Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Fashionista!

So the Spring Fashonista event is only 3 days away! How exciting. I wanted to show you guys a sneak peek of one of the prizes. This amazing prize is sponsored by Donna Knapp Independent lia sophia Advisor. You can check out her page at Http://www.liasophia.com/donnaknapp She very generously gave me this amazing pair of Rodeo earrings! How pretty are they?

If you want a jump start on the amazing giveaway, leave a comment and tell me your favorite item offered by lia sophia. Because in addition to these earrings, she also provided not one but two $10 gift certificates to use on her website! One for you and one for a friend, or keep them both for yourself!

If you have never had lia sophia jewelry before, let me tell you how nice it is! I have several pieces in my collection and I love them all! The quality of their items is "top notch" and their designers know what they are doing. Their selection changes often and the pieces are always to die for! I can always find a piece or two that I can't live without when looking through their catalogs. Now Donna is amazing to work with! You will not find a better, sweeter, knowledgeable, advisor. Simply- she rocks. Donna serves the Fox Valley Wisconsin for in home showings, and does catalog events throughout the country! So, feel free to talk to her about booking a party so you can get some of the great discounts she has available!   

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The cloth...

I cloth diaper 99% of the time. I love it, it is amazing and as soon as I run out of coupons for free disposable diapers I will go to 100% cloth. I am so lucky to be able to do this, I got my first set up of cloth diapers as a gift, and it was the best thing I have ever gotten. I have also been fortunate enough to win a few diapers to help my stash and every once in awhile, I have a little extra cash and I get one or two. However there are some people out there that are not as fortunate as I have been. There are families that can not afford cloth or even disposable diapers. There are some resources out there for free diapers, but I have never seen any of them give a family enough to diaper 100% of the time. I came across this blog post from Cotton Babies and I wanted to share it with you.


Here are just a couple of excerpts, but please vitsit their blog and read the information, and pass it on to those who might need it. They have links to directions for all kinds of do it yourself diapers.

"Keep in mind: Many household linens, hand towels, kitchen towels, bath towels, washcloths, flannel or cotton sheets, etc. can be folded or cut into a prefold size or insert shape suitable for diapering. Have an old t-shirt, cotton flannel shirt hanging in the back of your closet? Take a look at the label. You're looking for a natural fiber. Natural fibers are made from plants, not chemicals. That class of fabrics typically includes cotton, hemp, bamboo, etc. If the shirt you find was made of a natural fiber, you can repurpose that into a cloth diaper as well. Overwhelmed with what to do with a square or a rectangle? You can cut just about any absorbent fabric into strips, fold it into enough layers and you'll have an absorbent pad that will function as a diaper. If you go this route though, you'll need to have a diaper cover to hold the pad on your baby. The directions for making a diaper cover out of a wool sweater above are great... in a pinch, you could even cut up an old tablecloth.

If you'd prefer to buy a diaper cover, the least expensive diaper covers on the market, are these Dappi Nylon Pants. At Cotton Babies, we sell these in packages of 2 diaper covers for $5. At $3.95, a Snappi is another good purchase. It holds fabric, a cloth diaper, a towel... whatever... on your baby without the use of pins. Our free shipping on any order gets that package to your door hassle free.

Washing diapers: If you don't have a washer and dryer, you can easily wash your diapers out in the sink with a little dish soap. If the diaper was poopy, rinse it out in the toilet before washing in the sink. Wash each night and hang the diapers to dry in the bathtub or over a railing. Depending on your climate, most diapers will be dry by morning. As long as you stay on top of it, this will only take a few minutes." (Cotton Babies) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Busy busy busy

I know I have been lacking in content for the past week or so, but it is because I have been so busy! I have a few giveaways coming up, first the Fall Fashonista, and then the savory Summer for blog hops. Then I am doing a couple on my own with things from The Feisty Monkey etsy shop. I am really excited about everything that is going on. I also have some reviews written up that need to get posted. I just need to add the pictures so you can see how amazing these items are. On top of that I have pictures for about 5 different recipes I need to post. Which were all really good, then we get to talk about my adventures in Once a Month cooking, which I am doing this week! So looking forward to all of that. In the meantime check out this awesome Fennec Fox picture that has nothing to do with me except that I think it is adorable!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Savory Summer!

Ladies and Gentlemen!

I am signed up to participate in the "Savory Summer" bloghop event! Yay!

This blog hop is  sponsored by our friends over at Measuring Flower and Graphoniac. This even it running from May 16-30, They are looking for bloggers to sign up for this event that is "food focused" YUM!

So if you are a blogger- go sign up! It will be fun!

I am really looking forward to this! Savory Summer