Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lovely Pocket Diaper WINNER!!!

I took all 23 applicable comments on the Lovely Pocket Diaper Giveaway and plugged the numbers into to choose a winner!  

The 9th comment came from Maria who writes a blog 
called The Rios Family!  

Congrats Maria!   You have 24 hours to contact me with your shipping information at 
to claim this lovely package!  
Thanks to all who participated!  

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Lovely Surprise! **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

At the end of my last pregnancy vlog I mentioned that Melissa Frank, the founder of Lovely Pocket Diapers had sent me an A M A Z I N G surprise package filled to the brim with cloth diapering goodies.  Not only did she send me bundles of fluff but also some wet wipe cubes for making your own wet wipe solution, snappis, bamboobies, cloth safe laundry detergent and much more!  It was so unexpected incredibly generous for her to do!  If you're not familiar with Lovely Pocket Diapers I did an extensive review for the company when Scarlet was about 6 months old.  You can get a very in depth look at the ins-&-outs of the fluff there.  I've since referred every cloth diapering mama I know their direction.  They are a great affordable option and after over a year of use, we still love our LPDs!

Like I said in the video, I wanted to pay forward the generosity shown toward me.  I've donated two diapers from the package to a mother in need (that I heard about through the youtube community) and set one aside to give away to you!   

This is the One-Size Classic Pocket Diaper in the Groovy Spots print.

If you notice the waist on LPDs gets teeeny tiny with over lapping snaps, making so this a great diaper for those slim little ones and for younger cloth bums as well. The fit grows from infant to toddler with ease.  

The give away is open to US and CANADA.  

All you have to do is tell me why you'd like to try a lovely pocket diaper in the comments.   The winner will be drawn at random on Monday and announced here on the blog on Wednesday.  

This is not a sponsored give away, just sharing the love that was shown to me!  Good Luck!

psssst - Thank you for waiting on this!  Growing babies isn't for ninnies, that's fo sho!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Oi Vey

I thought if I waited until Scarlet went to bed to put my Lovely Pocket Diaper blog up then I would have uninterrupted brain time to write out the details.  I forgot that my nausea ramps up in the evening on days that I've over done it.  Today is one of those days and it's taking everything in me not to be sick.  I have the photos taken and the logistics figured out.  I just need to be well enough to write the blog.

I've erased everything on my to do list for tomorrow accept getting that blog live.  So cross your eyes, toes and nostrils that I have a manageable health day tomorrow please!  After all, it is my birthday.   That must be what's going on.  Bitty bean is just partying way too hard in there.  bleurgh.

Thanks for understanding and I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"Hello, this is Marie the Mac Owner" how I answered the phone yesterday.  It's here and now this is what my dining table currently looks like! A MacBook Pro and a Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet.  How hipster-swish-designer-pants am I?  I need giant black rimmed glasses that over take my face and the facade will be complete.   Nevermind the fact that I don't know how to use either piece of equipment yet.

The table only stayed like that for a moment before Scarlet brought in her own design tablets:  
 No more time to blog, the Beeble and I must create! 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bustling About Like it's Christmas Eve

Today has been of sweet tea, sunshine, biscuits and rasberry jam (both made from scratch and tasting of heaven from a local cafe), a calm tummy, a nearly tidied house, sweet beeble and anticipation of the most exciting package I've ever received in the mail, arriving tomorrow! :)    
Such excitement requires extremely long sentences ;)
omgomgommgomgomgomggogmogomgmogogogogogomgmmgmmmmomg  eep!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Beware the Mutilating Bunny Muncher!

So, this pregnancy hasn't been great on Scarlet's diet.  She's been eating a lot of pantry foods because I haven't felt well enough to prepare fresh meats, fish and produce before they've gone bad.  I keep trying but as the wilted kale, iffy looking cauliflower and random floppy English cucumber will tell you, I'm failing miserably.  Yes I should freeze things, I know.  Chalk that up to the fail too.   
When it's meal time for Scarlet, her plate ends up filled with randoms like today's lunch feast of tater tots, cheese, crackers, a handful of frozen peas and popcorn.  I tried to tell myself it was ok, they were organic tots as was the popcorn (which tastes like lightly flavored paper drizzled in olive oil).  She did eat an apple, so that's something right?  Scarlet wasn't thrilled with the rest of it.  

After naptime I felt really guilty about her recent meals and decided the fresh air might curb my nausea so we headed to the market for some fresh produce.  My poor nutrient deprived Beebs grabbed and chomped on whatever she could get her hands on.  We left with a fresh fruit and veggie haul that looked like the rabbits got to it before it ever hit the bag.  She devoured a (washed) nectarine, so we paid for the pit, took a big ole' bite out of a head of broccoli and nibbled a little nibble on each carrot in the bunch.  I took them from her and tried to explain that we had to wash them first.  Thus began a very persistent protest and chant "cahwutt, cahwutt, cahwutt!"  Within an hour of washing there's only one carrot left!
The state of our carrots as we left the market.

Bottom left is the last bite, greens and all, headed down her gullet

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Hello, you poor neglected little thing.  Sorry I've been away but my blogging time has been replaced with dry heaving and a general warlbeldy feeling.  Don't feel down.  I promise I'll visit more often!  Here's a happy little Scarlet goon.  A little "pic" me up to tide you till next time.