Friday, September 28, 2012

Homeschooling Week 2!!!

Week 2 was a little more challenging than week 1 :(  The challenges really had nothing to do with school or school related stuff.  The problems were most centered around the fact that we had to go out of town for a funeral and since we had spent the previous weekend in PA we had some major listening problems :(  I had hoped for another enthusiastic week of learning but sadly it did not the way I wanted it too.

We did get a chance to learn some wonderful stuff during week 2 but I would have loved for it to go a lot smoother :)  We did cut out Math this week since I had such problems getting through everything else.  I think we will put Math on hold for a couple more weeks till we get a really good rhythm and schedule down!  Hopefully next week will be better!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

WAHM Stocking 9/28-10/4

Who doesn't LOVE a WAHM diaper? But who can keep up with when they are all stocking? I have made it easy :)  Each week I will go through the list of WAHMs I have and see when each one is stocking and link you directly to where they are stocking!!!  Now I know I do not have every WAHM there is on here (these are just the ones I could come up with on my own) and not every WAHM stocks every week.  But these are the ones I have compiled for this week!!! 

If you have a WAHM you would like to see added to the list please let me know with either a comment or email me at  Happy Stocking!!! 

Friday 9/28/12

EarthLINGZ (2 Prints & 2 Solids)                                  1 PM EST
Little Fancy Pants Cloth Diapers                                  2 PM EST  (SOLD OUT)
Yiddle Doppers                                                            2 PM EST  (SOLD OUT)
Whispering Owlets Boutique                                        8 PM EST   

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Diaper Addict Hybrid AI2 - Review

Outside of Diaper
The 1st time I met Amie from The Diaper Addict was last spring.  She was invited to a meet up I was going to by a fellow WAHM that I know.  We met at the mall play place one morning, hung out, chatted and chased some little ones around!  Thinking back on it I believe this was in late March to early April, since I was picking up Baby K's birthday diaper and we were talking about the event.  I was still looking for a couple days to fill in April so Amie was generous enough to donate a set of cloth wipes for one of the days!  This is where things started but it was just the beginning :)

I followed The Diaper Addict on Facebook since our 1st meeting and have kept in touch with Amie.  We would chat every once in a while on Facebook, keep up with each others pages, and the other surface stuff.  During the Olympics was when everything started to go below the surface!  Pretty much everyday I was spotlighting one of the Olympic diapers she made!  I would message her with how many likes, comments, shares, etc. the diapers were getting!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Genghis Grill!!! Super YUMMY!!!

 Last spring we got an awesome new place to eat near where Hubby works.  He had gone there a few times before he finally took me after church one day.  When he explained what it was to me I was super excited to try it out!  You may already know where I am talking about (hint: the title!), but if you don't it is Genghis Grill and you have to check out their website to see if there is one close to you!!!

Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

Genghis Grill is build your own stir fry restaurant.  It is not really a sit down place but it is not fast food either.  You go up to their fresh ingredient bar that has around 80 items and choose what you want in your bowl!  1st you grab any proteins you want, then you add your seasonings, top that with your veggies, and pick your sauce in its own little cup!  You then take your bowl up to the big counter to be cooked where you pick your starch.  They cook it for you on a HUGE Mongolian BBQ and bring it to your table when it is finished!!!  Super easy, super yummy and you make it your way!!  You can check here to see what ingredients they offer :)

You defiantly need to check them out sometime soon!!  Make sure to check them out and like them on Facebook for amazing deals, including free appetizers and bowls for sharing the Genghis Grill promotions with your friends!  Also sign up here to become a Khan's Klub member, and receive a free birthday bowl, and other great offers!  Man, now I really want some Mongolian Stir Fry!!!

This is a sponsored post.  It has been sponsored by Genghis Grill!   

Wordless Wednesday 9/26 - With Linky

Hubby took this picture one evening and said I could only use it if there were NO words in my Wordless Wednesday post :)  So these are the only words you are getting but I would love comments!!!

Sweet Pea Diaper Cover - Giveaway

Now for your chance to win an awesome Sweet Pea Diaper Cover from Happy Baby Company!!!  Make sure you check out the REVIEW on this awesome cover!  I would like to thank the wonderful owner, Adam, for sponsoring 2 wonderful giveaways and reviews!!!  It has been wonderful working with you and being able to support and spotlight a Pittsburgh company.  Thank you so much for the opportunity!  Make sure to check out the REVIEW and GIVEAWAY for a bag of Lulu's in the Fluff detergent also sponsored (and owned) by Happy Baby Company! 

The giveaway will end on 10/7 at 12:01 AM and ALL entries of the winner will be verified!!  Enter on the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sweet Pea Diaper Cover - Review

Inside of Cover
When I left the Happy Baby Company, not only did I leave with a review and giveaway for Lulu's in the Fluff detergent (FB Link), I also left with a review and giveaway for a Sweat Pea Diaper Cover!!!  The owner of Happy Baby Company, Adam, was kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for a Sweet Pea Diaper Cover, if I did a review on the cover I purchased :)  Well that was a no brainer!  I was going to do a review on the cover anyway so why not offer my AWESOME fans the opportunity to win their own cover!!!

I have to say that if you are ever in the Pittsburgh area or even live close you have to go and check out the store.  It is super warm and inviting and both of my girls LOVED it there!!!  Plus if you haven't checked out Happy Baby Company on Facebook yet you HAVE TO!!!!  They announce all kinds of specials and programs there as well as a ton of information!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Into Green Giveaway Hop - Custom Diaper from The Diaper Addict


Welcome to the Fall Into Green Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Happy Green Mama through the Green Moms Network. Each participating blog is hosting a green or eco-friendly giveaway worth at least $25. You can find the list of participating blogs at the bottom of my post.

We also have a fabulous Grand Prize for this giveaway hop, sponsored by Maggie Bags. Two lucky winners will each receive The Tote of Many Colors in The Fall of Leaves or Camo – Maggie Bags’ most eco-friendly bag! Made of super durable recycled seat belt webbing, this roomy tote will hold everything you need and want, even that extra pair of shoes! You can also get 25% off at Maggie Bags with code FallGreen good now through November 10 on their Premier Line!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lulu's In The Fluff - Giveaway

I know after that awesome review that you are ready to win your own bag of Lulu's In The Fluff from Happy Baby Company!!!  Happy Baby Company is offering 1 lucky winner their own FULL size bag of Lulu's In The Fluff in your choice of formula.  Your formula choices are Regular or Hard Water.  Hard Water formula is only for people with EXTREMELY hard water.  (check out the links on your choices to determine with formula will be best for you!)

The giveaway will end on 10/7 at 12:01 AM and ALL entries of the winner will be verified!!  Enter on the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!!

Lulu's in the Fluff - Review

I am a Pittsburgh girl at heart!!!  Always have been and always will be no matter how long I have lived away!!  I bleed black and gold and LOVE supporting anything that deals with back home!  So you could imagine how excited I was to find out that there is a cloth diaper store in Pittsburgh!!!  Technically I would consider it Robinson Twp.  But still it is was an awesome new place to check out last time I went home!!

While I was home I had a couple extra hours one day and decided that I was going to go and check out Happy Baby Company!  It is an awesome family run store who cares about their customers, regulars, newbies, and even out of towners!!  The owner, Adam, was at the store the day I decided to check it out.  He was extremely helpful and just plan an awesome person.

GiftHulk Giveaway - Amazon GC or PP


I have teamed up with Gift Hulk, Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network to bring my readers a chance to win $75 in PayPal Cash or Amazon Gift Cards! One reader will win $50 and another will win $25! Who couldn’t use that?

If you aren’t familiar with Gift Hulk, it’s an online rewards program that lets you earn prizes for the same activities you take part in every day. You can earn rewards by doing things you do anyways, like searching the internet, watching videos (think YouTube videos), taking surveys and referring friends.

They have a great selection of gifts (like Amazon gift cards and PayPal cash) and there’s no minimum before you can cash out.

It’s free to join Gift Hulk, and you can even log in with your Facebook account, which I find extremely convenient so I don’t have to remember a password. Gift Hulk is currently open to members from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand (the giveaway is also open to these same countries).

Gift Hulk has sponsored this awesome giveaway to help spread the word about their rewards community. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway will end on September 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WAHM Stocking 9/21-9/27

Who doesn't LOVE a WAHM diaper? But who can keep up with when they are all stocking? I have made it easy :)  Each week I will go through the list of WAHMs I have and see when each one is stocking and link you directly to where they are stocking!!!  Now I know I do not have every WAHM there is on here (these are just the ones I could come up with on my own) and not every WAHM stocks every week.  But these are the ones I have compiled for this week!!! 

If you have a WAHM you would like to see added to the list please let me know with either a comment or email me at  Happy Stocking!!! 

Friday 9/21/12

Bitty Fluff Congo (All newborn)                                2 PM EST
Stalkerazzi Congo                                                   8 PM EST  (SOLD OUT) 
Pirate Booty Fluff                                                   9 PM EST  (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Homeschooling Week 1!! How do you think it went? :)

I know this post is long over due (4 weeks to be exact) but hey things come up being a Mama of 2, homeschooling, and do everything else.  Plus we had a couple of long weekends that included going to PA for a Memorial Service, Father-in-law coming down, my Dad coming up and A's 4th birthday.  So overall I have been a little behind but I am working on catching up!!!

So how did week 1 go?!?!?  I am very surprise and super excited to say that it went GREAT!!!  We had some problems over the summer when we were just getting to know the curriculum and not really "officially" starting school.  But I told her Monday morning (8/20) that we were officially starting school and everything changed.  She was super excited to start and was an excellent listener!!

Eco Booty is Celebrating 1 Year!!!!

 Eco Booty is celebrating 1 year of business!!!  There will be lots of fun, games, prizes, auctions, flash sales, deals and discounts this Friday September 21st!!!  The celebration will take place all day on their Facebook page.  Participation on their Facebook page is required to be entered to win and you are only eligible to win if you reside in Canada.  

Please make sure you register to win by filling out the form!

Prize sponsors include
  • AppleCheeks
  • Sweet Pea
  • Shoo-Foo
  • EcoParent Magazine
  • Best Bottoms
There will also be prizes provided by Eco Booty!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dearest Diapers is Celebrating!!!

Dearest Diapers is celebrating their 1st Anniversary and have a ton of stuff planned!!!  From special stockings to giveaways, giveaway, and more giveaways!!!  Check out the list below for all the details!  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Rana and Dearest Diapers.

When Are those WAHMs Stocking!?!? 9/14-9/20

Who doesn't LOVE a WAHM diaper? But who can keep up with when they are all stocking? I have made it easy :)  Each week I will go through the list of WAHMs I have and see when each one is stocking and link you directly to where they are stocking!!!  Now I know I do not have every WAHM there is on here (these are just the ones I could come up with on my own) and not every WAHM stocks every week.  But I currently have a list of over 20 WAHMs that I am keeping up with!  If you have a WAHM you would like to see added to the list please let me know with either a comment or email me at  Happy Stocking!!! 

Friday 9/14/12

Southern Comfort Fitteds (on Dearest Diapers)             1 PM - 1 PM EST    (SOLD OUT)
EarthLINGZ (Theme: Spooktacular)                              1 PM EST
MontanaSolarCreations                                               3PM EST
Doodle Dypes                                                              4 PM EST   (SOLD OUT)
Baby Roman Diapers                                                   7 PM EST   (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

To Wear Or Not To Wear...That Is The Question

Is it a silly question?  Yes and NO!!  Not everyone believes in baby wearing and even some who do believe in it don't use the right type of carrier!  No this is not going to be a post about "You are doing it WRONG," this is going to be a post about how baby wearing helped when A was little and how I fell in LOVE with it with Baby K!

When A was born I knew NOTHING about ANYTHING when it came to having my own baby!  I knew the basics like most do but nothing very in depth.  I knew carriers were nice for little babies but that is about it.  When A was 1st born I don't even think I had a carrier for her.  I think not too long after she was born we bought a crotch dangler (Don't jump all over me :)  We didn't know any better 4 years ago!!!).  But A had really bad reflux when she was little until around 9 months.  So we would put her in the carrier and go for walks every night during her "fussy" time.  Within the 1st month after having A we bought a Dr. Sears Sling.  Hubby did a lot of research on reflux and Dr. Sears website and book were a go to for us.  That is where we found out about the sling.

A in her Dr. Sears Sling 4 years ago!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - 9/12/12

In honor of Baby K turning 17 months TODAY I thought that Wordless Wednesday should be about her!!!

I title this picture "I Like To Get My Hand Stuck"!  She now like to take the covers off of her highchair where toys go and shove her hand into the opening and get her hand stuck!!!  It usually ends in lots of tears and her doing it again!

Check out the other great blogs below for more Wordless Wednesday!!!  And if you are a blogger make sure to link up your Wordless Wednesday post!!!

Where were you for 9/11?

"Where were you when 9/11 happened?" is the question that my generation will be able to answer like my parent's generation could answer, "Where were you when Kennedy was shot"?  When something so horribly tragic happens most people will remember where they were, who they were with and other little details.  I will start this post with saying this will NOT be about my thought or feelings about what is currently happening or what has happened over the past 11 years.  This post will ONLY be about that 1 day in modern history that I will never forget!

The morning of September 11, 2001 was like any normal morning for me.  I was a senior in high school that year and of course had to go to school.  I went to school like I did any day, reporting to my 1st class of the day. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Birth of a Precious Baby Girl!!!

I decided that since A turned 4 this past Saturday (9/8/12) I would write about her birth!  Don't worry their will not be all kinds of blood and guts spelled out into words but at the same time it will not be a flowers and roses!  When I had A NOTHING went as planned!  I had probably the worst Doctor ever and a really bad experience!  So lets start :)

I was due with A on September 7th, a Sunday, in 2008.  I was 2 cm dilated for weeks and the doctors kept telling me that there was no way I was going to make it to my due date.  Man were they WRONG!!!  They decided to induce me on September 8th because that practice did not let you go past your due date.  But since my due date was a Sunday that waited till Monday morning.  I was fine with being induced.  A was my 1st baby and I really didn't know any better, plus I was ready for her to get out!!! 

So I arrived at the hospital super silly early on the morning of September 8th to have my precious baby girl.  They were suppose to start the induction at 7 am but there was no bed for me.  I was already super nervous to get everything started and ended up waiting around another 2 hours before things finally started!  They ended up finally starting around 9 am.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Best Cloth Diapers to Leave for Daddy!!!!

 Being a SAHM, there are not many times that I am actually way from Baby K for diapering to be an issue.  But when I do go out of the house and leave Hubby home with her I need a diaper that he will not mind using.  I really don't want to leave disposables for him because I really want her to be in cloth.  But most of the diapers I have would be confusing for most people who are not around cloth all the time.  My stash contains a lot of AI2s and if you don't know how to fold the insert it could be really bad :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Owls and Hats for a Great Cause!!!

On September 1st Stacked Peanuts kicked off a new project! For every owl and hat purchased during the month of September they will be donating $1 to Shriners Hospital for Children!!!

Shriners Hospital for Children's mission is:
•Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special health care needs within a compassionate, family-

centered and collaborative care environment.
•Provide for the education of physicians and other health care professionals.
•Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

There will be one donation made at the end of the month from all purchases. Every month Stacked Peanuts will be announcing a new donation group. Now when you purchase an owl or hat from Stacked Peanuts you are helping a great cause!!

Cheap, Cheap Wipes!!!

 I have been CDing since December but it has taken FOREVER for me to switch to cloth wipes!  You may already use them and wonder 'why hasn't she taken the plunge yet?'  Well simply because I didn't want to spend the money on them.  And yes I know in the long run I will end up saving more money using cloth wipes than using disposable.  But for some reason spending around $50 on good wipes just seemed too much to me.  I wanted to spend that money on more diapers instead of wipes.  So I continued to use disposable wipes.

Honestly for me I think disposable wipes are just easy.  I use them for EVERYTHING!!!  Not only do I use them to clean tushies but I also use them to clean hands and faces and floors when kids spill stuff.  But I know use way too many and spend way too much on them.  So I had wanted to switch to cloth wipes for a while.  I ordered some a while back from Amazon.  I don't remember the brand currently but they were a good deal.  It was something like $8 for 15 wipes or something.  They were the cheapest I could find.  But they never lasted long and I really didn't like them.

24 wipes for UNDER $6
 So I went back to disposable wipes.  Till I saw on a friends Facebook page that she was using washcloths she found really cheap from Walmart.  So of course I had to get some :)  I ended up getting 24 wipes for UNDER $6!!!  Best deal ever!!!  I will say that they are a little rough when you first take them out of the package but once you wash them they are better!

Found at Walmart
If you are thinking about making the switch check these out because it is worth the $6 even if you don't like them :)   

Check out other wonderful post about cloth wipes from some of the, in my opinion, greatest bloggers out there :) 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fall in Love with Handmade Giveaway Hop - Set of 3 Owls from Stacked Peanuts!

Fall in Love iwth Handmade

Welcome to the Fall in Love with Handmade Giveaway Hop, hosted by Going Green with the Grizls , The Vagabond Studio, and Eight Days a Week! As part of this great event, a group of bloggers are offering prizes valued at $25 or more and everything is handmade! You'll find the list of participating bloggers under the Rafflecopter form. Be sure to hop around and enter each of the giveaways. The more you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win the grand prize! The giveaway ends on September 15th, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. Good luck!

The host blogs have also put together an awesome grand prize full of handmade items valued at more than $400! The grand prize includes:
  •  AI2 Cloth diaper from Green Grizls
  • Boogie Bear Creations Nighttime Cloth Diaper
  • Lil Montner Mama Cloth Set
  • AI2 Cloth diaper from 4oh5 Fluff
  • Organic Bonnet from Bonnet Friend
  • Set of Cloth Wipes & Detergent from Tender Bottoms
  • Natural Deodorant from Live Beautifully
  • Hybrid Fitted Cloth diaper from Silly Bear Handmade 
  • Bar of Soap from Bmbyx
  • Original Artwork from NJoyArt
  • GPS Bracelet from Motherhood Journey
  • Fabric Lowercase ABC's from The Crunchy Farm Baby Shop
  • $30 Credit to Babycake Boutique
  • Evil Eye Baby Bell Necklace from SariBlue
  • Hello Kitty Drawstring Backpack from Hoppy Momma Creations
  • $25 GC to Vagabond Studio Etsy Shop
   Click here to access the grand prize entry form!

Here at SAH CD Mama you are entering for you chance to win a set of 3 Crocheted Owls from Stacked Peanuts!!!  The set includes one 6 inch Owl and two 3 inch Owls.  The owls are stuffed with a polyfil making them 3 dimensional :)  Winner will be able to chose colors for the Owls and also have the option of adding awareness ribbons if desired.  Making them the perfect addition to your little ones room :)  Winner will be responsible for all shipping charges paid directly to Stacked Peanuts.  Good Luck and Happy Hopping!!!

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Facebook is in no way affiliated with this contest or its sponsors. Please note that SAH CD Mama, Going Green with the Grizls, The Vagabond Studio, Eight Days a Weeks and all other bloggers participating in the Fall in Love with Handmade Giveaway Hop are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.  We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.