Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lots Of Love Event

Welcome to the Lots of Love Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by And The Little Ones Too, Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, Seeds of Life, and Taking Time For Mommy. This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs! Be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win! This event will close on February 14th at 11:59 pm EST.

***Anyone who is interested in more chances to win an Original Booty Cloth Diaper, please check out this post on our blog, Tidbits & Amy's Craft Bucket.  We also have a 4 pack being given away on 30 Days Of Dipes. Good Luck to all who enter!!!***

We are pleased to be taking part in the Lots Of Love Giveaway Hop! After entering our giveaway please be sure to check out the other blogs hosting giveaways for this event at the bottom of the post! The giveaway on this blog is open to US & Canada residents.

The lucky winner from our giveaway will win an Original Booty Cloth Diaper in the color of their choosing.

 *Pink-A-Booty      *Love Booty        *Pun'kin Booty
*'Nana Booty       *Cutie Booty        *Lucky Booty
*Moon Booty      *Royal Booty      *Snow Booty
*Night Night Booty

For those who found our blog through the linky, 
I'll give you a little bit of background about our company & diapers.

 Many babies living in third world countries aren't afforded the same diapering luxuries we have in the US. Their parents don't have to think about whether they will use disposables or not, because they simply cannot afford them {its costs on average $1800-2000 to disposable diaper your baby from birth to potty training}. Instead, parents wrap their little baby's booties in old t-shirts or sheets to catch the solids. Many of them only have a few of these 'shirt diapers' so they are unable to change their baby each time they go potty, and wait until they have a BM before changing them.

At Booty Buns Cloth Diapers, we seek to make the world a better place ONE BOOTY AT A TIME™
; and, that is exactly why for each cloth diaper we sell, we will donate one to a baby in need in one of these third world countries.

Since my husband served a 2 year mission in Bolivia, it is near and dear to his heart; so, Bolivia is the first place we want to make a Diaper Run™ to. We have been speaking with some Mexican orphanages so they will not be far behind Bolivia with our second Diaper Run™.

Our patent pending design is a OS{one size} Pocket Diaper, that fits from 3-45 pounds. We are the only OS cloth diaper that can fit this wide range of sizes with just one diaper. Each diaper has 2 elastic gussets sewn into the inner liner & another elastic strip add to the back of the diaper to better contain even the messiest of explosions. 

The diapers were designed by a mom who has not only your baby, but your budget in mind. She was frustrated that if she wanted to cloth diaper her baby, she had to buy 2-3 sets to cover all the sizes her baby would be between birth & potty training. She couldn't understand why a diaper was called 'ONE SIZE' if not all babies are 8-10 pounds at birth, or 30-35 pounds when potty training. Her family is on tight budget & couldn't justify buying 2-3 sets of cloth diapers, and knew that there are many other families in the same boat. This is exactly why she designed The Original Booty with the ability to mimic disposable diaper sizing from preemie to potty training pants.

Night Night Booty Sized To Preemie

Royal Booty Sized To Potty Training Pants

She thought it was silly that many OS cloth diapers require multiple inserts for different stages of diapering - newborn needing small inserts and toddlers needing 2 inserts, yet most companies only give you one insert, forcing you to either buy an additional insert or sew them on your own. To put an end to the madness, she decided that it was best to just put 2 inserts in each diaper. So she includes 1 newborn size & 1 large size insert with each diaper, eliminating the need to order them on the side.

While searching for used cloth diapers online, she noticed that many of them contained BM stains. She doesn't like stains; so, she searched for solutions & the internet only offered disposable liners. Her baby had a bad reaction to them so she needed another option. She wanted to have a thin barrier between BM and her diapers, so to protect the diapers from stains & make BMs cleanup easier while also helping babies who may have a sensitivity to microfiber, she created a 100% cotton flannel liner that she sews and includes with each diaper. 

Something else she noticed was that while there are many cloth diapers companies that sell cloth wipes, NONE of them give you a wipe with the diapers you buy.  It just didn't make sense to her that you get the diaper but no wipe - its like ordering a PB&J and having to pay extra for the jelly. For this reason, she sews a matching double sided cloth wipe to include with each cloth diaper. Each 7.5" x 7.5" wipe comes with a 100% cotton flannel side & a jersey micro-terry cloth side.


She really did her homework in creating these cloth diapers!
Being a mom of multiple children with limited time & money, she sought a truly one-size-fits-all & gives all diaper; however, since nobody offers what she wanted and needed, she decided to create it & offer it to other moms & dads who seek to cut the fat in cloth diapering & get everything they need all at once - included with the diapers.

She worked really hard to create a diaper that addresses the top complaints about cloth diapers, while throwing in some things that she feels are necessary while cloth diapering; and, she is please to introduce the world to a whole new generation of cloth diapering! 

Just to review, with each cloth diaper you will receive:
2 inserts {1 newborn & 1 large size}
1 100% cotton flannel liner
1 matching double sided cloth wipe

AND. . .

with each diaper you buy, you are helping make the world a better place

You can buy the cloth diapers designed with both your baby and your budget in mind here.

Please use this RaffleCopter form to enter our giveaway

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Don't forget to click on the links below & enter the other amazing giveaways!

Disclaimer: Please understand that And The Little Ones Too, Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, Seeds of Life, and Taking Time For Mommy, along with the other "Lots of Love Event" bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. However, we are responsible for contacting our sponsors regarding the winner's prize at the close of the giveaway. We expect that our sponsors will fulfill their prize agreement and ship them to the winners in a timely manner.


Monday, January 30, 2012

Gardening In Small Spaces

 Happy Green Monday :)

Today I want to share some ideas about sustainable living, well mostly growing your own food, and doing so in limited space. Growing your own food is something that we all should be aware of and be able to to do, because not only it good for the environment {pesticide free}, but you never know when you made need to to get out there and do it ~ plus, fresh, live foods like fruits and veggies are necessary staples of sustainable living.

First and foremost, let me just say that 
I LOOOOOOOVE fresh fruits & veggies!!!!
I've noticed the difference in my body when I go on vacation
and don't get enough of them in my diet.
My body craves them & I could eat them all day long!!


I have also found a new love for gardening. Its also something that I always wanted to do, but I was very unsuccessful when it came to keeping plants alive. So this article is written for me & those of you like me!

My mother in law, on the other hand has a very green thumb & I have been taking notes! She always has beautiful flowers surrounding her house & this past year she planted several veggies and some strawberries with my oldest daughter. She mentioned a few times that she wished she had more space in her back yard to plant more things. This is a feeling that I've shared over the years since I have mostly lived in apartments {I also wanted to keep the plants alive, but she already has that part down}.

Since I know we are not the only people who wish for more garden space, I searched & gathered some great ideas for small space gardening.

Here are some of my favorite ideas for small backyards and apartments:

G Living has a really cool video showing you how to fill & hang a wall garden. The video show regular plants, but you can probably use some veggies that have small roots.

 Low Impact Living had this really cool picture. I have scoured the internet looking for a tutorial on how to make this wall garden, but I have been unsuccessful. I found that it was made my Jill Bert, but bot instructions. Super cute though!

Tournesol Siteworks sells vertical garden kits so you can install your own at home.  

 I found this little beauty while playing around on Pinterest. You can buy plans for your own roof garden from Living Roofs Inc. For some reason, it makes me think of Snow White. 

Don't have a wall to garden on? No problem-o!! 
Here are some cool ideas for apartment gardens:

Life On The Balcony has a great tutorial for how to make a pallet garden.

I found this picture on Apartment Therapy, but there is no tutorial. The picture originally came from Mat The W on flicker. It seems pretty easy to do, just cut the tops off plastic bottles & hang. The picture shows them hanging on a chain link fence {BRILLIANT!}; however, you could find any number of things to hang them from if you don't have a fence. You could pick up some wooden lattice at a home improvement store & set this up on your apartment balcony!

Gutter gardens are becoming my new favorite idea! 
Check out these links below for some inspiration:

The Green UpGrader has an article about this cute little gutter garden.

I found this really cool gutter garden on Flicker. I wish that Flicker pictures came with instructions because this is something I really want to make! It looks pretty easy, but its always easier when some one else gives you the directions ~ sorry guys, its to great not to share!

The Highland Peoples Food Seed Bank has an awesome tutorial for
creating your own gutter garden.

I found this awesome gutter garden on Tumbler. Again, sorry there is no tutorial for it, but it looks simple enough ~ angle your gutters to the water travels from the top down. Attach them to a wall or lattice & put in the sun.

Another cool idea I found in space-saving-gardening
is to use hanging shoe organizers.

I found this cool picture on Greening Austin Daily

And they shared this link to Instructables where the tutorial is posted.

I found this really cool webiste called Plants On Walls where they sell these FloraFelt hangers. These things are amazing! Go check out the website and read all about them!!

Now that you've seen some great ideas, 
get out there and nurture your green thumb!

If you have any ideas for small space gardening, or want to share your pictures,
I'd love to hear and see them!


Sign Ups For The Ohh, Baby, Baby Giveaway Hop

Ohh, Baby, Baby Giveaway Hop sponsored by The Shopping Duck is taking signups now. This blog hop event will take place from April 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012. Come join the fun!

Booty Buns Cloth Diapers will be participating in this giveaway blog hop so get ready to enter to win a 2 pack of Original Booty Cloth Diapers!!!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tidbits Review & Giveaway

When I first contacted Cami over a Tidbits about hosting a review & giveaway for us, she let me know that she had never used cloth diapers before, but had been mulling over the idea for a while. So I sent her a sample to try and review & she feel in love with our cloth diapers! 

To see her complete review & enter in the giveaway she is hosting, click here.

While you are on her site check out some of her awesome tutorials! She is super crafty :)


30 Days Of Dipes

The time has come . . .

Our reviews on the 30 Days of Dipes event is here!!

The ladies over at Gnomes Mom, Slacker Mom & Life With Levi hosted this wonderful event to jump start the year in cloth, and we were lucky enough to get in on the action. 

Check out each site for their personal reviews & then enter the 4 pack giveaway!!!

For The Gnome's Mom Review click here:

For Life With Levi's Review click here:

For The Slacker Mom's Review click here:

Good luck to all who enter!!


Monday, January 23, 2012

DIY GREEN: Cloth V. Disposable ~ Diapers & Shopping Bags

Disposable Diapers sure do create a lot of waste. A whole lot actually. Have you ever thought about how many diapers are actually thrown away each year? Well I'll tell you, over 18 billion disposable diapers are thrown away each year!!! That's enough to reach the moon and back 9 times!!!

Or how about how a disposable diaper is actually made? Check out this power point by Rene' Rodriguez for a real eye opener, you'll find that 1 cup of crude oil is used in making 1 disposable diaper. After you finish ask yourself if you really want the same crude oil used in your car to be used in a product used on your precious little ones.

Another great resource to check out in the cloth v. disposable debate can be found in this awesome article by Heather Saunders over on the Diaper Pin. Its baffling that this information is not a required part of every prenatal class. I wonder how many new parents would leave the hospitals with the free disposables if they were informed before they left. The nurses teach moms about the benefits of breastfeeding both for baby and mom; would it really be that are to throw in a plug about the benefits of  cloth diapers? If you would like to help take action to get cloth diapers into hospitals check out these links & find out how you can help.

When you take a second to step back and look at all the things we do as people to hurt our planet, it is astounding. Luckily, there are many things we can do to preserve this beautiful planet we live on while ridding our lives of unnecessary chemicals and waste. First and foremost, if you have a baby, use cloth diapers! Check out our website to find out how you can buy cloth diapers that give back to babies in need.

Want more ways to go green??

Well, one of the simplest ways to go green is to use reusable grocery bags. Some California cities have passed laws that ban plastic bags from grocery stores and charge you a small fee if you forget your reusable bags. The impact of plastic bags is huge. Did you know that most plastic bags aren't recycled since it is difficult to do so? Perhaps this is why some countries & cities are urging consumers to bring their own reusable bags on their shopping trips.

For those interested in making the switch to reusable grocery bags, we took some time and found some awesome DIY tutorials for making you:


For those not feeling crafty enough to make your own, you can support some WAHMs and buy them from their Etsy stores:

For Cute Crochet Bags, check out Bloom Organics

For Bags With Sass, check out The Joy of Ex Foundation

For Bags In Bright Colors & Adorable Prints, check out Peanuts Boutique 

For Bags & Coupon Holder In Cute Retro Inspired Prints, check out All Things Rene

For Artful Bags, check out The Beehivery

Please take some time and check out the links available in this post and please make the choice to make a difference, both locally and globally. And if you're ready to make the switch to cloth we're here for you.

Happy Shopping!   :)


Sunday, January 22, 2012


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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cloth Wipes + Simple Solution

I am not sure why, but when we first started using cloth diapers, I was nervous about using cloth wipes. I can't think of any good reason why, maybe I was just scared of trying something new. Needless to say, for the first several months we used disposable wipes, mostly because we had a stockpile of them, but also so I could stay in my comfort zone. Anyways, we sometimes left the wipes in the diapers & I would have to sort them at the washing machine. After so long, I decided that I need to venture into the unknown, well at least unexplored in our house & stop sorting diapers from disposable wipes!

And oh my wow! I love cloth wipes!!!! I noticed that our baby is so much easier to clean up & we've only had a couple of times we needed more than one wipe. I can't believe I didn't start using cloth wipes sooner!

I was also a little concerned about what solution I should use for the cloth wipes. When I scoured the internet for an answer I ran into way too many recipes and most of them call for enough things to deter me.  I decided that to in order to be time & cost effective I would make my own simple solution & go from there. I told myself that if she had any problems with it, I would use one of the recipes online. 
Since she responded so well I decided that I would share 
this oh so simple solution with all of you . . .

Are you ready for it???

OK, here goes:

1-2 ts {or 2 pumps} of baby shampoo
4-5 C warm water

Put the shampoo in a 4-5 container {like the ones used in food storage}, then fill with warm water.

Easy peasy!

The water eventually turns room temp or colder; so, I soak the wipe in the solution, then put it on a plate in the microwave for 15 seconds. Since some microwaves vary, the time may vary as well. The cloth will cool pretty quickly if you have it open & unfolded, so don't worry if its a little hot coming out.  We don't own a wipes warmer, but you might be able to use this solution in one of those. I think you'd just have to keep it in a disposable wipe case.  

My husband, however, doesn't even bother warming it up & the baby doesn't seem to notice.  So, warming the wipe maybe an unnecessary step ;)

***Please test the temp before using on your baby!!***


Monday, January 16, 2012

Cloth Wipes Now Come With Each Diaper!!!!!!

We have some great news!  We have been working hard to give you the best cloth diaper available; and, while our diapers are already amazing, we thought of something that will really make our diapers stand out. . . 

We decided that we are going to send a coordinating cloth wipe with each diaper!  The wipes will match the diaper color you buy & they are made in the USA by a WAHM!! Each double-sided wipe measures 7.5" x 7.5". One side is 100% cotton flannel & the other side is jersey micro-terry cloth. In case you were wondering the flannel liners are also made in the USA by a WAHM.

So . . .
with each diaper you get 
2 inserts {$12 value} 
1 flannel liner {$4 value} 
& now you get a matching wipe {$2 value} 

PLUS your purchase helps 
Make the world a better place, one booty at a time!


We just lowered our prices to $29 & $6 shipping on all orders!!! 

We also offer discounts when you order 10+ or 20+ cloth diapers. When you order 10+ diapers you pay only $28 per diaper & when you buy 20+ diapers you pay only $27 per diaper!

Remember that for each diaper we sell, 
we will donate one {and all the extra goodies!} to a baby in need!! 

How do we compare to the other brands??? 
Well you can check out our comparison chart here to see a side by side comparison. 
Each of the major companies only give you one insert with each diaper that they sell, 
and they charge you per extra insert! They also charge you for wipes; 
and, none offer a washable flannel inserts 
{at least we couldn't find any on their websites}.

Also, we have another great review on our website & Facebook via Jennifer H !!
Just got my Bootybuns in the mail! Fastest delivery ever! They are so beautiful, the colors are rich and the fabric is so silky and luxurious. They definitely surpass the quality of my other name brand cloth diapers (I won't name any names). So happy with the product!
Check out our newly updates site :)



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Booty Buns Review

We got an awesome review & adorable pictures on our Facebook page from This Little Elf's Mommy, Hillary.

Look at this cute little elf in Love Booty.

I just wanted to share her review on our blog, along with his adorable pictures.

Thanks Hillary :)

"We've been cloth diapering for 6 months and have tried a few different brands, but wish I would have come across Booty Buns a lot sooner! The quality is top of the line, and are so soft! I love that the leg closures have 2 rows of elastic, great for heavy wetters like my son. Another great innovation is the flannel insert, which helps prevent staining. Overall we are extremely satisfied with these diapers, and look forward to adding more to our stash!" -Hillary Everett