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Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature with Bouncing Babies (Giveaway)

Friday's Fabulous Fluffy Feature

Bri and I are here again this week to tell you all about a great cloth diapering store: Bouncing Babies! Be sure to check our Facebook pages and Twitter accounts tomorrow for news on their anniversary sale that starts then! Also, be sure to stop by Eco Baby Mama Drama and check out her review of a Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bag from Bouncing Babies! Now, what am I featuring? This week with the Bouncing Baby feature I am reviewing one of my favorite … [Read more...]

Running Shoes from PlanetShoes.com #GoGreenGetFit and a Giveaway

GoLite Shoe

Running is a passion of mine. When I was younger I ran track and cross country and those days were some of the most peaceful times I can recall. I recently decided to take on the Go Green Get Fit Challenge and it has proved to be most challenging to me. In the beginning I was doing fairly well, in fact, I gave up a few of my addictions (like caramel frappes) and lost some weight. I tried so hard to get into a fitness routine but that proved to be … [Read more...]

Baby Food Jars – What will we do with them?

So I talked yesterday about jars versus pouches on the 1st stage baby foods that Earth's Best offers. Because they offer most of their foods in jars, we'll be using quite a few over the next months. We love to find various uses for the jars and I wanted to get some ideas from you on what you use them for, too! One of the first things I use them for is homemade baby food. There are some things I make at home in our Baby Cook machine because … [Read more...]

Baby Food Jars or Pouches?

Earth's Best Jar

I mentioned earlier this week that baby Addy has just started eating baby foods! It's an exciting time and a sad time for me. I am excited that she gets to try new things and grow and be a happy, healthy baby...but a part of me is sad that mama's milk won't be her only food source any more. Is that weird? Anyway...the past week I've been pondering about baby food and trying to figure out the best decisions for our family. Earth's Best offers … [Read more...]

Organizing Lunch with Rubbermaid’s LunchBlox Sandwich Kit

Rubbermaid's LunchBlox

Working outside of the home means I have to think about lunch ahead of time. It's very tempting to eat out and I've been recognizing just how much I've done that lately. My goal is to eat at work every day in the month of September. Ok, I'll eat out once every two weeks. That's still much better than what I've been doing. I need to eat healthier and pack my lunches, with Rubbermaid's LunchBlox Sandwich Kit this should be a breeze! This set … [Read more...]

Donating School Supplies with #BagItForward and #Champions4Kids #CBias

Elmer's Great Prices

It's that time of year again: time to get the kids off to school every morning, prepare their bags the night before, make sure their clothes are ready and their supplies are in order. For some parents this can prove to be very challenging as what seems to be the simple act of getting school supplies can leave them wondering how on earth they will do it. In my home, we hear about this all too often. As I mentioned before, my husband teaches … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Juice-Loving Toddler?

Earth's Best Juice

Our two-year old is seriously addicted to juice. We try and try to get him to drink water but it's a no-go most of the time. Some times I wish we had never introduced juice to him because that is all he wants. Period. It can be frustrating.   Something that comforts me is knowing that there are products like Earth's Best Apple Peach Banana  juice. This juice is an excellent source of vitamin C and is fortified with calcium. The … [Read more...]

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday – My New Blogging Tool

HP Butterfly Laptop

So, a little over a week ago my old laptop cord started throwing sparks. The cord stopped working shortly after and of course it didn't take long for the battery to die. I had been wanting a new iPad or laptop for a while...hubby told me to go buy my new laptop since I need it to blog. During this whole situation I realized the iPad is a WANT, the laptop is a NEED. So, here's my new blogging tool...I love it! … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Our Nursing Updates

Are you a nursing mama? How is it going? This week I wanted to write about my journey and breast feeding baby Addy. It can be challenging at times and I like to be real about it and let mamas know what to expect if they are planning on nursing. It is, by far, the best decision I've ever made with my children and I wouldn't give up the bond for anything. That being said, I told Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner that I would like to discuss … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Dinner – Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients

I love to cook. If my husband were to read this he would probably laugh since I don't do it as often as I'd like to. With my work schedule and having two little ones at home finding the time is difficult, which is why I love quick and easy dinner ideas! This week I am linking up with Full Time Mama, Coping with Frugality and Mama Chocolate to share with you a "Delicious Dish Tuesday" recipe! A really good friend of mine gave me this recipe … [Read more...]

Green #Giveaways Galore – Link Up or Enter to #Win!

Here's what you've been waiting for! Your weekly Green Giveaways linky! Bri from Eco Baby Mama Drama and I are here again for our wonderful weekly linky! We are loving this, are you? Please link up your fabulous green, eco-friendly giveaways and make sure to leave the end date for entrants! This wonderful linky will be open until next Monday so feel free to stop by and add any giveaways you post throughout the week! Don't forget to enter … [Read more...]

Babywearing with Joovy’s NEW BabaSling and a Giveaway!

Joovy Logo

As most of you know, we are a baby wearing family. We truly enjoy wearing our little ones and they love it even more than we do! Our two-year old is always at his calmest when being carried. It's pretty much the same with baby Addy. She loves it. I have worn both of them since they were newborns and my husband started wearing them when they were big enough for soft structured carriers. I started out using wraps and moved on to soft structured … [Read more...]

Baby Addy’s First Food!

Earth's Best Pears

Baby Addy is 6 and a half months old now. She's done great eating her oatmeal cereal mixed with breast milk so I started thinking about those next foods. Although it's been just over a year and a half when we started LA on foods, I couldn't really remember exactly when and what we did. I know, bad memory! When I started thinking about foods with Addy last week, I immediately went to the Earth's Best site and searched their resources section. … [Read more...]

Our Family’s Roar & Explore Get Away in Columbus, Ohio (Part 3)

Around Columbus

Sunday morning arrived rather quickly. We had been having so much fun in Columbus and I knew it would fly! We woke up again at Drury Inn & Suites and had their hot breakfast! Once again, it was nothing less than great! The lobby and eating area were really full though since it was Sunday morning and many people were leaving, including us. The check out was simple...well, pretty much non existent as we didn't have to turn our keys in or check … [Read more...]

My Baby Girl is Six Months Already!

Addy standing in crib

I cannot believe you are half of a year old already. You were six months on the 13th so I am a bit late in writing this! :) You brighten every day and I am so thankful that we've been blessed with you. I don't even know where to begin. Let's see... In the past few weeks you've done so much! You are a serious pro at the "army" crawl. You can follow your big brother in no time! You've started saying "dada" in the last few days. We were just … [Read more...]

New Earth Diapers ~ Friday’s Fabulous Fluffy Feature (Giveaway)

New Earth Diapers Front

I'm so excited about this week's Fluffy Feature! I have come to really like this diaper so I can't wait to tell you all about it! This week we are featuring New Earth Diapers! Have you tried them yet? New Earth Diapers offer pocket, AI2, swim diapers, and diaper covers. They not only hold a special place in my heart because I love the diaper we received for review, but also because they are the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks cloth diapers!! … [Read more...]

Get a Clean Baby, Fast with Rinse Hopper

Rinse Hopper How to Use

We still use disposable wipes most of the time. Gasp. Did I just admit that? It's the truth, we do. When I was recently introduced to the Rinse Hopper I was intrigued to find out just how much it could help us! We have two in diapers so we order wipes by the case or pick them up at Costco so we don't spend as much as some people do, but any amount on disposable wipes is too much for me. And besides, we need a more earth-friendly way of cleaning … [Read more...]

Accessorize Your Stash in August Giveaway Hop #clothaccessories

Accessorize in August Button

Welcome to the Accessorize your stash in August Event! This event is hosted by According to Jenny and So Easy Being Green! Are you tired of seeing the same old cloth diapering hops? They've taken a fun spin on the Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop Events and created one with lots of accessories to use with your fluff! This Event will begin August 24 and will run through August 31st! Each blogger has a great Prize for you, so be sure to hop around to … [Read more...]

Eczema Help is Here with Exederm (Giveaway)

Exederm Bath Bath

If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know that LA has eczema. His is very mild and only in the cooler months does he gets patches of eczema on his legs and arms. We recently discovered baby Addy has eczema as well, and hers seems to be worse than big brother's. We are always on the lookout for products we can use to treat the eczema. Exederm, which is specifically formulated for those with eczema and/or sensitive skin is something we … [Read more...]

Out and About with Lotus Bums’ Wet Bag

Lotus Bumz Wet Bag

As you know, we cloth diaper part time. I would cloth diaper full time if I didn't work outside of the house but with my work schedule it makes it difficult to get to the laundry every other day. With the kids being in daycare and them using sposies, we also don't have enough diapers for a load of laundry every other day and I am not going to let the diapers sit longer. When I am off of work I truly enjoy cloth diapering and use them every chance … [Read more...]

A Unique Way to Keep Baby Warm with BabyLegs

BabyLegs Logo

Keeping baby warm and stylish with a unique design is always fun in my opinion. When I first started cloth diapering I also saw so much about BabyLegs. It was like the two went hand in hand. BabyLegs were and still are the perfect accessory. They not only are adorable, they are warm and they come in so many fantastic styles! The BabyLegs Unique Beginning  In 2005 this wonderful idea came about from a young mama's problem with a diaper rash … [Read more...]

Helping Students with School Supplies #BagItForward #CBias #Champions4Kids

Daddy shopping

Did you know that each year teachers spend an average of $356 out-of-pocket on quality school supplies? Many teachers spend up to $1500 out of their own pocket just to provide basic classroom necessities. In my home, we experience this personally. My husband is an elementary school teacher and we do personally spend a lot of money on his students and for items needed in his classroom. That amount seems to increase every year with the cuts to … [Read more...]