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It’s that time again! We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Eleventh semi-annual Great Cloth Diaper Hunt™!
Join us for fun and frivolity as we search for diapers, chat with other hunters and compete for some awesome prizes!
How does the GCDH work? It’s simple! You register at http://www.diaperdecisions.com/pages/greatclothdiaperhunt.php on or after October 15, 20010. Then you visit all the participating sponsor sites and hunt for the Diaper Decisions™ diaper to earn entries to the 90 random prize drawings, including Two Grand Prizes and one Ultimate Grand Prize!
For more details about this great event, please visit the Rules and FAQ pages at http://www.diaperdecisions.com/pages/greatclothdiaperhunt.php. See you at the hunt!
I just re-found this blog post from the Soap Queen about the psychology of shopping, as it relates to craft fairs (and, I suppose, to life in general). Enjoy!
Hey, I just noticed that Sew Mama Sew is posting about scrap-busters over at their blog during October. The first post is an adorable scrap-tacular scarf. While I prefer to pawn my scraps off on unsuspecting friends, if you’re the type who sews with scraps, be sure to check it out.
Awwww…thanks! Wallypoppers has been given this awesome award by the girls over at Prairieland Herbs, home of awesome stuff like hydrosols, lip balms, soaps, and tons of herbal goodies. They did this well over a month ago, and I’ve had this sitting in drafts while I think of things I’m addicted to.
So I am supposed to list five things I’m addicted to.
2. Knitting. It’s like sewing, but portable. To sew, I have to be in my office. To knit, I just have to have two hands. (granted, sometimes challenging with a new baby.)
3. Prairieland Herbs shea butters, particularly the whipped shea butter. We would not survive winter without it.
4. Babywearing. Genna’s getting more accustomed to being worn instead of held, and the weather’s getting a bit nicer, which helps. (For example, I can just carry HER into a store instead of her in her carseat.)
5. Talk Radio. Though I turn it off when the same subject over and over gets old.
And now to pass it along… I nominate:
Old School Acres. Iowan. Makes awesome stuff. Lives on a farm. Has cool horses.
Musings of the Jello-O Flinger. Fellow central Iowa AP mom, and professional photographer.
Life by Sugar Creek. Her blog is as completely random as my personal blog is, but generally topics include family life, small scale farming, and unschooling.
Curious Goldie’s Surburban Adventures. Goldie doesn’t update as often these days, but she’s hilarious. A Russian immigrant, her blog is as likly to be about her two sons as it is to be about Russia. A Christian who has no trouble swearing, which is just part of her charm.
Allow me a brief minute here to discuss Carbonite and my love for it.
When my computer refused to start up a month or so ago (the same week that all of my sewing machines died), I was in somewhat of a panic. I back up to CD every few months, but the thought of re-creating the data since the last backup was giving me heartburn.
As soon as I got my computer back (all data intact), I subscribed to Carbonite.
And I’ve already used it a few times. Because Carbonite is not just to recover from catastrophic hard drive crashes. It also keeps old VERSIONS of your documents. So if you need to go back to a document the way it looked last week…. you can. Accidentally deleted the wrong person’s information from your Retailers spreadsheet? Just download the previous version from Carbonite.
Also, my MS Money file got corrupted, and Money suggested going back to a previous version to see if that would work. Well voila… I could get an older version from Carbonite.
Yes, I love it.
Listen to talk radio and most every host will give you a discount code to use to get a month or so free, plus Carbonite has a 15 day trial – they do NOT ask for payment info from you during this trial so if you don’t cancel, it’ll just expire on its own (important to me!). The first backup is time-consuming, but runs in the background so it doesn’t slow you down. After that, it backs up documents as they’re changed. Awesome.
I’ve been browsing around other websites and found several places where you can buy information such as – how to wear a sling, how to cloth diaper, how to decide which carrier or diaper is best for you, how to use family wipes, how to use cloth mama pads, etc.
But here at Wallypop, ladies and gentlemen, you get all that great information for FREE!!
Karen’s Cloth Diapering Site is just a cloth diapering mom’s website where she talks about cloth diapers. It’s always fun to read someone else’s experiences!
Here’s a preview:
In other news, I’ve got a stomach bug and have not gotten out of bed for much more than sprints to the bathroom for the past few days, so please be patient if I am slow to process orders this week.