Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Blossoms & Bugs: Adorable appliques on comfy fleece longies


My new love for fitteds means that I need something to put over these fitteds. And why not cover them with some cute fleece longies?
I've always been a fan of sunflowers. So I decided that my daughter must have a sunflower on her bum. ;-)
I met Desiree of Blossoms & Blugs on the WAHM Shop on facebook. She is super nice and aims to please. She made my daughter the most adorable fleece longies with a sunflower applique on the bottom. The fleece is a nice thick, soft fleece. They not only look great, but they have an amazing fit. We have received lots of compliments on these longies while out and about.
I really don't have a single complaint or suggestion. Desiree did a great job! They look so comfortable, that I am a little jealous. I want some comfy fleece pants for myself. ;-)

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Don't they look comfy?

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I absolutely LOVE the applique. So cute!
I keep hearing people all over the internet in the cloth diaper world calling fleece "the poor man's wool." It's true that its much more affordable than wool, but I don't find that it is any less effective as a cover for fitted diapers. I love love love love using fleece. I am so happy with the longies that I received from Blossom & Bugs. They are constructed to withstand the wear and tear of my 2-year-old, and that is something I can appreciate! They are adorable on her, and they look so comfortable.. I wish they were mine!
How cute!!

Mushroom appliqued on the back. ADORABLE!

Blossoms & Bugs is offering a custom pair of fleece longies with the applique of your choice!

Monday, December 5, 2011
I love awesome, prize filled giveaways...if you do then you have to check out Baby Gizmo's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway! This year the giveaway is sponsored by Gilt.com. If you have not checked out Gilt.com, you should. They offer deals up to 60% off of retail on great items for mom, babies and the kiddos. You can also expect flash sales from Gilt.com on awesome items so keep your eyes open.
While you are at it, you should also go check out Gimzo.com, you can find just about any baby item your little heart desires.
Now on to the winning, go check Baby Gizmo's giveaway, don't forget to tell them we sent you. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

Bloggers if you would like a chance at special prizes just for bloggers.

Do you like free stuff? I mean, of course you like free stuff. You are bloggers, after all. If it’s one thing I know, it’s that bloggers don’t like to work for free.
Baby Gizmo is hosting its Second Annual Holiday Blogger Contest and there is $500 worth of prizes up for grabs!
Spread the word about the Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas with your readers and you’ll be entered to win either a $300 Gilt credit or $200 Gilt credit. FYI- This exclusive giveaway is just for our blogger friends. Do you have a blog? Then you’re our friend! Like, our total bestie, BFF forever and ever, blood sister, scratch someone’s eyes out in your honor kind of friend. That’s how much we love our blogger buddies.
This year, our Holiday Blogger Contest is sponsored by our friends at Gilt.com!  Gilt Kids offers the very best for moms, babies and kids at up to 60% off! In addition to offering high quality flash sales daily Gilt also has shops like “For Mom”, “Baby Boutique, and “Top 10 Toy Shop” that stay on the site for a longer period of time. So whether you need a gift for a new baby, the hottest toy for the holiday, or a maternity dress for your growing bump Gilt Kids has something for you! The experts do the work for you and offer only the best. You can learn more about sales, new collections and get tips from Gilt experts and featured designers by checking out their new blog, Little Inspirations!
Here’s how it will work:
1st Prize ($300 Gilt.com credit) goes to the blogger who sends the most people over to enter the 12 Days of Christmas!
2nd Prize (#200 Gilt.com credit) will be awarded to one blogger chosen at random (with random.org) from all who participated.
*Plus, we will be posting a link (shout out!) to the Facebook page of the blog in the lead each day on our Baby Gizmo Facebook page to give that blog a little more exposure! :)

2 prizes = 2 ways to win!

Blog requirements to be entered to win (don’t worry- it’s super easy):
Write a blog post about the Baby Gizmo 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza.
The blog post would have to include:
1) A link to the Babygizmo.com homepage
2) A link to the 12 Days of Giveaways
3) Not to be totally bossy, but you HAVE to instruct your peeps to tell us that your blog referred them to the giveaway. There will be a space for them to include your blog name each time they enter. (Did I mention they can enter once a day? That means more entries for you! Woot!) Each day a person enters and includes your blog as the referral counts as another entry. For example, one person enters all 12 days and each day tells us that YOU referred them = 12 referrals!
4) Last one! You must link to www.Gilt.com/holiday and invite other bloggers to participate in the contest, which would also include a mention of the grand prize blogging challenge. I know, I know, it’s going to be hard for you to let your fellow competition in on this awesome contest, but hopefully by now you’ve learned to play nicely with others. Or at least take it to a dark alley or something.
*Additional Entry Options: Because winning is awesome.
WIDGETS: If you post one of our giveaway widgets, you will get 5 additional entries into the blogger giveaway for the random prize drawing.
TWITTER: Tweet about the giveaway using hashtag #BabyGizmoBlogger (EVERY tweet counts as another entry for the blogger random prize drawing!)
We will keep track of all the blog referrals so that we know who to award the $300 credit to at the end. If you would like to participate, e-mail us a link to your blog post about the giveaway or widget atcontact@babygizmo.com to be entered. The two winners will be announced on December 13, 2011.
Good luck, friends!

Jodi's review:
AnayaBaby’s WAHM’s mission is to offer affordable fitted options by using flannel and recycled (we like to say UPcycled) materials. They are sized, so you can get a better fit with each size. We reviewed a size medium on my 26lbs girl. If first impression means anything, then I was sold on the first impression alone when I opened the package of fitteds that arrived from AnayaBaby. The three fitteds arrived with two flannel soakers, a terry soaker AND a fleece stay-dry liner EACH. Initial inspection revealed impeccable construction and really cute fabric for each.

I prepped the fitted immediately and put it on my girl that same night with a fleece soaker. It fit her build perfectly, and worked fantastically overnight. After the next washing, Baby Girl wore the diaper around the house with no cover for THREE HOURS, no leaks... the diaper contained every bit of moisture. I have a few higher-end (and priced) fitteds that I use overnight, but I find myself reaching immediately for my AnayaBaby fitted if its clean! I’ve also found myself washing it everyday so I can use it again at night.

I am seriously in love with her fitteds, and the fact that she has them priced so reasonably. AnayaBaby’s creator Angelique Mimms told me that she does not have a set list of prices because really it depends on the fabrics that she uses. She charges according to the cost that is put into the diapers plus time put into making them. Her fitteds are from $8-$20. Flannel fitteds are never run more than $12, her organic or natural fiber diapers are the ones that will normally cost more than $15. AnayaBaby AI2 diapers are $16-$22 (again depending on the fabrics used), Wraps are $13-$15 for Medium and Large and Small wraps are $11-$13.

Bottom line: if you are searching for an affordable fitted option, check out Angelique’s diapers. You won’t be disappointed, only impressed.

Naomi's review:
I am new to the fitted love. So I've been enjoying every opportunity to try a new WAHM fitted.
I was impressed the first time I saw the AnayaBaby fitted diaper. It is very well made, and looks great. You can tell Angelique really put the time and effort into perfecting the fitted. 
As Jodi said, the diaper comes with options to customize absorbency. I'm convinced that when you use them all, this diaper is waterproof.
Whatever absorbency I choose, this diaper fits great.

Great fit around the legs.


Even with all of the absorbency, it's pretty trim. 

Stacy's take on Anyababy fitteds
I love they way the diaper looks, the way it fits and the way it performs. I am very impressed with this fitted, to say the least. You will definitely get a great diaper for a fair price.
My skinny boy can wear this diaper with no gaps, no sagging. I could not ask for more in the fit department. I love that the diaper hugs his little hips and stays up even though the boy is lacking in the hip/bum areas. The diaper has just enough bulk in the inserts without being bulky.
Lets say that I will let the boy run around my house wearing his Anyababy fitted and no cover. I trusted this fitted to hold in the bad virus dirties that he had recently, and wool stayed clean. That made me a huge fan of Anyababy fitteds!





Want to buy?
Go check out her facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AnayaBaby
Friday, December 2, 2011
BoogaButt Diapers - Putting cute butts in cute prints, one diaper at a time..

Jodi review:
I have had the pleasure of owning two diapers from Marie of BoogaButts. The first was a newborn tester diaper that was beautifully constructed. It was a very thirsty AI2, complete with a snap in soaker and a hidden layer of MF. I was able to use the newborn diaper from birth to approximately 13 lbs. The fabric the tester was made from was awesome enough for me to order a custom "Little Boogie" One Sized pocket from Marie with the same print. Marie's diapers are nearly flawless, this mama can sew! She has a great option of offering two different one sized pockets.. the Big Boogie having a more generously cut pattern for bigger babies. Her pockets have a nice deep opening, reinforced with a flap to ensure that the insert stays in the pocket, and never touches the baby's skin. My little boogie had suede cloth inside, but she does offer minky as an option, which I would love to try!

My girls in a newborn AI2, and a Little Boogie OS Pocket

In this era of cloth diapering, there are so many talented mamas out there offering their hand-made diapers. Lots of them offer the same options, the same prints, sometimes even the same pricing! That makes choosing one over the other pretty difficult when searching for a WAHM diaper.. so to me, a lot of it will come down to customer service, and the willingness of the WAHM to make sure their customer is happy. I have to say, I would give Marie AND her diapers and A++. She's so sweet, she stands behind her product and she strives for excellent customer service. If you are looking for an affordable and well-made, hardworking diaper.. try a BoogaButt!

Stacy's take on BoogaButt
I think that Marie may be on to something! I really do! I love this addition to my little guy's stash. It is soft, trim, great fitting and work really well.




I think that BoogaButt's diaper is the trimmest minky inner diaper I have ever put on my baby's butt. I love the fit on him. The leg elastics are just right for a perfect fit on his skinny legs but relaxed enough to never leave any marks. The snap placement is great on the diaper. I love to have a diaper that he can get a great fit on. The snap placement make for no "in between fits." I love that BoogaButts offers 2 different sized OS diapers. I really have a hard time finding a great diaper that is not bulky to snap down to my guy's size. I love that I can put him in this little diaper with just a t-shirt on and go out and about. Her fabric choices are so cute! I have not seen a BoogaButt diaper that I have not feel in love with. I give BoogaButts two thumbs up!


This is a one size pocket diaper, it has a cute cotton print on the outside, a hidden layer of PUL on the inside so no cover is needed, and a layer of minky on the inside. It has three settings of rise snaps and a number of settings across the tummy with overlapping tabs.
Size range for this AWESOME diaper is 10-35 lbs approximately.


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