Some new finds to read and watch

I love reading blog and more recently watching video’s on youtube so I thought I’d share a few recent finds and old favourites.

Blogs: (I use BlogLovin to ‘store’ all the blogs I follow, super easy sign up then just search for or add the url of the blogs you like and new posts will be updated there, so you can read them all in one place, dont forget to add me too!).

http://thepiepatch.wordpress.com – Meal planning, crafty crocheting (I really want to take it up as a new hobby) and CSP talk.

http://www.carolinehirons.com – A skincare guru, lots of info on what do to with your kind type and more importantly what not to do, the cheat sheets are always a good read.

http://www.mymaysunshine.com – Only came across this the other day when looking for organising inspiration, also she makes some beautiful cards. Again I’d love to get crafty again but there just never seems to be the time!

http://theimaginationtree.com – A long time favourite, I think every parent should have this bookmarked as there is just so much wonderful stuff! Since moving we’ve not done much crafty activities as some things appear to have gone missing along the way but I’m going to order replacements and have a craft/messy play day once a week for the girls.

Youtube:

Pinks Place – CSP and cup reviews.

A Model Recommends – Beauty, skincare and other bits, makes me feel like I’m keeping upto date with make up and things when really I barely even wear it! Ruth’s video’s are interesting, funny and easy to watch – always a brilliant combo!

Amanda Muse – A Canadian mummy living in Malaysia, talking about her toddler and baby, beauty stuff, again just a lovely, funny lady to listen to.

The Bubblelush – US mummy of 2 kids, vlogs about them, crafty stuff, meal plans, general life etc. The yoga class fail video is super funny, another funny, lovely lady!

There are tons more but I’ll share some more next time, maybe even make it a monthly thing and if you have any to share then please let me know in the comments.

Michelle x

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Gorgeous fabric and pads alert

So my wetbag I ordered from Sew Sew Nice arrived last week and the fabric is gorgeous, the bag is beautifully made but I’m seriously not sure I even want to use the bag now as it’s just so pretty! The photo doesnt do it enough justice but it’s a lovely soft smooth almost silk like feel to it as well.

Sew Sew Nice wetbagAnd you can have the print (which is summer night lights twilight) made as a dress as well! If only I have the spare pennies! So do go check out Sew Sew Nice as there are a ton of beautiful fabrics that I havent seen anywhere else and follow on Facebook for any offers.

DDB pads

And some more fluffy post for me arrived, some super pretty pads from Dinky Dot Bots, these arent the custom ones I ordered but a sneaky order I got from Feminine Wear, as I just loved the heart print so much and because I wanted to try them out asap! I think FW have sold out of the DDB atm but I hear there are more on order and FW is a great place to order a few different types of pads and cups from lots of different brands. Again the pads are so well made, no wonky stitching or anything, simply lovely, I will definitely be ordering more customs from DDBs, as I do prefer a slightly longer pad, and you can choose a more flared pad, different lengths or different centre stitching etc, really customisable. You can follow DDB on Facebook or see the amazing custom CSP and nappies on their site here – honestly a custom nappy for Izzy is high on my wish list atm! Will do a full review once my custom order arrives but they really are a work of art!

Still havent gotten round to finishing off the new look on the blog, we’re doing a big garden make over this week so hopefully once things have settled down I can get caught up with my ever growing to do list.

Michelle x

 

 

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A fresh new look

As you can see there is a new Fluffy Mummy look coming to town, I still have some fonts, social media icons and bits to set up so bear with me whilst I tinker around with it all for the next few days – I kinda know what I’m doing…………….I think!

Huge thanks to the lovely Jen at Magic Feather Designs for keeping her sanity whilst I changed my mind on what I wanted ever other day! But once I found the super cute handprints I was sold! I can just imagine Chloe and Izzy doing them together – in fact I might get a canvas and get them to do some for our wall!

Anyhow thanks again to Jen, and once I’ve figured out what goes where normal service shall resume!

Michelle x

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Real Nappy Week best buys shopping

So RNW is coming to an end, dont forget to finish entering all the competitions if you want a chance of some free fluff, see post here. And of course most of the discounts and offers are coming to a close as well, I spent all my pennies (and more!) but this will probably be our last RNW to enjoy buying fluff. So here is what we bought, there’s still some on order but quite a few bits have arrived – dont you just love getting that fluffy mail from the post man!

Itti Tutto in Pow

So I started off buying an Itti Tutto and matching wetbag from The Nappy Stash I’d not shopped with them before but they stock Itti prints – Tuttos, D’Lish and Boo’s! And there’s 15% off, free delivery on all orders and a free gift on orders over £30 (I got the CJ’s sample as my freebie, always good to have!). They also stock BumGenius, Tots Bots, CJ’s Butter and lots more, delivery was super quick and you get a lovely personalised dispatch email from Jo which is lovely! So glad I found them as now I know where to get my Itti fix! Their Facebook page is here, well worth following for any special offers they might have in the future. I also went back later in the week and ordered one of the new Tots Bots V4 Binkys as I *needed* one to update my review…………………and the Incy Wincy print is just so cute!

 

BG V4's from Baba Me

Then I went shopping at Baba Me as they had 20% off everything and had the new colour BG’s in – yes I know I said I didnt need them but they are just so pretty and summery! So I ordered them in the V4 pockets and an Albert print fell into the basket as well, as did a cute BG wetbag which I think will be perfect for CSP storage! And a bag of Eco Sprout nappy detergent, as I’ve run out of Rocking Green and every now and then I like to give the nappy a good wash with ‘proper’ nappy detergent. Oh and I also got a free bag of Flip disposable inserts, which we dont use but can always save for travelling with our GroVia AI2’s. By the way my kitchen lighting does not do the new colours justice – they really do pop, here’s another pic of them and the really cute wetbag!

BG Hummingbird and CountessBG wetbag

 

 

Then it was off to Kingdom of Fluff as I wanted a few more AppleCheek nappies and their extra bamboo inserts as they are just so good and there was 15% off! So the new Pink All About it and Lemon Zest colours jumped in the basket with extras of the bamboo inserts – they really are amazing, absorbent, fast drying – pretty much perfect for me and that’s saying a lot! And I have seen that there’s a new limited edition being released on the 15th May so I’ll be stalking the AppleCheeks facebook page.

Applecheeks haul

 

 

And then I went over to My Little Patch and ordered some mini wetbags and they have such a gorgeous range of fabric and 10% off. I love both of these fabrics so so much!

My Little Patch bags

 

 

And I also ordered but they have yet to arrive as they were custom orders; some CSP from Dinky Dot Bots, and (another) custom wetbag from Sew Sew Nice as they had 20% off and again some gorgeous fabric (hello wetbag addiction!). And that’s it, I’d so buy more but the bank would seriously be sad, I’ve been saving up for RNW since the start of the year, a few pounds here and there so yay for fluffy shopping – especially with a discount! I hope you got some lovely bargains or have spotted some offers I’ve mentioned on my RNW discount post here. And I really hope you found some new retailers like I did or ordered some new nappies to try as it’s the perfect time to try someone different whether it be an AI2 nappy, fitteds or an expensive custom!

Anyhow, enjoy the rest of the bank holiday and do let me know what you bought or if you found somewhere fab and new to shop!

Michelle x

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Real Nappy Week 2014 giveaways and competitions

Okay so following on from my RNW offers post here, today I’m hopefully going to explain the two main competitions that run during RNW. You still have plenty of time to enter and I’m guessing the majority of people will have already completed them both but if you’re like me and generally leave everything till the last minute or are confused about what’s going on then hopefully this helps!

Firstly there is The Great British Nappy Hunt which have bonus prizes up for grabs on their facebook page here but the main event as such is of course the nappy hunt! Basically you sign up here and then you go and search the sites that are participating and donating prizes and once you find the Billy image with the word on, click him and it will take you to another page where you enter the word you saw and it will record your entry for that site. It finishes at Midnight on Sunday 4th May, so there’s still a few days left to get searching and win those lovely fluffy prizes, see here for the full list.

But if all that seems like hard work then there is another option (or an extra way to win if you fancy completing both!). There is a baby hunt this year, which is the same as above but it’s an image of Billy and his baby sister Bella and is quicker but still has some lovely prizes – see here. Again this finishes at Midnight on the 4th May. I think I’ll start with the Baby one and see how I go! and dont forget to check each sites facebook page in case they’ve posted any clues as to where Billy might be hiding or just to check out their RNW offers! Good Luck!

Next there’s the Reusable Nappy Association that I think is a little bit easier as there are clues! So everyday on the facebook page above there is a Gold Spot prize from a different retailer, with a simple link to a rafflecopter entry form. Super simple!

And there is an online Reusable Pursuit and an in person Passport Pursuit you can play. For the Passport Pursuit have to collect a sticker from a real live event or meet up and then collect another sticker from either another event or from shopping at a local store or online. Then sending them off to be in with a chance to win, all info is here. But if that is something you’re not likely to be able to do then fear not, the online Reusable Pursuit is for you!

So the Reusable Pursuit is super easy, it’s a massive rafflecopter based system, so you go here to start and there are lots of easy ways to enter by simply liking (lots) of fluffy nappy facebook pages. And then for each participating website there are 5 questions, which have a clue to where the Pursuit logo is hiding on their site, you find it and the copy and paste the URL into each of the boxes. So there’s 5 pieces hiding on each site, or if you cant be bothered with the clues, some are easy and some more cryptic then you can just do as the GBNH and just search the site for the pieces.

I hope that all makes sense, find things and win basically! I’ve never won anything in a RNW competition but there’s always a first time and I never usually complete everything, I just do some until I get bored as there is possibly hours worth of work to be had!

Good luck hunting and clue solving!

Michelle x

 

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Real Nappy Week 2014 offers, giveaways and competitions

 

RNW14 logo

I know I’m a little late to the party this year but I’m feeling awful and better late than never I guess. Whilst grabbing a bargain or even winning some fluff is always fab, do remember the real aim of RNW is to spread the fluffy word and get more parents thinking and hopefully using cloth. So do tag non cloth using friends in giveaways, loan some fluff to a friend to try, chat about all the fun your having during RNW at a local playgroup with other mums, go mad on instagram and #flashyourfluff and #realnappyweek on twitter etc!

And for more info on Real Nappy events in your area, nappy libraries or for some general cloth info for a newbie head towards www.goreal.org.uk.

So here’s this years list, I’ll do another post about the two main competitions running this year, but for now happy shopping and if anything doesnt work or you spot anything else then please leave a comment!

Michelle x

Retailer List 

Baba Me 

  • 20% off everything
  • Free delivery over £35
  • Follow on Facebook

Babipur

  • Special offers on a selection of nappies, TBs, Pop Ins, Flips, GroVia etc. All found here
  • And every day from the 28th April to the 11th May they are popping 30 prizes a day into some lucky orders!
    6 x Pop-in V2 Print nappies
    5 x printed promotional wet bags
    5 x printed beach balls
    5 x violets magic laundry sample packs
    1 x Piccalilly applique bib
    8 x pebble knitted owl rattles
    To be in with a chance all you have to do is place an order on the Babipur website for resuable nappies or accessories of £20 or more 
  • Free delivery over £45
  • Follow on Facebook

BabyBots

  • 20% off everything with the code RNW14
  • Free delivery over £30
  • Follow on Facebook

Baby Bum Boutique

  • Buy any gPant this week and you will get a gCloth insert for free
  • 15% off Tots Bots nappies and wraps
  • 10% off Peachy Green
  • 15% off Charlie Banana
  • 10% off WAHM nappies
  • 10% off wetbags
  • Free delivery when you spend over £40
  • Follow on Facebook as well.
  • 25% off everything, will come off at checkout
  • Follow on Facebook

Cheeky Wipes

  • 25% off all products – including their new CSP range. No code needed, discount will come off at checkout.
  • If you spend over £50 they’ll add a free small double wetbag to your order
  • Follow on Facebook

Close 

  • Cant see any offers at such but follow on Facebook in case there’s any giveaways

Fill Your Pants

  • Lots of nappy offers here including Charlie Banana, Blueberry, GroVia, Milovia etc
  • Free delivery over £40
  • Follow on Facebook

Fluffy Bum Boutique

  • 15% off ALL nappies and accessories using code RNW2014 
  • Wonderoo giveaway here
  • Free delivery over £30
  • Follow on Facebook

Fluff Heaven 

  • Same offers as Baba Me above but they are having website issues on both sites so it’s worth trying both
  • Free delivery on orders over £35
  • Follow on Facebook

Funky Monkey Pants

  • Lots of Special offers here really great place to try something diffferent, especially some hard to find US Brands as well as BG, TBs, etc
  • Free delivery on all orders
  • Follow on Facebook

Kingdom Of Fluff

  • 50% off Tots Bots Easyfit V3 Rainbow Colours – Already reduced on the website
  • 25% off Wonderoos, Tots Bots Easyfit V3 Elements and White – Already reduced on the website
  • 20% off Frugi Easyfits, Bumgenius V4 Pockets, Freetimes and Elementals, Eco Egg 720 and 210 kits (excludes refills) – Already reduced on the website
  • 10% off the following WAHM nappies: Hooligans, Kara Bumba, Made by Amber, Panda Pants, Poshbugs, Weenotions Pockets and Wraps, Balmy Nptiond fluu size tubs and oils, Noah’s Ark Baby wetbags – Already reduced on the website
  • 10% off gNappies – Already reduced on the website
  • 5% off Blueberry Sized Basix – Already reduced on the website
  • Plus we also have 15% off the following nappies with discount code RNW2014 OR free delivery with code RNW2014FREEDEL Alva, Applecheeks, Bambooty, Blueberry Onesize Basix, Onesize Simplex, Onesize Deluxe, Mini Deluxe, Charlie Banana, Close Parent, Dunk n Fluff, Grovia, Guerilla Fluff AI2, Holdens Landing AI2, Lil Joey, Rumparooz, Tots Bots Easyfit V4
  • Each order received during Real Nappy Week will go into a draw for the chance to win one of 4 Wonderoos Onesize Pocket Nappies!
  • Free delivery on orders over £40
  • Follow on Facebook 

Little Stitches

  • 30% off ready to go nappies with code RNW14
  • Follow on Facebook

Lizzie’s Real Nappies

  • 20% off BG Freetime, V4 and Elementals
  • 25% off A Mama Knows
  • upto 20% off Pop In nappies
  • upto 25% off Little Lamb nappies
  • 15% off Charlie Banana
  • 10% off FuzziBunz
  • 25% off Beco Potties
  • Giveaway to enter here
  • Follow on Facebook for daily deals

Luscious Little Somethings

  • 10% OFF up to a £50 spend – 10PERCENT
  • £10 off when you spend £50 – 10FROM50
  • £20 off when you spend £90 – 20FROM90
  • £30 off when you spend £120 – 30FROM120
  • £50 off when you spend £180 – 50FROM180
  • Follow on Facebook

Millies Nappies

  • free delivery when you spend over £10
  • Follow on Facebook

My Little Patch

  • 10% off everything with discount code Real10
  • Follow on Facebook

Nappy Go Lucky

  • 20% off everything, discount will be automatically applied at checkout
  • Free delivery over £40
  • Follow on Facebook

Panda Pants

  • 10% off with code PPRNW14 
  • free shipping & free gift happen automatically but you can specify boy/girl/mama in the checkout box if you don’t want a total surprise!)
  • Follow on Facebook

Sew Sew Nice

  • Extra 10% off when you use code RNW14
  • Follow on Facebook

The Clean Green Nappy Machine

  • 20% off almost everything
  • Follow on Facebook

The Nappy Lady

  • Lots of 20% off offers, find them all here
  • Follow on Facebook

The Nappy Stash

  • 15% off everything with code RNW14 – they stock Itti Bitti nappies in colours and prints!
  • Free UK postage on all orders
  • Free gift when you spend £30
  • Follow on Facebook

Washable Nappy Co

  • 10% off with code RNW14
  • Free delivery over £75
  • Follow on Facebook

Wee Notions

  • 15% off the instock products here
  • 10% off a selection of our custom made items with code wnrnw14
  • Follow on Facebook

 

 

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Real Nappy Week 2014 is coming and fluffy mail catch up

I cant believe it’s that time again, Real Nappy Week is nearly here! It starts on Monday and there are already a few retailers putting up their offers early so if you’re after something then do check everyone’s Facebook pages for codes or what have you.

The main places to check on giveaways etc are

The Real Nappy Week’s facebook page here

The Great British Nappy Hunt’s facebook page here

Sadly we dont really need anything but I do have a few things written down, the 2 new BG colours are on my list, they’re so bright and lovely, so hopefully they’ll be a good discount or offer on those somewhere. I also might stock up on some Rocking Green, Violets, Eco Sprout or what have you, as I do like to have some nappy safe laundry powder in and give the nappies a good wash in it every now and then. Also some more Applecheeks and some of the brilliant bamboo inserts they do – I want extra so I can use them in other nappies. I’m going to have a bit of a destash soon and will probably only be using Applecheeks, a few BG elementals/V4s, GroVia AI2 and a few ‘pretty/custom nappies’. Oh and thinking about it maybe I should get a few training pants, as who knows when Izzy might start, I’ve heard second children PT faster as they want to be like their bigger siblings, so thinking ahead!

Actually that looks like quite a bit! Good thing it’s just been payday!

So onto fluffy mail, we’ve again all been poorly for the last few weeks, the kiddies get sick and then when they’re starting to recover I come down with it, fun! I really need to up my vitamin intake and maybe start the day with a power packed smoothie or something!

But anyway here is our most recent fluffy mail,

KoF fluffy mail

From the lovely Laura at Kingdom of Fluff some more of the AppleCheeks and inserts whilst she had the offer running on them, and new version Pop In so I can update my review – love the print so much!

CSP fluffy mailAnd then (please excuse the dark pic) some fluffy mail for me! Some CSP (I think it’s also being called AMP – Alternative Menstruation Protection) and some gorgeous wetbags. Again I ordered whilst there was an offer running at My Little Patch, they stock DimpleBum CSP and then do matching wetbags and they stock the new Cheeky Wipes CSP, reviews on all to follow. Was nice to get some mail for me for a change! I love the double wetbag at the back and hopefully might get another in a bigger size. The small ones at the front are pad pods, that fit a single pad in and are pul lined so you can discreetly carry a spare with you in your handbag – fab idea!

Right off to go get some fresh air with the girls and hopefully get rid of this lurgy, I’ll try and post RNW offers on the Fluffy Mummy facebook page (I really need to start using it more) and maybe post about a few really great bargains on the blog.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Michelle x

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