Burn to Tan

19 Jun

Ahhh! Don’t you just love the sun? It is finally nice here, after much cloudy rainyness the last…well as long as I can remember, really. I went to my usual stroller class on Thursday, I was outside for about 3.5 hours. It was so beautiful out, and I am officially burnt to a crisp. OUCH! Its definitely not the worst burn I’ve had in my experience with the sun, but it’s been a while since I have burnt. period. It is nothing like the one I endured in 11th grade, oh let me tell you about that. Typical teenage girl with her best friend, tanning in the backyard with music blaring. We must have been out there on the hottest day that summer at noon for 3 or 4 hours. My chest burnt so bad it had litterally bubbled! I had blisters on my chest from the sun, now that is cooking. Luckily my friends dad had this miracle stuff to put on it, and by the next morning it was the most gorgeous tan ever! I have yet to find more of it. Not that I would go burning my skin in the sun intentionally just to slather it with miracle goop, and come out with a glowing tan, but…. just incase.

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I WON!

18 Jun

I am SO excited!!
I won a Nifty Nappy Diaper and a Woolie Wrap from Glimpse Reviews.
The diaper and cover are provided by Little Monkey Store in Langley, BC
I am very very new to cloth diapering (I currently own only 6 diapers). And I do not own any fitted diapers or wool wraps, so this will be new for me. I am very excited about it! I’ve heard wool is a very effective system for nighttime.

Thankyou so much Glimpse Reviews and Little Monkey Store, you are helping build my stash!

And while we are on the subject of giveaways I would just like to mention all of the other great giveaways Glimpse Reviews is currently doing. The newest one would be for Cheeky Umbrella. OH these are absolutely adorable! They are so chic and trendy! If you owned one of these awesome umbrellas you would spend as much time out in the rain as you could! They have cute or funny sayings on the inside of the umbrella. What a sweet little touch!

How about a Canadian made cloth diaper! Glimpse is also doing a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate for Cloth Diapers EH! They make some really nice diapers, with some super cute designs! (ends July 1st)

More Giveaways on Glimpse Reviews (Check them out, so easy to enter):

Sea to Sky Babies: Small Wet Bag (ends June 30th)
My Lil’ Package: Nursing pads (ends June 29th)
Green Bean Baby: Organic girls dress (ends June 28th)
Ringley: Ringley Natural teething toy (ends June 24th)
Funky Fleece: Ladies Wrap (ends June 22nd)
Helene Klein Accessories: Flat wallet (ends June 21st)

Well I am off to enter these giveaways! Wish me luck 🙂

New Blog Design

9 Jun

So Love Stitched is doing a giveaway for a free blog makeover from Dumplin Design Studio.
Go check out her portfolio, she’s done some cute stuff including the Love Stitched Blog.

I’m crossing my fingers I win, because as you can see, my blog is extremely sad. Not to mention I only have 1 follower….and that’s myself. Oy!

It’s ok, I just started blogging.

Anyway go check out the giveaway! And cross your fingers for me!

Scintillating piece of flesh…

7 Jun

Read this …

Did you read it??

……

read it? good

ARE YOU F&*%!$*^ KIDDING ME????

Breasts were made to nourish a baby, not to be a “scintillating piece of flesh”

And if a marriage suffers because of a mother nursing a baby for a normal amount of time, then there is something else wrong with the marriage or something phsycological in either mom or dad. Breasts can be multi-functional. Mind you some women and men are not comfortable with it. But honestly, suck it up! Breastfeeding is such a short period of time in the whole scheme or things. And if it seems like too long, then your mindset needs to change.

“Taking the breasts from the husband”?? Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure the breasts on MY body belong to ME…not my husband, not even my baby.

The key is balance! Obviously if you are breastfeeding and completely ignoring everything else, then yea, the marriage will suffer.

Ok…you want me to put a blanket over me and my baby in MY OWN home, so we can pretentd that things haven’t changed and my husband will still be able to get hot over me? I don’t cover in public, I am certainly not covering at home. What a crock! My husband is supportive of my daughter breastfeeding, and if he wasn’t I’d tell him to shove it!

Our bodies are first and foremost a device to reproduce and therefore nourish our young. By no means should those bodies NOT be for pleasure. How about a balance?
Who is so dense that they cannot distinguish between a time to nourish and a time for fun for a man and woman?

How do you think couples have mulitple children when they breastfeed for 2, 3 or 4 years and beyond?

As for the part that men shouldn’t witness the birth from down below. Sure, it’s not for everyone, but my husband watched and he thought it was amazing. We’ve had no problems with that being traumatizing in any way shape or form.

And of course we can’t have a post bashing breastfeeding without the encouragement of bottle feeding!
Unless it is 100% physically impossible for a woman to breastfeed or lactate at all, I don’t believe in bottle feeding(formula).

#1 Breastfeeding
#2 Expressed milk from mother
#3 Expressed milk from another woman
#4 Formula

Thats the order of what is best!

So the conclusion…. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is an IDIOT!

The Baby Fair

6 Jun

Yesterday my little family and I went to a baby fair!!

They had tons of booths set up, with anything and everything to do with babies. Cloth diapers, amber teething necklaces, scholarships, ultrasound, clothes of course.

I specifically remember the tutu’s and all the cloth diapers. Speaking of cloth diapers, we bought our very first, actually three. Baby Kangas with Jamtots inserts. So my stash is made up of 4 diapers total, the 4th being a Smartipants I won on a blog giveaway!

We just finished a cloth diaper trial, and I have to say I really liked it, and if my husband allowed it, it would definitely be my new obsession. There are so many types and brands to choose from, and the colours are so vibrant and the prints are just so fun. I even love the wet bags, not to mention they are good for things other than putting dirty diapers in.

The only complaint I have with cloth diapers in general is the bulkiness, and how funny it looks when there are pants over those bulky diaper. I think I just need to invest in some Babylegs or any of the other brand of baby leg warmers.

Now I just need to figure out how to wash the diapers for the first time before I put them on the babe. I can’t do a whole entire load with only 4 diapers in it, not to mention the washer probably wouldnt work properly anyway.

Off I go to read stories to the babe. And if the weather gets any better, go rollerblading.

Another Great Giveaway

27 May

Just found a new giveaway! For a Smartipants diaper!!! and there will be THREE winners!

Go check it out, and incase you are looking for more giveaways check out my blog post below this!

Check it out:
http://sensetosave.com/2010/05/26/smartipants-cloth-diaper-review-and-giveaway-3-winners/

Cross your fingers for me 😉

Blog Giveaways!!

26 May

The last couple of months I have been entering giveaways like a mad woman! I had no idea all of these great giveaways existed, and I’m not even sure how I found about the first one. Of course the first one led me to finding others, and I’m finding new ones each day! So far I have won a few things, that I’m so thrilled about! I’m still waiting for a few to come in the mail! These giveaways mostly consist of baby items or eco-friendly products. Which I love, I am all about my baby! She is the most amazing thing ever!

So I’m going to list a few blogs that have regular giveaways:

http://mommyandmegiveaways.com/ : check out her giveaway right now for a beanie and bib made in Sweden!!

http://lovestitched.blogspot.com/ : check out her giveaway right now for a diaper clutch and drool bib! SUPER CUTE!!

http://www.ecocheapmom.com/ : check out her giveaway right now for some Animasoap

http://www.clothdiaperblog.com/ : this place also lists a bunch of cloth diaper related giveaways

http://misfitmomma.blogspot.com/

http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com/

http://liltulips.blogspot.com/

http://womanuncensored.blogspot.com/ : every friday

http://www.theclevermommychronicles.com/

http://www.givedaddy.com/

I could go on forever, sure enough these blogs will lead you in a bunch of other directions for great giveaways.
Another way to find awesome giveaways is through Facebook, become a fan of your favourite company or retailer, and often they will post giveaways that other bloggers are doing of their products! The giveaways only take up a few minutes each if you do all the bonus entries. And if you win its completely free! What a great way to be able to try new products! Dont forget to check out whether you are eligible for the giveaway or not. Most are country specific so make sure you check it out before entering!

If you have a baby or toddler, these giveaways are for you!