Friday, March 29, 2013

Sponsor Post for GladRags

GladRags offers an earthy friendly alternative to disposable pads and and tampons that many women use on a monthly bases - Cloth pads and Menstrual Cups!

GladRags offeres Pantyliners, Day Pads, and Night Pads. The way they work is that the Day or Night pads consists of one holder and two inserts (one for a lighter day, two for regular) that are removable and you can even add a third for a Super Maxi. Just take out the inserts for washing!


One bonus of using GladRags is that cotton is so soft and breathable so you won't have the uncomfortable feeling of bunching and plastic!! Using disposables also puts extra waste out in landfills, which is never a good thing. With GladRags you get a reusable product that will last for at the least 5 years.

Just like cloth diapers there is an inital investment that must be made, but in the end you will save money, they pay for themselves in just a few years and they last for at least 5 years, but many customers use theirs a lot longer than that!

If you have a limited budget they recommending starting with a Pad Sampler Kit or to supplement GladRags with your current proeucts an add to your collection as your budget allows. GladRags also has specials from time to time so keep an eye out! If you sign up for their free email newsletter it includes discounts as well.

GladRags also offers Menstrual Cups that are used in place of tampons. The cups catch menstrual blood rather than absorbing as a tampon does.

Menstrual Cups are awesome! You will never ever run out of protections - they are reusuable. So no more yelling to the next stall to see if they have a tampon! Also using Menstrual Cups has not been linked to
Toxic Shock Syndrome like Tampons! Tampons dry out the vaginal canal which creats opportunity for miniscule tears to occur and increasing the chance of TSS.

GladRags offeres lots of different products, so check out their website.

Phone - 800-799-4523
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Mail - 215 SE Morrison #2000-E, Portland OR, 97214

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sponsor Post for Lovely Pocket Diapers

Lovely Pocket Diapers are brought to us by Melissa! When she began to research one-size pocket diapers for her daughter she just could not bring herself to pay $15+ for only one diaper. So after researching and testing she developed a relationship with a manufacturer to sell these diapers!

She offers 4 types of Diapers - the Classic, the Rave, Covers, and Newborn AIOs.

Classic - The classic pocket diaper is extremely affordable! Only $7 for solids and $7.50 for prints. There are lots of choices for solids and cute cute prints such as zebra, hearts, soccer balls, camo, monkeys, zoo, and my favorite - Blue Owls!

Rave - The Rave differes from the classic in that it features double row waist snaps, 4 rise snaps, double pocket openings, and double leg gussets! There are less options for solids/prints - but still some great choices. My favorite is the Cow Rave and it is fuzzy!!

Covers - These one size covers are great when paired with a prefold or bamboo trifold. At $6.75/each these is a great economical option with several colors to choose from.

Newborn AIO - Most Newborn AIO diapers are expensive and you have to buy a bunch since newborns have to be changed a lot more often than older babies. These are only $11 each! The weight range for these are 5-15 lbs! The diaper has a pocket so you can add extra absorbancy when needed as well. No fun paterns here, but several choices of colors with colored snaps! Like many newborn diapers these also have the snap down for the umbilical/belly button.

Lovely Pocket Diapers also sells lots of different accessories that you may need while cloth diapering!
  • Inserts - Microfiber inserts, newborn inserts, indian cotton prefolds,
  • bamboo inserts, and bamboo trifolds
  • Pail Liners & Wet Bags
  • Detergents - Little Love Buns & Crunch Clean
  • OsoCozy Flannel Wipes
  • OsoCozy Flushable Liners
  • BOINGO Diaper Fasteners
  • BabyLegs

Be sure to check out Lovely Pocket Diapers!

**SPECIAL** - Get $10 off your order of $50 or more by using code save10 during checkout.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Sponsor Post for Rhythm of Birth

Rhythm of Birth provides birth doula support and child birth classes to couples in the Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Roanoke, Floyd, and surrounding areas. Shalene is a Certified Doula with Birthing From Within and is training as a Birthing From Within Mentor (Child Birth Educator).

Rhythm of Birth supports couples regardless of where (hospital, home, or birth center) or how they plan to give birth. Doulas are highly beneficial to the parents no matter the situation.

Doula Support

While as a doula she assists the couple in preparing for and carrying out their plans for birth, stays with the laboring woman throughout the entire labor, and provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, along with an objective viewpoint and assistance in making decisions.

A doula is not just for the birth day! Shalene provides 1-2 prenatal visits to gather information and discuss plans, she is 24/7 on call for support 10 days prior to beginning labor, continuous support at the onset of labor (also has back-up if needed), then after the birth she offers breastfeeding support and any other support until the new parents are comfortable for her to leave. Then she also offers 2 postpartum visits! 1 in the hospital (or home) 1-2 days after baby is
born then again in 1-2 weeks at your home. Then also is available for email and phone support after the birth. WOW, that is alot of support and care for $400, well worth it in my book!

Belly Casting

This is a great way to remember your pregnancy and how body changed during pregnancy. Belly Casting can include only your belly or your belly and breasts.

Rhythm of Birth offers Child Birth Classes. These classes are for expectant couples seeking a holistic approach. Shalene will prepare you for every aspect of birth, understanding the signs and stages of labor, recovering and planning postpartum, caring for and feeding your newborn, and much more!

Be sure to check out Rhythm of Birth's website for more information
and other services she offers.

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Phone - 540-759-4056

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tastefully Simple with Charlotte Jarvis-Peters

Tastefully Simple offers convenient and easy to prepare foods to help people spend less time in the kitchen! I don't know about you, but I hate wasting my time in the kitchen! I'd rather be enjoying time with my family.

As with most home direct sales you can host a party at your home, but with these parties you actually get to taste-test all kinds of easy-to-prepare foods! Sounds like fun to me.

Currently the catalog includes over 60 simple and delicious foods that are ready with two ingredients or less. .Usually when I think of Tastefully Simple I think of the Dip Mixes, but they offer so much more! There is Cake Mix, Scone Mix, Beer Bread Mix, Soup Mix, Margarita Mix, Cocoa Mix, etc. They also sell Recipe books featuring the Tastefully Simple products.

With summer coming the Lemonade Fruit Dip Mix sounds divine! Each packet makes 16 servings and all you need is 7 oz.of marshmallow creme and 8 oz. of softened cream cheese. This would be great with strawberries. YUMMY!

Oh yum, Key Lime Cheese Ball Mix sounds delish as well and it only takes 8 oz. softened cream cheese and makes 12 servings (umm...this will only serve one person at my house!)

You too can become a Tastefully Simple consultant. Tastefully Simple is a wonderful business in that you are selling a consumable product, which generates additional income from reorders! You would have the opportunity to earn getaways and other rewards and you get 30% commission on all retail sales! Once you grow your team you will also
earn income from them.

So when you get a craving for some Tastefully Simple mixes contact Charlotte Jarvis-Peters!




Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sponsor Post for Alice Gordon with Origami Owl

WOW! Have you heard of Origami Owl? If not you are missing out! This jewelry is awesome and so unique.

When I think of Origami Owl I mostly think of the Living Lockets. First you choose what charms tell your "story", then you pick the locket that will hold all those charms, next you choose from the wide variety of chains, then you hope on over and look at the plates to put in behind your charms, last but not least are dangles to accent your locket! Seems like a lot of work, but it is so fun getting to pick and choose what you want in your locket and designing exactly what fits you and your story.

They also have necklaces in their Tagged line. These to me look basically like girly dog tags. They are so cute! There are various types of tags and you can arrange them all to suit your style.

Origami Owl is a very unique company in itself. It was founded by a 14 year old girl just two years ago, and look how big it has become! Amazing.

I got my first Origami Owl Living Locket as a Christmas Present to represent being a mother. I got the "A" charm to stand for everyone in my family, all of our names start with an A. I got an Owl charm as that is the theme for my daughters room and thankfully she likes owls too! Then I got my daughters birthstone and a MOM Plate. I can't wait to get more charms so I can change them out for different occasions. It is an addiction!

Check out Alice Gordon with Origami Owl!

Sponsor Post for Greener Pastures

This next sponsor is our local go to source for all things Cloth Diaper! Greener Pastures has an online store only right now, but is willing to meet up with any local customers with their products. A while back I needed a few items and Brenda was great to work with. We are trying the CJs Butter Sticks - the larger one for home and the smaller one for the diaper bag. It works great and smells good too. We are also using the Naturally Green & Clean Wipe Solution Cubes and I am very happy with them. This one package will last a long time!

Naturally Green & Clean Wipe Solution Cubes

Greener Pastures carries several different brands of Cloth Diapers - Bottombumpers, Smart Bottoms, Drybees, Apple Cheeks, SoftBums, etc.

Smart Bottoms
Check out all the super cute wet bags the store carries! They carry Smart Bottoms and Monkey Foot Designs bags in various sizes.

Monkey Foot Designs

You can find all the accessories you need to cloth diaper through Greener Pastures plus some items just for Mom!

Greener Pastures listens to their customers! Several people suggested what type of Laundry Detergent for Greener Pastures to stock and they listened! The store will carry two types of detergent - EcoSprout and Charlie's Soap (not in stock yet).

Greener Pastures prides itself on providing organic baby and parenting products and really tries to offer products that are made in the USA!

So check out Greener Pastures, and support local businesses!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sponsor Post for Milkin' Cookies

If you are a nursing mother these cookies are for you! Yes, finally cookies you can eat without feeling guilty! They help with your milk production, so you have to have them! Basically if you eat foods that contain  galactagogues (a galactagogue is any substance that increases breast milk production) then you help your supply. The creators of Milkin' Cookies struggled with supply and researched various galactagogues and determined that they could eat a cookie and that would help with supply! Genius!


Another great benefit to Milkin' Cookies is that they are LOCAL! It can't get any better than that. Milkin' Cookies is based in Roanoke, VA and if you want to pick up your cookies instead of being shipped you can do so! Just use the code LOCAL when you check out.

Nutrition Facts

Milkin’ Cookies are made with real foods. While we created the cookies for nursing moms, we also wanted to feel good about feeding them to our children, so you won't find any medications, preservatives, or other weird ingredients in Milkin' Cookies. Milkin' Cookies are baked in small batches to preserve their homemade taste. They're individually packaged and shipped directly to your door to ensure you receive the freshest cookies possible. Since we don’t use preservatives, to keep your cookies tasting their best, we recommend freezing any cookies you don’t plan to eat within two weeks.
 Head on over to Milkin' Cookies today - you baby will thank you!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sponsor Post for Funky Fluff

Funky Fluff offers two different types of diapers - FUNKY FLUFF Fusion Stay Dry 3-in-1 System and
FUNKY FLUFF Fusion Bamboo 3-in-1 System

The Stay Dry 3-in-1 System has suedecloth. Suedecloth is thinner and doesn’t pill like microfleece and in turn remains looking new longer. Suedecloth is also much more resistant to staining. Messes are easier to clean up as poop “peels” off this material instead of becoming embedded in it. This fabric is also very durable, does not snag or tear easily and dries quickly.

The Fusion Bamboo 3-in-1 System features bamboo which is great at absorbancy and is a natural fiber! Bamboo is very sustainable and environmentally friendly. Its crop grows quickly and requires little maintenance. Fabrics made from bamboo are especially soft and have great ventilation. They keep babies comfortable and cool. Bamboo is also one of the most absorbent fabrics available for cloth diapers.

Funky Fluff and lots of really great colors and a couple different patterns.

Funky Fluff also offers an amazing Starter Kit!
The kit includes:
  • 1 Funky Fluff Fusion 3 in 1 Stay Dry Diaper
  • 1 Funky Fluff Fusion 3 in 1 Bamboo Diaper
  • 1 Funky Fluff Double Pocket Wet Bag
  • 1 Funky Fluff Bamboo Booster
  • 1 additional Stay Dry soaker to allow for AI2 use
  • 1 additional Bamboo soaker to allow for AI2 use
** Limit 2 per customer **
Check out Funky Fluff today and all the products they offer!