Thursday, March 29, 2012

Teeting Bling Reveiw & Giveaway

 Smart Mom is the kind of company we like to work with! Its is run by moms & they live by the ideas that a family friendly company should be just that ~ family friendly! They are 100% mom staffed & don't mind handling business with little one running around. We love this idea & know exactly what its like to work while little one are busy playing in front of us. They also donate to charity!

Take a minute and visit this page to read more about their company and their amazing story! They have a high commitment to safety and it reflects in their products. Here is the safety disclaimer from their website:

Occasionally a customer will ask if Teething Bling ® is appropriate for a child of a certain age. Our products are designed for adults to wear to soothe and entertain babies with emerging teeth. Children with fully developed teeth may be able to bite through Teething Bling ®. Therefore, parents must determine what is best for their own situation and child and as always, we remind everyone that children - of any age - should never be left unattended with jewelry of any kind.

 Each teething product they carry are made from the same kind of silicone found in other teething toys and spoons. They are free of phthalates, BPAs, PVCs, lead & latex. The 'chain' is made of nylon. They are CPSIA compliant & carry the CE mark (meaning we meet the strict European safety standards as well) and their  materials are federally approved.

Ok now for the review!

I contacted Amy, founder of Smart Mom about doing a review & giveaway for one of her Teething Bling necklaces that I've been drooling over. She sent me out the Jade Donut Pendant. I swear it was the fastest shipping ever! We also were able to giveaway a diaper for review on their Facebook Page. As soon as their Smart Mom finishes her review, we'll share it with you.


When the mail arrived that day, it was as if my 15 month old knew that the package was for her. My husband grabbed the mail & told her to bring me the package. I set it aside so I could finish sewing before I opened; but, she wasn't going to settle for that. She climbed up on me, grabbed the package, shoved it in my face & started talking in her randomness. Needless to say, I stopped sewing to open the package.

It was so cool to see her face light up! It was so funny because I had never showed her Teething Bling before nor had I told her it was for her. Yet, she started bouncing up and down & squealing with excitement I said, "Oh, we have to take a picture before you can see it." She was not impressed.

I wish I had video recorded it instead because she could hardly control her excitement. Ok she really couldn't control it at all! She kept squatting in front of it making "OoOoOooo" & squealing noises. When I finally opened it, she quickly grabbed it & put it right in her mouth!! She walked around with it in her mouth for about an hour solid. She walked around the house and showed everyone her new love. She has since carried it with her everywhere each day since then.  She'll put it in her mouth for a little while, then set it down & go play with something else for a while & come back and put the teething bling in her mouth again.The only other toys that she puts in a safe place & comes back for throughout the day are her baby doll & her 'quack, quack.'

Amy is so genius! She designed these amazing teething products & its the first one that my daughter has actually wanted to keep in her mouth. Normally she chews on everything but her teething toys. I absolutely love Teething Bling & highly recommend it to anyone who has a teething baby! They also carry bangles and Babe Magnet Ties.

You can buy your own Teething Bling here.

Smart Mom is giving away a Teething Bling pendant to one of our lucky readers! This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents. Use this Rafflecopter form to enter.

First Lifetime Supply Donation: Cambria

We had our first donation on Thursday! We were able to give a lifetime supply of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers to a beautiful little girl named Cambria who has Spinal Muscular atrophy  and will need to be in diapers for the rest of her life.

It was such an amazing experience!  She is local to the Orange county area; so, we were lucky enough to meet her and her mom and give them the diapers in person. I have been so moved by Cambria and her story, word cannot not even express the gratitude I feel for the chance to meet her & her mom. They have taught me a huge lesson in strength, unconditional love and faith.

My favorite part was seeing how much she likes her new diapers! She can say a few words & communicates through a lot of facial expressions. Her mom asked her if she liked her new diapers and she said, "Yeah!" and raised her eyebrows. When we showed her each color and asked, "Do you like this one?" she gave the same response. I couldn't have asked for a better reaction!

We had some pictures taken and as soon as they are ready to be posted, they'll be up along with the rest of Cambria's amazing story & her mother's inspiring thoughts.


Offical Cloth Diaper Sponsor for OSOA

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers is now the official cloth diaper sponsor for Operation Showers of Appreciation!  This means that at every shower they hold, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers will send them donations!

We sent our first donation package to them on Friday for the Phoenix, AZ shower taking place this Friday, March 31, 2012!! We can't wait to see how things go for this event!

As soon as wee have pictures from the event, we will post them.

We are so excited!!!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Keeping Your Little Ones Busy

We guest posted over on Diapers, Dogs & Deployments!

 Check out our post about some great ideas to keep little hands busy. I mentioned some of our favorite books to get ideas from & some great websites that we've turned to for activities.

If you have any ideas that you would like to share with us about how you keep your little ones entertained we'd love to hear about it in the comments below!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Lucky Day Sweepstakes Winner

Congrats To Alicia W!!!

You won a handmade crochet sock monkey beanie!!

Thank you all who entered and participated in this event!


Good Luck Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Alanna D!!!!

You won a 5 pack of the amazing crochet shopping bags created by Bloom Organics!!

Happy shopping :)


Cloth Diaper Giveaways 2012

Not to long ago I thought Booty Buns Cloth Diapers' name was in one of the posts on the front page of Google when 'cloth diapers' was searched. But when I got all excited about it & shared it everywhere, I found out that I got excited too fast. I learned about personal results. 
Apparently, if you are signed into your gmail account and search for anything on Google, personal results will show up. Honestly, I am still not 100% sure how they work; but, my guess is that they are blogs. In my case when the blog that showed up on the front page for me had won one of our giveaways & we had emailed each other. Maybe that had something to do with why it showed up first; but, then again like I said I am just guessing.

Since our Go Green ♥ Give Charity Event launched tonight, I really wanted to see where we are tonight. I made SURE that I was completely logged out of any and all email accounts before I searched. This time I searched for 'cloth diaper giveaways' and 
The first 3 out of 5 sites are participating in the Go Green ♥ Give Charity Event!!!
  Here is a close up of the top of the page:
 And, the 7th site is also participating!  The 9th site is a review & giveaway we sponsored that already ended. So 5 out of the 10 results on the front page & 5 out of 10 results on the second page were for BBCD!!
Soooo cool!!!  

Here is a close up of the bottom of the page:
No personal results!!!! 
  Now we just to show up on the front page when 'cloth diapers' is searched for . . .  


Friday, March 23, 2012

Booty Buns Go Green ♥ Give Charity Giveaway

Booty Buns Giveaway Event

Welcome to the Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers! Over 175 blogs have teamed up to present this amazing cloth diaper giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering

Here's your chance to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

This amazing cloth diaper prize pack includes:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers
(these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!)
20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes
40 microfiber inserts
20 cotton flannel liners

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway

(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)

First, a little about Booty Buns...


 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers

In case you haven't heard about them, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are incredible one-size cloth diapers that truly fit from birth to potty training! They feature a snap-down rise with 5 different snap settings (most one-size diapers only have 3!) and a waist with 10 regular snap settings plus 2 crossover snap settings. The diapers have hip snaps to prevent wing droop on smaller sizes. The incredible size range of this diaper fits from 3-45 lbs!

Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers are pocket diapers and each diaper includes 2 snap-on microfiber inserts that can be stuffed into the diaper or laid on top with the included cotton flannel liner against your child's skin. The diapers have a waterproof PUL outer and a soft suedecloth inner with dual gussets on the inner lining to ensure everything stays IN the diaper! Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers come in an assortment of bright colors and each diaper includes a matching handmade flannel/terry wipe. You can find out more about the diapers at Booty Buns, or check out the detailed Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diaper Review at Daily Mothering!

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers

Booty Buns is dedicated to encouraging others to "go green" and "give charity." Shannon, the owner of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers, leads by example. For every diaper that Booty Buns sells, she donates one Booty Buns Cloth Diaper to a child in need in the US and in third-world countries. Booty Buns is the exclusive cloth diapers donator for Operation Showers Of Appreciation, and they are also donating diapers to babies that have severe medical issues here in the US. Shannon hopes to donate a lifetime supply of cloth diapers {20 diapers} to every baby in need around the globe. You can join in this effort by purchasing your own set of Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and telling your friends about Booty Buns!
Make sure to stop by and follow Booty Buns via Facebook, Twitter and Blog for news and giveaways!

And now for the giveaway!!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
ONE WINNER will receive this gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546!
And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!
This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada.
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
Sign in using your Facebook account OR your name and email address.
Click "Do It" for instructions on how to complete each entry.
There is no mandatory entry. Complete as many entries as you wish.
The more entries you submit, the better odds you have of winning!

Sweet Potato Fries ~ Bites With Gigglingtoes Guest Post

Today we have a guest blogger! We have Jen from Bites With Gigglingtoes. I love Jen's recipes ~ they are so quick, yummy & good for you and your little ones. Be sure to check out her blog & follow her so you can keep up with all the yumminess!

Hi, I'm Jen from Bites With Gigglingtoes. I am so flattered Shannon asked me to do a guest post on her blog and I hope that all the Mom's out there find this recipe easy and their kiddo's love it.

I am doing Baby Led Weaning with my 7 month old and sweet potatoes are one of his favorite's.  Of course with every meal, I have to think of my 9 year old son's preference's too, so I decided to try sweet potato fries so that both my boys could enjoy them.

Get out some paprika and brown sugar and mix them in a small bowl.  I didn't use exact measurements, I kind of just added to my taste and liking but you could say maybe 5 tablespoons of each.  

Once you taste it and it's not too spicy or sweet

 add about 1 tablespoon of salt to the bowl.
Cut up 2 sweet potatoes across and then long ways and lay them on foil.

  I suggest spraying the foil with Pam or olive oil or something so they won't stick.

Then you can sprinkle the mixture from the bowl over the top of the sweet potatoes and drizzle olive oil over them (not much just about 4 tablespoons of olive oil)

They should look like the above photo.  Bake at 450 for 20 minutes- longer if you want them crispier.  

Then enjoy!!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers Features

Even though this information is found on our website, I wanted to share it here on the blog as well. 

We've received a few emails from people wanting to know what makes The Original Booty Different than other cloth diapers currently available. So this post is for them.

The first major difference between Booty Buns Cloth Diapers and every other brand available is that we give 1 cloth diaper away for every cloth diaper we sell. Each charity cloth diaper includes everything that your purchased cloth diaper includes.

Our Original Booty Cloth Diaper, is the only TRUE ONE-SIZE POCKET CLOTH DIAPER available on the market. Our patent pending design will grow with your baby all the way from birth to potty training because it fits from 3-45 pounds. 

   Each Original Booty Cloth Diaper is designed to have:
* 4 rows of riser snaps to give you 5 levels of height adjustment 
* 10 rows of double waist snaps
* 2 rows of crossover waist snaps 
* Hip snaps to help prevent wing droop
* Insert Snap

 The amount of snaps we use along with their strategic placement allows our diapers to mimic the sizing found in conventional disposable diapers from preemie to potty training pants. Please see here to find out which snap settings compare to each size. Please note, that it may be necessary to adjust the waist snaps to smaller or larger depending on your child.

 Each Original Booty Cloth Diaper is made with:
 * Thick, waterproof polyurethane laminate outer layer{PUL}
* Super soft suedecloth inner layer
* Double Gussets
* A waterproof PUL strip in the front
* An opening in the front & back to create an envelope style pocket
* Elastic in back to contain messes
* Turned & top-stitched design

Each Original Booty Cloth Diaper comes with:
* 2 inserts {1 newborn & 1 large size}
Each insert is composed of 3 layers of microfiber terrycloth. These super absorbent inserts can be used alone or as doubler for night-time or heavy wetters.
* 1   100%  cotton flannel liner
 The cotton flannel makes clean up from a BM easier and helps babies with sensitivities to synthetic fibers.
* 1 double sided cloth wipe 
One side is 100% cotton flannel & the other is jersey micro-terrycloth

***Flannel prints may vary***

 Every part of The Original Booty Cloth Diaper is 100% machine washable:

shell, inserts, liner & wipe.

As you can clearly see, there are a lot of things that set us apart from other cloth diapers currently available. If you'd like to see how our pricing compares to other major cloth diaper brands, you can click here.

Please keep in mind that if you were to buy an extra insert, liner & handmade wipe for each cloth diaper you buy the price of each company would increase. Also remember that the prices on the chart do not include the price for a charity cloth diaper.


Sneak Peek: $500+ Cloth Diaper Giveaway Starts Saturday!

Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
Would you like to win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of cloth diapers?!
The Go Green ? Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers starts this Saturday, March 24th! Over 175 blogs are coming together to present this fantastic fluffy giveaway hosted by Daily Mothering. Mark your calendar because you don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an entire stash of one-size cloth diapers!

ONE WINNER will receive a gigantic cloth diaper prize pack valued at $546! And, the winner will get to select their choice of diaper colors!

This amazing prize pack will include:

20 Booty Buns One-Size Cloth Diapers (these true one-size cloth diapers fit 3-45 lbs!) 20 matching flannel/terry cloth wipes 40 microfiber inserts 20 cotton flannel liners
Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway
(picture does not show inserts or liners also included)
This giveaway will be open to U.S. and Canada.

Come back March 24-31 for your chance to win it all!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Good Luck Giveaway Hop

Today may be your lucky day – so hop down and win some of these giveaways! 
This is the Good Luck Giveaway Hop, hosted by MamaNYC! This event will run from March 14-19th. 
We have over 60+ bloggers each giving away some amazing prizes! Be sure to hop down the list when you are done with this giveaway!

Bloom Organics is sponsoring our giveaway! Read this post to see my review of her beautiful crochet bags. The winner will receive 5 crochet shopping bags in the colors of their choice.

Please use this Rafflecopter form to enter. Good Luck!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lucky Day Sweepstakes

Lucky Day Sweepstakes Event

Welcome to the Lucky Day Sweepstakes Event hosted by Sason and Pobi!  Is today your lucky day? There’s no better way to find out than hopping around and entering some fabulous giveaways!

For this event, Booty Buns Cloth Diapers is going to give away a Crochet Sock Monkey Beanie valued at $30!! Each beanie is handmade by Shanni C.

Sorry, cute twins are not included. The winner will get to choose which trim color they want. Colors available for trim include:

Use this RaffleCopter form to enter, then stop by the other blogs in the linky and enter to win their giveaways too! All prizes are valued at $25+.