DIY Cloth Diapers with Babyville Boutique [+ an Earth Day #Giveaway worth $75!] – US/CAN

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Babyville Boutique.  All opinions expressed are my own. Are you the crafty type that loves to peruse craft stores? Do you like to sew? Have you ever tried your hand at making your own cloth diapers or accessories? If you answered "Yes!" to any of those, you have probably heard of Babyville Boutique.  But just in case you haven't, here's a little background on the company! Babyville Boutique is about sewing and crafting for your family, friends and pets. Babyville was “born” when a new generation of parents embraced an emerging lifestyle trend of wanting healthier and environmental friendly products for their baby.  As more families became conscience of this lifestyle choice, many creative moms began sewing cloth diapers for their babies and toddlers for both … [Read more...]

[a review of] Buttons Diapers Large Wet/Dry Bag

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I received product to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are my own. Picture it... (yes, that was a Golden Girls reference) Valentine's Day, 2014... You've gotten yourself up and ready, you've gotten all three kids (2 & under) up, fed, diapers changed, dressed in the perfect coordinating outfits that it took you all night to pick out, teeth brushed (where applicable), and hair fixed. But most importantly, you are going to be ON TIME for your appointment for their Valentine's Day portrait shoot, which is a HUGE thing in your house.   You get there and walk in and things are going great. Kids are on their best behavior even while waiting for their turn. The photographer calls you back finally and says she will start with getting a shot of all three of them together. She takes the older two while you begin … [Read more...]

New Prints from Rock-a-Bums Cloth Diapers [+ a HUGE Giveaway!] #rockitup

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I am so thrilled and honored that I get to join Rock-a-Bums as they unveil their brand *new* prints in the Rock-a-bums 2.0 line! Meet... Punk Plaid Green, Punk Plaid Pink, Zanadu, and Blue Velvet! EEEEEEK!  Are you squealing with me!? The Rock-a-bums 2.0 was already a rock star in the cloth diapering world - being a diaper that's marketed to be used in FIVE different ways, and with the addition of these 4 totally awesome prints, they're only going to be moving to the top faster! All 4 prints come in both Aplix and Snap versions.  The 2.0 fits babies from Newborns to 35 pounds, and can be used 5 different ways:  Pocket, Cover, AIO, AI2, and a Hybrid! Curious to see a fab review of the 2.o?  You can read mine here:  http://soeasybeinggreen-blog.com/2014/01/fluffy-friday-rockin-spotlight-rockabums/ Now, you know a reveal this … [Read more...]

16 Other Uses for Cloth Wipes [+ a Green Sprouts Cloth Wipes Giveaway]

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If you use cloth diapers, chances are you use cloth wipes.  If you don't, well, they're certainly an easy option for anyone - cloth diaper user or not.  I held out for a few months in our CDing journey before I started using them, but once I did, I wished I had started sooner. But, here we are, done with our cloth diapering journey because I now have 2 potty trained children and I have de-stashed our cloth diapers, but what do I do with all of our cloth wipes?  Sure, I could give them to a friend who still has little ones [and I actually did give some of them away], but I started thinking... What other uses could I find for Cloth Wipes? That's right!  With some lovely help from fellow cloth diaper bloggers and even a few of you, SEBG readers, I came up with 16 other uses for Cloth Wipes!  Some are similar to one another, some … [Read more...]

Fluffy Friday: The Coconut Stick

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Welcome to Fluffy Friday on this cold day in east Tennessee!  I hope y'all are thawing out - those of you that go snow like us, and if you don't have snow and you're toasty and warm... can I visit?!? Today I'm sharing a brand new product on the market that is totally great for cloth diaper users, but has many, many other uses so actually, it's great for anyone! The Coconut Stick is a brand new product from Eco Sprout.  If you're not familiar with Eco Sprout, they are a Cloth Diaper Safe Laundry Detergent Company that has begun to branch out into other accessories that are related to cloth diapers. The Coconut Stick is one of their newest and is a fabulous cloth diaper safe diaper cream option.  Actually, it's not really a cream at all, more of well, a coconut oil!  If you've ever used coconut oil for bath and body purposes or … [Read more...]

Fluffy Friday: A Rockin’ Spotlight on Rockabums

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Happy Fluffy Friday everyone!  This is a bit of a bittersweet day because I've come to the realization that this will probably be the last cloth diaper review that I write.  Miss Moreaya is showing so much interest in potty training that we honestly haven't worn very many diapers of any type over the past week or so that we've been home from our Disney trip. But alas, I have a rockin' spotlight to share with you on one of the newest cloth diapers on the block... Rockabums! Since Moreaya has been on a bit of a cloth diaper strike, we haven't been able to use this diaper extensively before the review - just a few times.  I can tell you, though, after cloth diapering over 3.5 years AND reviewing many, many diapers - Rockabums do totally rock. Rockabums boasts that their BOMB Shell and Reusable Inserts are a 5-in-1 type diaper, … [Read more...]

Go Natural in the New Year with Family Cloth Wipes + Grand Prize Giveaway #NaturalNewYear

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Welcome to the Natural in the New Year Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. The New Year is seems to be a time when most people start evaluating ways that they can live happier, richer, and healthier lives and I've joined a group of 30 other bloggers that have come together to help you do just that... in a more natural way!  Each blog in the linky below has a natural prize to give away worth at least $25!  So, join us all by going more Natural in the New Year! Here on the SEBG blog, you have seen this sponsor around the past couple of weeks or so and I'm so excited to say that you have another chance to win from Family Cloth Wipes! As a part of the #GreenResolutions Hop, Family Cloth Wipes is giving away 20 Cloth Diaper Inserts {giveaway is still going - so go enter that too!}, but cloth diaper inserts aren't the … [Read more...]

Fluffy Friday: The Cloth Diaper Blues

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Have you ever had the Cloth Diaper Blues? I've had the CD Blues a few times and it comes for a few different reasons. 1.) Rashes, Repelling, Stinkyness Oh My! It's definitely true that the CD Blues come about when you're dealing with stinky diapers that are leaking.  Or baby has a rash and it's so tempting to just grab a pack of disposables at the store to lather diaper cream on.  It's tempting, but I've pretty much managed to dump these blues in the last 3.5 years of cloth diapering my girls.  I make sure that I have the knowledge to combat the issues and if I don't, I search out the problem on Google! 2. Potty Training - no more CD Blues Believe it or not, even though you've done cloth diaper laundry for 2-3 years, when the eve of Potty Learning comes along, the blues can quickly set in.  The thought of no more fluffy bums … [Read more...]

Family Cloth Wipes #ClothDiapers Inserts

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Green Resolutions Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a prize package to help you start your New Year on a green foot, so you can stick to your resolutions! After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post! And don't forget to enter the grand prize over at Happy Mothering, where she is giving away two amazing grand prizes! First prize is a Pure Echo Organic Cotton Natural Twin Mattress from mygreenmattress.com. This safe mattress is made from GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and Natural Wool and is free of fire retardants and other harmful chemicals. You will rest easy knowing your child is sleeping on a safe mattress from mygreenmattress.com! Second prize … [Read more...]

Fluffy Friday: Disney Edition

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Since the fam and I are away having the best week ever in Orlando, FL - I thought I would make this week's Fluffy Friday a Mouse-inspired one! I am always in "Awe" of the talent of some of the Cloth Diaper WAHMs and these diapers are AWE-mazing! This beauty comes from Hey Dude Diapers.  I stumbled upon this review on the Adventures in Fluff blog and just couldn't pass up sharing the dynamic duo of Mickey and Donald with you! This lovely Hybrid AI2 One Size Diaper comes from the Tooshas Etsy Shop.  That pop of red and classic Mickey Mouse print is just too cute!  I had a little browse around the rest of her shop too - cute diapers for sure! This cute Princess print isn't from a WAHM, but instead on what's commonly referred to as a "China Cheapie".  For the price, one might could afford to switch their whole stash to Disney … [Read more...]

Fluffy Friday: A Little Cloth Diaper Humor for You to Ring in a Fluffy 2014

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What better way to ring in a Fluffy New Year than a post all about Cloth Diaper Humor?  You're welcome! These are wise, wise words, Calley!  And so true.  Source:  http://www.theecochic.com Adorable.  And that's love.  Source:  http://www.clothdiaperrevival.com I.cannot.stop.laughing.  Source:  http://www.dirtydiaperlaundry.com Happy Fluffy 2014!     … [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts of 2013

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It's that time of the year, the time when we start thinking about the year that lies ahead and reflecting on what the past year taught us.  I decided to look back at the blog this year, see what I liked, what I didn't and what direction SEBG should continue to head in the New Year. Are you a blogger with a 2013 Popular Posts Round-Up - link it up here... I did! As I looked at the most popular posts of 2013, according to the number of views, I saw that you indeed prefer a certain type of posts... cloth diapers. I'm so excited to get back to the root of So Easy Being Green, go back to why I started in the first place, and re-examine my love of cloth diapers and all things that are easy and green. Top 10 Posts of 2013 1.  Cloth Diapers Inserts and Liners FAQs Apparently you do have a lot of Frequently Asked Questions about Cloth … [Read more...]