Monday, January 25, 2010

Wooldins Review Update

Back in December I had an opportunity to review some cloth wipes from the Etsy shop Wooldins. If you recall, the wipes that the owner Carolyn sent to me were definitely seconds - but still usable.
Carolyn felt bad about the quality of wipes I had received and wanting to correct it so she sent me 6 wipes and a pair of nursing pads!! The quality of the wipes was much better than the first ones I received and the nursing pads have a dart, or a tapered tuck, to give them a better fit. The feel of the pads against the skin is so soft, I can't wait for this little guy to be born and actually wear these!!
My point with this post is: if you order something from Wooldins and the quality isn't 100% (not likely to happen) Carolyn will work with you to make it right. Keep in mind that I wasn't a paying customer; I don't think a paying customer would have any problems at all and if you did, she will correct it. This really says a lot about Carolyn and how she wants to portray her company.
Stop on over to her shop, she has a variety of items and I'm sure there is something you can use!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Sweet Punkin Patch Review

I recently had the opportunity to review a ring sling from My Sweet Punkin Patch. The ring slings are made from medium weight linen. I really like this as I feel it will be breathable for both my baby and I during the hot South Carolina summers. Since we plan on hiking quite a bit with our little one, I don't feel either of us will be sweaty as we grab more geocaches. The ring slings are fully adjustable (about 78" long) and can be used for newborns through toddlers, up to 35 pounds. I plan on babywearing a bit and will also use it as Tate becomes a toddler and we take day trips.
The rings are non-welded aluminum made specifically for baby carriers; they have been submitted to rigorous testing to ensure the highest quality. Knowing this makes me feel confident to carry my baby and not worry about slipping or breaking.

Brook is very generous and was wonderful to work with to work with!! Not only did she give me the sling to review but she gave me options in colors. Since we didn't know the sex of our baby at the time I chose the wheat; a few days later she sent me an email with a picture of 3 different ribbons that would go with the material. Wow, talk about customer service!! I was a very happy person at this point and got even more excited when I opened the package to find this beautifully wrapped sling.
The ribbon is used at the pocket and near the rings. I really like the idea of a pocket, it is large enough to hold a pacifier, burp cloth, or my cell phone and wallet.
Since our little one is not here yet I cannot tell you how comfortable the sling is or how easy it is to adjust and maneuver in. However, on my recent trip to NY I was at the mall with some friends and one realized I had brought my sling to show her and used it to carry her 13 month old around for a few minutes. She did say it was comfortable and she seemed to get her angel in and out without any problems.
My Sweet Punkin Patch also offers a beautiful selection of bibs, wipes, and pouch slings (these are made specifically for you using your measurements!!
Check out the My Sweet Punkin Patch etsy shop or go to her personal website where you will see some materials and other great offers. Her prices are very reasonable and I will probably be ordering some wipes from her in the future!

Monday, January 4, 2010

It's a Boy!!

My husband and I couldn't decide if we should find out the sex of the baby or wait. I really wanted to wait as I wanted a surprise and I didn't feel that I would be surprised in the doctor's, we compromised and came up with a plan.We had the ultrasound picture put in an envelope and I gave it to a lady at work who was willing to make a cake for us; the inside of the cake would be pink if it was a girl and blue fir a boy. We had plans to take the cake to NY, have dinner with our parents the night of our arrival, and then share the cake for dessert; nobody knew we were going to find out.After the 30 hour drive (major snow storm) the cake arrived in good condition, it was shifted a little but we couldn't see the inside. The lady did a wonderful job on the cake, we'll definitely be going to her in the future.
During dinner we had a discussion about what everybody thought the sex would be, between the 6 of us we were divided equally. Once we were done we told them that we were going to find out and brought the cake in. This definitely surprised them as they thought we were waiting until the end...
Everybody stood around as we cut, especially our mothers who were just as excited as we were!! Even though I'd had a dream that it was a boy (I've found dreams like these to typically be accurate), I had my heart set on a girl. My husband also thought it was going to be a girl; our chances of a girl are not very high as there are very few girls in his family.
And the cutting revealed...a blue cake!!!! So, Tate Thomas it will be!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


The winner of the Wooldins
cloth wipes is Wehaf.
Wehaf said, "I like the AIO microfleece-backed menstrual pads."

The winner of the Turn A New Leaf
cloth diaper is Life More Simply.
She said, 'shower button'

Both winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond.
Thanks to everybody who entered both of these contests.

My Apologies

I feel that I owe all of my readers an apology as I have not been on here as much as I had planned and not posting winners to my readers. I truly thought that with a 2 week break from work I would have more time to be on here; but that time meant travel, being with family, and some serious geocaching (more information on geocaching to come soon). I am going to choose the winners and I have another review to post.
I also owe an apology to Brook from My Sweet Pumpkin Patch as she has sent me a sling to review and I have yet to post it.
This new year brings a lot for my household as we get ready for our little one to come. Then, I have the whole summer off!!!