Thursday, June 16, 2011

To prefold or not to prefold

Now that we are 100% confident in our cloth diapering technique, I am really thinking about venturing out and trying new types. Currently, we use only Kawaii pockets. Although we love our diapers so much, I have noticed that I have my favorites. We have bamboo, microsuede, and microfleece diapers. We have heavywetter nighttimes, super trim daytimes, Velcro closures, snap closures, round tabs, and square tabs. We have minky and non minky. We have such a great assortment. And, although they are all great, I definitely always choose certain ones if they are clean.

But, I'd really like to try other brands or types. Which is why I'm so very excited about this week's Thirsties Thursday giveaway! They are giving away 2 prefolds and a wrap to next week's winner. How awesome!

Prefolds are probably the diapers that I'm most scared of trying. I mean, they just look scary. For those of you that don't know what a prefolds is, it's the old fashioned cloth diaper. The one that most people think of when you bring up cloth.

I really want to try these, mainly because of the price! $2ish dollars for a great one! That is amazing!

Hopefully I will win one in this giveaway so I am able to try them out and build my confidence!

You should enter, too! Here's the link:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tales of a Cloth Diapering Addict

I am so in love with our cloth diapers. I love everything about them, from the money saving aspects, to the super cute designs, to the green aspects.

This past weekend, I went to a cloth diapering 101 class held by Jack Be Natural ( I have been using all pocket diapers so far, but I wanted to learn about other types and make sure that what I have is really what I want. I must say, I am floored by all the cloth diapers that are available. There is no way someone can tell me that cloth diapering is too expensive! Or hard! Seriously, with prefolds being so cheap, anyone can do this! Maybe some people find it a little intimidating at first, but really, there's nothing to it.

Especially with the pocket diapers I use! You just snap/Velcro them on and they are simular to disposable diapers....besides the fact that you wash them after use and can use them all over again.

Don't believe me about the savings? Let me give you an example. I spent $100 on 12 pocket diapers. At the same time, I bought a box of diapers for $40. Usually, this box lasts us about a week and a half. Two weeks if we are lucky. I currently still have over half of the box of disposables (I use some while waiting for these to ship and a couple while getting my washing schedule figured out). So, for the 2 months we've been back on cloth, we spent $120ish (counting the half a box of sposies that I used). Had it just been disposables, we would have spent $160! In two months our savings is evident!

Soon we will also be switching to cloth wipes! That means even more savings. And, you van just use baby washcloths if you don't want to spend the money on wipes. How awesome is that?

Plus, really, they are just so cute!

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Still not sure if cloth diapering is for you? Why not try to win one in the Thirsties Thursday giveaway and try them out for free? Here's the link! It's super easy to enter and you win 2 diapers if you are chosen!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

156 Days!

That's right! Only 156 days until I get to spend a glorious 30 days in Kona, Hawaii! It's ok, you can be jealous. If I were you I would be.

So, on that note, I really need to lose all this extra weight. Really. Really. Badly. It's just not even an option anymore. I have tried everything from weight watchers, to diet pills, to weight management doctors with the good drugs. I just don't have the motivation to stick with anything. So, that's where all of you come in. I need you to keep me motivated! I need you to hold me accountable. I need you to send me words of encouragement.

I joined My Fitness Pal. I am currently tracking workouts and food through the iPod app, which is pretty awesome. I started this am, so we will see how well I can keep up with it.

I went to the fitness center at my apartment complex for the first time this morning. I must say, I was thoroughly disappointed, but it will have to do. It just feels so cramped and close together. I will just have to make sure I go when no one else is there for the time being. The good thing is that o can hook my iPhone right into the speaker system and blast the music as loud as I want since it's a sound proof room. Definitely a plus!

So, here's what I am asking of everyone! I need some great workout music! And some delicious recipes! Feel free to leave them in comments here, send me an email, or shoot me a message on Facebook!