Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Well, I had an encounter with a roach today.  Seriously.  Thankfully, it was no where near my baby girl.  But, it was in her stuff.  I dumped a full pail of dirty dipes into the washer and then saw a little roach crawl its little self right out of the pail and into the washer with the dipes.  Um...  Hubby?
Y'all should know my hubby - who is not for cloth diapering in the first place, and often voices his disbelief that I would want to undertake the washing of said diapers in the first place - searched that load of dipes for that little fellow so that I wouldn't have to!  He even said I could wash the dipes extra if it would make me feel better.  Now wasn't that sweet of him. LOL Gotta love it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

If it had been a roach....

First off, let me just say that I HATE BUGS.  Little ones, shiny ones, spotted ones, and especially BIG ones.  They completely gross me out and give me the heebie jeebies.
My first child never cared much for bugs.  She spent her time talking and climbing and didn't really see a need for bugs. 
My second child was a beautiful little toddler during the year of the ladybug 'plague'.  She enjoyed popping those little polka-dotted beauties right into her mouth.  COUNTLESS ladybugs met their demise between the jaws of my little girly; I've no idea how many I plucked out, nor how many she digested.  At least ladybugs are kind of cute.
My third child is my only son.  He is two years old and is just now beginning to notice the interesting world of bugs.  He went outside today with a bowl in hand ready to catch bugs only to return moments later declaring that our yard has no bugs.  He was disappointed; I was secretly thrilled.  Whew.
But, yesterday was another story.  Yesterday my 8 month old precious, innocent darling had her first encounter with a bug.  I don't know how it happened.  I was holding her, outside, at dusk.  She was happily sucking away on her fingers.  She gagged.  I removed her fingers from her mouth.  Reinsert fingers.  Gag.  Remove fingers.  Etc.  Well, after a few minutes (poor baby) I finally realized that her fingers were NOT her problem.  I finger swiped her mouth - nothing.  She gagged again.  I swiped.  Nothing.  So, in the dim dusky light I opened her mouth and could see 'something' but couldn't tell what it was.  I ran into the house with her, swiped her mouth again, and a BIG beetle type bug fell onto the floor!  AAAAGHH!!!  I ran over to my hubby, held my poor baby out to him and yelled 'Make sure there are no legs or anything in my innocent baby's mouth!' 
My wonderful hubby dutifully disposed of the bug - but not without 'reassuring' me that the bug was completely dead.  Really!  Should that be reassuring?  She sucked the life right out of that bug while sucking on her fingers!  To which he replied 'Well, it was intact if that makes you feel better.'  Ummm, NO, it does NOT make me feel better.
So, today my oldest daughter (age 11) says, 'What if it had been a roach, Momma?' 
Well, if it had been a roach, dear, I would have lost the bit of sanity I have left and you would have forever needed to explain to your friends how a roach sent your momma to the funny farm.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cheerios Prize Pack Giveaway!

Go visit Misplaced Jersey Girl and enter her giveaway for a Cheerios Prize Pack.  The winner will receive: 
  • a box of Cheerios
  • a copy of “How Do You Hug a Porcupine?” 
  • a “create-your-own” book kit for kids that contains two hard cover books and all the necessary materials to creatively fill the pages inside, including story starter ideas and colored pencils.
That is one yummy box of Cheerios (who doesn't like Cheerios??), a sweet book to share with your little ones, and a book kit for your budding authors - a quite fun prize pack!
***Be sure to follow her and like her Facebook page!***
Here is the link:

Ana's Fluff
Another great giveaway that I hope I win!
Ends 5/25

itti bitti

All the products at itti bitti are BEAUTIFUL!!  I would absolutely love to win this giveaway.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baby Bum Drops Giveaway!
until Sunday (May 22nd) at 5pm CST


Win a $15.00 Gift Certificate to Diva Diapers!

The Cloth Diaper Geek blog is hosting a giveaway for a $15 gift certificate to Diva Diapers.  The store charges $5 shipping for orders under $ you can pay the shipping and have $10 to spend on something you want.  Follow this link and enter to win!  The contest ends 5/22/11.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Puzzle and Puzzle Storage Unit Giveaway!

You can enter to win a Melissa & Doug puzzle storage case including 6 wooden puzzles from Gummy Lump via Minnesota Mama's blog.  Melissa & Doug has high quality children's products - and from first hand experience, kids LOVE their puzzles.  This is a wonderful 'luxury' toy to have for your children.  Go ahead - try to win!  Here is the link and a picture:

Birthday Bash Event! Gummy Lump Melissa & Doug Puzzle Storage Case & Puzzles Review & Giveaway!

The giveaway ends today 5/18 - so hurry!!

Little Tikes 2-in-1 Garden Cart & Wheelbarrow Review & Giveaway!

This is a GREAT prize giveaway for those of us with wee ones at home and a back yard to play in!  This is the cutest little wheelbarrow for outside play.  It has handles and real wheels.  It has a SPRAYER that uses real water so your kids can water their flowers.  It even has a place to store items - all kids love to store things, right!  Here is a picture of the giveaway item and a link so you can enter too: 

Birthday Bash Event! Little Tikes 2-in-1 Garden Cart & Wheelbarrow Review & Giveaway!


Learn Spanish the easy way giveaway!!

Now here is a giveaway for those of us who want to know Spanish but lack a do so.  This giveaway is for a No-Work Spanish Audiobook...your choice either Poster Girl or Yaks March on Washington.   
Listening to a story to gain knowledge is my way of learning - entertainment and education all rolled into one!
Head over to for your chance to win.
Giveaway ends 5/23/11.

Hurry to win a personalized book!

HURRY!!  This giveaway end TODAY! 
Head over to Buzzing the Day Away and enter to win a personalized Sesame Street book!  Your child will be thrilled to have his/her VERY OWN Sesame Street book to cherish and read over and over and over and over!  LOL

Win a Thirsties Duo Diaper!!

I am always thirsty for a Thirsties giveaway!  At What Mama Wants you can try to win a Thirsties Duo Diaper in your choice of color!!  I have several Thirsties covers and they are all well made with beautiful colors.  I would LOVE to try a Duo Diaper!  Follow this link:
The giveaway ends May 28, 2011.

Win a Thirsties Sampler Pack!

I love Thirsties and I love a Thirsties giveaway!  This week's Feed Your Stash Friday giveaway from the Cloth Diaper Blog offers you the chance to win your own Thirsties sampler pack!! 
I have EIGHT Thirsties covers - two of them are Duos.  The covers fit my kids very well and only leak with user error :o/   The colors are pretty and the quality is very good.  Head over to  to try to win your own sampler pack.  But hurry!  The contest ends today at midnight!
The sampler pack includes

Diaper Cover Giveaway!!!

Win a Palm Tree Diaper Cover from the Cloth Diaper Outlet via the blog at I Love Cloth Diapers!
The covers come in 7 beautiful colors (you choose the color you want if you win) and 2 closures (yep, you choose the closure also).  They have an adjustable rise so they will fit for a very long time.  Head over to the blog linked above for your chance to win a new Palm Tree Diaper Cover!
This giveaway ends 5/23/11.

New Kid on the Block (There's a new diaper cover in town!)

There is a new diaper cover on the market over at the Cloth Diaper Outlet.  It is called the Palm Tree One Size Diaper Cover.  You can get it with aplix or snaps...both options having a snap adjustable rise.  It comes in 7 beautiful colors with names such as Bark, Cardinal, Terracotta, and Lilac.  The 'wings' appear to have very good coverage which I find to be important in securing a cover on my skinny minny children.  Check them out at  Oh, and also - they are priced cheap!!  You can really stock up on this one without breaking the bank!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Awesome Giveaways!!!

Here is where I blog about some of the giveaways I have entered.  Check them out and enter - hey, you just might win!

***  Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag courtesy of Planet Wise and Minnesota Mama!!
 Who doesn't need one of these??  I have only one wet bag.  There have been numerous occasions that I wished it had a compartment for dry diapers.  I also cloth diaper 2 kiddos, so my bag needs to be larger.  Planet Wise has a bag that meets those needs PLUS it hangs!  What could be better than that?  Having a matching changing pad of course! 

Win! One reader will win a Hanging Wet/Dry Bag & Designer Changing Pad in your choice print!
I would choose the Fiesta print - it is so pretty, and colorful!
The giveaway ends May 25th at 11:59pm - my dad's birthday!
***  Planet Wise Bag Giveaway   Ends May 17

***  Comfy Cozy Diapers: bumGenius Artist Giveaway ***

At Mama B's blog you can try to win a beautiful BG Artist series diaper from the Comfy Cozy Diapers store.  Take time to look at the things Comfy Cozy offers; you just might find something else you've got to have (like a Wahm fun print wet bag!).
Bye-bye sposies - hello cuteness!

This giveaway will end on May 24th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST.
 *** Fleece cover and RG sample courtesy of babybabylemon!
This can be entered every day by voting on the Fence.
Giveaway ends on Memorial Day.
   ***  Wooly Dryer Balls !!  ***
*** Wool Dryer Balls from The Willow Store ***
The Willow Store is giving one lucky reader a set of 3 dryer balls!
 ends 5/28/11 at 11:59 MST
***  $20 gift certificate to Wee Little Changes on

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Giveaways! Giveaways!! Giveaways!!!

I have created this post to blog about wonderful giveaways that I have entered - and you can enter too!
ENDED May 10
>>>>I WON!!!<<<<
***  6000 Market Mommies Giveaways  has 44 different items up for grabs.  Just fill out the form and you're in.  The page includes links to the sponsors facebook pages.

Giveaway Ends Sunday May 22, 2011 at midnight. Winners will be listed on Monday, May 23 on!/post/Fan_Celebration_Giveaway!/
*** Spring Fling Giveaway at SoftBums!      
This is an awesome giveaway package that includes:    a SoftBums Echo 6-pack, and includes 2 SoftBums Echo Shells in your choice of our 9 awesome solids, or giraffe print. Plus 6 SoftBums Snap-in DryTouch Pods, and 2 Mini Pods!
Ends 5/26 at 8 pm!  One entry per day and extra entries are available.
***  Oh Katy giveaway!
Ends  Thursday, May 19th, 2011 at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.  winner will be notified by email.
***  Big Giveaway!  Say goodbye to sposies!
Perfect Package #1
» 1 FuzziBunz
»1 AppleCheeks Little Bundle, 1 AppleCheeks Swim Diaper, & 1 bumGenius Bottom Cleaner
» 1 Bitti Tutto, & 1 Bitti D'Lish
» 4 Baby Kanga
Stash Builder/Newbie Package #2
» 1 Sweet Sparrow Design diaper, 1 wetbag, 1 set of reusable wipes
» 2 Fluffy Rumps covers (for your prefolds or fitteds!)
» 2 AIO Cow Patties diapers
» 1 Fluffy Bottom Babies Minky Bamboo, 1 wetbag, 1 set of BabyLegs
» 2 Pooters One Size Organic Bamboo Pocket diapers (1 Green and 1 Yellow), 2 Pooters One Size Organic Hemp Inserts (Natural), 1 Pooters One Size Bamboo Fitted diaper (Natural), 1 Pooters One Size Organic Cotton Contour Diaper (Natural), 1 Thirsties Duo Wrap Size 1 (White)
With prizes like this I can get excited just pretending to win!  LOL 
It will end and close on May 17th @ 11:59pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. Winners will be contacted via email & will have 24 hours to respond.
***  Lovely Pocket Diaper
Win it!! Lovely Pocket Diapers is giving one reader a pocket diaper (winner chooses which solid color they would like)!
There are several nice solid colors to choose from.  They have several cute prints available also.  These diapers remind me of Kawaiis and Alvababy.  I hope I win!
*** Tiny Tush giveaway from Home Grown Families
WIN IT- Home Grown Families is being so kind as to give away a Tiny Tush Elite Cloth diaper!!

Giveaway will run until May 16th!  Ooh!  I'm squeaking into the final hours of this one - I hope I win! 
***  Freckleberry finds is having a giveaway for 2 Comfyrump diapers!  Go check them out and join the fun!!

Comfyrumps Review + Giveaway 

This giveaway end on May 17.


*** Sweet Pea Diapers Review and Giveaway!

If I win I want the butter yellow one!!
This giveaway will run until 5/17 at noon EST. Winner will be chosen by, will be notified by e-mail,

*** Best Bottom Diaper Giveaway and Review at The B

This company has several color choices available and cute giraffe and cow prints.  They remind me of Thirsties covers which I personally like A LOT.  I'd love to try one of these.

I especially like the Strawberry Shortcake and the Pink Giraffe - in snaps of course!  I hope I win!!

2B Mom Cloth: Best Bottoms Diaper Review + Giveaway
One lucky reader will win a Best Bottom Diaper.
Giveaway ends 5.18 at 11:59pm EST.

 ***  One A Mom’s Take readers will win
a BumGenius 4.0 One Sized Diaper from Wee Little Changes!!

I really, really, really want to try a BG 4.0!  I have an econobum cover and 3 Flip covers and love the quality and dependability - so I'm sure I would love a BG 4.0!

Ends 5/19/11 at 9PM ET.

***Cottonkind Diapers {review &amp; giveaway}      

Cottonkind Diapers is giving one West Coast Mama readers a Cottonkind Trial Pack – three diapers and one cover – valued at $65 CND!

Being a prefold and cover user, plus planning to attempt sewing my own, I am especially interested in this company's product.   I like the cuteness of the doubler matching the outside of the cover...seems like a great sew-it-yourself-mom idea.

 CONTEST Closes May 20th at 8pm PST


 ***  Ergo Baby carrier at Katydid & Kid!!!

I would love, love, love to win this Ergo baby carrier!  I have looked at the Ergo site repeatedly just drooling over all the carriers, thinking about how much easier it would be to go on outings with my 2 yo and my 8 month old.  However, I've not had the extra money required to purchase an Ergo, so it has all been a dream...  Just yesterday my hubby mentioned maybe being able to get a carrier soon- yeah right!  Maybe I will 'win' one!!  

 Ends  Sunday May 22nd at 11:59pmEST to enter. The winner will be chosen via random number generator the next day and notified by email.I'll also post the winners on my blog HERE.


***  Motherease Review/Giveaway at Nault's Nook!!

Oooh!  I have recently ordered a Motherease cover and am excitedly anticipating it's arrival!  The prints are too, too cute - it is really hard to choose just one!  I would love to have this giveaway package to add to my stash! 

The winner will receive an unbleached cotton Sandy's fitted diaper, an absorbent liner, and an Airflow cover! How wonderful is that!

The giveaway will end May 23, 2011 at 12PM and the winner will be announced on May 24, 2011.


***  Thirsties Review and Giveaway at Mama Days!!!

Don't miss this one!!  Thirsties is a wonderful product!  A momma can never have too many Thirsties!  I own 6 original covers a snap duo and an aplix duo.  They fit my skinny minny kids very well and are a favorite go to!

Thirsties has offered one lucky Mama Days reader a Thirsties Duo Wrap in your choice of color and Hemp prefold

The giveaway will end on May 20, 2011, so hurry!
*** Rumparooz Diaper Giveaway! 

I have 2 Rumperooz covers and am very impressed with the quality.  My son often requests his purple Rumperooz when I am changing him.  I would love to try one of their pocket diapers.

The Changing Table is giving away one (1) Rumparooz Lazy Lime One Size Snap Pocket diaper to one of Journey Through Mommy Hood's  followers! 

This giveaway will end on 5/23/2011 at 8:00pm CST


***  Best Bottom Diapers Review + Giveaway at Freckleberry Finds!!!

As a prefold and cover user whose family is scared to even touch the prefolds and covers, I think this Best Bottom product would be a wonderful addition to our stash - I mean it would just have to be easy enough for the scaredy cats, right??  LOL  
One lucky Freckleberry Finds reader will win one Best Bottom shell and three stay dry inserts! 

This giveaway ends May 24, plenty of time to get my hopes up!


***  Mommy's Peanut Gallery is having a Best Bottom Giveaway!!  

I have been keeping keeping my eye on these Best Bottom products.  I am a cover and prefold user and would really love to try these.  MPG has given a really good review of this product and really shown how great this product is.
This contest is easy peasy to enter by filling out a google form!!
Best Bottom has graciously offered one of my lucky readers a one-size shell (in winner's choice of color and closure) and three Stay Dry inserts (in winner's choice of size)!  Open to U.S. and Canadian residents.
This giveaway will end on Monday May 23 at 9:00 P.M. CST