Friday, March 23, 2012

Diaper Giveaway Event - Go Green ♥ Give Charity

Booty Buns Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers! Over 175 blogs have teamed up to present this amazing cloth diaper giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering.

Here's your chance to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

This amazing cloth diaper prize pack includes:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers

(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)

20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes

40 microfiber inserts

20 cotton flannel liners

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)

First, a little about Booty Buns...

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers

In case you haven't heard about them, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are incredible one-size cloth diapers that truly fit from birth to potty training! They feature a snap-down rise with 5 different snap settings (most one-size diapers only have 3!) and a waist with 10 regular snap settings plus 2 crossover snap settings. The diapers have hip snaps to prevent wing droop on smaller sizes. The incredible size range of this diaper fits from 3-45 lbs!

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are pocket diapers and each diaper includes 2 snap-on microfiber inserts that can be stuffed into the diaper or laid on top with the included cotton flannel liner against your child's skin. The diapers have a waterproof PUL outer and a soft suedecloth inner with duel gussets on the inner lining to ensure everything stays IN the diaper! Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers come in an assortment of bright colors and each diaper includes a matching handmade flannel/terry wipe. You can find out more about the diapers at Booty Buns, or check out the detailed Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diaper Review at Daily Mothering!

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers

Booty Buns is dedicated to encouraging others to "go green" and "give charity." Shannon, the owner of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers, leads by example. For every diaper that Booty Buns sells, she donates one Booty Buns Cloth Diaper to a child in need in a third-world country. Shannon hopes to donate a lifetime supply of cloth diapers {20 diapers} to every baby in need around the globe. You can join in this effort by purchasing your own set of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and telling your friends about Booty Buns!
Make sure to stop by and follow Booty Buns via Facebook, Twitter and Blog for news and giveaways!

And now for the giveaway!!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway

ONE WINNER will receive this gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!

And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

Sign in using your Facebook account OR your name and email address.

Click "Do It" for instructions on how to complete each entry.

There is no mandatory entry. Complete as many entries as you wish.
The more entries you submit, the better odds you have of winning!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We're goin' Through Changes...


Scrappy Sunday's ; I have decided to Cancel 'Artsy Fartsy Thursday', is too broad and frankly, unrealistic, as I much prefer to take on larger-scale projects, and complete them in my own time.  We will instead be featuring 'Scrappy Sunday' I have been meaning to return to scrap-booking (Which I LOVE to do, and find it to be an important way to document my families important memories)  ..I think if I commit to getting AT LEAST one done /week I should be caught up before long (I haven't done ANY pages since I was 5 months pregnant)

Blog Hop; You may have noticed, we are no longer hosting a blog hop, our inlinkz trial ran out, and because my blog is fairly new, and my coding skills lacking, I am not willing (yet, anyways) to pay for the service....Not to mention, It's surprisingly ALOT of work!  Thanks all who linked up in the past,... this will probably be something we explore again in the future, but at this time, its just not working.


 Review/Giveaway To better serve our Review& Giveaway Sponsors, We have decided to limitour Review & Giveaway spaces to 2/month (excluding events ie; Blog hops and
giveaway only posts) Also we will be starting all of the review and giveaways from this day on, on Saturday Midnight (So 12;01 Sunday morning) And Ending 2 weeks later on Sunday midnight (12;01 Monday Morning) in an effort to make Mondays more enjoyable for our winners :)

Personal Changes; 

Milk Donations; Since My Last post on the subject, we had 'raised' 52 ounces... THEN my pump broke. For those looking into buying a pump - I DO NOT suggest 'the first years' brand... My motor burned out not once, but TWICE! the first time, I phoned in and they sent me a new motor and some random extra parts - no questions asked, easy peasy ... the second time, I didn't bother. Needless to say, We were forced  to use some of my stored milk, all the while hand-expressing to try to keep my supply up. We got down to 25(ish) ounces before I got a new pump (A WONDERFUL Medela Pump in style DOUBLE electric - Love Love Love it!! ) I also bought a box of Earth Mother Milk Maid Tea. We shall see where I get with that. I am still Desperatly trying to get enough milk to donate - I figured with Baby K starting on Cereal and Fingerfoods, she'd have more milk to spare, but so far, that doesn't seem to be the case. /Sigh.


Appleton; For those of you who may not be familiar with Appleton (Now Named Dexter) is a rescued Chihuahua from LA who I have been fostering for Sheriff's Rescue (Abbotsford, BC) he has Found his forever home. It is such a bittersweet feeling. I miss him. It seems so lonely in my house, and I wonder frequently if he thinks about me. His new mommy Sends me Text messages and updates on how he is doing, and all seems to be going well. (In fact, much better than I had expected) I am so proud of him ...even just writing this brings happy tears to my eyes!


Monday, March 19, 2012

Sneak Peek: $500+ Cloth Diaper Giveaway Starts Saturday!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
Would you like to win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of cloth diapers?!
The Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers starts this Saturday, March 24th!

Over 175 blogs are coming together to present this fantastic fluffy giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering. Mark your calendar because you don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

ONE WINNER will receive a gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!

This amazing prize pack will include:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)
This giveaway will be open to U.S. and Canada.

Come back March 24-31 for your chance to win it all!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Momzelle Breastfeeding Apparel {$25 Giveaway}

Momzelle Features Gorgeous Nursing wear for all seasons that is elegant, yet Simple and functional.
They have styles to suit any Style and Occasion. From the elegant (yet comfy) Flamenco Syled Dresses to the simple Witty T-shirt ("Milk Bar", "I make Milk, whats your superpower?" & "Milk Shake") your sure to find something to suite your nursing needs!

Momzelle also offers free shipping on orders over $79!

Momzelle Supports Breastfeeding moms!
"... We are proud to be encouraging and helping breastfeeding moms as much as we can. We have sponsored breastfeeding events accross North America: the yearly breastfeeding challenge, breastfeeding coalitions' activities, La Leche League events, etc. We have also donated nursing tops to women centres like the June Calwood Centre for women and families that help teenage mothers bring out the best in them and discover their great mothering potential..."

Winner of the...
" best nursing wear of 2008 by Mama Speaks."
" Desjardins Best Young Entrepreneurs"
"Best Socially-Minded Business - CYBF Chairman's Award"

Momzelle was ALSO ....
~Featured on CBC's Dragon's Den
~ Named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada and featured in the Financial Post magazine in December 2010 (Vivian Prokov)
~ Official Canadian delegates at the G-20 Summit in Toronto in 2010 Were they represented young French-Canadian Entrepreneurs (Co-Founders Chistine and Vincent)

Connect With Momzelle

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Facebook; Momzelle Breastfeeding apparel
Twitter; @momzelle
Blog; Mblog

Wordless Wednesday {Spring Break!}

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Loveable Labels {Review & Giveaway}

Don't lose it - Label it! 

Sticker Labels      -     Shoe Labels        -  Fun Shapes     -       Slimlines

Labels That Stay Put because kids' stuff doesn't!

Loveable Labels sent me a 'Friendship pack' to review ... I also Received a Pack that I won from their Facebook Page,...The whole family has Loveable Labels ...
Basically a Friendship pack is Composed of 
- 30 Sticker Labels
- 80 Slimline Labels 
- 10 Fun Stickies 
AS WELL as a pack 40 Slimline Label stickers customized for a friend!  
Lovable Labels Really are Lovable ...we went STICKER CRAZY .... 
Me and Big Dad used our Slimlines on our (otherwise identical) Water bottles....


We All used Slimlines on our toothbrushes...

Baby K put labels on all her bottles and many of her favorite toys....

 T put a slimline on his wallet, I put slimlines on my School Supplies, Regular Labels on my binders and Travel Coffee Mug...T put regular labels on his Lunchbag, and slimlines on his Reusable snack bags & Sandwich Wrap.  Big T also used some of his regular Sticker Labels on His Nerf guns (of which he has 3!!) and used some slimline sticker labels on his ammo Clips 
And Big Dad put some labels on his computer desk (Y'know... in case he loses it?? :/ ) 

Lovable Labels Carries everything and anything you can think of for labels In addition to what I mentioned above, they have;
  • Iron on Labels 
  • Press n' Stick Clothing Dots (No Iron Required!)
  • Iron-On Clothing labels
  • Shoe Labels 
  • Toddler Toes (Shoe Labels with "L" and "R" Displayed) 
  • Allergy Alert  Labels 
  • Household Labels 
  • Bag Tags 
  •  Personalized Stationary
  • Pantry / Spice Rack Label
.....AND SO MANY MORE! .... 

Whether it's for Daycare, Preschool, Camp, School, College, University, Work, Home (or even just for squabbling Siblings) Lovable Labels is an indispensable Loss management & organizational tool!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Artsy Fartsy Thursday {Cross-stitch}

Remember How I said I was going  to spotlight an original creation each week? 

I present to Y'all

 For those that Don't know what a Murloc is; 
(Thank you Wow-Wiki for the reference pic!)

Basically a Froggie/humanoid Baddie From The Wonderful world of Warcraft
...I kinda love 'em 

my version below;

This week, I decided to post a Crossstitch project I created for my husband... I really wish I had thought this project through a bit more.... it's just done on a scrap of Aida cloth so looks a little ratty along the edges... reason being is that I was mostly just experimenting with this... I had only ever done Cross-stitch on Plastic canvas  I must say, I REALLY enjoyed doing the smaller scale needlepoint on Aida Cloth. It takes a bit longer, and some skill. :) 

I'd love to hear your opinion below ; Constructive criticism Greatly appreciated ( Yea, I'm one of THOSE people.) 
I think I caught the Musculature (particularly in the arms and legs) well. The eyes, however, bother me quite a lot. Though The markings are kind 'Off' I like how they look on him (or...her?)