Celebrate Earth Day with a Special Offer from Silikids!

Do you remember when I first introduced you to Silikids? I love Silikids and when AppleBlossom is ready to really drink out of cups we will surely have a great supply. Thanks to Hilary Abbott Communications I found out about this great Earth Day deal from Silikids. What a bargain!! SiliEarthpromo My thoughts on Silikids Siliglass

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New Button HTML (have you updated yet?)

Alas the one nightmare I am finding is getting all my subscribers over here and my links back… Google Reader Subscribers, Google Friend Connect Followers, etc Yoohoo!! Over here!!! Here is the new HTML for my blog button linking to THIS address www.creativemadnessmama.com Please update it on your blogs if you would. Thanks a bunches! And tell your friends. *wink* <a href=”http://www.creativemadnessmama.com”><img src=”http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq231/cherryblossommj/creativemadnessbutton-1.jpg”/></a>

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In Transition

Our house in Georgia is under contract!! We might really have a buyer! I’m so very excited you cannot even imagine. I like our rental house here, but when we can buy again I will really feel like life is going forward. I’m still working with a few quirks, but I have had a bit of help from another busy mom that is going to put my new blog to rights.  Now if only I could get everything transitioned over so smoothly. Now I was going to upload an image, and I’m getting messages that I am out of memory. I am so frustrated with this entire thing. I’m very nearly ready to walk away from this nightmare. Ah ha! Image Victory!!

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Pediped Shoes

It was January when I introduced you to one of our favorite AppleBlossom accessories, the No Slippy Hair Clippy. In that post I also mentioned the collection of ©pediped® NSHC (hair clips that match shoes!!!). Today I get to rave to you about another favorite accessory that we could not live without (okay maybe we could, but we do not want to!) our ©pediped® Shoes!! 

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Tea Collection

Every once in a while you discover something incredible. While going through my mail the other day I discovered a catalog for a Children’s Clothing. Flipping through I was thinking my goodness how cute! Oh look at that! Oh that one! Oh my! I showed my Enginerd and even he was in awe. Usually with catalogs such as this, you look through, sigh about the expense, then toss it. Well in this situation there was a hitch. Woah. Wait a minute, these are actually reasonable prices!! Thus today, I would like to introduce all of you Mamas to the Tea Collection, love it like we do…

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Dress Up Pirate Toy

Have you discovered Growing Tree Toys yet? If not, you are really missing out and should check out all of their educational toys. Thanks to Sarah at Growing Tree Toys we were sent a Dress Up Pirate Toy for review. It is one of the cutest things I have seen! It is an 18th month toy, and as AppleBlossom is just now turning eight months so does not enjoy the entirety of the toy (as much as the Enginerd does…) but so loves it already anyway.

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This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano & Illust. Mark Elliott

This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano Author Anthony DeStefano’s adult books, The Prayers God Always Says Yes ToA Travel Guide to Heaven, have sold a quarter-million copies. Illustrator Mark Elliott’s cherished artwork has appeared in popular picture books and novels for young readers, including Gail Carson Levine’s ever-popular Princess Tales series. Now, these acclaimed inspirational experts have come together to create This Little Prayer of Mine, a beautiful and alluring book designed to guide children into a very simple, real and expressive relationship with God. and Through engaging rhymes and alluring illustrations, This Little Prayer of Mine shows children—and their parents and grandparents—that complete dependence on God is what brings peace and fulfillment. It invites children to know and believe that God is always just a simple prayer away and that He longs to respond to them with a resounding, “Yes!” This Little Prayer of Mine appeals to. . .

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Bambino Mio #clothdiapers

When I was first shopping around for baby stuff at the beginning of my pregnancy with AppleBlossom in New Baby Products in Georgia I discovered a cloth diaper brand Bambino Mio. Thanks to Regal Lager, Inc I was able to review some Bambino Mio Trial Packs to see what it is all about. My husband loves our Bambino Mio diapers and the entire system is awesome. Bambino Mio Trial Packs consist of a prefold diaper, flushable liner and Velcro diaper cover. The covers are available in a handful of different prints (I love the new ones that have just been released in Berry and Citrus!! [edited to add, only available in the US at this time]) as well as a white solid. While the covers are available in five different sizes, the prefolds are available in two sizes that with different folding fit the covers perfectly (and last longer). One. . .

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Pumpkin Pants #clothdiapers

Are you loving Etsy as much as I am? I helped my mother start up an Etsy Shop for embroidery and gifts and started searching all around at different shops. Then through the influence of my friend Lindsey, I found Pumpkin Pants and I am in love. Right now, one of our nighttime go-to diapers are our Kissaluvs fitted diapers. We use different covers including our Bummis Super Whisper Wraps in Medium (review to come of the Super Stars), but with these on she can never seem to move just right. Not even to mention the issue of snap pressure marks or velcro rubbing. Recently she has taken to rolling over on her belly, then waking up because she is stuck and screaming. During the day, she is able to roll over, and mostly roll back, but with all the bulk at night with the covers restricting her movement she. . .

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@Bummis Super Star Print Covers (limited edition Super Whisper Wrap) #clothdiapers

In case you have not heard me say it before. I love Bummis. I love everything there is about Bummis.  In detail here, I explain what all I love about the Bummis prefold and cover cloth diapering system. Today I just want to tell you, eight months later I still love Bummis.  The Super Whisper Wraps are my favorite. The Super Brite Wraps are nice, but they just aren’t quite the same to me. The prints available in the SWW are so much more exciting and I prefer the inner cover layer over the wipe-able water proof material. These covers are a much better fit than the others I have tried, such as Thirsties or Polar Babies (not to be confused with Polar Bummis which I have no personal experience with). Bummis Super Whisper Wrap This is a state of the art Aplix-closing cover made from a super resistant waterproof. . .

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@FuzziBunz Wonder Wipes from @WeeLittleChanges #clothdiapers

Right now I have yet to find a satisfactory situation on cloth wipes for using with our cloth diapers. Any suggestions? We bought some Imse Vimse Organic Cotton Wipes expecting them to be as fabulous as their diapers, but alas they are horrible! The stitching was pulled tight and loose in different places in the first wash and we are really dissatisfied with them… but more on that later.  We have started using Bummas (after the wipe) and love them! More on that later too…  But today, I just discovered a review of FuzziBunz Wonder Wipes over at Makin’ It thanks to Wee Little Changes. Have you tried these? They sound good and I’m considering them, I’m just so hesitant since we were so disappointed with the Imse Vimse Organic Wipes. Thoughts?

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