Monday, July 30, 2012

#Fluffychristmasinjuly Giveaway !!

Join Housewife Mama as she reviews and gives away a Handmade cloth diaper or accessory each day in July.

This is a great way to support the WAHM's out there!

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Below are the giveaways

July 1: a Rafflecopter giveaway July 2: a Rafflecopter giveaway July 3: a Rafflecopter giveaway July 4: a Rafflecopter giveaway July 5: a Rafflecopter giveaway July 6: a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/7 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/8 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/9 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/10 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/11 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/12 a Rafflecopter giveaway July 13: a Rafflecopter giveaway July 14: a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/15 a Rafflecopter giveaway 17th a Rafflecopter giveaway 18th a Rafflecopter giveaway 19th a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/20 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/21 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/22 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/23 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/24 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/25 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/26 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/27 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/28 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/29 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/30 a Rafflecopter giveaway 7/31 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, July 27, 2012

Test Tube Onesis Review

"Test Tube Creations (TTC) is a company dedicated to celebrating 
children created with lots of love and a little bit of science."
"In 2009, the co-founders of Test Tube Creations (TTC) began the exciting journey of trying to conceive a child. As many other couples do, they assumed that it might not happen immediately, but as weeks turned into months, and months into years, they started to come to the realization that they were having difficulty getting pregnant.

After extensive research of fertility options and the harsh realization that this was going to be a financial, emotional, and physical investment, they began to undergo fertility treatment. They turned their hopes of getting pregnant over to their doctors and, for the first time really began to feel all of the complicated emotions that go along with infertility. As they cycled through fear, anxiety, depression, and jealousy, they were also able to step back, take inventory of all of the good in their lives, and recognize some of the more humorous moments that can go along with fertility treatment.

In an effort to keep their minds free of negative thoughts, they decided to take their energy, their sense of humor, and the lemons they were given and create a line of clothing dedicated to celebrating the children conceived through fertility treatment. Children who are loved and cherished more than they will ever know. Sure enough, as they began this celebration, and after years of trying and multiple cycles of fertility treatment, they were able to get pregnant and are now looking forward to celebrating their own child who they know was conceived with lots of love and a little bit of science."

I believe that everyone should experience having their own kids. They make us better in so many ways. For those of you who have done IVF I think thats amazing. You should never give up. Where there's a will there is a way. Test Tube Creations is an awesome way to sport that your little one was conceived that way. The onesis are super cool and comfy they are gerber onesis. They come in this cute tube which you can later on use to store something in it. I love that Test Tube Creations has used their experience and made into a business. If you have done IVF or know of someone that has done IVF this would be a great gift to give for there little to wear. 
Ashton was not conceived via IVF but I do think its an amazing thing.

Be sure to check out Test Tube

Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this review, the opinions on my review are totally mine and what works for me might not work for you. This was written by me Pollyanna Valenzuela. 

Eco-Sprout Review & Giveaway

 Eco Sprout was created by a WAHD who was wanting a detergent that was environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and 100% natural not only for Cloth Diapers, but for all  laundry. Eco Sprout has no dyes, no brighteners, no enzymes, no phosphates.
Eco Sprout comes in a variety of scents, including Lavender Chamomile, Warm Vanilla Sugar, and even In the Buff (unscented!).  It is great for use with HE or regular machines, hard or soft water. We have a HE top loader and hard water we live in Texas.
Finding the right detergent can be a little challenging. Eco Sprout was kind enough to send me a bag to review. As I was opening up my package I could already smell the amazing scent. It comes in a very cute eco-friendly bag that you can use later for storage I now use it for my makeup.

I recently stripped my diapers so I didn't have to do a soak before using the EcoSprout. I started my wash with a quick wash using cold water, I then did a cold wash with detergent and an extra rinse lastly I did a hot wash with an extra rinse. My diapers didn't smell clean the first time I think I didn't use enough detergent I did two tablespoons. So I had to add another tablespoon of detergent after I did that cycle my diapers then smelled nice and clean. I do like the consistency of the detergent and the scent is amazing one thing I have noticed is that the scent does go away within a couple of weeks. My soap now doesn't have a scent which is not a big deal for the fact that it washes off anyways, but I do love my house to smell like an awesome detergent. Overall I liked Eco Sprout, as far as it taking ammonia away I can't say because we are not having that problem. I like having a routine with what I know works and my suggestion to you is just stick to what you know works. Its not fair to your little babies bum to go through a rash because of a detergent that doesn't work. 
Eco Sprout is a detergent I would use for Ashton's Diapers.

Be sure to check out Eco Sprout

Eco Sprout is giving away a 
24oz bag to one of my readers 

Submit your entries below using Rafflecopter
This giveaway ends at 11:59 EST on August 10, 2012.
   Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
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Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this review, the opinions on my review are totally mine and what works for me might not work for you. This was written by me Pollyanna Valenzuela. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Travel, Cloth Diaper's OH MY!!!

Are you all wondering how I am surviving while staying in a house thats not mine, with rules and totally out of my element ? Well let the wondering stop and let me tell you all about it.

While preparing for this trip I figured I would bring some diapers maybe a few of each (ex. Pockets, Hybrids, AIO) just to see what would work out best. Much to my surprise my husband saids "fatty we are going to do disposables while on this trip. I asked " why?? I don't want to spend money on disposables if I don't have to" he pretty much said he really didn't know if we would have a washer and the last thing he wanted to do was to be stuck with dirty diapers and no washer. Not only that but he also told me he would not be able to see after surgery so I really just wanted to be able to attend to him and not have to worry about diapers. I was totally not liking the idea but after we planned out how we would go about it. Everything just fell into place I bought some flip disposable inserts to use inside a cotton babies flip cover or swaddlebee capri cover (you can really use any cover). I used those while on the road and I am currently using them while just lounging around the house when he poops which he does I've just hand washed it real quick and hang dry them on the shower rod super easy and quick which is what I need right now. When we are out and about we use disposables (don't judge me) :) I believe there is definitely a time and place for disposables and for me right now this is what I have to do. We also have curfews for quiet time from 9pm-9am so during that time we need to stay quiet respectfully because there is other people recovering from other surgery which is totally understandable. 

We all know that trying to quiet down a 8 mth old is not the easiest thing. Ashton is talking away while I'm trying to put a towel at the bottom of the door so is not so loud. Funny things I've tried to use to cover up his noise. This trip has made more caring towards my husband, he is a very strong person and I sometimes think he can do it all but right now more then ever I have to be here for him just like he would for me. Praying GOD heals his eyes and recovers well so he can get back to his old self again. 

Stay tuned to read more about my husbands recovery...
Also if your looking for the types of covers and disposable inserts I'm currently using be sure to check out
they have a great selection of diapers and accessories. 

Coupon for you awesome readers:

Shop Diaper Junction to save $5 off your first $50 order  - Use coupon AFL550 - Some restrictions apply

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wordless Rockin' Wednesday

GUESS WHAT??? I visited ROCKIN GREEN Headquarters... AMAZING TOUR!!!

The whole gang was amazing I took a tour through their office, warehouse, shipping department.
Overall the greatest cloth diapering experience, so glad I visited. I use Rockin Green for my diapers after this awesome tour I can totally say that Rockin Green is not just amazing detergent made with love from awesome people who care about you and our babies but also amazing people behind the scenes that we don't see that work hard to bring us a great detergent for our daily dirty diaper laundry. 

Thank you ROCKIN GREEN for an awesome tour.
Stay tuned... there is more pictures to come...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Our Little Family Vaca / Hubby's Surgery

So as some of you may know we are currently in San Antonio due to my husbands eye surgery (PRK) something like LASIK. He will undergo the surgery on Monday but mean while we have been enjoying San Antonio and relaxing here in Lackland Airforce Base. The base is amazing its beautiful and very big. The people here have been nothing but nice. I wanted to share some pictures with y'all.

The military also hooked us up with tickets to fun places 
during our stay here in San Antonio.
Ashton was pretty tired at this point...
Adryana and I did our toes.
Our Chubby "FIONA" feet lol..
My husband and Adryana
"daddyoo will you hold my hand"
These elderly amazing people cooked us dinner
here at Fisher House. They were a blast to hang out with.

I had to travel with (that's)THE BALM Sunscreen
I take this everywhere with me. It makes my makeup go on so smooth.

stay tuned.. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

NOW FAMILY Cloth Diaper Store Review

With their being so many online cloth diaper stores. Its very hard to choose your favorite(s). I found  NOW Family while reviewing (that’s)THE BALM. Malena Taylor & Annette Marion the owners are amazing. NOW FAMILY is based out of Keauhou, Hawaii. Their Online Store offers brands like BumGenius, Best Bottom, Flip, Eco Posh, Planet Wise and so many more tailoring to your cloth diaper needs. I have ordered twice from them purchasing BumGenius products.

Couple things I love about the NOW Family is that their website is very helpful for parents that are NEW to cloth diapers. Their site is very helpful as far as explaining how each systems works (ex. Hybids, pockets, ai2) before buying. This topic can be challenging for NEW parents because some of us really didn't know how cloth diapering works so for someone to take the time and explain how each system (virtually) works is amazing.
One of the BumGenius I purchased.

How the different systems work.

The site also offers a CLOTH DIAPER 101 
Which I have found very useful. New parents and even parents who already cloth diaper and need some help on these topics. I find myself searching their site for questions I sometimes have.

The NOW FAMILY also offers Diaper Services in Hawaii, which is awesome for the residents that live nearby. They also offer Baby registry so if your pregnant and want your friends and family to buy you diapers and accessories from the NOW FAMILY "
no worries" you can also set that up.
Their customer services is amazing while doing my online purchase the checkout process was very easy. Not only was it easy but my package was delivered "FAST". I love receiving "fluff mail" I get very excited and anxious. So getting my package fast always brings a smile to my face. My husband makes me laugh he saids " your not even the one wearing them how is that exciting?" I say" because my son will be wearing some super cute fluffy diapers duh!!!" :)
Overall THE NOW FAMILY is an amazing cloth diaper store I totally recommend their store their products and the people behind the store are amazing. They truly "practice what they preach" which is one of the reasons why I LOVE THEM!!!

Be sure to check out 

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Hot Fluff Cool Baby
Cloth Diaper Giveaway

 Welcome to the Hot Fluff Cool Baby Cloth Diaper Giveaway! This awesome cloth diaper stash starter event is sponsored by Greenie Beanie Bottoms and hosted by Just Add Cloth, along with over 75 wonderful and influential bloggers who all love cloth! Cloth diapering is a great way to reduce our waste, help our planet, and save money. Cloth diapers are Hot items and Cool for your baby! Not only are cloth diapers more breathable in warm weather, but they make adorable accessories in Summer!
Starting your stash can be daunting, so this prize from Greenie Beanie Bottoms is a great way to get a variety of diapers to try out. Greenie Beanie Bottoms is an online retailer of cloth diapers, accessories, amber teething jewelry, and reusable menstrual and nursing pads.
They offer totally free shipping for all orders in the U.S.
 and low flat rate shipping to Canada.

Now on to the prize!
Our Hot Fluff Cool Baby cloth diaper prize comprises everything you need to get started with cloth!


One lucky winner will receive:

5 Fold-to-Fit Bamboo inserts by the Cloth Diaper Company
That's 10 pocket diapers in winner's choice of colors and closures, two wet bags, 12 cloth wipes, two pair baby leg warmers, diaper cream, two diaper covers, and five bamboo terry cloth inserts!
Bringing the grand prize total to over $300!!
With 15 diaper changes and accessories to match, this is a great beginner stash for anyone just starting out in cloth diapering. This giveaway runs from 12:01AM July 16 through 11:59PM July 31, EST. It is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Must be 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Entering means you agree to the terms and conditions stated in the form. Entering is easy! Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway *The participating blogs are not responsible if sponsor fails to provide prize. Bloggers did not receive review items or compensation for this event.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cloth Diaper Geek :
I'm with Eco Sprout Giveaway # 4
I'm her Co-Host !!

Julie over at Cloth Diaper Geek is hosting a giveaway for a 
24oz bag of Eco Sprout.
I was very honored to be asked to co-host with her, 
so this is truly very exciting for me. 

What is Eco Sprout? How do you use it?

Eco Sprout is an environmentally friendly detergent that's great for your entire family. It's SAFE for cloth diapers and sensitive skin. Eco Sprout detergent is free from dyes, brighteners, enzymes, phosphates and is 100% biodegradable.

I received a sample from Eco-Sprout and have been very pleased. I was having problems with  ammonia smell. I have stripped my diapers and have been using Eco Sprout and it is definitely doing its job. Which makes me very happy, there is nothing worse then opening your diaper pail and getting a strong smell of ammonia. 

My new wash routine is 
1. Quick COLD Rinse 
(this helps get all the nasty stuff of your diapers) NO DETERGENT
2. COLD HEAVY WASH with detergent and EXTRA RINSE
3. HOT WASH RISE (I sometimes do 2x of this because of my Hard Water)

I find that this wash routine has eliminated stains without having to sun sometimes. I definitely recommend Eco Sprout I am getting clean diapers at the end of my washes and its such a great feeling. FREE OF AMMONIA. Be sure to check them out. 

You can enter this Eco Sprout Giveaway on both the 
Cloth Diaper Geek blog and on here at Sew Fatty. 

                                Giveaway is open to the USA only.
Winner has 7 days to claim their prize.
All winners entries will be verified.
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I would like to thank Julie at Cloth Diaper Geek 
for the opportunity to co-host with her 
and Eco Sprout for having this amazing giveaway. 
God Bless You

Fluffy Wishes Giveaway

The long awaited Fluffy Wishes Giveaway and Twitter Party has finally arrived! We have tons of great prizes to give away, and all for a great cause. Many sponsors and bloggers have teamed up with Fluffy Wishes Cloth Diaper Closet and My Cloth Diaper Stash to help host this giveaway! 

Fluffy Wishes Diaper Closet is a cloth diaper lending service serving Southwest Michigan and newly expanding to Indiana! Fluffy Wishes provides cloth diapers to low income families who can not afford to diaper their children, or have to make the choice between diapers and the basic necessities in life. Fluffy Wishes runs completely on volunteers and donations. There is no cost to families who are approved for the program. 

Here is a list of sponsors who made it all happen:-)
GRAND PRIZE (Ribbons n Stitches):
1 Bumkins Pocket Diaper
1 Bumkins Cover
2 FuzziBunz Elite's
2 Kawaii Heavy Wetter's
1 Thirsties AIO
1 Thirsties Fitted
2 Best Bottom Shells
2 Microfiber Inserts (1 Medium, 1 Large)
1 Changing Diapers Book
FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail
Cutey Baby Wet bag
Rockin' Green Sample
Jar of Mother's Love

1 Original Ergo Baby Carrier (Black/Camel)
4 Bububibi Bamboo Pocket Diapers
1 Go Green Champ 2.0

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers - Cloth Diaper
Buttercup Baby - Incredibum Bamboo Cloth Diaper in Raven
Pure and Simple Baby - Dandelion Organic Diaper Bag
Boba - Mystery Twitter Party Only Prize
Rockin' Green - Bag of Laundry Detergent 
The Balm - $30 Gift Card 
Rumpkinz - Mystery Twitter Party Only Prize
Super Lotion - Pure Joy Pack, (5) Happy Packs, Super Happy Pack, Lip Balm
Lollido - Green Pocket Diaper
Diva Cup - Size 1 Pack w/wash & Size 2 Pack w/wash
SoftBums - Omni Solo Cloth Diaper Pack
Fluffy Wishes - Mystery Twitter Party Only Prize (HINT: Econobum) 
Green Baby Goods - $20 Gift Card
Ecobloomers - $10 Gift Card
FuzziBunz - 2 Elite Diapers (2 Winners)
Bummis - Cloth Diaper Starter Pack
Jack's Choice - $15 Gift Card
Kissed by the Moon - Hanging Planetwise Wet Bag
Scents from the Moon - $15 Gift Certificate
Kalasz Krafts - $15 Gift Certificate (handmade baby items)

Some Notes About this Giveaway:
  • Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. There are no mandatory entries, but the more entries you have, the greater your chances of winning. Remember that there are tons of prizes to be given away, so that increases your chances even more!
  • In order to be eligible for the Mystery Twitter ONLY Party Prizes, you still must enter on the Rafflecopter form below, but you must also tweet at least once during the twitter party on July 24th (9-10pm)
  • All prizes will be announced at the Twitter Party. All winners will be contacted by the e-mail provided on the Rafflecopter form.
  • Open to US and Canada
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Found myself sewing on my hubby's patches on his uniform coveralls for work last night @ 2am. I love that I can can sew on his patches and every time I look at him I know Im the one that sewed them on for him. Makes me feel proud if that makes sense..??


Monday, July 9, 2012

Rockin' Babies Giveaway

The Rockin' Babies Swag Bag Giveaway is being hosted by Momma T and Baby E and sponsored by the authors of Rockin' Babies, award winning song writer Cynthia Weil and her daughter bestselling parenting author Dr. Jenn Berman! 

Book description:
Whether being hounded by the paparazzi (parents with cameras) or mobbed by fans (cheek-pinching relatives), every baby is a rock star! In Rockin‘ Babies, Dr. Jenn Berman and Cynthia Weil re-imagine the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle in child-friendly fashion. Galia Bernstein’s colorful illustrations, complete this charming book. Perfect for cool parents and hip babies.


The Swag Bag (estimated value up to $200) contains the following:

2 non-toxic Rockin’ Babies Tattoos
1 Rockabye Baby CD
1 DVD of Baby Signing Time! 
1 CD of Signing Time! Volume 1-3 
1 box Trumpettes socks (6 pairs!)
1 pair Baby Banz sunglasses
1 full size package of Boogie Wipes, two mini samples, a Boogie plush toy and coupons
2 pairs My Little Legs
1 Personalized Pacifier with a saying like “Rock On,” “Rock Star,” “Rock On,” and others.
1 pack Silly Bandz RockBandz shapes
2 bottles Piggy Paint nail polish
1 Rockin Green laundry and cloth diaper detergent sample
1 pair Sourpuss skull and cross bones socks
1 Highlights High Five Magazine
1 set of 3 Delta Adjustable “Grow with Me” Hangers
Happy Baby Puffs and coupons
1 coupon for 20% off Retail Therapy

Rockin' Babies can be purchased on Amazon. Giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age and older. Ends July 25, 2012 at 11:59pm, EST. 

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Do you use cloth wipes?

Have you wondered how to use cloth wipes?
or how to take them "on the go" with you? 
I wrote this post for Knickernappie's blog and would love for you mamas to read it. I also hope that it is helpful and converts you to being a cloth wipe user.

Just click on the image below

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Babiators Review

Say WHAT??? That's right your baby can totally be rocking some Avaiators but in a baby version which brings me to this awesome company BABIATORS !!

I first seen these super cute BABIATORS On Facebook and thought OMG my lil bam bam would look super cute. The company was kind enough to send my lil bam bam his own pair of glasses.

I opened up my package and was super excited these glasses are adorable their design is definitely baby friendly. They have their logo printed on the side of the glasses on the inside they also have "I'm Awesome printed" which I think is also super cute. The middle part of the glasses is gentle on the baby's nose. My lil bam bam looks super adorable wearing these BABIATORS !! I would totally recommend these glasses to my readers friends and family. 

 My Lil' Bam Bam Rockin his "Babiators"
Be sure to check out Babiators

I would love to thank Babiators
for giving the opportunity to review their awesome glasses.
Thank you and may GOD keep on blessing you.

Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this review, the opinions on my review are totally mine and what works for me might not work for you. This was written by me Pollyanna Valenzuela. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Dali Decals Review & Giveaway

Tired of plain white walls ? If you are looking to spice up a your home with some decor Dali Decals is the way to go. Dali are vinyl wall decals that are totally customizable and a there is a decal for everyone. Dali Decals sent me these cute circles and anchors to decorate my little Ashton's side of the room. The decals came with instructions and a squeegee and a sample flower to get the hang of things before applying the real decal. Which I think is a great idea. These decals do not damage your walls or even paint for that matter. They are not reusable so make sure you are applying them on a wall you really want them on. I have textured walls and was a little hesitant that these decals would not work, much to my surprise they worked great it was a little more work, really working the decal into the grooves. Overall it was not hard at all. I applied the anchors first and just placed them all over the wall after I did that I applied the circles and really these decals you can organize them however you'd like. I just applied them everywhere may be too much for some but I love it

Overall Dali Decals is awesome they shipped out my decals really fast it took me a while to put them up since we had an red ant problem in our home. Their site is very easy to use, I placed my order over the phone and the girl I spoke with was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be ordering from Dali Decals once we have our own home. We are currently renting and in the military and with that we are always moving around. I would totally recommend Dali Decals to my readers, friends, family that are looking to spice up their walls with some decor.

Love our Dali Decals
Be sure to check out Dali Decals
Dali Decals is giving away 
$25 dollar gift certificate to one of my readers.
Please note: all readers and/or contest entries are only eligible to win once per 12 months. 

Dali Decals is also offering my readers a 
coupon code: Sew5off
Submit your entries below using Rafflecopter
This giveaway ends at 11:59 EST on July 20th, 2012.
   Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

I would love to thank Dali Decals
for giving the opportunity to review there awesome decals
Thank you and may GOD keep on blessing you.

Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I was not paid to write this review, the opinions on my review are totally mine and what works for me might not work for you. This was written by me Pollyanna Valenzuela.