Saturday, October 9, 2010

Organic Moby Wrap from CSN Stores WINNER!

Congratulations Mrs.Smitty!!!

*Winner has been confirmed!

Friday, October 8, 2010

WoollyBums Medium Bamboo Fitted Diaper GIVEAWAY! *** CLOSED ***

The "If the Diaper Fits..." fitted diaper event is ending with a bang folks! I'm so excited and proud to introduce WoollyBums on Etsy to you!

WoollyBums is a delightful shop on Etsy that offers amazing woollies (that you will hear about during the Wool Gathering Event) as well as plush bamboo fitted diapers.

Alicia is a gifted seamstress who has been cloth diapering for more than 6 years! She has created her own pattern by taking her favorite features of the many different types of diapers she's tried and putting them together. She has offered adorable small or newborn fitted diapers as well as one size fitted diapers for years now!

Recently, however, she's excited about her newest invention, which is her new medium size fitted diaper! These are the same great fit available in sizes small/newborn and also in the one-size option, but now in a more specific fit for those in between months. These are designed to fit from about 10-20lbs. and are made with the same fabulous fabrics that she has become addicted to over the years.

The inside is organic bamboo velour, with an inner layer of organic cotton sherpa with an outer adorable print. The snap-in/lay-in insert combo is made of two inserts, each with a layer of sherpa topped with a layers of lucious velour. Of course, no snaps will touch your baby's delicate skin since they're all encased inside or covered by an insert! Use these diapers under a cover, shorties or just let your baby hang out in the sunshine without a cover! These are wonderful diapers for the summer months when you are looking for a more breathable option. Yet they still offer the fabulous absorption that WoollyBums diapers are known for!

You can look here to see Alicia's 100% positive feedback from her customers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Here is a sampling of the cuteness available from WoollyBums!!

These diapers are so cute and plush!!!! I've interacted a lot with Alicia in the process of ordering custom woollies from her and am extremely impressed at her thoroughness and professionalism and the quality of her work! I've found it quite inspiring, and though I haven't tried this diaper yet, I can tell DEFINITELY want to win one of these!

...and you CAN because Alicia is graciously offering a Medium fitted diaper to one very blessed reader!


One mandatory entry:

 Go to the WoollyBums shop and come back here and leave a comment telling what you like best!

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-Leave a comment on any of my non-giveaway posts (one entry per post commented on).

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada until Nov. 8, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator. I will email the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. I will post the winner when the selection has been made and confirmed by the recipient.

This is not a paid post. The opinions expressed are completely my own! You can see my full disclosure here.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cupcake Crazy!

It's been a busy busy week and weekend around here. Our precious baby girl is turning one on the 6th and we had a little celebration for her yesterday. I was trying to have a cupcake theme, which led to some interesting projects. I didn't have time to go from one second hand store to another to find the dishes I needed to make a cupcake stand out of old china and tea cups, so I ended up going from this:

To this:

Not very sturdy, but perfect for a short time like this!

Just covered with cupcake wrapping paper and taped together with packing tape!

It ended up being topped with the cupcakes below. I'd love to be able to tell you that they were all from scratch, but I have to say, Better Crocker helped us get this done and still have a clean house for our guests without quite as much chaos! There is a time for EVERYTHING! ;)

While looking for cupcake decorating ideas on line, I came across this tutorial on Naptime Crafters, and became obsessed. No matter how little time there was left, I was determined. Thank God, I was able to get it done without loosing too much sleep! These were PERFECT for a 1st birthday...cupcake style!

Here's a bit of the process:

It's supposed to be a color matching game, so later on I'll paint the muffin tin with the corresponding colors! She did exactly what she was supposed to with them...take them out and throw them on the floor!!! :)

Though this morning she did try to eat one!


handmade projects