Deal of the Day: Free Kindle Book on Canning

I make no guarantees as to how long this book will be free on Amazon, but as of October 7th at 7:51pm, it’s still free. Free e-book on canning:

http://www.amazon.com/Canology-Beginners-Preserving-Locally-Grown-ebook/dp/B00B4JFHWM

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Tweedle Bugs One Size Pocket Diaper and One Size Diaper Cover Reviews

I was given the opportunity to review two products for the cloth diapering company, Tweedle Bugs. Our family uses Tweedle Bugs disposable diaper liners every single day, so when I discovered they carried actual diapers and covers, I couldn’t wait to try them.

Let’s start with the diaper cover first:

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Isn’t this a gorgeous color? Tweedle Bugs has several pleasing color options to choose from, and you can choose between snaps and hook and loop closures–whatever you prefer to use on your child.

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This is the cover fully extended before use. The cover can accommodate babies and toddlers between 12-40 lbs. The cover is made from a waterproof laminate between two layers of polyester knit fabric. The cover has four rise adjustments.

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We used an OsoCozy fitted underneath the cover. This was also our first time using a fitted diaper, as 99% of our stash consists of pocket diapers. I felt like the diaper cover was cute on my daughter–my five year old commented, “Mom, that’s a cute and green cloth diaper.” 🙂 I’m not sure if it is because we are not used to using fitted diapers or not, but I felt like the cover was a bit bulky on my two year old, almost 30 pound toddler.

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However, I will admit, it surpassed the leak tests. My kiddo is a VERY heavy wetter, and she also pooped while wearing the diaper and cover, and there wasn’t a hit of a leak or a blowout in any way. She is also quite the mover and shaker, and the combo of the cover with the fitted kept up with her climbing and dancing. So, would I consider using more? I honestly think I would. It will take some getting used to since we’re a pocket diaper family (and new to all of cloth at that), but if it can keep up with my wild little gal, I’ll take it. 🙂

Now, onto the pocket diaper:

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I looooove this color–seaspray.

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Fully extended.

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The diaper has two openings for easy stuffing of inserts. On other reviews, I have heard parents who stated that the large, double openings were problems when it came to leaking, but we did not have that issue in our tests.

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Each diapers comes with two microfiber/terry inserts, a large and a small.

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I was SO impressed by the fit on these diapers. My little girl is off of the charts (literally) when it comes to height, and she is in the 75th percentile for weight, yet….because she is tall, she is still thin, so finding a diaper that fits her well can be difficult. We sometimes have this weird leak where she leaks at the top and front of the diaper because it gaps at the waist. We don’t have the problem with these diapers AT ALL. Even my husband, who is NOT into cloth diapering, commented on how well they fit our daughter.

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DSC_0275DSC_0273We took this diaper on the “nap test” which is our biggest test run, as she won’t sleep in ANY cloth at night–literally, she WILL NOT SLEEP.  She didn’t have ANY “over the top” leakage, no blowouts, and the diaper was still holding strong without feeling loaded after two hours. It is nowhere near as bulky as our favorite pocket diaper brand, and yet, even though the inserts seemed thinner, they still held up to the challenge.

Now, where to find Tweedle Bugs?

You can find their diaper covers (and the disposable liners) at Kebbie’s Diaper Bag: http://www.kebbiesdiaperbag.com/?tracking=sheltonlaura

If you want to buy direct from Tweedle Bugs, you can find them at http://www.tweedlebugs.com

In addition, Tweedle Bugs is offering the following goodies and promos on THEIR website:

Save 10% coupon code “gooddeal”  which expires 12/30/13

Free diaper bag with $50 purchase “tweedle50”  (expires 9/30/13)

NOTE: I bought the pocket diaper on my own, but the diaper cover was provided for me as compensation for my review. However, I will ALWAYS give my honest opinion on ANY review because my integrity is important to me–you’ll know whether I really love a product or not, no matter what.

Deal of the Day

Today only (July 19th)…get a one sized, pocket diaper for $1.00, plus shipping:

*NOTE: THIS POST IS NOT SPONSORED BY THE COMPANY–I AM JUST PSYCHED ABOUT THIS DEAL!

From Tweedle Bugs’ Facebook page–

TWEEDLE BUGS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SPECIALS

$1.00 Pocket Diaper
(Normal everyday low price of $8.99)
Try A Tweedle Bugs One Size Pocket Diapers With Absorbent Inserts FOR ONLY $1.00!
Includes Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee.
Use coupon code 1d1d1d at checkout for a $7.99 discount when you have 1 Tweedle Bugs One Size Pocket Diaper in your shopping cart.
Offer is limited to one time use per customer. Offer is valid for one day only on July 19, 2013

http://www.tweedlebugs.com

How To Use Tweedle Bugs(Image from http://www.tweedlebugs.com)

Deal of the Day

I apologize for the lack of regular posts. I haven’t been feeling the best, so finding time to blog has been difficult.

Along those lines, look for discussions on natural remedies, as well as the usual updates on our CSA share, within the next few days.

As I have mentioned in a previous post, I like posting deals I find that are related to products or things pertaining to the mission of this blog–self reliance.

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend a Mother Earth News Fair. Mother Earth News is a magazine devoted to all things homesteading, natural, and eco-friendly. They have been the authority on such issues for over forty years. And for some time now, they have been hosting yearly fairs with dozens upon dozens of vendors and seminars devoted to obtaining a more self-reliant lifestyle.

These fairs are traditionally held in Pennsylvania and Washington state (the one in Washington just happened last week, actually), but they added one in Kansas this year for those in the midwest.

If you’re interested in attending what is such an enriching, inspiring event, check out http://www.motherearthnewsfair.com. You can find info on speakers and workshops at your local fair.

A friend asked about the ticket cost, and admittedly, they offer great prices off and on at a discount before the event. However, if money is an issue, I found out you can volunteer to help and receive a free weekend pass and free food.

For more info:

575476_10151597451922010_1908193077_n(Photo from Mother Earth News’ Facebook page, available for sharing.)

Deal of the Day

I’d like to try to post deals that strike my interest to pass along to you lovely readers as I find them. I hope to post something daily, but I’ll ease into the series and post simply the noteworthy ones as I see them. Thanks to Chaya at Pantry Paratus for pointing out this one–free e-book on homemade/natural beauty products, free for Kindle, possibly today (5/29/13) only:

http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Herbal-Recipes-Gorgeous-ebook/dp/B00756HT2O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369836572&sr=8-1&keywords=beauty+gone+wild

Share thanks to Chaya by checking out http://www.pantryparatus.com