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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Themed Dipes

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 1:29 PM 0 comments
The Etsy Cloth Diaper Team picks a theme each month & posts pictures of cloth diapers each Thursday representing the monthly theme. It's a really great way to find unique prints for your little one. Here's a link to their blog.

Are you an Etsy Cloth Diaper Facebook fan? Diaper Koozie fan?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's more than just a wetbag.

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 9:26 AM 0 comments
If you're like me your wetbag stash has grown and its uses have multiplied. Here are some of the things I use a wetbag for. Oh and to clarify, no cross contamination here ;) each bag has its own purpose!

Swim lessons - I toss my daughters wet suit in a wetbag. It saves me from having to carry something extra. This way I can just toss it in the diaper bag and nothing else gets wet.

Snack bag - We're a plastic bag free home and have been or quite a while. This means that if we are going somewhere and need to pack snacks, we bring the super sized bag to carry enough food for my toddler and husband.

Diapers - I have built a little emergency diaper kit that I keep in the car. I fit two prefolds and some wipes with room to spare and keep the bag under the back seat. It's out of the way, but accessible if I need it.

Electronics - Traveling is much easier when everything is organized. I keep all the electronics and chargers in one bag. This includes the ipods, video camera, digital camera, etc.

I'm working on wetbags to sell at the Etsy shop. Inventory is low, but keep checking back as new products will be listed hot off the sewing machine.

 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Diaper Koozie Giveaway

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 9:40 AM 42 comments
We reached over 150 fans!
As promised here are the details for the giveaway:

* You can participate from now until this Friday the 27th, 5:00 pst.
* I will pick a winner on Friday 8/27 after 5:00 p.m. using random.org
* Winner gets to pick (1) diaper cover, (1) snack bag, or (2) baby hanks from inventory on the Etsy site.
* Please include your email address in at least one comment. I will send an email to the winner by Saturday the 28th.


Here's how to enter:

1) Follow me on the blog (1 entry)
2) Comment on what's making you smile today. (1 entry) This can be done each day.

Maximum number of entries is 6. One for following on the blog, and 5 for each day you enter what's making you smile :)

***GOOD LUCK***

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Let's help a mom with two small kids this week.

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 11:06 AM 0 comments
Our baby sign teachers friend recently lost her husband in a horrible off-road crash. Sadly he was one of many that lost his life. Here's a recent article about the accident.

I would like to help out the family and make a donation at the end of the week. In addition 10% of sales starting today August 21st through Friday August 27th will be sent to the memorial fund on Saturday the 28th. Every little bit helps! You can purchase directly from the Etsy store. I will be putting up new inventory daily and you can follow the fundraising on Facebook.

Let's help out the Janet & her two young kids!



If you wish to make a donation, here is the info:


Michael J. Dickinson Memorial Fund: go into any

North Island Credit Union or mail ...checks to; Michael J.

Dickinson Memorial Fund P.O. Box 85833 San Diego, CA 92186

Monday, August 16, 2010

Peanut Butter Delish!

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 12:00 AM 0 comments
I had the most wonderful peanut butter treat at a playdate slash surprise baby shower for some friends. Have you heard of Weelicious.com? That where this little goody originated from. Here's the recipe. I adjusted it a little bit and used Kashi cereal instead of cheerios. I found the brown rice syrup at Henry's market. Don't be like my mom in Kentucky and expect to find it at a Kroger. Save yourself a trip and go directly to the Whole Foods or natural food store closest to you. If it's a drive from your house, turn it into a field trip! It will be worth it I PROMISE.

I've been counting my caloric intake lately which is why I went for putting it in a dish instead of the cookies.I was able to cut this batch into 10 squares and they were 196 calories a square.

I apologize for the little fingers in the picture. I tried to snap a quick photo of the final product and my little helper snuck her way in.


Friday, August 13, 2010

150 Fan Giveaway!

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 11:09 AM 0 comments
Help me reach 150 fans on Facebook and I'll giveaway a diaper cover!

Tell your friends & family. Support crafty work at home moms!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Zoomars Petting Zoo

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 1:00 AM 0 comments
The petting zoo in San Juan Capitrano is a bit of a drive, but well worth it! Heck, if you don't want to drive the train will drop you off within feet of the entrance. If you are military, be sure to ask for their military discount. It is not posted anywhere, but they do offer free food for the animals as well as tokens for the pony rides and train with your paid admission.

They have a petting area with rabbits, guinnea pigs, and even chickens. There is also another petting area with very hungry goats. We kept our tray of food perched on the fence where they couldn't reach. If you walk around with all of your food, you're liable to lose it pretty quickly.

Here is their website for more info.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What to buy for baby #2 ?

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 1:00 AM 0 comments
My daughters friends are already expecting siblings in the next few months. Of course I wanted to make something for the new baby, but I also wanted to include the older sibilng. Here's what I came up with.



For the new baby a soft minky blanket. Minky on one side & either a cotton print or knit print on the other. It measures about 12x13 with a ribbon looped in the stitching for easy attachment to a stroller or for the little one to hold on to.








For the older child a snack bag. What makes this present even better is that you can stuff the blanket inside the snack bag, wrap the whole package with a ribbon and tag it with a special message from your child to their friend.





If you would like a blanket & snack bag to give as a gift send me and email & lets create one together. Turn around time for this is less than a week. tiffaniesrubek@yahoo.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Money Saver (August 9th)

Posted by Teapots and Toads at 9:29 AM 0 comments
Here's your Monday Money Saver!

Buy 2 diaper covers get the 3rd FREE! Diapers available at http://www.diaperkoozie.etsy.com/

 

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