Monday, June 18, 2012

Fathers Day

Here's the card that M made for her daddy and grandpa's for Father's Day.  I got the idea for the dad one from Pinterest but it didn't have an original source so I'm not sure who came up with the idea.  Then I just adapted that and found a cute Grandpa poem that also incorporated Dad and did the same idea.  They were a hit!

I must warn you though that you have to print multiple copies of the poems and hope that the handprints turn out well - especially when you're doing it yourself with a one year old like I did!  I had 2 extras for daddy and one extra Grandpa but they turned out pretty decent I thought!

And here's the gift that M got daddy (I know it's cheesy)  :) Got the idea from here.

He also got this sweet Star Wars diaper from Baby Boy.

purchased from courageousinc off etsy

AND he brought me home flowers - said he wouldn't be a daddy without me....awwwwwwwww.....  ;)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thirsties giveaway!

Diaper Junction is giving away 2 Thirsties Duo Diapers.  I haven't tried them but have heard great things about them!  Here's the link and information from their blog:

Here at Diaper Junction we love Thirsties Cloth Diapers and this week we're giving you a chance to win TWO of their popular Thirsties Duo Diapers!
Thirsties Duo Diapers, like the Thirsties Duo Wrap Diaper Covers, are not a one size diaper, but a two-size diaper. Specifically designed to have two generous sizes, the Thirsties Duo Diapers offer the same variability as a one size diaper system, as well as a more comfortable, snugger, leakproof fit for babies on both sides of the size scale;Thirsties will fit a tiny newborn, as well as a much larger, potty training Toddler.


This week you can enter to win (2) Thirsties Duo Diapers in the size, color/print, and closure of your choice! Your stash will thank you, trust us!
This Giveaway is open to the USA & Canada only. Winners entries will be verified. Winner has 7 days to claim their prize.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hair-bow wall hanging

I was at the Farmers Market a few weeks ago and I saw some cute hair-bow holders. I almost bought one but then decided that I could probably make something similar myself, so I waited until I went to the craft store. I knew I'd always get back to the farmers market so I could always buy it later. Well the other day, we made it out to Hobby Lobby, and I found all my supplies needed-plus I already had some ribbon at home that I could use. Here's my finished product!
I thought it turned out great! If you'd like one for your little girl, let me know and I'll make one for you too! This style letter also comes in sparkly light blue which I liked but thought it might clash with M's blue walls.  Of course you could also just buy a plain wooden letter, paint/glitter/stencil however you like but I got this letter 50% off so it was a lot cheaper to just buy this then all the supplies for that!

Now I'm excited to get back to the Farmers Market so I can see how mine compares. I didn't take any pictures or anything of theirs, so we'll see if I end up liking mine or theirs better. :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cloth Diaper Safe Diaper Rash Creams

There is always a question as to what diaper rash creams are safe with cloth diapers so here is a great link I found that all cd'ers should have on hand.  It's from Pinstripes and Polkadots which is a great online cloth diaper resource!

I use CJ's BUTTer and have had pretty good success.  I think it's best used for preventing rash rather than curing it once your little one (lo) gets a bad rash but of course it's better than nothing!  I also use coconut oil which works really well - you can usually find this in the organic section of your grocery store.

I think I might buy some of this to try too - Angel Baby Bottom Balm - sounds pretty good!

And don't forget - even if you don't use cloth diapers, you could still use these creams as they are a more natural product to put on your little one's tushy.  =)

Why can't you use any old diaper cream with cloth diapers?  Diaper creams like Desitin or A+D will cause repelling issues with your diapers because of the ingredients in them.  They are made to create a thick barrier on baby's bottom which then transfers to your diapers and causes repelling.  If this happens, you have to 'strip' your diapers which isn't the most fun process in the world...although not terrible if it does!  My mom actually just got some Resinol on one of my diapers and it's currently soaking in hot water and blue dawn to 'strip' it out.

If you feel that you do need to use a cream like A+D or Desitin, you can use a liner in your diaper so that the cream doesn't get on your diaper.  Just be sure that you wash the liner separate from your diapers and don't throw it in the wet bag with them either because the cream could transfer during washing.  Also be sure not to wash cloth wipes that you use to wipe the cream off with your diapers either.