Saturday, June 30, 2012
So for 10 wipes it was $8.99. I'm not sure if this is still the price, but even if it's a dollarish more, these wipes are still worth it. For one, they are USA made. GO USA! (Did anyone have a Mighty Ducks moment or was that just me? Remember when they played the Russians? I think that was the second one.) Two, these wipes are thin. How thin? This thin.
Yeah, that's ten wipes folded up. I plan to put the majority of these wipes in my diaper bag since space is at a premium. But I also intend to keep a few by changing table. Why? Because they are white, and when you use a white wipe in little nooks and crannies you can tell if you got everything. You should know what I mean.
On a totally different note, I also purchased the lavender prefold. I'm in the process of prepping it, and it's too early to really tell, but I think it's gonna be a winner. I pulled it out of the wash, and it was so heavy with water (yes, my washers spin cycle leaves something to be desired) that I can't even imagine how absorbent it's going to be when it's fully prepped.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Fast forward two decades (yes, I've been kicking around Fayetteville on and off for 20 years) and the city is completely different. The downtown area now has restaurants, cute shops, bars and museums. It's urban revitalization done right. When we go to visit my parents, downtown is where we choose to go.
You know what's downtown that I love? Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique!!! Yay, diapers that I can touch and ogle over! Ok, ok so I know the main store is in Raleigh/Fuqay Varina and to be clear I've never been there, but wow do I love the Fayetteville store! The store is cute and small and the women who staff it are nice, like legitimately nice. I went in one Saturday close to closing time and they let me browse the consignment bin while they closed up (I got a Fuzzibunz ). It's a well curated store and they even have those famous SBB wipes that always seem to sell out so quickly online (that'll be another post).
It's stores like SBB that make downtown Fayetteville a fun place to be. So SBB? I love shopping with you both online and in the Fayetteville store. You, and you alone have my love and loyalty when it comes to online diaper shopping.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
I come from a military family and am married to a National Guard soldier and both my childhood and married experiences have given me a deep love and belief for and in America. I think it's important to support US companies and products. So you know what? NO foreign made diapers for this mama (does thumb jerk movement back at self)!
I realize that this is not an option for every family, that some families can only afford to buy cheaper diaper packages from overseas, but I am lucky to be able to afford a US made diaper and that's what I'm going to buy! I choose to vote with my dollar and support US mamas!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
When we started cloth diapering I wasn't so sure about using cloth wipes. Frankly it seemed like cloth diapering was accomplishment enough, but after about a week of trying to separate the disposable wipes from the diapers, I gave in and purchased four packs ( three girl and one boy set) of Thirsties fab wipes. Wow, what a life changer! Of all the wipes I have, admittedly not a ton, these are the first ones I reach for when I open a messy diaper. In short, they are my workhorse wipes. After almost nine months of continuous use, they are still soft which is not something I can say for other wipes I own. As I've mentioned before, I use anywhere from 6-9 wipes per messy diaper, so each wipe is getting washed anywhere from 2-3 times a week, so it's not like they aren't getting used a bunch. I have been beyond impressed with the quality of the Thirsties wipes and Thirsties in general.
I also really love that they are made in the US and that Thirsties is such a responsible manufacturer. Carbon credits? Low impact dyes? Solar Panels? Seriously, what's not to love. More and more, as the economy is in flux and people are out of work and struggling I want to support eco-friendly US businesses. It's a nice feeling for me knowing that I am 1) getting a good product and 2) that I am supporting a business that has good values.
But, in the spirit of honesty, the Honeydew color drives me crazy. Absolutely bananas. You'll notice it's on the top of the stack, well I want to use it first so I don't have to see it. I really have no idea why the color upsets me so, on its own I like it, but in that stack of lush wipes it just bugs the heck out of me.
Monday, June 25, 2012
I can't even begin to imagine.
The Child is now 8.5 months and I can't imagine a world without her. I just can't. I know there is not a lot of control over life, but I will do everything in my power to protect my child. When I read something like that it makes me hug her a little harder and longer, find more patience in my heart and recognize how valuable and precious life truly is.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Chocolate(we don't have any and it would go nicely with this coffee)
How still the House is when no one is up
My parents and brother, they're coming up got visit today
Grammar, I'm not good at it
Community, I found an online one that's really making me happy