Friday, October 22, 2010

Changing Things Up

I thought that since I am making a new start in my blogging life, that my blog ought to reflect that as well.  I haven't altered my look since I started this venture about three and a half years ago, and things were beginning to feel a bit stale.

Please excuse the dust while I update and refresh my little corner of the blogosphere.  And feel free to comment on what you like, or don't like.  There are a whole realm of options out there, now, that just weren't around when I started this thing, and it might take me a bit to settle on something that feels right.  But with NaBloPoMo quickly approaching, I thought it was a good time for a change.

But I think I like it so far.  So, what do YOU think?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My New Favorite Diaper

A few months ago, a WAHM store on HyenaCart was looking for a few moms willing to test out a new style of cloth diaper at a reduced price. And, since I am always on the lookout for a bargain, and I had a new baby boy, I thought I'd give it a try. I had bought a newborn diaper from this mama and LOVED it, so I was excited to try this new, trim style. Andrea, of My Diaper Addiction, has designed what is, in my opinion, pretty close to the perfect fitted diaper. Her SkinnyButt diapers are soft, trim, and super-absorbant. And did I mention soft? And TRIM???

She created the pattern to fit slender babies, but it fits my guy wonderfully, even with his chunky thighs. I really like the trimness in the crotch - VERY absorbent, without a lot of bulk. And she has lots of super-cute prints. :) And her sizing is generous, which means you can get lots of life out of each size. Joshua is 17.5 lbs at 6 months, and is still wearing a small. I will go up to a medium for my next purchase, though. But I imagine that will see us through until potty training. Like all fitteds, they do require a cover, but these are so thirsty that it's my first one I reach for when we go coverless at home. The only bad thing I have to say about these diapers is that Andrea lives in Canada, which means you'll have to wait 2-3 weeks for your fluff to arrive. But they are totally worth the wait. I'm currently saving my pennies for a couple of customs. Andrea is so easy to work with, and I already have a couple of prints picked out...

So, head over to My Diaper Addiction and have a look around. She has several other styles available - Newborns, One-size, and Fattycakes (for chubsters). But keep your hands off the Med. Choo-choo. That one is mine. :D

My Diaper Addiction didn't in any way compensate me for this. She had no idea I even wrote this! Just another one of Andrea's satisfied customers...