weight 6 pounds 15 Oz and was 19 inches long. I already love being an aunt :) 

Hopefully Next week once Ryan gets home things will slow down a little bit, and I can get a little bit of me time!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wool Dryer Ball Tutorial

I have been wanting to make my own dryer balls for a while now. I bought my first set a while back to help dry my diapers faster and to reduce static, and I love them! I have only had 4 of them but I have noticed they have helped with everything I wanted to. So the other day when I was at Walmart I stopped in the craft section to see if they had any wool for felting, and they did. So I grabbed a roll and decided to try making my own dryer balls while the boys napped that day.

What you will need:

100% wool yarn for felting
A pantyhose or sock
Scissors (to cut yarn)
String (NOT wool yarn)
Washer & Dryer

This is the yarn I got

Step 1: Wrap the wool yarn around your fingers about 20 times

Step 2: Take the yarn off your fingers and wrap it the opposite direction about twenty times again

Step 3: Squeeze your little "bow" of yarn into a ball and start wrapping

Step 4: Continue wrapping, switching directions often until the ball is the desired size (usually a little bigger than a baseball, but smaller than a softball. I couldn't completely wrap my hands around my completed one)

Step 5: Cut the yarn and tie it off into the ball. Some people use a knitting needle for this but I just tied it on to a string on the ball and it worked just fine

Step 6: Stuff your un-felted dryer balls into the pantyhose, tying in-between each one with a piece of string of some kind. I just made a knot after each ball and it worked for me. Make sure you don't use the wool yarn, because it will felt and not hold it all together.

Step 7: Wash in the washer machine on hot a couple times, this part was annoying for me because we only have cold rinse so I had to stand around waiting for the wash to be done and start it over again. I washed them 3 times.

Step 8: Dry them in the dryer on the hottest temperature you have

And voila- here is the completed dryer balls! 

I Got three good sized one, and then one smaller one out of this roll of yarn . I plan on going to joanns and getting some more yarn and trying to make fun colored ones. These happen to be one of my boys favorite toys to play with. I am constantly hunting them down to put them back in the dryer!

Want dryer balls but don't have the time to make them? I am selling them in my NEW Etsy shop here, for a very reasonable price. The ones I bought were almost twice as much as these, so stop by there and see what I have left.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Things that make me smile...

My life is exhausting. I have a 17 month old and an almost 3 year old boys. They have so much energy and they never stop causing trouble. Don't get me wrong, I love them more than anything! They are the light of my life and I don't know what I would do without them. But someday's I feel like just curling up in a ball and crying. On days like that, there are a few things that make me smile. Here they are in no particular order.

Can make any day better

Sleeping Children
My favorite show

So now you know a little more about me :) what is something that helps you feel better on a day when nothing seems to be going right?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Free 8X10 Photo Collage Ends today!

I just came across this deal for a free photo collage from Walgreens... It ends today though so don't wait! It would make a great Christmas present for Grandparents :) I think that't what I am going do with it.